Cappuccino Mini Chip Muffins

Who doesn't like homemade baked goods? Most people do not make their own baked goods, and I am not counting making a box cake or brownie mix as "homemade" even though it was made in your home. Sure most of you who are reading this blog make your own cookies, cakes, muffins, and brownies, but you are foodie people and it is just what you do.

I think the days of baking have fallen by the wayside. With the rush, rush of everyday life, making a batch of chocolate chip cookies or pumpkin muffins is a thing of the past. Stopping by the local grocery store for a package of super sugary treats with an ingredient list longer than the phone book is the norm. Instead of the packaged treats, pick up a bag of Nestle Semi- Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips which are perfect in Cappuccino Mini Chip Muffins.

It only takes a about 30 minutes to bake up a batch of mini muffins; about the same amount of time it takes you to run to the grocery store to buy the same treat. And your version will taste so, so much better.

Bake up a batch today.

Cappuccino Mini Chip Muffins

adapted from a recipe in The American Country Inn and Bed & Breakfast Cookbook

makes about 30 mini muffins

1/2 cup butter
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

In a small saucepan, melt butter with milk. Set aside to cool. When cool, add egg and vanilla extract and stir to combine.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, espresso powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add butter/milk mixture and stir to just combine. Stir in chocolate chips.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin pan. Bake for 10 - 11 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes and then remove from pan.


The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

They sound great! Look great too!

Patsyk said...

I love baking, and it's so nice to share those baked goods with my boys in their lunchboxes! I know many moms who don't do that, but I feel like it's a nice way to show them I'm thinking of them even when they are at school.

Your muffins look fabulous!

Robin Sue said...

I think I need a few of these right now- I am craving sweets terribly today!

Jamie said...

I think baking homeade treats are so much better than the packaged ones and they taste better. My daugters love when I bake and I hope I'm passing on the tradition to them. I just printed out this recipe to give a try. Thanks for sharing.

Jessica said...

These look delicious! I just read an entry on another blog about how to stock up on muffins and freeze them. I'd love to try this recipe!

Anonymous said...

These sound delicious! I am going to have to give them a try!


teresa said...

i want a bunch for breakfast right now, they're so cute!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

What a perfect way to start my day...any day:D

kat said...

I find I really dislike store bought baked goods so I'd much rather have them less often & bake them at home when I have the time.

George@CulinaryTravels said...

They look so cute and so delicious too, perfect.

Donna-FFW said...

Have I told you lately that I love your blog? These are next on my list to make.

Debbie said...

They look so good. Just perfect to have with my coffee....I'm sure I could eat these every day with my coffee!

Colleen said...

I love using mini chips - they add such a nice texture. And I have some instant espresso hanging out in my pantry I need to use up - can't wait to make these!

Lisa Johnson said...

Hi Amy! Chocolate chips and coffee are the perfect flavor combination. These muffins look delicious and I so love your food and baking philosophy. I don't understand why more people don't bake from scratch. Well, hopefully we can all do some convincing! And thanks for dropping by my blog. : )

Jamie said...

Oh, I love this! What a combo of fabulous flavors! These great muffins will definitely get made in my house very soon! And I must say that once I started making my own muffins, cakes, cookies or anything there was no going back - what a flavor difference!

Anonymous said...

I am more of a cook than baker, but these muffins look great!

Asri said...

very yummy, so good for health.

Chats the Comfy Cook said...

Great flavors in a muffin.