40 Filling Recipes for a Healthier Brunch
Everyone loves brunch. Festive, but still casual, you can relax and really enjoy the meal. Here are 32 delicious and healthy brunch ideas that both look and taste great. Even better, these recipes are also incredibly easy to make. Whether you're looking for a quiche, frittata, French toast, muffins, eggs, or even yogurt, we've got what you need to impress your guests.
Winter Citrus Salad With Yogurt & Granola
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Brunch is great, but it can be heavy. Try this amazingly fresh citrus salad if you're in the mood for something lighter.
Ingredients: blood orange, navel orange, grapefruit, Greek yogurt, honey, granola, pistachios
Broccoli–Caramelized Onion Quiche With Quinoa Crust
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The benefits of broccoli hardly need repeating—crisp, delicious, full of antioxidants. Take your brunch to the next level by pairing it with quinoa and caramelized onions for a sweet and savory bite.
Ingredients: quinoa, eggs, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, broccoli, yellow onions, whole milk, fresh thyme, kosher salt, goat cheese
Try this recipe: Sausage & Kale Strata
Gruyère, sausage, and kale is a delightfully rich combo, making it a brunch all-star. Pro tip: put it all together the night before so the bread can absorb all the yummy liquids.
Ingredients: turkey sausage, yellow onion, kale, milk, dry mustard, kosher salt, black pepper, eggs, whole-grain bread, Gruyère cheese
Harissa Shakshuka With Spinach & Chickpeas
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This Israeli classic is as hearty as it is easy to make. And while you can enjoy a plate any time, the sunny-side up eggs make this a brunch go-to for sure.
Ingredients: olive oil, yellow onion, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, marinara sauce, harissa, oregano, kosher salt, chickpeas, spinach, eggs, feta cheese, lemon juice, parsley
Dragon Fruit, Pineapple & Chia Smoothie Bowl
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Dragon fruit makes this bowl incredibly vibrant, but don't worry, it's as hearty and tasty as it is beautiful.
Ingredients: frozen pitaya, pineapple juice, chia seeds, pineapple, flaked coconut, kiwi, Greek yogurt, sea salt
Cinnamon Roll Muffins
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This healthier take on cinnamon rolls is lower in sugar and packs more fiber than the traditional pastry.
Ingredients: whole-wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, kosher salt, honey, canola oil, vanilla extract, egg, whole milk, cream cheese, powdered sugar
Sweet Potato Bowl with Blueberries
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Like a smoothie in a bowl, pureed sweet potatoes and fresh berries make this brunch fresh as well as hearty.
Ingredients: sweet potatoes, almond butter, almond milk, ground ginger, sea salt, fresh blueberries, flaked coconut, coconut cream
Try this recipe: Mediterranean Frittata
Frittatas are great for their ease and convenience, and with olives and feta, this one packs in the Mediterranean zest.
Ingredients: extra-virgin olive oil, potatoes, egg whole milk, sea salt, Dijon mustard, broccoli, garlic, roasted red bell pepper, kalamata olives, fresh dill, feta cheese, apple cider vinegar, shallot, crushed red pepper
Hazelnut Waffles with Blackberries
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A base of nut meal and oat flour puts a gluten-free spin on the breakfast classic.
Ingredients: hazelnut meal, oat flour, baking soda, sea salt, ground cardamom, almond milk, eggs, coconut oil, vanilla extract, maple syrup, Greek yogurt, lemon zest, fresh blackberries
Try this recipe: Cardamom-Vanilla Granola
Dig in: Nuts and seeds (use any you want) plus oats and fruit are transformed with fragrant cardamom.
Ingredients: Honey, ground cardamom, extra-virgin olive oil, vanilla extract, kosher salt, uncooked rolled oats, raw almonds, raw cashews, pumpkin seeds, unsweetened flaked coconut, cooking spray, cranberries
Butternut-Squash Kale Hash
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Put an egg on it: When you crave something savory, try superfood veggies topped with a crispy fried egg.
Ingredients: Unsalted butter, sweet onion, garlic, lacinto kale, kosher salt, black pepper, butternut squash, ground nutmeg, grapeseed oil, eggs
Pumpkin Dutch Baby with Pears
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Fall for pumpkin: Take the autumn staple beyond pies by whipping up a "Dutch baby"—a super-easy baked pancake.
Ingredients: Whole milk, all-purpose flour, white whole-wheat flour, eggs, canned pumpkin, coconut sugar, unsalted butter, Bosc pears, walnuts, pumpkin pie spice, orange zest, fresh orange juice, kosher salt
Cornmeal-Bacon Waffles with Apple Compote
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Take a break: Bacon-stuffed waffles and warm fruit feel oh-so indulgent—but they're pack with healthy whole grains and fiber.
Ingredients: Buttermilk, olive oil, eggs, yellow cornmeal, all-purpose flour, white whole-wheat flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, kosher salt, bacon, fresh chives, cooking spray, unsalted butter, red apples, fresh thyme, kosher salt, pure maple syrup, apple cider vinegar
Cauliflower "Grits" with Tomato-Mushroom Gravy
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Add a super sauce: Give your basic grits a nutritional upgrade with a power ingredient: mushrooms.
Ingredients: Cauliflower florets, low-sodium chicken broth, fine yellow cornmeal, Cheddar cheese, grape tomatoes, unsalted butter, cremini mushrooms, kosher salt, black pepper, hot brewed coffee, cornstarch, scallions
Horseradish Potatoes With Smoked Trout
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Go fish: It's never too early in the morning to get in your daily dose of disease-fighting omega-3s.
Ingredients: Baby new potatoes, white vinegar, eggs, olive oil, kosher salt, black pepper, baby spinach, horseradish, smoked trout, lemon wedges
Mini Smoked-Salmon Frittatas
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White Peaches and Prosecco
Maple-Cinnamon French Toast
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Granola Yogurt Parfait
Just layer 6 ounces of plain fat-free Greek yogurt with 2/3 cup granola mixed with 1/2 cup puffed wheat cereal, and 1 sliced peach.
If you use plain yogurt instead of a sugary one, you can save up to 70 calories. But it's fine to use the flavored varieties too.
Related video: How to Make Greek Yogurt Fruit Parfait
Brie With Apple Slices
Just serve brie with apple slices (Granny Smith or other variety).
Potato-Crusted Spinach Quiche
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Braised Kale Frittata
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Almond Ciabatta French toast
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Make them at the end of summer to use up all of your extra zucchini. You can even make a double batch and save some in the freezer.
Try this recipe: Zucchini Muffins
Quiche With Leeks and Baby Potatoes
Pour egg mixture over top and cook for 4 minutes until set. Place pan under the broiler to finish for 3 to 4 minutes. Makes 3 servings.
Try this recipe: Bergamot Sparkler
Yogurt With Pomegranate Seeds
Zucchini and Rosemary Frittata With Parmesan
And because it's a no-hassle recipe, you can spend time with your friends instead of in the kitchen.
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Easy French Toast Casserole
Crunchy Zucchini Rounds With Sun-dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese
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Asparagus With Poached Eggs and Parmesan
Watch the video: How to Make Perfect Poached Eggs
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Mozzarella and Nectarine Skewers With Pesto
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Try this recipe: Orange Twister
Sun-Dried Tomato, Goat Cheese, and Fresh Basil Frittata
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Frittata With Ricotta and Mixed Greens
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Crostini with Spinach, Poached Egg, and Creamy Mustard Sauce
Watch the video: How to Make Perfect Poached Eggs
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Overnight Caramel French toast
This irresistible baked French toast is prepared the night before and goes straight from the fridge to the oven. Try using thick slices of whole-grain bread for a fiber boost.
Try this recipe: Overnight Caramel French Toast
Baked Brie with Cran-Apple Chutney
Throw in some chopped walnuts for added protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
Try this recipe: Baked Brie With Cran-Apple Chutney