Milo muffins

Milo muffins: A unique flavour to try. Image: Marele van Zyl

Milo muffins: Double chocolate softness with each bite you take

Uniquely flavoured with a taste every South African loves, these milo muffins will easily become a family favourite.

Milo muffins

Milo muffins: A unique flavour to try. Image: Marele van Zyl

Love experimenting with unique flavours? This delightful milo muffins recipe gives you a double chocolate punch with a complex malt taste. They are not overly sweet, but just the perfect balance of sweet and saltiness.

Made with whole wheat flour and Milo powdered drink fortified with vitamins and minerals, this muffin recipe will go a long way to give you all the nutrients you need for an action-packed day.

Serving suggestions for your milo muffins

These beauties are perfect for breakfast as they will give you a good start to your day. If you are running late, you can easily grab a muffin or two to fill that hollow spot in your tummy.

You can even serve these muffins as a teatime bite. There is no need to add any butter or preserve as these muffins already have so much flavour. Then, the best time to enjoy a bite of these muffins is in the middle of the night if you are looking for a midnight snack.

Milo muffins recipe

5 from 4 votes
Recipe by Marele van Zyl Course: SnacksCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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  • 1 cup 1 whole wheat flour

  • 1 cup 1 all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup Nestle Milo powder

  • 2 tablespoons 2 cocoa powder

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoons 2 baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon 1 instant coffee

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup 1 buttermilk – room temperature

  • ½ cup unsalted butter – melted

  • 2 medium eggs

  • 2 teaspoons 2 of quality vanilla extract

  • 1 cup 1 semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, Milo powder, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, coffee and salt. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, butter, eggs, and vanilla.
  • Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, until just combined.
  • Fold in ¾ of the chocolate chips, reserving the rest.
  • Fill muffin cups ¾ full with batter. Evenly distribute the remaining chocolate chips onto the batter.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 16-20 minutes (regular size muffins) or 14-16 minutes (mini muffins).


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