Top 3 reasons for choosing to bake muffins:
3. 9 out of every 10 recipes can be put together in under 10-12 minutes
2. It needs no fancy equipment and more likely than not your pantry already has the ingredients in your pantry
And the No. 1 reason to choose muffins:
1. It’s the best excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast
This week’s muffins delivers on all three counts. All you need is a bowl, a measuring jug, simple pantry staples and you will be delivered the most moist, dense, and delicious cappuccino chocolate muffins.
I highly recommend baking these in the morning; forget that second cup of coffee – wake up the aroma of cappuccino and chocolate, then eat it in a muffin.
Recipe type: Muffins
- 2 cups self-raising flour
- ¾ cup caster sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
- ½ cup butter
- 1 egg
- ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- coffee beans (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375º F.
- Lightly grease 12 muffin cups or line with muffin papers
- Melt butter in a small saucepan on low heat, remove from heat and cool slightly.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and sugar; set aside.
- In a two cup measuring cup, add milk, egg, vanilla extract and coffee granules. Stir until coffee is dissolved. Pour coffee mixture onto the flour/sugar and add the melted butter.
- Stir until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Do not over mix. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Sprinkle with coffee beans.(if using)
- Bake in a pre heated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean.
- Let cool 5 minutes in the muffin pan then place on cooling rack.
Muffin Monday: Round Up
44 Responses to #MuffinMonday: Cappuccino Muffins
These look perfect for breakfast or, indeed, any time! As always, thanks for hosting Muffin Monday.
nice flavorful muffins. would love to grab one…
These look delicious! I think these would be great first thing in the morning!
Those muffins are STUNNING!! I have really great memories of my dad bringing home cappuccino and me feeling so grown up and having a sip :P Although out of any coffee thing I’ve tasted so far, cappuccino is my favorite, I still don’t really like coffee :P
I love these muffins because they combine two of my favorite things, coffee and chocolate. They look so good, An!
I do love muffins and find them not only fast and easy to make, but super versatile and so perfect for both breakfast and snack. And cappuccino? With chocolate chips? The BEST!!!
I love your top 3 reasons to make muffins … another reason? Cappuccino Muffins :-)
My stomach actually growled the moment I saw the photo. Oh heavens. Now I am so hungry. I must get to baking these…
I love all muffins! And it sounds like this one will wake me right up!
Mmm…cappuccino & chocolate…what a perfect combo. =)
Can all-purpose flour be used if I don’t have self-raising flour? Thanks.
Thanks! If you want to replace self-raising flour; you’ll need to substitue it with a combination of all purpose flour + baking powder + salt.
I love that chocolate is your #1 reason for muffins. It’s why I eat oatmeal and protein shakes in the morning – who doesn’t like a legit excuse to eat chocolate at 8am? :)
These are some fantastic looking muffins!
Perfect little muffins, undoubtedly :D
Choc Chip Uru
These muffins are just the pick-me-up my Monday needs!
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and a couple of snacks.
Ohhh yum! I want one of these muffins! They look and sound amazing!!
I love how perfect these little muffins have turned out. I’m not a huge coffee fan, but I’m certain I could swap the coffee for something else:)
Fabulous and tempting pictures. I would so love to try out these muffins.
I love muffins and you’re right, they’re quick, you can use your imagination and they’re delicious. What’s not to love?
Muffin Mondays are my favorite part of Mondays.
Oh how delicious…. cappuccino muffins! That’s a fancy kind of muffin. I’ll take one or two or maybe more. Tee hee. I love espresso in sweets. The sweetness and a little bit of bitterness compliment each other very well. I need espresso & cappuccino muffins to wake up my sleepy head. :D
Hehe well if the photos hadn’t convinced me, mentioning chocolate for breakfast did! :P
I never need a reason to eat a muffin for breakfast! :) Especially these gorgeous ones.
Stunning as usual but for me these lovely muffins will be my dessert.
These look great. I like your idea of having them for breakfast!
I could use one of those today on my Tuesday for a wake up call! They look so delicious!!
I haven’t made muffins in eons, but these take ten minutes to mix up? Wow! I sense muffin-baking in my near future.
These look like delicious muffins. Yum!
nothing could be better than these muffins! too good with the cappuccino flavor. Its like having your “cake” and coffee all in one bite- i love it!
Yes, bring on the chocolate for breakfast! Is there anything better? :)
You don’t know what those chocolate chips poking out the muffin do to me… it makes my knees weak! :) This looks like a perfect muffin for any morning or snack time. :)
These look amazing!
these look so so good – i think i’m going to make these tomorrow morning to have with my coffee!
Mmmm..these muffins look great! I love the chocolate chips peaking out! :)
I think all three reasons make total sense…..especially three of course:-) What about two cups of coffee AND the muffin, Woo Hoo:-) Yum, Hugs, Terra
Muffins definitely are quick and easy!! These look delicious and you could even get your coffee fix and breakfast in one whilst on the go!! :-)
I agree! Love these cappuccino muffins. I would love even more a steaming hot cup of cappuccino and a couple of these little beauties for a snack now;)
Droooooling! I absolutely agree with muffins being the perfect vehicle to eat chocolate for breakfast. And I am crazy about anything chocolate and coffee flavored. These are absolutely perfect!
I love reason no. 1!!! And what a perfect muffin to have for breakfast – scrumptious!!
Great flavor! Muffins must have been one of the first fast foods – so easy to make, and so easy to eat when on the go. Plus great flavor! Good stuff – thanks.
Lovely looking muffins these and did you say cappuccino?I’m totally in :)Would love to have these with my evening cuppa!
Your muffin monday series always tempts me to make a batch and take it out on a picnic. No doubt, it’s a great idea :)
Coffee and chocolate are such a wonderful flavor combination. These look perfect!