6 'Dessert Breakfasts' to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at Sunrise (PHOTOS)

Maressa Brown | Jun 26, 2012 Food & Party

belgian waffle with ice cream and syrupSurely, you've had breakfast for dinner before. Maybe even dinner for breakfast? (Sometimes, there's nothing like leftover, cold pizza at 9 a.m. on a Sunday morning. Mmm.) But what about dessert for breakfast? Just too gluttonous to work? Ehh. Not so fast! It might actually help with weight loss, according to a bunch of sugar-happy scientists at Tel-Aviv University. Apparently, adding a chocolate chip scone or doughnut to breakfast while on a low-calorie (1,400/day for women) diet resulted in less hunger and fewer cravings and more weight lost. Kiiiinda wacky, considering that there's research to show having sugary food in the a.m. can set your blood sugar up for a day-long roller coaster ride. 

But hey, considering this new study, maybe that's simply not true for everyone! So, in honor of this sweet research, here are a few drool-worthy desserts that could double as breakfast ...

What's your favorite "dessert for breakfast"?

  • Coffee Cake

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    Sure, it pairs perfectly with a morning cup of joe, but let's be honest: It's actually dessert, too.

  • Fresh Fruit Tart

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    Berries and other in-season fruits are perfectly acceptable on top of pancakes or waffles for breakfast. So why not atop a creamy, custard-filled tart? Nom.

  • Deep Chocolate VitaTops

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    Deep Chocolate VitaTops -- made with cocoa, chocolate chips, whole wheat, and organic sugar -- are like a cake-cookie hybrid. And for only 100 calories and 9 grams of filling fiber, it's probably the most "angelic" dessert breakfast you can find.

  • Breakfast Milkshake

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    Who says a milkshake is only okay with lunch, dinner, or happy hour? You can make one as rich or as nutritious as you like, depending on how much cocoa, ice cream/frozen yogurt, milk, or even fruit and veggies (think spinach, berries, bananas) you throw into the blender.

  • Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

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    Does a simple shell of hardened milk or dark chocolate really detract all that much from the nutritious value of fresh berries for breakfast? Pffft, nah!

  • Milk & Cookies

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    Given how sugar-packed some cereals are, a homemade cookie paired with milk might actually end up being better for you!

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