15 Chocolate Breakfast Recipes So You Can Start Your Day With Dessert

We’ve come to accept that sometimes, the best thing to do in life is to have dessert first. And by that, we mean that we seriously cannot get enough chocolate breakfast recipes. We know that eating something in the morning is important, because breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but no one ever told us that we couldn’t make it even better with some extra chocolatey goodness.

While sometimes the easiest thing to do in the morning is to grab a granola bar and run, having enough fancy breakfast recipes on-hand gives us motivation to actually get out of bed and put together a proper meal. And when those recipes result in chocolate dishes, then of course you know that we’re going to be less prone to hitting the snooze button a million times. We may not be able to down a Hershey’s bar first thing in the a.m., but give us chocolate pancakes or waffles, and we are so there.

But straying from your Cocoa Puffs and making a chocolatey breakfast from scratch doesn’t need to be hard, either. Try making chocolate muffins at night, or freezing them ahead of time. Or, whip up your own chocolatey bars that you can down in a hurry. Whether you need breakfast to help you streamline your morning, or you need it to add some decadence to your table, these 15 chocolate-filled recipes will not let you down.

1. Chocolate Bubble Waffles

A Beautiful Mess proves that a bubble waffle iron may be a worthy investment for making these chocolate banana-filled breakfast tacos.

2. Chocolate Buttermilk Biscuits

Who says biscuits have to be savory? Top A Cozy Kitchen's chocolate version with strawberries and cream, or a simple jam.

3. Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Part breakfast and part dessert, Averie Cooks' peanut butter bars are all-around delicious.

4. Nutella Bread Pudding

Sure, this dish by Steamy Kitchen may seem a bit decadent for the morning, but who doesn't love starting their day with Nutella?

5. Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

Bakerella totally just one-upped those store-bought cinnamon rolls sitting in your refrigerator.

6. Superfood Chocolate Coconut Pancakes

Coconut milk makes I Am A Food Blog's pancakes extra sweet and fluffy. Be sure to use a less processed chocolate bar if you're trying to be healthier.

7. Brownie Granola

A Cozy Kitchen's brownie granola makes a great snack throughout the day, but for breakfast, try serving it with yogurt and fresh fruit.

8. Chocolate Lovers' Chocolate Chip Muffins

Paired with a hot cup of coffee, Averie Cooks' chocolate muffins are the ultimate morning indulgence.

9. Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Oat Snack Bars

More wholesome than banana bread itself, Mel's Kitchen Cafe's oat bars make a substantial breakfast.

10. Chocolate Brownie Waffles With Peanut Butter Frosting

Replicate the taste of your favorite candy bar with Cara's Cravings' PB and chocolate waffle.

11. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies And Milk Breakfast Cups

If you love granola, Half Baked Harvest's oatmeal cookie cups are bound to become a new favorite. Bonus: they're super fun to eat.

12. Chocolate Coconut Cream Monkey Bread In Jars

Worried about going overboard with this super-sweet dish? No worries, A Farmgirl's Dabbles separates her tasty monkey bread into individual servings.

13. Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Larabars

You'll never spend a ton of money on granola bars ever again, thanks to Naturally Ella.

14. Chocolate Cinnamon Toast

For a simple, quick meal, A Spicy Perspective knows how to make toast even better.

15. The Best Ever Hot Chocolate French Toast

Just when you thought French toast couldn't get even better, Half Baked Harvest creates what may be the most chocolatey breakfast of all.

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