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15 Coffee Recipes You Need to Try

If your morning coffee is the best part of your day, you need these treats.
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If you're still working from home, we have the perfect way to use that extra time in the morning. Not only can those 30 minutes you used to spend commuting be used to caffeinate with a perfect cup of coffee, but why not research some espresso-infused recipes while you're at it? From chocolate-infused desserts to espresso overnight oats, you can get your caffeine fix all day long with these easy coffee recipes.

The only question now is, which one will you try first?

And for more, don't miss these 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Comeback.

Low-Calorie Coffee and Chocolate Meringue Cookies

chocolate coffee meringues on baking tray with chocolate chips and dish towel
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

For an impressive result that looks way more complicated than it is, try these instant coffee and chocolate meringues. The secret to the perfect texture is, of course, perfectly whipped egg whites.

Get our recipe for Low-Calorie Coffee and Chocolate Meringue Cookies.

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Low-Calorie Espresso Granita

Low-calorie espresso granita
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

No ice cream in the house? No problem. With this quick and easy espresso granita recipe, you won't even notice the pint-sized dessert missing in your freezer. To add a bit of decadence, you can even make a homemade whipped cream topping.

Get our recipe for a Low-Calorie Espresso Granita.

2-Step Affogato

Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

If you're choosing efficiency in 2021, then this affogato is the dessert for you. The Italian dish is one of the most simple and satisfying sweet treats you can make at home, and it'll take you less than five minutes.

Get our recipe for 2-Step Affogato.

Latte Swirl Brownies

keto latte swirl brownies
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Whether or not you're adhering to the ketogenic diet this year, these brownies should be on your list of things to try. Using almond flour (which makes them keto!), instant coffee, chocolate, and cream cheese, these brownies come together at just 140 calories per serving. Win!

Get our recipe for Decadent Keto Latte Swirl Brownies.

Dalgona Coffee

whipped coffee with three different flavors
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

Miss out on this early 2020 movement? There's still time. To make dalgona coffee (of TikTok fame), all you'll need is instant coffee, water, milk, and sugar. Get fancy with vanilla extract or another tasty flavor.

Get our recipe for Dalgona Coffee.

The easy way to make healthier comfort foods.

Coffee Coconut Ice Cream

coffee coconut ice cream scoops in bowl
Courtesy of Minimalist Baker

This four-ingredient vegan ice cream recipe doesn't skimp on taste. Using your favorite brand of strongly brewed coffee, you can pack tons of flavor into this healthier-for-you sweet treat.

Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker.

Banana Bread with Espresso Glaze

banana bread loaf on counter
Courtesy of How Sweet Eats

Don't think for even a second we're leaving the banana bread trend in 2020. This updated version pairs the classic with intoxicating espresso—both in the loaf itself and on top.

Get the recipe from How Sweet Eats.

Espresso Crème Brûlée

mini creme brulees
Courtesy of A Beautiful Mess

This espresso-infused custard is an impressive dish in both its presentation and the amount of flavor it possesses. Plus, depending on the size of your ramekins, each recipe makes 6-8 individual (and adorable) servings.

Get the recipe from A Beautiful Mess.

Espresso Ganache Tart

espresso ganache tart slice
Courtesy of The View from Great Island

The perfect pairing of dark chocolate and rich espresso is used in this creamy crowd-pleaser. Though it may look simple, the silky ganache envelops layers of flavors that pair well with a hot cup of coffee or steamed milk.

Get the recipe from The View From the Great Island.

Chile Coffee Sticky Wings

chicken wings topped with scallions
Courtesy of Macheesmo

If you thought coffee was just used in desserts, the rub used in this recipe will cause you to rethink everything. Mixed with spices like chile powder, paprika, and onion powder, the ground coffee adds a powerful punch to these already vibrant wings.

Get the recipe from Macheesmo.

Coffee Chocolate Chip Blondies

coffee chocolate chip blondies
Courtesy of Cookie and Kate

Though there's just a small amount of coffee in these chocolate chip and pecan blondies, the robust flavor goes a long way. The best part: This recipe calls for the healthier-for-you alternative to brown sugar, coconut sugar.

Get the recipe from Cookie + Kate.

Espresso Overnight Oats

espresso overnight oats in a bowl
Courtesy of Fit Foodie Finds

For an extra kick in the morning, try soaking your oats in coffee overnight. While you can customize the recipe to your liking, this one's sweetened with delicious Medjool dates, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.

Get the recipe from Fit Foodie Finds.

Mocha Chip Biscotti

mocha chip biscotti cookies on wax paper
Courtesy of Sallys Baking Addiction

This crunchy breakfast cookie encourages you to have your coffee and eat it, too, with instant coffee added straight into the batter. The result is a moist yet crunchy biscuit that dissolves in your mouth.

Get the recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction.

Coffee Soda

coffee soda with crushed ice and garnish
Courtesy of A Beautiful Mess

If you're looking for a refreshing coffee drink that's light on milk, look no further than coffee soda. The effervescent beverage is ideal on a hot summer day and can be made with flavored soda water for an extra kick.

Get the recipe from A Beautiful Mess.

The Easiest Eggless Tiramisu

slice of tiramisu dusted with cocoa powder
Courtesy of Little Spice Jar

Though most tiramisu recipes contain raw egg, this one doesn't even need yolk to deliver on richness. The stars are layers of whipped mascarpone cheese and espresso-soaked ladyfingers. Of course, without the egg yolk to ensure a custard-like texture, cold temperatures of your dairy ingredients will be key when assembling this no-bake dessert.

Get the recipe from Little Spice Jar.

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