Peppermint Mocha Muffins

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Love peppermint mocha coffee? You’ll love these Peppermint Mocha Muffins that are double the chocolate and double the peppermint. Rich, moist muffins that are great with your morning cup of coffee.

Peppermint Mocha. It’s just one of those flavors that should be readily available all year long. When the holiday recipes start popping up on Pinterest (Following along yet? If not, you can here!), you can bet that peppermint mocha (along with gingerbread) is one of those flavor combinations that my fingers just automatically click on.

If you like this flavor combo, you’ll love these easy peppermint mocha muffins!

closeup of chocolate muffin

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • easy to mix up
  • double chocolate flavor
  • double mint flavor
  • soft, rich chocolate muffins
  • makes 24 muffins

These peppermint mocha coffee muffins are infused with that peppermint mocha flavor through peppermint extract and instant coffee granules.

I also added mini chocolate chips and Andes peppermint baking chips. Why mini? Because I wanted those tiny chocolate chips in every.single.bite of my muffin.

unwrapped peppermint muffin

Adding Coffee to Chocolate Cakes

I love adding coffee to my chocolate muffins, breads and cakes.  Did you know that coffee is meant to go with chocolate? Coffee enhances the flavor of cocoa powder which makes for a uber chocolatey baked good without a strong coffee taste.

Even if you don’t like coffee, you should try adding instant coffee granules to your next chocolate creation. You won’t be disappointed.

How to Make Peppermint Mocha Muffins

These muffins will only take about 10 minutes to mix up. You will need two bowls so that you don’t overmix the batter, but other than that, it is easy!

Notice that you start the oven at 375º Fahrenheit, then you drop the temperature down to 350º. This is so that the muffins get a nice rise without overbaking.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl beat the eggs and sugar until pale and thick.
  • Beat in the oil until incorporated and next beat in the yogurt and peppermint extract until fully combined.
  • Fold in the dry ingredients until just combined. Try not to over mix the batter. Be gentle!
  • Fold in chocolate and Andes mints.
  • Divide the batter between 24 muffin cups.
  • Bake for 10 minutes then drop the heat down to 350º F and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
peppermint mocha muffins in a muffin pan

Recipe Variations:

  • Use a small amount of black cocoa powder within the 1 cup of cocoa powder. Use maybe 2 tablespoons…this gives a deep rich color to the muffins.
  • Add chopped pecans.
  • Add mint Oreos or peppermint patties for more peppermint flavor.
  • Use sour cream in place of the yogurt.
chocolate muffin in a pan
chocolate muffin in a pan

Peppermint Mocha Muffins

4.25 from 4 votes
Love peppermint mocha coffee? You’ll love these Peppermint Mocha Coffee Muffins that are double the chocolate and double the peppermint.
Servings 24
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 270 grams
  • 1 cup cocoa powder 87 grams
  • 2 tablespoons espresso powder 12 grams
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 10 grams
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 4 grams
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 grams
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 270 grams
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil 100 grams
  • 1 1/2 cups full fat plain greek yogurt 375 grams
  • 1/2 tablespoon peppermint extract 5 grams
  • 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup Andes peppermint baking chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375º Fahrenheit and grease or line muffin tins with paper liners.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl beat the eggs and sugar until pale and thick.
  • Beat in the oil until incorporated and next beat in the yogurt and peppermint extract until fully combined.
  • Fold in the dry ingredients until just combined. Try not to over mix the batter. Be gentle!
  • Fold in chocolate and Andes mints.
  • Divide the batter between 24 muffin cups.
  • Bake for 10 minutes then drop the heat down to 350º F and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe making 24 muffins, with 1 serving being 1 muffin. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**

Nutrition

Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 202
Keyword christmas muffins, mocha muffins, peppermint candy

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Janet A. Tran
7 years ago

Great post, thanks, will try it out.

Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl
7 years ago

I’m such a huge fan of mini chocolate chips! I toss them into everything! They just melt into cakes and muffins and make everything so moist and extra chocolate-y. LOVE! And I was just saying to my S.O. yesterday that I need to save more coffee for incorporating into baking. These muffins are fabulous!

Linda | Brunch with Joy
7 years ago

Yum! I’d love to have these muffins for breakfast. It does scream Christmas in a bite.

Merlot @ Goddess of Baking
7 years ago

These look delicious!! I love chocolate and peppermint. Check out these chocolate peppermint cookies i just made!

http://goddessofbaking.blogspot.com/2014/12/soft-chewy-chocolate-peppermint-cookies.html

Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling
7 years ago

I am in LOVE with these muffins! What a perfect holiday treat!!!

Brittany B
7 years ago

These are adorable! They sound delicious too.

Danielle
7 years ago

Yum! And because they’re muffins we can have them for breakfast 🙂 Double bonus! #client

Anonymous
5 years ago

Getting ready for a test bake..what would be the ratio/measurements for substitution if my grocer doesn’t have the peppermint mocha creamer? Thanks

Alina
1 year ago

5 stars
Great recipe! I tried it before Christmas, but only now leave the review, I know, I am a bit late lol. It is very easy to make and that’s a plus if you don’t have much experience in baking. Taste like Christmas and I definitely will bake these muffins again.