Coffee Muffins Recipes: The Best 10 Coffee Muffins That Are Delicious

Coffee muffins recipes – what could be better than eating a delicious muffin with a lace of coffee in it?!

We can’t seem to think of many other coffee flavored treats to make at home!

We love muffins, which is why we went in search for the best coffee muffins recipes out there.

But first we’d like to tell you a little bit about the history of muffins, where they originated and how they evolved.

The History Of Muffins: How And Where They Were Born

Let’s start, in fact, with this story by debunking what for many will be a myth: muffins are not originally from the United States, but come from England and English muffins are quite different from their American cousins.

In their ancient origin (and we are talking about the Middle Ages), in Wales peasants were already eating a sort of “moofin”, they were round and leavened scones that were cooked on a griddle.

They could be round or even ring-shaped, and were cut in half and spread with butter.

From Wales, these treats soon made their way to England and the Victorian era.

It is in the Victorian era that these sweets are officially given the word muffin, a word that seems to come from the French “moufflet” which indicates a very soft bread, or maybe from the German “muffe” which is instead a kind of cake.

During the nineteenth century, these sweets became very popular and they arrived in America.

The American muffin is sweet baked in single-portion moulds, bigger and higher because it is leavened thanks to the use of chemical yeast – invented by Americans around 1800.

Moreover, according to the typical American mania, the one of improving the product, countless variations were invented and above all, a higher quantity of sugar was added.

The first official American muffin recipe dates back to 1796, published in Amelia Simmons’ American Cookery, the first “official” cookbook of American cuisine.

In those years the muffin mod was also born, because, whereas the dough of English muffins is more compact and does not need a mold, the American one is a sort of liquid batter, therefore it needs to be placed in a single-portion mold.

The muffins were born, therefore, in England, but its homeland has become the United States, where they are prepared by many people with all sorts of flavors!

Basic Rules For Preparing Perfect Muffins

We love preparing muffins because they are good, simple and quick to make.

You just need to follow a few, but basic rules:

  • You must mix the dry and liquid ingredients separately.
  • When the two compounds are combined, do not mix too much, but mix everything quickly, leaving the mixture lumpy because it will be the lumps that, during the leavening phase, will give that softness and lightness that characterizes the muffin.

Now muffins have no more secrets for you, and so now let’s move on to the most delicious coffee muffins recipes!

Best Coffee Muffins Recipes

1. Easy Pumpkin Muffins With Yogurt And Brewed Coffee

Thanks to Creators Of Coffee for this amazing coffee muffins recipe.

Enjoy all the fall flavors and your coffee too with these moist and fluffy pumpkin coffee muffins.

Ready in under 30 minutes, they are the perfect way to start your day.

2. Easy Coffee Muffin Recipe

Want an easy coffee muffin recipe?

These healthy coffee cake muffins are made with instant coffee and will be the tastiest coffee muffins you ever eat!

3. Chocolate Coffee Toffee Crunch Muffins

Thanks to HandleTheHeat we discovered these delicious muffins.

Chocolate Coffee Toffee Crunch Muffins are muffins with an amazing taste mocha muffin base with chocolate gives off an amazing flavor combination.

4.  Dirty Chai Muffins

When I first saw this recipe, the first thing I wondered was what was dirty chai?!

We later found out that it was a blend of chai latte and an espresso latte.

And so this dirty chai muffins recipe could not be missed on our list of coffee muffins.

5. Pumpkin Spice Latte Muffins

Pumpkin Spice Latte Muffins taste like a pumpkin spice latte.

Made with coffee and pumpkin spice.

Goes great with a pumpkin spice latte.

6. Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake Muffins with Cinnamon Swirl

Oh we love this Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake Muffins.

Is the perfect combination of our two favorite things.

Coffee and chocolate that go perfectly well together.

The coffee enhances the flavor of the chocolate, and then they have a super delicious finishing touch the Cinnamon Swirl, and with that we can say that these are one of our favorite coffee muffins.

7. Cappuccino Muffins With An Espresso Cream Cheese Spread

The best way to wake up in the morning with a delicious breakfast?

Definitely with these cappuccino muffin, they are super good and are super quick to make.

The perfect breakfast in 30 minutes!

8. Mocha Cookies and Cream Muffins 

For all you mocha coffee lovers out there, we recommend making these delicious Mocha Cookies and Cream Muffins.

We think all the caffeine from coffee and chocolate is a great way to get through the early morning hours.

9. Banana Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins

These Banana Espresso chocolate chip muffins are deliciously fluffy and full of flavor.

We love espresso powder – it takes “banana muffin” to a whole new and delicious level!

10. Gluten Free Chocolate Espresso Muffins 

In our list of the best coffee muffins, we also thought about the gluten free version.

Chocolate and espresso are meant to be together, an invicible pair.

We love these gluten free chocolate espresso muffins.


If you are a coffee lover (like us) then adding coffee to desserts or sweet treats such as muffins is a must.

And if you are looking for other coffee inspired recipes, then check out a few below: