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)

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

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

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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About the Author: Koula Barydakis
Koula Barydakis was born into a long tradition of eating and living Mediterranean on the Greek island of Crete. She is a chef who has worked in many of the top restaurants in Crete and in Greek Town in Toronto, Canada. Koula is the co-author of “Foods of Crete, Traditional Recipes of the Healthiest People in the World” and is currently completing her second cookbook. Koula teaches cooking classes to tourists in Crete and has been hired to teach classes in other countries as well.
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