Health studies and your doctor have made it clear: You should add whole grains to your diet. Not sure how to make that happen? Start with breakfast. These healthy, high-fiber recipes are packed with great taste and good-for-you whole grains. Eat up! Ready for more whole grains? Try these great recipes for cooking for whole grains.
“This makes a hearty pancake, thick and fluffy with crisp edges. That’s how we like them here.” — Shauna Ahern, creator of GlutenFreeGirl.com.
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This breakfast combines protein, fiber, and healthy fat to give you energy all morning long.
Recipe: Whole-Grain Toast with Yogurt and Pistachios
Dan Barber is a big proponent of using whole grains, which are healthier and more delicious than the processed kinds. One of the grains he’s most keen on is emmer wheat, also known as farro, which he uses in this savory, carrot-rich dish.
Recipe: Cracked Emmer and Carrot Porridge
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With this simple and delicious DIY granola bar recipe on hand, you won’t ever be tempted to skip breakfast again.
Recipe: Grab and Go Cranberry Granola Bars
These gluten-free, not-too-sweet breakfast muffins are lightly spiced with cinnamon. Great for breakfast on the go or an after dinner treat.
Recipe: Muesli Crunch Whole-Grain Muffins
Deliciously dense, these muffins are made with a combination of regular all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, and old-fashioned oats for the optimum blend of taste and healthy benefits. Blueberries, almonds, vanilla, and fresh orange add brightness, sweetness, and depth of flavor, along with essential nutrients and antioxidants.
Recipe: Whole-Grain Blueberry Muffins
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Chef Quinn Hatfield cooks big batches of pearled barley and quinoa to keep in his refrigerator for this hot cereal, which comes together in minutes. He also uses the grains in salads. The mixture of cinnamon and chopped dates makes this breakfast nicely sweet — no extra sugar needed.
Recipe: Three-Grain Cereal with Dates and Cinnamon
Quinoa is naturally loaded with protein and fiber. This filling, nutrient-packed grain is most often used for savory dishes, but it can also be turned into a healthy and unexpected breakfast.
Recipe: Sweet Breakfast Quinoa
Early morning workouts? Try a carb-based breakfast, like this sandwich made with whole grain bread, almond butter (high in magnesium, which your body will crave), bacon, and apple slices.
Recipe: Almond Butter and Bacon Sandwich
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Have a stack of pancakes without a side of guilt. These flapjacks contain healthy oats and whole wheat flour. Plus they’re topped with delicious fresh fruit.
Recipe: Whole-Grain Pancakes
This quick-cooking hot cereal combines the hearty flavors of fiber-rich whole grains, sweet raisins, and antioxidant-laden nuts.
Recipe: 5-Minute Multigrain Cereal