Chocolate Chip-Coffee Muffins

No guarantees, but these Chocolate Chip-Coffee muffins could possibly be a start to your best day ever. Because that’s what happens when you pair chocolate with coffee into baked goods.
Chocolate Chip-Coffee Muffins

When I made these coffee muffins, Courtney said “what makes them different than cupcakes, other than no frosting?” I didn’t have a good answer for her. I think the lines between cupcake and muffins gets a bit blurred, but I reminded her of her t-shirt that says thatĀ muffins are ugly cupcakes. Awww, poor muffins. They really aren’t ugly, but yeah…they aren’t all fancy like a cupcake.

To make Chocolate Chip-Coffee Muffins, you start by combining iced coffee, butter, vanilla extract, and an egg in a small bowl. Then, you combineĀ flour, sugar, chocolate chips, baking powder, and salt in a larger mixing bowl. The coffee mixture is added to the flour mixture.

The batter is divided evenly among 12 muffin cups lined with paper liners.

Bake at 400 degrees F for about 18 minutes and you have these little mocha delights. Great for a quick breakfast or a snack.

Chocolate Chip-Coffee Muffins
  • ⅔ cup International Delight Iced Coffee (can sub iced coffee with cream, but without ice)
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat over to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine iced coffee, butter, vanilla, and the egg.
  3. In a larger bowl, combine the flour, sugar, chocolate chips, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the coffee mixture, just until moist.
  4. Spoon batter evenly into 12 muffin cups lined with paper liners. Bake for 18 minutes or until done.

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light magazine, January/February 2012

Enjoy your best day ever!

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  1. Becca H. says

    I am definitely going to have to make these tomorrow. But with iced coffee and cream… I’ve been tempted by that 1/2 gallon of Iced I.D. Coffee in the grocery store (yes, even my small town grocery has all 3 flavors, too!), but I’m holding out… trying to stick to my “two cup a day” rule. :)

    • says

      If you don’t get the International Delight coffee, do look at the original recipe I have linked in the post because instead of the Iced Coffee, you can use 2/3 cup milk and 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules.

      • Becca H. says

        Made these this morning, since the kids had a two-hour delay due to icy roads. Very yummy recipe, Brandie – it’s a keeper! Thanks for sharing it.

  2. says

    Muffins are ugly cupcakes? Hahaha. That’s applicable to almost anything. Poor muffins. Ah well. They look delicious. I’m going to give them a shot.

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