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Top 10 Favorite Skinny Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

I’m really not a complicated person, in fact for Mother’s Day, all I really want is
to relax at home with my kids and my husband (and maybe some breakfast in
bed or even just a cup of coffee).

But I like to give my
Mom the day off, so I usually host a very casual brunch with my parents
and family. Everyone brings something and it’s usually a fun, relaxed afternoon. If this sounds like something you do with your family, I though I would share some of my
favorite Skinny Brunch recipes.

For starters, I wouldn’t mind waking up to the smell of Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes[1] (hint hint if my husband is reading this) as pictured above. They are light and fluffy with chocolate chips in every bite.

When it comes to muffins, these Insanely Good Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins[2] are one of my favorites (and healthy too), made with antioxidant rich blueberries and good for your heart oatmeal.

I’m such a sucker for scones, especially when they involve chocolate like these Skinny Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones[3] which everyone loves, perfect with a cup of tea.

Baked oatmeal is usually my go-to breakfast for brunch because I can make it the day before, then heat it up. This Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas[4] is my favorite (it’s like dessert for breakfast)!

If you are feeding a crowd, I love making Bananas Fosters Overnight French Toast[5] (omyword!) because you do most of the work the night before….

This Applesauce Nut Bread[6] with cinnamon and spice is so moist and delicious, with small bits of fresh apples and walnuts in every bite and can also be made a day in advance.

For something a little more savory, I love this Swiss Chard Frittata[7] made with caramelized onions and dark leafy greens.

Or these Baked Eggs with Wilted Spinach[8]

Easy Crust-less Spinach Feta Pie[9] is also a favorite for brunch, I could eat this every day!

And for something a little sweeter, if you are looking for a dessert, I just love these Skinny Hummingbird Cupcakes…[10]

What are your plans for Mother’s Day?

References

  1. ^ Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Insanely Good Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Skinny Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  5. ^ Bananas Fosters Overnight French Toast (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  6. ^ Applesauce Nut Bread (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  7. ^ Swiss Chard Frittata (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  8. ^ Baked Eggs with Wilted Spinach (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  9. ^ Easy Crust-less Spinach Feta Pie (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  10. ^ Skinny Hummingbird Cupcakes… (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal

Strawberries and rhubarb baked with bananas, oatmeal and slivered almonds – this is so good you’ll almost think you are having dessert for breakfast!

It’s rhubarb season and I’ve always loved the combination of strawberries and rhubarb in pies and crumbles. One of my favorite baked oatmeal recipes that I LOVE to bring to potlucks or serve for brunch is Baked Oatmeal with Bananas and Blueberries[1], so after my friend Raquel asked me how strawberry rhubarb would taste, I immediately started experimenting.

I loved the combination, especially when I added the ripe bananas, I felt they added an extra sweetness to the tart rhubarb without having to add more honey.

I think this would be wonderful for a Mother’s Day brunch; six servings is very generous, especially if you have other options on the table. 




Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 6 • Size: 1/6 • Old Points: 4 • Weight Watcher Points+: 6 pt
Calories: 221.5 • Fat: 5 g • Carb: 41  g • Fiber: 4.4 g • Protein: 6 g • Sugar: 26 g
Sodium: 330 mg  • Cholest: 30 mg 

Ingredients:

For the fruit filling:

  • 2 1/2 cups strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 3/4 cup rhubarb, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium ripe banana, sliced thin
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup honey

For the Oats:

  • 1 cup uncooked quick oats (use GF oats if Gluten Free)
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3/4 cup fat free milk (or any milk you desire)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375° F.  Lightly spray a 9 x 9″ ceramic baking dish with cooking spray; place banana slices on the bottom of the baking dish and set aside.

Combine the strawberries and rhubarb in a large bowl. Add honey, sprinkle with cornstarch and toss until fruit is well coated and place in prepared baking dish over the bananas.

In a medium bowl, combine the oats, half of almonds, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt; stir together.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining honey, milk, egg, and vanilla extract, then add to the oats.

Pour the oat mixture over the strawberries and rhubarb, making sure to distribute the mixture evenly.  Sprinkle the remaining almonds over the the top.

Bake the oatmeal for about 40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the oatmeal has set. Serve warm from the oven.

References

  1. ^ Baked Oatmeal with Bananas and Blueberries (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Baked Oatmeal with Pumpkin and Bananas


Baked oatmeal with ripe bananas, pumpkin and pecans is the perfect way to start your morning!

When this first came out of the oven, I wasn’t so sure…but after my first bite I knew I had a winner!

Ever think about how perfect a banana is? My favorite way to eat them is when they are bright yellow, with no brown spots. I always throw a banana in my bag for a quick snack on the go, or after a work-out, but does that mean when they get all dark brown they are bad?

No way! I never throw bananas out… ever! Once they go start to get brown spots, I use them for smoothies[1], baked oatmeal[2], banana nut pancakes[3], banana nut cookies[4], muffins[5], banana bread[6] and more. The riper they are, the sweeter they become and if I know I don’t plan on using them right away, I freeze them for banana ice cream (recipe coming tomorrow).

This year I was thrilled to attend Dole’s first ever Banana Summit, held
in Anaheim California at Disney’s California Adventure Resort. I’m a
bit behind covering the summit thanks to Hurricane Sandy that knocked
out my power for 12 days, but I finally got my power back and was
finally able to use my oven. Hurray! 

What is a “Banana Summit” you ask? Pretty much what it sounds like, a few days with wonderful blogger friends where we literally ate, drank and experienced bananas in every way possible.

And since I’m bananas for bananas (corny, I know) I was happy to be a part of this wonderful group of people. And getting to spend a day at Disneyland made me feel like a kid again. Why Disney? Disney collaborates with many companies and one of them happens to be Dole. At the famous Enchanted Tiki Room inside the Magic Kingdom I tried my first “Dole Whip” which was as good as I heard it was. And sitting inside the Enchanted Tiki Room brought me back to my childhood trip there.

If you have ripe bananas laying around, give this baked oatmeal a try. It’s so good, it almost tastes like a banana-pumpkin nut bread. In fact, I told my toddler it was cake, and she ate it (cold).

Baked Oatmeal with Pumpkin and Bananas
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 6 • Serving Size: 1/6th • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 226 • Fat: 6 g • Carb: 41 g • Fiber: 4.6 g • Protein: 6 g • Sugar: 23 g
Sodium: 77 mg  (without salt)

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium ripe bananas, (the riper the better) sliced into 1/2″ pieces
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup uncooked quick oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup fat free milk (or any milk you desire)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375° F.  Lightly spray a 8 x 8″ or 9 x 9″ ceramic baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.

Arrange the banana slices in a single layer on the bottom of the ceramic dish. Sprinkle 1/4 tsp of the cinnamon, honey and cover with foil. Bake 15 minutes, until the bananas get soft.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the oats, half of nuts, baking powder, remaining cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg and salt; stir together.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, brown sugar, milk, egg, and vanilla extract.

Remove the bananas from the oven, then pour the oat mixture over the bananas.

Pour the pumpkin mixture over the oats, making sure to distribute the mixture as evenly as possible.  Sprinkle the remaining nuts over the the top.

Bake the oatmeal for about 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the oatmeal has set. Serve warm from the oven.

References

  1. ^ smoothies (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ baked oatmeal (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ banana nut pancakes (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ banana nut cookies (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  5. ^ muffins (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  6. ^ banana bread (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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