Saturday, May 30, 2015

Mocha Oatmeal Muffins

This muffin is one of my favorites.  I hope you give it a try at home and enjoy it as much as I do.  

Yields: 12 muffins

Mocha Oatmeal Muffin Pictured in Front
All Purpose Flour:  1 1/2 cup
Cocoa Powder: 1/3 cup
Light Brown Sugar, packed: 1 cup
Baking Soda: 1 teaspoon
Baking Powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Kosher Salt: 1 1/4 teaspoon
Cinnamon: 1/2 teaspoon
Quick Cooking Oats,: 1 1/4 cup
   plus extra for sprinkling
Eggs, lg: 4 each
Unsalted Butter, room temperature: 1 1/2 sticks
Buttermilk: 1 cup
Coffee, room temp: 1/2 cup
Pure Vanilla Extract: 1 teaspoon
Chocolate Chips: 1 cup
Pecans, chopped: 1 cup

1.  Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a muffin pan with standard size baking cups.

2.  In a electric mixer or with a hand held, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes.

3.  Add eggs one at a time, while mixing on speed one until incorporated.

4.  Mix all dry in stages, mixing on speed one until incorporated, minus the chocolate chips and pecans.

5.  Add coffee, buttermilk & vanilla on speed one and mix until incorporated.

6.  Fold in chocolate chips and pecans by hand.

7.  Fill the baking cups 3/4 to the top with the batter & garnish with oats before placing in oven.

8.  Bake for 30-40 minutes, until a tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out clean.