Homemade Chocolate Chip Muffins

Homemade Chocolate Chip Muffins with cherry jam filling, moist, deliciously golden, the perfect treat no matter the time of the day.

Overehead shoot of a muffin tin with 6 chocolate chip muffins

Fancy muffins for breakfast? Not a problem, just grab a cup of tea or coffee as well.

Or maybe you have plans for a picnic? You must have these muffins in your picnic basket then.

If l bake for little tummies, l tend to cut down on sugar big time, so you might like to add more sugar.

Although, to be honest, l think they are perfect with the amount of refined sugar used.

After all, the jam and chocolate chips add to the sweetness too.

And if you are looking for refined sugar-free muffins, I’ve got these yummy banana muffins that are just perfect for kids.

I find that chocolate and cherries are a great pair, be it the fresh fruit or jam, but any other fruit jam can be used instead, in case you do not happen to have to cherry one.

A white plate with 3 chocolate chip muffins

How do you make jam-filled homemade chocolate chip muffins?

I know it’s easier to buy some muffins, especially that you can get a pretty good deal, but making them from scratch it’s super simple.

And quite fun l would say. Especially if you have little hands around who cannot wait to mess up the kitchen.

It’s a great way to entertain the kids, especially during school holidays. It’s a win-win situation for everyone, they have fun, and you get to enjoy having some help.

  • in a bowl, sift the flour, add the baking powder and sugar
  • separately, beat the eggs lightly, add the milk, oil, and vanilla extract
  • combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients
  • line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases, fill with batter to cover about a quarter of the case, top with jam then cover with more batter
  • bake for 20 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahreneheit)

Close-up shot of 3 homemade chocolate chip muffins with chocolate chips around them and flowers in the background

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Homemade chocolate chip muffins with cherry jam filling
Homemade Chocolate Chip Muffins
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Homemade chocolate chip muffins with cherry jam filling, a sweet treat for kids and grown-ups alike. Great as a snack or finger food for picnics.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Keyword: muffins
Servings: 10 muffins
Calories: 276 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 280 g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 70 g caster sugar
  • 200 ml full-fat milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 tbsp cherry jam
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  1. Before you start, make sure that the eggs and milk are at room temperature, l would take them out of the fridge at least an hour before baking, so that the muffins can be soft and fluffy.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (390 degrees Faherenheit).

  3. Line a muffin tin with paper cases.
  4. In a large bowl, sift the flour and add the sugar, baking powder and salt.
  5. Slightly beat the eggs in a jug, add the milk, oil and vanilla extract and combine well.
  6. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients, and pour in the egg mixture.
  7. Mix until you get a smooth batter, but be cateful not to overmix.
  8. Use a spoon to fill the muffin moulds, first about a quarter, then add some cherry jam, then cover with more batter, so that each muffin case is about 2/3 full.
  9. Decorate with chocolate chips and bake for about 20 minutes until well risen and golden.
  10. Allow them to cool.
Recipe Notes
  • Click on the US Customary link to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces.
  • The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Chocolate Chip Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Potassium 197mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 15g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1.8%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 9.1%
Iron 9.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Enjoy! 🙂




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  • Reply
    February 24, 2019 at 6:13 am

    I love chocolate chip muffins! These look delicious and perfect for brunch.

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