It is common knowledge by now that I like muffins, and I like to try to make things just a little bit healthier. That is where these chocolate muffins come in. I know you are saying to yourself; “chocolate muffins, healthy? Yeah right!” Just hear me out!
If you know me, you know I am not a fan of coffee. So when International Delight contacted me about their new Iced Coffee’s, I almost responded immediately with “sorry, but no.” But then I got to thinking about you, my dear readers. I know most of you love coffee. I am the strange one Plus I knew my Mother-in-Law would be visiting, and she loves her coffee.
Obviously I am biased, being that I don’t drink the stuff. But I don’t understand the draw of spending $4 at a coffee house at least once a day for something you could make at home. I realize I am cheap, but how can it be worth that much money. I get the convenience, but making specialty drinks at home can’t be that difficult. International Delight has introduced the first-ever iced coffee drink that’s made with coffee house quality 100% Arabica coffee, real milk and cream and served in a half-gallon container. They come in Mocha, Vanilla, or Original, for less than the price of one drink at your local coffee house. All you have to do is pour over ice, and you are done!
I sent my MIL to the store and she came back with the Mocha variety. I even tried some! It was actually pretty good (coming from someone who doesn’t like coffee). It was chocolatey, with a hint of coffee in the background. We did find that if you heat it and add it to your black coffee you have one delicious Mocha Coffee Keep that in mind when you have just a little left in the carton.
I decided to make muffins with some of the Iced Coffee. That should not surprise any of you. But really, coffee is a morning drink, so what better with your morning coffee than a delicious muffin. These muffins went over well with everyone. Even my 7 year old loved them. I still have a few left in the freezer, and he just was for them for breakfast this morning.
Today my husband and I are taking the day off. No housework, ok we might do a little, but nothing major. And, NO kid!! He is going on adventure for the day with Grandma and Grandpa, so we get the day to ourselves. We haven’t had a day together just us in a long time, and have been working like crazy lately, so I am very excited for today. We even get to go out to a nice dinner
Before I go on my day of fun, I wanted to show you these muffins. They are actually good for you. I calculated around 130 calories in one muffin. Having chocolate for breakfast just got better! I couldn’t help it and mixed in a few peanut butter chips, but you don’t have to do that if you don’t want to.
These muffins were a huge hit with my 7 year old. We ate a couple the first day, and I froze the extras, like I normally do. They disappeared from the freezer very quickly. I was a little worried these would be dry, but they were very moist and full of chocolate flavor. I am going to have to make another batch of these soon to restock, I might change up the chips I fold in next time.