In case you haven’t noticed, egg prices are UP! You or someone in your family may also have a sensitivity to eggs, or maybe you just don’t like them. Regardless of the reason, enjoy these 45 awesome eggless breakfast ideas!
What can I eat for breakfast without eggs?
We are huge egg fans in our household — from perfect scrambled eggs, to boiled, to fried. Eggs are one of our favorite foods just about any way you can cook them.
But, egg prices have gone up significantly in the past few months (around 49% increase), mainly due to avian flu that sadly killed many laying hens. A carton of eggs more than doubled to $3.59 in November 2022 from $1.72 in 2021, and is still climbing (via CNBC).
In my area (as of January 2023), most eggs are around $5 per carton!
In some places, they’re also hard to find and shelves are sitting empty. Here’s my local Wal-Mart last week — we got the very last carton.
So, it’s time to get creative and try some eggless breakfast recipes. These are also great if someone in your family is sensitive to eggs. Maybe you’re just wondering “What should I eat for breakfast if I am tired of everything?” Especially if, like me, you tend to eat eggs every single day.
If so, it’s time to try some new breakfast staples. You’re in the right place!
Can you be healthy without eating eggs?
It’s true, eggs are one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. Not only are they a great source of protein, eggs contain choline (difficult to get in other food sources), vitamin D, B vitamins, iron, and (depending on how the egg is raised) Omega-3s.
If you are able to eat eggs at least occasionally, it is highly recommended.
That said, there are still endless nutritious breakfast options that provide nourishment, energy, and building blocks to power your day.
If you’re looking for high protein breakfast ideas without eggs, there are several options such as: breakfast meats, milk, whey protein or peanut butter. Add in some healthy carbs in the form of whole grains and fruits with some healthy fats for flavor and you have a perfectly balanced brekkie.
I have so many yummy recipe ideas for you to try below — make one tomorrow and tell me which is your favorite in the comments!
Pro tip: If any of your baking recipes (such as pancakes or muffins) call for eggs, you can make your own egg substitute with chia or flax seeds.
Add 1 tablespoon of ground chia or flax seeds to a small bowl and stir. Allow to sit for five minutes or more — it will form a gel-like substance you can use in place of an egg.
Try making a large batch of the gel and keeping it in the fridge to use in your baking throughout the week.
Savory Breakfast Without Eggs
Maple Sausage Colby Jack Scones
We made these maple sausage colby jack scones and they were a hit with the whole family! A great high protein option with tons of nutrients in the freshly ground wheat.
Sweet Potato Sausage Apple Hash
This sweet potato sausage apple hash with sage and kale has so many lovely flavors blended together. Make extra and reheat throughout the week for a perfectly balanced breakfast.
Breakfast Tacos without Eggs (Crispy potatoes, bacon, and beans)
You don't need eggs to make the yummiest breakfast tacos! Bacon and beans provide protein and they crispy potatoes are delicious.
Avocado toast is a modern classic breakfast and should be tried by everyone at least once!
Beans on Toast (The Proper British Way - Recipe by a Brit!)
If you've spent any amount of time in the UK, you know that beans on toast is a breakfast staple (or any meal, for that matter.)
Breakfast Charcuterie Board with Bacon
This egg-free breakfast charcuterie board is such a festive idea for a holiday or special occasion!
These are the perfect flaky Southern butter biscuits! Try them with sausage cream gravy on top.
Paleo Breakfast Sausage Patties
Homeade sausage patties are delicious! Make your own with ground pork and a special herb & spice mix.
Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast
Most of us don't eat enough fish, and this smoked salmon avocado toast is a mouthwatering way to consume more.
Southern Breakfast Grits Recipe
Grits are a Southern staple. Theses are decadent with butter and heavy cream.
Chorizo and Potatoes Mexican Breakfast
If you want to spice up your morning meal, you need to try this chorizo and potato skillet.
These pan fried potatoes are the perfect complement to any varity of breakfast meat.
Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Casserole
Biscuits and gravy CASSEROLE?!? It's genius! Not to mention mouthwatering.
Cheesy Shrimp and Grits (dairy-free, gluten-free)
These flavorful shrimp & grits would be a super special breakfast or bunch on the weekend.
Maple-Glazed Venison Breakfast Sausage Bites
Maple glazed venison breakfast sausage is a delicious and special breakfast or brunch addition.
For a different type of "scramble" instead of eggs, try this unique fiber-rich chickpea scramble!
Sweet Eggless Breakfasts
This homemade cream of wheat with freshly ground wheat is the most deliciously simple breakfast porridge! Sweet, nutty, creamy - perfect for all your favorite fruit toppings.
Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits
Fruit and yogurt parfaits are and easy, yet decadent and creamy way to start the day.
Easy muesli recipe (copycat Alpen)
This Alpen-copycat muesli is a popular UK healthy cereal that has a unique and addictive taste! You'll love it.
Breakfast Banana Splits
Such a fun way to start off a festive day! Healthy banana splits for breakfast.
Barley Breakfast Porridge
This barley breakfast porridge is filled with energy-boosting whole grain, nuts, and a touch of honey.
Easy Vanilla Yogurt Brulee
This vanilla yogurt brulee makes breakfast extra special, no eggs necessary.
Blueberry Chia Pudding
Chia seed pudding is a filling and nutritious breakfast recipe, and it's even better with blueberries.
Quinoa with Fruit for Breakfast
Quinoa for breakfast? Don't knock it til you try it -- with fruit and add-ins, its so yummy!
Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal
A chocolatey breakfast is always welcome - especially when combined with oatmeal.
Simple Oatmeal Protein Cookies
Breakfast cookies are always a hit! These peanut butter oatmeal ones are nourishing and filling.
Chocolate for breakfast? You can with this smoothie - it's full of nourishing ingredients.
Granola made at home is so good for you, and SO deliciously crunchy! Eat a bowl with milk or sprinkle it on top of yogurt.
Apple pie steel cut oatmeal is a nourishing breakfast with norefined sugar! Warm, cozy, and filled with apples & cinnamon.
Easy Banana Pancake Dippers
These easy gluten free banana pancake dippers are so fun for kids!
We make this smoothie several times per week! It's full of antioxidants and fruit with a good balance of protein.
These muffins are filled with a fan favorite duo: peanut butter and bananas! A little sweet, a little savory, lots of yum.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls
These 4-ingredient peanut butter oatmeal balls are great for an easy on-the-go breakfast or snack.
The unmistakable tangy flavor of multigrain sourdough waffles pairs perfectly with creamy butter and sweet maple syrup. Packed with whole wheat, oatmeal, and sunflower seeds.
Cinnamon Spice Oatmeal Recipe
This cinnamon spice is a comforting, creamy breakfast that's both filling and nourishing.
How To Make Overnight Oats (with 10 Flavors)
Here's a great guide for making overnight oats with 10 flavor combinations. The possibilities are endless!
These sourdough oatmeal pancakes are super tender & fluffy, made with hearty nourishing oats and fermented overnight with sourdough starter.
Blackberry Burrata Toast
Crispy toast topped with a smooth layer of burrata cheese and topped with blackberry jam and basil? Yes, please!
Strawberry Oat Breakfast Bars
These nutritious bars feature sweet strawberries and a crumbly oat crust -- so yum.
Homemade granola bars are so much better than store bought!
Protein Cookie Dough (3 Flavors!)
Yes, you can actually have cookie dough for breakfast if you follow this healthier protein-rich recipe!
Vegan French Toast Casserole
This french toast casserole is sweet and delicious, even with NO eggs.
Nourishing pumpkin porridge is warm meal heaven for a cold morning.
Coffee Cake in a Mug!
A delightful coffee cake that's super quick to whip up in your favorite mug.
Tropical Breakfast Bars
These nourishing breakfast bars are filled with lots of tropical fruits and perfect for a grab-and-go brekkie.
What’s your favorite eggless breakfast recipe?
Thank you for putting this together. Love all the choices. Healthy and delicious!
Thank you so much!
There are so many delicious ideas here! Things I would be super excited to make, even if eggs weren’t expensive or hard to find! Thank you for the lovely inspiration! 😀
Thank you Shelley!