28 Healthy Egg-Free Breakfast Recipes

Plenty of people want their morning meal without eggs, whether it’s because of an egg allergy, needing some vegan breakfast ideas, or just a personal preference. Even though we love and develop tons of breakfast recipes with eggs, we also create many recipes that don’t have eggs or can be made with an egg substitute.

In fact, one of our own team members, Dietitian Jessica, can’t have eggs. She has an anaphylactic reaction to them, so she’s always keen on reminding us that there are plenty of people like her who need egg-free breakfast recipes. Eggs are, after all, one of the top nine food allergens and the second most common food allergy in children.

Jess (and all of us) turn to these recipes often for our breakfast meal preps, weekend brunches, to get a low-carbohydrate high-protein breakfast without eggs, and even on special occasions.

Overhead view of Lemon Blueberry Baked Oatmeal in an oval baking dish.

Lemon Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

This vegan and egg-free baked oatmeal is a team favorite! The predominant flavors are lemon, blueberry, and maple syrup, making it so fresh and fragrant. We love to serve it to overnight guests, on holidays, and for brunches.

Egg free | Gluten free | Nut free | Vegan 

Overhead view of a bowl of Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal topped with pumpkin seeds and pecans.

Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

This recipe uses steel-cut oats, which cook to tender perfection in the Instant Pot. They are also deeply infused with the flavors of apple, cinnamon, and vanilla. This is the first recipe Jessie makes after going apple picking with her family every fall.

Dairy free | Egg free | Gluten free | Nut free | Vegan

Instant Pot Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats

Instant Pot Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats

We love this method for cooking steel-cut oats. This recipe calls on canned pumpkin puree, milk, and maple syrup to make a warming, spiced breakfast option perfect for crisp fall mornings.

Dairy free | Egg free | Gluten free | Nut free | Vegan 

Paleo granola with honey and cinnamon topping small mason jars filled with yogurt, fresh berries on top.

Paleo Granola

Instead of oats, this grain-free granola relies on finely chopped nuts, seeds, coconut, and spices for a satisfying low-carb breakfast cereal we love to sprinkle atop yogurt or eat with a spoon. It’s lightly sweetened with pure honey or maple syrup.

Dairy free | Egg free | Gluten free | Grain free | Paleo | Vegan

Close up view of Cherry Pecan Quinoa Granola in a glass jar.

Cherry Pecan Quinoa Granola

This innovative granola recipe is made with a base of oats and uncooked quinoa. It gets baked with coconut oil, maple syrup, nuts, and spices and then tossed with dried cherries after it cools.

Dairy free | Egg free | Gluten free | Vegan

Overhead view of pumpkin spice granola in a white serving bowl.

Pumpkin Spice Granola

This baked granola recipe uses canned pumpkin plus warming spices to achieve that delicious pumpkin spice flavor using real food ingredients. Jess keeps a batch of this homemade granola in a covered glass bin so her family can scoop it out for super easy breakfasts and snacks.

Dairy free | Egg free | Gluten free | Vegan

Peanut butter banana overnight oats in small glass jars topped with banana slices and drizzled with peanut butter

Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

Stacie makes these overnight oats as a regular part of her weekend meal preps. The egg-free recipe is one that kids love as much as adults. Plus, it can be easily doubled, boosted with protein powder, and topped with any favorite toppings for a fast, protein-packed breakfast.

Egg free | Gluten free | Vegetarian

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats being drizzled with maple syrup.

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

We love this version of overnight oats as a recipe for using up that last bit of canned pumpkin. It tastes so much like a slice of pumpkin pie, but in a healthy breakfast form instead.

Egg free | Gluten free | Nut free | Vegetarian 

Close up view of Mixed Berry Protein Chia Pudding topped with fresh berries and coconut shreds.

Mixed Berry Protein Chia Pudding

If overnight oats are not your jam, then try chia pudding! It’s an egg-free breakfast that provides ample protein. This dairy-free recipe combines coconut milk, chia, collagen peptides, and frozen berries in a meal prep breakfast we turn to often.

Dairy free | Egg free | Gluten free | Nut free | Vegetarian | Whole30

Close up view of Raspberry Chia Pudding parfaits topped with granola.

Raspberry Chia Pudding Parfait

If you’re looking for a dairy-free breakfast parfait, this recipe fits the bill! You get coconut chia pudding layered with a ribbon of chia-raspberry sauce and topped with granola for a high-fiber breakfast that’s also stunning to serve.

Dairy free | Egg free | Gluten free | Nut free | Vegetarian | Whole30

Overhead view of trail mix breakfast cookies on a cooling rack beside a cup of coffee.

Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies

We are pro breakfast cookies around here. What’s not to love?! They’re make-ahead, portable, and can be a well-rounded option when made with healthy ingredients. We also love this recipe as a breakfast idea without eggs for kids.

Dairy free | Egg free | Gluten free | Vegan 

Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies stacked on a white plate.

Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

Our social media coordinator, Ana, makes this recipe almost weekly to have something nutritious as her four boys run off to school and cross-country meets. It features pumpkin puree and lots of tasty mix-ins like chocolate chips, pepitas, and dried cranberries.

Dairy free | Egg free | Gluten free | Nut free | Vegan 

5-ingredient green smoothies in mason jars.

5-Ingredient Green Smoothie

This creamy green smoothie fueled Stacie through all three of her pregnancies. It only requires five real-food ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make. Plus, you can easily blend in a scoop of protein powder, if you’d like.

Egg free | Gluten free | Grain free| Nut free | Vegan | Whole30

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothies topped with pumpkin pie spices in glasses.

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

We say it’s totally acceptable to have a smoothie that tastes exactly like a slice of pumpkin pie with a dollop of whipped cream, especially when it’s made with real-food ingredients and is a great source of protein and fiber.

Dairy free | Egg free | Gluten free | Grain free | Vegetarian | Whole30

Banana Berry Smoothies topped with fresh berries.

Banana Berry Smoothie

Frozen berries, banana, and almond butter give this smoothie tons of flavor, while avocado, spinach, and collagen peptides infuse it with even more nutrition. This is one of our favorite smoothies to make for a health boost in a pinch — we easily forget how nutritious it is because we’re too busy enjoying it!

Dairy free | Egg free | Gluten free | Grain free | Vegetarian | Whole30

Frozen Smoothie ingredients in reusable plastic bags.

Frozen Smoothie Packs

Jessie loves her Daily Harvest smoothies, but the convenience of them comes at a price. That’s why we created these make-ahead smoothie packs to store in our freezers. When she’s ready to make a smoothie or smoothie bowl, she simply empty the contents of a pack into the blender, adds liquids, whirls, and sips!

Egg free | Gluten free | Grain free | Vegetarian | Whole30

Cinnamon Coconut Latte in a cream mug with froth on top and a spoon stirring the liquid

Cinnamon Coconut Latte

This dairy-free, keto-friendly latte blends into a frothy warm mug of deliciousness, and is one of our most popular drink recipes. We like to add collagen peptides to boost the protein while supporting our joints, hair, skin, and nails with the simple, pleasurable act of sipping a latte!

Dairy free | Egg free | Gluten free | Grain free | Vegan

Turkey Apple Sausages stacked on a white plate next to apple slices.

Turkey Apple Sausage Patties

Yes, you can make your own sausage patties! It’s something Jess has been doing for years, and she’s perfected her recipe and method. This recipe calls for minced fresh fruit for that appealing hint of sweetness.

Dairy free | Egg free | Gluten free | Grain free | Nut free | Whole30

Blackberry breakfast sausages lined up on a white plate garnished with sage.

Blackberry Breakfast Sausage

Made from ground pork (or you could sub ground turkey), these sausage patties feature real blackberries for a high-protein breakfast side that’s so simple to make. You’ll never want to buy store-bought sausage patties again after tasting these! 

Dairy free | Egg free | Gluten free | Grain free | Nut free | Whole30

Tex-Mex Sweet Potato Hash in a cast iron skillet topped with fresh cilantro.

Tex-Mex Sweet Potato Hash

It can be hard to find a savory breakfast without eggs, but this hash is a great one! It’s veggie- and protein-loaded, and one of our go-to breakfast meal prep recipes. Top servings with avocado, cilantro, and green onions to keep it Whole30-friendly.

Dairy free | Egg free | Gluten free | Grain free | Nut free | Whole30

Squash, Apple, and Sausage Hash in a blue pan topped with fresh sage leaves.

Squash, Apple, And Sausage Hash

This breakfast hash is naturally sweet, savory, perfectly seasoned, and egg free! Always a fan of fall flavors, Stacie developed this recipe to pull together all the in-season foods for autumn: butternut squash, apples, hearty kale, and sage.

Dairy free | Egg free | Gluten free | Grain free | Nut free | Whole30

Chicken Apple Sausage Hash in a cast iron skillet.

Chicken Apple Sausage Hash

Think it’s hard to get veggies at breakfast? This recipe will change your mind! We took Brussels sprouts, zucchini, bell pepper, and onion, and combined those with bacon and sliced chicken sausages for a delicious and savory breakfast that doesn’t have eggs.

Dairy free | Egg free | Gluten free | Grain free | Nut free | Whole30

Cast iron skillet filled with a breakfast hash featuring sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts.

Brussels Sprouts And Sausage Hash

We all have farming backgrounds in our families, so we know that this recipe definitely qualifies as a “farmer’s breakfast.” It’s hearty and provides all the good nutrition (fiber, protein, and antioxidants) we need to tackle a day of chores without an energy crash.

Dairy free | Egg free | Gluten free | Grain free | Nut free | Whole30

Bright green Kale and orange sweet Potato Saute in a white bowl.

Kale and Sweet Potato Sauté

One of our secrets to eating more veggies is to take advantage of hearty vegetables — the ones that you can prepare ahead of time and they won’t wilt or get too soggy by the time you eat them. That’s what Jess had in mind when she picked kale and sweet potato to feature in this high-protein hash.

Dairy free | Egg free | Gluten free | Grain free | Nut free | Whole30

Baked Sweet Potato Toast with a variety of toppings including sweet and savory options.

Baked Sweet Potato Toast

As former certified Whole30 coaches, Jess and Stacie developed this recipe to showcase how to make perfect sweet potato toast in the oven. We share our four favorite non-egg toppers, too, for making grain-free avocado toast and more.

Dairy free | Egg free | Gluten free | Grain free | Nut free | Whole30

Freshly baked Greek Yogurt Bagels in a basket.

Greek Yogurt Bagels

Jess taught us all that it’s surprisingly simple to make your own bagels at home — who knew? She created this easy recipe using Greek yogurt to boost the protein and get a perfectly tender texture. Omit the egg wash and brush them with water or milk before baking.

Egg free | Gluten free option | Nut free | Vegetarian

A stack of Crispy Grain-Free Waffles topped with fresh berries, bananas, and almond slices.

Crispy Grain-Free Waffles

We use almond flour, tapioca starch, and flax meal to make these egg-free waffles that crisp up around the edges, just like any quality waffle mix would do. Make a batch ahead to reheat and serve with pure maple syrup (which should be refrigerated after it’s opened, by the way) for busy mornings.

Dairy free | Egg free | Gluten free | Grain free | Nut free | Whole30

Vegan Protein Bars drizzled with chocolate and topped with flakey sea salt.

Vegan Protein Bars

Ana doesn’t digest dairy well, so she’s our go-to developer for dairy-free recipes like these no-egg vegan granola bars. Each bar contains 10 grams of protein, making it a nutritious addition to an eggless breakfast with protein. 

Dairy free | Egg free | Gluten free | Vegan

Using Flax Eggs In Breakfast Recipes

Since Jess is allergic to eggs, we’ve gotten really good at testing recipes with a flax egg substitute. We’ve found that a flax egg works well in recipes that call for 1 or 2 eggs — any more than that, and it gets really hard to maintain the right texture. In recipes with 3 or more eggs, we suggest using a liquid egg substitute, such as Just Egg.

To make a flax egg: Mix 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds (or flax meal) into 2 to 3 tablespoons of water; let it sit until thickened, then add to the recipe in place of 1 egg. 

For example, you can use the formula above to replace the 1 egg in this banana chocolate chip baked oatmeal recipe or double the flax egg recipe above to replace the 2 eggs in our banana chocolate chip muffins.

Close up bowl of lemon blueberry baked oatmeal ingredients being stirred with a wooden spoon.

High-Protein Breakfast Ideas from Our Team of Dietitians

Since whole eggs contain 6 grams of protein each, adding them to a breakfast is an easy way to increase the protein count. But how can you get more protein if you don’t eat eggs? Here are some high-protein breakfast foods to turn to instead:

  • Breakfast sausages
  • Bacon 
  • Ground meat (in hashes and bakes) 
  • Quinoa (in breakfast bowls, granola, and an oatmeal replacement)
  • Beans (in breakfast burritos and as an English breakfast side)
  • Chia seeds (in chia pudding and sprinkled over oatmeal)
  • Cottage cheese
  • Nut butter
  • Protein powder (whey options or plant-based protein in smoothies and more)

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