I’ve found a way to satisfy my French toast cravings without all that guilt! This coffee is creamy and delicious with a beautiful frothy top. It also happens to be a great way to consume the healthy fats that my body needs. I like it even better than Starbucks and it’s a whole lot healthier! This little recipe is inspired by Nourishing Minimalism’s Hot Buttered Coffee.
10-12 ounces strong coffee
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
2 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)
1/8 – 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract (I don’t measure, just splash a little in)
Place all ingredients into the blender and blend on high for 20-30 seconds. Makes one serving.
A few tips:
* Be sure to pop open the vent on the blender lid! Blending HOT liquid can cause the lid to fly off and may cause burns if not vented.
* Use a cookie scoop to measure the butter, oil, and syrup! This scoop
is one tablespoon, and this scoop is two tablespoons. Perfect! Set the scoop inside the blender when you pour in the hot coffee and the scoop will come out clean! (The hot coffee melts off the butter & syrup!)
* A word on cinnamon… cinnamon turns into gelatinous slime if it sits too long in liquid. If you plan to drink your coffee quickly, the cinnamon is a great addition. If you plan to put it in a travel mug and sip it slowly over a few hours time, leave it out. Trust me on this one… 😉
* Honey can be substituted for the maple syrup. It won’t be as french-toast-y, but still good.
* You can use all butter, all coconut oil, or any ratio you like! I like this combination the best. Please do not try to substitute any other oils or margarine!! Ick!
There is a lot of fat in this recipe. If you are not used to consuming this much fat in one sitting, you can use less and gradually work your way up. The saturated fat found in coconut oil and butter is super food! Your body needs saturated fat to function optimally. So don’t shy away from the fat!