Mint Chocolate Chip Muffins

Mint Chocolate Chip Muffins

In American Food by Amanda Mouttaki5 Comments

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.
Amanda MouttakiMint Chocolate Chip Muffins


  1. Carmen Hernandez

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

    Carmen Hernandez

  2. Heidi Raki

    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

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      Amanda Mouttaki

      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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