Amish Friendship Chocolate Chip Muffins

A kid-friendly way to use up that Amish friendship bread starter. Amish Friendship Chocolate Chip Muffins have a soft, fluffy texture with a lightly sweet flavor.

Did you try our Amish Friendship carrot cake that we shared a few weeks ago? It’s probably my favorite sweet sourdough recipe to date.

If you’re looking for more of a kid-friendly sourdough recipe, I think you’ll love these easy muffins.

chocolate chip muffin broken in half

What you’ll love about these muffins:

  • use your Amish friendship bread sourdough in a new way when you get tired of cinnamon bread
  • only use one bowl to mix
  • no mixer needed!
  • kid friendly
  • lightly sweet
  • soft fluffy texture

First things first…

This recipe starts with Amish Friendship Bread Starter. Find the recipe here. You can make this after you’ve done the full 10 days of making the starter. If you don’t want to give any starter away or want to freeze starter for later, this is a great recipe to use it up on.

How to Make Amish Friendship Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • Prepare. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a spatula to fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  • Mix. In a large bowl, whisk together the sourdough, oil, eggs, milk, vanilla and sugar. Mix well. Add the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Whisk together gently just until combined. Use a spatula to fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  • Fill. Scoop the batter evenly into each paper liner, filling the muffin cups about ¾ full.
unbaked chocolate chip muffins
  • Bake. Bake at 400º Fahrenheit for 5 minutes, then without opening the oven, reduce the temperature to 325º and bake for an additional 10-12 minutes, or until the muffins test done.

Why two different oven temperatures? The initial high heat allows the muffins to rise quickly, making a pretty top on your muffin.

Variations on this muffin recipe:

Here are some variations that you might like to try:

  • add your favorite chopped nuts
  • add a dash of cinnamon
  • sprinkle raw sugar on the tops before baking for a pretty look
  • drizzle with melted chocolate after baking
  • use butterscotch chips or peanut butter chips
  • add toffee bits
amish friendship chocolate chip muffins in a bowl

Can I make half of the recipe?

Yes. If you’d only like to use ½ cup of starter and have only 12 muffins, you can easily halve the ingredients. Instead of trying to split 3 eggs in two evenly, simply use 2 eggs.

Can you freeze muffins?

Yes, these muffins freeze really well. Wrap them in plastic wrap, then place them in an airtight container (either a plastic zippered bag or storage container). Freeze for up to two months.

Allow the muffins to completely defrost before opening the container. This will keep them fresh.

Be sure to try our Amish Friendship White Bread.

Amish Friendship Chocolate Chip Muffins cut in half in wrapper
Amish Friendship Chocolate Chip Muffins cut in half in wrapper

Amish Friendship Chocolate Chip Muffins

5 from 1 vote
A kid-friendly way to use up that Amish sourdough starter. Amish Friendship Chocolate Chip Muffins have a soft, fluffy texture with a lightly sweet flavor.
Servings 24
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the sourdough, oil, eggs, milk, vanilla and sugar. Mix well.
  • Add the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Whisk together gently just until combined.
  • Use a spatula to fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  • Place paper liners in two muffin pans (a total of 24 muffins).
  • Scoop the batter evenly into each paper liner, filling the muffin cups about ¾ full.
  • Bake at 400º Fahrenheit for 5 minutes, then without opening the oven, reduce the temperature to 325º and bake for an additional 10-12 minutes, or until the muffins test done.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe making 24 muffins, with 1 serving being 1 muffin. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**

Nutrition

Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 185
Keyword amish recipes, comfort food

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Janet
2 years ago

Does the starter need to be at room temperature before using? I have some in the refrigerator that needs to be used.

Anonymous
2 years ago

How would you adjust the baking times if you made mini muffins?

Cassie
2 years ago

Could I use a different sourdough starter (I already have one that’s made from rye) in place of the Amish friendship starter you have listed?

Renee
7 months ago

Can I substitute canola oil with something?