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 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.
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!
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.
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.
Chocolate, coconut, and pecans — the classic flavors of German chocolate cake — are an easy way to make oatmeal just a little less ho-hum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cocoa powder gives these wholesome oatmeal cookies just the right dose of chocolatey goodness you need in the morning. Plus, they're made with Greek yogurt instead of butter, which adds protein.
While drinking a chocolate shake for breakfast might not be the most wholesome choice, drinking this banana, date, and almond butter smoothie that's bolstered with cocoa powder is.
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.