Morning coffee….in a muffin. Coffee Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins

I guess I am on a roll with muffins these days (heh heh heh)

This one is probably in my top three favourite muffins. Ever.
A good friend brought some over for a breakfast get-together I hosted some time ago (like, a year or more ago) and I have never forgotten those muffins. The best I’d ever enjoyed. I believe the most impacting way to share a recipe with a friend is to share the finished product with them….works for me! (Anyone else have a good one to share[with me]? Anyone? Hello?)

It really needs no introductions (though that is what I am doing) – all you need to do is read the recipe and you will see how wonderful it is! Coffee! Chocolate! Walnuts!
Can a morning (or dinner) get any better than that?
I submit that it cannot.

Coffee Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins
Recipe found in the Frog Commissary Cookbook, no longer in print,
and given to me instead through a good friend. Thanks, Nora!

1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 Tablespoons instant espresso powder, dissolved in
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
2 eggs, beaten
2/3 cup milk
1 3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon baking powder
3/4 cup chocolate chips (preferably 60% cacao)
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped and toasted walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line muffin pan with baking cups.
Cream butter and sugars together. Mix in espresso that has been dissolved in the vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine eggs and milk.
Whisk together dry ingredients in a third bowl.
Alternate adding milk mixture and flour mixture to the butter and sugars.
Gently fold in walnuts and chocolate chips.
Bake in preheated oven 20-25 minutes. Cool about 5 minutes and remove from tins.

Best enjoyed with,well you know, coffee.
And a friend.


9 thoughts on “Morning coffee….in a muffin. Coffee Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins

  1. krys – tomorrow, tomorrow, i’ll bring some, tomorrow….

    tara – let me know what you think! so good!

    s’kat – please do! i am mostly a walnut fan, but always willing to try something new!

    court – i submit that it will. :0)

  2. Holy cow! That sounds like something worth waking up for. I adore all things coffee and I think you’ve posted a winner here.

  3. danielle – thanks! they really are perfect.

    acme – these were totally worth waking up for. even taking a nap right after breakfast and then waking up for some more. and then another nap after that…. đŸ™‚
    you should totally make ’em if you adore coffee. and be sure to use instant espresso granules and NOT instant coffee – it really makes a dif.

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