41 Recipes for Snacks That Taste Even Better With Coffee

41 Recipes for Snacks That Taste Even Better With Coffee

Have you ever noticed that coffee makes sweets taste sweeter and bitter foods taste better? That’s because the bitter characteristics of coffee can actually make your taste buds more sensitive to sweetness, according to a study out of Aarhus University.[1]

Of course, grabbing a treat at your local coffee shop looks a little different right now. If you prefer to have a smile bite with your coffee, you’ll love this roundup of healthful recipes for snacks that go with coffee. Each delicious recipe is gluten-free and largely dairy-free (minus the occasional tablespoon of butter or ghee) and can be adapted to fit into keto, paleo or vegan lifestyles.

Snacks that go perfectly with coffee

Scones and donuts

Paleo pumpkin scones with chocolate drizzle

Scones and donuts are made for dunking, but most options in the bakery display case are packed with sugar and refined flour. Pair your coffee with one of these recipes for a delectable treat without the sugar crash.

Bars and bites

Cafe Latte bar on white desk

These bars and bites run the gamut from citrusy lemon bars to sweet cinnamon protein balls. If you want a snack that tastes like a creamy latte without having to lift a finger in the kitchen, try a delicious Café Latte Collagen Protein Bar.


Plate with dark chocolate and mixed berry clusters

The rich, sweet smoothness of chocolate paired with a bold cup of coffee — that’s a perfect match. Even better, chocolate and coffee are both antioxidant-rich superfoods. These chocolate recipes taste as sweet as they look, without any added sugar.


This low-carb Mexican wedding cakes recipe makes pillowy, buttery-soft shortbread cookies -- all with paleo-friendly ingredients.

Thanks to alternative flours and quality fats like avocado and Grass-Fed Ghee, these cookies are as satisfying as they are delicious. Heads up: If you’ve never baked with ghee before, you’re in for a treat. Learn more about the benefits of ghee.

Muffins, cakes and breads

Paleo pumpkin muffins on copper rack

No matter when you take your coffee break, these treats pair perfectly with a creamy cup of Bulletproof Coffee (or tea, black coffee or your beverage of choice). They’re made with no added sugar so you can have your cake and eat it, too.

Savory snacks

Loaf of paleo coconut flour bread

These snacks are made for those moments when you want to enjoy your coffee with a simple slice of toasted bread and a schmear of butter. We’ve got you covered with nourishing, gluten-free recipes that still fit your macros.

Few things are quite as satisfying as a treat with your afternoon coffee or tea. Think: cake and coffee, biscuits and tea, chocolate and espresso. Whip up one of these recipes and enjoy them with your favorite brew. For more ideas, check out 25 Keto Coffee Recipes to Keep You Happy and Laser-Focused.

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