Cappuccino Chip Muffins


  • Makes8 to 8 servings

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 egg

  • 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.

This article was originally published on Feb 01, 2007

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