If you’re a chocolate lover, you understand how much of a struggle it is to resist those intense cravings when they strike, particularly early on in the day. But guess what? We’re here to let you know that you don’t have to.
Many healthy breakfast recipes incorporating chocolate have been created and shared online, answering all your chocoholic prayers. We’ve collected five of our favorites from around the web and listed them below. Enjoy and get hungry.
1. Brownie Batter Overnight Oats
Recipe courtesy of Running on Real Food
A jar of overnight oats is an easy and healthy go-to meal for early mornings. So, why not incorporate some chocolate into this quick breakfast? This recipe uses cocoa powder or raw cacao powder, both of which protect your nervous system, reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes, and lower blood pressure. To sweeten your oats, use maple syrup or a natural sweetener.
2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Oatmeal Cups
Recipe courtesy of Hummusapien
This chocolate-infused recipe is vegan and gluten-free—oh, and super easy to make. Make a bunch in advance, so you can grab one and go in the morning. Or, you can eat one as a midday treat. The trick with these is to use overripe bananas for added sweetness.
3. Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Recipe courtesy of Minimalist Baker
This simple recipe requires only seven ingredients and about 30 minutes of your time. The chocolate flavor disguises the quinoa and will satisfy your sweet tooth. Even better? One serving is only 236 calories.
4. Homemade Coconut Chocolate Chip Larabars
Recipe courtesy of Eating Bird Food
If you’re a Larabar fan, you know that the brand is famous for creating healthy energy bars with only a few ingredients. And guess what? Making these bars at home is totally doable. All you need is shredded coconut, raw almonds, raw cashews, dates and chocolate chips.
5. Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
Recipe courtesy of Texan Erin
Avocados are the best. Chocolate is the best. The two together are an unstoppable duo. This breakfast smoothie is creamy and easy to make. And if you’re worried about the taste, don’t be. The avocado flavor is disguised by the chocolate. Bonus: this recipe can also be modified to make a chocolate avocado pudding (just leave out the milk).
The next time you feel an undying need for chocolate, don’t fight it. Instead, get creative in the kitchen. Your breakfast game will be forever changed.