Starting your day with a good breakfast is important for many reasons. Not only does what you eat in the morning affect things like blood sugar, focus, and attention, but it can also influence your overall wellness.

Many of us tend to grab convenient sweet treats like pastries, muffins, and sugar-filled cereals first thing in the morning. However, those regular sugary breakfasts can set you up for hormone imbalances, weight gain, mood swings, and many other negative health effects.

When we choose a savory breakfast, we tend to eat more veggies, fiber, protein, and healthy fats. This means we are giving our bodies more valuable vitamins and minerals, and that can improve your overall health.

Savory breakfasts at home can be just as simple and easy as making a bowl of oatmeal. But if you have a couple more minutes available during your morning, try one of these savory breakfast ideas.

Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

hashbrown casserole
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When the whole family is together on the weekend, our recipe for Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole will be a big hit. This recipe takes just five minutes to put together, and it's easy to customize with different proteins and veggies based on your family's tastes. An added bonus is that you can put this mixture together over the weekend and refrigerate it for up to 48 hours. Then, you can throw it in the oven on a busy weekday morning.

Savory Parmesan French Toast

French toast is usually a sweet breakfast dish because it's topped with syrup and powdered sugar. But, there are recipes for a more savory version, like this one for Savory Parmesan French Toast from All Recipes. The savory flavor comes from the Parmesan, plus a little black pepper for spice. This recipe is super tasty, and it's ready in just nine minutes.

Low-Carb Breakfast Cupcakes

breakfast cupcakes

Yes, you can have a cupcake for breakfast without a ton of carbs! This recipe for low-carb Breakfast Cupcakes gives you a ton of flavor in just one bite. It features eggs, cheese, bacon, and a bit of bread. This dish is loaded with protein and you will keep your belly full until lunch. For those on a low-carb diet, this is a delicious option for starting your day.

Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes

Just like with French toast, you can also have savory pancakes for breakfast! This recipe for Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes is easy and the result is absolutely delicious. An added bonus is that when you're making them in the morning, your entire house will smell amazing. These savory cakes are stuffed with bacon, corn, chives, and Monterey Jack cheese. Eat them on their own or top them off with bacon and cheese. If you would like a hint of sweetness with your savory, you can also top these cakes off with a bit of maple syrup.

The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

English muffin breakfast sandwich

Talk about simple and easy, this recipe for the Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich takes just five minutes, five ingredients, and one pan. This sandwich is the ultimate start to your day. And it's everything you could want in a breakfast dish. The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich features eggs, black forest ham, tons of cheese, and chives all wrapped in a toasted English muffin. This recipe is super easy and easily scalable based on how many mouths you have to feed.

Kale Breakfast Salad

This recipe for Kale Breakfast Salad from A Saucy Kitchen is topped with pan-fried sweet potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and bacon. It also features toasted pumpkin seeds in a simple garlic vinaigrette. This dish is easy to make and is very filling. It also works for those on a gluten-free, Paleo, or Whole30 diet. You might think salad isn't an appropriate breakfast. But this dish will change your mind.

Quick and Easy Quiche

Homemade Cheesy Egg Quiche for Brunch with Spinach and Tomato

This Quick and Easy Quiche recipe works with or without a pre-made pie crust. If you prefer the pie crust, just make sure to use one that you've tested out. Then, simply add your favorite ingredients like veggies, bacon, ham, and lots of cheese.

For the gluten-free option with no pie crust—a la frittata-style—simply use a pie plate and grease it with a little butter or oil before pouring in your egg mixture.

Pizza Omelet

Pizza for breakfast? Absolutely, yes! This recipe for a Pizza Omelet is super quick and easy, and your kids will love it. It includes savory slices of pepperoni, gooey mozzarella, and a little tomato sauce folded inside the egg omelet. And, it's ready in just 10 minutes.

Toad in the Hole

Egg in a hole of bread then toast that also known as egg in the basket.

The name might sound funny. But this classic British dish is something you need to try. Also known as sausage toads, a Toad in the Hole features breakfast sausage wrapped in a blanket of Yorkshire pudding. This easy recipe for Toad in the Hole features pork sausage, eggs, milk, flour, and salt and pepper. If you want to go full British with this recipe, add some onion gravy and a side of veggies.

Savory Cheese Muffins

This cheesy breakfast pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee in the morning. This recipe for Savory Cheese Muffins can be prepped in just 15 minutes. Then, after 20 minutes in the oven, they are ready for you to devour.

Savory Cheese Muffins work well as a breakfast, but you can also serve them as an appetizer or a side dish at dinner. These small muffins are loaded with flavor thanks to the butter, sour cream, and cheese. And your entire family will ask for them again and again.

Not every breakfast has to be sweet. Adding in some savory recipes to your routine is easy to do. And, many of those savory options are loaded with protein and vitamins, so you can start your day off right.

The next time you're at the grocery store, add plenty of cheese, eggs, milk, and sausage to your list. These ingredients can result in some delicious, savory breakfast dishes that your family will love.

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