Ten Top Recipes Every Caffeine Junkie Needs To Try

Ten Top Recipes Every Caffeine Junkie Needs To Try

Are you a caffeine lover?  

Do you require a generous amount just to get your mind kick started each and every morning?

We caffeine junkies are an interesting breed.  

We’ll go to great lengths to make sure we get the caffeine we need throughout the day, but we like our caffeine to taste great, too.  

Whether it’s gourmet coffee or hi-rev cookies, most of us have a little schedule that we follow each day.  

After a while, it can become a little boring drinking the same coffee and eating the same things all the time.  

That’s why I decided to put together this list of ten great recipes that will help you get your caffeine in some of the best tasting ways possible.  

Whether it’s food, drink, snack, or dessert, you can get your caffeine from many sources other than coffee and energy drinks.  

Here are ten fabulous caffeine recipes you really need to try:

Caffeine Breakfast

1) Oatmeal Breakfast Loaf

Ingredients

1 cup of coffee

5 ⅓ cup of flour

1 tsp. salt

4 tsp. yeast

⅓ cup honey

2 eggs

½ cup oatmeal

1 cup milk

6 tbsp. butter

In a small pan combine ⅓ cup flour and your cup of coffee.  Simmer stirring frequently until the mixture thickens like a gravy.  Remove from heat and set aside.  Combine the salt, yeast, and remaining flour in a mixing bowl.  In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients and mix extremely well.  When mixed, pour into the bowl with the dry ingredients.  Make sure all of your ingredients have been added, and mix well until you can knead your dough.  Let dough rise for 45 minutes then divide into three portions.  Roll out one portion flat and roll into a tube.  Let sit for 50 minutes, then bake this tube at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes.  Serve warm with butter.  Makes three loaves.

2) Berry Breakfast Bars

Ingredients

8 oz. yogurt with berries in the bottom

1 ½ tbsp. Instant coffee

1 ½ tsp. Vanilla extract

⅓ cup flour

1 ½ cup rolled oats

1 tsp. Cinnamon

½ tsp. Baking powder

⅓ cup dried cranberries

⅓ cup chopped almonds

3 tbsp. Sweet flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine yogurt, vanilla, and coffee and mix until smooth.  Fold in oats, then add flour, cinnamon, and baking powder.  Add almonds and cranberries and stir batter well.  Spread coconut into a layer in the bottom of a 9x13” baking dish, then bake for about 4 minutes.  Pour the batter mixture on top of the coconut layer, and bake for 15-18 minutes.  Remove and let cool, then cut into twelve portions.

3) Raw Vegan Espresso Brownies

Ingredients

¾ cup walnuts

½ cup almonds

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

1 ¼ packed cup pitted dates

1 tbsp. Instant coffee

½ cup unsweetened cocoa

1 pinch sea salt

 

Chop your walnuts and almonds in a food processor and remove to a bowl.  Add your dates to the food processor and chop well.  Put the nuts and all of the other ingredients into the food processor and mix all of the ingredients together.  Place your mixture into a pan lined with wax paper and press the mixture firmly into the bottom.  Refrigerate the mixture for 30 minutes, then cut out brownie squares sized to your liking.  Enjoy!

4) Coffee Fig Smoothie Cups

Ingredients

1 cup greek yogurt, plain

2 bananas

1 cup dried figs

¼ cup cocoa powder

1 cup cashews

¼ tsp. Cardamom

2 cups brewed coffee

2 tsp. Vanilla extract

Place the cashews, figs, and coffee into your blender and let soak for one hour.  Add the remaining ingredients and blend into a smooth texture.  Place the mixture into a 12 cup muffin tin forming 12 smoothie cups and place the tin in the freezer for four hours or until the cups are frozen solid.  Once frozen, remove the cups and place in an airtight container until ready to use.  To make a smoothie, use two of the cups with one cup of milk and blend to the desired consistency.  Serve and enjoy.

Caffeine Lunch/Dinner

5) Coffee Bacon Sandwich

Bacon Ingredients

8 slices bacon

1 tbsp. Water

¼ cup ground coffee

2 tbsp. Molasses

¼ tsp. Chili powder

2 tbsp. Brown sugar

Spread Ingredients

4 ounces goat cheese

¼ tsp. Crushed red pepper flakes

4 medjool dates chopped and pitted

1 tbsp. Olive oil

1 tbsp. Lemon zest

2 tbsp. Lemon juice

Sandwich Ingredients

Toasted bread

Fresh spinach leaves

Mix bacon ingredients together in a bowl.  Lay bacon slices out on a pan and cover with the coffee mixture.  Cover and let sit for at least 2 hours or overnight.  Cook bacon at 375 degrees for 14 to 18 minutes, or desired crispness is reached.  Remove from oven, let cool and blot grease.  Now you have your coffee bacon!

To make the spread, simply add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix well.  Add more olive oil or lemon juice to reach the right flavor and consistency.

To build your sandwich, simply apply the spread to both pieces of bread, add your coffee bacon and fresh spinach leaves.

6) Coffee and Beef Stew

Ingredients

1 ½ pounds cubed stew beef

2 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil

1 minced garlic clove 

2 onions sliced

¼ cup flour

2 green bell peppers, sliced

5 tbsp. Brewed coffee, strong

5 tbsp. Dry white wine

Fresh thyme

Bay leaves

Salt and pepper

Heat oil to medium high heat in large saute pan.  Add beef and brown on all sides.  Remove meat from pan.  Cook onions, garlic, and peppers on low heat for ten minutes or until tender.  Sprinkle in flour and add wine and coffee, stirring constantly.  Add meat, thyme, and two bay leaves to pan and bring to a simmer.  Simmer for one hour or until meat is tender and salt and pepper to taste.  Remove bay leaves and serve.

Caffeine Dessert

7) Whole Wheat Espresso Glazed Mini Donuts

Dry Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

2 tsp. Baking powder

¾ cup packed light brown sugar

½ tsp. Grated nutmeg

1 tsp. Salt

½ tsp. Cardamom or cinnamon

Wet Ingredients

1 cup milk, cream, or half and half

2 large eggs beaten

1 tbsp. Unsalted butter melted

1 tbsp. Vanilla extract

Add all of the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix together very well.  Add the wet ingredients to the bowl and continue mixing until you reach a smooth batter consistency.  Add the batter to your mini donut pan filling the wells ⅔ to ¾ full.  Bake donuts at 325 degrees for 9 minutes, and remove from pan.  Shake in a bag with confectioner’s sugar to powder or apply espresso glaze.

Espresso Glaze

1 tbsp. Instant espresso powder

½ cup confectioner’s sugar

Milk or heavy cream

Starting with 2 tbsp. Of the milk or cream, let the espresso powder dissolve, and then add the sugar and mix.  Add milk or cream until you reach desired consistency.  Spread on top of fresh donuts.

Caffeine Drinks

8) Almond Coffee Green Smoothie

Ingredients

⅔ cup unsweetened almond milk

5 ice cubes

1 cup baby spinach

⅛ cup whole raw almonds

1 ½ tsp. Instant espresso or coffee

½ banana, frozen

Honey or maple syrup to taste

 

Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high until the mixture is smooth.  You can substitute Romaine lettuce or kale for the spinach if you wish.  Serve and enjoy.

9) Orange and Cardamom Cold Brewed Coffee


Ingredients

1 cup medium grind coffee

1 orange

12 cardamom pods crushed

1 quart water

 

In a large jar with a lid, combine all ingredients after zesting the orange.  Let the mixture sit for 24 hours, and then strain the liquid with a coffee filter.  Serve over ice with a splash of sweetened condensed milk.

10) Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Ingredients

2-3 tbsp. Coarse ground coffee

2 tbsp. Sweetened condensed milk

Vietnamese coffee filter

Hot water

Glass with ice

 

Pour your condensed milk into a glass or cup.  Using your Vietnamese coffee filter, add coffee grounds and hot water.  Let the coffee from the filter fill up the glass with the milk in it.  Stir mixture and pour into glass with ice.  Serve.

Conclusion

All ten of the recipes listed above are not only tasty, but they’re healthy and give you a boost of caffeine.  

Try the ones you think you’ll like, or even the ones that might not sound too good at first.  

Most of us have had a bad experience with a green smoothie, but the one included here is surprisingly flavorful and I think you’ll love it.  

When you’re in the kitchen, don’t forget that you can add caffeine to any recipe without altering its flavor with pureLYFT.  

This product is clean caffeine with vitamin A and B in a liquid that’s virtually tasteless.  

Now you can add clean caffeine to any recipe that you want quickly and easily, without all that unnecessary sugar or  other chemicals and additives.  

We caffeine junkies can never seem to get enough, and pureLYFT is the best way to add caffeine to all of our favorite drinks!


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