Updated: Oct 11
In anticipation of National Coffee Day on 9/29, I wanted to make a special post for you!
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If you've been with the Write.Speak.Relate community for long, you know that dessert and coffee are my trademark loves. National Coffee Day is one of my favorites!
I also fully believe that cooking/baking is one of my love languages. If I share goodies with you, that means I love you!
Since I can't bring coffee cupcakes to your house, I thought a recipe roundup would be the next best thing!
Caramel Brulee Latte Starbucks Copycat - this is a seasonal item, but if you make it yourself, it's a year-round goodie!
Salted Caramel Mocha Starbucks Copycat - this one is a huge hit for lots of people so it's good to keep the ingredients on hand.
Iced Caramel Macchiato - told by a Starbucks barista; this one is a classic.
Frothy Cafe Bombon - this looks so decadent! While I'm not generally a sweet coffee drinker (shocker, given how much I like baked goods), this one looks divine!
Honey Coffee - great for those avoiding refined sugar; I have lots of friends who prefer this recipe.
Spiced Morning Mocha - wonderful way to start the day.
Coffee with Cinnamon and Cloves - similar to the mocha above, but without milk; you could easily add milk (or half and half, my favorite for regular coffee)
Holiday Peppermint Mocha - this is my favorite drink from November - January if I'm going to go sweet and hot!
Dalgona Coffee - whipped coffee; you won't believe it, but this actually works and is very yummy!
FROZEN COFFEE DRINKS
Basic Frozen Coffee - this one starts with basic brewed coffee and uses ingredients and supplies you likely have already.
Blended Coffee Frappe - this is a tried and true recipe using espresso as a base. Don't have an espresso maker? You can buy espresso pods if you have a Keurig. You can also use instant espresso in a pinch.
Easy Frozen Coffee - This one is right up my alley - it has a very small amount of sugar (comparatively).
Skinny Frozen Coffee - Said to rival one at Dunkin'; this is worth a try!
Frozen Coconut Caramel Frappe - Sounds like dessert! BONUS: It includes a recipe for at-home cold brew. If you like iced coffee and haven't tried cold brew, this is a game changer!
Coffee Punch - Not quite a frozen coffee, but with the holidays coming punch is a must! I may or may not have made this for Christmas morning one year 😉
BAKED GOODS USING COFFEE
Chocolate Latte Cake - oh. my. goodness. I'm not a huge chocolate lover (though I should tell you my engagement story sometime!). I'd cross a busy street for this cake, though!
Chocolate Bundt Cake - a classic cake
Gluten Free Mocha Cupcakes with Mocha Buttercream Frosting - Great for entertaining with gluten sensitive friends.
Espresso Brownies with Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce - Sugar overload but super yummy!
Coffee Layer Cake - Looking for a coffee dessert that isn't chocolate? I've got you covered!
Affogato - Okay, technically not a baked good, but it counts as dessert. SUPER easy! And this treat is hard to find in restaurants to making it at home is often the best solution.
Coffee Toffee Cheesecake - A blend of several wonderful elements!
Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls - Dessert? Breakfast? Both? I vote both!
Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies - A new twist on an old favorite
SAVORY DISHES USING COFFEE
Coffee isn't just for breakfast and dessert! These days it's used in all kinds of recipes. Check these out:
Sweet & Spicy Coffee Rubbed Smoked Chicken Recipe - Love the combination of sweet and spicy with coffee here.
Coffee Rubbed Sirloin Tip Roast - Beef and coffee; this one makes my husband and I both very happy!
Ribs with Bourbon-Spiked BBQ Sauce - My husband loves bourbon so this gets his vote!
Grilled Coffee Balsamic Flank Steak - I love the combination of coffee and balsamic and it's a winner here.
Coffee-Rubbed Lamb Chops with Pumpkin Cinnamon Polenta - Oh my goodness. This is perfect for fall and lamb is my absolute favorite meat. Please give this a try!
Barbecue Salmon Tacos - Tacos and coffee? Yup!
Mole Chili - I love a good mole chili and this one won't disappoint.
Root Beer BBQ Sauce - This combination sounds so good, I couldn't resist including it.
Sticky Coffee Tofu (vegan) - I love tofu, even though I eat meat. This one looks amazing. I haven't tried it but I'll add it to our rotation in October, for sure.
Don't love coffee but love coffee cake? Here ya' go:
Cinnamon Coffee Cake - a good classic
Apricot, Almond, and Sour Cream Coffee Cake - an interesting twist that totally works!
Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake - This one is honestly our favorite. There's something about the streusel that puts it at the top of our list.
Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Crumb Topping - From my very favorite baking site. You can't go wrong with Sally! Great for this fall.
Apple Coffee Cake - Another fall hit from Lauren at Tastes Better From Scratch.
That's it for this fall's National Coffee Day. Please try some of these recipes. Comment below when you try some - I'd love to hear how you liked them. Bonus points if you post a pic and tag me on Instagram!
Love you! I'm going to go have a latte now. ☕️