It's Chocolate Lovers Month! If you love chocolate, chocolate for breakfast is always a treat. Beyond the chocolate muffin, these easy Chocolate lovers breakfast ideas are super yummy and only take a few ingredients. I've partnered with Cost Plus World Market today to share some delicious gourmet breakfast recipes featuring amazing chocolate flavor. Try delicious chocolate french toast or banana topped beignets. Serve up fresh fruit with chocolate dipping sauce while you sip a yummy mug of coffee with a touch of chocolate caramel syrup… there's a ton of chocolate goodness waiting for you, keep reading.
Easy Chocolate Lovers Breakfast Ideas
These chocolate lover breakfast recipes are perfect for 2 or the whole family. Create a romantic breakfast tray for two, or round up the whole gang and enjoy better-than-cake for breakfast! If you are really in a hurry, I supposed you could just grab some gourmet chocolate to take for the road, but I think you're going to want to sit down and treat yourself… these recipes are amazing! (And so much easier to make than you might think).
I headed to Cost Plus World Market in Englewood, Colorado for some chocolate inspiration. With the variety of gourmet foods from around the world, you'll definitely find something unique. I picked up some staple items that can be used in a few different recipes so cooking is a breeze and flavor is the focus.
Here's Today's Chocolate breakfast recipe menu
- Chocolate babka french toast with fresh fruit
- Chocolate Banana beingets
- Fresh strawberries and chocholate dipping sauce
- Cost Plus World Market french roast coffee with your choice of chocolate flavors
I used Torani chocolate sauces in every recipe. It's really meant as a coffee syrup, but it's so good and chocolatey, I think it makes a great dipping sauce, drizzle and all around yummy chocolate flavoring.
4 Ingredient Chocolate Banana Beignets
This recipe is a bit sneaky, I used a pre-packed beignet mix from Cost Plus World Market. So really, one ingredient is the mix… it makes this recipe super simple to create and so yummy. The coconut oil is just for cooking and the powdered sugar isn't an ingredient, its a topping. Sneaky play on numbers, right? My point is, this is an easy recipe you can make in literal minutes.
Traditionally, beignets are eaten similarly to a donut. Its warm fried bread topped with powdered sugar. However, for a breakfast dish, you can treat the beignets like you would french toast or pancakes and top with fruit or other delicious flavors.
- Cafe Du Monde Beignet mix
- Coconut oil
- Torani salted chocolate caramel sauce (So Yummy!)
- Powdered sugar
- Follow the instructions on the Cafe Du Monde Beignet mix.
You'll just need to pre-heat a large skillet and melt some coconut oil for frying. The instructions on the box call for 1-2″ of oil in a pan, really I just used about 3 large tablespoons of coconut oil. You want enough oil to fry up the beignet dough. I find that using a little less oil means I watch the pan a bit more and can flip the dough in time to not over cook or burn. this batch of beignets turned out a little dry and dense, if you're in a dry climate (hello from Colorado) or high altitude, you might want to add a couple extra tablespoons of water to the mix. Experiment and see what works for you.
- Slice bananas and place right in the skillet, cook (and flip sides) until the banana looks like its melting a little. You don't need to brown the banana, but you can if you'd like.
- Get your pretty plate ready
- Drizzle chocolate sauce on the plate.
- Place warm beignets on top of the chocolate drizzle.
- Top your finished beignets with sprinkled powered sugar.
- Add bananas to the center of the dish and finish with a little extra chocolate drizzle.
Chocolate babka french toast with fresh fruit
Buy Babka online only through the Cost Plus World Market website. I purchased the 2 flavor pack… I'll make more french toast with the cinnamon loaf as well. The babka comes pre-made and loaded with rich chocolate flavor. I'd never made french toast with it… is that a thing?
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- Green's Home Style Chocolate Babka from Cost Plus World Market
- Coconut oil
- Fresh strawberries, blueberries or other fruit
- Powdered sugar
- Torani white chocolate and salted chocolate caramel sauces
- Cut babka into3/4-1″ slices.
- Whisk to combine eggs and milk in a low, wide bowl.
- Preheat a large skillet on medium heat. Melt about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in the pan.
- Place a slice of babka in the egg/milk mixture and let soak for about a minute per side.
- Place egg soaked chocolate babka in the skillet and cook on either side for about 3-5minutes or until browned. This is a tricky description as the babka is already “brown”. You just want to make sure the egg mixture is cooked thoroughly on each side. The chocolate will melt a little and may start to smell like it's cooking, just don't let it burn (how's that for fancy instructions?).
- Top with any combination of fruit, powdered sugar and drizzled chocolate syrup.
Tip: make sure the babka is chilled in the fridge before cutting into slices. It will crumble just a bit, but cuts nicely when cold. I used a bread knife for easier cutting.
Add a special touch to your sweet breakfast plate. I found these coffee stencils from Cost Plus World Market – they're meant for sprinkling a powdered chocolate or sugar message on top of a fancy coffee drink. Instead, I used them to add a powdered sugar message on a piece of french toast. Awwwee, so special, right? A little trick for you… I used a small hand-held wire strainer to sprinkle the powered sugar over the stencil, easy peazy!
More flavor combos with chocolate
We know chocolate is a definite must, right? But you don't have to go with just chocolate. Flavored chocolates are amazing and you can pair classic chocolate with a variety of other flavors too. So if you don't want to go with fresh fruit (or if it's hard to find good fresh fruit when you need it), try mixing up your chocolate combos with other ingredients. I like using jams and fruit spreads. This Black Cherry fruit spread only have 4 ingredients… black cherries, sugar, citric acid and pectin and it tastes sooooo good. Add a spoonful to the top of your chocolate treat of choice and if you want a little extra special look, sprinkle powdered sugar or drizzle more chocolate. Always more chocolate!
Fresh Strawberries and chocolate dipping sauce
This isn't as much a recipe then a flavor idea. I simply added Torani chocolate sauce to a small dipping sauce bowl. For extra fancy, add white chocolate sauce to the bowl and then drizzle chocolate caramel over the top. (There's a ton of drizzling going on today!)
Don't forget the extra little chocolates!
I picked up a mini sampler of chocolate bars… now we don't even have to share! These chocolates also come in larger sizes, but I think the minis are perfect for picking your favorite flavor.
Chocolate coffees and Mugs you need
Make a pot of your favorite Cost Plus World Market coffee. I went with French roast for this flavor fun today… I really love French roast coffee. Add in your favorite chocolate flavoring and you have a fancy coffee ready for indulging. You can make up a mocha if you'd like… we went straight up chocolate and coffee for this breakfast for two. If you'r not a coffee drinker (we can still be friends), try one of the tasty Cocoa, Hot Chocolate, Gourmet Hot Chocolate options from Cost Plus World Market, there's a number to choose from.
This is my new favorite mug – I married Mr. Right, but I am always right… you too, right?
The extras for your chocolate lovers breakfast table for 2
Here's the set up I created for our chocolate lover breakfast for two.
Start off with this gorgeous wood and metal serving tray. It's large enough to carry plates, mugs and a bowl of yummy strawberries. Because we're breakfasting, just two of us, sharing a plate is a sweet, romantic idea. I stacked two plates for more of a decor look.
Add in warm gray buffet napkins with wire napkin rings and flatware for two (or you can share one if you'd really like to wait your turn for a bite).
I love the wood tray. It's not too fancy nor ornate. It's big enough to carry or display quite a bit and it feels really sturdy. I've been eyeing it for a while… I finally had to bring it home. And these napkin rings.. hello beautiful!
Where to Buy – all the Chocolate Lover Breakfast Ideas from Cost Plus World Market
- Chocolate Babka (available online only)
- Cafe Due Monde Beignet Mix
- Gray buffet napkins
- Woven metal napkin rings
- Small white textured stoneware bowls
- Small white textured stoneware plates
- Round rustic serving tray with iron handles
- Mrs. Always Right coffee mug
- Mr. Right coffee mug
- Stainless steel coffee stencils
- Torani chocolate sauce
Grab your shopping list and head to your local Cost Plus World Market store to pick up everything you need for a scrumptious chocolate breakfast for 2 (or 12!). With the exception of the Babka, you can find everything at your local store. Or you can shop online and pick it up at your local store too…