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Coffee Baking Recipes: Coffee Muffins

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For the ultimate breakfast on the go, reach for this intriguing healthy breakfast recipe. Coffee baking recipes for breakfast are ideal because they give the food energy you need in the morning, plus the coffee adds a needed caffeinated jolt. Cooking with coffee is easy, and can be a great way to use up your leftovers.

I don’t know about you, but there are just some days where I have a hard time functioning without that morning cup (or cups) of coffee. I try not to rely on coffee too much for my morning ritual (maybe singing that anti-coffee song all the time in middle school did affect me) but nothing wakes me up quite as well as a cup of coffee. When I make coffee for myself though, I sometimes find myself with leftover coffee at the end. I don’t want to throw it away, but I’d also rather not drink stale coffee heated in the microwave.

The solution? Time to reveal some healthy coffee baking recipes. That’s right – you can use that leftover coffee to make some delicious coffee baking recipes that are perfect for the morning. One of my favorite recipes for cooking with coffee is this one for Coffee Muffins.

Recipe: Coffee Muffins
: This is one of the best healthy coffee baking recipes for breakfast!

  • 1 cup very strong cold black coffee
  • 1 cup sugar, or equivalent sugar substitute suitable for baking
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare muffin pans by spraying them with cooking spray.
  2. Put the coffee, sugar, eggs and yogurt into a bowl and mix well.
  3. Add the flour and baking powder to the wet mix until just combined.
  4. Spoon into pans and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Quick Notes
Muffins are the perfect for an on-the-go breakfast, and the coffee gives you an added caffeine boost. This is also by far one of the absolute easiest coffee baking recipes I have come across. This recipe yields 15 muffins.

I bake almost exclusively with whole wheat flour, but you can use white whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour for a lighter consistency. If you want something a bit sweeter, try adding some chopped dried fruit or some chopped nuts.

Cooking time (duration): 20
Diet (other): Low calorie, Reduced fat
Meal type: breakfast

Your Turn: Are you a morning coffee drinker? What’s the one thing that you always need to do in the morning?


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