Special Diet Breakfast & Brunch Recipes

Find healthy, delicious breakfast recipes for every special diet, including gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, diabetic-friendly, high-protein and Whole30 breakfast recipes. Healthier recipes from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Spinach & Mushroom Quiche

Rating: 4.55 stars 17
This healthy vegetarian quiche recipe is as simple as it gets. It's a quiche without the fussy crust! It's filled with sweet wild mushrooms and savory Gruyère cheese. Enjoy it for breakfast or brunch, or serve it with a light salad for lunch.

Baked Banana-Nut Oatmeal Cups

Rating: 4.17 stars 23
Muffins meet oatmeal in these moist and tasty grab-and-go oatmeal cups. Feel free to swap out the pecans for any other nut--walnuts would be great--or omit them altogether. Make a batch on the weekend and keep them in your fridge or freezer for quick and easy breakfasts all week. Reheat in the microwave for about 40 seconds.

Christmas Breakfast Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 1
Enjoy this Mediterranean-inspired Christmas-morning casserole while you open presents. Breakfast casseroles are perfect for when you have a crowd to feed, and you can make the prep even quicker by tearing the bread into pieces the night before.

Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats

Rating: 5 stars 4
It takes just minutes to assemble this healthy no-cook breakfast and you'll have meal-prepped grab-and-go breakfasts on hand for the rest of the week. Top these delicious vegan oats--inspired by classic cinnamon bun flavors--with fresh or frozen fruit and your favorite nuts and seeds.

Easy Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins

Rating: 4.55 stars 15
Protein-packed omelet muffins, or baked mini omelets, are a perfect breakfast for busy mornings. Make a batch ahead and freeze for the days when you don't have time for your typical bowl of oatmeal. You can also serve these fresh with fruit salad for a simple weekend brunch.

Everything Bagel Avocado Toast

Rating: 4.67 stars 5
Get all the flavor of an everything bagel married with the creaminess of avocado toast in one healthy breakfast. Just toast, top, sprinkle and go for this quick morning meal when you need to get out the door fast. Want to take it up a notch? Top with a poached or fried egg.

Banana Protein Muffins

Rating: 5 stars 1
These healthy banana muffins are packed with protein thanks to ingredients like peanut butter and Greek yogurt, while white whole-wheat flour gives them a fiber boost. Serve them for breakfast or for a grab-and-go snack.
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Cherry-Mocha Smoothie

Rating: 5 stars 2
For a fast-paced breakfast on the go, give your blender a whirl. Heart disease doesn't stand a chance thanks to the healthy fats from the almond butter and health-boosting phytonutrients in the cocoa powder and cherries in this tasty breakfast smoothie.

Sheet-Pan Eggs with Spinach & Ham

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Making a big batch of eggs has never been easier with this one-pan oven-baked eggs recipe. Whether you are making brunch for a crowd or just want to meal-prep healthy breakfasts for the week, you'll have 12 servings ready in just 45 minutes.

Muesli with Raspberries

Rating: 4.5 stars 1
Unlike granola, muesli isn't baked with sweeteners or oil. Make your own or find your favorite brand in most supermarkets--we like Bob's Red Mill.

Apple, Bacon and Sweet Potato Mini Casseroles

Rating: 5 stars 1
These sweet and savory mini casseroles are ready in just an hour. Refrigerate or freeze the leftovers to enjoy later.

Avocado-Egg Toast

Rating: 5 stars 6
Try it once and we think you'll agree: Topping avocado toast with an egg is a near-perfect breakfast.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Pineapple Green Smoothie
Rating: 4.53 stars
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Use ripe bananas for this creamy Greek yogurt, spinach and pineapple smoothie. Chia seeds add healthy omega-3 fats, fiber and a little protein for an extra nutritional boost.