Brownies are for breakfast, especially when they have bacon in them

Today, after giving my boyfriend a full 24 hours to claim the last lonely brownies, I finished it – for breakfast. Then I got told brownies are not for breakfast. On that I call BS. Who really eats a completely balanced breakfast? What breakfast isn’t a sugar loaded sweet tooth festival?  Unless your a eggs on toast kinda person, most breakfasts I can think of have sugar. And lots of it. Pancakes, waffles, crepes, fruits, cereals – all sugary goodness. I am not a breakfast person to begin with – heck, I don’t really even like eating before noon – but what my health conscience self does usually grab in the AM is either a steak or in today’s case, a brownie. Besides, these tasty treats have bacon in them, that counts for something, right?


This recipe is from an awesome friend I’ve made via blogging who just completed a marathon! Steph’s blogging, wedding planning, working, and running marathons? Way to make me feel like a serious slacker. Go check out her site, all of her tasty goodies, and congratulate her on her huge 26.2 mile achievement!


  1. I’m with you…I’d eat these for breakfast, lunch or dinner! These look amazing…so rich and chocolaty. Add the bacon caramel and I’m in heaven. Gorgeous!

  2. I made and posted about Bacon brownies a couple of weeks ago. I ate them for breakfast too. Makes perfect sense to me too… These brownies look fabulous!

  3. Dionne Baldwin says:

    I love the idea but then again I eat pizza for breakfast heeheehee. I just love these photographs!

  4. Ohh those are sinful! I love how your brownies look..fantastic photos!

  5. I like this breakfast!

  6. I am on your side, brownies are definitely for breakfast! These look absolutely incredible!

  7. Seriously? They do say that bacon makes everything better! Great photos.

  8. Breakfast of champions in my book. Gotta love the bacon-chocolate combo :) Buzzed!

  9. This is the best brownie ever! I thought brownie was good enough. Bacon caramel just makes it so twisted and wicked and I can’t imagine how great that is so I must make it. I like it super gooey.

  10. I’m intrigued by the bacon/chocolate combo – these I am going to have to try – though will probably wait for morning coffee as it would be just totally decadent to have these for breakfast :)

  11. I totally agree, a brownie is just as healthy as a donut! Brownies for breakfast! I’m in.

  12. These brownies look absolutely incredible. And bacon? and caramel? Omg. Death. I want them!

  13. Brownies for breakfast? Hells yeah.
    I usually make mine with instant espresso powder, which makes them the next best thing to a double-shot latte…. right? ;) I have to admit that your bacon version sounds even better, though, especially since if your photos are anything to go by, they’re super-gooey just the way I like them.

  14. A bacon brownie – my eyes have now seen greatness.

  15. Sounds so unique, Kita! I’m not a fan of bacon (I know, crazy). These do sound delicious though!

  16. Too funny…I can rationalize anything, so these are definitely a breakfast food :)

  17. Nom! I love me some bacon bits in a sweet dessert (or breakfast, as the case may be). Big thumbs up on caramel + chocolate + bacon; sounds delicious!

  18. I haven’t gotten on the bacon is sweets train yet. What’s wrong with me?

  19. WOW WOW WOW! I am speechles! How did you not eat the entire pan? Or did you!? :)

  20. Ah you layered a bacon caramel sauce, I see, how interesting but I still have not ventured into the bacon chocolate variety yet.

  21. Those brownies look nasty. But I guess they must taste better than the look!

  22. To quote my 3 year old nephew after I asked him what he wanted for breakfast… “bacon. Bacon. BACON!!”

  23. Technically these have bacon and eggs in them and are therefore breakfast food. End of story. You win :)

  24. Brownies for breakfast sounds like the start of a darn good day to me. ;)

    These look so very decadent. Bacon and caramel….I’m pretty sure I would demolish these.

  25. These sound positively decadent. My dad used to always give us the last brownie or piece of pie for breakfast when we were growing up. It’s something I still occasionally do now and my husband always gets mad at me for it. Silly because I guarantee it’s no worse than a muffin or the syrup drenched french toast which I love for breakfast.

    This is 2 thumbs up breakfast in my book!

  26. Oh these sound interesting! And if I can mix in some breakfast food and eat them at 7 am, all the more reason to try them!

  27. I used to skip breakfast and have some bites here and there during the morning, but just like you said, unless you have eggs, everything else is sweet in the morning.
    the brownies look great, amazing photo as usual
    Thanks for sharing Kita

  28. RavieNomNoms says:

    Those look SO dangerously good!!

  29. I made these today… so delicious. The only thing that could make these better is more bacon!

  30. I made these last night. Mmmm, are they yummy. RICH! I have to have a whole glass of milk to finish one :)

  31. K Hayes says:

    I am trying this for a friend’s birthday this weekend. I am so excited. I do have one quick question – what do you do with the 2 slices of cooked bacon in the brownie portion of the recipe? I see where you use the two slices in the caramel sauce, but there are also 2 slices mentioned in the ingredients list for the brownies. Do you simply stir the chopped bacon into the batter at the end after the flour?


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