Monday, December 28, 2020

Cappuccino Muffins

It's time to take an after Christmas tea break with a cappuccino muffin.

I'm using this teapot that's a favorite winter one that my sis gave me years ago.  

A sweet friend sent me this pine cone teacup and plate, that I dearly love.

My friend Joy and I saw these last year when we were strolling through Tuesday Morning, and we each bought one for each other.  

I was one happy Nana this past Christmastime, as I had all eight of my grandchildren together in my home.  There's nothing better than that!! 

Yield: 12-15
Author: Kitty, but recipe was discovered at Creekside Cottage., and Deanna found the recipe at Autumn In The Country at Gooseberry Patch.
Cappuccino Muffins

Cappuccino Muffins

Even though I'm not a coffee drinker, I do love these muffins. They also make wonderful gifts for friends and family.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1  egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • sparkling sugar for on top (my addition because I like the extra crunch)


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder.
  2.  In another bowl, combine milk and coffee granules and egg.  Stir into flour mixture.  Add the butter and vanilla: mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Sprinkle on the sparkling sugar,  if using.  Bake at 375 degrees for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
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 Happy New Year!  Hopefully 2021 will be a much better year for all of us! 


  1. Merry Christmas Week Kitty! How wonderful all your grands were home for the holidays and able to visit during these strange and stressful time! Your muffins look delicious and I love your pretty pine cone tea pot and cup! Your lighted village house is adorable too...I miss Tuesday Morning. ♥

  2. The picture of all of your babies just melted my heart dear Kitty. Good looking bunch you have there! Those muffins look really good. Would pair up great with my big old cup of coffee this morning. Loving the teapot and teacup. I hope that your week is lovely to you dear friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. Dear Kitty ... how I love your family picture! It made my heart sing.

    It's been fun to get to know you in recent weeks. Here's to 2021!

  4. I enjoyed looking at the Christmas family photo, the tea setting, and the decoration you and your friend bought for each other. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Kitty. The muffins sound so good and I'd love to bake them sometime. Have a happy new year.

  5. Hi Kitty,

    I AM a coffee drinker, and these muffins look delicious!! :D I've already checked out and pinned the recipe! I always love the tea vignettes that you set up; your teapot is darling and the cup, saucer, and plate are so pretty. They remind me of your Aunt Kitty's hand painted china. What a wonderful group of grands you have, Kitty! I know they are blessings to you, and I'm so glad.

    Thank you for sharing the recipe and have a wonderful day!

    Love and hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

  6. That adorable photo of you and your Grands is the cuttest photo!Made me smile!Love your gorgeous table too!Happy 2021!

  7. I'm glad you had a lovely Christmas.

    I'm also not a coffee drinker, but have enjoyed coffee-inspired tea blends (as long as the coffee flavour isn't too strong), and desserts!

    Happy New Year!

  8. I am not a coffee drinker at all but love using it in recipes; I have never thought of using it in muffins. This sounds delicious! How wonderful to get to see all your grands this Christmas. We went to my mom's with my sister and brother and their families but we forgot to take any sort of group photos at all.

  9. What a lovely post. I live your teapot and the plates too. I would love for you to come by and link at the Fabulous Party. And the party to your list! It goes all week long. Link any posts! Come over here...

  10. Eight grands! That's the only way to go on Christmas Day! πŸŽ„♥️πŸŽ„

  11. Muffins sound scrumptious! Would love a couple with my coffee. =) Sure love that pretty teapot and all the other gorgeous dishes and candle. SO happy for you to have all your gorgeous grands together. What a blessing for sure. Happy new year to you dear friend. XO

  12. Kitty, love the pine teacup and plate, it's so pretty! Muffins anytime and this looks and sounds divine. Wow, what a wonderful Christmas you had. To have all of your grandkids in your home for Christmas was so special. Great photo to cherish. Happy New Year Kitty......

  13. I love your tea pot and set. Happy New Year!

  14. Awl Kitty - every one of your posts makes me smile. Lovely teatime set up, beautiful grands - love love love that picture - it is priceless!!!! And your china is beautiful and well deserved. ♥

    I am sooooo going to make these muffins. Thank you for sharing (and to Deanna too!) : - )

    Hugs and prayers.

  15. Aw, that's a great pic with the kids Kitty! The muffins sound like something I would love, while I should be cutting back on calories... Well, there just isn't any fun in that:@)
    Happy New Year!

  16. Well, yum! I'll be trying this! I love seeing you among all of the grands. They are so lucky to have you in their lives! have a Happy New Year!

  17. Kitty, your winter tea setting is so pretty! Love your gingerbread house as well. Undoubtedly, having all your grands together had to be the BEST of the season. We continue to pretty much stay isolated, and I am SO looking forward to the vaccine. Happy New Year.

  18. Hello Kitty! Glad you got your grandchildren together this Christmas time, I'm happy for you! With the difficulty imposed by the current restrictions due to Covid19 of, as we always did, bringing all the children and grandchildren together for dinner on the 24th (in Portugal we call "Consoada") I ended up choosing to go with those who are further away, and I spent a week at my oldest daughter's family home in Sweden. So of our 9 grandchildren, I was only with the 3 but it was good because I hadn't seen them in a year.
    As a porcelain painting hobbyist, I really enjoyed your tea service, with a design so appropriate for this winter.
    I will try to reproduce your muffin recipe.
    Good Year 2021 !!

  19. Ok, I have to ask, how many teapots do you have Kitty! Each one is so cute and special, and I adore that little house you and your friend found! So glad you had all your grands together for Christmas fun! The muffins sound divine too!

  20. Yum. Thanks for the recipe and the shot of your grandkids.

  21. How wonderful that all your grandchildren came to spend Christmas with you! I am so happy for you! Family is everything! Your winter tea setting is very inviting and the muffins sounds so yummy. Thank you for the recipe. Wishing you and your family the very best new year in 2021~ Hugs...Sandi

  22. I just loved the sweet picture of you with your precious grandchildren! Such a blessing, each one of them! And the cappuccino muffins sound soo good! I love coffee and these sound like a wonderful treat for my bible study ladies, they all love chocolate and coffee, pretty much a winning combination! I love your adorable A-frame snow house, how sweet that you and your friend blessed each other with one! Such a treasure! I pray you have a blessed and very special New Year, my dear friend!

  23. The recipe looks good :)
    So pleased you had a wonderful Christmas.
    Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year.

    All the best Jan

  24. Happy New Year, dearest Kitty! Such a lovely celebration having all your grandchildren together! I am going to make these muffins very soon! Thank you for sharing your tea and recipe with us. ♥

  25. I can sense the joy you felt with all your grandchildren gathered around you, Kitty. How wonderful! Those muffins sound delicious. Love the setting. Everything is pretty and oozes coffee tones. May your year be a beautiful one, lovely Kitty.

  26. Happy New Year my dear friend!! Those muffins sound right up my alley! Such a lovely celebration having all your grandchildren together. xx

  27. Oh, Kitty! I am so thankful you had all of your precious grandchildren there with you!!! What a joy it was to see the photo of all of you and your happy faces! I can only imagine how special it was that Connor was there, too. May the Lord richly bless all of you in the new year, sweet friend!

  28. What a happy post! I love the sound of your cappuccino muffins because I love to drink cappuccinos :) I received a little lighted alpine house similar to yours for Christmas! I love it. And all your grands together with you? Wonderful, indeed! Happy New Year, Kitty!

  29. Congratulations your awesome post is featured on Full Plate Thursday,518. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

  30. What a beautiful and special family photo with the grandchildren. The muffins sound wonderful - Happy New Year.


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