Browned Butter Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Muffins
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Browned Butter Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Muffins

These Browned Butter Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Muffins make a delicious and wholesome breakfast.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins, Browned Butter Muffins, Chocolate Chip Muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 250kcal
Author Adapted from Joy of Baking


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs lightly whisked
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips or regular


  • Place a rack in the centre of your oven and preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • In a saucepan over medium high heat, melt butter. Stir the butter occasionally so it cooks and browns evenly. When the butter starts to smell nutty and is browned remove it from the heat, transfer it to a bowl and let it cool.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs and vanilla.
  • Add the wet mixture and the melted and cooled browned butter to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Don't over-mix the batter or you will have tough muffins.
  • Evenly spoon the batter into the greased or paper-lined muffin cups, filling almost to the edge of the muffin cups.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the muffin comes out clean about 18-20 minutes.
  • Let the muffins cool in the pan on a rack for 5 minutes before removing them and placing onto a wire rack to cool completely.


Muffins can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days or frozen for later consumption.


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1.6mg