Late Night Mocha Muffins

20170920_213208[1]Tonight I needed a treat. I have been oh so good lately. Lots of fruit. Nuts as snacks. Sometimes though, a late night homemade sweet treat is all that will satisfy that niggling feeling that simply can’t be cured with an apple.

Now, I am not a coffee drinker. At all. Im a true tea girl. Give me a brew any day. I do, however, adore the smell and taste of coffee in baked goods or chocolate and the only coffee-related drink I can manage is a mocha, where the chocolate masks the bitterness you sometimes get in coffee which suits me nicely.

I decided the mocha flavours would be worthwhile making into a muffin and they work beautifully. I’ve added some walnuts for texture, good quality sugar and dark chocolate,  so they don’t feel too devilish. These would be a perfect late night treat or naughty breakfast on the run. Its a really simple nearly all in one recipe and has limited room for failure, which I love! Easy and tasty! I’ve had one fresh out the oven and I like them a lot! Will have to wait until tomorrow to try them cold!

Ingredients

250g Plain Flour

75g Muscovado Sugar

75g golden Caster Sugar

2 Flat Teaspoons Baking Powder

4 Teaspoons Coffee granules

1 Flat Teaspoon Cinnamon

225ml Whole Milk

110ml Sunflower Oil

Small Pinch of Salt

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

100g dark chocolate Chips

50g Walnuts

20170920_205248[1]Method

Preheat oven to Gas 5

Combine all the dry ingredients in one bowl (Flour, Sugars, Baking Powder, Coffee, Cinnamon, Salt)

Combine all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl (Milk, Oil, Vanilla)

Gently fold the wet mix into the dry until combined

Fold in the chocolate chips and crushed walnuts at the end

Fill up muffin cases about 3/4 full with the mix

Bake for 25 minutes for larger muffins, 20 minutes for smaller cases. I used large paper cases which made 7 very large muffins. Standard paper cases would need less mix in and make about 15 muffins with this mix at small cupcake size.

It will be cooked when a skewer comes out clean

Eat one warm from the oven when the chocolate chips are at their gooey best!

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