Delicious Coffee Muffins Recipe to Curb Your Cravings

Coffee lovers unite! If you’re looking for a delightful new way to get your coffee fix, then look no further than these easy coffee muffins. Bursting with rich, bold flavor and a tender crumb, these cake muffins are perfect for any time of day. Whether you enjoy them for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or for dessert after dinner, they’re sure to satisfy your craving for something sweet and caffeinated.

In creating this recipe for coffee muffins, I drew inspiration from the classic coffee cake. I wanted to take that comforting flavor and turn it into something that you could enjoy on-the-go. So I came up with these coffee cake muffins – they’re like a little slice of cake that fits in the palm of your hand.

Made with brewed black coffee and a touch of instant coffee granules, these muffins have a deep coffee flavor that’s hard to resist. The addition of cinnamon and brown sugar gives them a warm, cozy taste that’s perfect for fall and winter. Trust me when I say that you won’t be able to resist these delicious muffins once you give them a try.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your apron and preheat your oven – it’s time to bake up some delicious coffee muffins!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Muffins
Coffee Muffins

Are you a coffee lover? Then you’ll adore these delicious coffee muffins! Imagine starting your day with the rich aroma of black coffee infused in every bite. These flavorful muffins are perfect for any coffee time, whether it’s a break from work or a cozy weekend morning.

However, these muffins aren’t just for coffee aficionados. They offer a slightly sweet crumbly texture that’s irresistible, making them a perfect addition to any brunch or tea party. In fact, you won’t even need an excuse to whip up a batch!

The recipe ingredients are easy to find and don’t require any fancy gadgets or appliances. You can quickly prepare them with basic baking items from your pantry. Plus, you could easily convert this recipe into gluten-free by swapping out the all-purpose flour for gluten-free flour.

All in all, these coffee muffins are simple to make, easy to customize, and absolutely delightful. After one bite, you’ll be hooked on this bakery-style treat. Don’t take my word for it; give them a try today and thank me later!

Ingredient List

 The perfect coffee muffins to enjoy with your morning brew.
The perfect coffee muffins to enjoy with your morning brew.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup strong black coffee
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature

Crumble Topping

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Coffee muffins are a must-have in any bakery or coffee shop. The perfect combination of cake and muffin, these goodies will make your taste buds dance with joy. This coffee muffin recipe is not only easy to follow but also packed with flavor that you will love. In this section, I have listed the ingredients you will need to make these bakery-style muffins.

The main dry ingredients for this recipe are all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. These ingredients balance each other out and help create a fluffy texture in your muffins. The sugar provides sweetness and adds moisture to the muffins. To enhance the coffee flavor, use a strong brew of fresh black coffee when making this recipe.

For the wet ingredients, you will need vegetable oil, plain yogurt, and two large eggs at room temperature. The vegetable oil helps to keep the muffins moist while the yogurt contributes to the soft texture of these muffins.

To elevate these coffee muffins to another level of deliciousness, we will be adding a crumble topping made of all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon and melted unsalted butter that you will mix until it becomes crumbly before sprinkling on top of your batter.

Now that we’ve got all the ingredients, it’s time to get our muffins baking!

The Recipe How-To

 These muffins provide the perfect balance of caffeine and sugar to start your day off right.
These muffins provide the perfect balance of caffeine and sugar to start your day off right.

Now, it’s time to get baking. Make sure you have all the recipe ingredients before you begin.

Step 1: Prepare the muffin batter

In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 3/4 cup of granulated sugar. Whisk the dry ingredients until well blended.

Then, in another mixing bowl, lightly beat two eggs with a fork or whisk. Add 3/4 cup of plain yogurt, 1/2 cup of black coffee (at room temperature), and 3/4 cup of whole milk. Whisk until you have a smooth mixture.

Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet mixture into it. Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon or spatula until just combined. Do not overmix – it’s okay if there are some lumps in the batter.

Step 2: Create cinnamon coffee crumb topping

In a small mixing bowl, mix together 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 tbsp ground cinnamon, and 1 tbsp instant coffee granules. Then mix in melted butter (3 tbsp) and stir until you get a coarse crumb texture.

Step 3: Fill muffin liners & bake

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line your muffin pan with muffin liner cups or spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Pour your batter into each muffin liner so that they fill about “2/3 to “3/4 full – do not overfill! Then sprinkle on top with cinnamon coffee crumb topping – make sure it is evenly distributed across all muffins.

Bake for approximately 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.

Once baked, allow the muffins to cool on a wire rack before serving. Serve your delicious coffee muffins with a side of butter, your favorite fruit preserve or honey. Enjoy with a cup of black coffee to complete your perfect coffee time experience.

Substitutions and Variations

 Nothing says cozy like freshly baked coffee muffins.
Nothing says cozy like freshly baked coffee muffins.

When it comes to making muffins, there are plenty of substitutions and variations you can experiment with to personalize your recipe.

To make gluten-free coffee muffins, swap the all-purpose flour for a gluten-free flour blend. Another option is to use almond flour or oat flour as a one-to-one replacement for all-purpose flour. In place of plain yogurt, try using coconut cream, almond milk or applesauce as it will add moisture and keep the muffins light and fluffy.

If you don’t have any black coffee on hand but still want that classic flavor, you can replace it with instant coffee granules instead. Simply dissolve 1 teaspoon of instant coffee granules in 1 cup of hot water and use this mixture as you would black coffee in the recipe. If you’re not a fan of coffee, no problem! Simply swap out the black coffee measure for an equal amount of whole milk.

For those who like their muffins extra sweet, try adding in chocolate chips or dried fruit like blueberries, cherries or raisins. A cinnamon crumb topping can also be added for some crunch to each bite.

Lastly, if you want to take your muffins up a notch and turn them into café-style treats, try adding a dollop of whipped cream or frosting on top once they come out of the oven. Get creative with your toppings and let your taste preferences guide you.

Serving and Pairing

 These deliciously moist muffins are like a warm hug in a mug.
These deliciously moist muffins are like a warm hug in a mug.

Imagine biting into a warm, fluffy muffin with the unmistakable aroma of coffee. These coffee muffins are the perfect breakfast for those who like a kick of energy in the morning. The rich, bold flavor of black coffee best accompanies these delightful muffins.

Pair them with a hot cup of black coffee or cappuccino for an ultimate caffeine fix! They’re also great as an afternoon snack that will lift your mood and give you focus for the rest of your day.

The muffins can be served warm or cold, depending on your preference. For a more indulgent experience, try icing them with creamy frosting or dusting them with powdered sugar.

They make excellent party treats too! Serve them alongside blueberry muffins, chocolate chip muffins, or crumb cake recipe offerings to please all palates. The aroma of freshly-baked coffee muffins and these other options will fill the room with homey comfort, proving irresistible to all guests at any gathering.

Make sure to share this satisfying concoction with family and friends, no matter what time of day it is. You’ll become everyone’s favorite baker once they’ve tried these delicious muffins!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A scrumptious twist on the classic coffee cake.
A scrumptious twist on the classic coffee cake.

One of the great things about these coffee muffins is that they can be made ahead of time and stored for later. To make them ahead of time, simply follow the recipe instructions and bake the muffins until they are fully cooked. Once baked, allow the muffins to completely cool down to room temperature.

When you are ready to store your muffins, place them in an airtight container or sealable plastic bag. These will keep fresh for up to three days. If you want to keep them longer, you can freeze them for up to one month. Just make sure that the muffins are wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and placed in an airtight container to prevent freezer burn.

To reheat your muffins, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). Place the muffins on a baking sheet and heat them in the oven for about 5-10 minutes or until they are warmed through. Another way to reheat your muffins is by using the microwave. Simply place a single muffin on a microwave-safe plate and heat it on high for about 20-30 seconds or until it’s warm.

It’s important to note that reheating these coffee muffins will affect their texture and taste slightly. Reheating them in the oven will give you a crispier top while microwaving them may make them slightly chewier. However, both methods work well enough to allow you to enjoy your coffee muffins even after they have been stored.

In conclusion, these coffee muffins are great for meal-prepping and storing for later consumption. You can reheat them quickly when you’re ready to eat which makes it perfect for busy mornings or those days when you’re running late. Just remember to store them properly so they stay fresh longer!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Bite into a warm, freshly baked muffin and let the aroma of coffee and cinnamon fill your senses.
Bite into a warm, freshly baked muffin and let the aroma of coffee and cinnamon fill your senses.

When it comes to baking, even small details can make a big difference in the final result. To ensure that your coffee muffins turn out perfect every time, here are some tips and recommendations:

– Measure your ingredients accurately: Baking is a science, and unlike cooking, where you can improvise and adjust as you go, baking requires precision. Make sure to measure all your ingredients carefully, using measuring cups and spoons, for best results.

– Use room temperature ingredients: This can make a big difference in the texture of your muffins. Room temperature eggs and yogurt will mix more easily with the other ingredients, resulting in a smoother batter and better rise during baking.

– Don’t overmix the batter: Mixing the batter too much can lead to tough or dense muffins. Only stir until all the ingredients are just combined, without any dry spots.

– Use fresh baking powder and baking soda: These leavening agents are essential for giving your muffins their characteristic rise. Make sure they are still active by testing them before you use them.

– Experiment with different variations: Once you have mastered the basic recipe, try mixing things up by adding nuts, fruits, or chocolate chips to the batter. You can also experiment with different types of coffee or spice flavors for added depth and complexity.

– Use the crumb topping generously: The crumb topping is what sets these muffins apart from regular ones. Be generous when adding it on top of your muffins before baking – this will give them a deliciously crunchy texture and added sweetness.

By following these tips, you can be sure that your coffee muffins will turn out perfectly every time. Enjoy them as a breakfast treat or an afternoon snack with your favorite cup of coffee!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these coffee muffins are exactly what you need in the morning to start your day on a high note. They’re so easy to make but taste like they’re fresh from a bakery. The mix of brown sugar, cinnamon and coffee is incredible and will surely awaken your senses. This recipe is so versatile that you can add any kind of topping or filling that you like.

So why don’t you give this recipe a try? I guarantee that it will impress everyone who tries them, whether it be friends, family, or coworkers. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can always put your own spin on the recipe by adding different toppings or fillings.

What are you waiting for? Get in the kitchen and start brewing up some delicious coffee muffins!

Coffee Muffins

Coffee Muffins Recipe

I got this from another website about 5 years ago. A good way to use leftover coffee.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 184.6 kcal


  • 1 cup very strong cold black coffee
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder


  • Preheat oven to 400ºF, grease 12 count muffin pan.
  • Put the coffee, sugar, eggs and yogurt into a bowl and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl mix flour and baking powder. Add dry mix until just combined.
  • Spoon into pans and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

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Serving: 1108gCalories: 184.6kcalCarbohydrates: 37.7gProtein: 4.5gFat: 1.8gSaturated Fat: 0.7gCholesterol: 37.9mgSodium: 82.5mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 17.7g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Breads, Healthy, Quick Breads
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