By Nikhita Mahtani

Published on June 27, 2018

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Photography by CODY GUILFOYLE 

A balanced breakfast is a must: It sets the tone for your day, providing a healthy start that’ll let you tackle your to-do list with ease. But sometimes, you just want something sweet, without the sugar crash that comes after.

While we can’t justify eating chocolate for breakfast every single day, there’s a way you can have your cake and eat it too (quite literally). Ahead, check out some of our favorite breakfast recipes that are sweet, gooey, chocolately, and, yes, healthy. You won’t even realize the difference.

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Courtesy of COOKIN' CANUCK

Breakfast Parfait With Blueberries and Granola

There’s nothing quite like a juicy bite of blueberry pie, and this yogurt parfait emulates that creamy outer layer and buttery crust perfectly, thanks to granola and wild blueberries. It’s also ready in less than five minutes, making it a great option for those without a lot of time in the morning.

Get the recipe on Cookin’ Canuck.

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Courtesy of MINIMALIST BAKER

5-Minute Rawnola

This is perfect for having as a cereal or just grabbing on the go. Crunchy, salty, sweet, and totally customizable, you can add pretty much any flavors you want to this tasty treat, like dates, coconut, cocoa powder, or pecans. Mix and match to find your favorite combination.

Get the recipe on Minimalist Baker.

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Courtesy of WHOLE AND HEAVENLY OVEN

Mixed Berry Multigrain Pancakes

Ooey, gooey pancakes are a brunch staple, but on weekday mornings, they might leave you feeling a little too heavy. But what if we told you there was a way to lighten it up, without losing the indulgent flavor? In this healthy recipe, juicy berries give sweetness and flavor, while Greek yogurt brings on the fluffiness.

Get the recipe on Whole and Heavenly Oven.

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Courtesy of FIT FOODIE FINDS

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate for breakfast? Yes please. Chia seeds are full of fiber, so they fill you up and keep you satisfied—and let’s be real, who wouldn’t want some chocolatey goodness first thing on the morning? Top with your favorite nuts, seeds, and berries to truly make it your own.

Get the recipe on Fit Foodie Finds.

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Courtesy of BREWING HAPPINESS

Key Lime Breakfast Parfait

Tangy, refreshing, and stuffed to the brim with healthy fats, this is one pie that won’t leave you slumping on your desk an hour later. Avocado, coconut oil, almond flour, and pumpkin seeds are just a few of the additions that lend that satisfied feeling.

Get the recipe on Brewing Happiness.

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Courtesy of SIMPLY QUINOA

Salted Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookie

Grab a few of these cookies on your way out the door, and know you’ll be fueling yourself with only the best ingredients. The quinoa and rolled oats are chock full of protein and fiber, and the creamy peanut butter feels like pure indulgence. Much better than those Starbucks options, and so much cheaper, too.

Get the recipe on Simply Quinoa.

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Courtesy of MINIMALIST BAKER

Vegan, Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnabon no more: With this recipe, you only need 10 ingredients to satisfy your pastry cravings. Tender on the inside and flakey on the outside, you’ll never believe these perfectly sweet rolls are vegan.

Get the recipe on Minimalist Baker.

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Courtesy of OH SHE GLOWS

Power Biscotti

Lest you think biscotti is simply reserved for those moments when you want to treat yourself to a sweet with your evening coffee. Grain-free and filled to the brim with goodness like maple syrup, cacao nibs, and sunflower seeds, you can dip these biscuits in your coffee or have them plain—they’ll taste delicious either way.

Get the recipe on Oh She Glows.

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Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Pudding first thing in the morning might feel like a stretch, but there’s nothing wrong with some comfort in a cup. This recipe takes less than five minutes to make and is free from both refined sugar and dairy.

Get the recipe on Well Plated.

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Mocha Hazelnut Shake

Think of this smoothie as a healthier take on the Nutella milkshake—and the best part is, you can add in coffee to make it double as your caffeine fix for the day. Dates and hazelnut milk give it a creamy texture that’s super satisfying, and you can even make it the day before if you’re really tight on time in the morning.

Get the recipe on Coconut and Berries.

See more healthy recipes:

This Power Salad Will Change the Way You Think About Greens
Healthy Breakfasts You Can Eat On The Go
23 Veggie-Friendly Sandwiches To Make This Week

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