11 Desserts That Double as Breakfast Because We Do Whatever We Want, OK?

I admire people who eat egg whites in the morning. They’re the same people who choose turkey bacon over pork belly, who have the incredible willpower to resist chocolate at all hours of the day. But let’s be honest: For all the sprouted this and omega-3 that, wouldn’t you just rather have dessert for breakfast? Of course you would.

Look, I’m not saying you should go full-on Buddy the Elf, here. On no account should you top your breakfast with candy and marshmallows, because it’s really only endearing when Will Ferrell does it. But you know what? Waking up in the morning is hard enough, and sometimes we need a little help from our friends, Nutella and puff pastry. Forget the snooze button — here’s some seriously sweet motivation to get out bed, starting with chocolate chip cookies. Suck it, food pyramid.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Breakfast Cups

Your eyes do not deceive you — those are indeed chocolate chip cookies. In my defense, they have oats, which make them totally acceptable for breakfast. Thanks, Half Baked Harvest!

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Pistachio Pop Tarts

When is pie a responsible breakfast? When it’s fun-sized and smothered in frosting, of course. My Name Is Yeh tops her pop tarts with sprinkles and crushed pistachios.

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Speculoos Rolls

Meet your new favorite breakfast pastry — emphasis on the pastry. Have Cake Will Travel shows us how to turn cookie butter into the breakfast of champions with just two ingredients.

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Almond Oat Banana Crêpes

You could pretend bananas make these crêpes healthy…but that chocolate drizzle isn’t fooling anyone. Thanks, Pinch of Yum!

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Belgian Waffles

When all else fails, a fluffy Belgian waffle will never guide you wrong. Put down the maple syrup and go big with whipped cream and chocolate, à la Oh, Ladycakes.

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Molten-Choco Banana Bread

Banana bread is one thing. But when you add a molten, gooey chocolate layer in the center? That’s what heaven looks like. Lady and Pups has the genius recipe.

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Pumpkin Spiced Doughnuts

Doughnuts are essentially mini frosted cakes — and that’s just the way we like it. Pastry Affair takes hers to the next level with pumpkin spice and a vanilla glaze.

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French Toast

Hummingbird High kicks your ordinary French toast up a notch with a layer of burnt sugar, inspired by crème brûlée.

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Bread Pudding

French toast not doing it for you? Turn that loaf into a bourbon-soaked, white chocolate-studded bread pudding. Katie at the Kitchen Door, you get me.

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Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte

Look at that glorious creation and tell me it’s not dessert. Half Baked Harvest puts the Starbucks PSL to shame with her seriously turnt up recipe.

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Nutella Croissant Sandwiches

You could be forgiven for putting Nutella on toast. But smothering it on a croissant and frying it in brown butter? That’s a whole new level of commitment. Heather Christo shows us how it’s done.

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