Cafe Mocha Mini Muffins
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
- 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
- 1/3 cup boiling water
- 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
- 3 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided
- In a small bowl, dissolve coffee granules in water. Stir in the oats; set aside. In another bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla and oat mixture. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to oat mixture just until moistened. Stir in 1/3 cup chocolate chips.
- Fill foil- or paper-lined miniature muffin cups three-fourths full. Sprinkle with remaining chips. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts1 muffin: 81 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
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Feb 18, 2014
These are rich and delicious. I made them in traditional-sized muffin pan. I increased the cooking time a bit to accommodate the upsize. Who cares if they sink in the middle or don't rise significantly? They're DELICIOUS!!!!! Maybe just add a tiny bit of extra flour and baking powder if you want them to rise a lot. I like them the way they are?they're like brownies. YUMMMM
Apr 2, 2012
I'm sorry that some of you are having problems with the recipe. Because of your feedback, we've retested the recipe in our test kitchen. We had a hard time removing them from the pans as well but were able to remove them without problem from paper or foil liners. We did not, however, have a problem with the muffins sinking. Sometimes baked goods fall if they are underbaked - you might try baking them for just a couple minutes longer. - Peggy Woodward, RD, Food Editor
Jan 1, 2012
I made these delectable muffins this morning for the New Year! They were so moist and very chocolately; I've added them to my recipe box!
Aug 14, 2011
I sprayed the muffin tins with cooking spray, but could not get the muffins out intact. All I have are crumbles with a few tops. I really like the flavor though, so I'll turn these into a trifle and maybe grease the tins next time or try paper liners.
Jul 7, 2009
Made a batch for my co-workers and some for my husband. An all around hit. Definitely should make extra, they go fast!
Apr 26, 2009
mine sank as well, ive tried baking these a few times, and can never get them to come out ok, il never try it again! my muffins usually turn out great, i do a few batches every week.
Apr 19, 2008
Try adding extra flour. Depending on your altitude, could take between 1 or 2 extra TBLS flour. You'll also want to increase cooking time by 1-2 minutes. I hope this works for you!
Dec 12, 2007
Did yours sink in the middle as they were cooling?
Dec 12, 2007
I was so excited to see a muffin recipe with coffee as an ingredient; but my first batch turned out 'looking' horrible. They sunk in the middle as they cooled. Any thoughts???