The ULTIMATE list of breakfast recipes which could totally pass as dessert- Brownies, cakes, cookies, bars and smoothies which are all secretly healthy- Paleo, vegan, gluten free and sugar free options!
Dessert for breakfast has become commonplace in my neck of the woods.
It started out a few years ago when I first introduced to oatmeal. Not sure why, but mum never brought me and my sister up on it. Actually, she did once when I was twelve and I asked her why we were being fed baby food.
Niki asked if we were reenacting Oliver and she was being fed gruel. Gruel she would NOT be asking more of.
Most blogs tend to have a mission statement. It could be motivating you to reach your fitness goals. It could be motivating you to lose weight via nutrition. It could be providing you strictly paleo recipes. It could be providing you a range of culinary delights. It could be embracing all things chocolate.
While my mission statement could encompass a broad spectrum of interests, I would love to be your personal cheerleader to embrace having dessert for breakfast- Or rather, healthy breakfasts which taste just like dessert. It’s often misunderstood that sweet breakfasts are calorie bombs, chock full of sugar and result in an 11am slump. However, with some epic recipes and cheeky substitutions, I’m able to replicate a range of my favourite desserts and sweet treats into a wholesome healthy breakfast choice.
The best part? All of these are SO easy to whip up, are mostly single serving and taste like their namesake- No false advertising here. All are gluten free, however most also come with a vegan/paleo/dairy free or combination of all options.
Caramel Cookie Dough Oatmeal (Vegan, Gluten Free, High Protein)
The taste and texture of cookie dough with hints of caramel- This oatmeal actually works well baked too!
Chocolate Chunk Baked Breakfast Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free, High Protein)
Check out those chunks…..These can be made single serve or if you like, whip up a batch of 4 or 8 and be prepped for multiple breakfasts. One caveat- YOU NEED CHUNKS.
Hazelnut Espresso Granola (Vegan, Gluten Free, High Protein)
Combine your morning beverage into your breakfast with this hazelnut espresso granola- chock full of non dairy chips with hints of hazelnut and espresso!
No Bake Paleo Breakfast Cookie Dough (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)
Paleo is often associated with the opposite of anything sweet- However, I’ve found it easier and easier to adapt recipes to be paleo friendly! This paleo breakfast cookie dough was what started many! It’s single serve and ridiculously filling with an amazing texture!
No Bake Vanilla Cake Batter Breakfast Cookies (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)
Soft, chewy and just like fudge, these cake batter breakfast cookies are ridiculously delicious. I love freezing them and thawing them for about 10 minutes before eating- Trust me on this one!
Tiramisu Oatmeal (Vegan, Gluten Free, High Protein)
For long term readers, you know tiramisu is something I am just mildly obsessed with! This oatmeal has a delicious, fluffy texture with a bitter meets sweet taste replicating the dessert!
Anzac Biscuit Pancakes (Gluten Free, High Protein)
An Australian iconic cookie transferred into a fluffy (huge!) stack of pancakes! These are filling, taste like the cookie but the same caloric content of one cookie. One cookie or one huge stack? I’ll take the latter.
Cinnamon Bun Pancakes (Vegan, Gluten Free, High Protein)
These pancakes were made in spite because Australia had no Cinnabon. Now that I’m here where there are several around, my cravings have been zilch thanks to these. I tried them with dairy free cream cheese and it was epic!
Nutella Breakfast Cookie Dough (Vegan, Gluten Free, High Protein)
What was made for Niki, turned into one of my all time favourite breakfasts (and most made!). The 10 minute cook time coupled with the chocolate chips and rich cocoa taste, it goes SO well with coffee!
Fluffy Black Forest Pancakes (Vegan, Gluten Free, High Protein)
No, those aren’t pillows. They are pancakes. One of my favourite cakes HAD to be made into pancakes! Like the cinnamon bun ones, I tried this with So Delicious coconut cream and … just do it.
Next time your confused as to what to have for breakfast, call me up and I’ll get my pom poms out.
Not the outfit.
Enjoyed this? Stay tuned for Part 2!
What is your favourite sweet breakfast?