Eggless Kitchen: Breakfast Ideas for Egg Shortages

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The recent shortage of eggs has left many scrambling for alternatives. Eggs are a staple in many diets, commonly used for breakfast and in cooking and baking. With the cost of eggs on the rise, it’s important to explore alternative ingredients that can be used as substitutes.

Fortunately, there are plenty of delicious eggless recipes that are just as enjoyable as traditional egg-based recipes. From breakfast dishes to baked goods, these recipes will keep your meals delicious and satisfying.

1. Tomato and Kale Chickpea Frittata

From the LA Times, this no-egg frittata is made with only five simple ingredients: chickpea flour, shallots, kale, tomatoes, and olive oil. The batter, made of chickpea flour, is baked for about an hour in the oven until it’s firm.

Then, chill it overnight to achieve an egg-like consistency. The wait is worth it, as the next morning the cold loaf can be sliced easily into neat squares, making it perfect for breakfast throughout the week.

2. Peanut Crumble Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This chocolate chip banana bread loaf boasts a perfect balance of tenderness and flavor, with a unique texture that’s neither dense nor fluffy. The addition of dark chocolate baked into the bread and crunchy peanuts on top add an extra layer of taste.

3. Banana Pancake Bites

Wondering if it’s possible to create a fluffy, delicious pancake without the use of eggs? The answer is a resounding yes! The Conscious Plant Kitchen has the secret to making these scrumptious, bite-sized banana pancakes. These mini pancakes will have you questioning if you need eggs in the first place. 

4. Protein-Packed Breakfast Tacos

Who says breakfast tacos have to include eggs? Check out this protein-packed breakfast taco filled with ingredients such as tofu, quinoa, and more. Bell peppers, jalapeño, roasted pepitas, and limes give the tacos their south of the border flavor.


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • ½ large sweet potato, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 Triple Quinoa & Kale Salad recipe (or kale and quinoa mix of your choosing)
  • 1 package (14 ounces) firm tofu, patted dry and chopped
  • ½ medium red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup hot sauce plus additional for serving
  • 12 (6-inch) thin white corn tortillas
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup roasted unsalted pepitas
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add sweet potato, cover, and cook for 10 minutes or until golden brown and tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Add salad, tofu, and bell pepper, cover, and cook for 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in hot sauce and remove from heat.
  • Stack tortillas on a microwave-safe plate between 2 damp paper towels, and heat in the microwave oven on high for 30 seconds or until warm.
  • Fill tortillas with sweet potato mixture, and top with jalapeño and pepitas.
  • Serve with lime wedges and additional hot sauce.

5. Vegan Sausage and “Egg” Muffin

Are you searching for a convenient, vegan breakfast option for busy mornings? Or perhaps you’re in need of the perfect finger food for your next brunch party? Look no further than these little egg muffins made with JUST “Egg”! These delicious bites are the ultimate substitute for traditional egg bites and offer a variety of options for ingredient swaps.

6. Eggless Waffles

Looking for a waffle recipe without eggs? Look no further! These waffles are perfectly crisp and delicious, made without any eggs in the batter. Instead, they use milk and a generous amount of butter to achieve their irresistible taste. Although they may not be dairy-free, they offer a great eggless option that is sure to please.

7. Crispy Hash Browns

Vegan hash browns are great for several reasons. Firstly, they are a delicious and satisfying alternative to traditional hash browns, which are typically made with grated potatoes and eggs. Secondly, vegan hash browns are versatile and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, such as in a breakfast burrito, as a side dish with breakfast, or even as a topping for a salad. They can also be seasoned to suit different tastes and preferences.

Bottom Line

To put it simply, an egg shortage doesn’t have to mean giving up on your favorite dishes. With a variety of delicious eggless recipes, you can continue to enjoy satisfying and flavorful meals.