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Let's Do Brunch: Easy, Healthy Brunch Recipes

  • Multi-Grain Buttermilk Waffles

    Skip the traditional butter-laden, high-carb waffles and try this guilt-free version that tastes just as indulgent.

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  • Zucchini Frittata

    This impressive-looking frittata is easy to make and loaded with fresh veggies and herbs.

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  • Jam-Filled Almond Muffins

    These whole wheat muffins have a surprise in the center: an almond-scented, berry-jam filling.

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  • Date-Oat Muffins

    Packed with dried fruit, fiber, and healthy omega-3s, these nutty muffins make a filling, healthy breakfast.

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  • Overnight Oatmeal

    Start this breakfast in a slow cooker the night before, and wake up to a bowl of hot, nourishing oatmeal in the morning.

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  • Greek Omelet

    This easy omelet is just right for brunch. Frozen leaf spinach makes it ultra-quick.

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  • Pineapple Upside-Down Muffins

    These fun muffins are packed with healthy ingredients — vegetables, fruit, and whole grains — so you can feel good about serving them.

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  • Sunday Sausage Strata

    The "strata" in this classic casserole are layers of bread, cheese, and sausage baked in a rich egg mixture.

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  • Spiced Apple Cider Muffins

    Cider doughnuts inspired these spice-happy, low-fat muffins with a crumbly streusel topping.

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  • Mexican Potato Omelet

    Whip up this simple omelet in minutes: You can use frozen hash browns (look for brands with little or no fat) to save time. The cheese in this recipe provides almost a third of your daily calcium needs.

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  • Apricot-Wheat Germ Muffins

    Nutty toasted wheat germ and tangy dried apricots give these muffins a homey, satisfying flavor.

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  • Fruit-Filled Crepes

    This dessert or special brunch dish is great for entertaining because it can be made in advance and popped in the oven just before serving.

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  • Healthy Pancakes

    These pancakes are made with 100 percent whole wheat flour and get an additional fiber boost from flaxseed meal.

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  • Maple Nut & Pear Scones

    We gave the classic flaky breakfast pastry a healthy makeover: Our version uses less butter and packs more nutty flavor, thanks to rolled oats and whole wheat pastry flour.

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  • Savory Cheddar Breakfast Muffins

    Tired of the sweet stuff? Try these muffins with Canadian bacon, scallions, bell peppers, and cheddar cheese.

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  • Apricot-Walnut Cereal Bars

    Crisp and chewy, this bar is a good-for-you alternative to store-bought cereal bars. The secret ingredient, silken tofu, will give your day a protein-packed start.

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  • Banana-Nut-Chocolate Chip Quick Bread

    This banana bread is packed with chocolate chips and toasted heart-healthy walnuts, so you get a taste of nuts and chocolate in each bite.

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  • Cranberry-Walnut Quick Bread

    The perennial bakery favorite gets a healthy makeover.

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  • Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole

    Make this ham-and-cheese dish lighter by losing a few egg yolks and using nonfat milk.

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  • Blueberry-Ricotta Pancakes

    These light and fluffy pancakes make an antioxidant-packed treat. Use frozen blueberries if you can't find fresh.

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  • Blueberry-Coconut-Macadamia Muffins

    The one-two punch of coconut and macadamia nuts in this muffin will make you think you're having your morning coffee in Hawaii.

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  • Baked Apple-Cinnamon French Toast

    Prep this French toast in advance and pop in the oven for a laid-back weekend breakfast. Cut calories by half and fat by 80 percent by using nonfat milk and eliminating egg yolks.

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  • Herb & Onion Frittata

    This Italian-style omelet is delicious with just about any herb combination; try parsley, dill, chervil, or marjoram.

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  • Breakfast Parfait

    A little low-fat dairy and some vitamin-rich fruit and you've just started your day right, nutritionally speaking.

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  • Quick Breakfast Taco

    A smaller cousin of the breakfast burrito, this breakfast taco made with reduced-fat cheddar and egg substitute is a yummy, healthy meal.

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  • Creamy Wheat Berry Hot Cereal

    Have a filling, fiber-rich breakfast with rolled oats, cooked wheat berries, fruit, and nuts.

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  • Cranberry Muesli

    Prep this muesli the night before for a ready-in-seconds morning meal.

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  • Cranberry Pancakes

    The tartness of cranberries adds a kick to these pancakes.

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  • Red Onion & Goat Cheese Pancake

    The savory onion and goat cheese combination makes this pancake recipe a good breakfast, lunch, or dinner option.

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  • Egg & Salmon Sandwich

    Smoked salmon and egg whites on a toasted whole wheat English muffin is the perfect power breakfast. For a more substantial meal, pair it with a piece of fruit or a glass of 100 percent juice.

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