7 Healthy Recipes Perfect for Breakfast with the Entire Family

Swap cinnamon buns and danishes for power-packed dishes the whole family will love.

Food Network Kitchen’s Banana Waffles.

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Matt Armendariz

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When I was growing up, Saturdays and Sundays were all about getting together and enjoying a scrumptious family breakfast. The only downside, though, was that these breakfasts were often loaded with carbs— so. many. bagels! More times than not, we left the table feeling full, and half an hour later, found ourselves looking for something else to munch on.

Luckily, Food Network has some delicious options that'll keep your entire fam going all day long. They’re also packed full of super foods like eggs, oats, nuts and a variety of fruits, so you don't need to feel guilty about taking a second (or third) helping.

Banana Waffles (pictured above)

These mouthwatering (and gluten-free) banana waffles are a great way to add an additional serving of fruit into your family’s diet. You'll use coconut flour, coconut oil and vanilla to form your fluffy stack and a sprinkle of cinnamon to take them to the next level. They're just what you need to start your morning on a sunny note.

Cookworks' Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes for Reshoots, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

Blueberries are the mother of all healthy fruits — they're low in calories, full of fiber, and a great source of manganese and Vitamins C and K. They're also absolutely mouthwatering when added to the pancake batter in this recipe. Trust us — you'll want to make them this Saturday (and every Saturday after that!)



Baked Eggs in Hash Brown Cups, as seen on Food Network's The Pioneer Woman.

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Protein-packed and perfectly portioned, these crispy cups are sure to be a hit with your entire family. Follow Ree Drummond's lead and use hearty baked potatoes to form each cup's base and runny egg yolks to top them.



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Turn classic pancakes upside-down with these Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes. Made with whole-wheat flour and finely ground oats, these pancakes are packed with fiber and antioxidants, giving you the best of sugar and spice. Top with a buttery apple compote in place of regular maple syrup for a deliciously unexpected surprise.

Frittatas are really a win-win-win; they’re easy to make, full of important nutrients and packed with flavor. You'll use fresh cilantro, garlic, hot sauce, potato and zucchini to make this one. Or if your family isn’t a fan of the potato-zucchini combination, riff off this recipe and swap in whatever you want — bell peppers, spinach, tomatoes — the possibilities are endless!

Breakfast bakes, like this cheesy spinach, sausage and egg casserole, are a great way to feed a crowd. Not only does this casserole recipe feed six people, it can also be prepared ahead of time and baked right before you want to eat it, giving you a few more reasons to hit that snooze button on Sunday morning!

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Getting kids to eat oatmeal can be tricky — cue this “Hot-Chocolate” Banana-Nut Oatmeal. The combination of chocolate, bananas, almond and walnuts is anything but boring for kids (and adults, too!). Basically, it's like having dessert for breakfast, and what's better than that?!

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