Photo by Tutti Dolci
I'm just going to put this out there...of all the ways to enjoy coffee, my all time favorite is the ever so mysterious mocha.
Now being Italian, I cannot turn my back on the coveted cappuccino. BUT a mocha is something I make every other morning at work—mixing freshly poured espresso and my favorite chocolate hazelnut spread. Ahh my mouth is watering just at the thought of it! So when I came across Laura Kasavan’s (aka Tutti Dolci) Chocolate Chip Mocha Muffins I NEEDED to make them, and when I made them I HAD to share them with you, my friends! First, this recipe is easy peasy—all you need are two mixing bowls, a spatula and a spoon/ ice cream scoop and the ingredients of course but I figure that’s just a given…?
Mocha isn’t just a delicious flavor combination of chocolate and coffee, the origin story for it is a saga as old as time. Mocha, an ancient port in Yemen, exported coffee beans with a rich and distinct flavor of chocolate. As the beans got more popular it inspired more combinations of chocolate and coffee - think, tiramisu and affogato. But to be honest, it’s also a no brainer that people were going to figure out that chocolate and coffee belong together and these muffins are EVERYTHING. My first batch was devoured by TeamFeedfeed in a day, and the second, well I had dibs. So that’s what I’ve been having this week for breakfast and dessert. Chocolate muffins are funny that way, it’s called a ‘muffin’ but honestly it’s a cake, and any time I get a pass eating cake for breakfast is a good day.
-- Sahara Bohoskey, Community Manager