Best Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Start your day with healthy recipes for egg casseroles, frittatas, pancakes, waffles and more.
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"Hot Chocolate" Banana-Nut Oatmeal

This isn't just any old oatmeal. It's like having dessert for breakfast. This recipe has toasty nuts, sweet banana, rich cocoa and just enough chocolate chips to give you a healthy and sweet fix at the same time.

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Ellie Krieger's Breakfast Burritos

Ellie's whole-wheat breakfast burritos make for a hand-held, vegetable-packed way start to your day.

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Gluten-Free Espresso Banana-Acai Bowls

Get in on the delicious smoothie bowl trend with these flavor-packed acai bowls made with fruit, cacao powder and espresso. (And layered with oodles of yummy toppings!)

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Whole-Wheat Apple Pancakes

Start your morning right with Ellie's pancakes, full of whole grains and fresh fruit.

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Cinnamon Bread Twists

These cinnamon twists take time, but they're well worth it. White whole-wheat flour adds fiber and whole-grain goodness; spicy apple butter, brown sugar and cinnamon brings real cinnamon roll flavor to the table.

Get the Recipe: Healthy Cinnamon Breadsticks

Potato and Zucchini Frittata

Loaded with vegetables and lightened up with egg whites and turkey bacon, this easy frittata is a perfect dish for entertaining at brunch.

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Whole-Grain Breakfast Porridge

A rice cooker makes a comforting bowl of this four-grain porridge so easy to enjoy.

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Huevos Rancheros

This Mexican dish isn't usually the healthiest breakfast choice, but Sunny Anderson's version is fresh, light and still full of flavor.

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Cheddar, Ham and Egg Casserole

Food Network Kitchen cut the fat in this comforting casserole by using a mix of eggs and egg whites, as well as by using reduced-fat milk instead of half-and-half or cream.

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Souffle Pancake with Apple Pear Compote

A make-ahead fruit compote makes this quick fix a great addition to any brunch spread.

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Green Apple Sourdough Pancakes

Apple cider sits overnight with the batter base to ensure these pancakes are infused with intense apple flavor.

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Sweet Potato Asparagus Hash with Fried Eggs

Trisha's quick and easy hash is packed with sweet potatoes, asparagus, spices and herbs, and is perfect for weekends.

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Skillet Eggs with Squash

In this crowd-pleasing recipe, baked eggs sit atop grated summer squash and zucchini, with a healthy dose of spicy pepper Jack cheese, nutmeg and scallions.

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Hash Brown Casserole

A favorite breakfast casserole gets a healthy makeover: Greek yogurt, low-fat milk, plus just a bit of full-flavored cheddar keep this breakfast treat light yet luscious. Use store-bought shredded potatoes to cut down on time.

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Cinnamon-Oatmeal Pancakes

These healthier pancakes feature a mix of whole-wheat flour and oats and are topped with a naturally sweet apple compote made with fruit, cider and honey.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes with Honey Apple Compote

Hash Browns, Made Over

Make light-yet-crispy hash browns using just a tablespoon of oil and a nonstick pan.

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Baked Eggs with Salsa Verde

This cheesy egg breakfast could make mornings a whole lot more fun. Fresh cilantro and creamy Monterey Jack tame the heat from the tomatillos and jalapenos in the salsa verde. (Store-bought salsa, either red or green, can also do the job in a pinch.)

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Breakfast Casserole

Healthy cooking doesn't always mean using low-fat products. The full-fat Cheddar and Parmesan together are so satisfying in this easy-to-make casserole that a little goes a long way.

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Broccoli and Cheese Frittata with Tomato Toast

An easy, cheesy frittata gets a boost of nutrition with the addition of broccoli and a side of garlicky whole-wheat toast with tomato. For a smoothie that doesn't require a blender, just mash ripe banana in a glass of milk.

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No-Cook Blueberry-Almond Oatmeal

Throw together this healthy oatmeal the night before and enjoy it the next morning. We love it cold, but if you prefer a little warmth, remove the lid and microwave the oatmeal until hot, about 1 minute.

Get the Recipe: Overnight Oats: No-Cook Blueberry-Almond Oatmeal

Tropical Oatmeal Smoothie

This tropical-inspired smoothie is packed with fiber (6 grams per serving), thanks to the fruit and the clever addition of rolled oats. 

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Spinach, Tomato and Feta Oatmeal

This satisfying dish takes a traditional breakfast favorite and turns it into a savory version with an almost risotto-like texture. It's great served warm or at room temperature.  

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Ham, Egg and Cheese Oatmeal

Sure, oatmeal's great with cinnamon and sugar. For a twist, try this savory take: oatmeal paired with the classic combo of ham, eggs and cheese.

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Waffled Blueberry French Toast with a Carrot-Ginger Smoothie

By preparing French toast in a waffle iron, you skip the usual step of frying in butter. Whole-wheat bread and a homemade blueberry topping make the breakfast extra-nutritious. The meal is ready in 25 minutes, even with a carrot-ginger smoothie on the side.

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Zucchini "Hash Browns"

Zucchini takes the place of the usual potatoes in this healthy remake of hash browns that's accompanied by fried eggs and whole-wheat toast. To drink, make an easy banana-berry smoothie with frozen fruit and yogurt.

Get the Recipe: Zucchini "Hash Browns" and Eggs with Berry-Nana Smoothie

Low-Fat Raspberry-Corn Muffins

Modify your muffin recipe with low-fat buttermilk and egg whites for a healthier breakfast. Orange zest and raspberries give these muffins their bright color and flavor.

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Berry-Oatmeal Bake

This breakfast bake is easy on the calories and fat, and as pretty as a picture. With its berries and oat-almond topping, it's almost like a tart, sweet fruit cobbler — great with a little Greek yogurt or milk on top.

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Greek Yogurt Pancakes

The perfect hybrid of flapjacks and crepes, these protein-packed pancakes are low in calories and fat. The blueberry-peach sauce is made without any added sugar, relying for sweetness on the natural sugars from the fruit and pineapple juice.

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Banana and Walnut Smoothie

Giada De Laurentiis whips up a dairy-free smoothie that has great nutty flavor, thanks to the walnuts and almond milk. For sweetness, use dried dates — just a few will go a long way.

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Savory Curry Granola with Coocnut Oil, Nuts and Seeds

Chef and trainer Eddie Jackson puts a savory spin on granola with Madras curry powder, almonds and 5 kinds of crunchy seeds: pumpkin, sunflower, flax, sesame and chia. 

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Skillet Spring Greens Asparagus Frittata

Make the most of spring produce with this pretty fritatta. If you've got eggs, a nub of cheese and some greens on hand, you've got what you need to make this quick-cooking breakfast or brunch dish.

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Gluten-Free Raisin Bread French Toast Casserole

This decadent-yet-healthy make-ahead baked French toast is topped with fresh berries — and is also gluten-free.

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Healthy Cherry Almond Oatmeal Smoothie

A healthy summer breakfast on the go, this sweet and tart smoothie keeps you full longer thanks to extra fiber from the oats.

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Chile Cheese Casserole

This breakfast dish was inspired by the Mexican dish chilaquiles. Using baked tortilla chips, a mixture of eggs and egg whites, and just a bit of sharp cheddar and pepper Jack keeps the fat low and the flavor high.

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Whole-Grain Waffles

Oats and whole-wheat pastry flour make a heartier waffle that is delicious with fruit, yogurt or syrup.

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