A typical Italian breakfast consists of a cup of coffee and sweet pastry – like a croissant, brioche, donut, or muffin. So, why not make this part of your morning ritual, and combine your coffee with a sweet treat?
Our fluffy coffee muffins are irresistible. You might not get the same caffeine hit that you get from a brew, but the sweet coffee-tasting treat will set you up for the day.
This tempting recipe with coffee is also the perfect partner for breakfast fruits and yogurts.
Baking can be complicated, but this is a super easy coffee muffin recipe. You can also freeze them; so, make a big batch and you’ll be able to grab a quick breakfast when you’re in a rush.
Try adding toppings, like cinnamon or chocolate chips. And if you love nuts, make sure you also try our coffee and walnut muffin recipe. Yum!
Whether you’re an experienced baker or this is your first attempt, it’s always good to have some guidance. For the perfect coffee muffin, try these top tips:
The best muffins are the ones that are soft and airy. How you mix your batter will affect the final texture of your muffins, so stop mixing or whisking as soon as your batter looks smooth and there are no lumps. Overmixing crushes the air bubbles that make your muffins airy. As a result, you’ll get a dense muffin.
Grease your pan
Never skip the greasing step, because it’s essential for smoothly taking your muffins out of the tray once they’re baked. You don’t want half the muffins stuck to the pan!
Pour the right amount of batter
We already mentioned that you should only fill your pan halfway. If you overfill your muffin pan, your batter will rise and spill over. If you have a big muffin pan, you’ll be able to fill it a little more.
Don’t be afraid to keep checking on your muffins
When you check on your muffins with a fork or knife, make sure you poke deeply. The top part is exposed to heat, but the middle of a muffin cooks more slowly. If it’s raw, give it 2-3 minutes before you check again. Don’t let it bake for too long either, as you’ll risk drying your muffins out.
Give your muffins time to cool
Although it’s hard to resist the taste test, don’t take the muffins out of the pan too soon, or they’ll stick. On the other hand, don’t leave them in the hot pan for too long or they’ll continue to cook. And you don’t want your freshly baked, fluffy coffee breakfast muffins to dry out!