Chocolate Chip Coffee Morning Muffins

Monday morning, 7:30 am:

Pull into Coffee Shop parking lot.

Groggy, rub eyes. Smear mascara. Quickly wipe on lipstick to distract from raccoon eyes. Open door to coffee shop.

Me: “Um…. so I’d like a…..”

Coffee Shop Boy interrupts.

Coffee Shop Boy (interruption allowed, kind of cute) : “Small decaf soy latte, extra hot.” Hands me drink, already made without me ordering.

Me: “… I love you…” but actually comes out as caveman grunt. Don’t know how to speak before coffee.

Hand cute Coffee Shop Boy perfect change ($1.87). Already know price before walking in. And yes…. I know I can save like a zillion dollars if I just make my own. But coffee makers don’t come with cute Coffee Shop Boys.

Does this sound familiar? (Actually I hope its not, I hope you’re instead wondering why the beeper on your coffee maker is SO LOUD. Its 6 am. And you’re enjoying a fresh pot of much more financially responsible homemade coffee).

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This was my morning just about every day while I was working my first job after graduation. I would pull into the parking lot and tear apart my front seats and floor mats looking for spare change. I think I paid in quarters and dimes half the time… sorry Starbucks :)

But its all because I love my coffee. I love my coffee so much that even after I gave up caffeine I still have to have my coffee. That’s why I’m also in love with these muffins. They’re packed with a huge punch of coffee flavor; they taste like a smooth chocolate mocha from the rich chocolate chips and espresso powder. These are also packed with whole grains and low-fat so they’re a great way to start your day!

But be careful!  I wouldn’t chow down on these after dinner. These aren’t called Coffee Muffins for nothin. Smarty pants over here made these at night and then decided it would be a good idea to try one right before bed. Horrible idea. Have you heard of the Lint Lizard? Because eat one of these at 9 pm and that’s about all that’s going to be on TV at 2 am.

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Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup skim milk
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1  1/2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups whole wheat white flour (or substitute equal proportion of all-purpose if you don’t have any)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Preparation:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine first 5 ingredients.
  3. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk. Make a well in center of flour mixture. Add milk mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moist.
  4. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray.
  5. Bake at 400° for 18 minutes or until done. Remove muffins from pan immediately; place on a wire rack.



Comments

  1. A. I don’t know how people exist without caffeine.

    And B. These look divine!!!!

  2. I love coffee in baked goods. These look so yummy!

  3. Coffee and chocolate chips-count me in. Wish I had one this morning with my coffee. Delicious post!

  4. These muffins look amazing!! And sadly, despite the fact that I make my own coffee in the morning, I usually have to go around 10 for a second cup (which I buy at Starbucks)!

  5. Hehe very cute post. I am not too good in the mornings either. Very hard when I have to go to work and I haven’t had my morning tea ;-)

    These muffins look extremely lovely!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      haha agreed, I think it would just be better for everyone if I didn’t even come into work if I didn’t get my morning coffee :)

  6. coffee, and chocolate, AND in a handy dandy muffin??? *drool*

  7. These muffins look delicious! I’m always looking for new breakfast ideas!

  8. I think I want to eat these every morning now!! I can get my chocolate and coffee fix all at once!

  9. Those look delicious. And your description of the morning sounds pretty accurate, other than the mascara. I’m too tired to bother most mornings, but these muffins sound like a great pick me up.

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Hahah I think my morning might go better without the mascara? Then I could just avoid the raccoon eyes drama all together!

  10. Yummy! I adore chocolate with coffee, so this would be the perfect muffin for me :) Well done!

  11. An excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast? Yes please :)
    Looks wonderful!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Giant Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Peanut Butter M&M Cookie For One

  12. These sound amazing!! I’ll take any breakfast that has chocolate in it! Hope you have a great Friday!!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Thanks Annie! Hope you had a great weekend :) Breakfast + chocolate is always the best start to the day!

  13. I am not a coffee fan but hubs loves it to the point I am concerned. Lol. But see I didn’t know about the cute boys so I may have to rethink my stance on it.

  14. What a great post! Those muffins sound perfectly delicious!

  15. Good Morning muffins indeed! And good afternoon and good night snacks! I can see why you like coffee so much… sorry… LOVE coffee so much. Looks pretty delicious to me!

  16. i never knew he was cute?? why didn’t you ask him out??

  17. Cute coffee shop boy sounds like a wonderful bonus to your morning coffee trip:-) Love the look of these muffins!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Haha I wish all coffee shops came with cute coffee shop boy, my new stop only comes with ‘nice old lady’.. which is nice..but just not the same :)

  18. Yay! These look perfect!

  19. Chocolate and Coffee is a combination hard to say no to! These look absolutely delish!

  20. I made these for my Food Technology assignment at school and everyone loved them! My sister ate one and then couldn’t stop haha she was up all night! Great recipe! <3

    • Whipped Baking says:

      haha! There’s definitely a dose of caffeine in those :) So happy you and your class enjoyed these!

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