The Greatist Table: 5 Healthy Brunch Recipes from Around the Web


There are thousands of new recipes posted online every day. We love trolling sites like Pinterest, Gojee, and Tastespotting as much as the next person, but we realize that can be a huge time drain. It's the unwritten rule of January 1 — after New Year's Eve drinks must come New Year's Day brunch. These breakfast recipes are tasty, restorative, and even better, they'll help start the new year on a healthy foot. Happy 2013! 

Rhubarb, Blueberry, and Almond Baked Oatmeal via Nutmegs, Seven
What do you get when you replace the butter and flour in a fruit cobbler with tons of fresh fruit and oats? This dessert-inspired dish is perfect for the breakfast table any time of year — just switch in seasonal fruits. Make it even healthier by taking out some of the added sugar.

Photo: Elly McCausland / Nutmegs Seven

Shakshuka via Feasting at Home
This Tunisian skillet dish is super-popular throughout Northern Africa and the Middle East. Serve the dairy-free and gluten-free tomato and pepper stew with some fresh crusty bread (or rice for GF friends). Hosting vegans? Replace the poached eggs with some well-seasoned tofu.

Photo: Sylvia Fountaine / Feasting at Home

Sweet Potato and Apple Home Fries via Trans-Planted
This light breakfast side dish is miles above the greasy potatoes and shriveled onions served at the neighborhood diner. Stick sweet potatoes and tart apples, heart-healthy olive oil, a dash of pepper, and some rosemary in a roasting pan and get ready for the ultimate (healthy) comfort food.

Photo: Stephanie Watkins / Trans-Planted

Mushroom-Spinach Baked Eggs via
This recipe looks impressive, but it's pretty darn easy. Sautee a bunch of vegetables in a pan (feel free to make substitutions!), layer in a casserole dish with slices of bread, and add eggs and grated cheese on top. Bake everything for 20 to 30 minutes and then impress everybody with your culinary prowess.

Photo: Mikka Wee /

Almond-Millet Waffles via Eat Life Whole
Gluten-free waffles without a zillion hard-to-find ingredients? Yup — these light, fluffy waffles use just two varieties of flour. Serve them with plenty of fresh fruit, real maple syrup, honey, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. We highly recommend freezing a few (or a dozen) extra for busy mornings.

Photo: Steph / Eat Life Whole

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Sophia Breene
After spending eight years as a high school and college athlete, I'm learning how to maintain a healthy lifestyle on my own (aka without a coach...

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