Brunch with your friends is the most important meal of the day (or week), right? That’s what we heard. All jokes aside, if you make the same boring omelet or pancakes every Sunday at noon, these healthy brunch recipes could transform your brunch game.
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Each dish is super simple to make, will impress your friends or family with how delicious (and Instagrammable) it is, and is totally nutritious.
Grab an antioxidant-packed Mimosa or Bloody Mary, and get cooking.
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11 Healthy Brunch Recipes
You probably already love huevos rancheros as much as we do, but here’s another way to go: a Mexican frittata. This one comes with a spicy jalapeño kick and plenty of delicious, healthy veggies. Plus, frittatas are an amazing option for home cooks who can’t quite master the omelet flip.
Cinnamon Oatmeal Banana Bread Skillet
This banana bread-meets-oatmeal skillet is made with nutritious foods like whole grain oats, flax and chia seeds, and cinnamon.
Grain-Free Lavender Honey Granola
Granola is a great dish to have on the table in little bowls as a side or to make Greek yogurt parfaits. This one includes nuts that are high in protein and healthy fats (with extra from the coconut oil).
Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad With Grapefruit
Everyone loves a brunch salad, especially when it comes with a little citrus fruit. This one uses raw shaved Brussels as the greens, tossed with sweet figs, grapefruit, pecorino, and a final dreamy ingredient: crunchy, herb-toasted hazelnuts.
Alaska Salmon Shakshuka
Shakshuka has been having a major moment as a brunch favorite. Add wild Alaska salmon and you’ve got the same delicious veggies and antioxidant-packed spices with added protein.
Apricot Cinnamon Scones
Using spelt and almond flour instead of white flour immediately ups the nutrient profile of these baked beauties. Put ‘em in a pretty basket for presentation points.
Avocado Toast With Roasted Vegetables
Especially if it’s summer, take the avo toast up a notch by adding spicy roasted zucchini with corn. If this is your main dish, you could also put an egg on it.
Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread
Introducing the healthiest zucchini bread ever: it’s grain free and made with almond, coconut, and cassava flours (and sweet potato, as you might have guessed), which are way more nutritious than white flour.
Berry Quinoa Salad
A quinoa salad of any kind totally works for brunch, but when you throw some berries in it, it’s even more appropriate.
Avocado boats might take the prize for the easiest way to cook eggs. If you’re making brunch for a big group, how cute would it be to have one of these on each plate?
Morning Glory Muffins
How many fruits and vegetables can you fit into one muffin? These include pumpkin, carrot, apple…and that’s without even considering the other healthy plant-based ingredients, like pecans, cinnamon, and chia seeds. They’re also totally gluten-free thanks to the use of almond flour and are sweetened with maple syrup instead of white sugar.