Wherever you look for breakfast ideas online or in recipe books, you’ll find SO many recipes with eggs. In our home, we have an egg allergy which limits a lot of the most popular breakfast foods like quiches, breakfast burritos, egg sandwiches and so forth.
So if you are like me and want some breakfast ideas without eggs, I’ve got you covered in this post!
Some of these baked foods have egg baked in them. Our egg allergy does fine when eggs are baked into foods. However, if you are looking for a good egg substitute and making your breakfast from scratch at home, here are some great substitutes for eggs.
Egg Substitute #1: (good in muffins and quick breads)
1/4 cup of one of the following
- mashed banana
- pumpkin puree
Egg Substitute #2: ( good in pancakes and baked goods)
Combine 2 Tablespoons water, 2 teaspoons baking powder oil, and 1 teaspoon oil
I’ve used all of the above substitutes in breakfast foods that I make here at home. We actually prefer using applesauce or pumpkin puree in our muffins. They both result in super moist muffins!
So let’s get into some breakfast ideas you can have at home without eggs.
Breakfast Ideas without Eggs
Biscuits for breakfast are a classic! You can use them to make a sweet treat like the monkey bread. You could also simply add jelly or honey.
Or make the biscuit into a breakfast sandwich with a slice of cheese and breakfast meat like sausage, bacon, or ham.
Smoothies are such a versatile breakfast. You can add fruit, veggies, protein powder. There are so many options!
Personally, our family usually make a smoothie consisting of frozen berries, milk, banana, and spinach. Here is a great green smoothie recipe with extra tips to make it just right.
3. Breakfast bars
Most breakfast bars don’t require eggs, and are often quite healthy! Here are some of our favorite breakfast bars.
Gluten Free Blueberry Breakfast Bars
4. Biscuits and gravy
I married a southern man and he taught me the importance of a good sausage gravy recipe! Biscuits and sausage gravy is a tummy filling, comfort breakfast food. No eggs needed!
5. Sausage and cheese sliders
Have you ever had the slider sandwiches made from Hawaiian rolls for lunch or dinner? You can also make them for breakfast. We used this breakfast slider recipe and didn’t add the egg.
6. Hot oatmeal
If you are tired of cold cereal, but still want something quick and easy in the morning, hot oatmeal is a great egg free breakfast option. I purchase the quick oats and breakfast is ready in less than 5 minutes.
7. Overnight oats
An even easier oatmeal option is overnight oats. The only catch is you have to remember to put it in the fridge the night before. Just add equal parts oatmeal and liquid (either milk or water). Then add whatever add-ins you want!
We like fruit and cinnamon. Place in the fridge before bed, and the next day your oats will be cold and softened.
By the way, if you have any favorite overnight oat add-in ideas, leave them in the comments!
8. Yogurt bowls
Another easy and delicious egg free breakfast is yogurt with any kind of add-in you any think of. At our house, we usually have berries and granola with our yogurt. However, I’ve seen people add nut butter, cereal, fruit, and seeds.
When I think about breakfast burritos, I assume that means scrambled eggs. However, you can totally make a breakfast burrito with all the other yummy ingredients and simply leave the egg out!
Here are some ideas:
- hash brown
- cooked peppers and onions
Breakfast Ideas Using an Egg Substitute
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, you can make some of the normal breakfast baked goods without egg by using an egg substitute. Applesauce and pumpkin puree are our favorites to use in muffins and quick breads because they always turn out moist.
For things like cinnamon rolls, pancakes, waffles, and coffee cake, I like to use Combine 2 Tablespoons water, 2 teaspoons baking powder oil, and 1 teaspoon oil.
- Cinnamon rolls
- Banana Bread
To complete any of the egg free breakfast ideas above, include a side of fruit, fruit salad, toast, or meat.
- orange slices
- apple slices
- toast with jelly, avocado, or yogurt
- sausage patty or link
- bacon or turkey bacon
I hope this post has proved that you don’t have to have eggs for breakfast (unless you want to). There are lots of breakfast options available to you outside of eggs.
And if you have anymore ideas, leave them in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.
This is the 3rd post in a meal planning series. Check out the other post in this series too!
Lunch Ideas You Can Make at Home in Less Than 30 Minutes!
List of 100 Meals for Dinner So You Always Know What’s for Dinner!
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