15 Breakfast Ideas for People Who Don't Like Breakfast

Crab Brunch Casserole in a with 9x13 baking dish with a serving out
Photo: Meredith Food Studios

While it may be referred to as the "most important meal of the day," breakfast isn't for everyone. We get it, which is why we've rounded up recipes perfect for people who don't like breakfast foods, but still want to jumpstart their day with a meal. Whether you don't like the taste of oatmeal or you just find bacon and eggs boring, these recipes will change your mind about breakfast. Scroll through to find non-traditional breakfast recipes for savory crêpes, casseroles, and burritos, and sweet smoothies, biscuits, and brownies.

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Ramen Scrambled Eggs

Ramen Scrambled Eggs

Use your favorite ramen packet to spice up plain scrambled eggs with this 15-minute recipe. Serve topped with cheese and hot sauce and you have the perfect breakfast that tastes more like dinner. "Awesome! We're always looking for quick easy breakfast meals as everyone's in a hurry at 6 a.m. This was super yummy and super quick," says reviewer Angela Rose.

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Southern-Style Chocolate Gravy

Southern-style chocolate gravy
Kim Brandt

Chocolate for breakfast may sound too good to be true, but not with this chocolate gravy recipe. Serve this gravy on top of biscuits, or basically anything else you think would be delicious covered in chocolate. "This recipe is super easy and very yummy! This is a childhood favorite of mine. It's chocolaty but not overly sweet," says reviewer amaranth3.

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Carne Asada Breakfast Burrito

Carne Asada Breakfast Burrito
Photo by Allrecipes.

This recipe takes breakfast burritos to a whole new level. These burritos are packed with steak, vegetables, potatoes, eggs, and cheese. But the best thing about a breakfast burrito is that it's totally customizable, so use what you like.

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Savory French Crêpes

Savory French Crepes

If you aren't a fan of sweet crêpes for breakfast, try these savory buckwheat crêpes filled with mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, and Gruyere cheese instead. This recipe was inspired by a, now-closed, French restaurant in Seattle known for its crêpes. "Fantastic!! Everyone I've made these for has really enjoyed them," says home cook Cat Flynn.

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Chakchouka (Shakshouka)

Chakchouka (Shakshouka)

"Chakchouka (also called shakshouka) is a Tunisian and Israeli dish of tomatoes, onions, pepper, spices, and eggs. It's usually eaten for breakfast or lunch, but I think it's tasty anytime. And it's easy to make," says recipe creator Ben. You can serve this dish with a side of rice, hash browns, or toast.

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Chicken and Waffles

Chicken and Waffles
Photo by Tony Shapow.

Classic chicken and waffles is perfect for those who want a mix of sweet and savory flavors in a filling breakfast. "5 stars plus. This is a very different, yet incredibly awesome recipe, and it falls under the category of so odd that it has to be good. The sauce is what intrigued me about this one. It is absolutely tremendous," says home cook rhino70. The sauce reviewers rave about is made with mayonnaise, maple syrup, horseradish, and mustard powder and you'll just have to try it to see how good it is.

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Orange Creamsicle® Protein Shake

orange creamsicle protein shake

Are you looking for a lighter breakfast option? This healthy protein shake is perfect for people who love the sweet taste of those orange Creamsicle bars. If you want more orange flavor in your protein-packed shake, you can freeze orange juice in ice cube trays and use them instead of regular ice cubes.

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Authentic Huevos Rancheros

authentic huevos rancheros
PAMELA D. aPROpos of nothing

This 20-minute recipe is easy to make and good if you like Mexican-inspired food. Simply fry a tortilla until firm and top with refried beans, eggs, bacon, cheese, and salsa. Reviewers recommend frying the bacon first and using the leftover grease to make everything else.

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Egg Roll Bowl

egg roll bowl

If you want to try an unconventional breakfast recipe using your pork sausage, this is it. This deconstructed egg roll is easy to make and great served with hot mustard, teriyaki sauce, or sriracha.

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Crab Brunch Casserole

Crab Brunch Casserole in a with 9x13 baking dish with a serving out
Meredith Food Studios

Don't like bacon or sausage? This crabmeat casserole is for you. You can make this casserole in a baking dish or in mini muffin tins for a grab-and-go breakfast. "Served this to friends at a recent brunch — received rave reviews! Easy, pretty, and best of all DELICIOUS! This one is a keeper," says reviewer tiffscookin.

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Fresh Sweet Corn Fritters

Fresh Sweet Corn Fritters

These corn fritters can be made sweet, by using cane syrup, or savory, by using cayenne pepper, depending on your preference. They can be served as a side to your breakfast dish or the main course — and recipe creator Lee A Vazquez-fitzmaurice recommends serving the fritters with maple syrup.

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Brunch Enchiladas

Brunch Enchiladas on a colorful plate

If you love enchiladas, you're going to want to try these breakfast-style enchiladas with ham, vegetables, and cheese. These enchiladas are topped with a creamy, spicy egg mixture instead of traditional enchilada sauce — but some reviewers recommend using hollandaise sauce. Serve with your favorite toppings, like sour cream and salsa.

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Chef John's Dutch Babies

Chef John's Dutch Babies

Unlike what the name suggests, Dutch babies have nothing to do with the Netherlands — or Germany, even though they are sometimes referred to as German pancakes. In fact, this is an American treat that can be topped with just about anything you like — sweet or savory. Similar to pancakes, Dutch babies are made with milk, eggs, and flour, but they come out looking a lot different in the cast-iron skillet.

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Brunch on the Bayou

looking into the corner of a blue 9x13 casserole of brunch on the bayou. A portion has been removed and plated.
Meredith Food Studios

This savory casserole has Italian sausage, French bread, cheese, sour cream, red pepper flakes, and Dijon mustard — and if you want more of a kick, you can add hot pepper sauce. "The majority is prepared the night before. Everyone loves it and ALWAYS wants the recipe," says recipe contributor SBASSETT4473.

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Breakfast Brownies

Breakfast Brownies on a cutting board

These hearty brownies are great for health-conscious individuals, but they don't skimp on flavor. "My kids and I love these on busy mornings! They get a quick, portable breakfast that is healthy. Even with chocolate chips and regular milk they beat a Pop-Tart," says reviewer Hikermrsblood.

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