⅓cupOilI have used canola oil, use any flavorless oil like corn, vegetable or safflower
½cupLight brown sugar
¼cupUnsweetened Applesauceor Plain yogurt
1teaspoonPure vanilla extract
½ cupWhite chocolate chipsyou can use milk, semisweet, dark or cappuccino chips
½cupAlmondschopped, you can add your choice of nuts like walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F or 200 degrees C for at least 10 minutes.
Prepare the 12 muffin cups tray, line it with muffin liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray or lightly butter it.
Making eggless mocha muffins recipe:
Dissolve the coffee granules into warm milk. Use microwave or just warm up the milk on stove top, do not boil.
Add instant coffee and stir. Keep aside to cool down.
Meantime prepare other ingredients for muffin.
Take flours (all purpose and whole wheat), baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt in a bowl.
Whisk it well, if cocoa powder has too many lumps, sift the mixture. Keep it aside.
Take oil and brown sugar in bigger bowl. Whisk it well; it will be sand like texture.
Add applesauce. Beat it well. Instead of applesauce you can use yogurt.
By this time dissolved coffee is cooled down. add that here. Beat it again.
Add dry flour mixture. Fold it in, half way through I switched to spatula, so it won't be over beaten.
Then add chocolate chips and nuts of your choice. I have used white chocolate chunks and chopped almonds. Fold them in.
Divide the batter into prepared muffins tray.
Bake into pre-heated oven for 18-20 minutes.
Remove it to the oven and let muffins cool into the pan for 5 minutes.
Then remove it to a cooling rack to cool down completely.
** Applesauce – I have used store bought applesauce. But you can use homemade too. Let’s quickly go through how to make applesauce at home: peel, core and cut 3 medium apples. Cook them with 6 tablespoons of water on low heat till cooked (about 20 minutes). Mash it with potato masher until it gets smooth. this will give you about 1 to 1 ½ cups of applesauce.