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Crazy-Creative Ways to Cook with Coffee
Ever have those days when you feel like you could attach yourself to an IV of French roast? (Us too.) You can sneak in a little extra java thanks to these recipes for everything from breakfast to dessert and even lunch. Stock up on your favorite coffee beans and bring some extra flavor and health perks to your daily diet.
The Cooking Actress
Coffee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Sure, it's perfectly fine to pick up a pint for yourself once in a while, but chances are this recipe will have you dusting off your ice cream maker instead. Swap out whole milk for almond or cashew for a lighter treat. And feel free to toss in whatever you have in your pantry—like berries and dark chocolate chips—for a tasty way to get some extra antioxidants in.
Get the recipe: The Cooking Actress
Obsessive Cooking Disorder
Iced Coffee with Coffee Ice Cubes
Here's a sneaky way to cheat the old one-cup-a-day recommendation. Make at-home iced coffee with coffee-flavored iced cubes. The best part? Unlike regular iced coffee, this one actually gets better as the ice melts.
Get the recipe: Obsessive Cooking Disorder
Mocha Hazelnut Granola Cereal
For when you just can't with another bowl of overnight oats: This recipe is just as quick, not to mention really versatile. Cocoa and coffee combine for a rich-tasting crunch that's the perfect morning start. Have it a bowl with a splash of milk or just eat it by the handful.
Get the recipe: Natural Chow
What Jew Wanna Eat
Drizzle and Dip
Coffee and Spice Rub Salmon Tacos
Coffee rubs on meat is nothing new, but trying it on your fish is a must. Grind together with spices like cumin and chili for a rub that's ready to be paired with taco staples like salsa, veggies, and a squeeze of lime.
Get the recipe: Drizzle and Dip
Sugar Mama Cooks
Coffee Banana Smoothie
Whether you're looking to fuel your workout or just make it through that morning meeting, this smoothie has a little something for everyone. It's thick, creamy, and pumped up with a little protein—plus it has a kick of caffeine to help you get going.
Get the recipe: Sugar Mama Cooks
Amy's Healthy Baking
Clean Raspberry Mocha Brownies
At just 80 calories a pop, these fudgy brownies let you indulge in something sweet without it being so sinful for your waistline. Make the base of the batter by combining Greek yogurt with coffee—it's a simple source of calcium and protein that'll have you believing brownies are the next superfood.
Get the recipe: Amy's Healthy Baking
Sunny Side Ups
Coffee Spice Grill Rub
Have a batch of this low-calorie marinade ready to go for those nights when you're looking for a quick dinner you can throw together without a second thought (or endless scrolling through your go-to bookmarked recipe sites). Want a rub with a real kick? Add a little extra cayenne to bring the heat out of the kitchen and onto your plate.
Get the recipe: Sunny Side Ups
The Casual Craftlete