Skip the Sweets: 7 Savory Breakfast Recipes

Cinnamon rolls, syrups, streusel toppings, and chocolate chips are just some of the sugary ingredients that go into a sweet breakfast. So many recipes — and even regular old cereals — are pumped full of frostings and sweeteners that it can be easy to overlook savory breakfast dishes. Rich and filling, there will be no danger of a sugar crash when you eat one of these seven savory breakfasts. Plus, when you decide to serve breakfast for dinner, you won’t feel like you skipped right ahead to dessert. Keep reading to discover which dish you’ll be making at your next breakfast or brunch.

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1. Savory French Toast

Laura Calder says to opt for a topping like tomato jam to keep the savory theme going with her French toast recipe from The Cooking Channel. If you do not have any day-old baguettes, use another thick, crusty bread instead.


  • 2 thick slices day-old baguette
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 generous teaspoon herbes de Provence
  • 2 teaspoons butter

Directions: Soak the bread in the milk on both sides to soften, about 5 minutes per side, depending on how hard the bread is. (If it is softer, it may need less time.)

Beat the egg with salt, pepper, and herbes de Provence in a flat or shallow dish.

Gently melt the butter in a frying pan until foaming, but not colored. Pull the bread from the milk and turn it around in the egg mixture to coat. Fry on both sides until golden brown. Eat with a spoonful of tomato jam.