Delicious chocolate peanut butter Greek yogurt fudgesicles. A healthier simple summer snack!
It’s no surprise that we LOVE dessert for breakfast around my home. I mean these healthy breakfast cookies, this breakfast frozen yogurt, and this breakfast chocolate mousse is a little evidence of our love of dessert-for-breakfast.
And it’s about time we added some popsicles to the mix. These popsicles are filled with good-for-you ingredients and good enough to eat for breakfast! Plus, they are as easy as mixing ingredients together in ONE bowl with no stovetop or oven required and then pouring the mixture into popsicle molds and waiting until frozen.
I think one of the biggest reasons we love “desserts” for breakfast is because it is something different. It’s SO easy to get into a breakfast rut of just eating the same thing over and over again (ahem. cereal and milk.) and to get bored of breakfast in a hurry! A frequent question I get asked is “what are some different breakfast options to switch things up” so I thought it would be fun to do a quick list of “breakfast hacks” — 10 hacks or different ideas for a great breakfast meal.
- No bake energy bites: you’ve all heard of energy bites right? Well, why not make them into a breakfast meal?! At the start of the week I’ll generally make a huge batch of energy bites and use them for snacks and for breakfast throughout the week. If you are in a super huge rush, energy bites on their own will definitely tide you over. But for a more complete breakfast meal, we like to grab a bowl of yogurt and crumble the energy bites on top. It’s super quick, very filling, and a fun breakfast hack.
- Variety-topped yogurt bowls: I wrote a whole post a couple weeks ago about 10 different and fun ways to top a bowl of yogurt. The ideas include topping a bowl of yogurt with granola, fresh fruit, nuts, chia seeds, and swirling on nut butters. There are so many different variations of how to top a yogurt bowl. Jif has two new peanut butter spreads — Cinnamon and Maple that are super flavorful on top of yogurt. I love add these nut butters to a big bowl of yogurt.
- Breakfast cookies: That’s right — cookies FOR breakfast! This is a great way to get your kids excited about breakfast and still keep them eating well. My favorite breakfast cookies are easy and require NO baking. They are super filling and make for a great breakfast — especially a breakfast on-the-go. It’s basically a mix of oats, peanut butter, honey, rice krispies, and a few other ingredients. And if you want more chocolate in your breakfast diet (YES) then I also have a chocolate version here. And finally, I have some peanut butter oatmeal breakfast cookies that do require baking and are more like actual baked cookies. They are so delicious and a unique way to enjoy breakfast that everyone will love!
- Oatmeal: There are so many ways to switch up oatmeal. My very favorite hot oatmeal recipe is this strawberries and cream oatmeal. But to be totally honest, if I’m not eating that strawberry hot oatmeal, I prefer overnight oats (cold oatmeal). Mix some oats with milk, yogurt, peanut butter, natural sweeteners, and whatever else you want to mix in and set it in the fridge overnight. When you wake up you’ll have an awesome breakfast waiting! Here are my top favorite overnight oatmeal recipes: Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats, Chocolate-Covered Almond Overnight Oats, and these Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Cookie Overnight Oats.
- Eggs: Here’s a plethora of great ideas and ways to switch up your breakfast. You can do eggs plain or quickly mix them to make all kinds of quick meals. My favorite way to eat eggs is in this simple spinach and egg feta wraps. It’s basically egg-whites + pesto + spinach cooked in a skillet and then put in a wrap with feta cheese and tomatoes. Delish and easy to take on the go.
- Breakfast Fruit Tarts: If you want to get a little fancy (okay, really, it’s not that fancy hah!) you can make these delicious breakfast fruit tarts. It’s a great way to use up extra fruit and makes for an extremely filling breakfast. The base is the same idea of the breakfast cookies — similar ingredients and no baking required. Form the base into a miniature tart shape, fill it with Greek yogurt, and top it with fresh berries/fruit. ??
- Dessert-flavored breakfast shakes: Seriously, your breakfast shakes should taste like dessert, because THAT is a great way to start the day. This peanut butter cup protein shake is one of my favorite dessert-for-breakfast ideas. It’s loaded with protein, but tastes so creamy and has all the same flavors you know and love from a peanut butter cup. Blend together some chocolate milk, a banana, yogurt, protein powder, Jif maple peanut butter, sweetener, vanilla, and some ice and that’s it!
- Dessert-flavored muffins or quick breads: If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time you know we are huge muffin and sweet bread eaters at my home. My muffins and breads are heavily tested before they come on here because I want them to taste just as good as sugar-loaded breads but WITHOUT all the sugar and not so great ingredients. Make a batch of muffins or quick bread at the start of the week and eat them throughout the week for breakfast. These flourless pumpkin muffins are a blog favorite, these blueberry muffins are a personal favorite, and this Greek yogurt zucchini bread is raved about by anyone that has tried it!
- Use the SLOW COOKER. I seriously love my crockpot and it’s not just for dinner meals. We use it for breakfast quite a bit as well. You can try this overnight quinoa and oatmeal (cooks in the crockpot overnight) or a blog favorite: crockpot hasbrowns. Throw in some hashbrowns, a quick homemade “cream of soup”, some mushrooms/onions, and let it cook. Top with cheese and herbs and it’s ready to go!
- Pancakes made in a muffin tin: A seriously fun breakfast hack that has been a huge hit in my home are pancakes made in a muffin tin — all the flavors, ingredients, and textures of pancakes in mini pop-able form, top them with nut butter and some syrup and they are good to go!
I mentioned earlier that Jif released two new Spreads — Cinnamon and Maple. These popsicles use the Maple flavored peanut butter spread which gives them a really delicious and unique flavor. It also helps to pack these pops with a lot of protein with the 7 grams of protein per serving. Between the peanut butter, Greek yogurt, and milk these are a great source of getting protein in.
And that wraps it up! I hope these breakfast ideas are helpful. If all else fails, I’m pretty sure these delicious peanut butter + chocolate fudgesicles could pass for breakfast every.single.morning and you’d never get sick of them. ?
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 and 1/2 cups chocolate milk regular chocolate milk, chocolate almond, or chocolate soymilk
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt full fat for best texture/taste
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chocolate Nesquik powder
- Pinch of salt
- 3-4 tablespoons agave nectar or other sweetener*
Slightly warm up the peanut butter until you can easily stir it. Mix the peanut butter, chocolate milk, Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, Nesquik powder, and salt together.
Stir until completely combined and then add *sweetener (maple syrup, honey, agave, stevia, granulated sugar, etc.) to desired preference. I always add 3 tablespoons, but feel free to reduce or increase even over 4 tablespoons.
Pour the mixture into the molds and freeze until solid.
Special thanks to Jif for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.