11 Recipes That Will Make You Fall In Love With Coffee In A Whole New Way

Try These Delicious Coffee Recipes

Adding coffee to perk up your favorite recipes may seem like uncharted territory, so remember these tips before diving in. For starters, most coffees pair well with cloves, cinnamon, allspice, garlic, salt, and citrus. Secondly, warming coffee beans in a pan before grinding enhances the flavor. Last but not least, if you are using coffee in a recipe that is not going to be cooked, like a sauce or syrup, use brewed coffee to avoid the grainy texture of ground coffee beans.

Chicken Wings with Thai-Inspired Coffee Barbecue Sauce

Looking for wings that pack a punch — you've found them. Chiles and lime are at the forefront, but the honey and coffee in the marinade mellow the flavors


Cedar Grilled Flat Iron Steaks with Coffee Rub

Bring on the rub: sugar, coffee, chili powder, cayenne, and salt. For dinner, you'll enjoy a steak that owes its succulence to coffee — it acts as a tenderizing agent and adds bold flavor.

Rocky Mountain Mocha Mug Cake

Rocky road ice cream, chocolate, and coffee — what's not to love in this single-serving dessert? Top your cake with nuts, marshmallows, and chocolate chips to take this dessert over the top.

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Cindy's Paleo Harvest Chili

This will be the best chili you've ever made, because this recipe has an ingredient that your chili has probably never had before — coffee.  It adds a deep, rich, and bitter flavor that you didn't know you were missing.

Kahlúa and Espresso Bean Caramel Corn

You had me at Kahlúa. Top your buttery popcorn with Kahlúa caramel- and chocolate-covered espresso beans to revamp a classic.

For the Experienced Chef: Ethiopian-Spiced Duck Breast

If you're looking for daring flavors, look no further. Duck is marinated with jerk sauce (in classic Marcus Samuelsson fusion style) and coffee to create a bold combination. To top it off, chef Marcus Samuelsson recommends you pair this dish with Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz Mourvèdre or Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet. 

Creamy Coffee Drinkable Yogurt Recipe

Why have your coffee and yogurt separately in the morning when you can eat them together? Create your own Starbucks-style drink by combining yogurt with coffee and caramel for a new morning cocktail.

Coffee-Marinated Bison Short Ribs

These bison short ribs are marinated in a mixture of coffee, salt, sugar, rosemary, and Worcestershire sauce to develop some truly bold flavors. This dish can be prepped up to two days in advance so the flavors can marry.

Mocha Buttercream Frosting

This one-step recipe will have you making mocha buttercream frosting daily. When you add coffee to your frosting, you'll be adding a rich and decadent flavor to all your frosted desserts.

Bacon Jam-Stuffed French Toast with Chicory Coffee Syrup Recipe

Coffee and bacon is music to my ears in the morning. Turn bacon into bacon jam and coffee into chicory coffee syrup and you'll wish you could have breakfast 24/7. Click here for the recipe. Click here for the recipe.

Chocolate Beet Pudding Cake

Beets in a cake recipe may be a little unconventional, but Sweet Paleo author Lea Hendry Valle combines coffee and roasted beets to give her cake a pudding-like texture when warm.