Chocolate Cinnamon Muffins

Chocolate Cinnamon Muffins-2

Last year, I created a few “perfect pairing” recipes for Liberté yogurt. Earlier this spring, they asked me to create a few more pairings using their newest flavors — cappuccino and caramel. They sent me a sneak preview and let me tell you, these flavors are every bit as delicious as I hoped they’d be. They have the same thick, luxurious texture as the rest of the line, but the sweeter flavors make them perfect for breakfast or dessert.

When I first heard what the new flavors were going to be, I was naturally most excited about the cappuccino one (me + coffee = BFFs). Since I love topping my cappuccino with cinnamon, I thought it would be fun to incorporate that flavor in my pairing. I ultimately came up with these chocolate cinnamon muffins, which are pretty awesome. They’re topped with crunchy turbinado sugar and they remind me of the giant chocolate muffins we used to get out of the bakery case at the grocery store when I was a kid.


Like the yogurt, these muffins are super decadent — I ate way too many of them in way too short of a timeframe. Buttermilk makes them nice and tender (almost, but not quite, like a cupcake) and espresso really brings out the flavor of the chocolate. The cinnamon is the perfect accent to make them really unique.

Enjoy them with yogurt, a cup of espresso, and a handful of fresh blackberries for a perfect breakfast!

Liberté  cappuccino yogurt will be arriving in stores later this summer. Here’s a link to their product locator so you can find a retailer near you:


5.0 from 2 reviews
Chocolate Cinnamon Muffins
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Serves: 12
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter, cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon turbinado sugar
  1. Heat oven to 400ºF. Line 12 muffin cups with liners.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, espresso (if using), and salt. In a second bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, melted butter, and eggs. Pout the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients; mix until just combined. The batter will be very thick.
  3. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each cup almost to the top. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 170 Fat: 6.3 Carbohydrates: 28.4 Fiber: 1.8 Protein: 3.6

 This recipe was created for my client, Liberté. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me inspired in the kitchen! 


  1. YES! These muffins look amazing! I’ve never head liberate’ yogurt before! I hope they have it by me!

  2. Oh yeahhhhhh. This and a cup of chai? My stomach just growled at me.

  3. love chocolate…love cinnamon…win win!

  4. Ginny McMeans says:

    I love chocolate and cinnamon together. This must taste so good!

  5. Love adding espresso to chocolate baking recipes, such deep flavor!

  6. I bet that muffin tastes amazing! I could go for one with a cold glass of milk right now!

  7. Chocolate and cinnamon always makes me think of Once Upon a Time. They always serve hot chocolate with a touch of cinnamon in Storybrooke. I wish I lived there but instead, I’ll just make these muffins! Perfect!

  8. Chocolate and cinnamon are such a great classic pairing. Great way to get chocolate into your breakfast.

  9. Uhhhh, yes please! I used to love those bakery-case muffins! They were also so tender – which is where it’s at for muffins. These look like a perfect recreation, but even better!

  10. These sound like my kind of breakfast! Gimme the chocolate! :)

  11. Oh gosh, Lauren… I woke up craving something chocolately! Thank you for making my snack dreams come true ;)

  12. These look totally delicious and I love how healthy they are. Plus I can’t get enough coffee either.

  13. These look so perfect Lauren. Espresso and chocolate were meant to be together. I’d eat these for dessert…and snack…and probably also lunch.

  14. You know I don’t think that I have ever had a chocolate muffin. Oh my gosh I have been missing out. Here’s my chance to rectify that life error. Smiles—-

  15. Love chocolate muffins and the cinnamon just makes these sound that much more incredible.

  16. they look yummy!

  17. What a lovely combination of ingredients. No wonder they came back for more from you! Love it!

  18. I love and want everything about this recipe!

  19. I always sprinkle a little cinnamon in my chocolate recipes because the flavors pair so beautifully together. Very much like chocolate and cappuccino!

  20. I would love one or two of these delicious chocolate cinnamon muffins right now for breakfast! :)

  21. Wonderful idea and I love the pics too.

  22. I feel all warm and fuzzy after seeing these. Chocolate, coffee, and cinnamon have that effect on me! Those new yogurts sound AMAZING.

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