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Weekend Brunch Recipes That Will Help Keep Your Resolutions

These morning meals save you time, money and calories.

Weekend Brunch Recipes That Will Help Keep Your Resolutions
By Patch Staff

Lose weight. Save money. Cook more. 

If any (or all three) of these resolutions are on your 2014 list, fear not—we found the perfect brunch recipes that will help you keep your brand new goals.

Whether you’re hosting guests or just cooking for yourself, these morning meals are sure to please.

Banana-Nut-Chocolate Chip Quick Bread  ( Eating Well )

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour, or whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups diced bananas
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts, plus more for topping if desired
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

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Hash Brown Casserole with Bacon, Onions and Cheese  ( Cooking Light )

Ingredients:

  • 6 bacon slices 
  • 1 cup chopped onion 
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 1 (32-ounce) package frozen Southern-style hash brown potatoes $
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) pre-shredded four cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions 
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed 30% reduced-sodium, 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • Cooking spray 

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Souffle Pancake with Apple Pear Compote  ( Food Network )

Ingredients:
For the compote:
  • 1 cup pitted prunes
  • 4 black tea bags
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped out
  • 3 wide strips lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup cognac or brandy
  • 2 firm cooking apples (such as Fuji), peeled and cut into wedges
  • 3 Bosc pears, peeled and cut into wedges
  • For the pancake:
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
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Light Eggs Benedict  ( Taste of Home )

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices Canadian bacon
  • 8 eggs

For Hollandaise Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter-flavored sprinkles
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 whole wheat English muffins, split and toasted

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Maple-Cinnamon French Toast  ( Health )

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1 teaspoon butter or canola oil
  • Warm Wild Blueberry Sauce
  • Blueberries (optional)

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TELL US: What are you making for brunch this weekend? Leave your ideas in the comments. 

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