Delicious Cappuccino Muffins Recipe That You Will Love

Greetings coffee lovers! I am thrilled to share with you my all-time favorite recipe- Cappuccino Muffins. These muffins are a perfect blend of sweet and espresso taste that will enhance your coffee experience like never before. The sweet fragrance of cinnamon and nutmeg coupled with the chocolate chunks provide a unique taste that elevates your morning routine from mundane to extraordinary.

This recipe has been passed down for generations through the Mountain View Country Market. They have mastered the skill of using simple ingredients that are easily available in your pantry, but once mixed together, they create magic. The muffins have an exquisite texture that is both moist and fluffy, perfect for satisfying your craving any time of day.

What truly makes this recipe standout though is its adaptability. You could enjoy them as muffins for breakfast or turn them into an afternoon snack by pairing them with freshly brewed coffee or latte.

So gather up your ingredients, preheat your oven and let’s get started on creating these delectable Cappuccino Muffins!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cappuccino Muffins
Cappuccino Muffins

Calling all coffee lovers! This cappuccino muffin recipe will revolutionize your mornings. Imagine waking up to the rich aroma of freshly baked muffins infused with the flavors of your favorite coffee shop. Not only does this recipe satisfy your caffeine fix, but it also tantalizes your taste buds with its decadent cappuccino chocolate chips.

But that’s not all – these muffins are a crowd-pleaser. You’ll be the star of any breakfast gathering or meeting when you bring a batch of these treats. Your coworkers, family, and friends will be begging for the recipe.

One of the best parts? These muffins are incredibly easy to make. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a beginner, this recipe is fool-proof. Plus, it uses common ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry, such as flour, sugar, and butter.

So why will you love this recipe? It’s convenient, delectable, and a showstopper. Satisfy your sweet tooth and caffeine cravings all in one bite with these scrumptious cappuccino muffins. You won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 Start your day off right with these cappuccino muffins!
Start your day off right with these cappuccino muffins!

Get Ready to Make Delicious Cappuccino Muffins!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this heavenly recipe:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso coffee powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/2 cup cappuccino chocolate chips or chocolate chunks

Most of these items can likely be found in your pantry already, but if not, take a trip to your local grocery store or market. Don’t forget to double-check your pantry before leaving your house! By doing so, it helps you save time and effort.

The Recipe How-To

 Satisfy your coffee and muffin cravings with just one delicious bite.
Satisfy your coffee and muffin cravings with just one delicious bite.

Here’s the step-by-step guide on how to make the coveted Cappuccino Muffins recipe.


  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of instant espresso coffee powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 4 ounces of unsalted butter, melted, and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of cappuccino chocolate chips or chocolate chunks


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Prepare a muffin pan which makes a dozen large muffins.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar, and instant espresso coffee powder.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, beat one egg lightly. Then add in milk, melted butter and vanilla extract until they are evenly distributed.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients slowly while stirring continuously until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  5. Add in cappuccino chocolate chips or chocolate chunks into the batter and fold them in with a spatula.
  6. Fill up each muffin cup to about three-quarters full with the muffin mix using an ice cream scoop or spoon.
  7. After that, bake in a preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool down in the pan for around five minutes.
  9. Lastly , remove muffins from the pan and let them cool on a wire rack until they have cooled to room temperature.

Pro-tip: If you want smaller muffins, split the batter among 18 regular-sized muffin cups and bake at the same oven temperature for 15-18 minutes.

Enjoy your freshly baked Cappuccino Muffins!

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfect for breakfast on the go, a midday pick-me-up, or a sweet treat after dinner.
Perfect for breakfast on the go, a midday pick-me-up, or a sweet treat after dinner.

Do you love trying out different ingredients in your baking? Here are some substitutions and variations you can consider for this cappuccino muffins recipe.

– Flour: You can use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour for a healthier option. However, keep in mind that this may result in denser muffins.

– Chocolate chips: If you’re not a fan of chocolate, you can substitute it with nuts such as chopped almonds or hazelnuts for a bit of crunch.

– Sugar: Brown sugar can be used instead of granulated sugar to add more depth and caramel flavors to the muffins.

– Spices: You can play around with the spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg to suit your preference. Add more or less depending on how strong you want the flavors to be.

– Cream cheese: Instead of cubed cream cheese, you can also use cream cheese frosting to add more sweetness to the muffins.

– Instant coffee granules: If you don’t have instant espresso coffee powder on hand, instant coffee granules is a good substitute. Just make sure it’s finely ground so it mixes well into the batter.

Don’t be afraid to experiment and make this recipe your own! Whether it’s a substitution or variation, these changes will elevate your cappuccino muffin experience.

Serving and Pairing

 No barista skills needed for these muffins. Just follow the recipe and enjoy.
No barista skills needed for these muffins. Just follow the recipe and enjoy.

Now that you have baked these delicious cappuccino muffins, it is time to serve and pair them with the right foods and drinks. These muffins are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a midday snack. They go well with other baked goods such as croissants, danishes, and bagels.

For a savory option, try pairing them with some cream cheese spread mixed with a teaspoon of instant espresso powder. The rich flavor of the espresso compliments the sweetness of the muffin quite well. You can also add some fresh berries like raspberries or strawberries or even a drizzle of honey over the cream cheese.

If you prefer to grab something more nutritious to go alongside your cappuccino muffin, then why not sip on a cold or hot coffee latte? The flavors will complement each other perfectly, and you can even amp up the coffee taste by adding some extra instant espresso powder to your drink. Another great option is an iced chai tea latte, which has a similar spiced flavor profile that can make for an interesting combination.

If you are serving these muffins for a dessert or sweet treat, consider pairing them with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream topping. Add a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg to make it even more indulgent in flavor.

However you choose to serve or pair these cappuccino muffins, I am confident that they will be an instant hit with everyone who tries them!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The aroma of freshly baked muffins combined with the scent of coffee is a match made in breakfast heaven.
The aroma of freshly baked muffins combined with the scent of coffee is a match made in breakfast heaven.

Once you’ve taken a bite of these delicious and fluffy cappuccino muffins, you’ll find yourself wanting to make them again and again. Make a large batch because these muffins can be stored for several days and can be reheated easily. If you’re planning to make these muffins ahead of time, I suggest storing them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. This allows the flavors to settle and gives the muffins a perfectly moist texture.

If you’re not planning on eating all the muffins within two days then freeze them for later! The best way to freeze cappuccino muffins is to place them in an airtight container or plastic bag and store them in the freezer for up to three months. These muffins are perfect for busy mornings when you need a quick breakfast or snack.

To reheat your frozen cappuccino muffins, simply thaw overnight in the fridge then heat them up in the microwave for 15-20 seconds on high power. This will give you warm, delicious muffins that are perfect for any time of day. You can also reheat them in the oven by wrapping them in foil and baking at 350°F (175°C) for 10-15 minutes.

When it comes to reheating, it’s always best to do so using low settings since higher settings may cause your muffins to dry out or become tough. By following these instructions, your cappuccino muffins will taste just as delicious as they did when they first came out of the oven!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Get the same espresso flavor you love in a muffin form with this recipe.
Get the same espresso flavor you love in a muffin form with this recipe.

As a barista, I know that getting the perfect cappuccino muffin can be challenging. But with these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to create the perfect balance of coffee and chocolate in your cappuccino muffins recipe.

Firstly, make sure to use quality ingredients. Use fresh butter, good quality flour, instant espresso coffee powder, and high-quality chocolate chips or chunks. This will heighten the flavor and texture of your muffins.

Secondly, it’s essential never to over-mix your batter. Over-mixing will allow too much air into the batter, making it tough and chewy. Mix until the ingredients are incorporated, but leave some lumps.

Thirdly, make sure you measure all your ingredients correctly. A kitchen scale is particularly useful when measuring flour as it’s easy to add too much flour, which can result in dry and dense muffins.

Next is baking time – it’s crucial not to over-bake your muffins. Over-baking will result in dry muffins that lack moisture and flavor. Bake your cappuccino muffins for around 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the muffin.

Last but not least is presentation; once the muffins are baked, let them cool for a few minutes before removing them from the pan. Arrange them on a plate and add a generous amount of powdered sugar on top for an added touch of sweetness.

By following these simple tips, you’ll have a batch of delicious cappuccino muffins that will impress anyone who tastes them.


As a barista and recipe creator, I have received numerous questions about different types of coffee drinks and how to make them. With that in mind, I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that I often encounter regarding the cappuccino muffins recipe. Most of these queries center around ingredient substitution, variations, calories counts and storage options, among others. Without further ado, let’s address some of the FAQs related to this recipe.

How many calories are in a cappuccino muffin snowflake?

One serving of Snowflake Cappuccino Muffin contains a total of 217 calories.

How many calories in a cappuccino chocolate chip muffin?

The Cappuccino Chocolate muffin from Great Harvest Bread is a tasty treat that comes with 48g of total carbohydrates, 46g of net carbs, 20g of fat, 7g of protein, and packs 390 calories in just half a muffin.

How many calories in a large cappuccino muffin?

Nutritional information is available for various portion sizes of a certain food item. These portion sizes vary from 1 oz to 1 large serving.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Cappuccino Muffins Recipe is a must-try for coffee and muffin lovers everywhere. From the rich, bold flavors of instant espresso coffee powder to the sweetness of chocolate chips, these muffins are sure to satisfy your cravings.

By following this recipe carefully and making use of the tips and recommendations provided, you’ll create a batch of perfect muffins that will be the envy of all who taste them. Whether you’re sharing them at a brunch with friends or enjoying them as a treat for yourself, these cappuccino muffins are sure to impress.

So why not give this recipe a try and see for yourself why it’s a crowd-pleaser? Whether you’re an experienced baker or just starting out, these muffins are easy to make and delicious to eat. With its warm and inviting aroma, they are perfect for breakfast or any time of day.

So go ahead and grab some instant espresso coffee powder, flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and chocolate chips from your grocery store and get ready to whip up some mouth-watering cappuccino muffins! Trust me; you won’t regret it!

Cappuccino Muffins

Cappuccino Muffins Recipe

Coffee is easily one of my favourite 'flavours' (as well as one of my favorite beverages). This is an awesome, coffee-flavoured muffin to enjoy with the second cup of the morning (the first one is always enjoyed on its own).
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Calories 197.4 kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder (or instant coffee)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 375°F
  • Line muffin tins with papers or grease well.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, espresso or instant coffee, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix milk, butter, egg, and vanilla until combined.
  • Stir milk mixture into flour mixture only until combined.
  • Do not over mix.
  • Fill muffin cups 3/4 full.
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes for standard muffins, 10 to 12 minutes for mini-muffins.
  • Cappuccino muffins freeze well.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 65gCalories: 197.4kcalCarbohydrates: 25.6gProtein: 3.4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5.5gCholesterol: 38.7mgSodium: 256.5mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 8.5g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Breads, Quick Breads
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