churro waffles

They say there’s nothing like a well-balanced, nutritious breakfast to start your day. To which we say “to hell with that.” Breakfast is the best excuse to eat dishes that are practically dessert, all before 10 AM. And no, smoothies won’t cut it. Even actual breakfast cookies aren’t indudlgent enough sometimes. It’s not like your busy schedule won’t burn off the calories anyway, right? Right. (Or at least that’s what we tell ourselves.) So, okay, maybe these aren’t what you feed the kids before sending them off to school with a healthy lunch, but you can treat them on the weekend too.

We’ve rounded up 11 over-the-top dishes that will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but probably break it in the process. Scroll down to check them out and try not to gain weight by just looking at them.

Stale Doughnut Bread Pudding Muffins

Is there one ingredient in this dish that actually doesn’t sound appealing? If the answer is “yes,” then you’re probably wasting your time reading this article.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

peanut butter and jelly bars (PBJ bar cookies)


The classic PB&J combo isn’t just for sandwiches. Turn it into soft, sweet peanut butter cookie bars with a layer of strawberry jam in the middle. The rolled oats in the crumble topping almost make it healthy, but the 1 1/4 sticks of butter balance them out (and then some). Get our Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars recipe.

Carrot Cake Pancakes

It’s our goal in life to figure out ways to drizzle cream cheese on everything, to be honest. Carrots are also a vegetable, which means this dish is obviously healthy. Get our Carrot Cake Pancakes recipe.

Nutella-Stuffed French Toast


We question the sanity of anyone who doesn’t like Nutella. Luckily for most of us, this french toast is chock-full of what we can only describe as the nectar of the Gods. Get our Nutella-Stuffed French Toast recipe.

Red Velvet Crepes

The French may find this Southern-inspired take on a Parisian classic to be unrefined and, quite simply, blasphemous, but there’s no denying these colorful treats taste damn good. And isn’t that all that matters? Get the recipe.

Salted Caramel and Banana Breakfast Strata

Salted caramel and bananas are a match made in tastebud heaven. And we’re not monkeying around when we say that. Get our Salted Caramel and Banana Breakfast Strata recipe.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts

It’s peanut butter jelly time, peanut butter jelly time. Oh, and doughnut time as well. What have we done to deserve such greatness, a.k.a. the hybrid of two delicious American classics? Get the recipe.

Churro Waffles

churro waffles

Cookies & Cups

Churros are a fantastic breakfast food that pairs well with coffee or Mexican hot chocolate, but these waffles take the dish to a whole other level. Who can deny the taste, smell, and texture of cinnamon-sugar? We certainly can’t. Get the recipe.

Chocolate Brioche Cinnamon Rolls

This recipe had to go ahead and add chocolate to cinnamon rolls, as if they weren’t already a drool-worthy indulgence. Needless to say, you’ll never be able to eat just one. Get our Chocolate Brioche Cinnamon Rolls recipe.

S’Mores Pop Tarts

Sorry, Kellogg’s. You’ve got nothing on these homemade, marshmallow, fudgy interpretations of your boxed and packaged varieties. Nice trying, though. These will really make you want s’more. Get the recipe.

Blackberry Cream Cheese Crumb Cake

Sally’s Baking Addiction

We were reluctant to add anything with fruit to this list, but then we saw the words “cream cheese” and “crumb cake” and made the exception. Because obviously. Get the recipe.

Joey is a NYC-based writer/editor, TV/radio personality, editor-at-large for Chowhound, author of "Basic Bitchen," and host of "Dish This." His work has been featured in outlets like Food & Wine, People, InStyle, Travel+Leisure, and BuzzFeed. Prior to a career in editorial, he served as the lead publicist for hit TLC shows like "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," "My Strange Addiction," and "My Crazy Obsession." In his spare time, he enjoys volleyball, visiting the beaches of Naples, Fla. (his hometown), worshipping Beyoncé, eating sour candy, writing depressing poetry, interior design, and perfecting his stand-up comedy routine. He's also been struck by lightning—quite the shocking experience.
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