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Coffee Muffins

Use coffee in your muffins to make them even tastier.If you love your coffee in the morning, you’ll be sure to love these coffee muffins. Use instant espresso granules for a more robust coffee flavour. You can use melted butter instead of the oil, if desired. You can also add 175g chocolate chips at the very end if you want a sweeter, more indulgent ‘mocha muffin’.

Caramello chocolate can be added to this recipe to add melty bits! If you want a for deliciously decadent edge, top with a lush cream cheese coffee icing.

For the perfect afternoon snack, nothing beats these homemade coffee muffins served warm, fresh out of the oven.

Coffee Muffins

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By Marc Spendlove-Kruger Serves: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Use coffee in your muffins to make them even tastier.If you love your coffee in the morning, you'll be sure to love these coffee muffins.


  • 2 cups Self Raising Flour
  • 1 Pinch of Salt
  • 3 eggs
  • Half Cup Sunflower Oil
  • 1 Cup Fresh Cream or Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tbs Instant coffee
  • Half Cup Caster Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
  • 2 teaspoons boiling water
  • 1 cup (160g) icing sugar mixture
  • 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts (to sprinkle)



In a bowl sieve Flour, Sugar and Salt


In another bowl or jug whisk together the wet ingredients.


Add the instant coffee and whisk again till dissolved


Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and with a spoon and combine - Be careful not to over-mix or your muffins will be tough. A few figure eights with a metal spoon should do it.


Spoon into a greased muffin tin till you fill the muffin mould to just over halway and add caramello if using (skip this step if not using)


Top up the muffin mould with more mixture till they level with the top of the tin - should make approximately 12 medium Muffins


Bake for 20 to 25 min in the oven at 350f or 180c


To make the coffee icing, combine coffee and boiling water in a bowl. Add the icing sugar and stir to form a runny paste, adding more water if necessary. Drizzle over the muffins.


Sprinkle the chopped walnuts over the top


Serve warm or at room temperature.

Try our other muffin recipes:

Jammy Dodger Muffins | Isolation Treats |

Triple Chocolate Muffins | Quick and Easy Magic |

Cheese Muffins | Easy, Cheesy and Tasty |

Gluten Free

This recipe is very easy to change to a gluten free version. Just use gluten free flour,  and gluten free chocolate bars. Most instant coffee is gluten free but check the label.

Wine Matching

Turn and Afternoon Tea into a celebration. Serve Prosecco. We chose a Sacchetto Col de L’Utia Prosecco Brut 2018. Crisper and creamier than Cava, with a softer fizz than Champagne, this luxury drop has all the melt-in-the-mouth quality you’d expect from a world-famous winemaker. It’s full of fruit and delicate refreshing bubbles. Perfect for parties, weddings, or just making your Friday night fish and chip supper sing. Available from Naked Wines.



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