Tuesday, March 5

Greek Yogurt and Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins



This past week my oldest was on school vacation, lucky for him we also had tons of sticky snow dumped on us so there was a  lot of play time outside. I especially loved these days because I had no place to be, and plenty of time to bake on those cold snowy days. It was a win win for all parties involved. I get new blog material. The kids get hot muffins for breakfast or fresh baked cookies after a hard day of building snow forts.

I always love days where I get to eat chocolate for breakfast. I try to convince myself that it is ok to each chocolate chips IF they are in a muffin. Seriously though, lets not joke around. We all know muffins are just cupcakes without frosting.

Even if these may just be cakes under the disguise as breakfast, they do include Greek yogurt and coffee so... breakfasty right?

These muffins are a classic chocolate chip muffin with a couple twists, one being the yogurt, the other being a bit of espresso powder, and some orange zest. The orange, coffee, and chocolate flavors just worked so well together. Top it off with some raw sugar and you have yourself a winner! (And lets lie to ourselves and call this a well balanced breakfast.....)



Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cups sugar
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
2 eggs
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tbs of orange zest
1/2 tbs espresso powder
1 cup milk chocolate chips
2 tbs raw sugar (for topping)

Directions:

 Preheat oven to 350.

In a large mixing bowl sift together flour, baking soda, salt and espresso powder. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, cream sugar and yogurt. Mix in oil, then your eggs one at a time.


On medium speed mix in your flour mixture one cup at a time just until it is incorporated.

With a rubber spatula fold in your chocolate chips and orange zest.

Drop batter into muffin  cups or a greased muffin pan. Sprinkle raw sugar over the tops, and bake for about 25-30 minutes. Or until a tooth pick is inserted in the center and it comes out clean.

Recipes yields 24 muffins.

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24 comments:

  1. I'd like 16 to go. And a large coffee. You do deliver, right?

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    1. No but you are welcome to come visit anytime ;)

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  2. Can I come over for breakfast with you? Those sound awesome!!!

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  3. I love using Greek yogurt in muffins! Great flavors!

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    1. Thanks. Me too! Reduces the fat and increases the protein and calcium. WIN!

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  4. I've been baking a lot with Greek yogurt lately and I love it. This is going onto my must-bake-next list. Thanks, Carrie! And when chocolate is in a muffin like this, it is definitely appropriate for breakfast ;)

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    1. I use it in almost every cake or brownie recipe. Love it! And chocolate is so ok in a muffin like this ;)

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  5. Nice!! I made a chocolate cake very similar this morning (sans chocolate chips) for my mom's birthday! I'm going to top it with peanut butter frosting, but now I'm kinda sad I didn't think to kick it up with a few chips in there.

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    1. Thanks Melissa. PB frosting sounds mighty good right now. It's my favorite.

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  6. I have never thought about combining orange with coffee and chocolate. It sounds like a winning combination. And these muffins look so fluffy and light!

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    1. I know it was an odd combo but it worked!

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  7. Oh my gosh... these are perfect! I haven't had a muffin in ages.

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  8. Girl, you can put just about anything into a muffin and it becomes a "well balanced" breakfast. ;-)

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    1. Haha I need to follow this logic more often.

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  9. Love that you used Greek yog and coffee and chocolate! A perfect muffin!

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  10. These look soo good! I haven't done a lot of baking with greek yogurt but it looks good.

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  11. Hi, are these mini muffins or full size muffins? (They look wonderful, by the way.)

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    1. Thanks, They are regular sized muffins.

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  12. These belong in the Muffin Hall of Fame!

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  13. I only made 12 regular size muffins with this recipe T.T

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  14. I only made 12 regular size muffins with this recipe T.T

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