Beginning the day with a solid breakfast is important for blood sugar balance, learning, focus and attention, but far too many of us reach for sweet convenience items first thing in the morning like pastries, bagels, cereal, instant oatmeal and lattes. These sweet breakfasts set us up for blood sugar spikes throughout the morning and can lead to hormone imbalances, mood swings, and other unpleasant health effects. Often, when we choose savory breakfast recipes, we end up eating more vegetables, fibre, healthy fats and protein – all of which will set us up for blood sugar stability and provide us with valuable vitamins and minerals to support our wellbeing.
And so, instead of grabbing a bowl of cereal, try one of these 20 Best Savory Breakfast Recipes. Many of these savory breakfast ideas are easy to batch cook and prep in advance, which will make your mornings easier and a lot more delicious!
20 Best Savory Breakfast Recipes
Cultured Macro Breakfast Bowls
Savory Pumpkin Muffins
These gluten-free and vegan muffins feature winter squash and are studded with fragrant herbs like sage, rosemary and thyme. A great grab-and-go option!
If you’re wondering how you can possibly make savory breakfast recipes without eggs, there’s no need to worry. You’d never believe that this tasty frittata is vegan!
Kale Breakfast Salad
Kale salad for breakfast – it’s happening! Topped with roasted sweet potatoes, eggs and bacon, you’ll want to eat salad for breakfast more often.
Sweet Potato Breakfast Bake
A Paleo and Whole-30 breakfast skillet that’s infused with Thai flavours. This is a great recipe for your cast iron pan, too.
An oat, nut and seed granola spiced with fennel, chili powder and salt for a savory breakfast vibe. You can eat this on its own, throw it on a breakfast salad, or pair it with nut milk, dairy-free yogurt, tomatoes and cucumber, or eggs.
The Best Tofu Scramble
A very simple tofu scramble loaded with flavour, along with tips and tricks for how to transform tofu into an eggy consistency and taste. You’ll love the versatility of this savory vegan breakfast.
Pumpkin Frittata with Fried Garlic and Herbs
A flexible frittata recipe that includes a herb-infused oil and can be a great vehicle for leftover ingredients.
Huevos Racheros Skillet
Looking to make breakfast cleanup easier? This Mexican-inspired dish layers gluten-free tortillas at the bottom of the skillet, creating a delicious crust and no need for scrubbing.
Protein Packed Avocado Toast
You can’t have a savory breakfast idea roundup without avocado toast! We love this upgraded version that adds tahini, pine nuts, pistachios, sesame seeds and spices.
Creamy Vegan Savory Spinach Oatmeal
If you haven’t tried savory oatmeal yet, well, you must. It’s quick and easy to customize with your favourite veggies and spices. Amp up your savory oats with extra fat and protein by adding smoked tofu, tempeh, hemp seeds, tahini, or almond butter.
Sweet Potato Cornmeal Waffles
Savory waffles are the star of this breakfast platter – they are crispy, golden, and ultra delicious.
Spinach, Mushroom and Pepper Egg Muffins
A simple savory breakfast recipe that you can make ahead of time, freeze and then reheat as needed. That’s what we call fast food!
Whole 30 Breakfast Hash Browns
These aren’t your traditional hash browns! They include plenty of carrots and zucchini, and are egg-free to boot. They’re even better when paired with your favourite condiments and greens.
1 Pot Chickpea Shakshuka
Shakshuka, traditionally made with eggs, gets a vegan adaptation by swapping in chickpeas without compromising the warm, spicy flavour.
Vegan Huevos Rancheros
Corn tortillas piled high with scrambled tofu, refried beans, salsa and avocado. What more could you want from a savory breakfast?
Loaded Paleo Breakfast Hash
Enjoy gazing at the bright colours on your plate by making this veggie-loaded Paleo breakfast hash.
A simple rice porridge you can customize with your favourite toppings, and you can make this savory breakfast idea vegan or not. Dealer’s choice!
Breakfast Salad with Everything Bagel Seasoning Dressing
Take your breakfast salad to the next level with everything bagel dressing. It’s like eating a bagel, except without the bagel at all!
Egg-Free + Dairy-Free Frittata Cups
A classic breakfast recipe transformed to eliminate most of the common allergens. These are a great portable breakfast option and are perfect for school lunches, too.
More breakfast inspiration:
- 12 Vegan Breakfasts (That Aren’t Cereal or Toast)
- 12 Energizing Breakfasts: Recipes and Tips
- 20 Best Dairy-Free Smoothie Recipes
- 9 Tips for Healthy Smoothie Bowls