Chocolate Chip Muffins with Greek Yogurt

Chocolate Chip Muffins 1 - offbeat + inspired

When I was in junior high, my mom signed my brother and me up for a reading/study skills course at my school. I appreciate my mom’s desire for us to acquire such important skills, but that course started at 7am and we lived 25 minutes from school. For a 12-year-old night person, I was not super excited about leaving my house at 6:30am. (For that matter, as a 26-year-old night person, I’m not super excited about anything at 6:30am.)

Chocolate Chip Muffins 2 - offbeat + inspired

Our aptitude for studying may have improved thanks to those early mornings, but frankly, what I remember most has nothing to do with my ability to read or study. What I remember is how my mom bribed motivated us to get out of bed: If we left the house on time, we’d stop at a local bakery along the way and get to choose a breakfast treat.

Chocolate Chip Muffins 3 - offbeat + inspired

The motivation worked and probably 90% of the time, I chose a decadent, chocolatey muffin, which was really a dessert disguised as breakfast. Fresh bakery muffins definitely helped get me through that study skills class. And those study skills most likely helped me complete high school and college. Moral of the story? Fresh bakery muffins will help you get a college degree. (OK, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration.)

Chocolate Chip Muffins 4 - offbeat + inspired

This morning I was perusing the Internet and came across this recipe for bakery style chocolate chip muffins from Anna over at Crunchy, Creamy, Sweet. They’re made with Greek yogurt for some added nutritional value, but most importantly, they remind me of those early mornings with my mom picking out bakery treats.

Chocolate Chip Muffins 5 - offbeat + inspired

Head over to Anna’s blog to get the full recipe.

What’s your favorite bakery treat? Have you ever tried to replicate it in your own kitchen?


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  1. Jennifer Langford says:


  2. Yummmmm, may have to make these this weekend! I love brownies, I tried making them once though and ended up with a weird cake tray bake thing, ooops!

    • So glad you liked the post and I hope you enjoy the muffins! I definitely love brownies, too, although I don’t make them all that often because I’d eat the whole tray…and I’ve definitely had my share of kitchen mishaps, too!

  3. Yay! So happy you tried the muffin recipe, Sarah! They look perfect!! Thank you so much for linking up!

  4. These look so very tasty!
    Jillian – PS, if you have a moment, I’d love to invite you to check out the contest we’re hosting for a $50.00 giftcard to Shabby Apple!

  5. Oh yum, what delicious looking muffins!

  6. Just because this recipe has Greek yogurt doesn’t mean it’s healthy by any stretch of the imagination. 10 tbsps of butter?!?

    • Tiffany | offbeat + inspired says:

      Oh, no health claims were made here! 🙂 Just the fact that Greek Yogurt lends some “added nutritional value”.

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