Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins

These Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins are a great way to start each morning.  Easy breakfast ideas that can be made a day ahead are always welcome in our house.

These soft and fluffy chocolate chip muffins have a hit of caffeine from coffee in the muffins and in the glaze.

 I have shared before that I don’t do breakfast.  Oh, I eat it every morning.  Well, do meal replacement shakes count as breakfast?  We are still working out and watching what we eat, so that has been my last month lately.

But my kids obviously are not on that kind of an eating plan, so I keep baking up things for them to eat.  Their breakfast of choice is a muffin.  Really any kind of muffin will do…as long as there is chocolate added to it.  I think they would eat muffins 7 days a week if I would bake them that often.  

These soft and fluffy chocolate chip muffins have a hit of caffeine from coffee in the muffins and in the glaze.

Our kids have picked up on our coffee habits.  And honestly, we let them.  Now don’t get me wrong, they do not have a cup of Joe every day, but occasionally when I make a cup of coffee I will let them have a small (tiny) cup with me.  I really think it is the creamer and sugar that they like more.  They also love adding coffee to their hot chocolate mix.  That sweet tooth gene was definitely passed on.  Thank goodness for being active and liking sports.

When I started thinking about what kind of muffin to make next, I decided that coffee should be part of the muffin.  Can I just tell you that these were seriously awesome?  I think I called them the!  That got some major eye rolls from the oldest.  He told me never to say that again.  I think he would probably die if he knew I just wrote that on my blog :-)  Haha!  Oh, well!  That describes these perfectly.

These muffins were soft and delicious with just a hint of coffee and chocolate.  Ok, it was more than a hint but it wasn’t overwhelming.  I used a mixture of coffee and milk for the muffin batter.  Then after they were baked and cooled, the muffins went for a dunk in a coffee glaze.   It is the perfect topping to these muffins!  Don’t skip that step!!  It really does take the muffins up a notch!

What if you don’t like coffee?  It’s really an easy fix.  Use all milk and vanilla extract instead.  And then you can enjoy muffins with us every morning too!  These really are easy to make up the night before and have ready for those crazy, busy mornings.

Ok, just staring at these muffins again has me craving them!  Guess what my kids will be eating for breakfast tomorrow?  I see muffin baking in my near afternoon future.

These soft and fluffy chocolate chip muffins have a hit of caffeine from coffee in the muffins and in the glaze.

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Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 12 muffins

Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins

These chocolate chip muffins have a fun coffee twist to get you going in the morning.


1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon coffee extract (McCormicks)
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
1 cup miniature chocolate chips
For the Glaze
3/4 cup powdered sugar
4 teaspoons brewed coffee, cooled


  1. Beat together the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the extract and eggs and beat again.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir together the milk and cooled coffee. Add the flour mixture and milk mixture alternately to the creamed butter until it is all combined. Do not over mix. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
  3. Fill 12 muffin liners 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes. Let cool.
  4. Stir together the powdered sugar and coffee until dissolved. Dip the tops of the muffins in the glaze and let set. Store in a sealed container. Makes 12 muffins.


If you cannot find the coffee extract, substitute vanilla.

These soft and fluffy chocolate chip muffins have a hit of caffeine from coffee in the muffins and in the glaze.

More muffin recipes that are tried and true in our house:

Banana Cococonut Muffins

Banana Coconut Muffins

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

Mocha Cookies & Cream Muffins

Mocha Cookies and Cream Muffins

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  1. says

    I joined the coffee train a year or two ago and have never looked back! I actually like it black, because we never had creamer … crazy, I know. Chocolate and coffee is an amazing combo and I bet these muffins tasted incredible! They sure look good!

  2. says

    Though I depend on espresso to put a bounce in my step each morning (and afternoon), there is something so soothing about a hot cup of coffee sipped while munching a muffin! Chocolate and coffee seem meant for each other. As if these muffins weren’t enough, that coffee glaze on top is irresistible! I do wish I ate breakfast at your house, Jocelyn! :)
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  3. says

    Oh man anything and everything with coffee in them sounds amazing to me. How do you not eat them every morning. I need to have your will power. And my kids roll their eyes to when I say OMG.. hehe. :)
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  4. says

    Haha I totally remember when I was a kid and I would beg my parents to let me try coffee. What resulted was something that I called ‘moffee’ since it was definitely much more milk and sugar than actual coffee haha. Luckily I grew out of that once I got older, but I still can’t quite drink it black. Coffee in muffins though, that’s definitely right up my alley! I mean you also can’t go wrong if there’s some chocolate thrown in there too :).
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  5. Rachel S says

    These look great! We’re planning on doing a breakfast graduation party for my daughter in May and I’ve been trying to decide what muffins to do. Since I won’t have time to bake them in the morning I need ones that are still good if I make them the day before. You said these are good the second day…I wonder if the glaze is what helps with that? Any other ideas for me?

    • says

      Most of the muffins I have on my site are great the day after. I recommend making them and then keeping them in a sealed container overnight. The glaze on these does help to seal in some moisture!

  6. Travis Stackow says

    I am an avid baker and pretty darn advanced chef. I tried this recipe and it was a complete load of crap. Absolutely nothing to work with. The muffins were too thick, I could not even taste the coffee, and don’t even get me started on the glaze. I want my money back.


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