PB&J sandwiches are essentially the most common breakfast we have all through the world – both for children and for adults. Or anything involving bread, for most part! When you have bread in the house, breakfast becomes easy.
However, if you want to avoid carbs or if you want something other than bread – breakfast can become quite a creative affair. Eggs, cereal, fruits, casseroles – the options are vast even if you don’t want to serve anything with bread for breakfast.
Here are 15 breakfast recipes that doesn’t require white bread, multigrain bread, brown bread or any other kind of bread, at all.
1. 3-ingredient Banana Pancakes
Pancakes essentially means a whole lot of flour in the mix! However, if you are not only avoiding bread but also limiting intake of all kinds of flour, this is a great recipe for you. If you have overly ripened bananas in the house that no one wants to eat, you can simply turn them into pancakes. With this recipe from A Baking Journey, all you need for this recipe are some ripe bananas, only a little bit of flour and some eggs.
2. Mango Chia Pudding
Healthy, flavorful and absolutely delicious – this is a recipe from It’s Not Complicated Recipes that would be perfect for the mango seasons. All you need are some ripe and sweet mangoes, some milk of your choice, chia seeds and some natural maple syrup. You can simply make a batch the night before and leave them to chill and set in the fridge overnight, and grab a cup to go on your way to work. Make some for the whole family, or for the whole week – it’s up to you!
3. Breakfast Banana Split
Banana splits aren’t just unhealthy ice cream options reserved for special occasions! You can actually make a healthier version of this yummy meal for breakfast. With some whole bananas, some Greek yogurt, and a handful of toppings of your choice – frozen or fresh berries, chocolate chips, granola bits, or anything you want to. A perfect weekend breakfast with your family, according to The Kitchen is my Playground.
4. Oatmeal Blender Pancakes
Finally, a pancake recipe that doesn’t require any kind of flour. Rather, this recipe from Alternative Dish uses oatmeal instead of flour. Milk, a couple of handful of oats, ripe bananas or homemade applesauce, some vinegar, a dash of baking soda and baking powder, some maple syrup – blend all the ingredients together in a food processer and you have the batter for your pancakes.
Cook them on the stove and serve them steaming hot!
5. Strawberry Banana Granola Parfait
Another grab-and-go recipe for the busy weekday mornings! You can simply grab one of these parfait jars from your fridge before you head off to work. Make a batch on the weekend nights and you have ready-to-eat breakfast for the whole week to come. This recipe from A Food Lover’s Kitchen alternates between layers of Greek yogurt, granola, banana slices and fresh strawberries.
6. Tomato, Basil and Egg Casserole
A healthy and filling breakfast fit for the weekends! A casserole made only from a whole lot of eggs, some homemade or store-bought pasta sauce, butter and as much mozzarella cheese as you want. Bake them together in the oven for about 40 minutes or so, and garnish with fresh basil leaves before serving – you’re done! Get the full recipe here at Wholesome Family Living.
7. Dalgona Whipped Coffee Recipe
If your breakfast is mostly a cup of coffee grabbed in a hurry, you can make it more wholesome with this simple recipe. It might not be the healthiest breakfast to start a hectic day, but it would be better than just drinking coffee on an empty stomach. All you are going to need is some instant coffee, granulated sugar and hot water, and the most important tool – a handheld whisk or an immersion blender. According to this recipe from A Food Lover’s Kitchen, you’ll need to whisk the ingredients together for 5 to 10 minutes, and your whipped Dalgona coffee would be ready.
8. Air Fryer Egg Cups
Egg recipes can never go wrong for breakfast, especially when you add some leftover meat to it. This egg cup recipe from Recipe This also calls for some cherry tomatoes, a few pieces of green pepper, eggs dried garlic powder, basil leaves and some milk. You’ll also need some silicone molds to cook them in your Air Fryer, healthy and fried without any trace of oil.
9. Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
Another recipe from Recipe This that is an excellent source of carbohydrate and starch, perfectly filling for lazy weekend mornings. This recipe calls for large white potatoes, onions, a few slices of bacon, and some herbs of your choice that you can all cook in your Air Fryer for under 15 minutes.
10. Make-ahead Breakfast Burritos (Freezable)
If you don’t have time to make breakfast every morning, these freezable breakfast burritos can be the perfect solution to your problem. This burrito recipe from Fannetastic Food requires only the basic ingredients: eggs, sweet potatoes, carrots or other vegetables of your choice, and some sausages and some cheese of your choice, all wrapped tightly inside store-bought or homemade tortillas. They can be put inside cling wraps or Ziploc bags in the freezer until you need them.
11. Mini Frittatas
Mini frittatas are another great way to cook eggs for a lot of people at the same time! This frittata recipe from Beyond the Chicken Coop uses eggs, chopped ham, cheeses, chopped bell peppers and mushrooms, chopped sausages, sautéed onions, shredded potatoes, chopped tomatoes and chopped spinach – in fact, every single vegetable and meat option that you can think of.
12. Eggs in a Muffin Tin
This is a great way to cook breakfast for the whole family at the same time, or when you have a lot of friends coming over. You can simply pop in multiple muffin trays in the oven, or use a 36-muffin tray that fits into your oven. This recipe from Key to my Lime only requires eggs, a little oil, and salt and pepper for flavor, and 15 minutes in the oven.
13. Cuban Style Tuna Meal Preparation
We all have a few cans of tuna in the house because most of us end up buying more than we can eat or cook. For all those unused canned tuna, this is a great recipe from Strength and Sunshine. This recipe uses some flavored tuna, plantain slices, Romaine Lettuce, Chayote Squash, some wedges of tomato with a handful of herbs and spices, and some unsweetened yogurt as topping.
14. Healthy Egg Casserole with Sweet Potatoes, Kale and Peppers
This amazing recipe from Randa Nutrition can be prepared both in a skillet over the stove or in a casserole dish in the oven. Extremely healthy, this breakfast casserole recipe requires eggs, of course, but also chopped sweet potatoes, diced onions, green and red peppers, kales and garlic pepper with some other herbs and spices.
15. Vegan Overnight Oats 3 Ways
This isn’t just one recipe, but 3 recipes in one. In fact, this recipe from The Banana Diaries teaches how to cook oats in 3 different ways. With the first one, you can use peanut butter and banana with the oatmeal and keep it in the fridge overnight; in the second recipe, you can use some almond butter, fresh or frozen blueberries and some slivered almonds. The third recipe uses a spoonful of Nutella and some crushed hazelnuts.
All of these recipes are healthy, delicious and easy to prepare. The 15 recipes here prove that you don’t need bread to have a filling and satisfying breakfast; in most of them, you don’t even need any kind of flour, as well. Breakfast can be extremely creative if you know exactly what ingredients to use, and how to use them.