Scrumptious Bailey’s Irish Cream and Coffee Muffins Recipe

Indulge in the rich, creamy goodness of Bailey’s Irish Cream with a delicious twist. We present to you our Bailey’s Irish Cream and Coffee Muffins recipe. This delightful recipe combines the flavors of coffee and Bailey’s Irish Cream to create a scrumptious treat that is perfect for any occasion.

Whether you’re a coffee lover or not, the heavenly aroma of these muffins will make your mouth water. Each bite is a blend of moist muffin and a hint of Bailey’s Irish Cream that will leave you craving more. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert, these muffins are easy to make and are sure to impress your friends and family.

Our recipe uses a combination of soft brown sugar, flour, instant coffee powder, baking powder, walnuts, eggs, milk, and most importantly- Bailey’s Irish Cream- to create an irresistible flavor profile. The secret ingredient being the addition of boiling water mixed with instant coffee powder that elevates the flavor of the muffins.

Make this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations extra special by serving our Bailey’s Irish Cream and Coffee Muffins as your centerpiece dessert. Trust us; there’s no better way to enjoy indulgent flavors than pairing them with great company.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your mixing bowl and let’s start baking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Bailey's Irish Cream and Coffee Muffins
Bailey’s Irish Cream and Coffee Muffins

Attention all coffee and Baileys Irish Cream lovers, are you ready for a truly indulgent treat? Look no further than these Bailey’s Irish Cream and Coffee Muffins!

This recipe is perfect for those who appreciate the delicious combination of coffee and Bailey’s Irish Cream. The coffee adds a strong, bold flavor to the muffins while the Bailey’s Irish Cream adds a smooth creaminess that melts in your mouth. These muffins are moist, sweet, and make for the perfect breakfast or dessert option.

What sets this recipe apart from other muffin recipes is its simplicity in ingredients and preparation. You only need 11 ingredients which can be found in most pantries, including butter, brown sugar, flour, baking powder, eggs, milk and instant coffee powder. Even better? The recipe only requires one mixing bowl and takes less than an hour to prepare.

Imagine waking up on a lazy weekend morning to the smell of these muffins baking in your oven. With each bite you take, the rich coffee flavor mixed with the soft texture of the muffin will transport you to pure bliss. Not convinced yet? These muffins are also a great St. Patrick’s Day treat to enjoy with friends and family.

So why settle for an average cupcake when you can satisfy your craving with these Bailey’s Irish Cream and Coffee Muffins? Trust us; your taste buds won’t regret it.

Ingredient List

 Behold, the perfect mix of muffins and coffee!
Behold, the perfect mix of muffins and coffee!

Here are the ingredients you will need to make these delectable Bailey’s Irish Cream and Coffee Muffins:

  • 1 cup of unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • ½ cup of soft brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons of instant coffee powder
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of Baileys Irish Cream liqueur

For the Bailey’s Irish Cream glaze, you will need:

  • 2 tbsp. of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup of Baileys Irish Cream liqueur
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar, sifted

And if you want to add a little extra texture and flavor, throw in some walnuts, chocolate chips or a dusting of icing sugar on top.

The Recipe How-To

 Soft, fluffy muffins with a delicious twist!
Soft, fluffy muffins with a delicious twist!

Now that you have gathered all the ingredients, it’s time to make the Bailey’s Irish Cream and Coffee Muffins. Follow the step-by-step instructions below and have fun baking!

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a muffin tin with paper or silicone cups.

Step 2: Combine Dry Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of flour, 4 teaspoons of baking powder, and ½ cup of soft brown sugar. Whisk until thoroughly combined.

Step 3: Mix Wet Ingredients

In another mixing bowl, cream ½ cup of unsalted butter (at room temperature) with 2 eggs until well combined. Then add 1 cup of milk, 4 teaspoons of instant coffee powder dissolved in 4 tablespoons of boiling water, and finally add 1/3 cup of Baileys Irish Cream.

Step 4: Combine Dry and Wet Mixtures

Pour wet mixture into the mixing bowl containing dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Don’t worry if the mixture is slightly lumpy.

Step 5: Add Walnuts

Gently fold in ½ cup of chopped walnuts.

Step 6: Scoop Batter into Muffin Cups

Fill each muffin cup two-thirds full with the batter.

Step 7: Bake in Oven

Place your muffin tin into the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 8: Prepare Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur Glaze

While waiting for the muffins to bake, whisk together 1 cup of icing sugar and 1/3 cup of Baileys Irish Cream liqueur in a small bowl until smooth. Set aside.

Step 9: Glaze the Muffins

When muffins are done, remove from the oven and let them cool for a minute. Remove the muffins from the tin and transfer to a wire rack placed over a baking sheet. While they’re still warm, dip each muffin top into the prepared glaze.

Step 10: Serve and Enjoy!

Serve and enjoy your delicious Bailey’s Irish Cream and Coffee Muffins with a cup of Irish coffee, ice cream, or any drink of your choice.

Substitutions and Variations

 Start your day right with these Bailey's muffins!
Start your day right with these Bailey’s muffins!

When it comes to making Bailey’s Irish Cream and Coffee Muffins, there are plenty of opportunities to add variations and substitutions to the recipe. If you’re looking for a way to spice things up or try something new, consider some of these creative suggestions when making your muffins.

For those who prefer the flavor of Irish whiskey over Irish cream, try swapping out some or all of the Irish cream for whiskey. You can also add a small amount of whiskey to the muffin batter or icing for an extra kick.

If you’re not a fan of walnuts, feel free to swap them out for another type of nut like pecans or almonds. Alternatively, you can leave them out altogether and have a nut-free muffin experience.

Want to make these muffins a little more chocolaty? Add in some chocolate chips during the mixing process, or top the finished muffins with a chocolate drizzle.

For those who prefer their desserts a little less sweet, reduce the amount of icing sugar in the glaze or skip it altogether for a more subtle coffee flavor.

Looking to make this recipe gluten-free? Use a gluten-free flour blend in place of regular flour, but be sure to check that all other ingredients used are also gluten-free.

These are just a few ideas for variations and substitutions when making Bailey’s Irish Cream and Coffee Muffins. Don’t be afraid to get creative and try new things. Who knows, you may stumble upon your new favorite version of this sweet treat.

Serving and Pairing

 If you love coffee and Bailey's, you'll love these muffins!
If you love coffee and Bailey’s, you’ll love these muffins!

These Bailey’s Irish Cream and Coffee Muffins are delicious on their own or paired with your favorite hot beverage. The rich and creamy flavors of Irish cream liqueur and coffee come together perfectly in these muffins, making them a great choice for a morning treat or afternoon snack.

Serve these muffins warm or at room temperature with a dollop of Irish cream glaze to enhance the flavors of the coffee and chocolate chips. Or, if you want to take it up a notch, try adding a scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream on top for an indulgent dessert.

Pair these muffins with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or a homemade latte made with Baileys Irish Cream for an extra special treat. They’re also perfect for sharing with friends and family during brunch or on St. Patrick’s Day.

For a savory pairing option, try serving these muffins alongside an Irish cheddar cheese platter or a traditional Irish breakfast of sausages, eggs, and black pudding.

No matter how you choose to enjoy them, these Bailey’s Irish Cream and Coffee Muffins are sure to be a hit with anyone who loves the rich and decadent flavors of Irish cream and coffee.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Say goodbye to boring muffins and try these Irish cream muffins!
Say goodbye to boring muffins and try these Irish cream muffins!

These Bailey’s Irish Cream and Coffee Muffins are perfect for make-ahead preparation. You can easily whip up a batch of muffins in advance, store them in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 3 days, or freeze them for later use. Simply allow the muffins to cool completely and then wrap them tightly with plastic wrap before placing them in a freezer-safe bag. To thaw the muffins, leave them at room temperature for a few hours or overnight in the fridge.

If you want to enjoy these muffins warm, simply reheat them in the microwave or oven. To reheat in the microwave, wrap the muffin in a damp paper towel and heat it for 10-15 seconds. To reheat in the oven, preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and place the muffin on a baking sheet. Bake for 5-10 minutes until warmed through.

The Irish cream glaze and walnuts may soften over time, so it’s best to keep these ingredients separate until just before serving. You can also make the Irish cream glaze ahead of time and store it in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge. When ready to serve, simply whisk it again until smooth and drizzle over the muffins.

These make-ahead tips will definitely come in handy if you’re looking for a delicious breakfast treat that can be prepared ahead of time, stored easily and reheated quickly.

Tips for Perfect Results

 These muffins are like having dessert for breakfast!
These muffins are like having dessert for breakfast!

To ensure you get the best results when making Bailey’s Irish Cream and Coffee Muffins, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind.

Firstly, make sure that all your ingredients are at room temperature. This helps in creating a smooth batter and ensures even baking.

When measuring your ingredients, particularly the flour, do not pack it too tightly as this can result in a dense and heavy muffin. Instead, spoon your flour into the measuring cup before leveling it off with a knife.

To enhance the flavor of your muffins, add a tablespoon of Irish whiskey to the batter for that extra kick.

When mixing the wet and dry ingredients together, be sure to not overdo it. Over-mixing will result in tough muffins. Mix until everything is just combined before stopping.

For a crunchy texture and added flavor, sprinkle some crushed walnuts on top of the muffin batter before baking.

Lastly, be patient and let the muffins cool completely before adding the Irish cream glaze. This will prevent the glaze from melting or sliding off the muffin.

By following these tips, you’ll be on your way to achieving perfectly delicious Bailey’s Irish Cream and Coffee Muffins every time you make them.


Now that you have all the information for making an exquisite batch of Bailey’s Irish Cream and coffee muffins let’s move to the frequently asked questions (FAQ) section. Here I will answer some of the most common queries that could come up during baking.

Does Baileys Irish Cream taste good in coffee?

One of the best liqueurs to add to coffee is Baileys Irish cream. It provides a delightful creamy taste to your coffee and is an excellent choice for those who enjoy milky coffees. Making Baileys coffee is quite simple and requires only a few ingredients such as coffee, Baileys Irish Cream, cream, and honey.

What is the difference between Baileys coffee and Irish coffee?

Baileys coffee adds a twist to the traditional Irish coffee by using Baileys Irish Cream instead of cream and sugar. If you’re not familiar, Irish coffee is an age-old cocktail consisting of hot coffee, a shot of Irish whiskey, and a dollop of whipped cream that originated in Ireland during the 1950s.

Does Baileys need to be refrigerated after opening?

Cream liqueur makers claim that alcohol’s preservative properties are the cause for not requiring refrigeration. Baileys™ provides a 2-year guarantee from the production date, regardless if it has been unsealed, and advises storing it within the 0-25°C temp range.

What type of alcohol is in Baileys Irish Cream?

The beginning of the journey for an exquisite beverage started with the Original Irish Cream. The blend is made from the harmonious combination of select spirits and Irish dairy cream, with a subtle hint of luscious chocolate and vanilla notes.

Bottom Line

Now that you have read through the recipe for these delicious Bailey’s Irish Cream and Coffee muffins, I hope that you are feeling inspired to give them a go. These muffins are perfect for coffee lovers who want to add a little extra kick to their morning routine or as a sweet treat with a bit of an Irish twist.

Don’t be intimidated by the ingredient list – most of the items are probably already in your pantry or can easily be found at your local grocery store. Plus, the recipe is straightforward and easy to follow, making it an ideal option for bakers of all skill levels.

Once you’ve made these muffins, don’t be afraid to experiment with different variations and substitutions. There are endless possibilities when it comes to adding your own personal touch, such as swapping out walnuts for pecans or adding a drizzle of chocolate ganache on top.

No matter how you decide to make these Bailey’s Irish Cream and Coffee muffins, one thing is for sure – they will not disappoint. They’re the perfect indulgent treat for St. Patrick’s Day or any day!

So why not grab your mixing bowl and get started? I promise you won’t regret it.

Bailey's Irish Cream and Coffee Muffins

Bailey’s Irish Cream and Coffee Muffins Recipe

Great made as mini muffins or take as a potluck.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 177.4 kcal


  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup soft brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons instant coffee powder
  • 1 tablespoon boiling water
  • 60 g butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup bailey's irish cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • icing sugar, to dust tops


  • Preheat oven to 200 C.
  • Lightly grease 12 muffin tins.
  • Sift together flour and baking powder into a bowl, stir in sugar and make a well in the centre.
  • In a cup, dissolve instant coffee in the boiling water.
  • In another bowl lightly whisk together the melted butter, Baileys, milk and eggs, and stir in instant coffee.
  • Fold Baileys mixture into dry ingredients and stir quickly to combine.
  • Spoon mixture into prepared muffin tins, sprinkle with chopped walnuts and bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until muffins spring back when lightly pressed.
  • Dust with icing sugar and serve.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 874gCalories: 177.4kcalCarbohydrates: 26.3gProtein: 4gFat: 6.4gSaturated Fat: 3.3gCholesterol: 43.8mgSodium: 179mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 9g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Breads, Lunch, Quick Breads
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