6 Caffeinated Holiday Brunch Recipes

Coffee is a must have with brunch. Here are 6 caffeinated holiday brunch recipes that are sure to help you step up your brunch game!

Here are 6 caffeinated recipes that are sure to help you step up your brunch game this holiday season!

1. Coffee Coffee Cake

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Photo by Macheesmo

Those of you who are unfamiliar with coffee cake may be surprised to find that there is absolutely no actual coffee in a coffee cake. Eating a coffee cake with no coffee in it is just plain confusing, but we found a recipe that delivers on the coffee part. This cake is crumbly and sweet with a cup of your favorite brewed coffee in the cake itself as well as a coffee glaze to pour over top.

2. Coffee Lovers Chocolate Cake Donuts

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Photo by Baker by Nature

Coffee and donuts are a perfect pairing but this recipe takes it one step further by putting coffee IN the donuts. The chocolate cake donut is rich and chocolaty with a subtle coffee flavor. Even better, the donuts are then dipped in a coffee glaze, which gives a strong kick of that wonderful coffee flavor. These sweet treats are sure to be a hit at your next brunch!

3. Maple and Coffee Glazed Bacon

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Photo by The WorkTop

This recipe has taken one of the best foods ever and made it even more mouthwatering using coffee. The bacon is glazed with a mixture of espresso and maple syrup: creating the perfect balance of sweet, smokey, salty, and meaty. This is definitely a brunch recipe that will impress at your guests.

4. Coffee Infused WAFFLES

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Photo by Sweet as a Cookie

This waffle recipe introduces a unique way to use coffee by adding a cup of strong brewed coffee to the batter. Adding coffee gives the waffles an amazing flavor and aroma. Waffles are a great brunch idea, and you can even make these waffles savory by adding bacon into the mix.

5. Coffee Pancakes

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A warm stack of pancakes is the perfect brunch accompaniment! These pancakes are super soft and fluffy, but they are not your average stack of flapjacks. A cooled cup of your favorite coffee is added to the batter to give it a delicious yet subtle coffee flavor. If you are a lover of experimenting with different fruits, nuts, or other ingredients in your pancakes then you must give coffee a try for your next batch.

6. Mexican Coffee Cocktail

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Photo by Cooking With Curls

Brunch is great for many reasons, but one of the top reasons is that it’s always okay to have a cocktail with brunch. In order to enjoy an alcoholic beverage while still getting that cup of coffee we crave in the morning, we found a recipe that gives you the best of both worlds. One of the best liqueurs to pair with coffee is Kahlua and this recipe takes a cup of brewed coffee and kicks it up a notch with a shot of Kahlua and a half a shot of tequila. This coffee cocktail is then topped with whipped cream and a pinch of cinnamon. This is the perfect boozy cocktail for a crowd.

We hope you enjoy cooking with coffee for your brunch guests this holiday season! Let us know which recipes you choose and what your guests think of these creative coffee-filled recipes. For more coffee recipe ideas, be sure to check out our “Cooking with Coffee Recipes” Pinterest board here!

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