Java Muffins Recipe
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Java Muffins Recipe

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If you love your morning java like I do, get a double dose by paring this crunchy pecan-topped muffin with your favorite hot cup of Joe. They travel well and are ideal to take to work - for that mid-morning coffee break, of course. —Zainab Ahmed, Mountlake Terrace, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin: 220 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Add eggs; mix well. Beat in applesauce. In a small bowl, whisk buttermilk, coffee, coffee granules and vanilla until granules are dissolved; gradually add to butter mixture.
  2. In another bowl, whisk flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to butter mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in 1/4 cup pecans.
  3. Coat 12 muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill three-fourths full. Sprinkle with remaining pecans. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Java Muffins in Simple & Delicious August/September 2013, p36

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SABM 119481
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

"why this named as Java Muffins ?"

homemadewithlove 199971
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2013

"Wonderful! These moist muffins are delicious for breakfast, snack, or coffee break. I have even made them substituting the whole wheat flour for buckwheat and the all-purpose for gluten free flour blend."

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