Check out our photo a day

Nigella Lawson’s choc-chip muffins {Thermomix}

Fat Mum Slim /

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.





(Visited 39,835 times, 3 visits today)
  • I really like Nigella, and these look fab! Sam sounds like such a super woman….<3

  • Oh yum, these look delicious.

  • Viv

    They look delish!!!!!

  • Shirley Thexeira

    Can I use almond milk to make this?

    • 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

  • 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!

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

    • Wait till they start fighting over the yummy muffins!

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

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

          • Ann Daniell

            How long do these stay soft out of the freezer

          • Once they’re defrosted, they’re good for day, two max. I find when it comes to muffins, the fresher the better!

  • Dee

    Do we use same steps if no thermomix?

    • 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!

  • Megan Rea

    these are lovely!! I didn’t have any choc chips so i used frozen blueberries instead! Will definitely make again! Thanks for sharing!

  • Sue Clark Guildford Surrey,

    I wanted the new thermomix tm5…. delivery is in new year, need it now… trying to find ex demo now looking at the other models on market, kitchen aid, magi mix etc any one used them.. ?

  • Janet Jordan

    Thanks for sharing! I will be trying these very soon!

  • Deborah

    I have made these many times, but with a twist. At the start chop 100g of zucchini and reduce sugar by 100g. (I used coconut sugar). Leave it in the bowl with the ‘wet’ ingredients. Kids love them. Fussy hubby ate them until I told him they had zucchini in them!