Surprising ingredients make these dishes much more interesting—and delicious—than the usual omelets and fruit salad
6 Creative Breakfast Recipes That Giada Loves
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These six mouthwatering recipes from Giada, a weekly digital publication, feature surprising ingredients that add a unusual—and extra tasty—twist to the standard brunch spread. From olive oil on oatmeal to cayenne pepper in a smoothie, these Italian-inspired dishes are perfect for weekend brunches but can also double as breakfast any day of the week.
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Oatmeal with Olive Oil and Oranges
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This savory spin on traditional oats replaces sugary toppings with heart-healthy olive oil, almonds, and orange slices, which add just the right amount of sweetness.
Eggs Cacio e Pepe
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Ideal for either a workday morning or a weekend brunch, these silky eggs are extra fluffy thanks to the addition of Greek yogurt. And there's no salt in sight - the creamy yogurt and tangy pecorino provide all the seasoning you need.
Green Citrus Smoothie
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This light and frothy drink takes on the consistency of juice without losing beneficial fiber from the fruits and veggies. You'll also get a dose of antioxidants from spinach and grapes, vitamin C from citrus, digestive aid from ginger, and metabolism-boosting benefits from cayenne pepper. All combined, these clean, green ingredients make one delicious treat.
Linguine and Prosciutto Frittatas
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Here's a creative way to use leftover linguine: Add it to a frittata mixture for a delicious brunch dish that will surprise and delight your guests. You can also keep these individual-sized servings in the fridge for a quick, kid-friendly snack at any time of day.
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Citrus fruits give this salad a bright and fresh flavor, while the fennel adds a hint of licorice. Serve it as a sweet but not too heavy addition to your next brunch.