Thursday, 29 January 2009

Mocha Walnut Choco Chip Muffin


According to my family, I am a chocolate addict. I eat chocolate day and night. I make so much desserts and cakes with chocolate that my hubby thinks I only know one ingridient and that is chocolate.
I am trying to make different desserts but I always tend to be partial to chocolate.
I can see on my expanding waistline too, that I have been too much indulging on chocolate.

Especially bloghopping is not helping, I look to blogs and If it is having chocolates then i bookmark them and tend to make as soon as I can.
This is one of those recipie I found in Deepa's place. I am sure you don't need a introduction to her place as you all will be knowing it, still what the heck I will say it :-) Passionate About Baking and the title says it all, she is really passionat in baking.

I have so many recipes I have bookmarked from her place.
The Moment I saw this Mocha Walnut Choco Chip Muffins I knew I was going to make them.
I made them for my daughter and her friends. I am sure I have mentioned , every tuesday my daughter brings her friend/friends home after school and she knows her mom will make somthing for her and her friends.

So that is what i did on tuesday, made these and oh yes I heard them saying wow really delcious muffin. And then yesterday her friends asked when is your mom going to make muffins again, so from that you can know how much they like these ones, so this recipe is a keeper.
You should go to her place , there is a whole information about muffins
I added less sugar and I have changed them in the recipe below.





I used orange callets for dcoration, which was yummy too.
Ingredients:
Hot water - 1/4 cup
Instant coffee/espresso powder - 2tbsp
Buttermilk - 3/4 cup
Vegetable oil - 1/2 cup
Eggs - 2 large
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Flour - 1 3/4 cups
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Brown sugar - 1/2 cup
Cocoa powder - 4 tbsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Chocolate chips - 1/2 cup
Walnuts - 1/2 cup / coarsely chopped / optional ; reserve a few halves for topping

Preheat oven to 375°F.
Line twelve 1/2-cup muffin cups with paper liners.
Stir 1/4 cup hot water and instant coffee in medium bowl until it dissolves.
Add buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla and whisk until well blended.
Mix flour, sugar, brown sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
Add buttermilk mixture and stir just until combined. Mix in chocolate chips and walnuts (or pecans).
Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups. Bake until tester inserted into center of muffins comes out clean, about 25 minutes.
Transfer muffins to rack and cool.
I am sending this to at Ruth Kitchen Expiriments for her bookmarked recipe event.

86 comments:

Soma said...

what a gorgeous combination of ingredients yaar ! wish i could taste some.

Joie de vivre said...

Ha ha! I love it! Sometimes if I know I'm in a "chocolate mood" I do have to stay away from blog hopping. I love your presentation of the three muffins on the long white plate. It is so elegant. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Asha said...

YUMMO!! Great looking Muffins, kids would love those, my 2 chocoholics I mean! :)

Happy cook said...

Soma thankyou

Joie de vivire hi hi yoiu too, i can't keep away from chocolates. It was a pleasure wisiting you place.

Asha I am surer yor two chocolate lovers will love these, these ones are really yummy, delicious and so moist.

Cham said...

What a beautiful contrast for the cupcake HC! I love anything chocolatey! Delicous!

veggie belly said...

Youve put everything I like in this muffin - coffee, chocolates and walnuts! I bet this was yummy!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

They look delicious! :)

Curry Leaf said...

Wow ,I love it dear.This have come out perfect.I too am a chocolate addict.These are absolutely delicious.

Laavanya said...

I love the mocha part of these.. looks delicious.

Maria said...

The muffins look marvelous!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Mmm they look and sound delicious. As I was scrolling down to leave a comment I noticed the apple cake in your previous post. I'm heading over to leave a comment on that post right now! :D

kamala said...

Same pinch..Eating all the sweets my waist line is expanding..Made some resolutiions...No more after seeing yours..Grt!!!

Sandeepa said...

Those muffins look gorgeous

Varsha Vipins said...

Gorgeous Muffins..I am so much ready now for baking..itching hands..:D

MeetaK said...

i love the choco coffee combination so these muffins are looking great!

Superchef said...

looks like everyones baking today...love the mocha flavour!

Priya said...

I love chocolate n coffe flavour together, these muffins looks gorgeous n prefect for me, love the first pic , awesome click HC...

Mallika said...

They look superb! I just blogged a recipe from Deeba's blog as well and it came out so well.

Mrs. L said...

Mmmmm...these look heavenly! I need one now to satisfy my chocolate craving.

Ashwini Kenchanna said...

Used to eat chocolate everyday..But now i have stopped..not fully stopped, cakes like these tempt me..Lovely looking cake..very tempting..

Yasmeen said...

Chocolicious !Coffee and Cocoa are perfect together.I feel indulging in the dark chocolate is much figure friendly :)

my comfort food said...

I am just like you. I love chocolate and anything to do with. And my waistline is increasing too. :-((

But what the heck, life is too short, and I admit I do have an addiction. Is there a chocolate rehab somewhere?

pigpigscorner said...

chocolate and coffee!! yum yum! Love the presentation.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,pretty looking muffin and I love the way you have presented,cool click!

Pavithra Kodical said...

Muffins looks delicious..You are in baking mood these days :)I too love chocolates..

Kevin said...

Those muffins look good!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

I am ready to taste some! love your pics..

Peter M said...

Umm, coffee muffins with coffee, sign me up.

Prajusha said...

Delicious muffins..yummy pic.:)
thanks
prajusha
www.icookipost.com

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

delicious and gorgeous looking muffins!!! I love chocolates too.... but I prefer eating them as is, instead of cooking with it. I am plain lazy!!! :P

Shreya said...

love the muffins.. awesome combo of choco chips, walnuts, coffee and chocolate...

sra said...

I rarely make dessert, even more rarely bake it, but chocolate and brownies are something I find hard to resist. I had a brownie last nite too, and I've been planning to make some somehow this weekend. I have a muffin pan too, full of cobwebs somewhere!

sowmya said...

gorgeous muffins..i am craving for the coffee flavour nowadays..one of this days,,have to try out something delcious like this..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Iam also a chocoholic person. I always load my fridge with chocolates. I never think of lunch or dinner but only chocolates. this fits my category... Love them. Bookmarked. Nice presentation.

jayasree said...

Muffin looks gorgeous...Nice combo of cocoa and coffee.

Raaga said...

they look divine!

aquadaze said...

Gosh, i am drooling all over your blog!!

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

HC

As a chocolate lover, you're in the right country. We do get the best parlines, no?

Rajitha said...

YUMMY!! i looove chocolate too...and yes! i can see the love for it on my waistline too....

Divya Kudua said...

Deeba's recipes are always a hit.I've tried her vanilla cupcakes and absolutely in love with it.Have bookmarked this one too,but never tried.You are tempting me with the pics..got to try it soon!!

Purva Desai said...

Mocha with walnut and choco chip simply love this combo.....muffins look yummy

Passionate About Baking said...

*BLUSH* HC...thanks for the so-many nice words. Am glad your sweet daughter 7 her friend loved them! xoxox

Passionate About Baking said...

*BLUSH* sweet HC...thanks for the wonderful words! Am glad they turned out well!

notyet100 said...

i m not chocolate lover,..but ur muffins re temptin me,..:-)

Akal's Saappadu said...

Yummy muffins. Nice presentation! Coffee and Cacao always makes a nice pair. That one is bookmarked.

Sara said...

These look so good, sounds like a perfect flavor combination!

n33ma said...

Lovely presentation.Cute little muffins.

Asha said...

F, came here just to tell you that I made your Errisery y'day. I didn't have Squash but I had 4 Turnips in the fridge. I used to those with your recipe, dish was so yummy, tasty, girl.
Thanks for the recipe, I will post next week. I wish I had that Kerala book, sounds like a great cookbook! Enjoy your relatives, see you next week!:))

DEESHA said...

ditto, i totally love chocolates, lovely muffins out there

Ivy said...

Deeba is an artist when baking and you have done a great job yourself. They are very tempting.

AnuSriram said...

Thats so lovely... Nice colour and nice click! Delicious!

Mandira said...

haven't made muffins in a while..these look great!

Maya said...

Wow, am a chocolate lover too, even more of a muffin & cake lover :D..I know Deeba's recipes are always good, so thumbs up !! Great pics HC..

The Blonde Duck said...

Isn't it hard looking at all the blog goodies? I spend my life hungry now!

Coffee and Vanilla said...

It looks like there is two of us... recently all my desserts end up being chocolate cakes... even my own wedding cake I was making with my sisters :)

Have a great weekend, Margot

Coffee and Vanilla said...

It looks like there is two of us... recently all my desserts end up being chocolate cakes... even my own wedding cake I was making with my sisters :)

Have a great weekend, Margot

Vibaas said...

They look soooo cute and yummy :) Who can resist chocolatey muffins? :)

Angie  said...

Chocolate and walnut....perfect for a cold winter.

Thanks again for visiting my blog.

Arfi Binsted said...

loves chocolate although i can't have any at the moment. one day perhaps :)

Siri said...

Lovely looking muffins HC..:) I am not sooo chocoholic as you are. But I wont mind grabbing on of your yummy muffins..:D

Cheers,
Siri

Adlak's tiny world said...

lovley presentation... are they coming to my place straightly.. waiting to catch it..

surajkapoor said...

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Dibs said...

Yum combination of ingredients!

romaspace said...

Looks really tempting. Your daughters friends are so lucky. Wish I was her Tuesday guest!

Jayashree said...

I like your addition of walnuts to this. Looks delish.

Aparna said...

First of all, let me say that muffin picture is very nice. So are the muffins.:)

I have the same "chocolate" problem as you do. I think I could spend a lot of time just admiring choclate pictures on some blogs, and there are a few of them out there.
I'm even convinced that if I didn't have blood in my veins, it would be liquid chocolate!!:D

Mallugirl said...

ur daughter's friends sure are lucky!I am partial to any choco. dessert too though no one else is so can't make too much.:((( but ur cakes looks like the next one will pop right into my mouth from the screen.

Cynthia said...

I think one can blame Deeba. Oh my gosh, everytime she makes something and most there is this involuntary desire to make. I see you have yielded to the temptation. But was a delicious temptation it is :)

Sig said...

Okay Ms. chocoholic, you have been cranking out some lovely sweet dishes lately.. You know its all very tempting, right?

Dragon said...

I'm a chocolate addict as well. :) I especially like chocolate with coffee. I love these little muffins!

Linda said...

Dear HC,

I can't keep up with so many wonderful dishes you have lately! The apple cider cake, and errisery oh my, look soooo good for cold winter weather :):)

I think I might even try muffins, if they are chocolate like this. They look really delicious! :)

Retno Prihadana said...

Wouw... what a great combination H.C. I love mocha flavour..and with walnut...yummmmm!

Happy cook said...

Thankyou allfor youwonderful comments.

Aparna, hi hi this is the best coment i have read :-)

Asha looking forward to the erriseryy in your place.

Rachel said...

wow...it looks perfect....

BR Guest Host said...

This has to be the ultimate in chocolate muffins - all three of the best flavours. Thanks for contributing to this weeks' Bookmarked Recipes!

Rosie said...

LOL i'm with you H.C. all the way & I am a chocolate addict!!

Your muffins look delicious! :)

Rosie x

Trupti said...

muffins looks very delicious & inviting

meeso said...

Ah, Deeba is a little devil over there tempting all of us to eat delicious desserts all the time! These muffins look awesome!

Maria said...

Happy, these are the perfect combo of flavours. Yummy!!

Maria
x

veena said...

Hi dear..
Muffins looks just great ...just drooling over here ...I Love it ..
love
veena

Usha said...

These muffins look gorgeous, wish I could have some right now...I love anything with chocolate in them :-)

Srivalli said...

Looks great F...

Madhuram said...

I'm a chocolate addict too HC. Trying hard to cut back on sweets and chocolate in general. But it's so difficult having a food blog and especially surrounded by so many fabulous bakers and cooks.

Namratha said...

They look so cute H, hehe, couldn't help saying cute!! :D Hmmmm, chocolate addict eh....good for us, we get to see more chocolatey goodies! :)

MamaFaMi said...

Made this just now and it's yummy just like you said it is. Thank you for sharing the recipe with us. Will post my 'experiment' in my blog soon. Thank you again!

Jeremy said...

These muffins are awfully mouth-watering! And would keep me busy in the kitchen, again. My son shall hug me tightly with joy.