20 Best Savory Breakfast Recipes

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

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Cultured Macro Breakfast Bowls by The Full Helping

This savory vegan breakfast bowl is packed with gluten-free grains, roasted veggies and fermented foods, which are great for digestion and immunity.

Savory Pumpkin Muffins

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Savory Pumpkin Muffins by Nirvana Cakery

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!

Vegan Frittata

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Vegan Frittata by Go Eat Green

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

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Kale Breakfast Salad by A Saucy Kitchen

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

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Bake by Sweet Lizzy (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)

A Paleo and Whole-30 breakfast skillet that’s infused with Thai flavours. This is a great recipe for your cast iron pan, too.

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Savory Granola by I Heart Vegetables

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

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The Best Tofu Scramble by Rainbow Plant Life

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

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Pumpkin Frittata with Fried Garlic and Herbs by Cotter Crunch

A flexible frittata recipe that includes a herb-infused oil and can be a great vehicle for leftover ingredients.

Huevos Racheros Skillet

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Huevos Rancheros Skillet by My Fresh Perspective (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)

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

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Protein Packed Avocado Toast by Ms. Renee Lynn

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

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Creamy Vegan Savory Spinach Oatmeal by Veggies Don’t Bite

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

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Sweet Potato Cornmeal Waffles by Tasha’s Artisan Foods

Savory waffles are the star of this breakfast platter – they are crispy, golden, and ultra delicious.

Spinach, Mushroom and Pepper Egg Muffins

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Spinach, Mushroom and Pepper Egg Muffins by Melissa Torio (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)

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

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Whole 30 Breakfast Hash Browns by I Heart Umami

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

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1 Pot Chickpea Shakshuka by Minimalist Baker

Shakshuka, traditionally made with eggs, gets a vegan adaptation by swapping in chickpeas without compromising the warm, spicy flavour.

Vegan Huevos Rancheros

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Vegan Huevos Rancheros by My Darling Vegan

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

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Loaded Paleo Breakfast Hash by Paleo Running Momma

Enjoy gazing at the bright colours on your plate by making this veggie-loaded Paleo breakfast hash.

Breakfast Congee

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How to Make Congee by Omnivore’s Cookbook

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

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Breakfast Salad with Everything Bagel Seasoning Dressing by Get Inspired Everyday

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

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Egg-Free + Dairy-Free Frittata Cups by Allergy Awesomeness

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.

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