Dessert for Breakfast or Breakfast for Dessert

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I might be an oatmeal girl most days of the week, but pancakes and other sweet treats will always have a special place in my heart.  Often, when we go on vacation, we will try to balance breakfast with an egg white omelet and a side of donuts, pancakes or waffles.  We all deserve to start the day with a treat every now and again!  Inspired by my love of all things dessert, I even started a Pinterest board for breakfasts that taste like dessert.  Since I’m sure I’m not alone, I’ve rounded up almost 30 sweet treats for breakfast and included them below:

Brown Butter Cinnamon Rolls from the Baker Chick

brown butter cinnamon rolls

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Glazed Pancakes for One from Healthy Food for Living

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Glazed Pancakes for One

Crème Brulee French Toast from That Skinny Chick can Bake

Crème Brulee French Toast

Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Waffles from Krissy’s Creations

Reese's Peanut Butter & Chocolate Waffles-5

Bananas Foster Oats from An Edible Mosaic

Bananas Foster Oats

Chocolate Mousse for Breakfast from Jeanette’s Healthy Living


Gingerbread French Toast from Created by Diane


Blueberry Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread from Keep It Sweet Desserts


Bagel Bread Pudding from The Actor’s Diet

Bagel Bread Pudding

Cinnamon Roll Waffles from Pass the Sushi


Cinnamon-Banana Stuffed Muffins from Espresso and Cream

Cinnamon-Banana Stuffed Muffins

Chocolate Banana Crepes from Liv Life

chocolate banana crepes

Cinnamon Bun Oats from An Edible Mosaic

cinnamon bun oats

Vegan Banana Nut Breakfast Cake from Bake Your Day


Funfetti Baked Donuts from Chocolate and Carrots


Rolled Oats, Cardamon & Cherries Upside Down Cake from Food Wanderings

Rolled Oats, Cardamon & Cherries Upside Down Cake

PB&J Waffle Sandwich from The Actor’s Diet

PB&J Waffel Sandwich

Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes with Roasted Cardamom-Vanilla Rhubarb Compote from Eats Well with Others

Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes with Roasted Cardamom-Vanilla Rhubarb Compote

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins from Bran Appetite

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins

Crumb Donuts from Dessert for Two


Triple Chocolate Muffins with Peanut Butter Swirl from Keep It Sweet Desserts


Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes with Warm Maple Glaze from Live Life

banana bancakes

Apple Cinnamon Pop Tarts with Caramel Icing from Baked by Rachel


Dark Chocolate Cake Donuts with Salted Caramel Glaze from Grace’s Sweet Life


Twix Muffins from Cake Duchess


Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen


And a few additions from some friends:

Saffron Donuts with Rosewater Icing from Spagetti

Cherry Pancakes from Spagetti

Double Rich Chocolate Pancakes from Spagetti

Raspberry & Cream Stuffed French Toast from The Avid Appetite

Chocolate Covered Banana Oats from The Avid Appetite

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal from The Avid Appetite

I think it is time for a pot-luck breakfast where we all bring one of these treats!

*And just a reminder, I’m a finalist for a Martha Stewart American Made Award!  Keep voting every day through the 24th!!*

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25 Responses to “Dessert for Breakfast or Breakfast for Dessert”

  1. Chrissy September 19, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

    OH MY GOODNESS. Such a good roundup! I love them all!

  2. Simply Life September 19, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    Wow!!! These all look absolutely incredible! Oh, those crepes- just wow!

  3. Cassie September 19, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

    I have always loved that you have this board. I have so many pins that could be breakfast but they are a pretty good dessert too. I love this roundup! And thanks for including me!!

  4. Valerie September 20, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    I’ll have 5 of everything, please! Thanks for the morning eye candy.
    (Also, I love your egg whites with a side of donuts. Yes.) :D

  5. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray September 20, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    Oh, heck yes! I love breakfasts that make me feel like I’m having a treat…much as I love my oatmeal, too, it’s nice to be decadent once in a while. ;)

  6. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite September 20, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    I could totally eat sweets for breakfast any day. I love love love pancakes doused in real maple syrup! My favorite breakfast of all time :)

  7. Faith September 21, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    This is an incredible round-up! So many yummy things to make!

  8. foodwanderings September 21, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    Love this dessert for breakfast roundup. TY so much for including cherry oats upside down cake. Those pop tarts I should hv made them when my son was growing up. He & my hubs love them. Me not so much but I should hv baked them! :)

  9. Lora @cakeduchess September 21, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    Thank you for including my muffins, sweet Lauren. I will take one of each, thank you very much! Wow…this is a delicious round-up:)

  10. Audra@The-Baker-Chick September 21, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    Thank you so much for including me in this list! I love dessert for breakfast :)

  11. Kiran @ September 22, 2012 at 1:03 am #

    I’d take dessert for breakfast, or breakfast for dinner in a heart beat. Delicious round-up of recipes!

  12. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious September 22, 2012 at 11:46 pm #

    Wow, what a round up..I am a total sucker for anything cinnamon cream cheese!!

  13. Kim - Liv Life September 23, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

    I’m SO not showing this to my 13 year old daughter!! She would positively go nuts over each and every one of those posts and she would demand them for all meals of the day! Fabulous round-up

  14. Liz September 23, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    So many fantastic breakfast ideas! I want to try SO many!

  15. Liz September 23, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    YUM! So many fantastic breakfast ideas! I want to try SO many!

  16. Katie @ Oh Shine On September 23, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    I’m obsessed… OBSESSED. Totes.

  17. Jeanette September 24, 2012 at 8:21 am #

    What a fun roundup of breakfast “desserts”! Thanks for including my Chocolate Mousse for breakfast, my son couldn’t believe I actually let him have this for breakfast.

  18. Liz @ Tip Top Shape September 24, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    Um…I sort of want to eat all of these right now. Looks amazing!!!

  19. claire @ the realistic nutritionist September 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    What a delicious round up!!

  20. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts September 24, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

    What a great round up! I love muffins, pancakes, and all things sweet for breakfast. Now only if my metabolism agreed!

  21. Carrian@ohsweetbasil September 24, 2012 at 11:35 pm #

    If only we could have each one for a whole month, definitely putting the round up in my line up for Saturday breakfast with the kids!

  22. Casey September 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    OMG, seriously…..your triple chocolate muffins with PB swirl and I need to happen pronto

  23. Judy September 30, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    It’s a great array of sweets and they all look fabulous!


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