Warning: this is not a healthy, sensible breakfast choice. On the other hand, this killer muffin is an irresistibly delicious little treat - perfect with a tall glass of milk or an afternoon cup of coffee or tea. Go ahead, indulge. You'll be sensible again tomorrow.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp instant coffee powder, (decaf is fine)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease 10 compartments of a muffin pan or line with paper liners.
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, instant coffee, and cinnamon. (If your instant coffee is in big chunky crystals, crush it into a powder before adding so that it mixes more evenly.)
In another bowl, beat together the milk, egg, and vegetable oil. Add to the flour mixture, and stir just until combined. Mix in the chocolate chips. Don't overbeat - just mix everything together and leave it alone.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin pan, filling the cups almost to the top. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick poked into the middle of a muffin comes out clean. Remove from the pan and let cool slightly before serving.
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