Chocolate Chip & Walnut Muffins

In last week's entry about our photoshoot with Robert Nakama of Robert Nakama Photography, we mentioned that we baked some chocolate chip & walnut muffins. You may have seen the post on the Mfn Top Facebook page linking to the recipe, but we thought it would be a good idea to put our recipe collection on our website, too!

This recipe is super easy and was well-received by our friends and family members who happened to get one. We're convinced the secret ingredient in this recipe is yogurt! Now, without further ado...

Muffin Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Topping Ingredients:
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 3-4 tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add eggs into the mixture, one at a time. Beat until smooth.
  4. Add yogurt and vanilla. Mix well.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  6. Add the dry mixture slowly into the creamed mixture until moistened.
  7. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  8. Line a muffin pan with paper muffin cups.
  9. Fill the paper muffin cups with batter until 2/3 full. 
  10. To create the topping, combine the topping ingredients in a bowl.
  11. Sprinkle the topping mixture over the batter.
  12. Bake the muffins at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. (It only took us 20 minutes.)
  13. Cool the muffins for few minutes before removing them from the pan.
  14. Eat and enjoy!
We are not the original creators of this recipe, but we did make a few changes based on what was available to us at the time. The original recipe can be found here and has a few more options, including how to make this recipe healthier and even how to microwave it! 
And hey, if you decide to give this recipe a go, let us know how it went! We'd love to see pictures of your muffins.
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