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No Eggs? Make These Breakfast Dishes Instead

Don’t let the egg shortage ruin your breakfast.
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Published Mar. 1, 2023.

Are you someone who makes eggs daily for breakfast? Or do you often mix up pancake batter or dip bread in eggs to make French toast? Do you like to whip up coffee cake or muffins? The current egg shortage might be throwing off your breakfast plans then. 

Here are some options to get you through until you can reliably find eggs on grocery store shelves again.

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Oatmeal and Granola

Oats are filling and versatile. You can simply simmer old-fashioned oats in water and have a hot breakfast in minutes or you can upgrade to steel-cut oats, which take a little longer. 

We have lots of options for a flavor-packed bowl of steel-cut oatmeal, from blueberry and almond to banana and brown sugar. We start by toasting the oats in butter to bring out their nutty flavor. Then we simmer them for 20 minutes until they are creamy and pleasantly chewy. As soon as we add our mix-ins off the heat, we’re ready to dig in.

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You can also mix old-fashioned oats with a little oil, a sweet ingredient (like honey, caramel sauce, or maple syrup), and some flavorings (like vanilla or cinnamon) and bake them into crispy, crunchy granola. Granola is easily customizable: You can add whatever nuts, flavorings, and dried fruits you like and also mix in some chocolate if that’s your thing. Some good options are honey-pecan, salted caramel–peanut, and almond-raisin. You can eat the granola on its own or sprinkle it on top of yogurt.

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Breakfast Biscuits and Breads

Just because you can’t make your favorite coffee cake without eggs, that doesn’t mean you can’t still make a decadent breakfast treat. Our Monkey Bread doesn’t require any eggs; butter and milk make the dough rich and flavorful. This sweet, sticky treat is such a crowd-pleaser. Watch the video below to see how to make it.

Our Blueberry Biscuits are another great breakfast option. They might even take the place of your favorite blueberry muffins. Not only do they not require any eggs, but they also use an easy pat-in-the pan method. No rolling out dough and cutting out biscuits. The blueberries add warm, juicy pops of flavor to the biscuits and a simple honey butter brushed on top sweetens them. Learn how to make them in the video below.

 

If you’re looking for a more interesting spin on toast and jam, our English Muffin Bread fits the bill. While you could also shape individual English muffins, making this English muffin bread is much simpler. And once the bread is made, you can slice it, toast it, slather butter in all those nooks and crannies, and spread your favorite jam on top. You can even use this bread for your avocado toast. Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions.

 

Grits

Is there anything more comforting than a bowl of cheesy grits? Yes! (That was a trick question.) Our Extra-Cheesy Grits! For the most satisfying bowl of grits (so satisfying that you won’t miss the egg on top), we cooked grits in milk and water until thick and creamy and then stirred in handfuls of extra-sharp cheddar cheese and grated Parmesan. Taking cues from really good mac and cheese, we also added Dijon mustard, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. These grits are simply divine with a little more hot sauce on top.

If you want something more substantial (think brunch instead of breakfast), you could take grits up a notch by topping them with shrimp for the classic combo of Shrimp and Grits. We cook the shrimp in bacon fat, so they’re perfect for breakfast. You can even make a version just for two.

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Shrimp and Grits

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Breakfast Hash

This Brussels Sprout and Potato Hash proves that hash doesn’t always need an egg on top. With a mix of brussels sprouts, red potatoes, carrot, and onion, this vegetable mixture is hearty and filling. (You could even bulk it up more with additions like sweet potatoes, if you want.) Add some diced avocado on top to make it extra-delicious.

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Smoothies

Breakfast smoothies are the perfect thing to make if you’re looking for something light, sweet, and fruity. You can make any combination of flavors you like with a quick whir in the blender. We like cherry-almond with protein-rich almond butter, strawberry-peach, and kale-pineapple when we’re looking for some greens.

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