Mocha Muffins

by Kelli H. on February 9, 2013

I love birthdays. I don’t just mean my own either. I love celebrating friends and families birthday. It’s an excuse to bake, which I love. Did you know I haven’t baked one thing since December 24th? I hardly even did any baking during Christmas. I just made one pie. Anyway, it was recently my dad’s birthday. We work together, so rather than baking him something like a pie or cake, I decided to bake something semi-sweet that could be enjoyed first thing in the morning when I saw him.

Working on your birthday can definitely be a bummer, but hey, any day that includes coffee and a baked good, doesn’t seem so bad to me. These muffins were easy to put together after a busy day at work, working out, and cooking dinner.

I’m a huge coffee flavor fan, and my dad is a huge mocha fan, so these just seemed like the perfect baked good for him. They smell amazing! I’d recommend pairing them (obviously) with a latte, like I did. I’m sure a glass of milk wouldn’t be so bad either.

Mocha Muffins
Recipe from Cooking Light January/February 2012

2/3 cup whole milk
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 large egg
9 oz (about 2 cups) all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare muffin cups and spray lightly with cooking spray.

2. In a large measuring cup whisk together milk through egg.

3. In a mixing bowl; combine flour, sugar, baking powder, & salt. Stir in chocolate chips. Add milk mixture to flour and stir until just combined.

4. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 16-18 minutes. Remove muffins from pan immediately and place on a wire rack to cool.

Note: I baked mine for the whole 18 minutes and they were a little dry. I’d recommend checking them at 16 minutes.

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Stacie @ Snaps and Bits February 10, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Looks good! I love baking but somehow am having trouble finding time lately.

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Maren February 11, 2013 at 1:28 am

I’m sorry you had to work on your birthday! I would have brought you balloons if I worked with you. The muffins look killer good.

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Natalie @ Once Upon a Cutting Board February 11, 2013 at 2:17 am

The Valentines cookies I just made were the first thing I’d baked since December too .. I guess I usually just need an occasion to bake for. Your dad is lucky you made these for him – I love coffee baked goods!

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Natalie February 11, 2013 at 2:21 am

I’ve made something similar a while ago and they were a huge hit! Love muffins!

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Annie @ Natural Sweet Recipes February 12, 2013 at 2:46 am

Mmm, those look so moist! What a great flavor idea.

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lifeofdi.com February 12, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Wow! Looks delicious šŸ™‚ I’m a fan of anything with coffee flavor so I’m sure these are wonderful. I think a latte paired with them would be fabulous. I can just imagine eating them on a Saturday morning with my latte and book in hand!

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