20 Delicious Coffee Morning Recipes & #TheFoodCalendar September 2016

It’s time to let you know what’s in The Food Calendar for September. I’m struggling to believe we’re already into September, my boys will be back at school next week (or starting school for Josh!) and I feel as though I’ve not done half of the things I planned to do during the summer holidays. That said anyone taking a look at my Instagram Stories will have noticed we’ve managedย plenty of trips to the beach and our local park for picnics so I feel we really made the most of the sunshine.

UK food days, weeks and months in The Food Calendar for September 2016

One of the things I look forward to in the Autumn term is the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning (this year it’s on the 30th September), it’s the perfect excuse to bake a cake and catch up with some of the parents and grandparents from school over a cup of tea. If you’re going along to one (or any other coffee morning/bake sale for that matter) and you’re not sure what to make then here’s some delicious recipe inspiration for you.

20 delicious coffee morning recipe ideas

Coffee Morning Recipes

Each month I run a linky for events in the calendar where other bloggers come and share their recipes, these coffee morning recipe ideas are some of my favourites that have been sharedย over theย past year and a half (plus a few others from around the web). There’s absolutely loads of events in the calendar this September so make sure you head down the page to take a look and see what recipes have been shared this month (and if you’re a food blogger than make sure you come and join in ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

Vegan Blackberry & Apple Scones from The Peachicks Bakery

Cornish Splits with Jam & Clotted Cream from Jam & Clotted Cream

Vegan & Gluten-Free Mini Chocolate Cakes from The Gluten Free Alchemist

Marzipan & Cherry Cake from Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen

Strawberry Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream from The Baking Explorer

Coffee & Walnut Cupcakes from Easy Peasy Foodie

Caramel Macchiato Cupcakes from Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen

Chocolate Orange Marbled Cupcakes from Only Crumbs Remain

Eton Mess Cupcakes from Caroline Makes

Coconut & Raspberry Jam Loaf Cake from Julie’s Family Kitchen

Lemon Drizzle Cake from Jess Cantoni

Tiramisu Cake from Recipes Made Easy

Blackberry & Apple Cake from Fab Food 4 All

Summer Fruit Swiss Roll from Blue Bear Wood

Free from Chocolate Flapjacks from Free From Fairy

Chocolate Coconut Bars from Tales from the Kitchen Shed

Tunnock’s Teacake Rocky Road from Foodie Quine

Blackberry Brownies from Recipes Made Easy

Triple Chocolate Muffins (Gluten, Egg & Nut Free) from Le Coin de Mel

What’s on in September?

1-7 September – British Lamb Week

1-30 September – Organic September

1-30 September – Sourdough September

3-18 September – Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight

12-18 September – Red Tractor Week

13 September – International Chocolate Day

17 September – 2 October – British Food Fortnight

19-25 September – National Cupcake Week

19-26 September – National Rice Week

30 September – Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

If you’re tweeting or instagramming about any of these events then don’t forget to use the #TheFoodCalendar hashtag.

Add your recipes toย #TheFoodCalendar linky

If you’re a food blogger than I’d love you to come and share your recipes for the events in the calendar this month.

You can…

  1. Add your post(s) to the linky at the bottom of this page.
  2. Share a post/picture/thought about any of the events usingย hashtag #TheFoodCalendar on Twitter and/or Instagram (you can also tag me @CharlotteLK on Twitter and @charlotteslivelykitchen on Instagram if you like).
  3. Pin your post to my dedicated #TheFoodCalendar Pinterest board – to join the board make sure you’re following me (as it won’t work otherwise) and then leave your Pinterest ID in the comments and I’ll add you.

Once you’ve done that then go and share the love with some of the other bloggers joining in – comment on some of the other links, like/retweet on Twitter, heart/comment on Instagram or Repin some pins from the Pinterest board.ย I’ll be reading, tweeting and commenting on all the posts shared.

You’re also more that welcome to add the #TheFoodCalendar badge to your posts to let others know all about it (you’ll find the code at the bottom of this post).

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By linking up your posts you’re giving me permission to use an image from the post in future roundups (with credit and a link back) and also to share the post with an image on social media. If you don’t want me to do either of these then just let me know in the comments.

Linkup Badge Code

To add the #TheFoodCalendar badge to your post, simply copy the code below into the text editor of your post (any problems, let me know and I’ll do my best to help).

Before I go…

I’ve been busy adding new events into the calendarย so make sure you take a look and see what’s new.


  1. Saw these recipes and those pictures are making my mouth water! Coffee and cake is hard to beat – especially with a decent brew and recipes as good as these. We love a good flapjack with our coffee, although those chocolate-covered ones do look a little decadent.

    I wonder if we should look at matching up different varieties of coffee with these recipes – like they do with wine for different meals? The cakes probably taste great with all our coffees, but at least it would give us an excuse to try them all!

  2. Thanks – I really did. Going to try your Marzipan and Cherry Cake soon as well

  3. Jut made the Vegan Apple and Blackberry Scones for a party – they went down treat! There weren’t any left over for me, so I shall just have to make the again!

    Thanks so much for sharing

  4. I love the Tiramisu cake (roll), we make Tiramisu quite often at home (kids love it) but I never thought of doing it as a roll before. Excellent idea, I love the presentation, thank you for sharing.

  5. Hi Charlotte – just linking up my Chicken Chilli Con Carne for National Rice Week. Also, the chicken is British, so it fits for British Food Fortnight too ๐Ÿ™‚ Eb x

  6. Just about to add Daddy Peacock’s Filled Dairyfree Sage & Onion Yorkshire Puddings for British Food Fortnight – made with lots of lovely British Produce including some really lovely British Roast Pork and my homegrown sage!

  7. I’m not much of a baker (more of an eater!), but these look amazing, especially Jess’s lemon drizzle cake. Reminds me of being a kid and getting home from school!

    Thanks for sharing these – I’m not sure it’s going to end up like the photo’s but going to give it a go!

  8. Morning Charlotte, I am linking up my Harissa Turkey Burgers made with British Red Tractor Turkey for Red Tractor Week and British Food Fortnight. Sorry only two events this time. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Eb x

  9. Ooh yum, what a lovely selection of bakes. Great idea for a roundup, and thank you too for including my choc orange cupcakes ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’ve just linked up a GBBO bake, I hope that’s OK as I can’t seem to see it on your list.
    Angela x

  10. Love the additional themed round up Charlotte. Great idea! And thanks so much for including my vegan-GF chocolate cakes! I loved that recipe and will make it for any vegan or egg-intolerant person who comes to tea! Perfect for a coffee morning for sure and helps to cater for everyone!! xx

    • Thanks Kate, I’m glad you like the new roundup. I’d been trying to think of something relevant to the coming month that could feature some linked posts for a while, I hope this works for everyone. Your chocolate cakes look so good, I’m looking forward to finding an event I can try them out at ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Oooh these all look lovely! Who doesnt love a good coffee morning! And thank you for including my scones, they were very yummy and definitely great for a coffee & natter with friends! Loving the look of Coffee day, Chocolate Day & Cupcake week!

  12. OMG these cakes look soooooo good ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Wow! What a lot of lovely coffee morning recipes!! Thank you so much for including my coffee and walnut cupcakes – though slightly ashamed at the photography now! Funny as I remember being really pleased with this shot at the time…but it’s incredible how much you improve in a short space of time (and how perfectionist you get!) Still have a long way to go to reach your standards mind…and I know that if I ever get there, you will be even better by then! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lots to choose from in September, so I’m sure I will have a few things to link up this month ๐Ÿ™‚ Eb x

    • The feeling of wanting to do things better will never go away – sorry. There’s very few of my pictures that I don’t want to go back and redo at some point. Looking forward to seeing what you’ve got to link up ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Yes I can’t imagine it will! I’m far too much of a perfectionist to ever be satisfied with my photography (or anything!!!). Today I am linking up my Moroccan Lamb Traybake for Love Lamb Week and Organic September (I used organic lamb) – though it would probably fit with Red Tractor Week and British Food Fortnight too (the lamb was British and Red Tractor). Gutted I didn’t serve it on rice!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. Hi Charlotte I realised I have already linked up my sourdough bread for real bread week back in May. I s it allowed to link up again. Please delete if not – I have updated the linky badge on the page.

    • I prefer things to only be linked up once but I won’t come and shout at anyone if they forget and link up twice, obviously I won’t come and leave another comments but I’ll still share xx

  15. A big thank you for including me in your round up. This is the first time I have been included in a round up and you have added not one but two of my recipes, which is so very kind of you and has really made my day.
    I really enjoy adding to your linky and shall link up my easy sourdough recipe for sourdough september.
    Thanks again.

    • Thanks Jacqui, making your day has made my day ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been trying to think of how to include a roundup for a while which made sense for the days coming up rather than looking back towards the events that have already finished. Hopefully it’s worked well this month and I’ll do something similar again in October.

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