Tuesday, September 21, 2010

TWD - Coffee-Break Muffins


This week’s TWD recipe is Coffee Break Muffins and was chosen by Rhiani of Chocoholic Anonymous. I try to have muffins in the freezer for my husband for his lunches at all times, so it was appropriate to make these as I needed to make muffins to stock up the freezer in the weekend. The only thing is that neither my husband nor I are coffee drinkers, so I usually wouldn’t purposely make something coffee flavoured. This muffins are quite strongly coffee flavoured as well, using a cup of coffee instead of milk and also having an added tablespoon of espresso powder.

I decided to add chocolate chips to the muffins to give them a little more oomph and to perhaps add something extra to detract a little from the whole coffeeness of the muffins. While the chocolate was a great addition, I must say we were pleasantly surprised by the muffins – the coffee flavour wasn’t strong enough to put off a non coffee drinker. I would make these muffins again as they were really easy (as muffins usually are) and I imagine if I was a coffee drinker they would go well with a cup of coffee. See if the other TWDers agree here.

10 comments:

Cakelaw said...

Glad that you guys liked them, and the chocolate was a great addition.

Zeetra said...

Tammy, can you please direct me to where I can find the recipe please.
I have been to the link that you post,but I cant see any recipes there.
Much appreciated.

Tammy said...

Hi Zeetra

If you follow the link to Rhianni's blog, I am sure she will have the recipe up in the next day

Tammy

jillbert said...

Your chocolate chip version looks delicious, and those are cute muffin papers! It's funny that there's so much coffee in these, but they don't taste that much like coffee.

Jeannette said...

i LOVE your liners!! glad that everyone enjoyed them!

Rhiani said...

I'm sorry my delay in posting caused problems for those looking for the recipe!

I'm glad you enjoyed these Tammy, I think chocolate and coffee are always a great match, but you are right - the coffee flavor is not nearly as strong as you would expect just reading the recipe.

Flourchild said...

They look really good, I love you paper muffin cups!
I tried mine with chai tea, they turned out yummy!

Pamela said...

I loved them with chocolate!! They look really good, too!

TeaLady said...

Also not a coffee fan, but the subtleness of the flavor was just right. Try them with cocoa powder.

Katrina said...

Hi Tammy

I made these muffins, with the chocolate chips, today to take on a picnic (school holidays) and we loved them!

Katrina