What Oprah Eats for Breakfast
These tasty treats from Oprah's cookbook Food Health and Happiness are no ordinary banana muffins. They're packed with coconut, dried apricots, carrots and pecans, which add nutrition and fiber, as well as beautiful color and fantastic texture.
Get the recipe: Ime's Gluten-Free Coconut Banana Muffins
2. An "It's the Day After Christmas!" Treat
Spicy, savory, bread-y—and totally "worth it," says Oprah, of these hot-out-of-the-oven jalapeño cheese bagels. When baked goods are this fresh, they don't need much—but let's be honest: These bagels are probably even more amazing spread with cream cheese, to cool the spice.
3. A Simple Way to Power Up
"No one would ever mistake me for an expert on engines, but I know one thing: They don't work without fuel," says Oprah in O Magazine. "Our bodies are the same way, which is why I'm passionate about breakfast—especially when it involves passion fruit. And blueberries. And raspberries, strawberries, some sliced banana and maybe a sprig or two of fresh mint."
4. The Spring Break Twist on a Classic
If French toast took a vacation, it'd probably look something like the tropical version Oprah makes. The recipe, from her chef Sonny Sweetman, has you coat the bread (that's brioche or challah, if you please) in a creamy egg mixture and then toasted coconut, which gives it a bit of crunch and a lovely sweet taste.
Get the recipe: Coconut French Toast
5. The Shareable, Soothing Sipper
Oprah's morning ritual, described in Food Health and Happiness, sounds pretty dreamy—and it's surprisingly simple. Here's the drill: Wake up, meditate, take in the silence and start the chai. It's not just the gently spiced, creamy taste that Oprah loves; it's also the woodsy, citrusy, floral scent; the creamy beige color (thanks to a dollop of foamed almond milk) and the warmth of the mug. She makes a cup for Stedman and anyone who works with her, noting that "it feels like an act of grace to share a cup of tea with people."