1.07.2010

Mocha muffin bites

I have been craving a warm and delightfully chocolaty Grande Mocha for about a week now. I've been resisting the temptation to drive on thru and hand the barista four bucks for twenty ounces of heaven in a paper cup.

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I decided there was a much more economical way to satisfy my cravings.

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I baked up a big batch of these yummy mocha muffin bites.

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I did a search and found that Joy of Baking had a nice recipe for mocha muffins. Of course, I made quite a few changes, one of which was to add a big dollop of Nutella to the mix. Chocolate Hazelnut Heaven!

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Mocha Muffin Bites

makes approximately 30 mini muffins

3 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup non-fat Greek style vanilla yogurt
3/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup strong black coffee (room temp)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup Nutella
2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup ground golden flax seed
1/3 cup quality cocoa powder
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Spray oil a mini muffin pan. Set aside.

In a large bowl combine the eggs, milk, yogurt, oil, coffee, vanilla, and Nutella. Whisk until smooth. In another large bowl combine the flour, flax, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk well. Add flour mixture to egg mixture and stir just until combined. Fold in chips.

Bake in a 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes. Remove from muffin pan and cool completely. Frost with Nutella if desired.

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Trust me, you won't be able to eat just one of these cute little muffins so don't even try to resist. Eat two or three! :D

I am sending this over to Bellalimento for this month's Nutella Challenge.




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I also wanted to say a great big thanks for a couple of recent award I've received.



This first one is from Kallay. Go check out her blog. She is a fabulous writer, fellow word lover, and a coffee junkie just like me!



This second award is from Jill. You must go visit Jill's blog. She is an amazing baker and she recently made the most fantastic gingerbread houses I've ever seen!

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!

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48 comments:

Rhiannon Banda-Scott said...

YUMMY Kim!! You know the way to my heart don't you?? And you keep doing what you do because I think you are great!! xo

Lynn said...

They sound hearty and delicious! I've got to get some Nutella now.

My best, Lynn

love lives in the kitchen said...

just delicious! i love the recipe!
hapy new year dear friend!
justyna

Angie's Recipes said...

They look fantastic! It's freezing cold here and these muffins are the best to keep out the cold with a large pot of black coffee. :-))

Donna-FFW said...

HOw funny, I have the very same recipe printed out from Joy of Baking. GMTA, I guess:)

Your adaptations sound wonderful, love the addition of the nutella, what a fun challenge.

Bellini Valli said...

World Nutella Day is coming up FAST. These look incredible!!!

girlichef said...

They sound awesome...lovin' the Nutella...I could definitely pop a few right now :D

TKW said...

You had me at Nutella. That stuff is divine!

♥peachkins♥ said...

love the photos of the muffins!

Claudia said...

What a grand idea. And you even have flaxseed! They are beautiful - a definite "must do" for the weekend. It will lift everyone's spiprits from the frigid-winter-blues.

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

Nutella makes EVERYTHING better. I know because I'm Italian. And because once, in middle school, I dipped carrots in it.

Allyson said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Those are freaking fantastic!! I have a *small* addiction to Nutella. Do you think a jar a week is an obsession?? I can't wait to make these next weekend!! I can't make them during the week - it violates all of my rules of healthy eating and miserable breakfast food. But they have Saturday written all over them! Thanks!!

noble pig said...

These are so cute looking!

kallaydoscope said...

You know, I think I have everything to make these muffins. Including the pantry staple... Nutella. I make paninis with the stuff. Country french bread, Nutella, strawberries, nuts and butter! Smoosh in the panini grill and voila! Breakfast, snack or you know... dinner! Thank you for, yet another, great recipe!

Thanks for the shout out! :)

Randi Troxell said...

oh my! i really almost kissed the computer screen... these look fabulous!!!

have a wonderful wkend!!!

Ms Bibi said...

They look so delicious....I hear you about having the issue to hand over $4.00 for coffee no matter how delicious it is.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

These look incredibly decadent and divine! You've given me a serious craving!

A Year on the Grill said...

I LOVE Nutella... I just discovered the stuff and am saving recipes to use... WHOO WHOO

Megan said...

Yup, these are my kind of muffin. I'm hooked on peppermint mochas, but these muffins sound perfect the way they are, especially with the Nutella. Such a good recipe!

Noelle said...

these look delicious! and your photography is wonderful!

one question...what in the world is nutella?

teresa said...

oh my gosh, i have got to quit blog surfing when i'm hungry. these look too good to be true!

jenjen said...

Beautiful pictures Kim! I am so hungry. Those muffins look delish - can I come over for lunch??

Well, I guess i"m off to scrounge up a sandwich. Have a yummy weekend :)

XOXO
Jen

Jenn said...

A good way to satisfy a craving. Ironically, I had myself a mocha frap this morning, but it was from a gift card that was given to me, so I saved rather than handing them my own 4 bucks.

Debbie said...

Those look sinfully wonderful! I can always trust you to tempt me:)

Connie Weiss said...

Oh my god! Those are going to send me over the edge!

Mary said...

These are just incredible. I love your addition of Nutella. Unique.

Faith said...

I feel the same way about coffee -- absolutely divine but pricey! This definitely sounds like the perfect solution!

Joanne said...

Mini mocha mufifns are definitely way better than a four dollar starbucks drink. Especially since you added some flax and whole wheat flour to them. This means they are healthy right? And that I can have at least five?

5 Star Foodie said...

These are scrumptious! And your photos are gorgeous!

A question about white chocolate chips - does it say "white chips" or "white chocolate chips" on the label? I got some recently that said white chips and I used them in banana muffins along with dark chocolate chips and though the muffins were really good, my white chips completely disappeared! I think these chips that I got are not really white chocolate :)

Jeannie said...

They look so good, and your chips are more or less still visible. Mine usually went out of shape by the time the muffins are baked.

pigpigscorner said...

These look so good! and nutella...yum...

Katy ~ said...

These muffins are calling me...I am trying not to listen... GRINS!!

A Joyful Chaos said...

ds yummy, but then all your recipes do. This is definitely my favorite place to visit when I'm looking for food inspiration.

Thanks for sharing.

Judy said...

These look really yummy. I love a nice muffin for an afternoon treat with tea.

Cathy said...

Congrats on your awards, Kim.

What great looking mini muffins. Love the addition of nutella and sour cream. Great flavors and I imagine they keep the muffins nice and moist. I would love a couple of these with my morning coffee.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I love them! So cute and gobble-able.

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

Can I just say yum? I can? In that case, YUM!!! Those look amazing!

HoneyB said...

Can I say NUTELLA? Um, that right there sells me. Ok, but I have to admit, there isn't much that can keep me away from my cup of coffee when that craving hits though...although I'm sure these would be yummy with my coffee!

Kate said...

A bite is just right. This look really yummy!

Krista said...

Yum is right! Excellent recipe. I have got to get some Nutella. I still haven't tried it. Crazy, I know.

ck said...

Could you please, please, PLEASE add the option to buy these creations directly from your blog? These muffins look so amazing. I'd buy them in a heartbeat if you were selling them.

Kristin said...

Steering clear of the 'bucks needs to be one of my 2010 goals. And YUM to that mocha goodness!

Catherine said...

Kim these look delicious! Yummy!

Sweet and Savory said...

I love muffins and mocha is such a great flavor.

Please stop here.

http://sweetsav.blogspot.com/2010/01/cookies-on-right-are-not-mine.html

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh congrats on the awards honey.

I love nutella so am loving that addition. Yum
xxx

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Mini muffins - yep, can't eat just one!! Those look delish!! I just discovered Nutella in the past couple years and it is SO good and actually not too bad for you I think. Have a great weekend ~ ♥

Velva said...

Kim, these chocolate bites would certainly satisfy me!!! YUM!!!
Stay warm

Sinful Southern Sweets said...

Love this recipe! Great blog, and beautiful photography!

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