11 Ways to Eat Chocolate for Breakfast

These dishes are totally acceptable first thing in the morning

Let’s face it—if you want to eat a slice of double-chocolate cake first thing in the morning, you totally can. We won’t stop you. But when your sweet tooth hits you in the morning and you want something a little more breakfast-appropriate, turn to one of these 11 chocolatey dishes.

Milk Chocolate and Coffee Cake

This milk chocolate–butter cake is enhanced with a full 2 tbsp. of espresso powder and topped with a brown sugar–almond crumble. Get the recipe for Milk Chocolate and Coffee Cake »

Nutella Hot Chocolate with Hazelnut Liqueur

Nutella stirred into hot chocolate lends a luxurious texture and great, chocolate-hazelnut flavor. For an extra dose of hazelnut, add a splash of Frangelico. Get the recipe for Nutella Hot Chocolate with Hazelnut Liqueur »

Espresso Waffles with Mocha Drizzle

Espresso Waffles with Mocha Drizzle

Chocolate-Hazelnuts and Banana Crêpes

Master pastry chef Jacques Torres likes to fill basic crêpes with this combination of bananas and homemade Nutella. Get the recipe for Chocolate-Hazelnuts and Banana Crêpes »

Gluten-Free Chocolate Donuts with Zebra Glaze

With a dense, moist interior and slight crunch of an old-fashioned cake donut on the outside, you won’t miss the flour in these rich chocolate donuts. Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Chocolate Donuts with Zebra Glaze »

Nutella on Ciabatta

Nutella, the hazelnut-chocolate spread, is perfect on ciabatta toast. It’s a popular breakfast throughout Europe.
The trick to piping custard into these bar-shaped confections is to use a wooden skewer to carve out a channel in the donut before filling it.

Whole Grain Chocolate Banana Pancakes

Whole Grain Chocolate Banana Pancakes

Nutella Buns

Nutella Buns

Pain au Chocolat

Beautiful homemade croissants, each containing a bar of high-quality dark chocolate, make for an impressive and indulgent addition to a breakfast spread.

Chocolate-Raspberry Babka

Chocolate-Raspberry Babka