Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Muffins

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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 371 kcal
Author Linda Warren


  • 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


  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*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 254mg11%
Potassium 194mg6%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 380IU8%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.