We’ve talked before about what to do with used coffee grounds. We found a few recipes on Livestrong.com that had some good ideas. We didn’t seem too crazy with the idea of the first one called “Spent Coffee and Salt Baked Heirloom Carrots” but there were some others that we might like to try.
You can use coffee grounds in “Red-Eye Gravy” by adding used coffee grounds to bacon grease. Another idea which sounds totally good is to add a tablespoon to overnight oats along with the chia – it would be fun to figure out which spots are chia and which are grounds!
Another totally good sounding idea is to add about 1/3 cup to brownie batter. One last idea they gave was to add it to marinade for beef or pork recipes. Add the grounds to cacao nibs, vinegar, honey, and basil. Sounds very different but might be really good.
A newish coffee drink making the news these days is a frothy whipped coffee called dalgona coffee. This coffee drink seems to have viral in Korea during the Covid-19 quarantines.
You roughly need about 2 Tbs instant coffee, 2 Tbs sugar, and 2 Tbs hot water. You mix them together in a bowl and whip with a whisk (or beat with beaters) until thick and creamy. It is helpful if you have an electric whisk because it can take a while to get the right thick whipped consistency. The reason to use instant coffee is because it dissolves.
To make the drink, pour milk into a glass over ice cubes about 3/4 of the way and then top with the frothed coffee.
Need to amp up your morning routine? Try a Peanut Butter Coffee Smoothie. Some coffee shops are starting to add peanut butter or peanut butter powder to their coffee. You can whip up a smoothie for breakfast that not just your plain old coffee.
The ingredients also have a lot of healthy items in it. Besides brewed coffee, there is a banana, Greek yogurt, peanut butter, peanut butter powder, cocoa powder, oats, milk. You can add healthy seeds such as chia or fruit or granola on top. The recipe calls for brewed coffee, cooled, however, it could probably be made with cold brew as well.