Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins

These bakery-style Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins are moist, dense and rich with a distinct coffee taste. That smooth espresso flavor combines perfectly with the sweet chocolate chips to make these muffins the perfect breakfast or afternoon snack for coffee lovers. 

Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins | 2 Cookin Mamas These  bakery-style Espresso Chocolate Chips Muffins are moist, dense and rich with a distinct coffee taste. That smooth espresso flavor combines perfectly with the sweet chocolate chips to make these muffins the perfect breakfast or afternoon snack for coffee lovers. #muffins #espresso #coffee #chocolatechips #baking #breakfast #snack #recipe

It’s officially August, I can’t believe how the summer has flown by, and we’re celebrating with a deliciously tasty week of muffins.  An amazing group of food bloggers and I have teamed up to bring you all kinds of muffin recipes, in every flavor, all week long! And who doesn’t love a good muffin?

OK, to start, I’m a coffee lover from way back. It’s the first thing I make when I get up in the morning and I always feel better after the first cup goes down. So you can probably guess what flavor I had to make my new morning muffins. Yep, coffee! But, not just plain coffee, it had to be espresso! Luckily, I found a delicious espresso powder made by Hoosier Hill Farms that has the most amazing flavor and it added just the right touch to these Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins.

Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins overhead

I’ve made plenty of muffins over the course of this blog, Streusel Coffee Cake Blueberry Muffins, Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins and Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins, but this time I wanted to make a bakery style muffin. You know, the ones with the nice high tops, so I started with a Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe from my good friend Lily from Little Sweet Baker. I added espresso powder to the base and upped the denseness by adding sour cream to replace part of the buttermilk. And I just had to keep the chocolate chips too! ‘Cause who doesn’t like chocolate! The combination of the espresso and chocolate was phenomenal and made these muffins a great way to start my day.

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Follow these easy steps to make Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins

So how easy are these muffins? They’re super easy and ready to enjoy in less than 30 minutes.

Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins steps

1. Combine espresso powder with buttermilk and stir until dissolved. 2. Add in butter, sugar, eggs, sour cream and vanilla. 3. In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients then fold into wet ingredients. 4. Stir in chocolate chips. 5. Divide equally into 12-cup muffin tin. Bake.

Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins baked

Just look at how beautifully they bake up!

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You don’t even have to wait for them to cool. They’re best fresh out of the oven because nothing’s better than a warm muffin just dripping with chocolate to have with your cup of coffee. Or, wait for them to cool, sift a little powdered sugar over them and serve for a mid-morning snack.

Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins sprinkling powdered sugar

By the way, they freeze well too and are great for an on-the-go breakfast. Just reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds and savor the flavor! And while you’re enjoying these Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins, check out the full spread of savory, sweet, healthy and indulgent muffin recipes over at A Joyfully Mad Kitchen.

5 from 2 votes
Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
17 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 

These  bakery-style Espresso Chocolate Chips Muffins are moist, dense and rich with a distinct coffee taste. That smooth espresso flavor combines perfectly with the sweet chocolate chips to make these muffins the perfect breakfast or afternoon snack for coffee lovers. 

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keywords: baking, breakfast, chocolate chips, coffee, muffins, recipe
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 371 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tablespoons pure espresso powder
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 3/8 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • Garnish: Powdered sugar optional
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with a non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine buttermilk with espresso powder and stir until dissolved.
  3. Add butter, sugar, eggs, sour cream and vanilla and stir until incorporated.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients except for chocolate chips.
  5. Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix only until just combined.
  6. Fold in chocolate chips.
  7. Fill muffin pans, dividing batter equally. Muffin cups will be filled to top.
  8. Bake at 425 for 5 minutes then reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees and bake another 12-14 minutes. They're done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. DO NOT OVERBAKE!
  9. Let cool in muffin pan for 10 minutes then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 254mg 11%
Potassium 194mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 31g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 7.6%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 10.3%
Iron 9.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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These  bakery-style Espresso Chocolate Chips Muffins are moist, dense and rich with a distinct coffee taste. That smooth espresso flavor combines perfectly with the sweet chocolate chips to make these muffins the perfect breakfast or afternoon snack for coffee lovers. #muffins #espresso #coffee #chocolatechips #baking #breakfast #snack #recipe

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Jenn L
    08/08/2018 at 9:58 am

    I need these fluffy coffee muffins dipped in coffee, stat! Such a cool recipe and I can’t wait to try it!!!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/08/2018 at 8:13 pm

      Oh, dipped in coffee too! Wish I’d thought of that!

  • Reply
    Meagen Brosius
    08/08/2018 at 10:23 am

    These are the perfect way to start the day. Great for breakfast on the go and SO tasty!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/08/2018 at 8:15 pm

      I can vouch for that! It’s the easy way to get my coffee and breakfast at the same time. lol

  • Reply
    Jenna Owens
    08/08/2018 at 1:31 pm

    Mmmm these look so tasty! I love the espresso in them.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/08/2018 at 8:13 pm

      Thanks Jenna! I love my coffee any way I can get it. 🙂

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