13 Ways to Eat Chocolate for Breakfast (Because You Love Yourself)

updated Jul 3, 2023
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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 13 delicious recipes to inspire your morning chocolate routine. Try the decadent cocoa and 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.

Chocolate for Breakfast Recipes

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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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Mocha Crunch Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Start with a base of good ol’ steel-cut oats, then stir in espresso and cocoa powder and sprinkle a few nuts and chocolate chips on top to elevate your morning porridge to a mocha delight.

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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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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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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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Chocolate Coconut Avocado Smoothie

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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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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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 we think this is actually more of a decadent breakfast.

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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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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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Zucchini Chocolate Breakfast Cookies
A recipe for wholesome chocolate breakfast cookies filled with grated zucchini and oats and made with Greek yogurt.
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Vegan Chocolate-Date Smoothie
Every sip of this smoothie tastes lush and indulgent, yet it's blended together with just a handful of wholesome, nourishing ingredients.
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Mini Puff Pastry Bear Claws with Chocolate Filling

These decadent treats are basically like mini chocolate croissants. Plus, they’re made with store-bought puff pastry, so they come together in no time.

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