To Die For Recipe: Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake Muffins

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Once upon a time, Cookie and Cupcake got married. After several hot and heavy months of nuptial bliss, they welcomed a baby into their family. This baby was sweet as could be, with a temperament that combined the best of both her parents; a towering dome of chocolaty goodness rested atop her moist and chewy foundation. But Cookie and Cupcake–having grown up under the weight of their own unhealthy reputations–wanted for their child a life free of junk food stigma. So they named their baby ‘Muffin’.

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In other words, if you like cookies and you like cupcakes but you don’t like guilt, drop everything and bake up a batch of these lovelies. Take a big ‘ol bite of crumbly chocolate chip and walnut streusel and congratulate yourself on choosing a ‘muffin’ over the many less virtuous options before you. Because you really can have your cake and eat it too.

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake Muffins
Recipe courtesy of ChocolateChocolate by Lisa Yockelson

Streusel Topping

3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Chocolate Chip Muffin Batter
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) butter, room temperature
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
3/4 cup milk mixed with 1/4 cup table cream (I used half and half)
1 1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips

In a small bowl, combine ingredients for streusel topping and set aside. In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In yet a third bowl, beat butter and sugars with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add in eggs and vanilla, beat to combine, then stir in chocolate. In small amounts at a time, alternately add flour mixture and milk to the butter/sugar mixture, stirring well after each addition. Batter will be pretty thick. Scoop batter into muffin tins lined with muffin papers and bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes. Makes about 24 gorgeous little ‘muffins’.

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16 Responses to “To Die For Recipe: Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake Muffins”

  1. Catherine@simplynatural Says:

    Anne I picked up a copy of Australia’s Madison magazine today, only to see the city sage in print. You probably know already that there was an article on Anna Spiro, where she listed your blog as a fave. Congratulations!

  2. Shell Sherree Says:

    These kinds of muffin tops I’ll happily have at home! I haven’t seen the Madison article {yet} but read on Anna’s blog that they’d listed some of her faves. How exciting that yours is one of them {and thoroughly well deserved}. Congrats, Anne!

  3. Shell Sherree Says:

    These kinds of muffin tops I’ll happily have at home! I haven’t seen the Madison article {yet} but read on Anna’s blog that they’d listed some of her faves. How exciting that yours is one of them {and thoroughly well deserved}. Congrats, Anne!

  4. Tiffany-Z Says:

    Ooooh…yum! These look so delicious! I absolutely love coffee cake…and muffins. So together I’m sure they’re scrumptious! πŸ™‚

  5. Tiffany-Z Says:

    Ooooh…yum! These look so delicious! I absolutely love coffee cake…and muffins. So together I’m sure they’re scrumptious! πŸ™‚

  6. stephanie Says:

    Hey, congratulations on the press!
    Now, I think it is time to make another batch of these to celebrate.
    (And I love that they named the baby Muffin.)

  7. The Wounded Chef Says:

    amazing! i wanna make these!

  8. Camila Says:

    They look amazing. I just keep filing away all these amazing recipes you post. So yummy. I want to try these out soon.

  9. blair Says:

    Oh, first of all congrats on the press as well–very exciting! Ok, and I really should have learned by now that I shouldn’t read your recipe posts when I am hungry:) I am now absolutely craving these. Very good marriage indeed.

  10. Jess LC Says:

    These look amazing! And I was surprised to see that I have most of the ingredients sitting in my pantry.
    Might be a good treat of the week…

  11. please sir Says:

    YUUMMM these look so good – want to eat right now!

  12. Rachel (Heart of Light) Says:

    Anything with streusel topping is an instant winner in my book! Yum.

  13. Sheila Says:

    Love the blog! And love this cute post – I’ve linked to it – stop by and see! http://toseetolove.blogspot.com/

  14. Erin Says:

    you’re constantly tempting me with your tasty treats!

  15. Megan Says:

    Oh goodness Anne, these look absolutely decadent! I bet they smell like heaven coming right out of the oven. I’m definitely making these for breakfast this week!

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