August 14, 2019

Double chocolate blueberry muffins

Double chocolate blueberry mufins on a cutting board.

Big chocolate muffins loaded with juicy fresh blueberries and melted chunks of semi-sweet chocolate make a lightly sweetened snack, breakfast, or lunchbox treat!

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Our fridge and freezer are overflowing with blueberries from our rather overzealous blueberry picking this year, so I wanted to make a new kind of blueberry muffin. I had been thinking about chocolate and blueberry together... it's not a combination you see very often. 
You often see chocolate with other berries like raspberries or strawberries, so I figured it would work well with blueberries, too. And, it definitely does!

These muffins have a chocolate batter, then chunks of semi-sweet chocolate melted in them, along with pops of fresh or frozen blueberries! They are not overly sweet, which I like, especially for a breakfast or snack item.
You can use milk chocolate or dark chocolate chunks rather than the semi-sweet chocolate. Dark chocolate will make these even less sweet, and milk chocolate will make them a little sweeter.
You can use chocolate chips if that is what you have on hand. I like the bigger chunks of chocolate in these muffins, but chocolate chips will work fine as well. 

I have quite a few muffin recipes already on the blog including a couple with blueberries like these Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins and these Whole Wheat Blueberry Zucchini Muffins (perfect for this time of year) - I'm frequently trying to make new ones that my family will enjoy.

These were definitely a hit with everyone in our house, and I hope they will be in yours as well.

Double chocolate blueberry muffins with one split in half.

Yield: 12 muffins

Double Chocolate Blueberry Muffins

Big chocolate muffins loaded with juicy blueberries and melted chunks of semi-sweet chocolate make a lightly sweetened treat or breakfast!


  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or all-purpose)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • heaped 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 heaped cup fresh or frozen blueberries


How to cook Double Chocolate Blueberry Muffins

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a muffin tin with liners or spray/grease well.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour through salt.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs through buttermilk. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry with a wooden spoon until almost combined.
  5. Fold in the chocolate and blueberries until just combined.
  6. Spoon the batter evenly into the muffin tin. Bake for 16-18 minutes, until the tops are springy and an inserted toothpick comes out clean (try a few spots as there will be melted chocolate inside).
  7. Remove the muffins to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or room temperature.


If you don't have buttermilk, simply add a tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar to a measuring cup and then fill the rest of the way with milk. Let sit a few minutes. These muffins are not overly sweet. For a sweeter muffin, increase the sugar to 3/4 cup.
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I hope you give these muffins a try and let me know what you think of the blueberry and chocolate combination.

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Close up of the top of a baked double chocolate blueberry muffin.

This recipe was originally posted in 2019 and has been updated in 2022 with new text and more to improve reader experience. 
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  1. I love these muffins...need to bake a batch before the berry season is over!

  2. I never think to do chocolate and blueberries together, but these look fabulous!

  3. I've had chocolate muffins. And blueberry ones. Of course! But never the combo of those in one muffin. Neat! Thanks. :-)

  4. I've been going crazy with fresh blueberries lately lol and these muffins look like the perfect way to put some to good use!

  5. I think I've said this before, but I really do want to be a kid in your kitchen! These muffins are to die for!

  6. Amy, these muffins looks extra delicious with nothing but wonderful ingredients!
    What a treat alongside a lovely cup of tea in the afternoon - or maybe even for breakfast?!

  7. How creative! I totally love this take on blueberry muffins!

  8. I have never considered making chocolate blueberry muffins. Can't wait to give them a try.

  9. Chocolate and blueberry is amazing! These would make great make aheads for breakfast.

  10. It's been too long since I've made muffins, these sound like a great pick me up in the morning

  11. Love blueberry and Chocolate together! Making these asap!

  12. Yum I love the idea of blueberries and chocolate together!


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