Feel. Bake. Better.
lonely coffee toffee muffins.
I’m lonely and it feels especially gloomy today. I don’t have to let it bring me down or let it take over my day - and I won’t. I’ll call up some friends or family, maybe I’ll take a walk or chat with the neighbours. Either way, I’ll make something to share. I think I’ll bake.
something with a comforting and hopeful quality to it (a call to what’s missing today),
something I can whip up easily and without fuss,
something that’s warm and fresh,
something that’s fluffy, dotted with chunks of toffee, and sweetly acidic...
- I’m lonely
- I’ll bake
- Coffee Toffee Muffins
- Fluffy, Sweet, Acidity
These muffins are striking in their complexity of flavor and their intriguing deliciousness.
Prep time: 15 minutes, Bake time: 25-30 minutes
Makes: 12 muffins
- 2 ¾ cup (426 g) all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup (226 g) granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp instant coffee
- 1 cup (208 g) toffee chips
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 4 eggs, room temperature
- 1 cup buttermilk
Time to take action...
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
In a medium bowl, sift the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and coffee together. Stir until well mixed. Add in the toffee chips and stir until well coated in the flour mixture. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk the oil, eggs, and buttermilk together.
That smells like an interesting combination -I’m intrigued.
Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients. And mix until fully incorporated.
Quick and perfect!
Pour the batter evenly into each liner, filling each all the way to the top. Bake the muffins for 25-30 minutes. They’re done when a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
I’m ready to get out there and socialize - I have the most intriguing, flavourful muffins with me (think: rich coffee + chunks of toffee all wrapped up in a deliciously fluffy muffin) that’s a conversation starter if ever there was one. Let’s do this!
(Recipe and Photos courtesy of Emotional Baking©)
Feel. Bake. Better.
It’s not just about baking something to get you through the day.
It’s not about eating the whole tray to feel better.
It’s about getting lost in the process.
It’s about enjoying every moment.
It’s about sharing it with people that support and care about you.
Baking can be a lot of things – it can be distracting but simple, it can be movement with focus, it can be whatever you need when you need it. Choose a recipe to fit the mood and it becomes a useful tool as well – baking to quiet the mind, to connect with your emotions, or simply baking to feel emotional. Just think of the feelings you get and the emotions you experience when baking your favourite dessert…. excitement, relief, fulfillment, joy, accomplishment.
At Emotional Baking, our recipes can be the starting point to somewhere - it can lead you to a place of great comfort, one that feels like the beginning of something, something good...
A note for anyone who needs it:
Baking, while wonderful, can only help so much...
If you’re struggling in any way,
If you feel alone or you need help,
Contact your primary care physician or follow the links below to find help in your area. You are never alone!
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