The Taste Traveller is a consistently yummy blog that I like to peruse, and here’s a recent post that caught my attention… Chocolate chip espresso muffins, with a nice caffeine kick!
I should call these Caffeine Kick Chocolate Chip Espresso Muffins. I don’t know about you, but I often need a little extra kick in the afternoons in the form of caffeine, and this is just one other way to get it. I also find that some chocolate chips in muffins is so decadent in a way, but that I can enjoy them without much guilt. I feel totally okay about finding ways to cut the sugar I add to my muffins, but then adding some chocolate chips! Makes absolute sense to me, really. …
But, with some tweaking since round one, here is my latest creation. If you look closely you’ll see these are actually full of nutritious ingredients – like oats and wheat germ – so lots of goodness on a few different levels. There is only a 1/4 cup of sugar (if you choose to use it) or you could try replacing that with an equal amount of home made, plain apple sauce. I think the hint of apple would be just right with the other ingredients like cinnamon, nutmeg, and oats. So, after this easy to pull together muffin recipe – just take a bite of one (or two) and enjoy!