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. 

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.  #chocolate #breakfast #paleo #glutenfree #waffles #muffins #smoothie #breakfastcookies

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 or a carob shake. ‘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!

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

Paleo Chocolate Waffles from A Girl Worth Saving 

Waffles, pancakes & crepes

Chocolate Banana Crepes – I don’t know about you, but I am a firm believer that the best way to start off a day is with chocolate. My most recent chocolate breakfast addiction is these grain-free, dairy-free chocolate banana crepes from Delicious Obsessions.

Paleo Collagen Chocolate Pancakes – These low-carb chocolate pancakes from Calm Eats are delicious, nutrient-dense, grain-free, and make a perfect breakfast.

Coconut Flour German Chocolate Pancakes – These coconut flour German chocolate cake pancakes from Leelalicious make a decadent brunch treat for Mother’s Day. The chocolate pancakes are paired with a rich coconut pecan topping!

Paleo Chocolate Waffles – Even though these waffles from A Girl Worth Saving are technically a breakfast food, this is a dessert ya’ll. They’re perfect for something a little bit different or when just need to get down on some chocolate goodness.

Paleo Chocolate Crepes – These paleo chocolate crepes with salted caramel are a delicious grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free dessert for breakfast from Calm Eats that’s easy to make and ready in under 30 minutes.

Cassava Flour Chocolate Crepes – Need an easy way to up your chocolate intake? Of course you do! These delicious cassava flour chocolate crepes are the perfect way! Only 5 ingredients, you’ll be enjoying this delicious treat in no time!

Dark Chocolate Syrup from Nourishing Simplicity

Chocolate syrups for aforementioned breakfasts….

Homemade Chocolate Syrup – Sweetened with real food, unprocessed sweeteners such as honey and coconut sugar, this homemade chocolate syrup from Prepare & Nourish is everything good in a bottle. 

Dark Chocolate Syrup – This homemade dark chocolate syrup from Nourishing Simplicity is not for the faint at heart. When I say it’s dark, I mean DARK. If you like your syrup a bit sweeter you can add more honey or a few drops of stevia.

Chocolate for Breakfast

Coconut Flour Chocolate Muffins from Leelalicious 


Chocolate Banana Muffins – These fudgy paleo chocolate banana muffins from Texanerin are super rich and decadent! They’re also naturally sweetened with honey and are grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free.

Coconut Flour Chocolate Muffins – Moist and rich coconut flour chocolate muffins from Leelalicious make a decadent breakfast treat or snack that is gluten free and paleo friendly!

Dark Chocolate Triple Berry Muffins – You don’t have to be a breakfast person to enjoy these paleo, GAPS-friendly dark chocolate triple berry muffins from Raia’s Recipes! They taste delicious any time of day!

Easy Flax Brownie Mini Muffins – Not overpoweringly sweet and with a perfect texture, these grain and dairy-free easy flax brownie muffins are a perfect snack or treat!

Chocolate Banana Muffins with Pecans – These muffins from Emma Eats & Explores are sweet and decadent, with a crunch from the chocolate chunks and the pecans.

Easy Flax Brownie Mini Muffins from Raia’s Recipes

Healthy Chocolate Muffins – Rich in chocolate and naturally sweetened with honey and banana, these healthy chocolate muffins from Prepare & Nourish are completely flour-less and made in the blender with only 6 main ingredients.

Grain-Free Chocolate Banana Muffins – Chocolate and bananas are meant to go together! These soft, protein-rich, grain free chocolate banana muffins from Recipes to Nourish are full of that irresistible chocolaty banana flavor. They’re super easy to make in the blender and they’re freezer friendly too!

Chocolate Cherry Coconut Flour Muffins – These delicious chocolate cherry coconut flour muffins from Nourishing Simplicity are perfect with a cup of tea!

Chocolate Chili Muffins – They aren’t just pretty, they are also flourless, fat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, protein-packed and low-calorie muffins from One Clever Chef!

Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins – These paleo pumpkin chocolate muffins from Tess Domestic Diva are a healthy treat anytime of year! Egg and nut free, these moist and dense little morsels will make a perfect afternoon snack!

Death by Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Bread from Raia’s Recipes

Cakes & Breads

Chocolate Mug Cake – Make an easy keto mug cake in just 2 minutes with this recipe from Wholesome Yum! It’s rich, moist, chocolaty, sweet, and gluten-free.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake – This moist paleo zucchini cake from Eat Beautiful really is the moistest! It’s also tender, deeply satisfying, and the flavor is exotic and so special. This paleo cake is dairy-free, nut-free and coconut-free.

Death by Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Bread – Paleo and GAPS-friendly, this death by chocolate pumpkin spice bread with coconut cream ganache is the perfect blend of fall flavors and dark chocolate love.

Instant Pot Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread – This Instant Pot paleo chocolate chip banana bread from Recipes to Nourish is so easy to make! This classic, healthier, protein-rich breakfast or snacking bread has the best soft texture, it’s packed with banana flavor, lots of chocolaty goodness, and made with no refined sugar. 

stack of keto paleo chocolate coconut donuts

Chocolate Coconut Donuts from All the Nourishing Things


Chocolate Glazed Donuts – With an easy chocolate glaze, these donuts from Go Dairy Free are a delicious treat for breakfast!

Chocolate Coconut Donuts – These keto chocolate coconut donuts from All the Nourishing Things taste so decadent and rich, you’d never guess they’re sugar-free! Unlike many keto treats, however, these paleo chocolate coconut donuts aren’t made with almond flour, so they’re nut-free and allergy-friendly! These are a keto breakfast treat or snack, great for Trim Healthy Mamas, too!

Paleo Baked Chocolate Donuts with White Chocolate Glaze – Paleo baked chocolate donuts white chocolate glaze are a healthy yet indulgent breakfast recipe from Joy Food Sunshine! They have the perfect texture and a rich chocolate flavor.

Triple Chocolate Donuts – The healthiest chocolate doughnuts from Strength & Sunshine  that will confuse your brain and taste buds into thinking you’re eating the greatest indulgence. Gluten-free, vegan, and paleo, these healthy baked doughnuts have triple the chocolate for triple the pleasure!

Matcha-Moringa Baked Donuts – No food coloring in these healthy green donuts! These chocolate glazed, matcha-moringa baked donuts from All the Nourishing Things are a perfect green treat for breakfast, snacks, or dessert and are nut-free, dairy-free, and paleo, too!

Paleo Zucchini Breakfast Cookies from Joy Food Sunshine

Brownies & Cookies

Chocolate Blueberry Nut Clusters – Chocolate blueberry nut clusters from Tasting Page are an easy healthy dessert or snack. There are just a few real food ingredients needed, and it’s Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, vegan and free from refined sugar.

Dark Chocolate Banana Coconut Cookies – These easy and delicious vegan paleo dark chocolate banana coconut cookies from Raia’s Recipes are a wonderful healthy treat! They’re simple and nutritious, so you won’t mind eating 2… or 10…

Mega-Healthy Chocolate Fudge Bars – These chocolate fudge bars from Go Dairy Free are dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, vegan, and vegetarian!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Fruit & Nut Bar – Ready in 5 minutes with no cooking needed. You can make Larabar’s classic chocolate chip cookie Larabar right at home with this money-saving recipe from Raising Generation Nourished!

Paleo Zucchini Breakfast Cookies – These paleo zucchini cookies from Joy Food Sunshine are a healthy and nutritious treat loaded with sneaky veggies that tastes like dessert but can be served for breakfast! They’re gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, paleo and only take 20 minutes to make.

Personal Pan Dark Chocolate Breakfast Brownie – Start your day off with a bang with this deliciously healthy personal pan dark chocolate paleo breakfast brownie from Raia’s Recipes!

Chocolate sweet potato smoothie bowl from the top raiasrecipes.com

Paleo Chocolate Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl from Raia’s Recipes

Smoothies & Shakes

Chocolate Almond Butter Cup Shake – This shake from Go Dairy Free is a thick and creamy layered smoothie with ingredients that make you feel amazing.

Cocoa Banana Blueberry Smoothie – Yes, you too can have a healthy chocolate fruit smoothie in the morning if you start with this one from Tasting Page! It’s made with fresh cacao nibs, rich in magnesium, vitamin C and iron.

Chocolate Strawberry Delight – I’m always looking for new ways to get lots of vitamins and probotics in my body and this chocolate strawberry smoothie from Nourishing Simplicity is definitely a winner.

Dark Chocolate Banana Milkshake – Whip up this paleo and GAPS-friendly dark chocolate banana milkshake from Raia’s Recipes for a quick summertime treat! With only a few ingredients, it’s sure to become a go-to for chocolate lovers.

Chocolate Almond Butter & Pumpkin Smoothie – This delicious and nourishing chocolate almond butter and pumpkin smoothie works for breakfast, a snack, or even a dessert! 

Mint Chocolate Spirulina Smoothie – Boost your mood and your energy with this hidden-greens smoothie from What Great Grandma Ate.

Chocolate Banana Power Smoothie – This delicious, kid approved smoothie from Raising Generation Nourished nourishes attention, focus, and mineral balancing in children who need it the most!

Chocolate Avocado Date Smoothie from Savory Lotus

Chocolate Avocado Date Smoothie – Meet the creamiest chocolate smoothie you have ever had from Savory Lotus. The perfect snack or little treat to satisfy your chocolate craving.

Paleo Chocolate Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl – The perfect blend of summer and fall, this paleo chocolate sweet potato smoothie bowl is brimming with flavor and healthy enough for a nutritious and delicious breakfast!

Chocolate Peppermint Frosty – Looking for a healthy alternative to those fast-food treats? Look no further than this paleo, real-food Chocolate Peppermint Frosty with hidden greens!

Vegan Chocolate Sweet Potato Milkshake – This rich and indulgent, thick and creamy, perfectly sweet and incredibly satisfying shake from Rhian’s Recipes is everything you’d want from a milkshake! It’s also naturally sweetened, requires just 3 ingredients, and is perfect for breakfast.

Chocolate Protein Smoothie – This protein powder-free chocolate protein smoothie from Savory Lotus is just the thing you need. It’s creamy. It’s chocolatey. And it’s filling. This delicious smoothie has about 14 grams of protein and a nice dose of healthy fats.

Chocolate Berries & Greens Smoothie Bowl – Decadent and nourishing, this chocolate berries and greens smoothie bowl is full of delicious and energizing, nutrient-packed ingredients! It’s naturally gluten-free, and dairy and refined sugar-free, too!

Chocolate Cauliflower Oatmeal bowl with fruit

Chocolate Cauliflower “Oatmeal” from Clean Eating Kitchen 

Puddings & Cereals

Dark Chocolate Avocado Pudding – A decadent dark chocolate avocado pudding from Low Carb Yum is sure to satisfy any chocolate craving. So rich with perfect pudding texture, you’d never guess it includes avocados!

Easy Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding – This super easy dessert from Delicious Obsessions is made with two main delicious ingredients – chocolate and sweet potatoes! It’s not only healthy but a satisfying sweet treat that you can feel good about eating.

Healthy Instant Pot Chocolate Pudding – This 5-minute healthy Instant Pot chocolate pudding from Recipes to Nourish is protein packed, rich and super chocolaty. It makes a fun snack or special treat and it’s perfect to pack in lunches. It’s paleo friendly with a dairy free option and full of a metabolism and gut supporting boost.

Chocolate Cauliflower “Oatmeal” – This cauliflower “oatmeal” recipe from Clean Eating Kitchen is a low-carb, oat-free and grain-free breakfast porridge that is perfect for paleo diets. Try this healthy recipe when you’re avoiding oats but want a cozy breakfast reminiscent of the real thing. This recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes.

Paleo Chocolate Granola – This chocolate paleo granola from Traditional Cooking School is gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free… and raw with living enzymes! It’s basically a dessert that’s healthy enough for breakfast. Top it with your favorite dairy-free or raw milk and you’ll be fueled with energy through lunchtime. This easy homemade recipe also takes the extra step of soaking the nuts and seeds for better digestion!

Paleo Chocolate Chip Muffins from Raia’s Recipes

If you don’t want the entire muffin to be chocolate, but just want chocolate chips inside, try these…

Chocolate Chip Blueberry Fiber Muffins – Low-carb, paleo, and gluten-free chocolate chip berry fiber muffins from Beauty & The Foodie are great for a between-meal snack or grab-and-go breakfast.

Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins – An easy recipe for paleo pumpkin muffins from Mama Knows Gluten-Free. These muffins are gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, and have no refined sugar. 

Paleo Chocolate Chip Muffins – Not too sweet, and with the perfect crumb, these easy paleo chocolate chip muffins are great for breakfast, snacks, and a healthy treat! They’re made in the blender, too, so they’re a win for easy cleanup!

Paleo Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Muffins – All the flavors you love from pecan pie in a muffin with a pecan crumble topping from Mama Knows Gluten-Free. Gluten-free, dairy-free and no refined sugar.

Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake – With only a few simple ingredients, and only one bowl needed, this chocolate chip coffee cake is a delicious grain-free treat you can serve for breakfast or dessert!

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.  #chocolate #breakfast #paleo #glutenfree #waffles #muffins #smoothie #breakfastcookies