I have been lacking inspiration lately. I think I have been using most of my brain power at work, which leaves less space for creativity at home. It is really a drag to cook a wonderful meal, and have no idea how I want to display it, let alone photograph it for the blog. So – I did something for myself this weekend. I spent a sinful four hours on myself at another food photography course – taught by the same person as the last one, and this time accompanied by her husband, another amazing photographer. It was a wonderful way to spend four hours, and I came home completely rejuvenated. It was four hours that I did not think about work, I did not think about taking care of someone or monitoring what was going on – it was just four hours thinking about food and pictures.
So – I can’t say that this picture benefited from my rejuvenation – but I have taken some other photographs, and I am really excited about them – I can’t wait. And speaking of anticipation – I have some big plans this weekend to create a recipe for the Girl Scouts – stay tuned for that one…
I saw these muffins in the last issue of Cooking Light, and my daughters were asking for muffins again. I almost paused when I saw the word coffee – but I figured, as long as they didn’t eat them before going to bed, they would be fine for kids. These were really quick and easy to make, and made a great snack for school – now I have no idea if they were bouncing off the wall afterwards, but I did not receive a note from either of their teachers, so I think they were fine. I used mini-chocolate chips, to ensure a chocolate taste in every bite. Who knows, maybe the combination of coffee and chocolate will give you some inspiration. It’s worth a try – and if it doesn’t work – at least you made some deliciously tasty muffins!
- 2/3 cup whole milk
- 5 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 9 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2 cups)
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup semisweet mini-chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Cooking spray
Preheat oven to 400°.
Combine first 5 ingredients.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk. Make a well in center of flour mixture. Add milk mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moist.
Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 18 minutes or until done. Remove muffins from pan immediately; place on a wire rack.
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11 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip-Coffee Muffins”
Those look fantastic, and I really like the picture. Can’t wait for the Girl Scout recipe! :-)
This is a great picture! I would love to find a class like that around here. I’ll have to keep my eyes open. I’m glad you did something for yourself this past weekend. That’s what I aim to do while on vacation. I’m not going to think about work! :)
What a great idea to take a food photography course. I would love to do that. Your pictures are even better today so you must have remembered something from your class. How do you add a pin in to the bottom of your post in wordpress? Can you send me the link on how you did it? Greatly appreciated. BAM
You are very nice, thanks BAM!! Go to this website, and you will get all the information you need to add a pin: http://betweenheandshe.com/2012/01/10/how-to-add-the-pin-it-button-for-wordpress-com-blogs/
Those are very scrumptious looking muffins. I’d like one or two to start my morning off right! Yum.
Thanks very much!!
I am excited to try this one. The directions mention a milk mixture – but Milk isn’t listed in the ingredients. I will hop over to Cooking Light’s site to see if I am missed anything. Thanks for sharing!!
Hi Megan, thanks so much for letting me know – I forgot an ingredient in the recipe!!! I just fixed it – and you should be all set to make them now. Sorry about that!! This is why it is not good for me to be posting late at night :).
YUMMY! I’ll come borrow the coffee granules to make em!
The boys LOVE muffins!
Thanks Clare for the website link. I hope that word press comes up with a plugin soon as this seems like a lot of steps for every post. Take care, Bam
It was great to meet you in the class, Dawn! Definitely an inspiring, fun and informative day. Your photo looks lovely and these muffins sound terrific. I look forward to our paths crossing again.