When it comes to classic flavor combinations, there’s nothing quite like coffee and chocolate. In fact, the duo is so wildly popular that there is even a Michelin Guide to the best chocolate and coffee pairings. So, what exactly is it about these two staples that make them a culinary match made in heaven?
While coffee can boost the flavor of cocoa, chocolate’s main ingredient, chocolate in return can give coffee a richer or sweeter taste depending on what type of chocolate is used. So, it’s truly a mutually beneficial flavor relationship. And, with so many different types of coffee flavors and chocolates available today, the options are practically limitless!
But, for those who are trying to stick to a healthy and balanced diet, today’s popular coffee and chocolate recipes tend to lean too much towards the indulgent side. That’s why we went to our own “test kitchens” to try out some healthier – but just as tasty – recipe options using Wildcrafter coffee. After some trial and error, we came out with an amazing recipe for Guilt-Free Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins that swaps out some of the less healthy ingredients and is easy to make at home.
Some recipe notes: