7 Breakfast Recipes You'll Want to Have for Dessert, Too

7 Breakfast Recipes You’ll Want to Have for Dessert, Too

The only thing better than breakfast is dessert for breakfast. Start your day with one of these vegan treats.


Dessert is naturally a go-to treat, but why wait until after dinner to satisfy your sweet craving? We shouldn’t, so let’s throw delayed gratification out the window, and have dessert for breakfast. Fortunately, there are plenty of sweet breakfast options out there, which inspired us to round up our favorite recipes that taste like genuine indulgences.

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Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

Breakfast has long been touted as the most important meal of the day, and for good reason. Ensuring you make time to enjoy breakfast comes with a number of benefits.

Breaking the overnight fast with a healthy, nutritious meal kick-starts metabolism and helps burn more calories throughout the day. In turn, research suggests, this helps supply glucose to your brain which it uses to create energy, help you feel alert, and fight off any feelings of sluggishness.

Skipping breakfast may result in a slower metabolism and can often lead to feeling groggy, unalert, and unfocused. Even eating a small breakfast—such as vegan yogurt, fruit, or granola—provides energy and gets the metabolism going.

Can you have dessert for breakfast?

While some experts advise against eating pastries for breakfast every day, treating yourself to a vegan doughnut and a cup of Joe every once in a while won’t hurt. But for the days when you wake up with a craving for something sweet and healthy, there are ways to add a little something extra to your morning meal.

Oatmeal, a universal breakfast staple, is easily gussied up with fruits, nuts, maple syrups, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and more. For an even more delectable treat, opt for baked oatmeal infused with your favorite mix-ins.

Smoothies, chia puddings, and even snacking cake made with veggies are other ways to enjoy a nutritious breakfast that tastes just like dessert.

7 dessert-like vegan breakfasts for every day of the week 

Check out the recipes below and treat yourself to vegan desserts first thing in the morning!

VegNews.BakedBerryOatmealJackie Sobon

1 Monday: Baked Berry Oatmeal

If you’re tired of the same bowl of oatmeal, upgrade your morning go-to for this baked variety. Maple syrup and a medley of berries add a touch of sweetness, while walnuts, plant milk, and vanilla add a touch of creaminess and an irresistible aroma. Don’t forget the chia seeds, as these nutrient powerhouses add a punch of protein and antioxidants.   
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VegNews.Jamaican-inspiredBananaOatmealPorridgeShanika Graham-White

2 Tuesday: Jamaican-Inspired Porridge

Bananas lend a dash of sweetness to this Jamaican-inspired oatmeal porridge. Add in cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and vanilla, and you get a comforting bowl of breakfast that will leave you satiated while indulging your sweet tooth. Add your favorite stewed berries or a spoonful of coconut cream for a nourishing addition.
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VegNews.MochaOatsAmy Lanza

3 Wednesday: Easy Vegan Mocha Caramel Overnights Oats

Indulge in a morning boost with these deliciously rich and indulgent caramel overnight oats. All you need to do is combine oats, chia seeds, coconut yogurt, vegan milk, vanilla, cacao, espresso, and maple syrup and refrigerate the mixture overnight. The following day, layer with peanut butter and yogurt and top it all off with peanuts and coffee beans for a truly show-stopping midweek breakfast.
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VegNews.ChaiRicePudding.HannahKaminskyHannah Kaminsky

4 Thursday: Vegan Chai Breakfast Pudding

Warm up your morning with this hearty chai breakfast pudding. First, cook basmati rice in a mix of almond milk, water, agave, and spices. Next, add dates and raisins for a super cozy, dairy-free morning treat.
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5 Friday: Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast sounds wrong, but this recipe proves it couldn’t be more right. The healthy morning snack features a mix of mashed bananas, rolled oats, cinnamon, dark chocolate chips, baking powder, and salt. It takes just 12 minutes to bake, too.
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VegNews.CosmicSmoothieBowlGreta Rybus 

6 Saturday: Vegan Vanilla Smoothie Bowl With Activated Charcoal

Start your weekend with a boost of energy by indulging in this creamy smoothie bowl. Blend frozen banana, activated charcoal, fennel seeds, vanilla, and almond milk, and then top with granola and fresh blueberries for a visually appealing and antioxidant-rich breakfast.
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7 Sunday: Healthy Vegan Chocolate Brownie Doughnuts

First, there were breakfast cookies, and now, we’re telling you you can start your day with healthy vegan doughnuts. It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. These nutritious treats are made with oats, zucchini, coconut sugar, almond butter, and banana.
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