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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.