Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Muffins – Deliciously moist muffins with cinnamon swirl centres and tops, studded with chocolate chips and drizzled with a sweet cream cheese frosting!

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Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Muffins | Marsha's Baking Addiction

I love my muffins, and surely you know that by now. I also love cinnamon rolls ever since I made them for the first time, so I decided to combine the two and create these delicious, moist Cinnamon Swirl Muffins!

Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Muffins | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Muffins | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Muffins | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Muffins | Marsha's Baking Addiction

These muffins are deliciously moist from using buttermilk and vegetable oil instead of butter. They are spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and a little nutmeg. They have a delicious cinnamon swirl in the centres, and on the tops, studded with chocolate chips, and are drizzled with a sweet cream cheese frosting.
Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Muffins | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Muffins | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Muffins | Marsha's Baking Addiction

I love using buttermilk and vegetable oil instead of butter in my muffins, cakes, and cupcakes. It makes the batter beautifully silky, and the crumb scrumptiously moist and soft. Using buttermilk and oil instead of butter also means no creaming, making this recipe super quick and easy!

Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Muffins | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Muffins | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Muffins | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Keep these muffins in an airtight container for up to a week. When I’m craving one of these, I like to warm mine in the microwave for 10 – 15 seconds… Enjoy!

Yield: 12 muffins

Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Muffins

20 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    For the Muffins
  • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
  • ¾ cup (170g) caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup (90g) chocolate chips (and some extra for topping)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup (240ml) buttermilk
  • ½ cup (100ml) vegetable oil
  • For the Cinnamon Swirl
  • 3 tablespoons (42g) unsalted butter
  • ½ cup (100g) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting
  • ½ cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup (55g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 and ½ cups (187g) icing sugar
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons milk

Instructions

    For the Muffins
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Line a 12-hole muffin pan with muffin cases, and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and chocolate chips. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together the egg, buttermilk, and oil. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  4. Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cases, filling only 1/4 way.
  5. For the Cinnamon Swirl
  6. In a small, microwaveable bowl, melt the butter, then mix in the cinnamon and sugar. Add about ½ teaspoon of the mixture on top of each muffin batter, then using a fork, give it a swirl a few times. Fill with more batter until 1/2 full. Repeat with the cinnamon sugar mixture, then top with the remaining batter. Using the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture, create swirls on top. Sprinkle with the extra chocolate chips.
  7. Bake for 15 - 17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. For the Cream Cheese Frosting
  9. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and cream cheese together until combined. Beat in the icing sugar until combined. Add the milk until smooth and at your desired consistency. Drizzle the frosting over the cooled muffins.
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Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Muffins | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Muffins | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Muffins | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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35 Comments

35 Comments on Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Muffins

  1. Boastful Food
    March 17, 2016 at 11:17 pm (10 months ago)

    These muffins combine my two favorite things: cinnamon rolls and chocolate! Love the idea of using buttermilk, too! Great recipe and lovely photos!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 17, 2016 at 11:44 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
    • Marsha
      March 17, 2016 at 11:39 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks, Dorothy!

      Reply
  2. AiPing | Curious Nut
    March 17, 2016 at 11:38 pm (10 months ago)

    This is a brilliant idea. I think my hubs will go nuts for these. They look so good Marsha. Love the parchment paper lined muffins cups too. Such a nice touch to it. 🙂

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 17, 2016 at 11:43 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks, AiPing! I adore those tulip muffin cases! 🙂

      Reply
    • Marsha
      March 17, 2016 at 11:45 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks, Charla!

      Reply
  3. Peter @ Feed Your Soul Too
    March 18, 2016 at 12:18 am (10 months ago)

    OMG. These are awesome muffins. I like each component. I like the way you put the cream cheese frosting on.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 18, 2016 at 1:21 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks, Peter!

      Reply
  4. Mahy
    March 18, 2016 at 12:23 am (10 months ago)

    Oh my these look DIVINE Marsha!! What a brilliant idea, and how super convenient and quick to get a cinnamon chocolate fix! Thanks for sharing! I love your photos too!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 18, 2016 at 1:21 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks, Mahy!

      Reply
  5. Shelby
    March 18, 2016 at 12:28 am (10 months ago)

    I will definitely try this recipe, I love cinnamon rolls and muffins too – and I love that you used oil with buttermilk – and showed what the inside of the muffin looks like! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 18, 2016 at 1:22 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks, Shelby!

      Reply
  6. Thalia @ butter and brioche
    March 18, 2016 at 4:16 am (10 months ago)

    Perfect cupcakes! Nothing beats a classic cinnamon cupcake – especially when paired with chocolate.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 18, 2016 at 1:22 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks, Thalia!

      Reply
    • Marsha
      March 18, 2016 at 1:22 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks, Anu!

      Reply
  7. Megan - The Emotional Baker
    March 18, 2016 at 11:12 am (10 months ago)

    Oh my gosh!!! These are seriously gorgeous 🙂 I love baking with vegetable oil – it makes for the moistest treat- I HAVE to try these 🙂

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 18, 2016 at 1:22 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks, Megan! 🙂

      Reply
  8. Natalie
    March 18, 2016 at 12:57 pm (10 months ago)

    Marsha, you killing me with your delicious muffins, you know that! :* 🙂 I love cinnamon – ginger – nutmeg combo. It gives most perfect scent, my favorite. Also, I love how you used parchment paper for muffins, great idea.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 18, 2016 at 1:23 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks, Natalie! 🙂

      Reply
  9. grace
    March 18, 2016 at 1:58 pm (10 months ago)

    your swirl is a really great idea and one that i will use immediately! these don’t need a glaze, i’m sure, but i’d still add it. 🙂

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 18, 2016 at 4:09 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks, Grace! 🙂

      Reply
  10. Derek
    March 18, 2016 at 6:56 pm (10 months ago)

    I don’t know how you come up with this stuff, but once again you’ve hit it out of the park! Oh, that’s right, you’re the baking queen after all!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 18, 2016 at 6:59 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks, Derek! 🙂

      Reply
  11. Jay
    March 18, 2016 at 8:01 pm (10 months ago)

    First of all: THANK YOU FOR ADDING THE METRIC MEASUREMENTS. You just saved me from having to convert all the stuff, I am endlessly grateful. Those muffins look divine and I am so going to try those out next weekend !

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 18, 2016 at 8:36 pm (10 months ago)

      You’re very welcome, Jay! I hope you enjoy!

      Reply
  12. Holly
    March 22, 2016 at 1:40 pm (10 months ago)

    OMG these look amazing! I’m definitely going to have to make these.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 22, 2016 at 1:41 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks, Holly!

      Reply
  13. Vahini Manohar
    March 24, 2016 at 9:27 am (10 months ago)

    You are the baking queen you can easily do whatever you wanted to do but I have to try it. The cinnamon flavor would be raised in the muffins. Looking forward to try it & serve to my family & friends

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 24, 2016 at 10:04 am (10 months ago)

      Thanks, Vahini! Enjoy!

      Reply
  14. demeter | beaming baker
    April 21, 2016 at 4:45 pm (9 months ago)

    Okay, but these photo mystify me. I mean, wow!! I loved seeing the before and after baking pics! It was like magic, Marsha. 🙂 So happy to come by and see all of the gorgeous, sweet deliciousness happening here. Pinning! P.S. Can’t wait to see the new post! 🙂

    Reply
    • Marsha
      April 21, 2016 at 5:28 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks so much, Demeter! I can’t wait to share it! 🙂

      Reply

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