Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Airfryer coffee muffins... oh so tough...

When I say oh so tough, I mean it literally (during the 2nd try), and also it's really hard to make it good tasting!

I tried so-called 5 star rating muffin recipes, but they just don't come out right.

1st attempt was dry and not enough coffee taste - probably baked too long and too little coffee.

2nd attempt was still dry with stronger coffee taste - couple of people said they like it but also a couple said they were as hard as stone! (ok that's an exaggeration but you can see the message I am sure, loud and clear)

This is the 3rd attempt, by far the best. It's soft and fragrant, the chocolate chips are nice. But I feel the coffee flavour does not come out strong enough and could be more moist.

Yeah it's not common to post a recipe that the writer is usually not proud of, but I still do it, so that if any souls out there have a fantastic recipe, or dear children if one day you feel like improving on it, please do....

And don't worry, this recipe is far from bad, still enjoyable.

Adapted from

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar (I used raw sugar)
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder (I used instant coffee)
1 tablespoon baking powder (yeah you read that right!)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup (packed) light brown sugar (I used 1/4 cup raw sugar and just added at the same time as the sugar listed above)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I also added 1/2 cup walnuts)
1 cup strong coffee, cooled (I used 1/2 cup espresso and 1/2 cup yoghurt)
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and cooled (I used 8 tbsp oil)
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


1) Preheat Airfryer to 180 deg C for 10 min.

2) In a large bowl, whisk together the flour sugar espresso powder, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir in the brown sugar, breaking up any lumps. Add chocolate chips and stir to combine.


3) In a medium bowl, whisk together the coffee, melted butter, egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
4) Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and gently but quickly stir to blend until just combined.

5) Fill each muffin cup 4/5 full with batter.

6) Bake in Airfryer for 8 mins at 180 deg C. After 8 min if one or two are not done, remove those that are done and give the uncooked ones another 2 min at 160 deg C.

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