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.
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!
Want a mix that's twice as nice? This pancake batter can also be used to make waffles.
O'Donnell sometimes replaces 1 cup of the all-purpose flour with 1 cup quinoa flour for a protein boost.
Top 'em Off!
Jazz up your flapjacks with these fun, fruity toppings!
In saucepan, combine blueberries, sugar, lemon juice for a truly decadent topping.
Your pancakes get a little dessert-inspired action with this can't-miss cheesecake topping.
You'll think you're eating apple pie once you get a bite of this apple-cinnamon topper.
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.
"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."
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."
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.
"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."
"I usually eat lots of fresh fruit from our CBS Toyota greenroom. On the weekend, I enjoy anything with syrup!"