Whether you can’t start your day without it or you only partake from time-to-time, coffee is a flavor that is excellent in a range of foods beyond a cup o’ joe!
Coffee might not be a food you’d consider in savory uses, but hear us out. These sticky wings are coated in a flavorful combination of brown sugar, chile powder and ground coffee before being tossed in a tangy sticky sauce that is too good to pass up! Made with rice vinegar, shallot, fresh ginger, sugar and sriracha sauce, there is a little heat with a flavortown of sweetness. It’s a perfect change-up on a classic appetizer!
Adding an “earthy quality to an already complex mix of flavors”, this rib rub is another way to experiment with coffee in a savory application. Coffee, salt, paprika, chili powder, dark brown sugar, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cocoa powder, and coriander – the spice mix alone is enticing! Combined with a suggested stout bbq sauce, this is one oven, grill or slow cooker recipe we can 100% get behind.
#Treatyoself the next time you have some time to put into breakfast with this awesome recipe for espresso, maple syrup and dark brown sugar bacon. Simply mix your seasonings in a bowl, then brush the maple-coffee-sugar mix across your bacon before baking for 20 minutes at 400º F, flipping halfway. Try this on top of some sweet french toast for an extra #foodcoma-inducing #breakfastofchampions!
Easing into the sweeter part of this list, what do you get when you take chocolate-covered bacon, crushed espresso beans and coffee-soaked figs and bake them into tender, fall-apart scones? Brunch, breakfast and pretty-much anytime ✨ MAGIC ✨! Ready in about an hour, these scones are a step above the rest, with salty-sweet chocolate bacon, coffee-infused figs and crunchy coffee beans scattered throughout a tasty, homemade dough. Drizzled before serving with a sweet coffee glaze, these tasty treats are an ideal kickoff for your next #SundayFunday!
Chocolate, white chocolate and coffee – these brownies are a trifecta of deliciousness. These bad-boys are dense, melt-in-your-mouth, dessert-meets-breakfast perfect for your next weekend breakfast. Made with just dark chocolate, butter, sugar, eggs, espresso powder, coffee liqueur, flour and white chocolate, they are easy to make and totally customizable. You could add nuts, candy pieces, cookie bits or whatever else you’d love to taste with dense-chocolate-coffee goodness.
Translating to “Pick me up” or “cheer me up” in Italian, this tasty cake combines espresso-soaked lady finger cookies with sweet mascarpone cheese and even a little rum to do just that. This Italian recipe is that much better because of how easy it is. It’s actually a no-bake recipe, requiring simply assembling 2 layers of lady fingers with the mascarpone before chilling for 4 hours. Topped with a light dusting of cocoa powder just before serving, this is one cake recipe anyone would be happy to try your homemade version of!
What would make that cup o’ joe even better? A sweet, melt-in-your-mouth, cinnamon-loaded coffee cookie of course! Requiring at least 1 – 24 hours for the dough to chill, these cookies are a fun way to spice up any morning. Pair these with some of the maple coffee bacon from above for a coffee-lovers dream breakfast!
Now you can get your coffee fix in frozen form with these espresso popsicles! As if that isn’t awesome enough, the ease of this recipe is a major bonus. Made with just milk, sugar, instant espresso powder and heavy cream, you can whip these out on a hot day or keep in the freezer to grab and go. All you need is a popsicle mold!
Baked with a combo of regular and almond flour with espresso powder, these waffles are pure gourmet breakfast material. Topped with a simple but decadent mocha sauce, there may be no better breakfast for a coffee lover out there. There’s not much more to these fancy-fied waffles than the espresso powder and mocha glaze, but the combo is a must-try.
Made with just heavy cream and coffee, confectioners sugar and a little salt, this butter is a genius way to enhance a warm croissant, scone, toast or muffin. Requiring some help from a food processor, the goal is to spin the mix until the fat separates from the liquids. From there you simply strain any remaining liquid out with a cheesecloth, and boom – you’ve got your own coffee-infused sweet butter!
The only thing better than cake, is when it’s no-bake! This velvety cheesecake begins with a simple but all-too-tasty chocolate-almond crust that is the base of a simple but sweet cheesecake filling. Made with cream, cream cheese, maple syrup, gelatin, espresso powder and a little bit of vanilla extract, you can have this dessert-dream ready in 20 minutes + 8 hours of chilling in the fridge.
Homemade coffee-flavored cake doughnuts covered in a thick chocolate ganache? Yes please! These doughnuts are easy, decadent and delicious. Requiring your regular cake baking ingredients, plus Greek yogurt, light brown sugar and instant coffee powder for mocha-goodness throughout. The ganache is so simple you should save it for all your chocolate treats, requiring just chocolate chips, butter, cream and corn syrup slowly melted over a double-boiler. Top with your choice of chocolate sprinkles or, our favorite, crushed cookie bits. ????
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April 1, 2020