Mocha Muffins with Chocolate Chips
This morning I was contacted by the amazing Amanda to see if I could pick up another blog for the Secret Recipe Club. Since I was in a desperate need for a new chocolate recipe I jumped at the chance, and then leaped for joy when I saw the information for the blog I was assigned. Carolyn focuses on primarily low-carb and/or gluten free food and has a talent for coming up with great baked goods that aren’t going to send you into a sugar shock. When I first got on her blog I went right to the chocolate chip section and nearly melted when I saw the first recipe listed, Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Bars, and the recipes only got better as a went down the line. Once I was able to tear myself away from the Carmelitas recipe I zoned right in on the Mocha Muffins with Chocolate Chips. I LOVE anything that involves coffee and adding in chunks of Ghirardelli chocolate just made it that much better. I did have to make some tweaks to the recipe since almond flour would not go over well with my better half and slightly reduced the amount of sugar. I also made a pot of coffee and used a quarter cup of the prepared pot in place of the instant coffee.
Ingredients: (makes 1 dozen muffins)
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 unsweetened cocoa
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup coffee
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips/chunks
- Preheat oven to 350 and either line or lightly grease a 12-cup muffin pan
- In a medium bowl mix together the flour, cocoa, and baking powder. Then add the coffee, melted butter, eggs, and sugar. Mix well then stir in the chocolate chips chunks.
- Spoon in to the muffin pan, filling about 2/3 of the cup. Bake for 12-15minutes, or until muffins are pass a toothpick test. Let cool for 10minutes and then enjoy!
I gave one to Joe as soon as he came home from work and it was a BIG hit. Everything came together easily and the ingredients are all ones I normally have on hand. I can see this muffin becoming a regular rotation at my house.