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

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.Matt Taylor-Gross

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.Maxime Iattoni

Espresso Waffles with Mocha Drizzle

Espresso Waffles with Mocha Drizzle
Almond flour and espresso powder give bittersweet edge to these waffles, which are glossed with a decadent sauce of condensed milk, coffee, and dark chocolate.Farideh Sadeghin
Chocolate-Hazelnuts and Banana Crêpes

Chocolate-Hazelnuts and Banana Crêpes

Bananas are already a provocative fruit. Adding nutella on a warm crêpe just makes the romantic night even better. Get the recipe for Chocolate-Hazelnuts and Banana Crêpes »Matt Taylor-Gross
Gluten-Free Chocolate Donuts with Zebra Glaze

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.Todd Coleman
Nutella on Ciabatta

Nutella on Ciabatta

Nutella, the hazelnut-chocolate spread, is perfect on ciabatta toast. It's a popular breakfast throughout Europe.Todd Coleman
Long Johns

Long Johns

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.Todd Coleman
Whole Grain Chocolate Banana Pancakes

Whole Grain Chocolate Banana Pancakes

Whole wheat pastry flour makes for a smooth, fluffy pancake.Maxime Iattoni
Nutella Buns

Nutella Buns

This breakfast treat is a decadent update of the classic cinnamon bun: the chocolate-hazelnut addition of Nutella makes for a gooey finish.Maxime Iattoni

Pain au Chocolat

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.Todd Coleman

Chocolate-Raspberry Babka

Chocolate-Raspberry Babka
Classic babka gets an update with a double dose of raspberry: A few spoonfuls of jam add a tart edge to the cocoa filling, while a simple syrup infused with fresh berries adds a pink-tinged, lacquered shine to the final loaf. Get the recipe for Chocolate-Raspberry Babka »Sang An