Espresso Chocolate Muffins Recipe

espresso chocolate muffins
Yvonne Ruperti

Chocolate for breakfast? You don't need a better reason to get out of bed than that. Especially when it's in the guise of a muffin.

Note: I used a standard size muffin tin with 1/3 cup volume. If your muffin tin has smaller cups, your yield will be higher.

Recipe Facts



Active: 15 mins
Total: 45 mins
Serves: 12 muffins

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  • 2 cups (10 ouncesall-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup (1 1/2 ouncescocoa powder

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 cup (5 1/4 ouncesgranulated sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, divided


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Spray standard muffin tin with non-stick pan spray. Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into medium bowl; set aside. In large bowl, whisk sugar with eggs until light, about 30 seconds. Whisk in oil, milk, vanilla, and espresso until combined.

  2. Whisk dry mixture into wet mixture until just combined. Stir in 1 cup chips.

  3. Evenly divide batter between muffin cups and sprinkle with remaining chips. Bake until set, 17 to 19 minutes. Let muffins cool in pan 15 minutes, then remove muffins from tin and place on wire rack to cool.

Special equipment

Standard size muffin pan

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
329 Calories
14g Fat
48g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 329
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 247mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 153mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)