5 Ways to Eat Cupcakes for Breakfast

These breakfast-themed cupcakes are perfect for a special occasion.

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We know what you're thinking: "Cupcakes? For breakfast?" But when you think about it, isn't a cupcake just a frosted muffin? Regardless, these five breakfast-inspired cupcakes are so much more special than basic pancakes and waffles. The next time you're hosting a brunch party, think of these cupcakes as one easy way to upgrade your spread.

Waffle Cupcakes

These are literal cupcakes, since they are baked in small paper cups, each with a small frozen waffle at the base. Iced with maple buttercream frosting, each cupcake is then topped with another small waffle and a drizzle of maple syrup. 

Cereal-Milk Cupcakes

Upgrade your boxed-mix cupcakes by swapping out the water in the recipe for cereal milk, which is made by soaking cornflake cereal in milk for added flavor. Top each cupcake with vanilla buttercream and a handful of crunchy cornflakes. 

French Toast Cupcakes

Add come cinnamon and nutmeg to your cupcake batter, then top your finished cupcakes with a generous amount of coffee icing, roll the edges in cinnamon sugar, and add a handful of French Toast Crunch cereal on top. 

Yogurt Parfait Cupcakes

Too hot to use the oven? Use the freezer instead! Made in a cupcake pan and topped with whipped cream, these yogurt parfait cupcakes are the healthiest choice on this list. They have a homemade granola base, a strawberry yogurt center, and a spoonful of fruit and blueberry whipped cream on top. 

Pancake Cupcakes

If you have leftover pancake batter, make some chocolate chip puffins (pancake muffins), but then turn those chocolate chip puffins into pancake cupcakes by frosting them with extra-buttery buttercream icing. Finish with a tiny pancake and a drizzle of maple syrup on top. 

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