Delicious and Nutritious Green Smoothie Recipe

Calling all coffee lovers! If you’re looking for a unique and delicious way to enjoy your morning cup of Joe, I’ve got just the thing for you. Introducing my Cappuccino-Chip Muffins – the perfect blend of rich espresso flavor and sweet chocolate chips in every bite.

As a barista, I’m always experimenting with new ways to incorporate coffee into my baking, and these muffins are one of my absolute favorites. Not only are they delicious, but they’re also incredibly easy to make – perfect for busy mornings or entertaining guests.

In this recipe article, I’ll share with you my step-by-step instructions on how to make these heavenly muffins, as well as some helpful tips and substitutions along the way. So grab your apron and let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cappuccino-Chip Muffins
Cappuccino-Chip Muffins

Are you looking to indulge in something sweet, warm and comforting that will also give you that much-needed energy boost? Look no further than these delightful Cappuccino-Chip Muffins! Here’s why you’ll love this recipe:

Firstly, these muffins are the perfect combination of coffee and chocolate flavors. The addition of instant coffee granules enhances the flavor and aroma of the muffins, while the chocolate chips add a hint of sweetness that is guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Secondly, they are incredibly easy to make, taking only 15-20 minutes to prepare and 20-25 minutes to bake. You can whip up a batch quickly for a special occasion or just as a treat for yourself. Plus, there is no need for any fancy equipment or techniques; just mix everything together and pop them in the oven!

Thirdly, you can customize this recipe according to your preferences. For instance, if you’re not a big fan of chocolate chips, you can replace them with nuts, dried fruit, or other add-ins. Similarly, if you prefer a stronger coffee flavor, simply increase the amount of instant coffee granules used.

Finally, these muffins are perfect for any occasion – from breakfast to afternoon tea or as an after-dinner dessert. They are also great for entertaining guests or for sharing with your coworkers at the office.

In conclusion, it’s difficult not to fall in love with this Cappuccino-Chip Muffins recipe. It’s quick and easy to make, customizable and versatile in its uses. So why not give it a try today and see what all the fuss is about? You won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

“Wake up to the delicious aroma of cappuccino-chip muffins!”

Get These Ingredients to Make Some Heavenly Cappuccino-Chip Muffins!
Dry ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar

Wet ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the cappuccino filling:

  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • ¾ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Make sure to get all these power-packed ingredients to make your mornings more special. All these items are readily available at your local store or online retailer. Don’t forget to double-check the measurements before you start with the recipe!

The Recipe How-To

“Satisfy your coffee and muffin cravings at the same time!”

Let’s get right into it and learn how to make these delicious cappuccino-chip muffins. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to achieve perfection in your kitchen:


First off, let’s take a quick look at what we will need for this recipe. Make sure you have flour, sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon, salt, an egg, milk, instant coffee granules, butter or margarine, and vanilla extract. Once you gather all these ingredients, you are ready to begin.

Mixing All Together

Before we mix our ingredients together, heat your oven to 400°F (200°C), prepare your muffin tray with paper liners or grease them with cooking spray. In a large bowl, take 2 cups of flour and add 3/4 cup of granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon each of ground cinnamon and salt. Mix them all together.

Now in another smaller bowl whisk together an egg, 1 cup of milk, 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules with 5 ml vanilla extract and melted butter or margarine. Once everything is combined nicely add the wet ingredients to dry ingredients until just moistened (do NOT over mix). Finally, fold in 1-2 cups of chocolate chips/crushed chocolate chunks or half and half.

Filling up the Muffin Cups

Fill each muffin cup about 3/4 full by using a large spoon or ice cream scoop.


Put the tray in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until they turn golden brown with cracked tops. To check whether they have cooked through or not; insert a toothpick into the muffin’s center if it comes out clean that means your muffins are cooked perfectly.

Enjoy Your Tasty Muffins

Take the tray out and cool it for about 5 minutes before taking your freshly baked cappuccino-chip muffins from the muffin cups. Serve hot or at room temperature and enjoy them with a steaming cup of coffee, tea or milk.

By following these easy steps, you will now have delicious cappuccino-chip muffins in no time. You can be sure to impress your guests or relish them by yourself!

Substitutions and Variations

“Say hello to your new favorite breakfast treat!”

Are you in the mood for something different? You can easily switch up this recipe and make it your own! Here are some substitutions and variations to try:

– Substitute margarine or coconut oil for the butter in this recipe for a dairy-free option.

– Want a stronger coffee flavor? Use more instant coffee granules or espresso powder in the batter.

– Feel free to swap out the chocolate chips for other mix-ins. Miniature semisweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or chopped nuts would all work well in this recipe.

– Add a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to the batter for a fall twist on these cappuccino-chip muffins.

– Feeling extra indulgent? Make cappuccino chocolate chunk muffins by using chunks of dark chocolate instead of chocolate chips.

– You can also use this recipe as a base for other flavored muffins! Swap out the instant coffee granules for cocoa powder and add some peppermint extract for a delicious mocha chip muffin.

Remember, experimenting with substitutions and variations is part of the fun of baking! Don’t be afraid to get creative and make the recipe your own.

Serving and Pairing

“Coffee + muffins = the perfect start to any day”

The cappuccino-chip muffins recipe is not just an ordinary muffin recipe – it is a delightful breakfast or snack with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, delectable chocolate chips, and a fluffy texture. These muffins could be served straight out of the oven topped with cascading melted butter or cream cheese.

As a barista, I recommend pairing these muffins with an aromatic cup of coffee such as a cappuccino, espresso or café latte to enhance the flavors of the cappuccino chip muffins. The natural acidity in coffee complements the sweetness in the muffins making them even more irresistible.

These muffins are also suitable as a brunch dish paired with a fresh fruit salad, scrambled eggs or smoked salmon to add some variety to your meal. Its unique flavor will certainly impress your guests and leave them craving for more.

Additionally, you may consider adding some whipped cream frosting to make for an elegant dessert to balance the bittersweetness on your taste buds. You can also sprinkle powdered sugar on top to give it that extra sweetness element for an enthralling flavor experience.

Whether you’re hosting a tea party or entertaining friends at home, this recipe offers an excellent treat that everyone will appreciate. These versatile treats could also be enjoyed on their own as snacks during long road trips, picnics, or school/work breaks.

So go ahead and indulge in these delicious cappuccino-chip muffins either alone or paired with your choice of coffee choices as they are sure to satisfy any luscious craving you may have!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Treat yourself to a sweet and flavorful muffin”

The beauty of these cappuccino-chip muffins is that they can be made ahead of time, stored and reheated for a quick and easy breakfast, snack or dessert. Here are some tips to ensure the best results:

Make-Ahead: You can make the muffin batter up to 24 hours in advance and store in the refrigerator until ready to bake. The flavors of the muffins will even deepen during this resting period.

Storing: Once baked, let the muffins cool completely before storing them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. For longer storage, keep them in the refrigerator for up to a week, or in the freezer for up to three months.

Reheating: To enjoy your muffins warm and fresh from the oven at any time, simply reheat them by placing them in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for 5-10 minutes, or microwave them for 10-20 seconds. They will taste just as delicious as when they were freshly baked.

For an extra special touch, top reheated muffins with a dollop of whipped cream cheese frosting infused with vanilla extract and instant coffee granules. This adds an indulgent depth of flavor and texture that will take your cappuccino-chip muffins to the next level.

By following these make-ahead, storing and reheating tips, you can easily incorporate these delightful cappuccino-chip muffins into your busy schedule without sacrificing flavor or quality.

Tips for Perfect Results

“Cappuccino lovers, this one’s for you!”

If you’re like me, you want your muffins to come out perfect every single time. But sometimes, even following the recipe to a T isn’t enough. Don’t worry, I’ve got some tips for you to ensure that your cappuccino-chip muffins turn out picture perfect every time.

Tip #1: Measure Your Ingredients Precisely

Baking is a science and requires accurate measurements. To achieve the best results, measure each ingredient precisely using measuring cups and spoons. Be especially careful when measuring flour and baking powder as too much or too little of either can drastically affect your muffin’s consistency.

Tip #2: Don’t Overmix the Batter

Overmixing can make your muffins tough and chewy. Mix the batter with gentle strokes just until everything is combined. A few small lumps are perfectly normal.

Tip #3: Use Non-Stick Muffin Liners

Using non-stick muffin liners will prevent the muffins from sticking to the pan and ensure that they come out clean and evenly shaped.

Tip #4: Add Extra Chocolate Chips

Who doesn’t love extra chocolate chips in their muffins? Add a few more chocolate chips than the recipe calls for to take your muffins to the next level of indulgence.

Tip #5: Use Fresh Ingredients

Using fresh ingredients guarantees that your muffins will taste delicious and have the right texture. Make sure to check expiration dates and use everything before it goes bad.

Follow these tips, and you’ll be able to enjoy delicious cappuccino-chip muffins every time you make them!

Bottom Line

If you’re looking for an exciting twist to your traditional muffin recipe, look no further than these cappuccino-chip muffins! With their bold espresso flavor and irresistible chocolate chunks, they are sure to become a new favorite.

While the ingredient list may seem daunting, I promise that the recipe is easier than it looks. And with a few substitutions and variations, you can customize these muffins to suit your own tastes.

So why not give this recipe a shot today? Whether enjoyed as a breakfast treat or served as a dessert at your next dinner party, these cappuccino-chip muffins are sure to impress.

Cappuccino-Chip Muffins

Cappuccino-Chip Muffins Recipe

One of my favorite "grown-up" muffins with so many possibilities!!!! I have experimented with the flavored instant coffees (french vanilla is AWESOME!!), and I have also made these muffins using white chocolate chips. I sometimes just whip up a batch of the spread to eat on toast or bagels. SOOOO YUMMY!!!!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian (inspired)
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 320.2 kcal



  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine, melted
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • In food processor, combine spread ingredients; process until well blended.
  • Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinamon, and salt.
  • In another bowl, stir milk and coffee granules until coffee is dissolved.
  • Add butter, egg, and vanilla and mix well.
  • Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened (batter will be lumpy).
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups 2/3 full.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 17-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean.
  • Cool for 5 minutex before removing muffins to wire rack.
  • Serve with spread for topping.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 1132gCalories: 320.2kcalCarbohydrates: 40.3gProtein: 4.8gFat: 16.5gSaturated Fat: 10.1gCholesterol: 51.2mgSodium: 273.2mgFiber: 1.5gSugar: 21.4g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Breads, Oven, Quick Breads, Small Appliance, Sweet
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