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Pineapple Coffee Cake

Nonfat plain yogurt stands in for sour cream to add moisture and tenderness to this lightened-up pineapple coffee cake. Best of all, you can mix the batter and have this wholesome breakfast treat in the oven in under 15 minutes—that's healthy in a hurry.

» Pineapple Coffee Cake

Real-Man Quiche

We've loaded this meaty pie with a whole pound of turkey sausage and given it a fabulous, flaky phyllo crust. Real men do eat quiche!

» Real-Man Quiche

Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole

This healthy update of a traditionally rich ham-and-cheese breakfast strata is made lighter primarily by losing a few egg yolks and using nonfat milk. Gruyère cheese has a delicious, nutty aroma and flavor, which means that with the relatively small amount in this recipe you still get a big impact. To finish the makeover use nutritious, fiber-rich, whole-grain bread instead of white. The results: plenty of flavor, half the calories and one-third the fat of the original.

» Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Blueberry-Coconut-Macadamia Muffins

The one-two punch of coconut and macadamia nuts in this luxurious muffin will make you think you're having your morning coffee in Hawaii. Drizzle with honey for an added touch of sweetness.

» Blueberry-Coconut-Macadamia Muffins

Baked Apple-Cinnamon French Toast

This baked apple-cinnamon French toast can be prepared in advance and then simply popped in the oven for a leisurely and luxurious weekend morning. By using nonfat instead of whole milk and eliminating the egg yolks, the calories are cut by half and the fat is reduced by nearly 80 percent in our griddle-free version.

» Baked Apple-Cinnamon French Toast

Quick Mixed Berry Topping

Frozen mixed berries become an almost instant fruit topping in the microwave. Serve over angel food cake or Greek-style yogurt.

» Quick Mixed Berry Topping

Cheesy Polenta & Egg Casserole

This memorable brunch centerpiece is rich with cheesy polenta, crumbled sausage and baked eggs.

» Cheesy Polenta & Egg Casserole


Celebrate brunch season, family and friends with these healthy recipes and easy menus.

Part elaborate breakfast and part hearty lunch, brunch is a wonderfully informal way to gather family and friends on a weekend morning. We barely need an excuse to throw together a brunch, but most any holiday, graduations and birthdays will provide one.

Many of these brunch dishes can be made ahead so there’s little fussing to do as guests arrive. From a hearty egg dish to warm muffins fresh from the oven, these easy healthy recipes are sure to please the entire crowd.

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