Nigella Lawson’s choc-chip muffins {Thermomix}

Today I want to introduce you to a beautiful friend of mine, Sam, who I know you’re going to love. She’s bubbly and happy and it’s just so infectious. She writes over at The Annoyed Thyroid {think lots of great recipes, a super inspiring back-story and good times}. She’s fulfilling a big goal of running the Disney marathon later this year, which you can help her with by donating a few buckeroos here to her charity of choice. But first, muffins!


Today I’m here to share some muffin lovin’. This is one of my personal favourite Thermomix and one of my most popular blogged recipes. I reckon it takes less time to whip up a batch of these babies than it does to buy some at the shops (depending where you live, of course!) The bit I like best, is that with such a simple list of everyday ingredients, you have everything to hand and can create some muffin magic at a moment’s notice. What’s not to love? (And in the unlikely event that you have any left over, these babies freeze well too!)

Thermomix Chocolate Chip Muffins


175g raw sugar
250g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 tablespoons good quality cocoa powder
150g dark chocolate chips, plus a few extra for sprinkling
250g milk
90g vegetable oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


♥ Preheat oven to 180C / 160C fan-forced.
♥ Mill the sugar for 3 seconds on speed 9. Set aside.
♥ Pour all the liquid ingredients into the TM bowl. Mix for 10 seconds on speed 5.
♥ Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, sugar, and the chocolate chips into TM bowl. Mix for 5 seconds on speed 4, using the spatula to mix. Don’t over mix! Remember a lumpy mixture makes the best muffins!
♥ Use an ice cream scoop to spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin cases. Sprinkle with some extra chocolate chips on top and then bake for 20 minutes or until the muffins are dark, risen and springy.

aboutmeSam loves to bake, run, eat dumplings and make magic in her thermomix (but not all at the same time.) When she’s not baking, thermomixing, running or eating, she likes to kick cancer’s butt and look on the bright side of life.


  • Tashiana

    I really like Nigella, and these look fab! Sam sounds like such a super woman….<3

    • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid

      They taste fab too, Tashiana! I’m not a Super Woman, but it would be super cool if I was!

  • Sarah @ Licorice & Olives

    Oh yum, these look delicious.

    • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid

      They’re uber easy to make and they taste totally delicious too, Sarah.

  • Viv

    They look delish!!!!!

  • Shirley Thexeira

    Can I use almond milk to make this?

    • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid

      Sorry, Shirley, I just popped back and saw this. I’m sure almond milk would be fine. Please let me know if you give them a go! x

  • Nat

    Made these! OMG! Awesomely awesome! May have eaten 2 in a row

    • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid

      Pleased they hit the spot! They’re all the noms, hey?!

  • Joanne

    I made these but added hazelnuts n used coconut milk turned out a treat will make them again

    • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid

      Oh goody! It’s handy to know that coconut milk works a treat too! Let’s hear some more lovin for those muffins!

  • Ali Moloney

    Oh my – I just made these and the kids are fighting over the *empty* batter bowl.

    • [email protected]

      Wait till they start fighting over the yummy muffins!

      • Ali Moloney

        Oh MY goodness! These were DELISH! Gone in 60 seconds haha

        • [email protected]

          The quicker a muffin is consumed, the more delicious it is! True story.

  • Dee

    Do we use same steps if no thermomix?

    • [email protected]

      You sure do, Dee. You can find the non-thermie Nigella recipe on Food Network :)

      • Dee

        Great thank you!! They are baking as I type and they smell DELICIOUS!!!!!

  • Jacquqi

    These are awesome, thank you for the recipe!! Have to admit I was making them at 6am (for school lunch boxes) and didn’t read the recipe correctly and left the milled sugar in when I added the wet ingredients and they still worked fine. I’m sure after the rave reviews from the kids I will be making these again and again :-)

    • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid

      Ha! I’ve done that before but luckily these muffins come out top every time!

  • Anna

    Silly question – but how many muffin does the recipe make – 12? I want to make 4 dozen for my son’s birthday!

  • Aly Petulla

    My hubby made these today and they are divine!