You Should Add Chocolate To Your Scrambled Eggs. Here's Why

Believe it or not, chocolate eggs are not just for your Easter basket. From Cadbury's Creme Egg — with a filling that shares an uncanny resemblance to a chicken egg's yolk and white once cracked — to Reese's aptly named Easter Peanut Butter Egg, many confection companies have long captivated a cult following for their egg-shaped chocolate candies. As it turns out, there is also a fan following for chocolate in everyday eaten-for-breakfast eggs, too. From the decidedly sweet to the more umami, a whole host of recipes for chocolate scrambled eggs exist. While some cooks opt for powdered chocolate to dissolve into every eggy bite, others stud their scrambles with chocolate chips or chunks. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate — there are endless options, should you decide to ride this breakfast train.

Why put chocolate in your scrambled eggs?

Why do people add chocolate to their eggs? Adding chocolate to your eggs is a way to sweeten up your breakfast when you're just sick of savory. A recipe (from Allrecipes) for Alaskan chocolate scrambled eggs calls for the addition of instant white chocolate flavored coffee mix powder to spice up a more standard scramble. Simply mix eggs, milk, and chocolate powder and cook per usual for an elevated take on traditional breakfast fare. How does it taste? One four-star reviewer who substituted finely grated white chocolate for the chocolate coffee mix powder sums it up: "I wasn't quite sure what to think and I still wasn't sure after I tasted it. The more I thought about it the more I liked the eggs. The white chocolate adds another dimension without being overly sweet." Some recipes (like Mr. Breakfast's) add shredded cheese to their Alaskan chocolate scrambled eggs for a sweet and savory bite.

Other versions of scrambled eggs with chocolate simply mimic dessert. The Whole Smiths' recipe for chocolate banana eggs is anything but the same old scrambled eggs. The addition of dark chocolate chunks and mashed bananas brings this recipe closer to a cookie than your usual breakfast — and without the addition of tons of sugar. Top with fresh berries, shredded coconut, chia seeds, or walnuts, and your scrambled eggs may look more like a smoothie bowl.

Still not sold? If you want to take baby steps, you can test the waters with peanut butter in your scrambled eggs before making the leap to chocolate.