Coffee Bread

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Have your morning cup baked directly into your toast with this easy to make coffee bread recipe.

Delicately flavored and hearty, coffee bread works well with jelly and simple sandwiches.

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Light Coffee Flavor

There is definitely a coffee flavor to this bread but it won’t be as strong as a cup of coffee. Even if you add the optional, espresso powder, the flavor will still be more of a hint than an obvious coffee flavor.

The bitterness of coffee also completely disappears in this loaf meaning it should be safe to serve to even the certified coffee haters.

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Difficulty Level: Beginner

This is a very basic bread recipe. The only real difference is using warm milk & water as the liquid as opposed to warm water. Making it a great loaf for beginners to expand their skills.

More Intense Options

The color and flavor of the final loaves with completely depend on the strength of the coffee.

Use a strong cup of leftover coffee for milder flavor or punch up the flavor by adding some instant espresso powder to the mix.

An oblong loaf of coffee bread sitting on a floral cloth with a blue tin cup of black coffee in the background.

Freeze Extras

If you have a bunch of coffee leftover from the morning meal, make a double batch and freeze some for later.

Simply place cooked and cooled loaves into airtight bags and freeze.

Alternatively, slice the bread and freeze slices in airtight bags. Freezing slices allows you to just grab what you need instead of an entire loaf at one time.

Use up within 6 months for best flavor and to prevent freezer burn

Other Coffee Breads

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Yeasted Coffee Bread

Yield: 2 Small Loaves
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Rising Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Coffee bread is a simple, flavorful, and fragrant loaf of bread perfect for breakfast.


  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Coffee
  • 2 teaspoons Instant Espresso Powder, optional
  • 1 Tablespoon Dry, Active Yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 4 Cups Bread Flour


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the milk, coffee, and espresso powder. Heat just until warm about 110 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sugar and yeast. Pour the coffee mixture over the yeast and let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add 1 cup of flour and stir well. Add the salt and continue adding more flour until a dough begins to form.
  4. Turn the dough out to a floured board and knead until soft, elastic, and a bit shiny.
  5. Place the dough into an oiled bowl and turn to coat. Cover the bowl with a towel and let rise until doubled, about an hour.
  6. Grease a large baking sheet.
  7. Punch down the dough. Divide in half and form two small round loaves. Alternatively, form just one large loaf.
  8. Place the loaves on the greased baking sheet. Cover with a towel.
  9. Let rise about 30 minutes.
  10. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  11. Slash the top of the loaves with a lame or sharp razor blade.
  12. Bake the bread in the preheated oven until golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped. 2 small loaves should be done in about 35 minutes, 1 large loaf closer to 45 minutes.
  13. Remove from oven and baking sheet immediately to cool on wire racks.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

I try but cannot guarantee this nutritional information is 100% accurate.

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