EASY JAVA MUFFINS

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

Take these yummy muffins to work for your coffee break or to share with co-workers--they'll love you for it! Pop these in the oven while you're getting ready for work.
Recipe & photo: tasteofhome.com


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Serves:

Makes 1 dozen

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/4 c
(1/2 stick) butter, softened
1 c
packed brown sugar
2
eggs
1/4 c
unsweetened applesauce
1/2 c
buttermilk
1/2 c
strong brewed coffee
1 Tbsp
instant coffee granules
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
all purpose flour
3/4 c
whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 c
finely chopped pecans, divided

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Add eggs; mix well. Beat in applesauce.
2
In a small bowl, whisk buttermilk, coffee, coffee granules and vanilla until granules are dissolved; gradually add to butter mixture.
3
In another bowl, whisk the flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to the butter mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in 1/4 cup of the pecans.
4
Coat muffin cups with cooking spray; fill three-fourths full. Sprinkle with remaining pecans.
5
Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Muffins, Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #moist, #crunchy