|March 24, 2022

33 Delectable Recipes That Taste Better With Coffee

By Rebecca Paredes
Reviewed for Scientific Accuracy

33 Delectable Recipes That Taste 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]

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.

Breakfast pastries

Chocolate cinnamon keto donuts

Scones and donuts are made for dunking, but most options in the bakery display case are packed with sugar and refined flour. These recipes give you the perfect morning treat without the sugar crash. Dunkable donuts and scones pair well with the smooth, chocolatey notes of Bulletproof French Kick Whole Bean Coffee.

Chocolate Cinnamon Keto Donuts

Skip the carb overload with these keto donuts. They’re made with green banana flour, which won’t spike your blood sugar, and feature a sweetly satisfying coconut icing. Did we mention that these keto donuts are paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, sugar-free and grain-free?

Lemon Ginger Low-Carb Donuts

Kickstart your day with these tart, spicy donuts. With a taste similar to lemon ginger tea, every bite pairs well with a cup of coffee or bowl of Keto Noatmeal. Don’t skip the ginger-infused coconut butter glaze—it’s (literally) the icing on the cake.

Paleo Pumpkin Scones

These delectable paleo pumpkin scones are a great way to enjoy a breakfast treat without the early-morning sugar crash. They’re made with fresh pumpkin, which is a satisfying source of soluble fiber. That’s good news for your gut health and better news for your taste buds. Best of all, they take 10 minutes to make.

Currant Meyer Lemon Scones

Currant meets the natural sweetness of Meyer lemon in this paleo-friendly, egg-free recipe. These scones are the perfect balance of tart and sweet, and you can customize the add-ins to your taste. If currants aren’t your jam, try blueberries, cranberries or even high-quality dark chocolate.

Bars and bites

An overhead photo of Bulletproof no-bake protein brownie bites

These bars and bites are a quick, easy and satisfyingly sweet source of energy, running the gamut from citrusy lemon bars to sweet cinnamon protein balls. They’re great at home or on-the-go. For a travel-friendly coffee that keeps up with you, reach for a can of Bulletproof Unsweetened Cold Brew Black.

No-Bake Protein Brownie Bites

These No-Bake Protein Brownie Bites are both sweet and sensible. They’re keto-friendly, gluten-free and a delectable way to satisfy your chocolate cravings. Take them to the next level with your favorite toppings, like shredded coconut or a drizzle of dark chocolate.

Keto Lemon Bars

Treat yourself to deliciously decadent keto lemon bars that are low-carb and grain-free. They’re also quick and easy to make with minimal ingredients. Almond meal, salt, xylitol or erythritol, lemon and eggs come together to create a bar that’s perfectly balanced between sweet and tart.

Keto Rocky Road Bars

Quality fats meet nourishing collagen with these chewy and satisfying Keto Rocky Road bars. While this recipe keeps the mix-ins simple, you can customize it with all kinds of extras like shredded unsweetened coconut, raw nuts or even crumbled keto chocolate chip cookies.

No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Bliss Balls

It only takes six ingredients to make these snackable No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Bliss Balls. With quality fats like cashews, coconut and Bulletproof Brain Octane C8 MCT Oil, this sweetly satisfying snack can be enjoyed anytime.

Swirled Keto Peppermint Bark

With creamy, melt-in-your mouth layers of dark and white chocolates, this Swirled Keto Peppermint Bark is sure to please. It all comes together in under an hour, so you can easily bring the holidays home anytime of year.

Keto S’mores

Bring the outdoors, indoors with decadent Keto S’mores. This macro-friendly recipe combines quality ingredients like coconut flour, ghee and xylitol to create ooey, gooey, lick-your-fingers s’mores that’ll make you think of campfires and cookouts.


A close up of keto-friendly dark-chocolate trail mix bites

The rich, sweet smoothness of chocolate paired with a bold cup of Bulletproof Mentalist Whole Bean 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.

Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Bites

Sweet and savory, these zero sugar Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Bites are sure to make your taste buds tingle. Customize your bites by making them with your favorite high-quality dark chocolate bar.

Low-Carb Chocolate Candies

These sugar-free Low-Carb Chocolate Candies are made with quality ingredients like cacao butter, coconut oil and low-glycemic sweeteners. Now, you can enjoy a clean alternative that reminds you of store-bought candy, but tastes—dare we say it—even better.

Chocolate-Covered Bacon

Sometimes, the most unexpected pair creates the best combination. This recipe is one of them. Whether you enjoy it as a dessert or a snack, Chocolate-Covered Bacon is salty, sweet, crunchy and shockingly good.

Sugar-Free Chocolate Coffee Truffles

Whip up a creamy, sweet and sugar-free treat that doesn’t compromise on flavor with these Sugar-Free Chocolate Coffee Truffles. Made with quality fats, you’ll satisfy those chocolate cravings while enjoying these decadent chocolates.

Keto Fudge Three Ways

Made with only six ingredients, this keto-friendly fudge recipe gives you a mouthwatering treat, but keeps the carbs (and sugar) low. Enjoy this fudge recipe three ways: vanilla, chocolate and turmeric.


Breakfast cookies

Thanks to alternative flours and quality fats like avocado and Bulletproof Grass-Fed Ghee, these cookies are as satisfying as they are delicious. For an extra special treat, pair your cookies with a cup of Bulletproof Original Ground Coffee. Its smooth, cocoa-hazelnut finish is the perfect complement to the sweet, buttery bite of these paleo and keto cookie recipes.

Collagen Breakfast Cookies

Power your day with one of these nutritious Collagen Breakfast Cookies. This recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and low-carb. Hit your macros, and have a cookie for breakfast. Win-win.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies

These Paleo Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies have a crisp exterior and a soft, chewy bite. When you’re in the mood for something sweet, treat yourself to one of these gluten-free, grain-free cookies.

Keto White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Chewy, creamy and tart—that’s the best way to describe these Keto White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies. These treats are fantastic fresh out of the oven, and if you make a big batch, rest assured: They store well. (Don’t be surprised if they disappear off the counter, though.)

Paleo Keto Shortbread Cookies

One thing is for sure: Paleo Keto Shortbread Cookies aren’t short on flavor. These light, buttery cookies require few ingredients and take just about eight minutes to cook. Although this recipe includes a chocolate glaze, these cookies are also a blank canvas to customize as you please.

Paleo Mexican Wedding Cake Cookies

Treat your taste buds with these mouthwatering Paleo Mexican Wedding Cake Cookies. These buttery cookies cut the sugar and processed flour, without sacrificing flavor. Heads up: They’re particularly great when dunked into a hot beverage.

Keto Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ever had a chocolate chip cookie that makes you feel energized, not sluggish? Add this Keto Protein Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe to your must-make list. These cookies take about as much time to make as conventional recipes, while providing quality fats and restorative collagen protein.

Keto Brookies

Can’t decide between a cookie or brownie for dessert? We’ve got good news: You can have both with these mouthwatering Keto Brookies. This recipe uses simple ingredients to create that decadent brookie flavor, all while staying paleo, gluten-free and grain-free.

Related: 5 Surprising Benefits of Ghee, Your New Favorite Pantry Staple

Cakes and muffins

Keto coffee cake made with Bulletproof ingredients

These satisfying recipes are made with no added sugar so you can have your cake and eat it, too. No matter when you take your coffee break, these treats pair perfectly with a cup of espresso. We like Bulletproof The Mentalist Espresso Pods.

Keto Coffee Cake 

Looking for a gluten-free, low-carb treat to enjoy in the morning? If yes, this Keto Coffee Cake recipe is perfect for you. This delectable cake keeps the macros in check so you can treat yourself while staying on track with your goals.

The Perfect Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Zucchini and chocolate? Turns out, these ingredients work together harmoniously. Zucchini adds the perfect blend of moisture and fiber to this picture-perfect dessert. You won’t taste the veggies—just a rich, chocolaty piece of cake.

Keto Tres Leches Cake

Tantalize your taste buds while keeping the sugar low with this decadent Keto Tres Leches Cake. Your sweet tooth need not worry: Although this may be a healthy tres leches, it still has the signature flavors and unmistakable mouthfeel of one made in abuela’s kitchen.

No-Bake Berry Cheesecake

Shut your oven off—you won’t need it for this creamy, gluten-free, low-carb No-Bake Berry Cheesecake. Thanks to its crowd-pleasing flavor, this recipe is perfect for ketogenic dieters and cheesecake-lovers alike.

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins With Collagen Protein

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins With Collagen Protein are satisfying, perfectly sweet and oh-so-soft. They’re perfect for a quick snack or dessert, but heads up: You’ll want to make a double batch of these muffins and freeze them for later. They’ll disappear in no time!

Keto Cranberry Orange Muffins

Tart and tangy, these Keto Cranberry Orange Muffins are sure to satisfy your stomach and make your taste buds happy. Top them with icing or a crumble topping if you like, or leave them plain—these delectable muffins are so good, they taste like they don’t need a single embellishment.

Carrot Cake Collagen Muffins With Cashew Icing

These muffins are sweet, perfectly moist and full of flavorful spices, including cinnamon and ginger. They taste exactly like carrot cake, but they’re also paleo, gluten-free, grain-free and made with no added sugar.

Savory snacks

Bacon and zucchini muffins on cutting board

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. Balance out the savory with a sip of sweet and energizing Bulletproof Vanilla Cold Brew Latte.

Keto Bacon and Zucchini Muffins

These protein-packed, veggie-filled Paleo Keto Bacon and Zucchini Muffins are the perfect savory breakfast. Made with chunks of bacon and the perfect blend of spices, even those not following a strict diet can enjoy these tender and flavorful muffins.

Paleo Coconut Flour Bread

Free from nuts and low in carbs, this Paleo Coconut Flour Bread recipe is simple to make. It uses minimal ingredients, and best of all, it tastes great. This bread is best toasted or fried in butter or ghee until golden brown and crispy. Finish it with a sprinkle of salt.

Paleo Homemade Biscuits

These Paleo Homemade Biscuits are beyond easy to prepare and pair well with gravy. These biscuits are 100% Bulletproof and 100% delicious, so you’ll know you’re staying on track while you’re making (and devouring) every last bite.

Paleo Herb and Almond Flour Crackers

These crunchy Paleo Herb and Almond Flour Crackers will change your snack game. You can serve them up all by themselves, or dress them up with savory herbs or sweet toppings.

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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