Chocolate Chip Espresso Muffins

Soooooo, sometimes I get my best baking ideas from one of my cousins.

Well, it’s really not an idea, it’s more of a collaboration.

My guy cousin, who just so happens to be a model, and I basically have the same brain, food wise.

We are both addicted to peanut butter and think bacon is a food group.

A couple of weeks ago he stopped in for a visit and we got to chatting about espresso.

He told me that I needed to put it into some brownies that I made.

I did one better.

I put some espresso powder up in deese muffins.


Then I added some chocolate chips…


because 1). chocolate + espresso=duh, and


2). Did I mention chocolate?


Oh, what’s that up there?


Espresso glaze.




I’m an overachiever.





Chocolate Chip Espresso Muffins
Recipe type: Muffins
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12
Fluffy muffins sweetened w/ dates, stuffed w/ dark chocolate chips and spiked w/ espresso powder for a bit of a kick! Top w/ an espresso glaze for that extra jolt of energy! Gluten-free, paleo, nut-free.
  • Muffins:
  • ½ c. Medjool dates, pitted, soaked overnight in water, drained
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ½ c. melted coconut butter
  • 1 t. pure vanilla extract
  • ½ c. granulated stevia
  • ¼ c. coconut flour
  • 1 t. ground espresso (I used Lavazza brand)
  • 1 t. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ t. salt
  • ½ c. dark chocolate chips
  • Espresso glaze:
  • ¼ c. melted coconut butter
  • 1 T. melted coconut oil
  • 1 T. pure maple syrup
  • 1 t. ground espresso
  • ½ t. pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 12 cup muffin pan w/ cooking spray.
  2. Place the dates in a large food processor and process until a thick paste forms.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the date paste, eggs, coconut butter, vanilla, and stevia until smooth.
  4. Stir in the coconut flour, espresso, cinnamon, and salt.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Divide the batter evenly into each prepared muffin cup.
  7. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until lightly golden on top or a toothpick inserted into the center of each muffin comes out clean.
  8. Let cool before removing the muffins from the pan.
  9. For the glaze, combine all of the ingredients in a small mixing bowl, mix until smooth.
  10. Drizzle each muffin w/ the glaze.


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