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Espresso Crunch Muffins

Description

Like a chocolate covered espresso bean… in muffin form. I made these extra healthy, but feel free to substitute white flour, regular sugar, canola oil and regular chocolate chips. I won’t be offended!

Ingredients

  • 1-¼ cup Fresh Whole Ground Flour (use Soft White Wheat)
  • ½ cups Rapadura Brand Unrefined Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Instant Espresso Powder
  • 2 whole Shots Of Espresso
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • ¾ cups Buttermilk
  • 6 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1 cup Chopped Hazelnuts
  • 1 cup Rapunzel Brand Chocolate Chips

Preparation

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.

Dissolve the espresso powder directly into the espresso and let it cool. Add to the wet ingredients.


Gently mix dry and wet ingredients, being careful not to overmix. (This over-develops the gluten and makes for a tougher muffin.)

Fold in hazelnuts and chocolate chips. Bake in muffin cups at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out dry. This makes about twelve muffins.

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