g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
News & Politics
Religion & Spirituality
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

Bored? Games!
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

Natural Living
Folklore and Mythology
Distance Learning

All times in EST

Full Schedule
g RV Site

BellaOnline's RV Editor


Chocolate Chip Instant Coffee Muffins

Normally, Iím the one who discovers new recipes to try out at home. Recently, however, I got an email forward from my husband that featured a recipe for Cappuccino Muffins. A few days after getting the email, I looked at the ingredient list and realized that I had everything I needed to make these muffins. And, since my husband doesnít normally send me suggestions on what to bake, I figured I would give the recipe a shot. Iím glad I did! The original, which came from Taste of Home magazine, just needed a few tweaks to make them gluten, soy and dairy free. Even after the adjustments, these muffins were a hit!

Since these are really just muffins filled with chocolate chips and instant coffee, that's what I decided to call them. But donít let the basic sounding ingredients fool you. These muffins--which happen to be a great reason to use any instant coffee granules you have sitting around in your pantry--are simply delectable. They have just the right amount of muffin squishiness mixed in with perfect little crunchy chocolate bits throughout. And the coffee granules round out the flavor with a hint of smokiness to complement the chocolate.


  • 2 cups gluten-free flour blend (see recipe below)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vanilla rice milk (or plain rice milk, soy milk, coconut milk or flax milk)
  • 2 Tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance Soy Free Natural Buttery Spread, melted
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flax plus 3 tablespoons water)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free, dairy free semisweet chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand is great!)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In a separate bowl, mix the rice milk and the coffee granules until the coffee is dissolved. Pour the coffee/milk mixture into the dry ingredients bowl, and then add the Earth Balance, flax egg and vanilla. Stir until nicely mixed and then fold in the chocolate chips.

Lightly grease a muffin tin and fill the cups at least 2/3 full. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Best-ever Gluten-free flour blend

I discovered this blend in a vegan/gluten-free cookbook I once borrowed through the library system. While I canít remember the cookbook or the author, I can say that I think this blend is the best blend Iíve triedóitís even better than many of the commercial blends, and ends up costing you less. The only adjustment I made to the original recipe was to use brown rice flour instead of white rice flour in the hopes that would make it somewhat more nutritious.

  • 2 cups brown rice flour
  • 2/3 cup potato starch
  • 1/3 cup tapioca starch
  • 1 Ĺ teaspoons xantham gum

Add Chocolate+Chip+Instant+Coffee+Muffins to Twitter Add Chocolate+Chip+Instant+Coffee+Muffins to Facebook Add Chocolate+Chip+Instant+Coffee+Muffins to MySpace Add Chocolate+Chip+Instant+Coffee+Muffins to Digg Chocolate+Chip+Instant+Coffee+Muffins Add Chocolate+Chip+Instant+Coffee+Muffins to Yahoo My Web Add Chocolate+Chip+Instant+Coffee+Muffins to Google Bookmarks Add Chocolate+Chip+Instant+Coffee+Muffins to Stumbleupon Add Chocolate+Chip+Instant+Coffee+Muffins to Reddit

RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map

For FREE email updates, subscribe to the RV Newsletter

Past Issues

Printer Friendly
tell friend
Tell a Friend
Email Editor

Content copyright © 2018 by Erin Lehn Floresca. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Erin Lehn Floresca. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Erin Lehn Floresca for details.


g features
Chocolate Chip Oat Flour Cookies

Inspiring Travel Memoirs

Tukwilaís SouthCenter Mall

Archives | Site Map


Past Issues

Note: BellaOnline uses cookies to help provide a consistent user experience. Our advertisers may use cookies to help customize ads. Please contact us with any question about our cookie use.

Summertime Foods
Corn on the Cob
Burgers on the Grill
Apple Pie


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2018 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.

BellaOnline Editor