Chocolate Chip-Coffee Muffins

I was out of regular chocolate chips, so I substituted 3/4 cup of mini chocolate chips..yum!  For the instant coffee, keep some of the individual packets of Starbucks instant coffees in your pantry; they work great for recipes like this.


2/3 cup milk
5 Tablespoons butter, melted
3 Tablespoons instant coffee granules
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine milk, butter, coffee, vanilla, and egg.
Add flour, sugar, chocolate chips, baking powder, and salt.  Stir just until all ingredients are moistened.
Spray a 12 muffin cup baking pan with cooking spray.  Spoon batter into pan.  Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
Remove from muffin pan and place on wire rack to cool.
This recipe was adapted from Cooking Light Magazine.