Muffin Monday: Peanut Butter Mocha Muffins

I missed the last 2 Muffin Mondays but glad to be back for this great recipe! Espresso, chocolate, and a little peanut butter thrown in... what's not to like?! The perfect little treat to start the week right! I would use this recipe as a base recipe to make up your favourite latte muffin creation. Next time I will have to try making a Nutty Irishman Latte Muffin... espresso, chocolate, hazelnut, and Irish cream. Yummm!

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Inspired by Bon App├ętit
1/4 cup hot water
1 tbsp instant espresso powder
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups peanut butter chips

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C. Line muffin pan with twelve paper liners. 
  2. Stir 1/4 cup hot water and espresso powder in medium bowl until espresso powder dissolves. 
  3. Add buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla and whisk until well blended. Mix flour, sugar, brown sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. 
  4. Add buttermilk mixture and stir just until combined. Mix in chocolate chips and pecans.
  5. Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups. 
  6. Bake until tester inserted into center of muffins comes out clean, about 20 - 25 minutes. 
  7. Transfer muffins to rack and cool.



  1. These were sooooo good! I added a mascarpone whip and gave it a marble effect. Turned out great. Love your addition of PB!

  2. Your pictures are SO gorgeous! Love the addition of peanut butter chips! And I love the sound of Nutty Irishman Latte Muffin... Gonna be on the lookout for those, if you make them ;)

  3. Mmmm.., must be an interesting combination, PB and coffee!, A must try, Ooops everyone of you have whipped with different combinations, now I have to try each one!, Fell in love with your clicks.., Muffins look Gorgeous..., do visit me when you have time...

  4. mocha and peanut butter is a match made in heaven!

  5. Thanks for the nice comments everyone! :) You are right Junia... I wasn't sure about it until I tried it out!

  6. Oh my ... these two combinations are soo heavenly delightful. And your cupcakes look soo tasty too!! :)

  7. These look awesome! All my favourite flavours, yum! Thanks for the heads up on national peanut butter day - you have been credited on my blog :)

  8. wow..sounds scrumptiously tasty
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