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Salted Espresso Beer Chocolate Chip Muffins

Servings 12 muffins


  • ½ cup (114g) unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup (200g) sugar plus additional for top
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup (80g) beer pilsner, wheat beer, brown ale, nothing too hoppy
  • ¼ cup (57g) olive oil
  • 2 cups (240g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Flakey sea salt such as maldon


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Add the butter to a stand mixer, mix until creamy. Add 1 cup sugar and mix until well combined.
  • Add the vanilla and eggs, mix on high until very creamy.
  • Lower the mixer speed to low, add the beer and oil, mix until combined.
  • Stop the mixer and sprinkle with flour, baking powder, espresso, and ½ teaspoon salt, mix until just combined, scraping the bottom of the bowl to make sure it’s all combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Line a muffin tin with cupcake papers.
  • Fill the cupcake papers with batter until ¾ full (an ice cream scoop will give you the perfect amount).
  • Sprinkle each with about ¼ teaspoon sugar and then sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Bake for 22-26 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly touched.