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Dry Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix

Dry Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix

Tired of buying muffin mix at the store and wondering exactly what ingredients have been added? We’re right there with you and this is why this Dry Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix was created! Have all your homemade muffin needs taken care of with this super simple DIY muffin mix.

Not only can you use this simple make-ahead muffin mix to make muffins (and pancakes!) but you get to store it in a jar for fresh keeping, as well! Jar mix recipes are some of our favorites around here if you can’t tell!

When you can make your own chocolate chip muffin mix in a jar, it’s like giving yourself a gift. It’s super simple to do and is a fun way to prep ahead and have the best muffin mix ready and waiting for whenever you’re excited to use it.

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Why You’ll Love This Homemade Muffin Mix

  • Better than Bisquick Chocolate Chip Muffins! (not to toot our own horm but, TRUST US!)
  • Super inexpensive to make!
  • You know every single ingredient that is in it
  • Makes fluffy muffins that everyone will love (chocolate chips, y’all!)
  • Uses pantry staple ingredients– nothing insane or anything you have to go to a special market for
  • Would make a great gift to give

Who Could Use Muffin Mix In a Jar

Want to make a bunch of muffin mix jar gifts? We think they’re a great way to show those who you care about that you were thinking of them, but it’s a great practical (and frugal) gift or present idea.

  • Newlyweds
  • College kids
  • New neighbors
  • Busy parents
  • New parents
  • Grandparents
  • Teachers
  • Healthcare workers
  • Service workers (police, firefighters, EMS, etc)
  • Trash collectors
  • Mail carriers
  • Kids who enjoy baking
  • New home owners
  • Babysitters/Nannies

Really, anybody could use a Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix Jar gift, but here are some of our favorite types of people to gift them to.

Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Muffins in containers.

Recipe Ingredients

Muffin Mix Dry Ingredients

  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Chocolate chips 

Wet Ingredients to Add When Making Muffins

  • Unsalted butter
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Vanilla

Helpful Tools To Use

Measuring Cup

Mason Jars for Serving

Bedoo Mason Jars 16 oz Regular Mouth Lids and Bands [Set of 12] Pint Mason Jars Clear Glass Canning Jars 16-Ounces, Airtight Lids, Dishwasher Safe
  • HIGH QUALITY GLASS MASON JAR -- Comes with 12 pcs 16 oz Regular mouth mason jars, 12 lids and 12 bands. USDA approved high quality glass resists cracking and breaking. The glass mason jars with leakproof lids are certified food grade, 100% food safe and lead-free for healthy food storage and beverage drinking.

Mixing Bowl

MAXCOOK Stainless Steel Salad Mixing Bowl 2.2Quart Inside Measurement Non Slip Silicone Bottom, Nesting Metal Mixing Bowl for Cooking, Baking, Prepping, Mixing, Gift, 1 Piece, Max capacity 3.2Quart
  • High Quality: This mixing bowl set is made of SUS304 durable and food-grade stainless steel with the non-slip and anti-scratches silicone base, which is dishwasher safe. Nice and sturdiness than most models according to customers feedback.

Spatula for Stiring

U-Taste Silicone Spatula Set with 600 Degrees Fahrenheit Heat Resistant (Teal/Aqua Sky)
  • [Not Just Make It, We Upgrade It!] We keep upgrading products according to buyers' advice.

Tools Needed To Make Muffins From Mix

Mixing Bowl

MAXCOOK Stainless Steel Salad Mixing Bowl 2.2Quart Inside Measurement Non Slip Silicone Bottom, Nesting Metal Mixing Bowl for Cooking, Baking, Prepping, Mixing, Gift, 1 Piece, Max capacity 3.2Quart
  • High Quality: This mixing bowl set is made of SUS304 durable and food-grade stainless steel with the non-slip and anti-scratches silicone base, which is dishwasher safe. Nice and sturdiness than most models according to customers feedback.

Mixer

Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Electric Hand Mixer with Whisk, Traditional Beaters, Snap-On Storage Case, White
  • Mix with ease: With 6 speeds, including the quickest button, you can adjust this kitchen mixer to accommodate any baking recipe.

Muffin Pan

Wilton Recipe Right Non-Stick 6 Cup Jumbo Muffin Pan, Set of 2
  • READY, SET, BAKE: When you purchase this set, you get two 6-cup jumbo muffin pans so you can bake twice the treats. It may look like just a jumbo muffin pan, but it can do so much more. You can also bake cupcakes, savory egg-cups, and more

Baking Spray

Spectrum Naturals Canola Spray Oil, 6 Ounce
  • Spectrum Canola Spray Oil is the spray version of our ultimate, all-purpose oil.

Muffin/Cupcake Liners

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Gifbera Bright Rainbow Standard Cupcake Liners Solid Colorful Paper Baking Cups 400-Count
  • Dress up a batch of cupcakes or muffins with these fun standard rainbow muffin liners, includes 400 solid-color liners, 8 colors: red, orange, yellow, purple, green, tiffany blue, dark blue and pink

Cooling Rack

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Wilton 3-Tier Collapsible Cooking and Baking Cooling Rack
  • Cool or store dozens of cookies, cupcakes, muffins, tarts, fresh pasta or more on this flexible rack

Oven

How To Make Homemade Dry Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix In A Jar

Here’s how to make your chocolate chip muffin mix and store it in a jar. More information about ingredients and quantities can be found in the recipe card below.

Dry Mix Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and powder. Use your spatula to stir it all together.
  2. Then add in your chocolate chips and pour mixture into a mason jar.

Muffin Baking Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425F.
  2. Add all the wet baking ingredients to your mixing bowl and stir it together.
  3. Add in your dry mix ingredients and keep mixing until you start to form a batter.
  4. Use baking spray to spray the top of the muffin pan and inside each muffin mold. As the muffins overflow and create muffin tops, this spray will help to ensure the tops can come easily off the pan without destroying your gorgeous muffin tops.
  5. Add a cupcake/muffin liner to each mold.
  6. Pour batter into liners evenly.
  7. Bake in the oven for 7 minutes. Then decrease temp to 375F for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Once done in the oven, move to a cooling rack for about 10-15 minutes to cool and enjoy.

Variations

Leave out the chocolate chips – We’re sure there is a collective “gasp” happening right now in reading this, but you don’t have to add the chocolate chips if you don’t want them in the muffins.

Add nuts – Adding chopped pecans or walnuts would be a good addition for an added crunch!

Store the mix in a container – You don’t have to use a jar. If you have an airtight container, that’ll work just fine, too.

Wonderful Vanilla– use homemade vanilla extract to make these muffins even more magical!

Layer ingredients– to make this even more gift-giving friendly, choose to beautifully layer your muffin mix ingredients in the jar instead of mixing it all together. Using a funnel to do this can help make consistent, nice looking layers in the jar.

Tips & Tricks

  • When you get the muffin mix out of the jar and are ready to bake, give it a good stir again to mix the ingredients. They’ll setttle, even after a short time.
  • We recommend ordered some extra mason jars and lids to have on hand because once you make these muffin mix ingredients, you’re going to want to do even more.
  • Don’t skip the baking spray step as this really helps make removing the muffins easier from the pan.
  • Use a toothpick and insert it in the middle of the muffins to check for doneness. If the toothpick comes out clean, they’re done.
  • If choosing to layer your ingredients in the jar but need help with layering height, you can use cotton balls to “fluff” up the layers, just make sure to remove them from your mix before making muffins with it!
  • Make sure you’re checking the muffins after you decrease the temperature to ensure you end up with moist, not dry muffins, as this baking time can vary with each oven.

What Is The Secret To Making Moist Muffins?

The biggest tip to remember when making muffins from scratch is that you don’t want to overmix the batter. Mix the ingredients just enough so that they’re combined and then stop.

How Can I Make My Muffins Lighter And Fluffy?

A little tip that we’ve learned along the way is that you can help make fluffy muffins by having the eggs and milk at room temperature.

Why Are My Muffin Tops Flat?

The muffins tops occur because of the baking powder in the mix. Be sure that the container of baking powder is airtight because any time air gets to baking powder, it will cause it to lose it’s “gusto” which can then, in turn, cause baked goods to go flat.

Baking powder is good for about 6 months to a year max. we recommend either writing a use by date on your baking powder container or writing the date of when you opened the container on it and just remember when you have to use it by.

How To Store Homemade Dry Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix?

We recommend storing this muffin mix in an air-tight container, like a Mason Jar, and in a dry, cool, preferably darker area.

Dry Chocolate chip muffin mix in a jar.

What Size Mason Jars To Use?

This recipe makes a total of 5 and 1/3 cup of dry muffin mix. This much mix makes about 12 large, fluffy muffins.

This much mix is equivalent to AROUND 53-54 ounces of dry mix.

You can choose various sizes of jars to use depending on your intended use (personal or gifts).

We like to use 64 oz jars (Half Gallon) for personal use (as they’re more space-efficient and money-conscious) and if we are giving to guests as gifts, we tend to use 32 oz jars (quart jars)– but make sure to let them know that it’s a 6 muffin mix, and they won’t be getting a dozen muffins that way.

Sometimes, if we want to make the full dozen muffin mixes as gifts, we will use the 64 oz jars too.

This recipe was originally created to make 12 muffins and stored in a 64 size jar. But you make it as you see fit.

This recipe is VERY easy to double or triple for gift ideas in mason jars. Mason Jar gifts are perfect for holidays and so much more.

Ball 64 ounce Jar, Wide Mouth, Set of 2
  • (2-Pack) 64-Ounces / Half Gallon Mason Jars with Bands and Lids.
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How Long Is This Mix Good For?

We recommend using the freshest ingredients you can for this mix. This is especially important if you’re prepping or putting away this muffin mix to use for a later time.

As we mentioned earlier, the baking powder helps the muffins have a nice fluffy top, so make sure you use the newest baking powder you have available. And because this is so important, this kind of limits the “shelf life” you can get from this mix.

Baking powder is best used within a year, so this mix, if using the freshest ingredients, should be used in about a year for you to achieve fluffy, beautiful muffins.

However, if you’re not incredibly worried about the fluffy, gorgeous muffins, you could probably get a few more months out of the shelf life of this dry muffin mix.

Keep in mind, this is NOT something we’ve tried doing ourselves, but something we have seen from our readers and our audience that have tested this idea.

For safety reasons, we will say, try to use your mix within a year. Keep your ingredients “freshness” in mind. Especially if giving these mixes to friends and family.

Always include a note with the jars saying how to use the muffin mix and when to use it by.

You can also add a Made with Love sticker to the Jar lid and attach your muffin baking instructions to the jar with some twine for extra “cuteness” and “giftability”. Yes, we semi-made up those terms.

Other Mix Recipes To Try

If you’re still looking for fun mixes to make in a jar, make sure you check out the pancake mix linked at the beginning of the post, our chocolate cake mix, homemade hot cocoa mix, and any of the mixes shared below!!!!

Grinch Cake Mix Cookies In A Jar – Perfect for a fun holiday gift in a jar!

Homemade Brownie Mix in a Jar – This is one dessert mix that you should always have on hand! So much better than anything you’ll buy at the store!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix In A Jar – Everyone in the house will love having this cookie mix recipe on hand!

More Cake Mixes In A Jar | Here are 51 fun cake mix ideas to make for you and your family to have on hand or you can make a few extra batches to give as gifts.

Muffin mix in a mason jar with chocolate chip muffins around it.

Homemade Dry Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix

Mason Jar Recipe
You'll love the ease of this chocolate chip muffin mix in a jar! Fast, simple, and delicious that makes perfect muffins everytime.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients
  

Mix Ingredients:

  • cups Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips

Prep Ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 3 teaspoons Vanilla extract

Instructions
 

Dry Mix Instructions:

  • In a mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and powder.
  • Use your spatula to stir it all together. Then add in your chocolate chips and our mixture into a mason jar.

Muffin Baking Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 425F. Add all the wet baking ingredients to your mixing bowl and stir it together.
  • Add in your dry mix ingredients and keep mixing until you start to form a batter.
  • Use baking spray to spray the top of the muffin pan and inside each muffin mold. As the muffins overflow and create muffin tops, this spray will help to ensure the tops can come easily off the pan without destroying your gorgeous muffin tops.
  • Add a cupcake/muffin liner to each mold. Pour batter into liners evenly.
  • Bake in the oven for 7 minutes. Then decrease temp to 375F for 10-15 minutes.
  • Once done in the oven, move to a cooling rack for about 10-15 minutes to cool and enjoy.
Keyword Dry Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix
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