12 Ways to Eat Chocolate for Breakfast

12 Ways to Eat Chocolate for Breakfast

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Dana Velden
Feb 7, 2017

Chocolate for breakfast! Chocolate for breakfast! There are no good reasons why a little or even a lot of chocolate can't be part of your morning breakfast. Here we offer 12 delicious recipes to inspire your morning chocolate routine. Try the decadent cocoa & toast bread pudding on the weekends or when you have guests, and save the somewhat more wholesome chocolate cherry granola muffins for your weekday indulgence.

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1. Instantly Upgrade Basic Muffin Mix with Cocoa Powder and Chopped Chocolate

This is the easiest way to add a little chocolate to your morning routine: stir in unsweetened cocoa powder and chunks of chocolate to a basic muffin mix. Instant decadence!

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2. Chocolate-Cherry Granola Muffins

Muffins are more than just a plain cupcake — they should be just a little sweet but also full of good-for-you things. Here cocoa powder, granola, and dried cherries make these a special breakfast.

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3. Mocha Crunch Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Starting with a base of good ol' steel-cut oats, Megan stirs in espresso and cocoa powder and sprinkles a few nuts and chocolate chips on top to elevate her morning porridge to a mocha delight.

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4. German Chocolate Cake Oatmeal

Chocolate, coconut, and pecans — the classic flavors of German chocolate cake — are an easy way to make oatmeal just a little less ho-hum.

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5. Sunday Morning Breakfast Brioche (with Chocolate)

An olive oil brioche is stuffed with bittersweet chocolate to create a sophisticated morning treat. Much of the work can be done the night before, so you can easily bake them off in the morning and serve them up hot and melty.

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6. Whole-Wheat Chocolate Coconut Scones

Besides using whole-wheat and spelt flour, this recipe calls for coconut milk instead of buttermilk and includes toasted coconut and dark chocolate bits. Slightly sweet and packed full of goodness, don't be afraid to slather on some butter.

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7. Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Have you ever tasted the unlikely pairing of chocolate and zucchini? It's quite delicious! These budget-friendly muffins cost only 20 cents each, but they're worth 10 times that in gorgeous chocolatey goodness.

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8. Chocolate Coconut Avocado Smoothie

Want your chocolate with a side of veggie-power sustenance? This creamy smoothie has a list of ingredient to fuel your morning. Avocado, coffee, coconut water, coconut oil, and cocoa come together for a hearty smoothie that you can truly have as a meal to start your day.

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9. Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This double chocolate zucchini bread is identical in taste to regular chocolate quick bread, but thanks to the zucchini it is way more moist and has a denser crumb. The double whammy of chocolate comes from cocoa powder and chocolate chips.

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10. Cocoa & Toast Bread Pudding

This rich and intense bread pudding takes the best of cocoa and the best of toast and covers it with a custardy, marshmallow top. It may sound like dessert, but Emma insists that this is actually more of a decadent breakfast — and who are we to argue with that?

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11. Gluten-Free Mexican Hot Chocolate Pancakes

These gluten-free pancakes are thick and rich and laced with dark chocolate chips. They are a nod to Mexican hot chocolate, due to the addition of cayenne pepper and cinnamon, and are topped with toasted marshmallows and chocolate syrup.

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12. Double Chocolate Butterscotch Breakfast Muffins

More chocolate breakfast muffins — we can't get enough! These beauties have both butterscotch and chocolate chips and are sweetened with dark brown sugar, so they are extra dark and rich. They freeze beautifully and can be kept for up to a week in an airtight container, although there are doubts they will last that long.

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