Norah O'Donnell's Family Brunch

More than 3 million Americans start each weekday with Norah O'Donnell, cohost (with Charlie Rose and Gayle King) of CBS This Morning. But on weekends, the crowd is considerably smaller and more relaxed. O'Donnell and her husband, Geoff Tracy -- chef and owner of six beloved restaurants in and around Washington, DC -- whip up extra-special treats for their three kids.
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More than 3 million Americans start each weekday with Norah O'Donnell, cohost (with Charlie Rose and Gayle King) of CBS This Morning. But on weekends, the crowd is considerably smaller and more relaxed. O'Donnell and her husband, Geoff Tracy -- chef and owner of six beloved restaurants in and around Washington, DC -- whip up extra-special treats for their three kids.

Host with the Most

Click on to score the family's healthy and delicious recipes, including a time-saving, make-ahead pancake mix. Breakfast is served!

Norah O'Donnell

Whole-Grain Pancakes

Want a mix that's twice as nice? This pancake batter can also be used to make waffles.

Whole-Grain Pancakes

Whole-Grain Pancakes

Smart Swap

O'Donnell sometimes replaces 1 cup of the all-purpose flour with 1 cup quinoa flour for a protein boost.

Smart swap

Top 'em Off!

Jazz up your flapjacks with these fun, fruity toppings!

Top em off

Blueberry Sauce

In saucepan, combine blueberries, sugar, lemon juice for a truly decadent topping.

Blueberry Sauce

Blueberry Sauce

Strawberry-Cheesecake Crumble

Your pancakes get a little dessert-inspired action with this can't-miss cheesecake topping.

Strawberry-Cheesecake Crumble

Strawberry-Cheesecake Crumble

Apple-Cinnamon Topping

You'll think you're eating apple pie once you get a bite of this apple-cinnamon topper.

Apple-Cinnamon Topping

Apple-Cinnamon Topping

Banana-Flax Bread

You can make O'Donnell's hearty bread ahead of time, wrap tightly in foil and store in a resealable plastic bag in the freezer. Defrost for a quick breakfast.

Banana-Flax Bread

Banana-Flax Bread

Zucchini Muffins

"These muffins are a great way to get your kids to enjoy their veggies," O'Donnell says. "The flax adds a nice nutty flavor my husband and I enjoy."

Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini Muffins

Bringing Home the Bacon

"We can't get enough bacon," says O'Donnell's hubby, Geoff. "But we're not bacon snobs," adds O'Donnell. "Regular stuff from the grocery store is fine with us."

bacon

Early-Riser Routines

During the week, O'Donnell starts her day with yogurt and blueberries, apples with peanut butter, or the occasional splurge -- a bacon and egg sandwich. Check out how her morning meals compare with her cohosts.

Early riser

Charlie Rose

"I always have coffee, toast with honey, fresh fruit and a newspaper. And on the seventh day, bacon and eggs with a side order of pancakes."

Charlie Rose

Gayle King

"I usually eat lots of fresh fruit from our CBS Toyota greenroom. On the weekend, I enjoy anything with syrup!"

Gayle King