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41 Best Paleo Recipes Using Coffee (Dairy Free)

Ah, coffee. Many of us have a love-hate relationship with the beast of coffee—addictive but so good, useful for energy, and full of antioxidants. So how do we use the powers of coffee for good? How do we use it paleo-style? Try these paleo coffee recipes for drinks, dessert, grilling seasoning mixtures, and more. You’re sure to get your coffee fix using these recipes.

Try one of these genius paleo-friendly recipes made with coffee. Chock full of antioxidants and that deep coffee flavor you love.


1. Maple Clove Butter Coffee
While a coffee habit can easily get out of hand, a bit of joe every now and then can actually be good for you with lots of antioxidants. It’s all about how you take your coffee. Try this version with coconut oil, ghee or grassfed butter, maple syrup, and ground cloves.


Coffee Chia Smoothie Bowl
Photo: Kiipfit

2. Coffee Chia Smoothie Bowl
This smoothie is naturally sweet with banana, vanilla powder, and toppings like peaches, strawberries, hemp seeds, slivered almonds, and maple syrup. The almond milk and coffee powder makes this treat taste almost like a healthy bowl of coffee ice cream, without the dairy and sugar.


How to Do Delicious Whole30 Compliant Coffee
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3. How to Do Delicious Whole30 Compliant Coffee
Do you need some tips on how to make your coffee taste good while you’re doing a Whole30? Try these tricks on brewing methods, flavor enhancers, and starting with a good, high-quality coffee to make sure you’re getting the best flavors possible.


4. Almond Butter Espresso Bars
These almond butter espresso bars are chocolaty, fudgy, and full of chocolate flavor but fully paleo-friendly. And they only take 20 minutes to make! The base is almond flour and coconut sugar and they’re studded with silky, melty dark chocolate chips.


5. Dirty Chai Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
Do you feel a little sluggish in the afternoon? A healthy snack is a smart choice, but you could also consider munching on a few of these during that part of your workday, or saving them for a treat. They have such a delicious chocolate chai coating.


Perfect Homemade Iced Coffee
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6. Perfect Homemade Iced Coffee
Cold-brew coffee is known to be much less acidic than its hot-brewed counterpart, and that can be easier on your body. For a hot day, this cold-brew iced coffee is a delicious treat you can serve with a touch of coconut sugar and some coconut milk if you need it creamy.


7. Mocha Almond Fudge
For loves of coffee and chocolate, mocha is pure magic, and it’s absolutely divine in the form of this taste paleo-friendly fudge made with smooth almond butter, coconut oil, coconut sugar, almond extract, chocolate chips, instant coffee, nuts, and sea salt.


8. Zoolander Paleo Orange Mocha Frappuccino
This Zoolander movie-inspired drink is full of the fun flavor combination of orange, coffee, and chocolate. Since its sweetened with a touch of maple syrup and a banana (which also adds bulk and creaminess to the base), it’s a treat you don’t have to feel guilty about. Top with whipped coconut cream and orange zest!


9. Turkish Coffee Flourless Chocolate Cake
To convert this amazingly delicious and beautiful chocolate cake into a paleo recipe, all you have to do is replace the sugar with pure coconut sugar. The instant espresso or finely ground coffee in this recipe enhances the chocolate flavor, along with vanilla and a bit of cardamom spice.


Vegan Malawi Coffee Ice Cream With Salted Caramel Swirl
Photo: The Little Plantation

10. Vegan Malawi Coffee Ice Cream With Salted Caramel Swirl
Coffee ice cream is a true treat. This recipe is pretty cool as its completely vegan as well as paleo, and has a secret ingredient—sweet potatoes! You won’t even be able to tell they’re in there behind the Malawi coffee, cashews, dates, vanilla, maple syrup, and more.


11. Healthy Homemade Smoky BBQ Coffee Rub
Ever thought about putting coffee on your BBQ dishes? This gourmet trick will make your grilled meats so tasty and fancy, you’ll want to have it every night. This rub is made from freshly ground coffee beans, coconut sugar, smoked paprika, salt flakes, garlic power, onion powder, and paprika.


12. Espresso Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Espresso in cookies? You bet. These are totally delicious and watch out—super addictive. Almond flour is the base, along with coconut sugar, butter, bittersweet chocolate, chocolate chunks, shredded coconut, dried cherries, pecans, and espresso beans. They’re loaded!


13. Caramel Lattie Smoothie
A million times better than Starbucks, baby. You’re going to love this one. This sweet smoothie is made with creamed cashews, brewed coffee, almond milk, pitted dates, homemade caramel sauce (recipe included), and ice. That’s it! It’s dangerously simple.


Sweet Potato Spice Latte
Photo: An Edible Mosaic

14. Sweet Potato Spice Latte
Speaking of sweet potatoes, this latte lets the flavor be the star, combined with brewed hot coffee. Coconut sugar is your sweetener here, while pumpkin pie spice mix adds the delicious warming flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and more.


15. Butterscotch Coffee
With the option of making this drink boozy or leaving the alcohol out, this is a unique drink with a butterscotch flavor, made from brewed hot coffee, grass-fed raw butter, maple syrup, a pinch of salt, and some collagen peptides to add extra nutrients.


16. Healthy 1 Minute Tiramisu Cake
Love mug cakes? Try this paleo-friendly tiramisu cake with espresso powder, cocoa powder, almond and coconut flours, sea salt, coconut milk, egg white, vanilla extract, and stevia or coconut sugar. You can make it in the microwave, but there’s an oven version as well.


17. Paleo Salted Caramel Frappe
This simple drink is made with frozen bananas, brewed coffee, almond milk (any brand or homemade), vanilla, and salted caramel. It’s easy to whip up in the afternoon when you just feel like you need a creamy treat to perk you up.


Coffee Smoothie
Photo: Real Simple Good

18. Coffee Smoothie
If it’s summer time, why not enjoy your morning coffee in smoothie form with healthy fats like almond butter, and frozen banana as a creamy natural sweetener? The cocoa powder is optional but would make it an awesome mocha smoothie.


19. Chocolate Marbled Java Bundt Cake and Cashew Espresso Glaze
You need this cake. You need it for your birthday, for holidays, for the weekend. It’s that good, and it happens to be packed with two whole cups of zucchini! But you can’t taste it. You just end up with moist, coffee-and-chocolate flavored delicious cake.


20. Caramel Vanilla Coffee Creamer
This recipe doesn’t have coffee in it, but since many of us like something creamy IN our coffee, I thought I’d include it. The base is a mixture of almond and coconut milk for a more neutral flavor, and the additions are vanilla, and coconut sugar to make it sweet.


21. Paleo Mocha Frappe
This creamy treat is paleo-friendly and made a few different ways with maple syrup, vanilla extract, chocolate coconut milk ice cream, cold brewed coffee, coconut cream, and other goodies. It has a chocolaty coffee flavor that you can’t get enough of.


Slow Smoked Beef Ribs
Photo: The Paleo Fix

22. Slow Smoked Beef Ribs
With a rub made from ground coffee, black pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and sea salt, these delicious ribs practically melt off the bone. They’re tender and juicy with a gourmet flavor you’ll love, and that’s so easy to do.


23. Cinnamon Roll Iced Latte
Got a cinnamon roll craving? This recipe might help curb it, with coconut milk ice cubes, almond milk, chilled coffee, cinnamon, honey, vanilla, and a dash of cocoa. It may not be the same as a big sugary Cinnabon, but it has a yummy cinnamon roll flavor!


24. Coconut Coffee Ice Cream Pops
This beautiful layered ice pops have a tropical coconut flavor with coconut milk, and toasted coconut shavings, along with the sweetness of maple and vanilla with hazelnut coffee. The chopped hazelnuts add a gourmet flavor and these pops are sure to keep you cool on a hot day.


25. Paleo Espresso Macaroon Muffins
These are burst-of-energy muffins with a fantastic espresso flavor and hints of coconut. Make them with shredded coconut, coconut oil, vanilla, ground coffee or espresso, coconut sugar, egg whites, almond meal and other flours, coconut cream, sea salt, and coffee extract.


Coffee Cacao Nib Ice Cream
Photo: Crave the Good

26. Coffee Cacao Nib Ice Cream
Ice cream is definitely my favorite treat, so I’m always getting excited about new ideas to try. I love the amazingly flavor of this coffee ice cream with cacao nibs to add a hint of sophisticated chocolate flavor. Coconut milk makes the best creamy dairy-free ice cream!


27. 3 Ingredient Salted Caramel Frappucino
This is the easiest frappucino you will ever make. it needs only three ingredients: brewed coffee, milk of choice (I’d use almond milk), and Koco salted caramel powder. There’s a substitution note if you can’t find that salted caramel powder.


28. Skirt Steaks With Fresh Mango Salsa
This coffee-spiced skirt steak dish is made with chili powder, paprika, and lime juice and served with a juicy and sweet fresh mango salsa using bell peppers, red onion, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, and packed cilantro leaves. Tasty and so easy!


29. Cold Brew Coffee and How to Make it Easily
This instructional will teach you how to make cold brew coffee this easy way, which is much easier on your body than traditionally brewed coffee. And it’s incredibly easy! If you enjoy reading the science behind it, there’s some of that, too.


Coconut Mint Iced Mocha
Photo: Vitamin Sunshine

30. Coconut Mint Iced Mocha
This is a really wonderful flavor combination, with instant coffee, peppermint extract, and raw cocoa powder sweetened with dates and made creamy with coconut milk. It’s the perfect refreshing iced coffee on a summer afternoon.


31. Paleo Iced Caramel Macchiato
This four ingredient iced drink is so easy to make, you’ll never feel the need to go buy one again. You’ll need some homemade coconut caramel, but there’s a recipe for that included. Grab your caramel plus cold brewed coffee, almond milk, and ice, and you’re ready to go!


32. Coffee and Cacao Chia Seed Pudding
If you love chia seed pudding, grab your ingredients and meet me in the kitchen, because you’re going to love this version with chocolate and coffee. You’ll need strong brewed coffee, almond milk, chia seeds, cacao powder, and raw honey or maple.


33. Paleo Opera Cake
This beautiful layered cake has a lot of steps, but it’s totally worth it for special occasions. This blogger will walk you through the steps to making the cake, the chocolate ganaché, the coffee buttercream, the coffee syrup, and the final chocolate glaze.


Skinny Mocha Frappuccino
Photo: Healthy Sweet Eats

34. Skinny Mocha Frappuccino
This version of the drink is a Starbucks copycat that tastes a lot like the one you’re used to, only better and healthier. You’ll need strong black coffee, full-fat coconut milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, pure vanilla extract, stevia, and ice. Sugar free!


35. Healthy Coffee Protein Muffins
Made with an almond meal base and a paleo protein powder if your choice, these protein-rich muffins have an awesome coffee flavor to get you going in the morning. To make them fully paleo, replace the plain Greeky yogurt with coconut yogurt.


36. Hazelnut Coffee Energy Bites
Made easy with hazelnuts, medjool dates, cacao powder, chocolate chips, and coffee extract, these deliciously flavored little truffles are a great afternoon pick-me up. They’d also make a lovey gift for coffee-loving friends and family, so get to making some!


37. Coconut Mocha Chia Pudding
This easy chia pudding is made with coconut milk for a creamy and tropical flavor base, along with strong brewed coffee or espresso shots, raw cacao powder, raw honey, and chia seeds. It’s a simple recipe with a fantastic taste—perfect for breakfast or dessert!


Coffee Date Coffee Cake
Photo: Mangia

38. Coffee Date Coffee Cake
This coffee cake isn’t just for eating WITH your coffee, it has actual coffee baked right into it. It’s sweetened with lots of dates, which also add a fudgy moisture. Cinnamon, vanilla, walnut butter, and ground coffee make a really delicious coffee cake flavor.


39. Espresso Fudge Protein Butter
This protein butter is delicious and perfect for drizzling on just about anything sweet from muffins to coffee cake to homemade paleo-friendly ice cream. You’ll need almonds, hemp protein powder, cacao butter, finely ground coffee beans, and a few other ingredients.


40. Easy Almond Milk Cappuccino
Want to learn how to make your own yummy cappuccino at home, healthy and paleo style? Try this recipe using shots of espresso or strong coffee, unsweetened almond milk, coconut sugar, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a milk frother (or your blender).


41. Maple and Coffee Glazed Bacon
You’re going to love me for sharing this recipe. With thick-cut smoked bacon, a shot of espresso, maple syrup, and coconut sugar (to replace the dark brown sugar) you can be on your way to a fabulous homemade candied bacon with all your favorite flavors.

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