Sunday, March 27, 2011


Calling all coffee lovers!! Unfortunately I've never tried this recipe before but after reading Sally from My Homemade Life rave about it, I figured it was worthy enough to share. Besides, who doesn't love coffee AND chocolate combined!?!

~Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins~

Makes 24 mini muffins
2 individual packages of Starbucks Via Instant Coffee Italian Roast Extra Bold
1/2 c. warm milk
1/4 c. melted margarine ( 1/2 stick )
1 whole egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. flour
1/3 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. chocolate chips
1 Mini Muffin Tin (She prefers to use the mini muffin tin instead of the regular cupcake tin but it's whatever your heart desires)

IMPORTANT:She is all about using the Starbucks Via Instant Coffee (Italian Roast Extra Bold) flavor. It's super easy to find being that there's a Starbucks on every corner! Even check your local grocery store. I know most of them are now carrying Starbuck's roasts.


1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2) Either in Kitchen Aid mixer or large bowl, combine and mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together.

3) Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients (this is where we are going to dump all the wet ingredients when we're ready).

4) In small microwaveable bowl, pour 1/2 c. milk and heat in micro for 50 seconds.

5) In another small microwaveable bow, place your 1/2 stick butter and melt for 30 seconds.

6) Take your two packets of Via Instant Coffee, cut off the tops and pour into the heated milk.

7) Mix the milk and the coffee really well with a spoon, mashing all the little particles on the side of the bowl to ensure its incorporated really well into the milk.

8) Crack open the egg, and put into the "well" of the dry goods followed by the melted butter and coffee/milk mixture. Blend everything together really well.

9) Gently fold in the chocolate chips into the batter.

10) Spray muffin tins with Non-stick spray.

11) Fill tins 3/4 full and bake in 35o degree oven for 8 minutes.

I hope this ends your weekend on a sweet note! xo


  1. Do you know how long should I bake them if I use the larger sized cupcake tin (12).
    Also the point value for a large cupcake size on WW+ is 4

  2. I'd say 10-12 minutes for a normal size cupcake tin. Check them at 10 with a toothpick though.