Secret Recipe Club: Pumpkin Cappuccino Chip Muffins

Yay!  It’s my favorite day of the month, I get to reveal my Secret Recipe Club assignment for September.

I’m honored to be a part of this diverse international group of food bloggers.  In case you forgot, everyone in the Secret Recipe Club gets “assigned” a blog from which we are supposed to pick a dish to cook.  But, it’s all done in secrecy.  It isn’t until the ultimate reveal day (today) that everyone showcases the dishes and discovers who’s been their secret foodie link.  This club has provided me valuable exposure to blogs I might not otherwise encounter.

My assignment this month, Inside BruCrew Life.  I have been following Jocelyn’s blog for over a year.  I’ve oogled at her gorgeous food photography. I’ve salivated at her recipes, and I’ve ear-marked many sweets I’m going to make for my family.  How can you not love a blog whose tag line is “Bake. Eat. Repeat?”

It’s quite serendipitous I was assigned Inside BruCrew Life.  Not only did I discover amazing unique sinfully sweet recipes my kids will adore: Banana Nutella Quesidilla, Avocado, Avocado Chip Icecream but, I was also reintroduced to the most diverse variety of my childhood fave: Whoopie Pies.  From Banana Coffee Whoopie Pies  to Biscoff Whoopie Pies to Blueberry Whoopie Pies to Butterfinger Whoopie Pies to Butterscotch Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, I felt like I died and went to Whoopie heaven.  And, don’t worry, if Whoopies aren’t of interest, there’s a plethora of sugary categories – Brownie Bites, Cheesecakes, Cupcakes, Popcorn, Fudge, Rice Krispie Treats, Donuts, Scone – all with easy-to-read directions and professional quality photos.

Although it wasn’t an easy choice, I decided to make Jocelyn’s Pumpkin Cappuccino Chip Muffins to celebrate fall. My kids LOVE pumpkins and spice and chocolate so I made the muffin baking our Saturday morning activity.  The recipe is easy enough for my 10 year old to follow on her own.  My 7 year old was assigned to fill the muffin tins with the wrappers and help fill the tins with the batter.

I used organic, canned pumpkin (because we haven’t hit the pumpkin patches yet) and I opted for one packet of Starbuck’s Pumpkin and Spice flavored Via.

Be careful, if you’re not a coffee drinker (like me), these muffins will be your daily caffeine dose for the day.

While baking, our kitchen wafted with the most welcoming pumpkin spice smells of fall.  In under 30 minutes, we had baked trays full of mini and large Pumpkin Cappuccino Chip Muffins.  While we decided to freeze most of them for a party later this week, we couldn’t help eating, one or two (or three) a piece.

They’re just that good.

Inside BruCrew Life is now bookmarked on my computer.  I’ll be accessing this site whenever I need an awesome recipe to satisfy my sweet tooth.

You should too.  Enjoy!


  1. Yummo! I will be trying these for sure.

  2. These look and sound amazing! Love anything and everything pumpkin.

  3. Oooh! These sound so good! I love pumpkin everything, but adding pumpkin coffee is a new one to me!

  4. OK, now I want a muffin! These look so yummy and I bet just smell incredible while baking. I gotta try them and soon!

  5. These look amazing!!! I love hidden coffee in food. LOL. These muffins are perfect for fall!

  6. I am loving all of the pumpkin recipes today for SRC. Great pick!

  7. Perfect for fall! Great SRC pick!

  8. Girl, you totally made my day as I read through your post! You are seriously the sweetest:-) I am so glad you made the pumpkin cappuccino muffins…they are a favorite around here too!!! In fact I was just thinking of making them again this week.

  9. Oh my gosh! These look amazing! LOVE the addition of the coffee into these muffins!

  10. YUM! These sound really yummy!!! I’m a fellow group D’er

  11. These mufins sounds great. Great combo of flavors. Using the via package is a great idea.

  12. I got told that to formulate the ideal cappuccino you need
    to use seriously cold milk – but I could not tell the improvement in the ones I
    have made from home. Even though I am a bit of a beginner the cappuccinos I produce at home
    are far better than Starbucks (In My Estimation Anyhow !


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