Many lay their heads down at night and dream of guacamole, but only a lucky few will wake to actual guacamole by their bedside. To make that dream come true for a loved one, all it takes is some creativity — and a little help from your friendly neighborhood guac expert.
Whether for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, a birthday, or even a regular old weekday, guacamole acts as a delicious addition to traditional breakfast items such as muffins, pancakes, waffles, bagels — the whole spread. Just remember to ripen your avocados overnight so that when you wake up bright and early, you’ll be ready to start mashing up breakfast.
Without further ado, here are my official picks for breakfast recipes with guacamole.
Everybody knows guacamole is the best thing since (and on) sliced bread. But have you heard of guacamole pancakes? Now that’s something special for a special someone.
There are a few ways to accomplish this dreamy, creamy breakfast. The first is to blend up a guacamole dressing and pour it over your pancakes like a smooth green syrup. But if you’re sappy for traditional maple syrup, putting a dollop of simple, buttery guacamole (or this avocado hot honey butter spread) on top of your pancakes can go a long way — and it won’t contrast with maple syrup.
No matter the method, you’re in for one sweet stack of flap-JAX.
Waffle-loving chocoholics will appreciate this chocolate guacamole recipe. Mash together avocados, bananas, cocoa powder, creamy peanut butter, and agave or sugar. Spread the mixture over your waffles and let it fill each little square pocket with joy. For an extra touch of sweetness, dust with a light shower of powdered sugar.
To add a juicier, brighter taste to your waffles, try topping them with this summer brûléed melon guacamole. This recipe is a great way to incorporate melons into your early bird menu — not to mention that the smooth, creamy texture of guac pairs perfectly with warm, fluffy waffles.
Everything bagels don’t truly live up to their name without a helping of guac smeared on top. Luckily, this everything-but-the-bagel guacamole recipe has got you covered. Zippy capers, hearty cream cheese, fresh dill, and smoked salmon work together with hand-mashed avocados to create a fun twist on traditional lox. Spread it on your (and your loved one’s) favorite bagel, and serve with coffee or orange juice.
Muffins complete the breakfast spread, and guacamole completes the muffin — especially if it’s this dark chocolate raspberry dessert guac. It’s downright indulgent, made with dark chocolate chips, fresh raspberries, and soft cream cheese that meld into the perfect whip when combined with fresh avocados. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and watch your beloved’s heart melt.
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