6 of the Best Caffeinated Breakfast Foods You Can Make at Home

Looking for a way to add a little more pep to your step in the morning? A caffeinated breakfast may be just what the doctor ordered. Using brewed coffee, espresso, and instant powders, you can easily create an energizing meal that is guaranteed to get you up and moving. After preparing these breakfast cookies, marvelous muffins, and satisfying bars, you will be excited to hear your alarm go off in the morning. It’s time to kick start your day with these six caffeinated breakfast recipes.

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1. Caffeinated Breakfast Cookies

Perfect for mornings when you need a little extra pick-me-up, Healthy Food For Living’s recipe is a sweet and chewy breakfast delight. It contains brewed coffee and espresso powder, creating a morning meal that will instantly wake you up. The recipe yields fourteen large cookies.


  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • ½ cup neutral flavored vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup strongly brewed coffee, cooled
  • ¼ cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and instant espresso powder. In a large mixing bowl, combine oil, maple syrup, coffee, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth. Add dry ingredients to wet, and stir until combined. Scoop out ¼ cup portions of dough and roll into balls; place on prepared baking sheets and slightly flatten. Cookies will spread slightly. Bake for 12 minutes.

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2. Caffeinated Breakfast Loaf With Oatmeal Recipe

This Mother Earth News recipe is a great way to get your morning started right. It contains caffeine, in addition to healthy ingredients such as honey, eggs, and oats. This breakfast loaf pairs perfectly with peanut butter, and it can be made ahead for a quick on-the-go meal.


  • 1 cup coffee
  • 5 ⅓ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons yeast
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup oatmeal

Directions: In a small frying pan, combine ⅓ cup of flour and the coffee. On medium heat, slowly stir the mixture until there are no lumps of flour visible, and the mixture is thick enough to make small lines in. Remove the pan from the burner and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine the salt, yeast, and remainder of the flour. Make a hole/gully in the middle of the mixture. In a small/medium sized bowl, combine the wet ingredients and mix until everything is completely combined. Pour the wet mixture into the gully in the middle of the dry ingredients and mix everything until no dry flour is visible.

Once you can knead the dough, add the oatmeal slowly, folding it into the dough while kneading it. Once all of the ingredients are added, cover the dough and let it sit for about 45 minutes. When the dough has risen, divide it into thirds and roll out a piece on a baker’s mat or lightly floured counter. Then roll the dough into a tube shape using the same technique as you would rolling a rug. Let the dough sit in this shape for another 45-50 minutes. Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. When done, allow cooling time of 10-15 minutes. Slice, eat, and enjoy.

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3. Banana Nut Muffins

Waking up to these banana nut muffins will quickly put a smile on your face. Simply Recipes has created a delicious-tasting, caffeinated muffin that calls for bananas, walnuts, and espresso. The recipe yields twelve servings.


  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon espresso or strong coffee
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (toasted or raw)

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, espresso, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture, mixing in. Add the flour, mix until it is just incorporated. Fold in the chopped walnuts. Pour mixture into a prepared muffin tin. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool on a rack.

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4. Caffeinated Berry Breakfast Bar

Nutritious and energizing, AllRecipes.coms breakfast bars are a hearty and healthy way to start the day. The recipe yields twelve servings.


  • 1 (8 ounce) carton yogurt with berries
  • 1 ½ tablespoons instant coffee powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup chopped almonds
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened flaked coconut

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Stir yogurt, coffee powder, and vanilla together in a bowl until smooth. Fold oats into the yogurt mixture. Add flour, baking powder, and cinnamon; stir. Mix almonds and cranberries into the batter. Spread coconut onto a 9-by-13 baking dish. Bake coconut in oven until lightly toasted, about 4 minutes. Spread batter atop the coconut without stirring coconut into the batter. Bake until the batter is browned on top, 15 to 18 minutes. Cool on stove top before moving to refrigerator to chill. Once the bars are cooled down, flip them over so they won’t become too soggy. Cut into 12 bars.

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5. Chocolate Breakfast Muffins

Chocolate for breakfast will become a reality after you prepare King Arthur Flour‘s recipe. And thanks to the espresso powder found in these magnificent muffins, you’ll feel awake and ready to take on the day. It yields twelve servings.


  • ⅔ cup (2 ounces) Dutch-process cocoa
  • 2 cups (8 ½ ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cups (9 ⅜ ounces) light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon espresso powder, optional
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) chocolate chips
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup (6 ounces) milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • ½ cup (4 ounces, 1 stick) butter, melted, or ⅓ cup (2 ⅜ ounces) vegetable oil
  • Coarse white or pearl sugar, for topping (optional)

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a standard muffin pan with paper or silicone muffin cups, and grease the cups. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa, flour, sugar, baking powder, espresso powder, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips. Set aside. In a large measuring cup or medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and vinegar. Add the wet ingredients, along with the melted butter, to the dry ingredients, stirring to blend; there’s no need to beat these muffins, just make sure everything is well-combined.

Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin; the cups will be heaped with batter, and the muffin will bake into a “mushroom” shape. Sprinkle with pearl sugar, if desired. Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove the muffins from the oven, and after 5 minutes remove them from the pan, allowing them to cool for about 15 minutes on a rack before peeling off the muffin papers or silicone cups.

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6. Chocolate Cherry Coffee Granola Bars

Baking Serendipitys recipe creates a granola bar that is fruity, yet still rich with chocolaty flavor. You’ll use oats, flax seed, almonds, pecans, cherries, chocolate chips, instant coffee, and sweet seasonings to make these ultra-nutritious and tasty morning treats.


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • ¼ cup flax seed
  • ¾ cup whole raw almonds, halved
  • ¾ cup roasted, chopped pecans
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 packets instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 ½ tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter

Directions: Toast oats, flax seed, and almonds on a baking sheet in a preheated 350-degree Fahrenheit oven, stirring halfway. Meanwhile, combine dried cherries, instant coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar in a large bowl. Heat honey and butter in a small saucepan until butter has melted and honey has thinned. When oats, flax seed, and almonds have finished toasting, turn the oven temperature down to 300 degrees. Add oats, flaxseed, almonds, and honey/butter to the mixing bowl. Stir well. Press into a greased 7-by-11 baking dish and bake for 20 minutes. Let cool slightly and cut into squares. Wait until granola has cooled and set into bars before serving, at least an hour.

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