Single Serving Healthier Chocolate Chip Muffin

 Chocolate chip muffin time.

*skinny chocolate chip muffin time to be exact.

Single Serving Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffin (recipe for only 1 healthy muffin!)

I know what you’re thinking.  The words “skinny” and “chocolate” in the same recipe title is just plain ironic. But I promise. This is not a joke!

After a weekend of a few too many of these, I wanted to bake up something light, yet wonderful enough to share with my readers.   Today’s skinny chocolate chip muffin recipe makes ONE large, bakery size muffin.  It’s a lower fat muffin using light butter.  You could always make it sugarfree by using Splenda, but I stuck with sugar.

What is crazy about this muffin is that it does NOT taste “light” at all.  And the muffin only takes about 20 minutes start-to-finish.  A quick, completely guilt-free breakfast or snack just for you.

Plus, you only have to dirty one bowl. 😉

Single Serving Chocolate Chip Muffin


  • 3 Tablespoons white whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips (or milk chocolate)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon butter or coconut oil, melted (I used Land O' Lakes light butter)
  • 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon milk (almond milk, soy milk, or cow's milk will work)
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tray with 1 liner. Set aside.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and chocolate chips together in a small bowl. Add vanilla, melted butter, milk, and sugar. Mix everything together until just combined. DO NOT overmix.
  3. Pour batter into prepared muffin liner. Bake for 17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

Adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie

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If you like these muffins, check out my Skinny Double Chocolate Muffins!

Skinny Double Chocolate Chip Muffins



  1. You really should put how EASY it is to make this muffin in the description! love this and would love more “smaller batch” recipes!

  2. What size muffin tin did you use?

  3. Totally going to make this. I want to eat your photos….

  4. I used blueberries instead of chocolate chips and put a muffin liner in a ceramic mug. I’m so excited to try other fillings! So yummy. 

  5. I made this just now for my dad, to give him a little surprise when he gets home! It’s in the oven, I can’t wait to see how it turns out, and what his reaction will be! Thanks for the great recipe!!

  6. Hi Sally, 
    I was wondering if this is your only single serving muffin? I saw you have a Master Muffin Mix, and I was wondering how you could turn that into a single muffin?
    Thank you for your time!

    • This is the only recipe I have for a 1 muffin recipe– sorry! Try a quick google search. I think there are many out there 🙂

  7. This recipe is perfect! Tastes great and no leftovers to accidentally over eat. The best solution when I’m having a sweets craving. I love small batch & single serve sweets.

  8. 120% in love! Absolutely delicious muffins. Thanks so much for the wonderful recipe.

  9. Hi Sally! Can I use Wholemeal Flour instead? 
    Thanks in advance! 

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