Breakfast for dinner is an unavoidable food fad. Who doesn’t love a sweet stack of pancakes or sugary bowl of cereal in place of a boring meat or chicken dish? What you may not have considered, though, is the opposite: dinner for breakfast, or better yet, dessert for breakfast.

Jumpstart your day with these healthy breakfast muffins, which can easily be transformed to a treat more resemblant of a cupcake with the following recipe adjustments:

1. Cream the butter and sugar in each recipe together to create a smooth, fluffy batter.

2. Beat the batter significantly longer than you would when preparing a muffin. This will create a uniformness of air bubbles, and guarantee the light and fluffy texture you want and need in a cupcake.

With just a single bite, you’ll come to wonder why sweets were never part of your early morning diet.

Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Cupcakes


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It’s everything you’ve wanted for breakfast in a single cupcake: banana, oats and Greek yogurt. Click here for the easy and wholesome recipe.

Spiced Banana Pear Cupcakes


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Consume two flavorful fruits at once with this nutritious breakfast cupcake. Add spice for that extra bit of liveliness. Recipe here.

Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes


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For those who can’t resist beginning the day with a banana covered in peanut butter, here’s a cupcake recipe to die for.

Frittata Cupcakes


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Are you an egg-lover? We have an exciting, out-of-the-box alternative just for you. Ditch the skillet and take a chance on this frittata cupcake. Eggs, meat, cheese and vegetables have never tasted so good.

Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes


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Introduce your AM diet to these nutritious yet fruity-tasting apple cinnamon cupcakes. Try it here.

Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes


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For some, chocolate is simply irresistible, even during the earliest hours of the morning. Appease your sweet tooth with this popular breakfast combination. Ready, set, bake.

Blueberry, Oatmeal and Flaxseed Cupcakes


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The healthy ingredients in this breakfast cupcake could never overshadow its tastiness. Recipe here.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cupcakes


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Expand your horizons with this unique breakfast recipe. Enjoy that perfect pumpkin taste with a cream cheese filling and oats and sugar crumbs on top.

Bacon and Egg Cupcakes


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Very few things scream breakfast like bacon and eggs. Kickstart your day with your two favorite ingredients in one. Add scallions for that extra special and spicy taste. Recipe here.

Espresso Dark Chocolate Chip Cupcakes


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For all of you coffee addicts out there, supplement your first cup with this dark-and brewed-tasting cupcake. You won’t be disappointed by this particularly perfect mix of espresso powder and dark chocolate chips.

Blueberry Cupcakes With Streusel Topping


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Kick off your morning with that classic blueberry taste. Use this recipe to prepare your cupcakes with a mouthwatering, crumbly streusel topping.

For those who thought it was unacceptable to go for sweets in the morning, you’ve thought wrong. Waking up in the AM will become that much easier with a guilt-free cupcake tasting of fruit, coffee, oat, yogurt, eggs, bacon or other iconic breakfast flavors.