6 Healthier Brunch Options Slideshow
1. Four-Grain Waffles
Cutting the butter out of the batter and using nonfat buttermilk cuts down on calories and fat while maintaining a light texture. In addition, the use of whole-wheat flour, cornmeal, and rolled oats means more fiber and less processed white flour. For a healthier topping, omit the apple butter syrup and garnish with fresh fruit.
2. Tofu Mexicali Scramble
There aren't any eggs in this "scramble," but that's the whole point. Tofu supplants eggs in this recipe and makes this dish completely vegan, while a touch of ground cumin, a pinch of chili powder, and fresh chopped cilantro turn this into a powerhouse of flavor.
3. Baked Banana Oatmeal
4. Tomato Egg Cup
It only has five ingredients and it's kid-friendly. What more could anyone ask for? Roasting the tomatoes enhances their flavor in the off-season, and with a little whole-wheat toast on the side, it's a complete and healthy way to start off the day.
5. Gluten-Free Waffles
Gluten-free baking flour and brown rice flour make this a Celiac-friendly version of the breakfast-brunch staple. Top with some sliced bananas for the perfect treat.
6. Slow-Cooked Eggs with Roasted Tomatoes and Goat Cheese
Eggs and butter are a natural pairing, but this recipe forgoes the latter and instead uses a little olive oil and some goat cheese to keep things a little healthier. The scent of oregano will have people wandering into the kitchen, curious to see what's cooking.