Aug 192014
 
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I’m really not sure how I would make it through the day without my morning cup of coffee.  Partly because of the caffeine pick-me-up, and partly because it’s just a nice way to start the day with a couple of quiet minutes.

Morning Coffee Moment with Chocolate Caramel Muffins #IDelight

August is National Coffee Month and I thought it only appropriate to celebrate with some tasty muffins that you can indulge in while you drink your coffee.  They even have a little coffee creamer in them for some extra flavor, so it’s kind of like celebrating twice.

Chocolate Caramel Muffins #IDelight

Chocolate Caramel Muffins Recipe

Chocolate Caramel Muffins
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 T baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 T butter
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips (or chopped squares)
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup International Delight Caramel Marshmallow creamer
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • caramel baking chips (for sprinkling)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray a muffin tin with baking spray; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt.
  4. In a second microwave-safe bowl, melt butter. Add in milk and dark chocolate; microwave for 30 seconds, then whisk until smooth.
  5. Add creamer, eggs, vanilla, and oil to the chocolate and milk mixture; combine well.
  6. Add wet ingredients into dry and mix until just combined (batter will still look lumpy).
  7. Fold in chocolate chips.
  8. Pour batter into prepared muffin tin. Top each muffin with a sprinkling of caramel baking chips (you could also use more chocolate chips or cinnamon baking chips).
  9. Bake at 350 for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Let cool.

Chocolate Caramel Muffins with International Delight #IDelight

There are a lot of ways to make these chocolate caramel muffins “your own”.  You can mix up the type of bits or chips you fold in, or even use different flavors of the International Delight coffee creamer that you use.  No matter how you make them, I guarantee your morning coffee moment will feel even more special.

Chocolate Caramel Muffins #IDelight

There’s more recipe inspiration to be found over on the International Delight Pinterest board and Facebook page, too.

What is your favorite muffin recipe?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  2 Responses to “Celebrate National Coffee Month with Chocolate Caramel Muffins”

  1. What a delicious way to start the morning! I think these are a great weekend indulgence (the only time I have coffee while it’s still hot!).

  2. These muffins look so goo!d. I love that they have caramel chips inside too!

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