Chocolate Chip Muffin For One

A big bakery style chocolate chip muffin recipe that’s easy to make and perfect if you’re cooking for one! Filled with chocolate chips, this buttery chocolate chip muffin makes the perfect breakfast treat or a snack.

a chocolate chip muffin in a ramekin next to a yellow dish filled with chocolate chips.

When my youngest daughter was growing up, she loved chocolate chip muffins. On our weekly trips to our local grocery, we’d always pick up a tray of bakery-style assorted muffins to bring home. While my other kids enjoyed every type of muffin in the package, my daughter always wanted the chocolate chip muffins to be hers alone.

I have quite a few single serving muffin recipes here on One Dish Kitchen and for quite some time, I’ve wanted to create a single serving chocolate chip muffin recipe. After quite a few tries, I’m excited to finally have a perfect giant bakery-style one to share.

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This recipe is totally reminiscent of the muffins my daughter loved. It’s a big muffin and resembles the size of one you might see in the display case of a bakery.

This is not your typical “muffin tin” muffin, it’s even bigger and you might even want to eat it out of the dish with a spoon.

It’s also delicate and buttery with a tender crumb. Although the muffin is filled with chocolate chips, the muffin itself isn’t overly sweet.

a single chocolate chip muffin on a tray next to a glass of milk.

How To Make A Chocolate Chip Muffin

You’ll almost feel like you’re eating dessert when you eat a chocolate chip muffin, especially when the muffin is served warm from the oven with a glass of cold milk.

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.


  • flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • butter
  • sugar
  • egg yolk
  • vanilla extract
  • milk
  • chocolate chips

Pro Tip: You may use any percentage milk (skim, 1%, 2%, or whole) or almond milk.


  1. In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a separate medium-sized bowl, stir together melted butter and sugar. Add egg yolk, vanilla, and milk and whisk until completely blended. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients, gently fold in chocolate chips and pour into a buttered 8-ounce ramekin.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes or until top is golden and center is completely cooked.
eating a chocolate chip muffin with a spoon.

Tips For Making The Best Chocolate Chip Muffin

  • Start with room temperature ingredients.
  • Check the expiration date of your baking powder. If the baking powder is old it will prevent the muffin from properly rising and will be dense and flat. This is important because you want your muffin to be fluffy and round.
  • Don’t overmix the batter. If you mix the batter too much it can create a very dense muffin. Stir only until the flour has disappeared and don’t worry about leaving lumps. Lumps are okay.
  • Slide a baking sheet under the ramekin before baking. This will help with cleanup in case there is an overflow.
  • Be careful not to overbake your muffin. Overbaking will result in a dry muffin with a very dark surface. Bake the muffin just until a skewer or the tip of a sharp knife inserted in the center comes out clean, or with just a few crumbs.
  • Enjoy the muffin fresh.

How To Store Muffins

Cover the chocolate chip muffin tightly with plastic wrap or place in an airtight container. It will stay fresh for 3-4 days at room temperature.

Can This Muffin Be Frozen?

Yes, muffins can be frozen. Cool first and wrap the muffin well. Then, place in an airtight container. It will keep well for up to 3 months.

a spoon in a muffin topped with chocolate chips.

What To Do With The Leftover Egg White

You’ll only use an egg yolk in this chocolate chip muffin recipe but please don’t throw out the egg white. Instead consider using it in these single serving and small batch recipes:

Other Single Serving Muffin Recipes

Other Recipes Using Chocolate Chips

What Size Ramekin Should I Use?

For this and for other muffin recipes, we use a 8-ounce ramekin which measures 4-inches in diameter and is 2-inches tall.

A 10-ounce ramekin will also work. If you don’t have any ramekins that are this size or close to this size, use a baking vessel that is a similar size.

If you have ramekins or oven safe dishes that are smaller than 8-ounces, divide the batter between them and follow the recipe baking time.

Pro Tip: Many ramekins don’t have the size printed on them. Because of this, it can be hard to know exactly how large (or small) yours is. The best way to measure the size of your ramekin is to fill it with water and pour the water into a measuring cup.

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Easy Chocolate Chip Muffin For One

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cool: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Breakfast/Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, muffin
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 869kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons milk  (you may use any percentage milk or almond milk)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate medium-sized bowl, stir together melted butter and sugar. Add egg yolk, vanilla, and mik and whisk until blended. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients, gently fold in chocolate chips and pour into a buttered 8-ounce ramekin.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until top is golden and center is completely cooked.
  • Remove ramekin from oven and place on a rack to cool slightly.
  • Best if enjoyed warm.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 869kcal | Carbohydrates: 118g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 253mg | Sodium: 265mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 67g | Vitamin A: 1168IU | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 4mg
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6 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Muffin For One”

  1. 5 stars
    Oh my. I KNOW I’ll be loving these! Choc chip cookies are sensational, but to have it in a super moist muffin form? YES PLEASE!

  2. 5 stars
    I absolutely love your single serve muffins!! Though I usually double the recipe and make two. We love to have a sweet treat every once in awhile and don’t want a dozen muffins sitting around!

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