One Skinny Chocolate Chip Muffin

1 single serving chocolate chip muffin

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.

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. 😉

batter for 1 chocolate chip muffin

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1 single serving chocolate chip muffin

Single Serving Healthier Chocolate Chip Muffin

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 17 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 muffin
  • Category: Muffins
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


A recipe for one healthy chocolate chip muffin!


  • 3 Tablespoons white whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted 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 granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). 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!


  1. Adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie.

Keywords: single-serve muffin


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  1. Hello from Barcelona (Spain) Sally! Made two of these muffins at the same time, they’re in the oven right now! For my muffin I used chocolate chips and for my boyfriend’s used butterscotch morsels, as he loves it! I’ll let you know how these turn out. Thank you for the recipe!

  2. This turned out awesome! I made it into two smaller muffins so it would turn out better in the toaster oven.
    Such a clever recipe! And infinitely better than microwaveable mug brownies. 😉
    Thank you!!

  3. I made one so yummy I ended up making 3 more☺️

  4. First day at home on maternity leave, REALLY wanted something warm and muffin-y for breakfast, but didn’t want to go to the hassle of baking a whole batch. This recipe is perfection. Thank you Sally!

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

  6. Rachel Elias says:

    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. 

  7. 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!

    1. 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 🙂

  8. 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.

  9. 120% in love! Absolutely delicious muffins. Thanks so much for the wonderful recipe.

  10. These are delicious, they only take a second to make, and I think they are made even better as mini muffins! I use Whole wheat pastry flour and they’re just as good as they are with AP flour.

  11. These are perfect for my pregnancy cravings without making an entire batch that I’ll eat in one sitting! They’re super delicious. I like to top them with a bit of sugar, which doesn’t make it any healthier but sure does make it tasty!

  12. Kandace Qually says:

    Amazing!!! Thank you. I will be making these over and over again. So nice to have a small recipe that tastes sooo good.

  13. This recipe is delectable! I quadrupled the recipe with no problems (I felt bad turning on the oven for just one muffin, but I can’t make a whole batch as I live by myself, so 4 will be enough for a few days!), and it turned out so beautifully light and fluffy! Just stunning. It doesn’t even need the chocolate! I can’t wait to make this again. I ran out of vanilla extract and used almond and it was superb.

  14. Thank you so much for this! I doubled the recipe and ended up with enough for four. They turned out great!

  15. Darina Panicharova says:

    Very tasty! I made it with whole wheat flour, brown sugar, oil, cinnamon and ginger instead and next time I’ll make three more to share with my roommate. It’s very soft and fluffy, my new favorite snack.

  16. Darina Panicharova says:

    I also tried with cocoa powder, tahini and cinnamon

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