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Coffee & Almond Muffins

  • Author: Wholesome Patisserie
  • Prep Time: 20min
  • Cook Time: 30min
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12 regular muffins 1x


Wholesome muffins infused with coffee and topped with flaked almond. Simple one bowl muffin batter baked to golden perfection. Enjoy your fresh baked coffee muffins for your mid-morning tea! 


  • 1/2 cup (100g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tsp (10g) instant powdered coffee
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) hot water, hot tap water is fine doesn’t have to be boiling
  • 2 cups (300g) plain all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp (8g) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (4g) baking soda
  • 1/3 cup (80g) raw or white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature (each weighing approx. 50g in shell) 
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk, room temperature, I used almond milk
  • 1/3 cup (95g) plain greek yoghurt, room temperature  
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean extract 
  • 1/3 cup flaked almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC (356ºF). Line a regular size 12-hole muffin pan with muffin patty liners. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter and set aside to cool slightly. 
  3. Add powdered coffee to a bowl or small jug. Add 1/4 cup hot water and mix until coffee is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool slightly. 
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk until well combined. 
  5. Whisk through both sugars. 
  6. Make a well in the middle and add eggs. Give them a little mix/whisk with your spatula or a fork to break them up. 
  7. Pour in milk, yoghurt, vanilla and cooled melted butter and brewed coffee. Fold until well combined, ensuring not to over-mix batter, until all ingredients are just incorporated. 
  8. Fill muffin cups 3/4 of the way up, dividing batter evenly between each cup. Makes 12 muffins. 
  9. Sprinkle flaked almonds on top of each muffin, refer to above photo of how many almonds I added. 
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle of one comes out clean. 
  11. Allow muffins to cool in pan for 10 minutes. 
  12. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  13. Enjoy!