Mocha Muffins

September 26, 2021mayurisjikoni
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Mocha Muffins are moist, coffee flavoured, full of walnuts and choco chips with a crusty top. Perfect muffins to enjoy with your morning coffee or as an afternoon snack.


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This lovely theme is suggested by Renu. She blogs at Cook With Renu and she wanted us to share a recipe where we’ve used coffee. While, I love coffee, I realized that I really don’t have that many coffee recipes on my blog. There are quite a few recipes with coffee that I want to try out.

A few days ago, hubby requested that I bake some muffins. Hadn’t baked some in a long time so jumped at the idea and decided to give an old recipe some new life. These Mocha Muffins are a perfect balance of flavours, from the chocolate and coffee. The first time I baked these muffins, using instant coffee, we could not taste the coffee at all. Second time round I brewed some strong coffee and it worked well. I’ve also used espresso coffee and it tastes awesome.

When it comes to coffee, Kenya is blessed with some awesome aromatic coffee that grows on the Highlands. The rich volcanic soil and high rainfall is best for the Arabica variety.


Some Recipes With Coffee That I Love:

Coffee and Walnut Cake is a perfect soft crumb, delicious cake with the flavours of coffee and cinnamon. Enjoy it as a tea time treat or for special occasions, like the upcoming Mothers' Day.
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Affogato looks like a fancy dessert but is so easy to make and delicious. You'll probably be left craving for some more especially if you're a coffee lover like me. Affogato is a classy dessert that can easily be served in individual portions during a party. 
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Check out how fellow members of Sunday Funday have used coffee:

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The first time I baked Mocha Muffins was for my sister’s birthday and published it on 21/04/2013. My sister is a coffee lover and actually uses a large soup cup as her coffee cup in the mornings. Though I couldn’t share these muffins with her as she is an ocean apart from me, my family celebrated her birthday by enjoying the muffins.

In fact for us 20th April is a triple celebration as my hubby’s niece and nephew too are born on the same day.


What is Mocha?

Though Mocha means different things in different parts of the world, basically mocha is a shot of espresso with chocolate powder or chocolate syrup. Either milk or cream is added to it.

It is believed that the drink is named after the mocha coffee bean. These beans are shipped from Al Mokka in Yemen. These coffee beans naturally have a chocolatey flavour. However, these days mocha is a drink not necessarily from the mocha bean but a coffee with chocolate.


Ingredients Required For Mocha Muffins

  • Wheat Flour – I’ve used normal wheat flour (atta) that I use for making roti. You can use wheat pastry flour. Can replace wheat flour with plain or all purpose flour. However, reduce the liquid by 2 -3 tbsp.
  • Cocoa Powder – unsweetened
  • Brewed Coffee – make the coffee strong or use espresso. Allow the brewed coffee to cool down. Or alternately, add ground coffee to ½ cup cold water. Leave the mixture overnight. Next day strain and use the cold brewed coffee.
  • Cinnamon Powder
  • Soda Bicarbonate – baking soda
  • Salt – don’t add if you use salted butter.
  • Unsalted Butter – take 1 stick or 113g. Melt it. I melted it in the microwave oven.
  • Brown Sugar – or powdered jaggery
  • White Sugar – granulated. Or substitute with brown sugar.
  • Egg – large. If you don’t want to use egg then replace it with ¼ cup plain thick yogurt.
  • Milk – I have used dairy milk. Can replace it with whipping cream.
  • Yogurt – thick plain yogurt. Make sure it is not watery.
  • Walnuts – chopped. Can replace with any other nuts of your choice.
  • Semi sweet chocolate chips – or use any dark chocolate and chop it up into small pieces.
  • Vanilla Extract

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Mocha Muffins are moist, coffee flavoured, full of walnuts and choco chips with a crusty top. Perfect muffins to enjoy with your morning coffee or as an afternoon snack.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine International
Servings 6 PIECES


  • cups wheat flour
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp soda bicarbonate
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped
  • ¼ cup semi sweet choco chips
  • cup espresso or strong coffee cold
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt thick
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Sift flour, soda bicarbonate, cocoa powder, salt and cinnamon powder together into a mixing bowl.
  • Take another mixing bowl. Add the sugars, coffee, egg, milk, yogurt, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  • Whisk lightly to mix.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  • Mix just enough till the flour is incorporated into the wet ingredients. Don’t over mix.
  • Fold in the chopped nuts and choco chips.
  • Fill cake cups with the batter, three quarter of the way.
  • Use large or medium ones. If you use large ones, you will get 6-7 muffins. If you use medium ones you will get 12 muffins.
  • Bake large muffins for 30-35 minutes and medium ones for 20-25 minutes.
  • Insert a toothpick or small knife in the middle of a muffin. It should come out clean if the muffins are baked.
  • Remove the muffins from the oven.
  • Allow them to cool on a wire rack.


  • If you use large cake cups like I have then you'll get 6-7 muffins. If you use medium cake cups then you'll get 12 muffins.
  • Baking time will vary according to the size of the cake cups you use.
  • Replace nuts with chocolate chips.
  • To replace the egg for eggless version add ¼ cup plain yogurt.
  • If you use plain or all purpose flour then reduce milk to ⅓ cup.
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  • Namrata Patel

    April 22, 2013 at 4:09 am

    Those look so yummy!!! I also want some!

    1. Bless my food by Payal

      October 2, 2021 at 1:44 pm

      5 stars
      This recipe is truly a delight for the coffee lovers. Muffins are so inviting and literally watering my mouth. Will definitely trying this recipe.

      1. mayurisjikoni

        October 2, 2021 at 3:11 pm

        Thank you so much Shailender. If you want to try out the egg free version, replace the egg with 1/4 cup yogurt.

  • Mayuri's jikoni

    April 25, 2013 at 9:24 am

    bake them dear.

  • Wendy Klik

    September 26, 2021 at 7:58 am

    I love mocha too and these muffins have my name all over them.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 26, 2021 at 6:22 pm

      Thank you so much Wendy..

  • Renu

    September 28, 2021 at 4:06 am

    5 stars
    I am a huge fan of coffee and especially the dark and these mocha muffins using 1/3 cup of expresso, I am in heaven with these muffins. These mocha muffins look super tempting. Wish I could just get one.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 28, 2021 at 2:23 pm

      Thank you so much Renu, the muffins turned out really good with espresso.

  • Sneha Datar

    September 28, 2021 at 7:45 am

    I love how coffee and chocolate are such a perfect complement and make a yum muffin!

  • Priya Vj

    September 28, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    5 stars
    Love these coffee flavored muffins
    I like to feel the slight bitterness of coffee in the muffins and your recipe sounds perfect with sweetness not overpowering so as to cut the bitterness

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 28, 2021 at 2:20 pm

      Thank you so much Priya with freshly brewed coffee one can control how strong or weak it is. SO no issue with bitter taste.

  • Jayashree T.Rao

    September 29, 2021 at 3:25 am

    5 stars
    Mocha muffins look soft, spongy and delectable. It makes a lovely treat for my children.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 29, 2021 at 5:57 pm

      Thank you so much Jayashree.

  • kalyani

    September 30, 2021 at 1:26 am

    5 stars
    Although I don’t drink Coffee (at all :p yeah !!), I somehow like coffee bakes . These perfectly made Mocha muffins would make their day for my kids. Bookmarking to try an eggless version soon !

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 1, 2021 at 9:12 pm

      Thank you so much Kalyani, hope your kids love it. I’ve tried the egg free version and it turns out good.

  • Lata Lala

    October 5, 2021 at 4:00 am

    5 stars
    Mocha muffins look soft, spongy and delicious as well. I love adding coffee in my baked often, so this looks perfect to try. It makes a lovely treat for my coffee loving family.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 7, 2021 at 9:36 pm

      Thank you so much Lata. Please do give this recipe a try for your coffee loving family.

  • amrita

    October 7, 2021 at 3:36 am

    5 stars
    Mocha muffins texture looks perfect and everyone will love this flavor. The best part of the recipe, it does not contain refined flour and it’s eggless. Beautifully explained about mocha.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 7, 2021 at 9:33 pm

      Thank you so much Amrita, though I have used egg, I have also given as a tip how to make it egg free.

  • Neha

    October 7, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    5 stars
    Wholesome mocha muffins- my favorite! A blissful combination indeed. I will try out this muffins recipe with egg version. I would rather bake them as small muffins so that they can last longer. Muffins seem to be our family favorite and a good proxy for weekend breakfast too . They would be thrilled at this recipe.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 13, 2021 at 8:22 pm

      Thank you so much Neha, I sometimes bake smaller versions so they last longer but this time round when I made them tried the larger version. Hubby and I landed up sharing one 🙂

  • Seema Sriram

    October 12, 2021 at 1:29 am

    5 stars
    The muffins look perfect for evening break. I am going to make some and take to work too as the girls will enjoy a break with it.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 13, 2021 at 8:17 pm

      Thank you so much Seema. Hope the girls love the mocha muffins.

  • Bindiya Chauhan

    October 12, 2021 at 3:09 am

    5 stars
    Thank you Mayuriji for sharing such a wonderful recipe. I have only started baking a few months ago and this is the second recipe for muffins that I have tried. I was a bit hesitant but then decided to give it a try.
    I tried the eggless version with roti flour and it was just perfect, everyone loved it.
    Thank you once again. 🙏🏼
    Please share a recipe for blueberry muffins if you do have, eggless version please 😊

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 13, 2021 at 8:16 pm

      Bindiya I am so happy that you tried out my mocha muffin recipe. And that too an eggless version. I have a fresh strawberry muffin recipe where you can easily replace them with blueberries. this recipe is with atta flour and eggless. Add whole blueberries instead of the strawberries.

      1. Bindiya

        October 17, 2021 at 9:31 pm

        5 stars
        Thank you Mayuriji, I am all set to try your strawberry chocolate chip cup cake today, will let you know how it turns out.
        Thank you once again 🙏🏼

      2. mayurisjikoni

        October 19, 2021 at 3:07 pm

        Thanks Bindiya.

  • Priya Srinivasan

    October 22, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    5 stars
    Mocha muffins look inviting mayuri ji! Coffee and chocolate what a delectable combo! Love the addition of nuts and chocolate! I bet these gorgeous muffins will be a great hit with both kids and adults!!!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 23, 2021 at 7:31 pm

      Thank you so much Priya. They always are a hit with my friends and family.

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