Make breakfast taste better with these fruity raspberry espresso chocolate chip muffins.
Yesterday the.boy did something SO nice for me and it wasn’t even my birthday or Valentine’s Day or anything.
He saved me from a gas leak!!
In full disclosure, and before you all freak out, there was no gas leak. I repeat: THERE WAS NO GAS LEAK.
Buuuuuttttt our apartment building sure smelled like there was one. We went out for about 20 minutes to buy my mom a Mother’s Day present and as soon as we got back to our building and started walking up our stairway, it really reeked of gas. To the point where we weren’t sure if we should even stay in the building a minute longer or just evacuate immediately for fear of spontaneously exploding.
If I were alone, I probably would have stayed in my apartment and walked out in the hallway every five minutes to sniff test the situation, all while having a panic attack. That’s just how I roll. But the.boy was all TAKE CHARGE, LET’S GRAB OUR ESSENTIALS, GET OUT OF HERE, AND CALL 9-1-1.
So I grabbed my wallet, my keys, and my phone and BOOKED IT! Oh, and I totally snuck a few of these muffins into my purse.
He said ESSENTIALS!
To make a short story even shorter, three full-fledged real deal fire trucks came (sirens a-blazing!), all to tell us that while there was definitely a smell, it wasn’t something they were alarmed about, so we should take a chill pill. (But nicer.)
I feel a little bad that we called them for nothing, but I still maintain that I smelled what I smelled. And, better safe than sorry.
Also, now I know that my husband can act rationally in a high stress situation. Thank goodness one of us can, but if we never have to call 911 again, I will be pretty happy. Just saying.
So, I know you’re wondering what makes these muffins “grab-in-the-event-of-a-life-threatening-emergency” worthy. Uhhhhh, would it be cliche if I said: EVERYTHING.
First, there’s the juicy sweet tart raspberry bursts against the espresso + gooey chocolate chunk backdrop. YES.
Second, there’s the the perfect soft with a slight crunch texture from the almond and all purpose flour mixture.
Third, there’s the plant-powered nutrition and flavor explosion from the Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative infusion.
I love all of these alone, but together, they’re like WHOA. And I just can’t get enough. I may have had one for breakfast, morning snack, stress snack (x3) and mid-afternoon snack…and I’m still not tired of them. For someone who’s in the middle of a major breakfast ennui situation, that’s BIG.
I had actually never tried the Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative until this muffin experiment, but now I’m hooked. Not only are these silky smooth and luscious, but they’re also chock full of protein, calcium, and vitamin D with no cholesterol, artificial flavors, or colors. I’m so down with that. I plan on incorporating more of them into my breakfast routine to mix it up, and I’ve been looking to the Silk instagram account for more delicious dairy-free inspiration! It’s totally worth checking out if you’re also in need of revving up your breakfast mojo.
- ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- ¾ cup + 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 2 eggs
- 1¼ cups all purpose flour
- ¼ cup almond flour
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1½ tsp instant espresso powder
- ¾ cup Vanilla Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative
- 1½ tsp vanilla
- 1½ cups chopped dark chocolate
- 1 cup raspberries
- Heat oven to 350F. Line 1½ 12-cup muffin pans with paper liners (to make 18 muffins).
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes on medium speed. Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides after each addition.
- Add in the flours, baking powder, baking soda, espresso powder, Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative, vanilla, and dark chocolate. Mix until barely incorporated. Add in the raspberries and stir gently by hand with a spatula until just combined.
- Fill the muffin cups with batter so that they are filled to the top. Sprinkle with a bit of sugar, if desired.
- Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until the muffins are lightly browned and firm to the touch. Let cool before serving.
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This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.
I’d consider these muffins essential too! They’re gorgeous.
Those look like my kind of muffins! Dark chocolate + raspberries is the best 🙂
Chocolate, espresso and raspberries….heaven!
I like a take charge kind of guy or gal. I also adore raspberries in muffins…or scones…or ice cream…
Raspberry, coffee, and chocolate flavors together? Sounds like perfection in muffin form!!
Chocolate and raspberries are just perfect together. One of my favourite dessert combos.
oh my gawd, you guys are hilarious. . but I would have done the same thing. . better ALIVE than sorry! and LOVE these “grab-in-the-event-of-a-life-threatening-emergency” muffins!!! damn, love that you have instant espresso powder in there! yummmmm!
Um, these muffins are totally the essentials and anyone who says otherwise is just nuts-o. I mean, raspberries, espresso AND chocolate? This is life right here!
So happy to hear the gas leak was just a scare – and better to be safe than sorry, fo sho! Plus, I’d take any excuse to visit with a hunk-o-licious fireman…just sayin 😉
LOVE these muffs!!
These look totally essential – I’m with you! Anyway, you wouldn’t want to be exiled to the streets with no food, right? The raspberry + chocolate combination is lovely, and with espresso added in? Ingenious!
Glad all is okay! This Monday could seriously use one of these muffins!
Wish I had a couple now to go with my coffee!
I want to kiss this right now. How fabulous!
The espresso addition to these muffins is just absolutely brilliant Joanne! Oh my god I want like 5 of them right now to be my study buddies for step 1. Love love love this!!
Mmm… yep, these sound would definitely need to be rescued in event of a gas leak or fire or other disaster. Plus, you need something to eat when stressing over a potential gas leak!
Eeee! Better safe than sorry, really. And I mean that about bringing the muffins with you, obviously. Better keep those muffins safe than be sorry when they’re lost in a gas leak explosion.
Such a mouthwatering use of Silk’s Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative – and so glad that that gas leak was a false alarm!
These muffins are definitely an essential! Love the hilarious story but you did the right thing. Better to have them come out and double check.
What a great idea!! I imagine this tasting like raspberry coffee, YUM!
These look crazy good! I’ve never had espresso and raspberry together, but a muffin is the perfect vessel for those two flavors 🙂 Pinned!
OMG. Given the explosion in NYC a few weeks ago (so scary!) I think it’s definitely safe to say it’s better to be safe than sorry. Glad you guys are okay–with snacks in tow to boot! I agree. These are as essential as anything else I can think of.
Love the sound of these, perfect to put in the lunchbox!
I think you just wanted the firemen to come. You know…to be taste testers of these muffins.
i never thought of combining these two together…sounds wonderful..
Mmmm – delicious – all my favourites flavours – raspberry, espresso & chocolate in one sweet treat:-)
glad everything is alright! i love the idea of raspberries & espresso. so intriguing 🙂
Num! Never would have thought of espresso with berries, but brilliant. Smart to bring treats when evacuating. These look very nerve calming. Glad there was no gas leak. Did anyone ever find the cause of the smell?
Good thing everything’s okay!! …these look amazing btw!! YUMMMMMMMM!
I was just telling Bear how I MUST start making muffins again. 🙂 Your post has reinspired me. XO
I love muffins. These sound perfect.
I would totally grab these if I were fleeing from a gas leak, too. No judgement from me!
So relieved to know EVERYTHING is okay!! And yes, these muffins are definitely an essential!
Ooooo I definitely could use some of these muffins to start my week off right… 🙂
You always have to love baked goods with coffee in them! No worrying about spilling them on the way to work. 🙂 These sound perfect!
What a great adventure, with a happy ending. And muffins.
Well that’s what men are for my dear, to save the day! I love your muffins. I wouldn’t let them too behind!
These look like essentials to me. And if you’d given the firemen some, I suspect they would have invited you to call them back whenever you smelled anything suspicious 😉
So glad there was no gas leak and totally agree it’s better to be safe than sorry. These muffins are absolutely an essential. They look amazing! Love the flavor combo!
Totally worth saving! And rather call 911 than have an explosion 🙂
yum. i love espresso and chocolate together, and in my mind, there is no better muffin fruit than the raspberry.
I would totally have called them too…better safe than sorry! And I may also grab all of these muffins…just in case the place burned down u know and can’t bake for a while! Safety!!
It’s been so long since I had a muffin! I want to stuff like three of these beauties down my throat. Stress you know. Glad all turned out well.
Someone told me once that one isn’t supposed to say YUM on food blogs, but I’m tired of that rule. YUM! I wish I had one of these muffins right now.
I lived in a dodgy place years ago where we told them it smelled like gas and everyone who visited agreed but they sent the experts around who disagreed – to this day I think there was gas leak. So I sympathise though now I know why my mum told me in the city most fire trucks are going to false alarms 🙂 And I think having any muffins in an emergancy would be great – and these would definitely make the problem much better
These look delicious! Just wondered – can I use whole wheat flour for the almond flour, and regular vanilla yogurt for the Silk alternative? Felt like making these today & don’t feel like going to the store! Thank you!
You can definitely substitute regular yogurt for the Silk. As for the almond flour, I think a closer substitute would be cornmeal texture-wise. Otherwise, you can substitute all regular flour.