cappuccino muffin

January 13, 2016 ,

Simple and rich muffins that come together in 30 minutes or less.  Although the title of this recipe makes it sound like these muffins will have a super-strong coffee taste, it is more of an undertone to the dark chocolate.

This recipe calls for unsweetened baker’s chocolate, this is chocolate in its rawest form, with no sugar or other ingredients added, unsweetened chocolate is definitely not candy (I definitely don’t recommend eating it plain).  The batter will taste fairly bitter due to the chocolate, but mellows and sweetens after baking.  Dusting some icing sugar on top can add some sweetness if desired

These muffins are a great addition to breakfast (with coffee of course) or could be dressed up for dessert.

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Yields: 12 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy yogurt
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup (40g) unsweetened bakers chocolate, finely chopped (or vegan chocolate chips)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Line a muffin tin with 12 liners.

2. Combine the milk, oil, yogurt, vinegar, chocolate, cocoa, sugar, coffee, and salt together in a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl.

3. Mix the flour, baking powder, and baking soda together in a medium bowl.  While stirring, add the dry ingredients into the wet, until evenly mixed.

4. Divide the batter among the muffin liners.  Bake for 16-20 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool on a wire rack before serving.  Top with sifted icing sugar for some extra sweetness.

Notes:

Make it gluten-free: substitute rice flour for the all-purpose flour

Muffins keep for 3 days in an airtight container

Adapted from Home-Cooked Vegan Comfort Food, by Celine Steen and Joni Marie NewmanScreen Shot 2016-01-25 at 1.02.18 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References:

Nutrition facts from: CRON-O-Meter

Unsweetened chocolate. (2016) Retrieved from: cooksillustrated.com