Low-Calorie Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

You'll enjoy these breakfast and brunch recipes that satisfy but keep things light. Allrecipes has more than 110 trusted low-calorie breakfast and brunch recipes, rated & reviewed by home cooks like you.

Staff Picks

Pumpkin Oatmeal

Rating: 4 stars 163
A great way to get a serving of whole grains and a yellow vegetable in the morning! (Even my three year old liked it!)
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French Toast Waffles

Rating: 4 stars 143
Tired of plain old waffles? Do you love French toast, but don't like the hassle? Then try this recipe that combines the ease of waffles with the taste of French toast!

Barbarella's German Pancakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 181
This great pancake, similar to a blintz, is simple, easy to make, and delicious.

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 537
Layers of fresh fruit are soaked a citrusy sauce in this colorful salad.

15 Healthy Breakfasts Ready in 15 Minutes or Less

Whether you're in the mood for fluffy pancakes, a savory breakfast bowl, or a protein-packed smoothie, each of these recipes come together in 15 minutes (or less).
By Mackenzie Schieck

Crispy Hash Browns

Rating: 4.5 stars 1140
These crispy, homemade hash browns are perfect for breakfast or brunch.

Ken's Perfect Hard Boiled Egg (And I Mean Perfect)

Rating: 4.5 stars 1078
Couldn't sleep one night so I researched several ways to hard boil eggs and developed this process. While you do not taste the vinegar or salt, they both pull the skin from the eggshell so it peels easily without tearing or sticking. Family members call them 'Ken's Eggs'. Enjoy!


Rating: 5 stars 189
This is a nutritious and delicious breakfast cereal. Use any type of dried fruit you desire! You can also use almonds in place of walnuts if you like. Wonderful when served in bowls with milk and fresh berries or sliced fresh fruit.
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Rating: 4 stars 24
Inspired by the British classic, this porridge features sultanas, bananas, and cinnamon.

Very Easy Fruit Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 131
In a hurry? Make this fruit salad in about 10 minutes. You can add or subtract different fruit according to your taste and what is in season.

Cornmeal Mush

Rating: 3.5 stars 81
This is a basic recipe for a very easy and versatile dish. You can eat it like hot cereal, or chill it and then fry it. This goes well with syrup as a breakfast dish, or with savory sauces and vegetables for dinner.

Norwegian Pancakes - Pannekaken

Rating: 4.5 stars 227
My Norwegian grandmother made this for us as a treat, and it continues to be a favorite my mother makes for my kids. Very easy and versatile. Serve rolled like a crepe with syrup or jam. Can also be a dessert stuffed with a sweetened cream cheese and lingon berry mixture.

Inspiration and Ideas

Fluffy French Toast
Rating: Unrated 4516
"This has to be the best French toast recipe that I have ever tried! It is so quick and simple that I think even the kids would enjoy doing it themselves." – MSTRISH31
Sarah's Applesauce
Rating: Unrated 3134
See how easy it is to make tasty applesauce from scratch.
Low-Fat Blueberry Bran Muffins
Rating: 4.5 stars 1064

These muffins are just as delicious and moist as regular muffins! They'll be gone before they have time to cool. Low-fat, healthy and yummy, imagine that.