Coffee and chocolate together in a moist and tender muffin. Need I say more?
This is my version of the OMG muffin.
I brought three dozen of these into work on snack day once. I warmed them slightly in the toaster oven before carrying them into the boardroom for our morning meeting. Halfway through, I could see some people licking their fingers as they gazed lovingly at their half eaten muffin. An hour later, all three trays were completely empty.
I have since then adjusted this recipe. Mainly because of my growing concern regarding the types of food we eat, especially fat. After some research, here is what I found:
According to Authority Nutrition, these are considered healthy fats. This is ‘real food’, they have some nutrients and should be included as part of a well balanced diet.
1) Coconut Oil
2) Butter from grass-fed cows
3) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Vegetable oils should be completely avoided. These are all highly processed, refined and have little to no nutritional value.
6) Safflower oils
8) Grape seed
9) Rice bran
Being more aware of what we put into our bodies is a good thing. All it takes is one small change at a time.
The decision to replace vegetable oil with butter also made these muffins taste a hundred times better.
Adapted from Robin Hood.
- ½ cup butter
- ¾ cup lightly packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoon instant coffee granules
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup miniature chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tbsp cocoa
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
- ¼ cup miniature chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper cups.
- Cream butter and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl.
- Beat in egg.
- Stir in buttermilk, vanilla and coffee granules.
- Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.
- Mix dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients just until moistened.
- Fold in chocolate chips. Do not over mix.
- Scoop batter into prepared muffin pan using an ice cream scoop.
- To make the topping: Combine brown sugar, cocoa, cinnamon, coffee granules and chocolate chips. Sprinkle mixture on top of each muffin.
- Bake 15-17 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean.