Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins


What better way to start the day than some wholesome chocolate chip mini muffins spiked with a mini jolt of java! This gem is a sample recipe from the new cookbook, Chocolate-Covered Katie: Over 80 Delicious Recipes That Are Secretly Good for You by Katie Higgins.

Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins Recipe - Vegan, dairy-free, optionally low sugar

No other food blogger knows quite how to hit the sweet spot of American cravings quite like Katie.

Chocolate-Covered Katie - Over 80 Delicious Recipes that are Secretly GOOD for You (a vegan cookbook)Her new book is a collection of cookies, brownies, bars, breakfast treats, ice cream, smoothies, pies, cakes, cupcakes, puddins, dips, frostings, and more. Yes, Chocolate-Covered Katie the book is pretty much an extension of the sweet goodness Katie posts on Chocolate-Covered Katie the blog!

Keep in mind, the “good for you” aspect is totally up to you with Chocolate-Covered Katie and how you define healthy for your body. The recipes are all sweet, and use sugar or xylitol and stevia, all-purpose flour or spelt flour, etc. But for a treat, she definitely gives you options that are more wholesome than traditional desserts and everything in Chocolate-Covered Katie is tested dairy-free, egg-free and vegan!

Chocolate-Covered Katie - Vegan Chocolate Inifinity PieJust some of the delights include:

  • Chocolate Pixie Cookies
  • Secretly Healthy Brownies
  • Pumpkin Pie Granola Bars
  • Carrot Raisin Cookie Bites
  • The Creamiest Oatmeal of Your Life
  • Chocolate Infinity Pie (pictured at right)
  • Frosted Lemon Donuts
  • Peanut Butter Pudding Pops
  • Deep Dish Cookie Pie
  • Key Lime Pie Cheesecake
  • Strawberry Shortcakes
  • The Famous Cookie Dough Dip
  • Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins … oh yes, the recipe follows …

Special Diet Notes: Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based and vegetarian. See the notes in the recipe to make these chocolate chip mini muffins low-sugar.

Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins
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This recipe is reprinted with permissions from Chocolate-Covered Katie: Over 80 Delicious Recipes that are Secretly GOOD for You by Katie Higgins. Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
Serves: makes 24 to 28 mini muffins, or 9 to 10 standard muffins
  1. Preheat your oven to 400ºF.
  2. Grease a mini muffin tin or line with mini cupcake liners.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the milk beverage, oil, yogurt, vinegar, and vanilla. Let sit at room temperature for at least 5 minutes.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients and stir very well. Add the wet ingredients and stir until just evenly mixed.
  5. Portion the batter evenly among the muffin cups so that each is no more than two-thirds full.
  6. Bake for 8 1⁄2 minutes, until mini muffins have risen and a toothpick inserted into the center of one comes out clean.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the tin.
Regular-Size Muffins: Divide the batter among 9 to 10 greased or lined standard muffin cups. Bake for 16 minutes at the same temperature, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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  4. I am in love with this recipe!!!! YUM! I was thinking about adding coffee to my waffle recipe today actually, but since it was my first time making waffles I decided not to – but next time, YOU BETCHA! 😉

  5. Great little recipe which we mentioned over on our social media scene. The twitter followers loved these little mini muffins. We will likely link a post to your website.

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