Mar 07

The Breakfast Brownie

 chocolate before noon!

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It’s like a childhood dream come true!!!(!!!).  One of the best things about growing up and getting married is that you can do whatever you want.  Like eat chocolatey brownies for breakfast.

Okay, it’s not like an ooey, gooey decadent brownie.  But that’s why we’re eating it for breakfast…not dessert.  There’s just something about eating cocoa powder for breakfast that makes me feel scandalous.  That, and we’ve become addicted to House of Cards.  It’s super scandalous.  So between chocolate for breakfast and the sex, drugs and alcohol (on the show), I’m living quite the thrilling life.  Except for the teensy fact that we’re always in bed before 10pm.

ohhhh and lately I’ve also been singing this song as much as I possibly can.  T-minus 7 days until vacationnn.  Prepare yourself for a post all about vacation eats.  Posts about vacation foods are my absolute favorite type of post…vacations are when people truly enjoy food.  I love seeing it.  Love it.

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Did you know white chocolate has zero of the health benefits of dark chocolate? Which makes sense because I’ve always thought that white chocolate is kinda odd.  Unless it’s in the occasional white chocolate raspberry dessert.  Or in white chocolate macadamia nut cookies.  Okay, maybe white chocolate isn’t that odd, but in terms of health benefits…it brings zilch to the table.

That’s why cocoa in breakfast is the way to go.  Hooray antioxidants. 

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And what is that in the picture above…oh it’s almond butter.  The lesser peanut butter (in terms of taste, not health).  Quite surprisingly, I’ve actually found a fondness for almond butter, it does wonders to smoothies

If you follow me on instagram, you know I’ve been going crazy over oatmeal breakfast bakes lately.  I try to aim for variety in what I eat -aka not eating breakfast bakes everyday- but I’m just so drawn to them.  I find them attractive.

Honestly, I started eating breakfast bakes because I love oats, but oatmeal hurts my stomach.  I don’t know if it’s the texture and temperature or what, but traditional oatmeal isn’t the best breakfast choice for me.  With breakfast bakes…no stomach issues.  So I’m obsessed.  End tmi.

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So breakfast bakes are more than just pretty to look at, they actually make your day easier.  Yep, you make them the night before and then you’re all ready for breakfast in the morning.  No I-didn’t-have-time-for-breakfast excuses here.  I highly (highly) recommend that you make this Breakfast Brownie the night before because as it sits in the fridge overnight it gets sweeter.

Another thing you probably don’t need me telling you but so it goes…I eat my breakfast bakes cold.  I think it’s because I’m crazy about anything doughy because doughy + cold equals reminiscent of cookie dough.  Which is what we all want…except if you’re my husband, but he also says things like, “it’s a snack (not a meal) if it doesn’t have meat”…so obviously he’s not a legitimate source.

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The Breakfast Brownie
  1. 1 cup oats
  2. 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder, unsweetened
  3. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  4. 1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  5. 1/2 cup strawberries, mashed/pureed/blended
  6. 2 tablespoons water
  7. 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. In a food processor/magic bullet/blender, blend your strawberries until they are smooth. In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Scoop the batter into a greased loaf pan. Bake for 20-22 minutes. Allow to cool before putting in the fridge until the morning. In the morning, eat hot or cold (i eat mine cold) topped with almond butter.
  2. The 'brownie' is sweeter if you allow it to sit in the fridge overnight. So it's best to make this recipe the night before.
Serves 2
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21 comments on “The Breakfast Brownie”

  1. Chocolate before noon!? Sounds like a great thing to me! :)

  2. Yummmm! What size pan did you use?

  3. how far ahead can you make this? would love to make some breakfasts on the weekend to keep for the week…

  4. Is there anyway to find nutrional values for recipes?

  5. Love this idea… great for on the run

  6. I love this Kylie!! I will have to share! You know I find I’m the same with oatmeal but if I soak it overnight with lemon juice, it removes the phytic acid and I’m fine. Then I just cook it in the morning. Strange how effective that one step is! I also use gluten free oats. I adore baked oatmeal though and it’s so much better cold!!! Love your recipe!!:)

  7. OMG Erik and I just got on a House of Cards kick too!! We just finished season 1 and I’m SO EXCITED TO START SEASON 2. Now that you mention it, maybe that’s why I’ve been happy staying in lately…living vicariously through House of Cards does feel oh so scandalous! Your breakfast bakes have been looking SO tasty on instagram!!

  8. Oooh, yum, yum, yum! I love having chocolate breakfasts (that are super duper healthy) because then I can go to school and tell all my friends I had chocolate waffles (wheat free, sugar free, dairy free) with ice-cream (whipped up frozen banana) just to see their faces!

    Your breakfast bake looks soooo yummy, I’m going to have to try it and I get what you’re saying about the cold cookie dough thing! :)

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  10. I recently made home made “chocolate-protein bars” and I was feeling the same thing! Chocolate for breakfast – it is defiantly a childhood dream!

  11. I am new to your blog, and look forward to enjoying your recipes. Love that there is no guilt in this lovely recipe! Your recipe sounds so delicious! Take care, Terra

  12. Thanks for posting this recipe.

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