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Mint Chocolate Chip Muffins

Mint chocolate chip ice cream. Thin Mints. Grasshoppers. If it has mint and chocolate I’m in.

When I started making these muffins (and the strawberry hazelnut muffins from a little while ago), I got to thinking, what makes a muffin different from a cupcake? Should these have really been cupcakes? Are  they just cupcakes disguised as muffins?  I did an informal poll of my mom and sister and then consulted the Google oracle to see what answers I could come up with.

So what makes a muffin a muffin and a cupcake a cupcake? Eugenie’s Kitchen has a great post comparing the two. So I consulted the charts she drew up and decided that I’m still calling these muffins. If you decide to put frosting on them and call them cupcakes, I won’t tell anyone.

Let’s just pretend they’re healthy together, ok?

Mint Chocolate Chip Muffins


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup oil
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp mint extract
  • palmful of fresh, finely chopped mint
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (use any type of chocolate you like)


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a large bowl mix together flour, baking soda, and sugar.
  • Whisk, oil, Greek yogurt, milk, egg, and mint extract and combine with dry ingredients.
  • Chop fresh mint leaves as fine as possible and fold into batter.
  • Lastly, add chocolate chips and mix batter one final time.
  • Grease muffin tins or line with parchment paper and fill each ½ way with batter.
  • Bake for 25 minutes – 30 minutes until a knife comes out clean.
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Amanda Mouttaki

Curious world traveling, mom of two busy boys, foodie at heart, addicted to social media and lover of all things Moroccan.

  • Laura

    March 11, 2014 #1 Author

    So pinned! I love mint and chocolate!


  • Carmen Hernandez

    March 7, 2014 #2 Author

    I would love to make these muffuns they look super yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

    Carmen Hernandez


  • Heidi Raki

    March 7, 2014 #4 Author

    Wow! These look yummy! Our class wants to make them! Maybe we’ll use it for a math lesson soon.

    Thank you for taking the time to talk to our class today. It was great to Skype with you.

    Mrs. Raki & her class


    • Amanda Mouttaki

      March 8, 2014 #5 Author

      Thank you for all of the great questions – I think you all will love these muffins, my boys do! Send me a picture if you make them together? ~Amanda


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