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Mocha Muffins with Chocolate Chips

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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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and either line or lightly grease a 12-cup muffin pan
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

7 thoughts on “Talk About

  1. Hey, thanks so much for picking up the slack for the SRC and doing a second recipe, I really appreciate it. You know, I really need to make those muffins again, they were some of my favourites ever. Yours look awesome!


  2. Carolyn is amazing with her ability to take full gluten and heavy carb recipes and turn them into just as tasty treats minus or low on both! Those mocha muffins look and sound incredible..a must try!


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