Muffin Monday: Coffee Break Muffins


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Stay-At-Home-Chef

The last week has been a crazy whirlwind for me, to the point where I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to squeeze in Muffin Monday. But as soon as I saw the recipe was from Dorie Greenspan my mind was made up. These muffins? No matter what happened they were gonna get made. You see, Dorie happens to be one of my culinary heros and there was no way I would be missing out on one of her muffin recipes.

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The recipe itself is simple and straightforward, nothing out of the ordinary in terms of mixing the usual wet and dry ingredients. However, in order to ramp up the coffee aspect of these Coffee Break Muffins both espresso powder and freshly brewed coffee were added to the batter. Because coffee is the only liquid ingredient called for in the recipe, the level of flavour boost this gave the muffins was incredible!

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Rich, moist and full of the lovely taste of coffee, these muffins are perfect in every way. Because of my high level of trust in Dorie’s recipes, I did not end up making any changes. The only thing I did add was a mint chocolate covered espresso bean on top of each muffin.

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Coffee is revered in our house, and these muffins are the perfect start to the day. Trust me – after popping a couple of these in your mouth you’ll be buzzing around productively in no time!

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For a copy of the original recipe for Coffee Break Muffins, please visit Baker Street’s site and be sure to check out what the other food bloggers have baked up this week!

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