Ever feel guilty indulging in chocolate for breakfast? No need! I’ve got over 50 healthy ways to enjoy chocolate for breakfast – completely grain-free, and refined sugar-free, too! So go ahead… dig in. 

Dessert for breakfast.

No, I haven’t always eaten chocolate for breakfast. Growing up, my mom was extremely uh… frugal with our family’s treat consumption. Chocolate was a once-a-week – if that! – special thing. And more often than not, if we asked for homemade hot chocolate or a milkshake, it came in the form of hot carob. ‘Cause that’s how my mom was. And is…

However, as all moms know, pregnancy changes things. When I was pregnant with my fourth, chocolate was pretty much all I wanted to eat. For breakfast. I basically ate this vegan, gluten-free Chocolate Applesauce Cake every day during the last two trimesters of my pregnancy!

Ever feel guilty indulging in chocolate for breakfast? No need! I’ve got over 50 healthy ways to enjoy chocolate for breakfast – completely grain-free, and refined sugar-free, too! So go ahead… dig in. #paleo #glutenfree #grainfree #dairyfree #realfood #chocolate #dessertforbreakfast

Since then, I’ve moved on to things like breakfast brownies and chocolate smoothies. But those are definitely not the only ways I enjoy chocolate for breakfast! So I thought I’d round up a few deliciously healthy recipes from my fellow grain-free blogger friends and share them with y’all! From muffins and breads to cakes and shakes, we’ve got you chocolate-lovers covered!


Chocolate for Breakfast

Waffles, pancakes & crepes

Chocolate Banana Crepes from Delicious Obsessions

Paleo Collagen Coconut Pancakes from Calm Eats

Coconut Flour German Chocolate Pancakes from Leelalicious

Paleo Chocolate Chip Pancakes from Today in Dietzville

Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes with Chocolate Nut Butter Syrup from Raia’s Recipes

Paleo Chocolate Waffles from A Girl Worth Saving (pictured)

and to drizzle on said waffles, pancakes, and/or crepes…

Homemade Chocolate Syrup from Prepare & Nourish

Dark Chocolate Syrup from Nourishing Simplicity

Chocolate for Breakfast


Chocolate Banana Muffins from Texanerin

Chocolate Chip Blueberry Fiber Muffins from Beauty & The Foodie

Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins from Mama Knows Gluten-Free

Coconut Flour Chocolate Muffins from Leelalicious (pictured)

Dark Chocolate Triple Berry Muffins from Raia’s Recipes

Chocolate Banana Muffins with Pecans from Emma Eats & Explores

Grain-Free Chocolate Banana Muffins from Recipes to Nourish

Chocolate Cherry Coconut Flour Muffins from Nourishing Simplicity

Paleo Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Muffins from Mama Knows Gluten-Free

Chocolate Chili Muffins from One Clever Chef

Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins from Tess Domestic Diva



Chocolate Mug Cake from Wholesome Yum

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting from Raia’s Recipes

Chocolate Zucchini Cake from Eat Beautiful

Death by Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Bread with Coconut Cream Ganache from Raia’s Recipes (pictured)

Instant Pot Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread from Recipes to Nourish

Spiced Chocolate Cake from Delicious Obsessions



Chocolate Glazed Donuts from Go Dairy Free

Paleo Baked Chocolate Donuts with White Chocolate Glaze from Joy Food Sunshine

Triple Chocolate Donuts from Strength & Sunshine (pictured)

Paleo Donuts from Eat Beautiful (just add a chocolate glaze!)

Chocolate for Breakfast


Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies from Emma Eats & Explores

Chocolate Blueberry Nut Clusters from Tasting Page

Dark Chocolate Banana Coconut Cookies from Raia’s Recipes

Mega-Healthy Chocolate Fudge Bars from Go Dairy Free

Chocolate Chip Cookie Fruit & Nut Bar from Raising Generation Nourished

Paleo Zucchini Breakfast Cookies from Joy Food Sunshine (pictured)

Personal Pan Dark Chocolate Breakfast Brownie from Raia’s Recipes

Chocolate for Breakfast


Chocolate Almond Butter Cup Shake from Go Dairy Free

Cocoa Banana Blueberry Smoothie from Tasting Page

Chocolate Strawberry Delight from Nourishing Simplicity

Dark Chocolate Banana Milkshake from Raia’s Recipes

Chocolate Almond Butter & Pumpkin Smoothie from Raia’s Recipes

Energy Boosting Mint Chocolate Spirulina Smoothie from What Great Grandma Ate (pictured)

Chocolate Avocado Date Smoothie from Savory Lotus

Paleo Chocolate Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl from Raia’s Recipes

Chocolate Banana Power Smoothie from Raising Generation Nourished

Salted Caramel, Chocolate & Pecan Shake from Today in Dietzville

Chocolate Mint Smoothie from Clean Eating Kitchen

Sesame Chocolate Chip Smoothie from Raia’s Recipes

Chocolate Orange Smoothie with Essential Oils from Today in Dietzville

Vegan Chocolate Sweet Potato Ice Cream from Rhian’s Recipes

Chocolate Peppermint Frosty from Raia’s Recipes

Vegan Chocolate Sweet Potato Milkshake from Rhian’s Recipes

Chocolate Protein Smoothie (protein powder free!) from Savory Lotus


Dark Chocolate Avocado Pudding from Low Carb Yum

Easy Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding from Delicious Obsessions

Healthy Instant Pot Chocolate Pudding from Recipes to Nourish

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding from Raia’s Recipes (just sub almond butter!)

Neapolitan Chia Seed Pudding from Personally Paleo (pictured)

Chocolate for Breakfast


Chocolate Cauliflower “Oatmeal” from Clean Eating Kitchen (pictured)

Paleo Chocolate Granola from Traditional Cooking School

Chocolate for Breakfast


Bread & Chocolate Breakfast Drink from Eat Beautiful

Herbal Pumpkin Mocha from Delicious Obsessions

Nourishing Hot Chocolate from Prepare & Nourish

Paleo Dark Chocolate Eggnog from Raia’s Recipes

Perfect Homemade Hot Cocoa from Raia’s Recipes

Real Food Chai Hot Chocolate from Recipes to Nourish

Spiced Hot Chocolate from Natural Fertility & Wellness

Sweet Beet Hot Chocolate from Recipes to Nourish (pictured)

and to go with those hot drinks…

Chocolate Honey-Sweetened Marshmallows from Nourishing Simplicity

Healthy Dark Chocolate Marshmallows from Intoxicated On Life (pictured)

Chocolate for Breakfast