Last weekend I was in the fall mood, but here in Georgia it was 95 degrees. I didn’t let that stop me. I decided Sunday that it was going to be all things pumpkin at our house. I don’t really love the taste of pumpkin (at least compared to some people) but last year I made these really good pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. This year I wanted to try something a little different. If you don’t know me personally, I love all things coffee. So when I realized I had some pumpkin coffee sitting around I just knew that it could only make the recipe better.
The best thing about using coffee in a recipe is you have to brew a pot of it. So while the muffins were baking I sat back and enjoyed a nice cup of pumpkin coffee. Now I tend to like my coffee hot out of a fun mug, but because of the heat iced is a great option too. You can just stir in a little cinnamon and ice and enjoy!
I used regular flour and white sugar for this recipe but I will be trying an almond flour variation sometime this week.
Full disclosure: I halfed this recipe and it still made 24 mini muffins and 8 regular muffins. I took a plateful to work Monday and they were a huge hit!
1 1/2 cups of pumpkin coffee
3 1/2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
1 cup oil
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
First brew your pot of coffee (and enjoy a cup) then preheat the oven to 325 degrees. I sprayed the mini muffin pan with cooking spray and used muffin liners for the regular ones, both worked fine. I combined all the ingredients (okay…my 3 year old combined all the ingredients) and filled those muffin cups up. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.
I personally think the mini muffins are more moist and taste better but my coworker insisted that the regular sized muffins are great too!
Now I am going to sit in my dining room among all my fall decorations, drinking pumpkin coffee and eating pumpkin chocolate chip muffins while I sweat it out in this Georgia heat.