Favorite Diabetic Brunch Recipes
Pear-Hazelnut Coffee Cake
Brunch guests will swoon over this stunning coffee cake. Crowned with sliced pears and crunchy hazelnuts, the decadent breakfast has a surprising 207 calories and 32 grams of carb per serving.
Herbed Turkey Strata
Sage, rosemary, and thyme form a triple-threat of flavor in this simple breakfast bake. To round out the low-carb meal, we added turkey and sautéed veggies.
Mocha Coffee Cake
Few flavor combinations are as complementary as chocolate and coffee. We married the two using cocoa and instant espresso coffee powder in our low-calorie coffee cake recipe that makes 12 servings.
Breakfast Lasagna Rolls
Who says lasagna is just for dinner? In this Italian-inspired low-carb breakfast casserole, eggs, ham, and cheddar cheese give substance to layers of whole-grain noodles and mixed veggies.
Pumpkin-Walnut Baked French Toast with Maple-Coffee Syrup
This time-saving French toast casserole allows you to combine the ingredients the night before. Simply pop it in the oven in the morning for an irresistible diabetic brunch starring some of fall’s best flavors.
Baked Eggs with Roasted Vegetables
Overnight Blueberry Coffee Cake
Sweet and satisfying, this cake gets it moistness from blueberries, Greek yogurt, and applesauce. Garnish with light whipped dessert topping and a sprinkle of ground ginger.
Southwest Breakfast Quesadilla
Kick your breakfast into high gear by adding a Southwest blend of chipotle, black beans, and pico de gallo. Fit for an on-the-go meal or quick brunch, this quesadilla has 25 grams of carb per serving.
Almond Caramel Cinnamon Rolls
Make these 194-calorie cinnamon rolls up to 24 hours before you need to bake them. Stick the rolls in the oven while getting ready for work and enjoy a warm, tasty breakfast.
Sweet Pepper Hash Brown Baked Eggs
Sweet peppers cradle fried eggs and melted Parmesan cheese on a bed of hash browns with a secret ingredient to up the flavor: pizza sauce. This healthy brunch recipe is loaded with vitamin A and has only 18 grams of carb per serving.
Half and Half Muffins
Make these half-vanilla, half-chocolate muffins with whole-wheat flour to get a better-for-you breakfast treat. This recipe is from the cookbook, The Diabetic Pastry Chef, by Stacey Harris, PWD type 2.
Cinnamon Streusel Rolls
Surprise and delight with these gooey cinnamon rolls topped with a sour cream icing. Look for our Test Kitchen tips on using sugar and flour substitutes as baking options.
Toasted Apple-Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches
Plan to serve this sweet and savory recipe at your next brunch for an easy and sophisticated twist on the breakfast sandwich.
Hazelnut Coffee Cake
Welcome guests with the yummy aroma of freshly baked coffee cake that's less than 200 calories and 25 grams of carb per serving.
Dill Salmon Quiche
Give quiche a gourmet makeover for a restaurant-worthy dish. The secret to this brunch favorite is canned salmon and dried dill that create upscale flavor in the comfort of your own kitchen. Serve with fresh fruit for a final touch.
Life's too short for boring beverages! Start with orange juice and apricot nectar, then choose to add champagne, sparkling white wine, or sparkling water for a nonalcoholic version.
Cider-Glazed Fig-Apple Cupcakes
Looking for a dessert no one will guess is a diabetic recipe? Here it is! Sophisticated and full of flavor, the finishing touch is a sweet-as-syrup apple juice reduction.
Cheddar and Zucchini Frittata
For a low-carb, veggie-filled egg dish, try this flavorful frittata that features this delicious squash -- a good source of vitamins and nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin A, fiber, and potassium.
Cranberry Whole Wheat Scones
Serve fresh-from-the-oven scones and coffee or tea at your next brunch to create a coffeehouse atmosphere in your own home.
Spinach and Gruyere Quiche
Gruyere is a type of Swiss cheese that has a rich and nutty flavor. Paired with vitamin and calcium-rich spinach, this reduced-fat quiche is the best of both worlds: delicious and nutritious.
Sugar and Spice Biscuits
Bake up these cinnamon biscuits and watch them disappear. Featuring fewer than 150 calories and only 4 grams of fat per biscuit, this carb-friendly recipe is a delicious alternative to calorie-laden cinnamon rolls.
Peppy Virgin Mary
Wake up everyone's taste buds with a spicy, nonalcoholic version of a Bloody Mary that only takes minutes to make.
Maple-Glazed Pears and Cereal
For a sweet and savvy brunch dish without much fuss, serve this tender baked pear drizzled with maple syrup atop hot cereal.
Stuffed French Toast
Oh yes, you can! This French toast makeover has only 150 calories, 29 grams of carb, and 1 gram of fat per serving, thanks to fat-free cream cheese, fat-free milk, and warm spreadable fruit instead of sugary syrup.
Smoked Salmon Breakfast Wraps
Try this lox-like wrap for a no-cook brunch option that is full of flavor without overloading on carbs. Serve with a side of fruit to round out the meal.
Mock Noodle Kugel
This alternative to the traditional Jewish noodle dish is savory, but you can follow the recipe instructions for a sweet version featuring a sugar substitute and cinnamon.
Just Peachy Smoothies
Everyone loves a delicious, creamy smoothie -- it's a great addition to any brunch. Mix and match fruit and yogurt flavors for a variety of smoothie recipes.
Hash Brown Potato Cakes
These little cakes are sure to please with only 9 grams of carb and 59 calories each. Serve as a side to an egg dish and fresh fruit to complete a lovely brunch menu.
Diabetic Mango Coffee Cake
A tropical take on a brunch staple, this dessert cake is delicious with coffee or tea. Baking with a sugar substitute will reduce the calories and carb count.
Egg and Potato Casserole
This protein-packed casserole has it all: meat, potatoes, veggies, and cheese, all for less than 200 calories and 18 grams of carb per serving.
Your guests will love these tangy mini muffins that pair perfectly with tea. Plus, they're low-fat and low-carb. How can you go wrong?
Mixed Fruit with Yogurt Topping
Dress up plain fruit with low-fat yogurt, a punch of pineapple juice, and a hint of vanilla. The result is a creamy, dreamy fruit-filled side dish perfect for sharing.