Close-up of mocha chocolate chip muffins.
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Mocha Chocolate Chip Muffins

I came across this recipe and needed to make it as soon as possible. I mean, look…you can justify it as breakfast because it’s a muffin and there’s coffee in there, right? These muffins rock! I used bittersweet chips in mine, and it worked out great – not too sweet. They’re really dense, delicious muffins.

Close-up of mocha chocolate chip muffins.

Mocha Chocolate Chip Muffins
Baking Bites

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup + 2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp instant espresso
2 large eggs
2/3 cup milk (any kind)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375F. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Place butter in a small, microwave-safe bowl and melt. Stir cocoa power and espresso powder into melted butter while warm. Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes. In another small bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla.
Add butter mixture and egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until well-combined. Batter will be thick. Stir in chocolate chips.
Divide batter evenly between prepared muffin cups. Cups will be heaping with batter.
Bake for 19-22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Cool muffins completely on a wire rack.

Makes 12

MacGourmet Rating: 4 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

One Comment

  • taylor (greens and chocolate)

    coffee and chocolate sound like the perfect combo in a muffin! especially when eaten with a warm cup of coffee!

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