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7 Buzz-Worthy Recipes for Coffee Lovers

7 Buzz-Worthy Recipes for Coffee Lovers

Can’t imagine life without coffee? Neither can we. That soothing aroma of a fresh cup of Joe, the bitter taste of an espresso shot, the frothy perfection of a cappuccino! (Can you tell we’re hooked?) The good news is, in moderation, coffee can provide a variety of health benefits (beyond just the energy boost). Studies show that coffee contains disease-fighting antioxidants and might also have the potential to increase athletic endurance. Get your daily buzz with these caffeinated recipes from some of our favorite healthy recipe bloggers. Now you can drink your java and eat it, too!

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Mocha Granola

1. Mocha Java Latte Granola
Get your chocolate fix with this genius granola recipe that incorporates chocolate covered espresso beans! Though baking oats takes some time, the caffeine-infused result is worth the effort. Pair it with Greek yogurt or low-fat milk, or snack on it as is for a delicious pick-me-up. Photo and Recipe: Sally / Sally’s Baking Addiction

 Tiramisu Dessert Cups

2. Low-Carb Tiramisu Dessert Cups
Tiramisu — don’t mind if we do! These cute coffee-flavored cookie cups are finger-friendly and ideal for entertaining gluten-free guests. Top the mascarpone filling with a dusting of cocoa powder for picture-perfect presentation. Photo and Recipe: Carolyn / All Day I Dream About Food

 Raw Vegan Espresso Brownies

3. Raw Vegan Espresso Brownies
You’re only 15 minutes away from enjoying no-bake vegan brownies that pack a punch of caffeine. This raw treat incorporates dates, walnuts, almonds, instant coffee and cocoa powder. Pro tip: Adjust the amount of cocoa powder and instant coffee so you won’t be too wired if you decide to cut these up into bars instead of squares. Photo and Recipe: Heidi / Food Doodles

Coffee Smoothie Cups

4. Coffee Fig Smoothie Cups
Why didn’t we think of this simple yet brilliant idea? Cut down on prep time by freezing smoothie ingredients in muffin tins and blending the “smoothie cups” later. Greek yogurt, cashews, bananas and figs will satisfy, while two cups of brewed coffee will energize your morning or afternoon. Photo and Recipe: Matt / Muffin Tin Mania

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Coffee Toffee Banana Bread

5. Coffee Toffee Banana Bread
Try saying “coffee toffee” five times fast! This coffee-infused banana bread ups the ante on the beloved classic brunch staple. Using olive oil instead of butter puts a healthy spin on this decadent tasting breakfast treat. Photo and Recipe: Natalie / Once Upon A Cutting Board

 Vanilla Latte Chia Parfait

6. Vanilla Latte Chia Parfait
Chia and caffeine is a brilliant way to get your buzz! Layers of espresso and vanilla chia pudding make a pretty parfait that will rev you up and keep you fueled. Bonus: This recipe is also vegan-friendly. Photo and Recipe: Jackie / Vegan Yack Attack

Coffee Pancakes

7. Single Serving Coffee Pancakes
Pancakes only for cheat day? Think again. With this perfectly portioned recipe, you can make a java-flavored short stack that’s less than 200 calories. Get ready to flip out over these awesome flapjacks. Photo and Recipe: Mona / Chin Up Buttercup

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