Delicious Cappuccino Crunch Muffins Recipe That Satisfies!

Welcome to the world of Cappuccino Crunch Muffins, where coffee meets quick bread muffins. Whether it’s a cozy Sunday morning or a mid-day pick-me-up, nothing beats a warm Cappuccino Crunch Muffin. These muffins are sure to give you that jolt of caffeine you need to power through the day, along with a sweet crunch in every bite.

As a barista, I know the importance of starting your day on the right foot, and that’s why I’m excited to share this recipe with you. With just one bite of these crunchy muffins, you will be transported to your favorite coffee shop, sipping on your favorite cappuccino or latte.

This recipe is perfect for coffee lovers and foodies alike. The combination of instant coffee granules, chocolate chips, and toffee bits adds an extra dimension of flavor and a satisfying crunch that is sure to please even the most discerning palates. Not only are they absolutely delicious but also easy to make–just mix, bake and enjoy!

So whether you’re hosting brunch for friends or just want a simple treat on the go, I invite you to try this amazing Cappuccino Crunch Muffin recipe! Get ready to taste the perfect blend of coffee and crunch that will have you saying “more please!”

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cappuccino Crunch Muffins
Cappuccino Crunch Muffins

If you are someone who loves coffee and muffins, then my Cappuccino Crunch Muffins recipe is surely a treat for you! These muffins are the perfect pick-me-up for any time of the day. You will love these muffins because they are so easy to make, yet incredibly delicious.

These muffins are made with Pillsbury Nut Quick Bread and Muffin Mix that serves as the base. The addition of instant coffee granules and cappuccino crunch creates a heavenly coffee and chocolate flavor that is sure to satisfy all your cravings. Moreover, the toffee bits and chocolate chips add an incredible crunch that makes every bite a delightful experience.

What’s more enticing is that you can customize the recipe to your liking by topping it with cinnamon swirl, cinnamon streusel, or even a chocolate coffee toffee crunch – the options are endless.

These muffins can be prepared in 30 minutes only and make for an excellent breakfast treat or a midday snack. They are perfect to share with friends and family, especially when accompanied by a cup of coffee or tea.

In short, this recipe is the ultimate comfort food tailored for all coffee lovers out there. Make these Cappuccino Crunch Muffins once, and we guarantee that you won’t be able to resist making them again!

Ingredient List

 Start your morning on a delicious note with these Cappuccino Crunch Muffins!
Start your morning on a delicious note with these Cappuccino Crunch Muffins!

Let’s get started with the ingredients for these delicious Cappuccino Crunch Muffins. Here is what you will need:

  • Pillsbury Quick Bread and Muffin Mix (2 cups)
  • Instant coffee granules (2 teaspoons)
  • Unsweetened cocoa (1/2 cup)
  • Baking powder (1 teaspoon)
  • Salt (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Eggs (2 large)
  • Buttermilk (1 cup)
  • Granulated sugar (1/2 cup)
  • Unsalted butter, melted and cooled (4 oz or 1 stick)
  • Chocolate chips (1/2 cup)
  • Toffee bits (1/4 cup)

For the Cappuccino Crunch Topping:

  • Instant espresso powder (1 tablespoon)
  • Brown sugar (1/4 cup)
  • Ground cinnamon (2 teaspoons)
  • Quick Bread and Muffin mix (1/2 packet or about 3/4 cup)
  • Unsalted butter, at room temperature (3 tablespoons)
  • Cream cheese, at room temperature (2 oz)

Make sure to have all of the ingredients ready before starting the recipe to make your baking process smoother.

The Recipe How-To

 One bite of these muffins and you'll be hooked.
One bite of these muffins and you’ll be hooked.

Now, let’s dive into the recipe and get started with making these delicious Cappuccino Crunch Muffins!


Before we start, let’s take a quick look at what ingredients you’ll need for this recipe. Make sure you have the following items in your kitchen:

  • Pillsbury Nut Quick Bread & Muffin Mix
  • Instant coffee granules (use whichever brand you prefer)
  • Eggs
  • Buttermilk
  • Toffee bits
  • Chocolate chips
  • Unsalted butter
  • Cream cheese
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Granulated sugar

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F. Line 14 muffin cups with paper baking cups.
  2. In a large bowl, combine your quick bread and muffin mix contents with the contents of the nut packet, cocoa packet, and instant coffee granules. Mix well.
  3. Add 2/3 cup of water along with eggs, oil (or melted butter), and buttermilk into the dry mixture. Stir until moistened.
  4. Add toffee bits and chocolate chips into the batter mixture and stir well until it’s evenly distributed.
  5. Spoon the batter evenly into the lined muffin cups.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Once you remove them from the oven, let them cool down for about 5 minutes on a wire rack.

Additional tips for your Cappuccino Crunch Muffins

If you can’t find Pillsbury Nut Quick Bread & Muffin Mix in your local grocery store, use any quick bread muffin mix that you can find.

For a more intense cappuccino flavor, add one tablespoon of instant espresso to the dry ingredients of your mix before combining them with other dry ingredients.

To make your Cappuccino Crunch Muffins taste even better, you can serve them warm, with a side of butter or cream cheese.

You can even go a step further and make homemade cappuccino chocolate toffee crunch by mixing cinnamon, brown sugar, instant coffee granules, unsweetened cocoa powder, and butter together until completely blended. Use it as a topping for your muffins before putting them in the oven.

Now that you know how to make these delicious Cappuccino Crunch Muffins, get ready to indulge in a tasty treat that’s perfect for any coffee lover out there!

Substitutions and Variations

 Indulge in the rich cappuccino flavors and crunchy streusel topping.
Indulge in the rich cappuccino flavors and crunchy streusel topping.

One of the best things about baking is the endless possibilities for substitutions and variations. There are so many ways to play around with this Cappuccino Crunch Muffins recipe to make it your own.

If you don’t have instant coffee granules on hand, you can use 2 teaspoons of instant espresso or regular ground coffee instead. This will add a slightly different flavor profile to the muffins but will still give them a delicious coffee kick.

For a different twist on the cappuccino crunch topping, try adding in some cinnamon or cocoa powder. This will change up the flavor and add another layer of complexity to the muffins.

If you want an even more chocolatey treat, you can swap out some of the flour for cocoa powder. You can also add in some chocolate chips or toffee bits into the batter for an extra crunch.

If you’re looking to make these muffins a bit healthier, you can use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour. You can also swap out some of the sugar for honey or maple syrup.

Finally, if you’re feeling adventurous, try playing around with other toppings and mix-ins. Some fun ideas include a cinnamon streusel topping, a cinnamon swirl through the center of the muffin, or even a brown sugar and chocolate chip mixture on top.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to making these Cappuccino Crunch Muffins your own. Get creative and have fun experimenting with different subs and variations!

Serving and Pairing

 Breakfast just got a whole lot better with these flavorful and satisfying muffins.
Breakfast just got a whole lot better with these flavorful and satisfying muffins.

This recipe for cappuccino crunch muffins is incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed in several ways. These muffins are an excellent option for breakfast, especially when served with a cup of hot coffee or a latte made with your favorite espresso blend.

For a sweet treat, pair these muffins with vanilla or caramel ice cream, drizzle some chocolate ganache over them, and top with crushed toffee bits. The combination of the rich and creamy flavors from the ice cream with the crunchy texture of the toffee bits will surely tantalize your taste buds.

Another great way to serve these muffins is as an afternoon snack. Spread some butter or cream cheese on them, and they make for a deliciously satisfying snack that will keep you going throughout the day.

Finally, if you’re having guests over for coffee or tea, consider serving these cappuccino crunch muffins alongside cinnamon coffee cake muffins or chocolate coffee toffee crunch muffins for added variety. The cinnamon swirls in the coffee cake muffins compliment the cappuccino flavor in these muffins perfectly, while the chocolate chips in the toffee crunch muffins add an extra layer of decadence.

No matter how you choose to serve these scrumptious cappuccino crunch muffins, they are sure to please both you and your guests alike!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Make your kitchen smell amazing with these freshly-baked Cappuccino Crunch Muffins.
Make your kitchen smell amazing with these freshly-baked Cappuccino Crunch Muffins.

These cappuccino crunch muffins are perfect for make-ahead meal planning. You can bake these muffins ahead of time and store them for up to five days in an airtight container. To keep them fresh longer, store them in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Storing these muffins is also a breeze! You can store them either at room temperature or in the fridge. However, I would recommend storing them in the fridge if you live in a hot and humid area, as this will preserve the cappuccino crunch and prevent it from becoming soggy.

Reheating these muffins is easy-peasy: just warm them up for 30 seconds in the microwave, and they’re ready to go! The warmth will really bring out the flavors of the coffee granules and chocolate chips. You could also reheat them in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for five minutes.

One thing to keep in mind: if you store these muffins with cappuccino crunch topping, they may not remain as crunchy after reheating. However, that won’t affect their overall taste – these muffins are still going to be delicious even without that satisfying crunch.

Overall, whether you make these muffins on a busy weekday morning or as part of your weekend meal prep routine, they’re an excellent choice for an indulgent breakfast or snack anytime you’re craving it.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or an afternoon snack.
Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or an afternoon snack.

Making perfect cappuccino crunch muffins can be quite a challenge, but with some helpful tips, you can make them perfectly every time. Here are some tips to ensure that your cappuccino crunch muffins come out looking and tasting like they are from a fancy coffee shop (even though you made them at home).

First things first, always use fresh and high-quality ingredients. Using stale or low-quality ingredients can affect the taste and overall quality of the muffins. Make sure you have all the ingredients on hand before starting to bake, so you avoid making any last-minute substitutions.

Secondly, it’s essential to use the correct measurements when adding your ingredients. Measuring cups and spoons are your new best friends! It’s important to correctly measure the amount of liquids such as buttermilk and eggs, as well as the dry ingredients such as quick bread mix and baking powder.

Thirdly, don’t overmix the batter! Over-mixing can result in a tough, rubbery texture in the muffins. Stir until the ingredients are combined, and don’t worry if there are still some small lumps in the batter.

Next up, mix-ins play an important role in these muffins – cappuccino crunch toffee bits and chocolate chips. Make sure both mix-ins are distributed evenly throughout the batter for a flavourful bite in every muffin.

Fifth tip is not to overfill your muffin cups. Fill the paper baking cups two-thirds full of batter so that they have a chance to rise properly without overflowing.

Sixth tip is: watch your oven’s temperature! These muffins need to be baked precisely at 400°F in a preheated oven for best results.

Seventh, allow your muffins cool down completely before storing them in an air-tight container or re-heating them if desired. This will help them retain their moisture while preventing any sogginess.

Lastly, it’s important to have fun and experiment with flavors when making these muffins! Substitute the cappuccino crunch mix for cinnamon streusel or chocolate toffee crunch for a personalized twist on this recipe. Get creative and add your own flair, after all, it’s your baking adventure!

With these tips and some practice, you can confidently serve up the perfect batch of cappuccino crunch muffins, anytime you’re craving a sweet and delicious coffee-flavored treat.

Bottom Line

So there you have it – my recipe for the scrumptious cappuccino crunch muffins. Have you ever tasted such an incredible blend of coffee and muffin? It’s simply unbeatable!

Trust me, once you try baking these muffins with the help of my detailed instructions, you will be amazed at how easy it is to make. Now that you know all the steps, tips, and variations to make this amazing muffin recipe, your mornings are about to get a whole lot better!

So get creative with these cappuccino crunch muffins by adding your favorite flavors and toppings. Serve them warm or cold as an afternoon snack or dessert after dinner. And most importantly, don’t forget to pair them with a cup of hot coffee or tea for a perfect match!

In conclusion, with this recipe, a little bit of patience, and some love for coffee and muffins, you are sure to create a real masterpiece that will wow your taste buds! So head out to your kitchen and start baking! Trust me; you won’t regret it.

Cappuccino Crunch Muffins

Cappuccino Crunch Muffins Recipe

Source: Pillsbury
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 23 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine European
Servings 14 muffins
Calories 99.4 kcal


  • 1 (15 1/2 ounce) package pillsbury nut quick bread mix (Pillsbury Nut Quick Bread & Muffin Mix)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup toffee pieces
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 eggs


  • Heat oven to 400°F
  • Line 14 muffin cups with paper baking cups.
  • In large bowl, combine quick bread mix, contents of nut packet, cocoa and coffee granules; mix well.
  • Stir in toffee bits and chocolate chips.
  • Add buttermilk, oil and eggs; stir just until dry particles are moistened.
  • Divide batter evenly into lined muffin cups.
  • Bake at 400°F for 19 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool 5 minutes.
  • Remove muffins from pan.
  • Serve warm or cool.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 39gCalories: 99.4kcalCarbohydrates: 6.6gProtein: 2.4gFat: 8.2gSaturated Fat: 2.3gCholesterol: 27.3mgSodium: 29.9mgFiber: 1.4gSugar: 4.2g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Breads, Breakfast, Brunch, For Large Groups, Quick Breads
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