Avoid the Scramble: Breakfast Ideas without Eggs

Words: Emma Nkunzana

Eggs are probably the go-to route when thinking of breakfast, but they aren’t the only option. Some folk don’t like eggs, some can’t actually eat eggs and sometimes you just feel like something different than the usual fry-up. For some breakfast ideas without eggs, read on… (note: some recipes contain egg as an ingredient, these are marked).

Breakfast Ideas Without Eggs: Going With The Grain…

Your morning breaking-of-the-fast needn’t be an eggy bore – jazz up your start to the day with any one of these recipes that go beyond the yellow and white realm. It’s the most important meal of the day, so make it count!

Vegan Cannellini Bean Shakshuka (contains no egg)

What’s a good brekkie without some saucy beans?

Recipe for Vegan Cannellini Bean Shakshuka

Vegan Courgette Frittata (contains no egg)

Courgettes are super versatile, so much so, you can even whip up this delicious frittata with just a handful of grated courgette.

Recipe for Vegan Courgette Frittata


This decadent chocolate avocado chia cup may just be our favourite brekkie of all time. Delicious, filling and full of healthy fats.

Recipe for Chia & Chocolate Avocado Breakfast Cups


If you thought avo toast was delicious, wait until you taste it with the addition of whipped cream cheese and some crunchy toppings.

Recipe for The Ultimate Whipped Avocado & Cream Cheese Toast

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats (contains no egg)

Quick, healthy and easy apple-pie-inspired steel cut oats, topped with crushed mixed nuts, fresh apple and cinnamon.

Recipe for Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Vegan Flapjacks with Coconut Cream & Berry Coulis (contains no egg)

We love these flapjacks drenched in maple syrup, with a cloud of coconut cream and the sweetness of berry coulis. If these don’t get you out of bed, nothing will!

Recipe for Vegan Flapjacks with Coconut Cream & Berry Coulis

ClemenGold Sticky Buns (contains egg)

When it comes to sticky buns, is one ever enough? These ones are infused with ClemenGold zest and drizzled with a ClemenGold cream cheese glaze. If you’re talking a no-egg brekkie that leans closer to dessert, this is it.

Recipe for ClemenGold Sticky Buns

Carrot, Banana and Yoghurt Smoothie (contains no egg)

A powerhouse smoothie packed with delicious, nutrient-dense ingredients for a little get-up-and-go in the morning.

Recipe for Carrot, Banana and Yoghurt Smoothie

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Coconut Granola with Nuts & Goji Berries (contains no egg)

Our friends from Leopard’s Leap were kind enough to share their amazing gluten-free granola recipe with us. Tip – it goes really well with a dollop of coconut yoghurt.

Recipe for Coconut Granola

Crushed Blueberry Quinoa & Coconut Parfait (contains no egg)

This is a great way to make use of leftover quinoa for your office breakfast.

Recipe for Blueberry Quinoa & Coconut Parfait

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Coconut Porridge with Yoghurt & Berries (contains no egg)

‘Please sir, may I have some more?’, is what you’ll be thinking after sampling this coconut porridge. It’s LCHF and will keep you full for the entire morning.

Coconut Porridge with Yoghurt & Berries

Crunchy Granola Breakfast Tart (contains no egg)

A fruity and delicious way to start your day. These are a really great idea for a special celebration breakfast when you want to doll things up a little.

Recipe for Crunchy Granola Breakfast Tart

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Green Breakfast Smoothie (contains no egg)

Don’t let the colour put you off, this is the secret to how Popeye got his muscles.

Recipe for Green Breakfast Smoothie

Avocado, Almond & Cocoa Smoothie (contains no egg)

This smoothie is so creamy from the avo, it really should be called a ‘milkshake’.

Recipe for Avocado, Almond & Cocoa Smoothie

breakfast ideas without eggs
breakfast ideas without eggs

Pinkberry Smoothie (contains no egg)

We love food that is yummy and healthy; berries are naturally packed full of antioxidants.

Recipe for Pinkberry Smoothie

Vanilla Chia Tea Smoothie (contains no egg)

This is a real comforting and fragrant drink for those cheat days.

Recipe for Vanilla Chia Tea Smoothie

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Welsh Rarebit (Contains no egg)

Crunchy toast drizzled with a mustardy cheesy sauce, best served with a hangover.

Recipe for Welsh Rarebit

Vegan French Toast (contains no egg)

This dish shows that vegans do have more fun in the kitchen.

Recipe for Vegan French Toast

breakfast ideas without eggs
breakfast ideas without eggs

Spinach & Cheese Roulade (recipe contains egg)

Roll out of bed for this showstopper.

Recipe for Spinach & Cheese Roulade

Biltong & Cauliflower Cakes  (recipe contains egg)

The cauliflower makes these cakes super moist and light; they’re LCHF and will keep you full for a while. Bonus.

Recipe for Biltong & Cauliflower Cakes

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Beetroot Pancakes (recipe contains egg)

These not only look gorgeous, but taste great too!

Recipe for Beetroot Pancakes

Ricotta Pancakes with Strawberry & Lemon Curd (recipe contains egg)

These filled pancakes are the perfect balance of sweet and savoury. Ideal for a weekend or holiday breakfast when you have a little extra time to spend making them.

Recipe for Ricotta Pancakes

breakfast ideas without eggs
breakfast ideas without eggs

Crêpes with Lemon Ricotta & Mixed Berries  (recipe contains egg)

This crêpe recipe is the perfect base recipe to have on standby. Fill with zesty lemon ricotta and berries, or anything you have on hand really.

Recipe for Crêpes with Lemon Ricotta & Mixed Berries

Red Velvet Crumpets with Marscapone & Maple Syrup (recipe contains egg)

Ooh-la-la. We think we’re in love.

Recipe for Red Velvet Crumpets

breakfast ideas without eggs
breakfast ideas without eggs

Apple, Cinnamon & Pecan Nut Puff Pastry Rolls  (contains no egg)

These rolls are made with store-bought puff pastry, so what looks really complicated is actually really easy. They look and taste so impressive. This is a breakfast idea without eggs that we can get on board with for sure!

Recipe for Apple Cinnamon & Pecan Nut Puff Pastry Rolls

Blueberry & Cream Cheese Danish (recipe contains egg)

These are tricky to make, but once you nail them, you’ll be making them again and again.

Recipe for Blueberry & Cream Cheese Danish

breakfast ideas without eggs
breakfast ideas without eggs

Cinnamon Buns (recipe contains egg)

You may make these once and find you never eat anything else for breakfast ever again. They’re that good.

Recipe for Cinnamon Buns

The Best Granola Ever (recipe contains egg but can be omitted)

A glorious granola filled with crunchy bites, so good you’ll be snacking on it long after breakfast. Who thought breakfast without eggs would be boring? Definitely not us.

Recipe for The Best Granola

If you simply can’t go a morning without an egg, we have you covered with our ultimate breakfast recipe round up.

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