5 Sweet Ways To Indulge In Chocolate For Breakfast
Chocolate shouldn’t be limited to dessert. Seriously, there’s no reason to deprive yourself when you can easily fit chocolate into your breakfast routine, especially when you’re in one those moods that only chocolate can remedy. Breakfast is the perfect time to get creative with your sweets. Here’s how to fit your favorite chocolate into your morning.
1. Nutella Toast
Instead of avocado toast, we’re thinking Nutella toast might be our new favorite thing. Get yourself a thick loaf of high-quality sourdough bread and toast it with a schmear of Nutella, a drizzle of honey, chopped nuts and coconut flakes or fruit. For an extra layer of crunch, sprinkle some granola on top.
There’s nothing a stack of chocolate chip pancakes can’t cure. We’re personally into chocolate and peanut butter chip pancakes first thing in the morning. If you’re someone who always complains about the chip-to-pancake ratio, take matters into your own hands and make them at home.
3. Raw Cacao Smoothie
Guess what? You can incorporate chocolate into your breakfast in a healthy way. Raw cacao — which is made by cold-pressing unroasted cacao beans, keeping the enzymes in the cacao alive while removing the fat — can be a star ingredient in your morning smoothie. It’ll add those necessary antioxidants to your day without giving you a short-lived sugar high. Try this frozen banana and cacao smoothie for your next morning pick-me-up.
4. Chocolate Granola
It’s always a good idea to make your own granola. And once you’ve baked it, you can sprinkle in some chocolate pieces or cacao nibs before the granola fully cools. There’s no harm in adding a little extra sweetness to your favorite road trip snack. We’re into this dark chocolate and strawberry granola for breakfast.
5. Chocolate-Stuffed French Toast
Since stuffed French toast is always a raging success for breakfast, why not add a little bit of Nutella in there? Get yourself a loaf of eggy challah bread or brioche for your French toast and stuff those slices with a healthy spread of Nutella. Add a little bit of whipped cream in there to mellow out the chocolate, and you’ll be a happy camper.