Like me on Facebook for updates on delicious recipes!  

Healthy Fathers Day Recipes

Pin It!

Happy Father’s Day! This morning, I’m baking a loaf of my Peanut Butter Bread.

My dad is driving over for brunch in a few hours (so really, lunch), and I’m cooking an Asian-themed stir fry, the aforementioned peanut butter bread, and dessert.

What do women men want?

In terms of food, it turns out they want burgers. If you search “guy food” on google images, it’s pretty much exclusively burgers and steaks. And quite a few photos of Guy Fieri from The Food Network. So I shut off the computer and went straight to the source: I asked around, and all of the guys I know seem to be really keen on pie for some reason. Therefore, this healthy Fathers Day recipes round-up will be filled with pie.

But no Guy Fieri.

I think I’ve seen enough pictures of him to last a lifetime.

guy food

Chocolate-Pumpkin Pizookie

fathers day desserts

Mint-Chocolate Fudge Pie

breakfast in bed

Banana Breakfast Doughnuts

Okay, not pie. But a good option for breakfast in bed!

healthy pecan pie

Healthy Chocolate Pecan Pie

for dad

Chocolate-Chip Cookie Pops

Pops for pop! Sorry for the lame pun. I couldn’t resist.

dad desserts

Hamburger Whoopie Pies

Ooh look, I did manage to fit burgers into this post!

brownie batter

Chocolate Brownie Batter Dip

fathers day breakfast

Almond Joy Biscuits

Do you take after your dad at all?

My dad and I don’t really look alike, but we do share a love of linguistics, athletics, politics, and debate. I definitely didn’t inherit his tastebuds: he likes spicy food and couldn’t care less about dessert. He goes days without eating any chocolate whatsoever!

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. My father and I are way to much alike! Except for the whole health food fanatic/always in the kitchen side of me!

  2. Tricia says:

    Those look amazing :) i have my dad’s dark, thick hair, but other than that I look mostly like my mom. My dad and i also share a love of learning new things… And almondmilk :)

  3. Katie says:

    All the guys of the world must’ve gone to a secret meeting and decided to ask for pies, because that’s exactly the thing we’re making! All the wives are bringing a pie for their husband to our church this morning. But it gave me a chance to use my expert pastry skills (or lackthereof) and even though I’m not married I just totally nailed a Banana Cream Pie on the first try. YES!
    -Love the burger whoopie pies! Katie :)

  4. Ahhh, you and your Dad are so cute and the recipes look amazing!!!

  5. teabagginit says:

    you and your dad look so happy! :) love the guy food! i take after my step-dad’s personality and lifestyle – never be inside when you can be out, never be still when you can be moving!

  6. Juliana says:

    Great picture! And funny – I was wanting to make peanut butter bread for my dad, too!
    And my dad and I are so alike – it’s clear we’re related, and our personalities are nearly identical.

  7. Alanna says:

    Lol on Guy Fieri. My Dad and I are so much alike for a lot of things (science, sci-fi, movies, piano and classical music, singing, practicality, night owls, hate spicy food and love desserts), but fairly different on choices of regular foods. I try to eat healthy and am more adventurous in my selections, and he prefers the unhealthy stuff and is more of a meat and potatoes kinda guy (no ethnic food, unless you count Italian, haha). But usually if I don’t tell him something is healthy, he’ll eat it and like it. :)

  8. My dad is a peanut butter fiend!! He would totally go nuts for a whole loaf of bread flavored with it!!

  9. i take after my dad’s randomness and creative streak! he also got on board with a vegan diet after seeing how much of a difference it made to me…so we also share a lot on the food front. However i haven’t been able to make anything in the kitchen this Father’s Day even though i had loads planned as i’ve been laid up with a trapped nerve in my shoulder….soooo painful :-) i’ve really missed experiementing and so can’t wait to get better as i hate not being able to make food! Enjoy your day. x

  10. Kathy C. says:

    Is your stir fry recipe on your blog? :) That would be a great choice for dinner tonight. :)
    My Dad and I both LOVE chocolate…sigh. He is diabetic, so I try to make him treats every now and again that are delicious and “safe”. :)

    Thanks for all your incredible recipes!

    1. It’s not… I just threw things together and didn’t really follow a recipe. I hate measuring ;).

  11. I have my dad’s eyes :)

    My dad and I like very similar food: mostly international foods. The only place where we really differ in food is that he loves wine, and I really don’t like alcohol at all.

  12. Nancy says:

    In this picture, you REALLY look like your dad! The nose, the shape of the eyebrows, shape of your face, even your smile! Perhaps your eyes are your mom’s? LOL, sometimes when it’s you it’s hard to see it!

    1. jeanne says:

      This is
      what I was going to say! I saw a pic of your Mom and thought you didn’t look anything like her…then I saw your Dad! You are the spitting image of him…in a much prettier, more feminine way :)

  13. Erin says:

    Love the photo of you and your dad 😀

    I don’t mean to be a grammar nazi… but it should be he *couldn’t* care less about desserts, not he could care less.

    1. LOL yeah you’re right! Shame on me; I’m usually good about that ;).

  14. sounds like you’ll be having a wonderful afternoon! yay:) all your recipes look delicious! thanks for sharing!

  15. Ruth says:

    I don’t know if you noticed but the photo of your Almond Joy Biscuits has a heart in it. I don’t know if it’s intentional or not but it’s cute!

    1. Samantha says:

      Thanks for pointing that out! That is cute!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Hello! When posting a recipe round-up for a special occasion, I think it makes more sense to post a few days in advance of the day so that readers are able to plan and prep in advance, as opposed to posting on the day of…when everyone will be out celebrating! Great photos! K

    1. I’m really sorry about that :(. The day snuck up on me! I was actually scrambling to write this post yesterday.

  17. Aja says:

    I want to eat all that food! I hope you have a nice father’s day with your dad.

  18. Elizabeth says:

    I think you look exactly like your dad! Before I read your post, I thought, “wow, she really looks like her dad.” My dad and I are kindred spirits — linguistics, eytmology, no athletics, and same temperament in general. He can, however, be more rational than I am sometimes. :)

  19. Kathy says:

    I am more like my dad than my mom….actually I am totally my dad’s MOM…aka my grandma. It’s weird how genes come out like that.


  20. Barbara says:

    It’s easy to see where you get your good looks! You have your handsome Daddy’s smile and beautiful teeth, and you even have his eyebrows! Yours are just well-tamed, and his are manly, but they are the same shape. I’ll bet he dotes on you, as he should!

  21. Samantha says:

    You guys are so cute together. Your peanut butter bread was one of the stars at my latest bake sale.

    I hope your recipe turns out tonight! :) Have a great day.

  22. I think you and your dad totally look alike! My dad and I have similar personalities, generally stubborn, we like to take charge and organize things, and both quiet but funny. Ahhh I miss him! I hope you had a great time with your dad today!

  23. Amanda S. says:

    Two things about this photo: 1. You and your dad look so much alike! 2. It looks like you are wearing less makeup than your usual photos and I think you look great without it! Prefer the look actually!

  24. Miss b says:

    Katie you and your dad look soo alike.
    Lol you are so funny.

  25. What Yummy dishes! I have my Dad’s eyesight (I can’t see past my nose without my glasses/contacts!) though with the annoying eyesight genes I also have been blessed with “good” hair – am 30 with not a single grey hair and he’s almost 60 and only a bit of grey here and there!! Oh and we both LOVE our food!!

  26. Andrea says:

    I’m not close with my dad at all, in fact we haven’t spoken in about a year but it’s for the best! (He only speaks by yelling).

    That’s great that you get along with yours!! My dad liked playing soccer but he never came to my games and I wish he did! If I did speak to him I’d definitely cook for him!!

  27. Sophie says:

    Wow, all those recipes look delicious. And I bet that dessert you spoke of will be amazing too, and then you can post it and make me happy (desserts always make me happy).

    I take after my dad a bit. I have his same long tongue, at least! We’re pretty similar in terms of interests too as we both love to write. He however, hates to cook and I love it. I made him waffles for breakfast today because he wouldn’t have made anything special himself (and, you know, it was fathers day)

    On a different note, I have a random question. Since you’re vegan, does it ever bother you when you see someone eating meat? I’m not vegan, so I can’t really answer that, but I know that sometimes it can make me a bit sick when I see someone eating something that I really dislike. Is it the same with you?

    1. Sometimes the smell bothers me (especially bacon and fish… but those smells actually bothered me even before I was a vegan).

      But in terms of noticing what someone else is eating, I just try not to think about it, and I focus on something else. To be honest, I’m not sure I really pay attention to what other people are eating. I’m usually paying attention to my own food or the conversation.

  28. Sarah says:

    I freaked a little when I saw “father’s day”, how could I totally miss it? But here in Finland it’s in october. Poor pops’. :S

    I take after my dad when it comes to my build, thin and light, but with a little visible muscle tone, and I’ve got his temper and hair and eye colour. But I resemble his mom more, or so I’ve heard.

  29. Zestful Lou says:

    It’s SO TRUE! Guys LOVE pie. I’ve never dated a guy who didn’t love a big slice of pie. My fiance always asks me to make pie. Apple is his favorite. :-)

  30. Lisa M says:

    My dad prefers pies too! I think it may have something to do with the filling (vs. a fluffy cake)…
    We’re alike because we think the same way. When it comes to family disagreements, we’re usually on the same side, and can explain each other’s point of view.

  31. Jenny$1983 says:

    It’s so great that you have a good relationship with your dad! I’m nothing like my dad thankfully, because he’s a narcissistic ****. Unfortunately I live with my parents because I won’t have enough money to support myself for the foreseeable future, so it makes me kind of sad and wistful when I see heart-warming stuff about father-daughter relationships and knowing I’ll never experience that 😛

    I hope the dessert turned out well enough for you to post, and I hope you and your dad had a great day! ^.^

  32. My Dad and I don’t eat the same since he has Celiacs but we both love the outdoors and learning everything about everything :)

  33. Hope you had a great time with your dad!
    Everyone thinks my personality is very much like my dads. I argue that I am nothing like him, which confirms to everyone I am actually like him (argumentative) .. cant win!
    Loving the food porn! All your desserts look amazing Katie!

  34. Damjana says:

    In my country they sell cocoa shower gel, I bought it once a couple of years ago. After shower your skin and the bathroom smell like chocolate.

  35. Stacy says:

    I look just like my mom, but I am my dad through and through! We both love being outside, reading, quiet contemplation and lifelong learning. Oh, and spicy food:)

  36. Guys definitely like pie! Lol. I’ve made pies for all the men in my life. They love them. :)

  37. Num num num num num. I know my dad will love this weekend with some of these goodies. :)

  38. I have been on a cauliflower kick lately so might have to try this!! Loving it mashed and want to try as a pizza crust soon!

    My dad and I have a ton in common. We like to say that we are cut from the same cloth :)

  39. I’ve tried baking with cannellini beans and avocado (both delicious!) and I’ve cooked cauliflower all sorts of ways, but I don’t think I’ve ever baked with it! What a neat idea. I will have to try this.

  40. I’m definitely a cake over pie kinda person, but some of your pies sound awesome! Do you have a favorite?

  41. Julia Smith says:

    LOL I was cracking up about Guy Fieri! So funny!!! :) You make my day Katie! 😛