Chocolate Espresso Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 muffins
I love chocolate muffins and I love coffee. So I thought it only made sense to combine both into one muffin, perfect for an indulgent breakfast treat.


  • 2/3 cup Dutch-process cocoa
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp espresso powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup King Arthur's cappuccino chips can also use regular choc chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a standard muffin pan with paper cups. (I actually made oversized muffins, which take a little longer to bake)

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, espresso powder, salt. Set aside.

  3. In a measuring cup, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla and vinegar. Add the wet ingredients, along with the melted butter, to the dry ingredients, stirring to blend. Stop after everything is mixed. It's okay if little lumps still remain. Stir in the chocolate or cappuccino chips.
  4. Scoop the batter into the muffin cups, 2/3 full.

  5. Bake the muffins for 18-20 minutes for standard muffins and 20-25 minutes for oversized muffins. Knife inserted should come out clean.


Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Espresso Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 279mg12%
Potassium 305mg9%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 2.8mg16%
Net Carbs 45g90%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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