You know how no matter where you are and what your schedule is like for the day, there are certain things that you know you need to have? For me, it’s my coffee in the morning and my chocolate at night. When we’re on vacation, I make sure ahead of time that I know these two necessities will be available. If I’m lucky though, sometimes I get chocolate in the morning too, and in this case, an extra serving of coffee. It’s all thanks to these Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins.
I take the liberty of enjoying these muffins for breakfast, but they also make a good snack or dessert. Chocolate fans know that any excuse to eat chocolate all day long is a good one, and these muffins are the perfect excuse. Not only are they loaded with chocolate chips, but they have a nice blend of coffee flavor thanks to the addition of freshly ground coffee beans. They’re big, moist, and taste amazing warmed.
Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins
adapted from Genesis of a Cook
(makes 12 muffins)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 T baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 T cocoa powder (preferably dark cocoa, dutch-processed)
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
3 T freshly ground coffee beans
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375F
1. Melt the stick of butter in the microwave (about 40 seconds) and let sit to cool.
2. In a seperate bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, and salt.
3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the yogurt, eggs, and ground coffee beans and beat on medium to high speed for 1-2 minutes, until mixture is light and all ingredients are incorporated. Add the dry ingredients to this mixture and stir and lowest speed until just combined. Pour in the melted butter and again, stir at lowest speed until combined. Add the chocolate chips and stir in by hand.
3. Pour the batter into a prepared muffin tin (you should make 12 muffins). Each muffin cup should be filled to the brim with batter. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the muffins comes out clean.