You’ve heard your whole life that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Although I’d personally suggest all meals are important, kicking off the day with breakfast is definitely key! Aside from data on breakfast-eating being an important component of long-term weight loss, my clients who start eating breakfast regularly cite feeling more energized and productive during the day. That being said, one question I receive frequently on social media is… “But what do I eat for breakfast if I don’t like eggs?” Well, I’ve answered this question with 30 healthy breakfasts not centered around eggs dietitians love!
30 Breakfast Ideas that Aren’t Eggs
True, I tend to post a lot of breakfast meals on Instagram including eggs, but I promise it’s not the only option! I’ve selected recipes that still provide ample protein (or could easily provide it by using cow’s milk or soymilk, sorry if you’re just learning almond and rice milk don’t provide protein!) because protein is so important to trigger satiety signals. Others use more unique sources of protein like chia seeds, kefir and one other ingredient you won’t ever guess – and believe me you want to try these! Most of these breakfast ideas are gluten-free and many are or can be made vegan. Some do include eggs in the recipe but they are far from an “egg-breakfast.”
Oats are, of course, a popular breakfast hit. Loaded with fiber, nutrients, and requiring little prep or cook time, oats should definitely be a part of your breakfast routine!
Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats (Gluten-Free) by me 🙂
Almond Granola (Gluten-Free) by Real Living Nutrition Services
Mocha Overnight Oats (Gluten-Free) by Food, Pleasure & Health
Mason Jar Baked Blueberry Oatmeal (Gluten-Free) by Hungry Hobby
Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free) by Snacking in Sneakers
Banana Bread Proats in the Microwave (Vegan, Gluten-Free) by 80 Twenty Nutrition
Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups (Vegan, Gluten-Free) by Byte Sized Nutrition
Banana Oat Blender Muffins (Gluten-Free) by Diana K. Rice, RD, The Baby Steps Dietitian
Wild Blueberry Overnight Waffle Bake (Gluten-Free) by KISS In the Kitchen
Cranberry-Orange Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats (Vegan, Gluten-Free) by Colleen Gerg, RDN
Now, don’t be silly. Oats are definitely not the only whole grain option! Check out these awesome ideas.
Warm Chia Seed Cereal Bowl (Vegan, Gluten-Free) by MACROBALANCED
Sorghum Berry Breakfast Bowl (Vegan, Gluten-Free) by Sharon Palmer, The Plant Based Dietitian
Coconut Cherry Dark Chocolate Waffles (Vegan, Gluten-Free) by Sharon Palmer, The Plant Based Dietitian
Banana Pumpkin Muffins by One Hungry Bunny
Cranberry Apple Breakfast Quinoa (Vegan, Gluten-Free) by Snacking in Sneakers
Waffles, Sandwiches & More
Do you think outside the box or love to try new flavors? Check out these unique breakfast recipes!
The Easiest Ever No Sugar Added Chunky Monkey Chia Pudding (Gluten-Free) by Rebecca Clyde, MS, RDN, CD of www.nourishnutritionblog.com
8 Minute Zucchini Tomato Basil Sandwich (Vegan) by Sharon Palmer, The Plant Based Dietitian
Coconut Flour Pancakes (Paleo, Gluten-Free) by Hungry Hobby
Berry Stuffed French Toast Pitas by Bite of Health Nutrition
Gluten-Free Banana Pancakes (Vegan, Gluten-Free) by Homemade Nutrition
Blueberry Chia Pudding (Vegan, Gluten-Free) by C it NUTRitIONALLY
Monte Cristo Waffle Sandwich by The Nutritionist Reviews – umm please pass all things waffle sandwich my way, please and thank you!
Would you rather slurp or spoon your breakfast? These ideas are for you!
Vegan Mandarin Orange Creamy Coconut Bowl (Vegan, Gluten-Free) by Amy Gorin, RDN
Chocolate Peanut Butter High Protein Breakfast Sundae (Vegan, Gluten-Free) by The Spicy RD – you are going to die! This recipe uses the most unexpected ingredient I’ve ever seen!
Turmeric Golden Milk Yogurt Bowl (Gluten-Free) by Emily Kyle Nutrition – also, find out why turmeric is such a hot food trend here!
Strawberry Kefir Smoothie (Gluten-Free) by Nutritioulicious
Now you have no excuses to slack on breakfast! Crack down on boring and skipping breakfast with these these highly nutritious, non-egg-based breakfast recipes! And a big thank you to the lovely dietitians who shared their favorite recipes with us here!
What recipe roundups do you want to see next? I want to hear from you!