Chocolate Chip Cappuccino Muffins


Anybody who knows anything about me, knows that if they did a blood test on me, they would find that it is about 50% Starbucks Coffee.  I love Starbucks and have my best friend Allen to blame for it.   He showed up one time years ago with an iced coffee from Starbucks and of course I snatched it away to get a taste.  Well, he didn’t get it back, and from that moment on I was hooked.  To this day, Allen, I, and another great friend of mine (Sal) meet every Sunday morning for coffee at Starbucks.

Well it just is meant to be that I am going to incorporate Starbucks Coffee somehow in a recipe.  My grandmother used to make cupcakes with instant coffee in them.  Well now that Starbucks has its “VIA” instant packets, I knew I could do the same.  So tweaking her recipe a bit, I came up with Chocolate Chip Cappuccino Muffins.  I think you all will find them very tasty.  They might even give you a little boost in the morning.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 package Starbucks VIA Italian Blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate mini-chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line muffin tins with papers or grease liberally.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, espresso or instant coffee,salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix milk, butter, egg, and vanilla until combined. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture only until combined. Do not over mix. Fold in chocolate chips.
Fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake 15 to 20 minutes for standard muffins, 10 to 12 minutes for mini-muffins.
Cappuccino muffins freeze well.
Yields about 12 muffins or about 48 mini-muffins

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4 Comments on Chocolate Chip Cappuccino Muffins

  1. May i know what to use in place of starbucks coffee?? cant wait to try this.. thanks.

  2. Babes, you can use 2 teaspoons of whatever instant coffee you like. I hope you like these.

  3. I made these today (with a generic instant coffee because I didn’t have Starbucks) and they are like cappuccino. I think next time I make them I will add more instant coffee. My boyfriend and I really like these. 🙂

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