7 Healthy and Delicious Recipes for Baked Goods That Go Great with Coffee
Having your first cup of coffee in the morning is an essential part of your wake-up routine. It’s about taking a moment to yourself and slow down, empty your mind and start over.
Coffee lovers and connoisseurs will agree that coffee is more than just an energy-boosting hot beverage. It’s a sensory experience, a constant quest for the perfectly roasted bean and a type of self-indulgence unmatched by any other.
While you can enjoy a cup of high-quality java on its own, many people choose to complement it with something sweet. For some, a tablespoon of sugar does the trick; others love it with desserts or buttery croissants.
Whether you’re into classic pastries or you love to dip biscotti in a strong brew of espresso, here are 7 delicious and healthy recipes for baked goods that go great with coffee.
1. Healthy Oven-Baked Donuts with Coffee Frosting
There’s something about coffee and donuts that can make even the gloomiest of mornings brighter.
These donuts are not only oven-baked (and thus healthier), but they’re also coffee-glazed. Talk about the best of both worlds!
Find the main recipe here and a vegan alternative here.
Sträva Tip: Dunk these donuts in a cup of our Strength signature roast with notes of lemon meringue and Ceylon tea for freshness. You can also use Strength for the espresso glaze.
2. Yogurt Blueberry Scones
These light blueberry scones will complement your morning coffee perfectly and add sweetness to your day. They’re made with Greek yogurt, brown sugar and whole-wheat flour to make for a healthier, guilt-free snack. The blueberries add texture, freshness and taste.
See how to make them here.
Sträva Tip: These delicious blueberry scones go great with our single-origin roasts, featuring notes of strawberry, key lime and pie crust.
3. Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies
We love chocolate chip cookies here at Sträva Craft Coffee. We also know how important your health and well-being are for you, so we found a healthy recipe for these classic cookies.
Dunk them in a cup of hot coffee first thing in the morning and watch your day get instantly better. To make them even healthier, use semi-sweet dark chocolate chips.
Find the ingredients and instructions here.
Sträva Tip: Pair these healthy chocolate chip cookies with our single-origin roasts with tasting notes of caramel, nutmeg and green apple.
4. Protein-Loaded Breakfast Banana Muffins
Muffins are always a great idea for breakfast, though it may be hard to find healthier options.
These protein-packed banana muffins are gluten-free and vegan, made with coconut sugar and honey for fewer calories. They’ll give you enough energy to keep you full until lunch.
See how to prepare them here.
Sträva Tip: These banana muffins are extra tasty when combined with our Java single-origin roast featuring notes of tropical fruits and floral aroma.
5. Oatmeal Cookies
On days when you don’t have time to prepare a nutritional breakfast, these oatmeal cookies will give you all the energy you need.
They’re very easy to make and you only need a few ingredients. They’re also great as a midday snack, topped with peanut butter, crushed nuts, sliced fruit, or enjoyed with a cup of quality coffee.
Find the recipe here.
Sträva Tip: Pair these oatmeal cookies with our single-origin roast that features chocolate, cherry and raspberry tasting notes.
6. Classic Coffee Cake with a Healthy Twist
Who says you can’t have cake for breakfast? This classic, yet healthy coffee cake has a light texture and a nutty flavor that’ll satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.
It’s made with whole-wheat flour, almond flour and coconut flour. The recipe uses brown sugar and molasses for sweetness without being too heavy on the palate.
See how to make them here or try this 1-minute microwave alternative here.
Sträva Tip: To intensify the taste of the cake, pair it with our single-origin roast with gentle notes of butter and cashew.
7. Espresso Biscotti
Biscotti and espresso are a match made in heaven. Try these delicious, crispy, espresso-loaded biscotti first thing in the morning paired with your first cup of joe. You can thank us later.
Find the recipe and instructions here.
Sträva Tip: Dip these espresso biscotti in a cup of our Courage signature espresso blend with tasting notes of raw sugar, cocoa and black cherry. You can also use Courage to fortify the coffee taste of the biscotti.
To have them ready for savoring in the morning, prepare a big batch the night before. Biscotti can stay fresh for 3-4 weeks if kept in an airtight container at room temperature, away from direct sunlight.
What Baked Goods Do You like to Pair Your Coffee With?
A fluffy, light coffee cake for the cake lovers.
Crispy, double-baked biscotti for the real coffee aficionados.
Espresso-glazed donuts for the gourmands.
Blueberry scones for the traditionalists.
Protein breakfast muffins for the health-conscious.
And Sträva Craft Coffee to pair them with.
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Frosina A. Ivanovic is a content marketing specialist and writer. She’s passionate about quality coffee, travel, wellness, and digital marketing. You can connect with Frosina on LinkedIn or her website, Zhillmatic.