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Rich Chocolate Espresso Muffins

By Rachel
October 22, 2023

These rich chocolate espresso muffins are light and airy, the perfect sweet treat. Chocolate muffin batter made with fresh espresso and AE Dairy whole chocolate milk studded with chocolate chips. Serve warm with a slather of softened butter or with your afternoon coffee! A great on the go snack the whole family will enjoy.

Rich Chocolate Espresso Muffins

Highlights of the chocolate muffins:

  • Quick one-bowl recipe
  • Loaded with chocolatey flavor
  • Family favorite
  • Light & airy texture
  • Done in about 30 minutes
  • Can be made without a stand or hand mixer
  • Espresso adds a rich flavor
  • Simple ingredients
Rich Chocolate Espresso Muffins

AE Dairy’s whole chocolate milk adds extra chocolate flavor while creating a light and airy texture. Even better, once your muffins are done they go great with a big glass of chocolate milk!

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First Steps:

  • Combine oil and sugar, whisk to combine
  • Add in eggs, milk, espresso, and vanilla
  • Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl

Pro tips & tricks for perfect muffins:

  • Line or grease your muffin pan so nothing sticks
  • Don’t overmix muffin batter
  • Fill muffin cups 2/3rds full so they do not bake over
  • Top with extra chocolate chunks or chips before baking
  • Allow to cool on a wire rack so the bottoms don’t get soggy
  • Top with flaky sea salt and a smear of peanut butter or honey
Rich Chocolate Espresso Muffins

Grocery Store List & Substitutions:

  • Vegetable Oil
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Whole eggs, room temperature
  • Vanilla extract
  • AE Dairy Whole Chocolate Milk, or use white milk
  • Fresh brewed espresso, cooled, could substitute cooled coffee for a milder taste
  • All-purpose flour
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Baking soda
  • Kosher Salt
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips, or substitute dark chocolate or milk chocolate

Second Steps:

  • Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients
  • Add in chocolate chips

Tools I used for this easy chocolate recipe:

gooey, fresh baked chocolate muffin

Serve your fresh muffins warm with a slather of softened butter or peanut butter. These go great with a glass of milk or cup of coffee – they also make a quick on the go snack! If you don’t have espresso, use instant coffee to make a strong ounce.

Can I freeze these Chocolate Espresso Muffins?

Absolutely! These do great in the freezer, bake according to the recipe and allow to cool completely. Transfer to an airtight bag or container and keep in the freezer for 5-6 months. Simply take out as many muffins as desired and allow to come to room temperature or microwave, and enjoy! I suggest making a double batch if you plan to freeze some!

Try these other easy AE Dairy Recipes!

Easy 2 Ingredient Frosted Lemonade

Creamy Cottage Cheese Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Edible Cottage Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Delicious Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls in the Air Fryer

3 Ingredient No-Churn Banana Frozen Yogurt

Final Steps:

  • Fill muffin cups 2/3rds full with batter
  • Top with extra chocolate
  • Bake until set

Instructions for the Rich Chocolate Espresso Muffins:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line or grease a muffin tin, set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar and oil, whisk well to combine. Add in the milk, espresso, eggs, and vanilla and whisk again until smooth.
  • In a separate mixing bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda, stir to mix. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mix until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips, if desired set a few aside to top the muffins with. Using a measuring spoon or a portion scoop, scoop batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each one 2/3rds of the way full. Top with reserved chocolate chips if desired.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F, for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool and enjoy.
espresso chocolate muffins on a wire rack
Rich Chocolate Espresso Muffins

Rich Chocolate Espresso Muffins

5 from 1 vote
Chocolate espresso muffin batter loaded with rich chocolate chips
Servings 18 Muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Equipment

  • Muffin Tin

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Whole eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup AE Dairy Whole Chocolate Milk
  • 1 oz. Fresh brewed espresso, cooled
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 8 oz. Semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line or grease a muffin tin, set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar and oil, whisk well to combine. Add in the milk, espresso, eggs, and vanilla and whisk again until smooth.
  • In a separate mixing bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda, stir to mix. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mix until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips, if desired set a few aside to top the muffins with. Using a measuring spoon or a portion scoop, scoop batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each one 2/3rds of the way full. Top with reserved chocolate chips if desired.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F, for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool and enjoy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 238kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 4gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 136mgPotassium: 183mgFiber: 3gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 47IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 2mg
Author: The Hearty Life
Calories: 238kcal
Cost: $
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Chocolate Muffins, Espresso, Muffins

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half gallon of AE chocolate milk

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