With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Coffee-Break Muffins

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Coffee-Break Muffins



mmm... good!  Good enough to merit an unsolicited text from my sweetheart who took one to work for a snack.

Coffee-Break Muffins
Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan
12 muffins


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup strong coffee, cooled
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled (1 stick)
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Position oven rack in center of oven; preheat to 400°; butter or spray 12 regular-size muffin cups in muffin pan; place muffin pan on baking sheet.

In a big bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, espresso powder, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.

Stir in the brown sugar, making sure there are no lumps.

In a large glass measuring cup, whisk the coffee, melted butter, egg, and vanilla until combined.

Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients and, with a whisk, gently but quickly stir to blend; don't worry about being thorough, a few lumps are better than over-mixing the batter.

Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups.

Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a pick comes out clean.
Transfer pan to a rack and cool for 5 minutes before carefully removing each muffin from its mold.

Serving Size 1 muffins @Calories 196 (without added chocolate chips)

I added chocolate chips to the batter and a light glaze on top.


Ann said...

Boy those do look delicious. I just made cupcakes yesterday and thought about putting chocolate chips in them and then I forgot...lol
Cute text from your husband.

Dishesdone said...

I wish I were having some right now! Delicious!
Love the text from your sweetheart, very sweet!

natalia said...

Ciao ! I totally agree they were great, my husband didn't want to share them at work !!!

NanaDiana said...

Just one question for you- Where's mine? I will send you a text too! They look yummy! Diana

Susan said...

They look pretty decadent, LDH. I think you should have your own tv cooking/baking show. You and Rachel! I'd watch you both! Susan

crochet lady said...

Looks like a perfect excuse to take a break.

Kathleen said...

They look delicious! And the pics of the Monarchs are just lovely!

Jeannette said...

i love unsuspecting sweet texts :) your muffins look amazing!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

These look like they'd be wonderful with coffee or tea! They must have been for your hubby to send you such a cute text ;)

Rhiani said...

The glaze may not have added much to the flavor, but it does look pretty :) I'm so glad you and your hubby enjoyed these!

Flourchild said...

Ahhh what a sweet message from your husband! Im glad you enjoyed them! Your glaze looks so good...you have the best pictures!

Pamela said...

Great shots of the muffins. I agree...the chocolate made these for me, too.


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