Breakfast Coffee Recipes

Author: Rob  

We all love to drink coffee at breakfast time, but why can't we eat it, too? Try one of these recipes and start your day off with a bang.

Coffee and Chocolate Granola

Are you torn between wanting to eat a healthy breakfast and craving a delicious one? This coffee and chocolate granola recipe from My Kitchen Affair may be just what you're looking for.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups (270 g) rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 2 Tbsp ground coffee
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) strong espresso
  • 1/3 cup (70 g) dark Muscovado sugar (Muscovado has a nice caramel flavour, but you can substitute brown sugar if you can't find it)
  • 2 Tbsp grape seed oil
  • 1 oz (30 g) dark chocolate, finely chopped

 

Method:

Start by preheating your oven to 180 degrees Centigrade and lining a baking tray with parchment paper.

While the oven heats, combine the oats almonds and ground coffee. Warm the espresso in a small saucepan, mix in the sugar and oil and stir until the sugar melts.

Combine the dry and wet ingredients and transfer the mixture to the baking tray. Place the tray in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring the mixture occasionally to keep it loose and prevent the oats from burning.

When the granola feels crispy, remove the tray from the oven and mix in the chocolate while it is still hot. This will melt the chocolate and make it coat the oats.

After the granola cools, transfer it to an air-tight container.

 

Gluten Free Espresso Scones

Is the granola not quite healthy enough for you? Then try this gluten-free espresso scone recipe from The Spunky Coconut.

Ingredients:

 

Wet:

  • 1/2 melted coconut oil or 1/4 cup coconut oil and 1/4 cup applesauce, if you prefer
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Dry:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour, sifted
  • 1/3 cup egg protein powder (if it doesn’t contain the natural sweetener, stevia, then add 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon liquid stevia to the recipe)
  • 2 tablespoons psyllium husk powder (or flax or chia meal) to add texture and crunchiness to the scones
  • 2 tablespoons decaf ground coffee
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

 

Method:

  1. Use an electric mixer to combine the wet ingredients
  2. Whisk the dry ingredients together in a separate mixing bowl
  3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix with an electric mixer.
  4. Divide the mixture into 6 balls, evenly spacing the balls on a baking tray
  5. Press the balls down until they are about 18mm high
  6. Bake at 175 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes or until they are lightly browned

This scones recipe is designed for those on a health food diet. In the past, coffee was considered a health food “no-no,” but now that it is recognised to have many healthy ingredients, we’re seeing it used in many health foods. Enjoy these scones along with your morning or afternoon coffee with a clear conscience. Coffee is good for you!


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