Brunch is a time to celebrate the best of breakfast and lunch (we’re talking hearty egg dishes and fluffy pancakes) with great food and even better company. The good news is that you can easily enjoy a weekend gathering that won’t weigh you down! Whether you’re hosting a get-together with neighbors or savoring a lazy Sunday meal with the family, start the morning off right with this tasty collection of healthy brunch recipes.
1. Baked Egg Cups with Garlic Toast | Clean Eating
These easy egg cups are perfect for company because they can be made up to a day ahead of time. Another perk? They’re totally customizable! Try subbing broccoli for asparagus, feta for Romano cheese, or adding spinach for an extra antioxidant punch. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 egg cup plus 1 piece of toast each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 228; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 203mg; Sodium: 523mg; Carbohydrate: 15g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 11g
2. Easy Cheesy Crustless Quiche | MyFitnessPal’s Original Recipes
Skip the time-consuming crust (and the extra carbs that come along with it), and whip up these adorable portable quiches instead. After your guests enjoy these simple veggie-packed quiches, pop the leftovers into the fridge for a simple work-week breakfast. Bonus points! Recipe makes 6 servings at 2 quiches each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 237; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 367mg; Sodium: 413mg; Carbohydrate: 8g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 15g
3. Mango-Pineapple Yogurt Bowl | MyFitnessPal’s Original Recipes
Take your taste buds to the tropics with this simple, probiotic-packed breakfast. Instead of sweetened yogurt, this recipe relies on the natural flavor of pineapple and mango for sweetness. Walnuts add crunch and a dose of healthy fats. For added flair, set up a yogurt bar and let guests create their own parfaits. Recipe makes 1 yogurt bowl.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 334; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 15mg; Sodium: 172mg; Carbohydrate: 38g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 32g; Protein: 16g
4. Sweet Potato Waffles with Kale and Egg | Clean Eating
Satisfy both your sweet tooth and savory tooth with these crisp and coconutty sweet potato waffles with braised kale and poached eggs. This unique brunch dish isn’t made with traditional white flour like the classics; but the delightfully complex flavors will be sure to impress all palates at the table. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 sweet potato waffle plus 1 cup braised kale plus 1 egg each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 239; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 219mg; Sodium: 364mg; Carbohydrate: 22g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 15g
5. Spinach, Leek and Potato Frittata | The Roasted Root
This veggie egg combo may seem simple, but it doesn’t skimp on flavor! Potatoes make this frittata nice and hearty while the leeks and spices bump up the flavor factor. Feeling fancy? Top with grated Gruyère or sharp cheddar before baking. Recipe makes 6 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 211; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 282mg; Sodium: 215mg; Carbohydrate: 11g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 10g
6. Mini Pumpkin Muffins | Eating Bird Food
These cute little muffins are packed with fall flavor, free of dairy and easy on the waistline. At less than 60 calories per muffin, feel free to spice ’em up by adding toasted walnuts or mini chocolate chips to the batter for an extra touch. Recipe makes 32 servings at 1 mini muffin each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 55; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 91mg; Carbohydrate: 12g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 1g
7. Fluffiest Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes | The Healthy Maven
Oatmeal meets pancakes with this tasty gluten-free option. With more protein than the typical stack thanks to the Greek yogurt, you’ll feel plenty satisfied after brunch. Top with sliced banana and a drizzle of pure maple syrup. Recipe makes 8 servings at 1 large pancake each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 229; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 27mg; Sodium: 752mg; Carbohydrate: 31g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 10g; Protein: 7g
8. Quinoa and Broccoli Egg Muffin | iFoodReal
Whip up these easy gluten-free egg muffins for busy mornings! Made with cottage cheese, egg whites and quinoa, eating a couple of these muffins will ward off midmorning hunger pangs. Try drizzling with hot sauce for an extra kick. Recipe makes 12 servings at 1 muffin each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: ; Total Fat: g; Saturated Fat: g; Monounsaturated Fat: g; Cholesterol: mg; Sodium: mg; Carbohydrate: g; Dietary Fiber: g; Sugar: g; Protein: g
9. Quick Breakfast Burritos | Cooking Light
With homemade pico de gallo, fresh veggies and eggs, these zesty breakfast burritos are sure to please the entire family! Customize them by adding different cheeses or beans for added fiber. In a hurry? Sub jarred salsa for the pico. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 burrito each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 197; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 258mg; Sodium: 372mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 13g
10. Baked Oatmeal with Pumpkin and Banana | Skinnytaste
’Tis the season for all things pumpkin! This quick oatmeal bake makes it easy for the whole family to enjoy the health benefits of oats. The pumpkin topping with chopped pecans makes this a breakfast all-star! For added sweetness, be sure to use the ripest bananas. Recipe makes 6 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 226; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 167mg; Sodium: 77mg; Carbohydrate: 41g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 23g; Protein: 6g