Growing bodies of research shows that coffee drinkers verse those non-coffee drinkers are less likely to have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and dementia.  That’s only the beginning of some of the health benefits of coffee.  Good news for those of us coffee addicts!  If you’re not a coffee drinker though, there are other ways that you can still reap the benefits.  Read below for 10 must-try coffee recipes that are not only yummy but can be healthy for you too!

Spiced Coffee: If you don’t necessarily love the taste of coffee, this one is for you.  The mixture of cinnamon and chocolate create both a spicy and sweet combination that is to die for! (via Taste Of Home)


Coffee Braised Short Ribs: You don’t normally think of coffee being used this way but it creates fall-off-the bone ribs! These are drool-worthy to say the least. (via Food Network)


Coffee Angel Food Cake: Who doesn’t love a good angel food cake?  This recipe is so easy to make that you won’t miss the box mix! (via Food Network)


Coffee Cake Muffins: These are good with or without the glaze. You can also use almond milk instead of regular milk for a skinny swap. Either way, these are beyond good. (via Taste Of Home) (photo credit)


Cool ‘n Creamy Coffee Freeze: Using low-fat or fat-free whipped topping and pudding lowers the calorie count, but even if you choose to use the real thing, this tasty treat is only 170 calories per serving! (via Kraft Food)


Orange Spiced Coffee:  This drink makes me think of cold winter evenings. You can serve it warm or cold, but if you choose cold, it’s recommended that you chill it up to 24 hours and serve over ice. (via BHG)

Iced Coffee

Iced Coffee: This recipe will keep you from missing your daily Starbucks fix. It’s easy to make, budget-friendly, and only 80 calories per serving. (via Taste Of Home)


Black Bean Soup: We love a good black bean soup, and coffee adds a little woodsy feel. Serve it over some brown rice or quinoa and top it off with a dollop of non-fat Greek yogurt. (via Eating well)


Mocha Ice Pops:  The perfect 54-calorie treat on a hot day! Instead of half and half, add some almond milk and enjoy! (via Eating well)


Chocolate Banana Soufflés: Chocolate, bananas, coffee and only 176 calories?  We’ve died and gone to heaven. (via Eating well)

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