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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 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
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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