Whole Grain Breakfasts

Cranberry-Walnut Power Bars
Photo: © James Baigrie

These delicious recipes include fluffy cinnamon polenta pancakes, chunky granola and sweet breakfast quinoa.

01 of 07

Cinnamon Polenta Pancakes

Cinnamon Polenta Pancakes
© Quentin Bacon

Using polenta (cornmeal) in addition to white flour in these pancakes makes them especially satisfying, as the ground whole grain delivers lots of fiber and a good amount of protein.

02 of 07

Overnight Oatmeal with Almonds and Dried Cranberries

Overnight Oatmeal with Almonds and Dried Cranberries
© Lucy Schaeffer

Many people miss out on the nutty flavor and nubby texture of oatmeal made with steel-cut oats because they assume it's too time-consuming to prepare. But if you soak the oats overnight, they cook in just 10 minutes.

03 of 07

Sweet Breakfast Quinoa

Sweet Breakfast Quinoa
© Tina Rupp

"This breakfast will make your day so productive," says Jill Donenfeld about her maple syrup-sweetened quinoa. Quinoa is naturally loaded with protein and fiber.

04 of 07

White House Honey-Oat Muffins

White House Honey-Oat Muffins
© Pernille Pedersen

Spike Mendelsohn was inspired by the new beehive in the White House garden to make these lovely, not-too-sweet muffins. "I'm not a big breakfast eater, but I have muffins in my house right now," he says.

05 of 07

Spinach Bread Pudding with Lemon and Feta

Spinach Bread Pudding with Lemon and Feta. Photo © Antonis Achilleos
© Antonis Achilleos

Heidi Swanson, who blogs about healthy food, shares this lightened bread pudding in her cookbook, Super Natural Every Day.

06 of 07

Raisin Rye Bread

Raisin Rye Bread
© Edward Pond

Lionel Vatinet developed this hearty bread — a good source of fiber — to satisfy his Eastern European customers.

07 of 07

Strawberry-Almond Scones

Strawberry-Almond Scones

When baking these scones, be sure to use whole wheat pastry flour, which is less dense than whole wheat flour. Mixing in some all-purpose white flour also lightens the texture of the scones, so they're more delicate and tender.

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