From Banana Pancakes to Blueberry Muffins: 8 Fruit-Filled Breakfast Recipes

04/10/2016 07:12 am ET | Updated Apr 11, 2016

Sure, you could eat plain ole fruit for breakfast. But wouldn't it be even better if the fruit was baked or blended into something delicious?


Fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside, and delicately flavored with bananas and vanilla -- these are phenomenal banana pancakes. The recipe, believe it or not, is adapted from a children's cookbook, which only proves how easy they are to make. GET THE RECIPE


Baked oatmeal is cooked in the oven and has a consistency similar to that of bread pudding. There are endless variations -- the recipe is easily adapted with whatever fruits and nuts you have on hand -- but this version filled with apples and raisins with a crunchy walnut topping is my favorite. GET THE RECIPE


Homemade applesauce is richly flavored, tart and sweet -- almost like apple pie filling. Traditionally, it's made on the stovetop but I prefer to bake it in the oven for a more intense apple flavor. A breakfast treat! GET THE RECIPE


Bursting with fresh blueberries and topped with a sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best blueberry muffins. And what's more -- they're easy to make. GET THE RECIPE


If you prefer your blueberries in pancake form, you'll love these blueberry buttermilk pancakes. Don't skip the homemade blueberry syrup -- it only takes a few minutes to make and is definitely the best part! GET THE RECIPE


Studded with juicy red grapes with hints of vanilla and citrus, this simple and lovely Italian-style cake is perfect for breakfast, brunch or tea. It's called a "harvest cake" because it's traditionally made during the grape harvest season to use up the small grapes not going for pressing. GET THE RECIPE


These smoothies taste like something you'd have on a tropical vacation. To make life easy, I use frozen peaches and mangoes, which don't require any washing, peeling or slicing. That means you'll be sipping these smoothies, dreaming of white sand and palm trees, in under five minutes. GET THE RECIPE


Packed with sweet strawberries, these tender muffins with crisp, golden tops are perfect for spring. The secret is adding lots of berries to the batter, which gives the muffins an intense strawberry flavor. GET THE RECIPE