In the morning I really like my coffee… sometimes with some more coffee on the side. If you are anything like me, you will love these delicious coffee & chocolate muffins. I don’t ever give my kids soda, so I feel that the small amount of caffeine they ingest is minute in comparison. Plus, you could make these muffins decaf if you wanted to anyway! I would definitely recommend using organic applesauce since apples can be high in pesticides. I must warn you… these muffins are highly addictive!
- 1 cup almond milk (I recommend almond milk for these muffins, though you could always use a different non-dairy milk)
- 1 heaping Tbsp instant coffee crystals
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup raw sugar
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup unsweetened organic applesauce (or organic cinnamon applesauce, if you prefer)
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Lightly grease/spray your muffin tin/cups.
In a large measuring cup, mix the coffee crystals with 1/2 cup of the milk, stirring to dissolve. Then mix in the rest of the milk & vinegar and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, & salt. (I like to use a whisk to mix my dry ingredients cause it helps not fling flour everywhere.)
Take your coffee/milk/vinegar mixture and add the applesauce, canola oil, & vanilla to it. Whisk together well.
Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the liquid mix. Mix together until just mixed. Try not to overmix. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Fill all the muffin cups evenly and bake for 22-25 minutes, until a toothpick/knife inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let cool 5 minutes before removing from tins and set them on a cooling rack for further cooling.
Variations: These can also be made jumbo, by adding an additional 7-10 minutes to the cooking time. You can also skip the applesauce if you don’t have any handy and use a 1/2 cup canola oil.
(This recipe was adapted from a recipe in the book, ‘Vegan Brunch’.