Monday, January 23, 2012
Low- fat Mocha Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins
I don't know about you, but I can not start the day without a cup of coffee. Unfortunately some morning I have to skip that fresh brewed cup of coffee, because I spent an extra 30 minutes trying to get my 3 year old out the door in the morning. You parents know what I'm talking about =)So sometimes our morning start with a grab and go. Well this this grab and go muffin, not only do I get that coffee flavor, but I also get a healthy start to the morning.
We are very big on breakfast,and because of that I'm always looking for something to make on Sundays for the following work week. It has to be easy and something that we can eat on the move. Therefore each week it's either a new twist on pancakes, french toast, croissants, and of course this week's breakfast is MUFFINS!
I have to say that this is such a great recipe and I know it's going to be one that I turn to for years to come. These muffins are so good that half the batch was gone the same day I baked them. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we have.
Recipe: Adapted from Cooking Light Jan 2012 issue
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
2/3 Cup of 1% milk
4oz of melted butter
1/4 Cup of black coffee
2 Teaspoons of vanilla
2 1/4 Cups of AP flour
2/3 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
2 Teaspoons of baking powder
1 Teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 Teaspoon of salt
WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO DO:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine the first five ingredients in stand mixer.
Add sugar and then spoon in Flour into wet mixture until combined.
Add baking powder, baking soda, and salt and beat until combined.
Fold in chocolate chips until just combined.
Spoon batter into greased muffin pan and bake at 400 degrees for about 18-20 minutes, until done.
Remove muffins from pan and let cool on wire rack.
Calories 160, Fat 5.9g Protein 3.6g, Carbs 28g, Fiber 1g,