Like many, I’m getting ready to do a little holiday baking. Desserts are not my forte, but I do like to indulge in the occasional treat. That being said, I really do not want to spend money on pricey, seldom used ingredients like Espresso Powder. So with a little research, I learned how to make a small amount at home that cost me ZERO$$$! That’s right, the only ingredient needed are spent coffee grounds.
So get your morning coffee brewing and let’s get started.
- used coffee grounds
Brew coffee and reserve the grounds. Let them drain for a bit, then spread the grounds in an even layer onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake the grounds for 1 hour at 250º, then turn off the oven and leave the pan in for another 2 hours. The grounds should be very dry to the touch.
Transfer the grounds to a coffee grinder and process into a fine powder.
Store in an air tight container, I used a small Ball jar.
Use in recipes that call for espresso powder.
Notes ♪♫ I’m a New England girl, and we love our Dunkin Donuts coffee! That’s what I used in this post, of course you can use real espresso or any roast you prefer.