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Are you ready to indulge in the tantalizing aroma of Irish coffee? If so, these Irish Coffee Muffins are the perfect treat for you. With just the right balance of rich coffee flavor and sweetness, these muffins are packed with a punch that will awaken your senses and lift your spirits.

As a barista, I have learned how to master the art of crafting delicious coffee-based drinks. My passion for coffee extends beyond drinks, and I have experimented with incorporating coffee into baking recipes. The result: these irresistible Irish Coffee Muffins.

These muffins are moist, fluffy, and infused with the robust flavor of Irish whiskey and instant coffee granules. A perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee or as an indulgent dessert, these muffins will keep you coming back for more.

So why not try making these delicious muffins yourself? Not only are they easy to make, but they can also be customized to suit different preferences. Whether you’re a fan of Baileys’ Irish Cream or prefer a classic Irish whiskey flavor, these muffins can be modified to cater to your liking.

In the following sections, I will provide you with all the information necessary to make this tantalizing recipe yourself. From ingredient lists to step-by-step instructions and serving suggestions – this recipe will elevate your baking game and impress anyone who tries it.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Irish Coffee Muffins
Irish Coffee Muffins

Are you ready to indulge in some mouth-watering Irish Coffee Muffins? Look no further because you have stumbled upon the perfect recipe! Trust me; this recipe is an absolute game-changer.

For those fond of warm muffins, these Irish coffee muffins are simply irresistible. The combination of instant coffee granules with sugar and eggs gives it a uniquely satisfying taste. The soft and buttery texture coupled with its distinct Irish coffee aroma is sure to leave you satisfied.

Moreover, this recipe is so easy that you don’t require any extra baking-prep time or special equipment. Following the simple instructions, ranging from measuring out the ingredients to just a gentle mix in a mixing bowl before baking, your perfect muffins will be ready in no time.

Each bite of these warm muffins bursting with subtle notes of coffee flavor will make you appreciate every minute spent baking them. They are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even as an after-dinner dessert alongside a hot cuppa.

With these muffins boasting the richness of the butter, sugar and instant coffee granules, it could easily become your morning essential paired with your favorite brew. So why not add these Irish Coffee Muffins to your repertoire of baking treats? Trust me; you will not be disappointed!

Ingredient List

 Wake up and smell the Irish Coffee Muffins! ☕🧁
Wake up and smell the Irish Coffee Muffins! ☕🧁

Gather Your Ingredients for Delicious Irish Coffee Muffins

Some of the ingredients in this recipe may already be in your pantry. To make sure you have everything ready to bake these special muffins, here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 5 ounces unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons Irish whiskey or Irish cream liqueur

In addition to these primary ingredients, gather a few more things for preparing the muffin tins: non-stick cooking spray, large mixing bowl, spoon, and 12-count muffin tin. You could also use a two-tablespoon cookie scoop or ice cream scoop to divide the batter evenly among muffin cups. Get everything ready beforehand and you’ll cut down on any potential stress when mixing and baking the muffins!

The Recipe How-To

 Start your morning off with a little Irish twist in your muffins 🍀
Start your morning off with a little Irish twist in your muffins 🍀

Now that you have gathered all the ingredients and the necessary tools, it’s time to dive into the recipe how-to. Follow these steps to make some delicious Irish Coffee Muffins.

  1. Preheat the oven and prepare the muffin tin

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and spray a 12-count muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray or line them with paper liners.

  1. Combine Dry Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups of flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules until it is uniformly mixed.

  1. Combine Wet Ingredients

In a separate mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream 5 ounces unsalted butter until smooth. Then add 1 cup sugar and continue to mix it until fluffy. Add in 2 eggs, one at a time, 2 tablespoons Irish whiskey, and 1/2 cup milk. Mix everything together until fully combined.

  1. Mix It Up

Gradually fold in the dry ingredient mixture into the wet mixture, stirring after each addition until just combined. Be careful not to over mix.

  1. Bake Time

Spoon the batter evenly into the muffin tin. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of a muffin.

  1. Ready to Serve!

Once they are baked, let them cool in the muffin tin for approximately five minutes before removing and finishing cooling on a wire rack. These muffins are great as-is but can be topped with whipped cream or enjoyed with a cup of fresh coffee topped with an Irish accent!

Substitutions and Variations

 These muffins are the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow 🌈🧁
These muffins are the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow 🌈🧁

These Irish Coffee Muffins can be customized and adjusted depending on your desired taste and preferences. Here are some substitutions and variations to consider:

– Margarine can be used in place of butter for a dairy-free option.

– Soy milk or almond milk can substitute regular milk for a plant-based muffin.

– If you don’t have instant coffee granules, you can replace them with brewed coffee or espresso, but make sure to cool it down before adding to the batter.

– Brown sugar can be used instead of granulated sugar to give the muffins a richer flavor.

– Add 2 tablespoons of Irish whiskey to the batter to enhance the Irish Coffee flavor even more.

– For an extra kick, substitute 2 tablespoons of the milk with coffee liqueur.

– Turn these muffins into cupcakes by making a Baileys Irish Cream Buttercream Frosting on top.

These substitutions will not only change up the flavor profile of the muffins but also cater to different dietary restrictions and preferences. Experiment to find your perfect version of these delicious Irish Coffee Muffins!

Serving and Pairing

 A little coffee, a little whiskey, and a whole lot of yummy 🥃
A little coffee, a little whiskey, and a whole lot of yummy 🥃

No recipe is complete without a few solid serving and pairing suggestions, and Irish Coffee Muffins are no exception. Hot out of the oven, these muffins are best enjoyed with a piping hot cup of fresh coffee, although it’s pretty much a given that they’re perfect with Irish Coffee as well.

If you’re looking for something to pair with your Irish Coffee Muffins, try topping them with a dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. These sweet and slightly boozy muffins are also great all on their own or served alongside brunch classics like scrambled eggs and bacon.

For a more decadent dessert experience, serve them alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream or drizzle chocolate sauce over the top. Alternatively, these muffins can also be cut into smaller pieces and served as the base for your favorite homemade trifle recipe, taking your dessert game to the next level.

No matter how you choose to serve and pair your Irish Coffee Muffins, you can rest assured that they’ll be a hit among family and friends alike. The warm spices of instant coffee granules paired with sweet, tender cake makes this versatile treat one that’s sure to earn a permanent spot in your recipe collection.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Who says you have to pick between coffee and baking? 🤔
Who says you have to pick between coffee and baking? 🤔

These Irish Coffee Muffins are perfect to make ahead for busy mornings or to share with friends and family.

To make ahead, simply follow the recipe instructions as usual and allow the muffins to cool completely. Once cooled, store them in an airtight container or zip-top bag on the counter for up to two days.

If you want to keep them longer, place the muffins in the fridge for up to a week. When ready to eat, simply reheat the muffin in a microwave or oven until warmed through.

These muffins also freeze well. To freeze, wrap individual muffins tightly in plastic wrap then place them in a zip-top bag or airtight container. They can be stored in the freezer for up to three months. To reheat, simply unwrap and heat in the microwave or oven until they are heated through.

The muffins taste so good that they don’t need any additional toppings or spreads, but if you like, you can slice them and serve with butter or margarine. They pair well with a cup of coffee or tea for a cozy breakfast or midday snack.

Overall, these Irish Coffee Muffins are truly versatile and can be made ahead of time, stored easily and reheated quickly making them a convenient treat for any occasion.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Time to put a little pep in your step with these boozy muffins 🙌
Time to put a little pep in your step with these boozy muffins 🙌

When it comes to making Irish Coffee Muffins, there are some tips and tricks you can follow for perfect results every time. Here are a few suggestions to help you take your muffins to the next level:

1. Use Room Temperature Ingredients: For the best results, make sure all of your ingredients – including butter and eggs – are at room temperature before beginning the recipe. This will help ensure that they combine evenly and create a smooth batter.

2. Don’t Overmix: When it comes to muffin batter, less is more. Be careful not to overmix your ingredients, as this can result in tough, dense muffins. Mix until everything is just combined and then stop.

3. Use Non-Stick Spray: To prevent your muffins from sticking to the tin, use a non-stick cooking spray before filling them with batter. You can also use paper liners if you prefer.

4. Fill Muffin Tins Up High: Fill each muffin tin up high with batter so that they rise properly during baking. A standard 12-count muffin tin should be filled about two-thirds of the way full.

5. Don’t Overbake: Be sure to keep an eye on your muffins while they bake to avoid overcooking them. A toothpick inserted into the center of one should come out clean when they are done, which is usually after 18-20 minutes in a 350°F oven.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to make perfect Irish Coffee Muffins every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, Irish Coffee Muffins are an excellent way to spice up your breakfast or bring something special to a brunch. These muffins are easy to make, require minimal ingredients, and can be adapted to suit your specific tastes. Give this recipe a try and impress your guests with the unique flavors of Irish coffee in a muffin form. Plus, you can pair them with a hot cup of coffee for the ultimate morning treat.

So next time you’re in the mood for a sweet kick-start to your day, consider making these delicious muffins. You won’t be disappointed! With their rich flavor and irresistible aroma, Irish Coffee Muffins are sure to be a hit at your next gathering or simply as a treat for yourself. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start baking!

Irish Coffee Muffins

Irish Coffee Muffins Recipe

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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Servings 12 Muffins
Calories 177 kcal


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoons coffee liqueur
  • 2 teaspoons Irish whiskey
  • milk
  • 1 egg
  • 8 tablespoons melted butter or 8 tablespoons melted margarine


  • Line 12 muffin-tin cups with paper liners.
  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  • Stir well.
  • In a 1-cup measure, dissolve coffee granules in coffee liqueur and whiskey.
  • Add enough milk to measure 1 cup.
  • Whisk egg in a bowl with coffee-milk mixture.
  • Whisk in melted butter.
  • Gently stir liquid into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Spoon into muffin tin.
  • Bake at 375 for 25 minutes, or until the top springs back when gently touched.

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Serving: 515gCalories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2.8gFat: 8.3gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 218.3mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 6g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Breads, European, Oven, Potluck, Quick Breads
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