34 Incredible Food Recipes with Coffee Grounds in Them

crazy by Editorial Staff | Posted on July 28th, 2020

Love making coffee? Can’t get enough caffeine? Why not try cooking with it? Here are some sweet and savory dishes you can prepare that use coffee grounds as an ingredient in it.

Machaca Tacos

The “machaca” beef taco is rubbed with ground coffee and cayenne, then braised in brewed coffee, blood orange juice, wine, lime juice, cocoa, and cinnamon. Garnish your tacos with onions, cilantro and cheese. Find the recipe here.

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Café Mocha Cookies

If looking for something savory and yet chocolatey, café mocha cookies will leave your taste buds thankful. They are easy to make and perfect for any coffee lover. Find the recipe here.

Coffee Rubbed Steak

Are you contemplating something savory to whip out at your event or party? Coffee rubbed steak will truly take your event to a whole new world. Learn how to make them here.

Coffee Rub Crusted Pork Roast

Budget Bytes take both coffee flavor and pork roast to a whole new level by combing the two. The end result is a delicious roast with a slightly crunchy texture. Here is the recipe.

Decadent Mocha Muffins

These mocha muffins are great to pack for breakfast, lunch, or munch on as an afternoon snack. Some of the flavorful ingredients that make these muffins delicious include ground coffee, chocolate, and cocoa powder. Here is the recipe.

Coffee Toffee Banana Bread

My personal favorite morning routine is to brew my coffee and eat some banana bread. But this is on another level. A tablespoon of instant espresso and half a cup of brewed coffee give an extra boost of flavor to this simple banana bread recipe. Find the recipe here.

Paleo Coffee Rub for Steaks

Real Simple Good combines a handful of ingredients to come up with an incredible steak rub. The rub is not only delicious but also healthy. Here is how to make the rub.

Coffee Sugar Cookies

Crave sweet cookies? Coffee sugar cookies will not disappoint. They combine the sweet flavors of a sugar cookie with bits of strong, robust coffee throughout. Here is how to make them.

Gluten-Free Coffee Granola

Love sipping healthy drinks? Then try this dairy and gluten-free coffee granola. You can mix it with milk or yoghurt. Learn here how to make your own. 

Soft Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookies

Upgrade your chocolate chip cookie game with this recipe by Marsha’s Baking Addiction. Prepare them and trust us; you will crave for more with each bite. 

Paleo Espresso Macaroon Muffin

Looking for a recipe to whip when craving something a little sweet? Try this healthy recipe by Cotter Crunch, and you won’t be disappointed.  

Coffee Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Love sweet, chocolatey brownies? The flavor of coffee in them makes these brownies sweeter and tasty. Find the recipe here.

Coffee Cake Muffins with Ground Coffee

Love the taste of coffee in cakes? Try this Panthers and Peonies recipe for the best experience. This recipe uses ground coffee in it. Other ingredients include buttermilk, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. 

Tasty All-Purpose Coffee Rub

Sprinkle this all-purpose coffee rub on veggies and use it on protein to get a mix of flavors such as garlic and onion. Here is how to make it.

Cookies and Cream Coffee Ice Cream – No Churn

Boost your energy and satisfy your ice cream cravings by making this cream coffee ice cream at home. Here is how Cravings of a Lunatic does it.

Coffee Crusted Steak Recipe

If you love steak that is saturated with flavor, you will love this Simply Sated steak. He is how to prepare it.

Savory Mocha Rubbed Grilled Chicken

The Bewitchin Kitchen is a huge fan of chicken and does a wonderful job combining coffee, mocha to prepare a mouth-watering grill chicken that you will truly enjoy. Want to make your own? Here is the recipe. 

Satisfying Espresso Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Try this espresso chocolate chunk brownies recipe by the First Year and be sure your friends and family will be grateful. It is an easy recipe. Try it!

Coffee Rubbed Turkey Burgers

A huge fan of turkey meat? This recipe by Yummi is a must-try. This recipe makes sure you enjoy your burger bite by bite. Want to learn how Yummi did it? Click here now.

Scones- Coffee, Bacon, And Dates

Over at Flavour Blenser, you will find these scones (with the flavors of bacon, coffee, and dates) you can’t resist grabbing any time of the day. See how to make some.

Turkish Shortbread Cookies

This recipe by View From Great Island is designed to help you prepare Turkish Shortbread Cookies with a mix of coffee and warm cardamom in every bite. 

Gooey Almond Butter Espresso Bars

The Maebells are good at espresso bars. The Gooey almond butter espresso bars use coffee grounds to add a new level of flavor. See how to make these bars.

Coffee Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

Take your potatoes fries game to another level by trying this recipe by Robust Recipes. You will enjoy potatoes fries that have a coffee seasoning. Here is the recipe.  

Chocolate-Dipped Coffee Shortbread Cookies

These coffee shortbread cookies will leave you salivating for more in every bite. Click here to see how Dizzy, Busy, and Hungry prepare them.  

Coffee Chocolate Glazed Donuts

These coffee chocolate glazed doughnuts give you a perfect kick start in the morning. Grab them with a hot cup of coffee, and you have a more productive day. Here is the recipe.

The rest of the recipes can be found at Self.com. Here’s the link to the recipes below:

Peanut Butter Espresso Smoothie

This smoothie has everything that you want in a morning beverage: caffeine, peanut butter, and a banana for good measure.

Coffee-Orange Granola 

Though it might seem like an odd combo, coffee and citrus really complement each other well, especially in this granola

Breakfast Salad With Coffee-Balsamic Drizzle

With coffee and eggs, this salad has a lot of what you might already eat for breakfast—plus, greens!

Irish Beef Stew With Guinness and Coffee 

A bit of coffee will really highlight the earthy, meaty flavors you’re going for with this stew.

Greek Yogurt With Coffee Fig Compote

I occasionally find figs too sweet, but the coffee in this compote definitely balances things out

Endive Glazed With Coffee

While this dish may sound like it would be super bitter—since it has both endives and coffee—a bit of citrus juice, vinegar, and chopped shallots keeps it balanced

Roasted Butternut Squash and Coffee Soup

A little coffee offsets the sweetness of the butternut squash in this soup.

Pumpkin Pie Dip With Coffee Chips 

This idea is perfect for anyone who really, really loves pumpkin spice.

Coffee-Flavored Belgian Waffles

This recipe alone is enough to make me consider buying a waffle maker


There are many options for any coffee lover who is keen to take the coffee game to another level. Which option would you like to try? It is your turn to experiment, all the best!


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