William Shatner’s Cappuccino Muffins

(taken with Carlo’s cell phone)

So today’s been a big cooking day. As I type, I have chili in the slow cooker. It should be ready by 11:30 or so. Carlo can have it for his lunch tomorrow. I hope it comes out good.

This morning, while checking our recipes, I came across this really cool one from Recipezaar. Who would have thought that William Shatner would writing recipes?!?!? So I thought I’d try it out, and I must say that it came out GREAT!!!

Here’s the recipe from the site:


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

Notes: I used Splenda in place of sugar and International Coffee’s Italian Cappuccino coffee in place of espresso powder. I also used unbleached white flour, 1/2 teaspoon of organic cocoa powder and semi-sweet chocolate chips.


  1. Preheat oven to 400° and grease muffin tins or line with paper baking cups.
  2. Sift all dry ingredients together into a bowl.
  3. Make a well in the center of the mixture.
  4. Beat the egg together with the milk and the melted butter. Add the vanilla.
  5. Add to the dry ingredients along with the chocolate chips and mix until just moistened.
  6. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full.
  7. Bake until just done, approximately 20 minutes.

I’m going to freeze the muffins so we can have them during the week. They’re going to be awesome with a cup of Stumptown coffee!!

Happy Saturday Night!

– Carmella