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Easy Coffee Cake Muffins

 

These easy coffee cake muffins will fuel your mornings right! These healthy coffee cake muffins are made with Greek yogurt, not sour cream, making this coffee muffin recipe perfect for breakfast or dessert. Enjoy this coffee muffin recipe!

 

These caffeinated muffins are a delicious way to wake up! Pair one of these easy coffee cake muffins with some plain Greek yogurt and berries for breakfast.

  

Easy coffee cake muffins fuel your mornings right! These healthy coffee cake muffins use Greek yogurt, not sour cream, making this coffee muffin recipe perfect for breakfast or dessert. #healthymuffins #coffeecake #breakfastidea #easyrecipe #coffeelover

 

So I have to tell you the story of how these healthy coffee cake muffins came to be. I've been bleaching my teethyou know, dentist-grade style where you can't drink anything dark like coffee or tea until you're finished. I was having the hardest time without caffeine. So why not add coffee to a baked good? After all, inspiration tends to strike pretty well under strange circumstances. I'm pretty excited to share this coffee muffin recipe with you here.

 

Now, of course, the day to bake with coffee, I was lacking some typical muffin-making ingredients, like milk. But that didn't stop me from whipping up these simple coffee cake muffins.

 

I experimented in the kitchen and found a way to add plenty of moisture to the muffins with other ingredients, including Greek yogurt (my spice muffins and my yogurt veggie dip are also made with Greek yogurt!) and eggs. Both of these ingredients add satiating protein to this coffee cake muffin recipe.

 

Now, I think these easy coffee cake muffins are pretty delicious and make a mean addition to the breakfast table, mid-teeth-whitening adventure or not. 

 

Easy coffee cake muffins fuel your mornings right! These healthy coffee cake muffins use Greek yogurt, not sour cream, making this coffee muffin recipe perfect for breakfast or dessert. #healthymuffins #coffeecake #breakfastidea #easyrecipe #coffeelover

 

I've experimented plenty with cooking with coffee (including with my healthy coffee smoothie) and have found that instant coffee works really terrifically. That's what I used in these quick coffee cake muffins.

 

If you're wondering how much caffeine this recipe packs, a teaspoon of instant coffee offers 31 milligrams caffeine, per the USDA database. Since this recipe is contains a little over 2 Tablespoons of instant coffee, that means each muffin has about 16 milligrams caffeine. That's not quite the amount in the average cup of coffee or shot of espresso, but it's still something!

 

And I kind of love making caffeinated muffins, as with my matcha green muffins.

  

Easy coffee cake muffins fuel your mornings right! These healthy coffee cake muffins use Greek yogurt, not sour cream, making this coffee muffin recipe perfect for breakfast or dessert. #healthymuffins #coffeecake #breakfastidea #easyrecipe #coffeelover

 

You probably already have most or all of these ingredients in your kitchen. Go ahead and whip up a batch of these easy coffee cake muffins for breakfast today! 

 

Helpful kitchen tools:

Small glass bowls

Large glass bowl

Non-stick muffin tray

Oil mister

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup and 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons and 1 teaspoon instant coffee, divided
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 3/4 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened (or spreadable butter or light butter alternative)
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Spray oil    

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350° F. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, 3/4 cup sugar, and 2 Tablespoons instant coffee. In a separate mixing bowl, mix together eggs, yogurt, butter, and vanilla extract, blending thoroughly. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, stirring only enough to dampen the dry ingredients. Fold in 2 Tablespoons of instant coffee. Coat non-stick muffin tins with spray oil, then spoon batter into muffin tins, filling about three fourths of the way full. In a small bowl, combine remaining sugar and instant coffee; sprinkle mixture over the top of the muffins. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, and enjoy! Makes 14 muffins.

 

Nutritional information per serving: Cal: 170 Fat: 5 g Sat fat: 2 g Pro: 6 g Carbs: 25 g Sugar: 15 g Fiber: 0 g Chol: 55 mg Sod: 105 mg

 

Easy coffee cake muffins fuel your mornings right! These healthy coffee cake muffins use Greek yogurt, not sour cream, making this coffee muffin recipe perfect for breakfast or dessert. #healthymuffins #coffeecake #breakfastidea #easyrecipe #coffeelover

 

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Amy Gorin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, media personality, and writer in the NYC area.