5 Healthy Recipes Using Antioxidant-Rich Coffee


Apart from just tasting good, coffee is also rich in antioxidants linked to reduced chances of developing cancer as well as cardiac, digestive and other diseases. Scientists are also becoming increasingly convinced that it may well be the combination of antioxidants and caffeine that is responsible for this.

Apart from just drinking it straight up, there are also other ways to get coffee in the diet. Below are five recipes that let you take advantage of the myriad of health benefits that coffee has to offer.

Chocolate-Espresso Waffles

In a bowl, combine one and half cups whole wheat pastry flour, one half-cup unsweetened cocoa, two teaspoons baking powder, one teaspoon baking soda, one cup milk, one half-cup brown sugar, two teaspoons espresso powder, three tablespoons light olive oil, three egg whites, one-eighth tablespoon salt and two tablespoons chocolate chips. Beat together than follow directions on your waffle iron to bake them.

Pumpernickel Bread

In small bowl, combine two packets yeast and stir into one half-cup warm water. Set aside. In large bowl, combine one cup mashed potatoes, one half-cup rolled oats, one cup rye flour, one half-cup stone-ground cornmeal, one-third cup wheat germ, one-third cup molasses, two teaspoons salt plus one teaspoon of instant coffee powder that has been added to two cups boiling water. Combine, then add yeast mixture. Knead dough and place in a large greased bowl and let rise for one to one and a half hours. Remove from bowl, divide dough in half and place in two large loaf pans. Let rise for approximately an hour, then bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.

Baked Beans

Combine one medium onion, two large garlic cloves, one cup ketchup, one half-cup chicken broth, one-fourth cup bourbon, one-fourth cup black coffee, one-fourth cup Dijon mustard, one tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, one half-cup brown sugar, one half-teaspoon pepper, one teaspoon salt, one teaspoon paprika, one cup diced ham and five 14.5 ounce cans of great northern beans. Place in pan, top with six strips of bacon and bake for one hour at 350 degrees.

Barbeque Beef Sandwiches

In a slow cooker, combine three-fourths cup brewed coffee, one-fourth cup tomato paste, one-fourth cup brown sugar, two tablespoons apple cider vinegar, one tablespoon corn starch, one tablespoon chili powder, one teaspoon salt, one half-teaspoon pepper, one cup sliced onion, two cups sliced green bell pepper, one half-cup raisins. Whisk these ingredients together, then add two beef eye round roasts (for a total of around three and three-quarters pounds) and cook on low for 8 to 9 hours. Remove beef and slice, then spoon sauce over it and serve on hamburger buns.

Espresso Brownies

Combine three-fourths cup flour, two teaspoons instant espresso powder, one-half teaspoon baking powder, one-fourth teaspoon salt, one cup sugar, two eggs, one-half teaspoon vanilla extract and two unsweetened chocolate squares that have been melted in one-third cup of butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. To make frosting, combine one-half cup chocolate chips melted into two tablespoons butter with one teaspoon instant coffee powder, two tablespoons cream and one-half cup powdered sugar. Spread over brownies when they have cooled.

These recipes are all delicious and will also provide your diet with even more antioxidant-rich java for you to enjoy!


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Christine has written articles on most health-related topics, including traditional medicine, alternative and naturopathic and natural treatments, wellness, medical marijuana, diets and fitness.