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9 Indulgent Breakfasts That Could Easily Be Dessert

By Samantha Schwab
April 12, 2021
Photo Credit: Short Girl Tall Order

Want to satisfy your sweet tooth and get in a healthy breakfast? These indulgent breakfast ideas are for you (and me! I’m definitely #teamsweet). They rely on small quantities of natural and whole sweeteners, like maple syrup, coconut sugar, and fresh fruit and have absolutely no processed sweeteners. But they’re still so decadent, you could easily devour them for dessert.

1. Tahini Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips from Short Girl Tall Order

Everyone needs a good banana bread recipe in their arsenal. This healthier-for-you version uses tahini instead of butter to add an extra depth of nutty flavor. The addition of chocolate chips makes it a tough decision: for breakfast or dessert?

nutella bowl

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2. Nutella Smoothie Bowl from Sam Schwab

Ever wish it was socially acceptable to have a big bowl of  ice cream for breakfast? This smoothie bowl is so creamy, it can easily double as “nice cream.” You only need six ingredients, five minutes, and a blender to get this party started. 

blackberry bars

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3. Blackberry Crumble Bars from Dishing Out Health

With berry season right around the corner, these tart treats should be on your radar. They can be made ahead for meal prep and are also great for on-the-go. Not a fan of blackberries? You can easily switch them out for strawberries or raspberries. 

cherry lime pop tart

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4. Cherry Lime Pop Tarts from Gutsy Baker

Healthier pop tarts? Count me in! These pop tarts are the perfect use for your pint of cherries from the farmer’s market. They’re sweet and tangy with a side of nostalgia. 

overnight chocolate chia seed pudding

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5. Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding from Minimalist Baker

Rich, creamy, and dreamy, this chia seed pudding is also full of protein and fiber. Make a large batch to enjoy as a breakfast or dessert throughout the week.

carrot cake cookies

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6. Carrot Cake Cookies from Love and Lemons

You’ll want to keep a stash of these cookies in your freezer for busy days. They’re moist and flavorful and filled with wholesome ingredients.

peanut butter chocolate chip granola

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7. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola from Rosslyn Maria

With just a handful of ingredients, you can have this decadent homemade granola in your pantry. Enjoy on top of a smoothie bowl, yogurt parfait, with plant-based milk, or on its own!

vegan dutch baby

Photo Credit: Rainbow Plant Life

8. Blueberry-Orange Dutch Baby from Rainbow Plant Life

This egg-free version features blueberries, but can also be made with any seasonal fruit you have on-hand. Enjoy as is for breakfast, or top with coconut whipped cream for dessert.

stuffed dates

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9. Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates from Healthy Little Foodies

An elevated twist on a classic, these peanut butter stuffed dates are like eating a delicious PB&J sandwich, but way more nutritionally balanced. The peanut butter is full of protein and fat while the dates have fiber and nutrients that help keep you fuller longer. And, did we mention this is a two-ingredient recipe?

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