Cappuccino Chocolate Chunk Muffins
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips , divided
1/2 cup pecans , chopped and divided
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup instant coffee granules
1/4 cup butter , melted
about 6 jumbo muffins.
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line jumbo muffin pan with jumbo baking cups.
n large bowl, combine flour, sugar, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 1/4 cup chopped pecans, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In small bowl, combine milk and coffee granules; stir until completely dissolved. Add melted butter and egg; mix well. Add coffee mixture to flour mixture; mix until just moistened (Do not overmix). Distribute mixture evenly into baking cups. Sprinkle top of each muffin with reserved chocolate chips and pecans.
Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center of muffin is clean when removed. Remove from oven; cool muffins in pan 8 minutes. Remove muffins from pan; cool completely on cooling grid.
Gift Giving Tips: To give muffins individually, place each muffin in a Clear Party Bag and secure with a twist tie or ribbon. Easily bring individually wrapped muffins to coworkers by transporting them in a basket or decorated Gift Tray.
To create a more elaborate gift, decorate a gift tray with ribbons, paper or stickers, and fill with coordinating tissue paper. As Capuccino Coffee Mix pairs nicely with Capuccino Chocolate Chunk Muffins, including a Clear Party Bag of the mix, along with a mug, makes a wonderful addition to such a gift! Decorate additional items with coordinating ribbons or raffia for a more coordinated presentation. Remember to include a gift tag or card!