Heavenly Coffee Praline Muffins – Delicious Recipe

Welcome coffee lovers and baking enthusiasts! Today, I want to share with you a recipe that will take your taste buds on a delightful ride – Coffee Praline Muffins.

With the aromatic scent of freshly brewed coffee combined with the sweet crunch of caramelized pecans, you won’t be able to resist these muffins. This recipe is perfect for those who want to add a touch of elegance to their breakfast or for those who appreciate an indulgent coffee break snack.

As a barista, I know how important it is to have the right balance of flavors in your coffee. And when baking with coffee, it’s equally important to find the right recipe that brings out the natural aromas and flavors of beans. Trust me when I say this muffin recipe accomplishes just that – from start to finish, you will not be disappointed.

So, let’s get started on this delicious journey together and brew some fresh coffee while we whip up these mouth-watering Coffee Praline Muffins!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Praline Muffins
Coffee Praline Muffins

Are you a coffee lover in search of the perfect breakfast muffin? Look no further than these decadent Coffee Praline Muffins! I guarantee they’ll quickly become a staple in your morning routine.

What makes this muffin recipe so special? First and foremost, the infusion of instant coffee powder gives each bite a rich and bold coffee flavor. Plus, the addition of chopped pecans provides a satisfying crunch and nutty undertone that perfectly complements the coffee pastry.

But don’t just take my word for it – the recipe speaks for itself. Each muffin is moist and fluffy, with a sweet brown sugar and vanilla extract taste that will have your taste buds doing cartwheels. And with only 228 calories per serving, these muffins are a guilt-free indulgence to enjoy with your morning coffee.

Not only are these muffins delicious, but they’re also incredibly easy to make. In just a few simple steps, you’ll have a batch of homemade bakery-style muffins that will rival any coffee shop treat. So why not impress your family and friends with your baking prowess and whip up a batch of these crowd-pleasing Coffee Praline Muffins?

So go ahead, add this recipe to your morning routine and start enjoying the ultimate pairing of coffee and pastry. You deserve it.

Ingredient List

 Wake up to the sweet aroma of these Coffee Praline Muffins!
Wake up to the sweet aroma of these Coffee Praline Muffins!

Here’s what you need to gather to make these Coffee Praline Muffins. Don’t worry too much about getting everything just perfect! You can always substitute or adjust based on what you have in your pantry.

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the praline:

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

The Recipe How-To

 These muffins are perfect for an indulgent morning treat.
These muffins are perfect for an indulgent morning treat.

Mixing the Ingredients

Let’s get started on our Coffee Praline Muffins. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 and 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup of brown sugar, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Mix well until all the dry ingredients are incorporated evenly.

In another bowl, whisk 1 large egg with 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Add in 1 tablespoon of instant coffee powder and whisk until the coffee powder is fully dissolved. Then add 3/4 cup of milk and continue whisking until it is all combined.

Next, pour 1/2 cup melted butter into the bowl containing the dry ingredients then pour in the egg mixture as well. Using a spatula, stir everything together until just combined. Make sure not to overmix it.

Fold in 1/2 cup chopped pecans into the batter then set it aside for a few minutes while you prepare your muffin pans.

Baking and Serving

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees Celsius) before lining your muffin pans with paper liners or use a silicone muffin pan. Scoop enough batter into each muffin cup until it’s about 3/4 full then sprinkle some chopped pecans on top to give it that extra crunch.

Bake for around 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Once done, remove from the oven and let them cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes before transferring them onto a wire rack to cool completely.

These Coffee Praline Muffins are best served warm with butter or whipped cream on top. If you want to get creative with this recipe, you may also add some chocolate chips or replace the pecans with other nuts like walnuts or almonds.

Enjoy your freshly baked muffins with a hot cup of coffee for breakfast or during your coffee breaks. Trust me, these muffins will definitely call Folgers® flavors to your palate!

Substitutions and Variations

 Start the day on a sweet note with a batch of these delicious muffins.
Start the day on a sweet note with a batch of these delicious muffins.

Coffee praline muffins are a delicious treat that can be customized to suit individual preferences. Here are some substitutions and variations that you can make to the recipe:

– Nuts: Instead of pecans, you can use walnuts or almonds. You can also mix different types of nuts for a unique flavor.

– Sugar: You can replace the brown sugar with granulated sugar or coconut sugar. You can also reduce the amount of sugar if you want a less sweet muffin.

– Flour: If you’re looking for a gluten-free option, you can replace the all-purpose flour with almond flour or oat flour. Keep in mind that this may affect the texture of the muffins.

– Milk: You can use any type of milk that you prefer, such as almond milk or coconut milk. You can also use buttermilk for a tangy flavor.

– Coffee: If you don’t have instant coffee powder, you can use brewed coffee instead. Simply add 1/4 cup brewed coffee to the recipe and reduce the amount of milk by 1/4 cup.

– Spices: You can add spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger to the batter for a warm and cozy flavor.

– Fruit: You can add chopped apples or bananas to the batter for an extra burst of sweetness and texture.

These are just a few suggestions for customizing the recipe to your liking. Feel free to experiment and create your own variations!

Serving and Pairing

 Rich and nutty with a hint of caffeine, these muffins are sure to impress.
Rich and nutty with a hint of caffeine, these muffins are sure to impress.

Once the Coffee Praline Muffins come out of the oven, let them cool for a couple of minutes before serving. There are many ways to serve and pair these muffins. They make a great breakfast treat or afternoon snack when served warm with a cup of your favorite coffee or tea. You can also serve them as a dessert with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

If you want to pair these muffins with another type of beverage, I recommend hot cocoa, chai tea, or even a glass of cold milk. Their nutty and sweet flavor profile pairs well with warm and comforting drinks.

For something extra special, you can also serve these muffins with a homemade praline syrup. To make the syrup, combine ½ cup of packed brown sugar and ¼ cup of heavy cream in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture thickens, then stir in ½ cup of chopped pecans. Drizzle the syrup over the warm muffins before serving for an indulgent touch.

So whether you enjoy them on their own or paired with a complementary drink or syrup, these Coffee Praline Muffins are sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any gathering or occasion.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These muffins are more than just breakfast – they're a flavorful experience.
These muffins are more than just breakfast – they’re a flavorful experience.

These Coffee Praline Muffins are perfect for those who live a busy lifestyle and are always on-the-go. Fortunately, this recipe is incredibly flexible and can be made ahead of time. This makes it perfect for Sunday meal prep, where you can whip up a batch and have breakfast sorted for the week.

If you’re looking to make them ahead of time, simply follow the recipe instructions as normal, but place them in an airtight container or resealable plastic bags once they have completely cooled. You can store them at room temperature for up to 3 days.

For longer storage times, keep them in the fridge or freezer. Place them in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag and make sure to label them with the date they were made. In the refrigerator, they will last for up to a week, and in the freezer, they’ll last for up to 3 months.

When it’s time to enjoy your muffins straight from the fridge or freezer, simply pop them in the microwave for around 20-30 seconds or until warmed through. Alternatively, you can preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and bake them for around 10-12 minutes or until warmed through.

Remember that reheated muffins may not be as fluffy and moist as freshly baked ones, so try to eat them within a day or two of reheating.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Take a break and enjoy a muffin – you deserve it!
Take a break and enjoy a muffin – you deserve it!

Here are a few tips for making perfect coffee praline muffins every time:

First, make sure your ingredients are at room temperature, especially the butter and egg. This will ensure that they mix together smoothly and create a uniform batter.

When measuring your flour, be sure to scoop it into the measuring cup and level it off with a knife. Don’t pack the flour or shake the cup, as this will result in too much flour and tough muffins.

To create a moist and tender muffin crumb, use full-fat milk instead of low-fat or skim. The extra fat in the milk gives the muffins richness without making them greasy.

If you’re using instant coffee powder, dissolve it in a small amount of hot water before adding it to the batter. This ensures that the coffee flavor is evenly distributed throughout the muffins.

Toasting the pecans before adding them to the batter enhances their nutty flavor and adds a delightful crunch to the muffins. Simply spread chopped pecans on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

For even baking, fill each muffin cup no more than 3/4 full with batter. If you have excess batter, either make additional muffins or discard it.

Lastly, allow the muffins to cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. This prevents them from breaking apart as they cool.

By following these simple tips, you’ll be able to create delicious coffee praline muffins that are sure to impress your friends and family.

Bottom Line

After trying out this delicious Coffee Praline Muffins Recipe, you’ll see why it’s worth adding to your list of favorite muffins recipes. With its easy-to-find ingredient list and simple instructions, you can whip up a fresh batch of coffee praline muffins every time you want an indulgent treat to complement your favorite coffee break.

These muffins have everything you need: the warm, nutty flavor of pecans, the sweetness of brown sugar, and a touch of coffee goodness that will give you just the right amount of caffeine to perk up your day. They’re perfect for enjoying as an on-the-go breakfast or afternoon snack, and they pair beautifully with a hot cup of Paula’s favorite coffee or any beverage of your choice.

One great thing about this recipe is that you can make it your own by experimenting with different substitutions and variations. You can try using different types of nuts, sweeteners, or flours to create unique muffin combinations that suit your taste. Plus, these muffins are easy to store and reheat, so you can enjoy them anytime you want.

Finally, if you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing dessert that’s quick and easy to make, Coffee Praline Muffins are an excellent option. You can serve them at brunches or events and watch as they disappear before your eyes.

In conclusion, this Coffee Praline Muffins recipe is a must-try for coffee lovers looking for an indulgent treat that’s easy to make and customize. So don’t hesitate – grab the ingredients and get baking! I promise you won’t regret it.

Coffee Praline Muffins

Coffee Praline Muffins Recipe

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 10 muffins
Calories 278.5 kcal


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Lightly grease 10 muffin cups.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar, baking powder, salt and 1/2 cup chopped pecans.
  • Add melted butter, milk, instant coffee, vanilla and egg.
  • Mix until all of the dry ingredients are absorbed.
  • FIll the prepared muffin cups 2/3 full.
  • Combine the remaining brown sugar and pecans, sprinkle over the tops of the muffins.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

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Serving: 77gCalories: 278.5kcalCarbohydrates: 29.1gProtein: 4.4gFat: 16.6gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 48.1mgSodium: 253mgFiber: 1.4gSugar: 10.2g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Breads, Fruit, Nuts, Oven, Quick Breads
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