If you're in the "Eat Dessert First" camp -- and who isn't? -- then, a chocolate-centric brunch seems like just the right kind of sugar rush to kick off the day, right? We've rounded up our very best morning pastries, pancakes and more for this sweet feast. A meal that's absolutely screaming for a champagne cocktail. Make it a potluck and invite your chocolate-loving chums to bake up their fave treats. Mmmmmmmm.

So Flipping Fantastic

What's better than fluffy buttermilk flapjacks? Just add chocolate chips and drizzle chocolate syrup on top! Add bananas and you'll have one of our most popular recipes of all time.

Chunky Monkey Pancakes
Photo by CCloves2Bake

Droolworthy Pastries

Pain au chocolat, aka chocolate croissants, are easier than you think with this hack, and, while the legendary babka takes time, it's so worth it, trust us!

Pretty Quick Breads

Hooray for muffins and moist banana bread ribboned with dark streaks of cocoa. A batch of any of these makes waking up less painful. Double up and freeze the extra for busy weekday mornings.

Pour Some Chocolate On It

Yes, Chocolate Gravy is a thing, thanks to amazing Southern cooks. And chocolate-y syrup, too. Can you imagine a better way to top biscuits or waffles or pancakes? Careful, it's addictive.

edited chocolate gravy by Lindsey Otto
Photo by Lindsey Otto

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