Cappuccino Muffins (Italy)

What could be better than drinking a coffee in the morning?  How about enjoying a cappuccino muffin with your coffee?  Double the pleasure!  Although, you won’t get as much of a buzz by eating one of these muffins as you would from a cup of coffee, you still will get a nice caffeine kick. These muffins are rich, moist and make a complete Mediterranean Diet breakfast.  They go nicely with fresh fruit or yogurt.  They also make great french toast muffins by dipping them in an egg/cinnamon mixture and frying them up in olive oil.  However you eat them, I think you will find these Italian cappuccino muffins a delight!  Enjoy!

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Cappuccino Muffins (Italy)

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 12
Calories 152 kcal


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 cup strong espresso or very strong brewed coffee cold
  • Powdered sugar to garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Brush the muffin pan with butter.
  • Add flour, baking powder, and salt to a bowl and mix together.
  • Make a hole in the middle of the flour and add sugar.
  • Beat egg and cream with a hand mixer.
  • Add the egg/cream mixture. and the coffee into the flour. Beat well with the hand mixer.
  • Pour the muffin mix into the muffin pan.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. To ensure they are fully cooked, poke with a knife. If the knife comes out dry they are ready, if not bake more.
  • Allow the muffins to cool and then decorate with powdered sugar.


Calories: 152kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 121mgPotassium: 70mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 166IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 78mgIron: 1mg
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