Mornings get a little bit easier when you have a delicious muffin waiting for you in the kitchen. These Oreo Muffins are a great way to kick start the day.
Every time I ask my kids what kind of muffin they want, they say chocolate. I'm not even sure why I keep asking because I already know the answer. I decided to add a fun cookie twist to these Chocolate Mocha Muffins that I made last year.
Does it still shock you that I add cookies and candy to my breakfast foods? I guess maybe if you are new around here, you might be gaping at this cookie topped muffin I'm calling breakfast. That's just how we roll around here.
My husband thinks it is hilarious that we call pancakes and waffles acceptable breakfast food. He says anything drizzled with sugary syrup is not really a good breakfast. He always laughs when I talk the kids into having pancakes or muffins instead of cake or cookies for breakfast. To him they are the same thing.
For these muffins I added yogurt instead of sour cream to combat the cookies and chocolate chips. A little bit of healthy hidden inside a decadent breakfast muffin is definitely the way to go.
These muffins also have double the coffee. The original muffins called for half milk and half coffee. I wanted more coffee to really enhance the dark cocoa powder and chocolate cookies.
I'm thinking that all the caffeine from the coffee and the chocolate is a good way to get through the early morning hours. So if you are not really a morning person, these muffins might be able to lure you away from your pillow a few minutes earlier. Plus, your kids will think you are a rock star for letting them have cookies for breakfast.
Need a few more fun and easy breakfast ideas?
Fluffernutter Pancakes - peanut butter chocolate chip pancakes served with a healthy dose of marshmallow cream
Orange Julius Donuts - homemade donuts made with orange juice and orange pieces and topped with a vanilla glaze
Mocha Chip Cinnamon Rolls - easy cinnamon rolls made with out yeast topped with an optional coffee glaze
Mornings would definitely be easier if I was waking up to one of these amazing muffins!
Jess @ On Sugar Mountain
Agreed! Muffins do make every bit of my morning brighter and better heehee. 😀 Plus Mocha in my muffin?? That's like double the caffeine - which means I'll be more productive! I think we have a winner!
sally @ sallys baking addiction
Jocelyn, these muffins look amazing! I love mocha anything. I just made a mocha milkshake the other day. Now I want these!
Gloria @ Simply Gloria
My kids would definitely chow these down with the cookie twist in them! (so would I!)
Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar
Love them! My kind of breakfast food! My husband says the same thing though - he doesn't get the syrupy sweet breakfast thing. I even dip my sausage and stuff into syrup. Can't live without my sugar! 🙂
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
These muffins look so moist. and well, perfect! I sure wish I had one for breakfast right now, great job!
Miriam @ OvertimeCook
Wow! You managed to combine so many of my loves here...muffins, coffee, cookies and cream... I am *so* going to make these!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
Chocolate and coffee, my two favorite breakfast foods!! 🙂
Mine too!!!!!! 😉
I can't even remember the last time I ate a chocolate muffin. How sad is that? I should make these for my hubby. I think he'd like them because of the mocha.
Then you most definitely need to make these A.S.A.P!! You will love them, I promise!! 😉
Muffins with chocolate and cookies are really the only way to go!! They DO have yogurt, so totally acceptable! These will really get me going with the extra coffee, love that!
Yeah, I love the extra coffee too!! 😉
Annie @ Annie's Noms
Mocha, cookies & cream and muffin all in the same title!? You've won me over with these, I definitely need one of these for breakfast!
Haha, thanks Annie!! 😉
I think it's perfectly acceptable to have Oreos for breakfast...especially with coffee. Breakfast of champions! These look good, and I'm pinning them for later!
Yes, yes it is!! Thanks Marcie!! 😉
Breakfast or dessert, these muffins look soooo good! I think it is probably a lot safer to munch on one of these caffeine laden delights on the way to work than trying to juggle a cup of mocha cappuccino as you drive. These are a contribution to public safety. 🙂 I will use them to contribute to my family's morning happiness. 🙂
Ohhhh I love your thinking here!! 😉 I'm totally telling my hubby that they're a contribution to public safety!! Haha!
Wanted to let you know we loved these! They are exactly what I like in a muffin. Light and fluffy, moist and full of rich chocolaty flavor (those mini chips do wonders), and sweet enough to call a muffin but not overly sweet like a cupcake. I might try using espresso instead of coffee next time to up the coffee flavor. With regular coffee I felt like the coffee worked more as a chocolate enhancer rather than a flavor on its own (not necessarily a bad thing). Thanks!!
Chocolate muffins for breakfast are the best! These look so yummy. I feel no sham in adding chocolate and cookies to breakfast food. It is just so good! LOL!
Exactly!! It just makes my heart happy!! 😉
Aimee @ ShugarySweets
Oh yum, we need to share some of these over a cup of coffee. SOOOOOOOONNNN.
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
Oh man, girl .. you're killing me! These look insane! The perfect morning pick me up 🙂
Thanks Hayley!! They really did give me a good early morning jolt! 😉
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats
Will you adopt me? Candy bars in my muffins for breakfast sounds amazing!
Haha, thanks Julie!! 😉
Now this is my kind of breakfast food!!
You'd love them Nancy!! So good!
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
Oh this totally passes as breakfast food! I'm with ya on that! Love the Oreo chunks in these muffins...mmmmmm
I know!! My hubby just doesn't know what he's talking about on this one! 😉
Angie | Big Bear's Wife
that's my kind of muffin! Breakfast and Coffee rolled into one!
Thanks Angie!! 😉 Just too good, right?