10 Must-Make Breakfasts That Don't Involve Eggs

We're not yolkin' around! These egg-free breakfast ideas are more than satisfying.

Image of congee, oatmeal, and avocado toast

Simply Recipes

Just because eggs are synonymous with breakfast, it doesn't mean you have to start cracking shells first thing in the morning. There are plenty of reasons you might want to ditch the yolk, after all: egg prices, an allergy, or maybe you just forgot to pick up a dozen on your latest grocery run. Maybe you just don't like eggs! No matter the reason, you've got options, and we got inspiration. Here, we've rounded up 10 must-make recipes that are completely egg-free.

  • Instant Pot Oatmeal With Apples and Cinnamon

    Pressure Cooker Steel Cut Oats
    Coco Morante

    Want to make a hot breakfast that the whole family will love? Look no further than this Instant Pot oatmeal. The whole thing takes 40 minutes start to finish, and serves six people. The oats are cooked with apples, brown sugar, maple syrup, and a little cinnamon, and served with chopped nuts and a pat of butter.

  • Blueberry Smoothie

    Blueberry breakfast smoothie on a tray along with fresh fruit and vegetables.
    Alison Bickel

    Smoothies are the best way to get your fruits and vegetables in first thing in the morning. This blueberry smoothie is loaded up with blueberries (of course), mandarins, avocado, and spinach. This smoothie is also easy to prep ahead of time—the recipe has options for prepping one smoothie the night before, and batch-freezing a bunch at a time.

  • Spinach Tofu Scramble

    Vegan spinach and tofu scramble in skillet.

    Simply Recipes / Alison Bickel

    Let tofu take a starring role in your next scramble! The vegan breakfast is packed with tofu, spinach, onion, nutritional yeast, and a dash of turmeric. Let this review from one of our readers, Max, convince you it's the breakfast du jour: "This tofu scramble is delightful, I made it this weekend and I will for sure make it again. Maybe next time with broccoli." Smart idea!

  • Chicken Congee (Jook)

    Bowls of Chicken Congee Topped with Sliced Ginger and Green Onions, Next to Soup Spoons, All on a Mustard Colored Kitchen Towel

    Simply Recipes / Frank Tiu

    Recipe developer Frank Tiu says that congee, also known as jook or rice porridge, is "the ultimate Chinese comfort food, especially when served hot during the cold and flu season, but it’s a soothing meal any time of day regardless of how you’re feeling." Traditionally made with simple ingredients like rice, water, and salt, it's a staple breakfast that's meant to be stretched for days.

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  • Sweet and Salty Three-Seed Granola

    Granola in spoon.

    Simply Recipes / Shilpa Uskokovic

    Thanks to ingredients like maple syrup, brown butter, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds, this granola strikes the perfect balance between sweet and savory. Make a large batch and enjoy it on store-bought (or homemade!) yogurt all week.

  • Corned Beef Hash

    Corned Beef Hash in a Cast Iron Skillet

    Simply Recipes / Annika Panikker

    Made with just a handful of ingredients like potatoes, corned beef, and onion, this mighty breakfast is one of the hardiest things you can start your day with. While this dish is traditionally served with eggs, it would also be great with a side of roasted or steamed vegetables and some toast.

    Pro tip: One of our readers, Johnny, suggested using tater tots instead of regular potatoes. How smart is that?

  • Grab-and-Go Oatmeal Chia Cups

    Grab-and-Go Oatmeal Chia Cups
    Sally Vargas

    Know you're going to have a busy week ahead? These grab-and-go cups are a satisfying option for breakfast. Made with oats, chia seeds, Greek yogurt, and milk as a base, it has 19 grams of protein per serving. You can top it with whatever you have available, but we recommend fresh berries, raisins, nuts, and a little honey. The make-ahead cups last in the fridge for up to five days.

  • Biscuits and Gravy

    Biscuits and gravy on a plate.

    Simply Recipes / Cambrea Bakes

    This classic southern recipe combines buttermilk biscuits with gravy that's loaded with sausage. It's the perfect dish to make for a leisurely Sunday, but it certainly wouldn't hurt on a weekday when you want something a little more special for breakfast. The rave reviews of this recipe don't lie. Reader Kimberly writes: "Thank you for thee best biscuit recipe ever!! I have been searching for 20 years and my family loved these so much!!"

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  • Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Vegan Chocolate Chip Muffins
    Megan Gordon

    Instead of using egg, this muffin recipe opts for creating your own flax egg (I promise this is way easier than it sounds). You essentially combine flax meal with water and let stand for a few minutes before adding it to a recipe, how cool is that? Take it from our reader, Dorthy: "I have made the muffins numerous times. They are excellent!"

  • Avocado Toast with Pan-Seared Corn, Olives, and Queso Fresco

    Avocado Toast with Olives, Corn, and Pepitas

    I see your avocado toast, and raise you avocado toast with a winning combination of toppings! The saltiness of the olives, mixed with the brininess of the feta, mixed with the creaminess of the avocado....I mean, come on. So good. One of our readers, Anastasia, agrees: "I tried out this recipe and it did not disappoint! Perfect mix of texture and flavor! Definitely on my list of recipes to share and make again. Thank you for bringing this awesome recipe into my cooking world!!!"