Sweet Tooth Friday: Peppermint Mocha Muffins

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on November 24, 2011

Somehow, last week, I managed to bake. Not just once. Multiple, multiple times. Some how the stars, and nap times, aligned and I was able to bake.

Oh how I miss baking like this.

There were mouthwatering chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes for a very special occasion last weekend. Step by step by step, they came together, and were totally worth the effort.

But that’s not what I’m here to share today. Oh no. I have something even better.

Yes, better than triple cookie dough cupcakes. If you can imagine such a thing.

I’m here to make all of your holiday wishes come true.

It’s the time of the year where peppermint and chocolate come together and form a perfect little union. A union that only comes around once a year. A union that only goes well with cold weather, frosty breath in the air, and the promise of Christmas just around the corner.

And so, last week, when the stars aligned, I managed to create muffin perfection. It took three attempts to get it just right. But I did. It was so worth all of the taste-testing.

Peppermint Mocha Muffins

Peppermint mocha muffins. By far the best way I’ve started my day in a long time. It even makes those sleepless-baby nights seem not so bad.

Kind of. Those sleepless baby nights are still pretty brutal.

Peppermint Mocha Muffins

So, make up a batch of these beauties before you head out for your holiday shopping. They will put you in the spirit, guaranteed.

Peppermint Mocha Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Yield: 12

Serving Size: 1 muffin

Peppermint Mocha Muffins

Ingredients

    Muffins
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • Topping
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Espresso Glaze {For an Extra Coffee Kick}
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons hot water
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper liners, or spray with nonstick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, sea salt and chocolate chips. Stir to combine.
  3. In a small bowl combine the instant coffee and hot water. Stir until dissolved.
  4. To the flour mixture stir in the coffee, peppermint extract, egg, milk and canola oil. Stir until just combined.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin. I use an ice cream scoop for no-mess filling.
  6. Combine the sugar and brown sugar. Sprinkle over muffins.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-18 minutes. Cool for 5 mintes in the tin, then remove to a wire rack.
  8. For a stronger coffee flavor, combine the ingredients of the espresso glaze in a small bowl. Drizzle over cooled muffins.
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{ 46 comments }

1 Run DMT November 25, 2011 at 6:17 am

I LOVE peppermint mocha, especially at this time of year. It just makes me happy. Those look and sound fantastic!

2 Allison @ Alli 'n Son November 29, 2011 at 11:26 pm

I can’t go the season with peppermint, chocolate and coffee either. It just wouldn’t be right.

3 Aimee @ ShugarySweets November 25, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Alli,
Thanks for hosting! Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

4 Kristin November 25, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Those muffins look AMAZING! Peppermint and mocha are two of my favorite things. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

5 Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos November 26, 2011 at 8:38 pm

The recipe I’ve been waiting for! Can’t wait to try these!

6 Allison @ Alli 'n Son November 29, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Yay! Did you like them?

7 Abby November 30, 2011 at 8:03 am

Sounds so.good. Bookmarked to try these! :) (stopping by from Mingle Monday)

8 Courtney November 30, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Hi, Allison,
I tried making these with a little tweak – and it didn’t turn out so great. Totally my fault, though. I did give you credit for the original recipe and linked back here in case someone wanted to make them the right way. :) In case you are interested: http://cookingmisadventures.com/2011/11/30/coconut-mocha-muffins/
:)

9 Allison @ Alli 'n Son November 30, 2011 at 10:19 pm

That’s too bad that they didn’t turn out. It’s fun to experiment though, isn’t it?

10 Creative2xmom December 1, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Oh, I’m bookmarking these. I love everything with peppermint, especially this time of year.

Check out my current giveaway:
http://www.creative2xmom.blogspot.com/2011/11/mixed-bag-giveaway.html

11 Miz Helen December 3, 2011 at 10:06 am

Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

12 Alyssa December 20, 2011 at 5:14 pm

I think the measurement for cocoa powder is absent. All i see is 1/4 ___? is this cups?

13 Allison @ Alli 'n Son December 20, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Yes, 1/4 cup. Thanks for letting me know, I’ve updated the recipe.

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