Have you ever been so busy during the week that you sometimes forget to eat a nice breakfast? It’s a folly that’s more common than you think; in spite of breakfast being an incredibly important part of starting your day, more than half of Americans skip breakfast at least once a week. If you can never find the time during the week to sit down to a good breakfast, make sure that you at least grab something quick — and then make up for it by making yourself a fantastic breakfast over the weekend. In such a fast-paced world, it’s important to take some time to slow down and treat yourself and your family to something nice. If you’re bored of the same cereals, oatmeals, and protein bars, cooking breakfast or brunch for your family can be a nice, refreshing activity.

So, without further ado, here are 15 savory breakfast to step up your weekend breakfast game.

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1. Simple Mashed Potato Waffles

Simple Mashed Potato Waffles [Vegan]

We guarantee you that these Simple Mashed Potato Waffles are sure to brighten up your potato craving taste buds. They’re moist and crispy on the outside, warm and deliciously creamy on the inside. These potato waffles also go great with salsa, vegan cream cheese, and caramelized onions (gotta love ‘em onions!). The end result reminded me of a beautiful medley of mashed potatoes, rösti, and hash browns.

2. Black Bean and Wheat Protein Morcilla Sausages With Tofu Scramble and Potatoes 

Black Bean Morcilla Sausages With Roast Potatoes

This Black Bean and Wheat Protein Morcilla Sausages With Tofu Scramble and Potatoes is the ultimate savory breakfast platter. Blood sausage is something you can find across Europe, but these “morcilla” are based on the Spanish version which incorporates rice. They’re made from a base of black beans and seitan, so not only are they packed with protein, they also have a meaty texture. They’re served with scrambled tofu that’s flavored with sun-dried tomatoes and black salt and skillet-roasted potatoes. This makes a fantastic Spanish breakfast with toast and beans.

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3. Pancake Calzone

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This Pancake Calzone is all sorts of tasty fusion. It’s savory and fluffy with a delicious filling made of smoked tofu, sweet potato, and super fresh spinach. Add some coconut curry paste and a saucy cashew cheese drizzle on top and there’s no doubt that this dish is a winner. Enjoy this in the morning or when you’re craving breakfast for dinner.

4. Comforting Shiitake and Kale Congee

Savory Congee

Congee is a traditional rice porridge that is popular in many Asian countries. Because it’s easy on the stomach, it’s a perfect dish for children, sick people, and the elderly, but most everyone enjoys it as a side dish or with various toppings for a main meal. It’s also perfect for breakfast. This Comforting Shiitake and Kale Congee is made with nutritious ingredients such as brown rice, Shiitake mushrooms, kale, and ginger.

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5. Tofu Benedict Florentine With Hollandaise 

Tofu Benedict Florentine With Hollandaise

When it comes to this awesome breakfast, this Tofu Benedict Florentine With Hollandaise shows that less is not always more. It starts with a toasted English muffin, followed by sautéed spinach, smoky Portobello bacon, and tofu scramble. Of course, the crowning glory of the whole thing is the hollandaise sauce, and this vegan version does not disappoint! It’s creamy, smooth, eggy (due to the black salt), and has that subtle, trademark tanginess from the lemon juice. Even if it’s not a special occasion, you deserve this.

6. Cheesy Mushroom Crêpes 

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The only thing better than crêpes are these Cheesy Mushroom Crêpes! In this recipe, chickpea flour, buckwheat flour, wheat flour, and soy milk are combined and fried into a fluffy and crispy crêpe. Then they are stuffed with a savory mixture of sautéed mushrooms and onions, melty mozzarella cheese, and plenty of garlic and seasonings. These make a delicious and filling lunch or brunch treat.

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7. Potato Nests With Roast Tomato, Guac, and Walnut Parmesan

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This English breakfast-inspired Potato Nests With Roast Tomato, Guac, and Walnut Parmesan are as photogenic as it is delicious. First, potatoes are spiralized and baked until crispy. A baked tomato is a classic component of English breakfast; in this recipe, it sits atop homemade guac with a sprinkling of aromatic walnut Parmesan. Some freshly prepared simple guacamole helps to keep this little tower intact and is a creamy and delicious addition to balance out the crispy potatoes

8. Tofu Scramble and Pulled Portobello Breakfast Tacos

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These Tofu Scramble and Pulled Portobello Breakfast Tacos are a must-make. Tofu is crumbled and transformed into a savory scramble and Portobello mushrooms are shredded and cooked in BBQ sauce until tender. Then both components are piled into soft tortillas, topped with radishes, spring onions, and a fresh squeeze of lime. Delicious!

9. Naan Avocado Toast With Dukkah and Pan-Fried Chickpeas 

Naan Avocado Toast with Dukkah & Pan-Fried Chickpeas

This Naan Avocado Toast With Dukkah and Pan-Fried Chickpeas shines because of its simplicity – toasted naan, avocado, sautéed chickpeas, and fresh dukkah. While the ingredients are simple, you will have to do a fair amount of multi-tasking, so be ready for some action in the kitchen. That being said, naan avocado toast with dukkah and pan-fried chickpeas make an elegant snack for any time.

10. Roasted Pepper and Tomato Sweet Potato Quiche

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The Roasted Pepper and Tomato Sweet Potato Quiche begins with a delicious sweet potato crust. It’s then topped with cheesy, earthy tofu filling and is studded with juicy cherry tomatoes and roasted peppers. Comfort on a plate.

11. Sweet Potato Rosti Tower 

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If you have never heard of potato rosti before, you’re totally missing out! Traditionally, potato rosti is a fritter-style Swiss dish, that mainly consists of potatoes. This Sweet Potato Rosti Tower takes a bit of creative liberty on the dish, swapping the base for sweet potatoes, adding veggies like zucchini, carrots, onion, and green onions, and using flax eggs to keep all of it together. While typically, rosti is enjoyed as a one layer dish, this recipe creates a tower, using cashew cream cheese between the layers to hold it together.

12. Skillet Breakfast Quesadilla Skillet Breakfast Quesadilla 1

If you’re looking for an effortless breakfast dish for yourself, a cute dish to serve for brunch or are simply craving a decked out quesadilla … this Skillet Breakfast Quesadilla will be your new favorite! This warm and toasty dish is bursting with savory goodness from the zesty tofu scramble, black beans, and Shiitake bacon, has plenty of melty cheese, and even has a kick thanks to the jalapeño and chili powder. Effortless, affordable, and delicious! 

13. Spiced Chickpea Breakfast Scramble 

Chickpea and Chive Breakfast Scramble

If you need a quick breakfast that’ll give you a great start to your day, try this Spiced Chickpea Breakfast Scramble! It’s a soy-free take on the classic tofu scramble that still packs an impressive amount of protein and flavor. Serve on top of toast with greens, tomatoes, or vegan cheese. This recipe is so easy to make and a great go-to, post-workout meal that refuels and restores.

14. Garden Pea and Herb Tofu Frittata 

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This Garden Pea and Herb Tofu Frittata makes a lovely breakfast or you can make mini ones for a darling lunch appetizer. This particular recipe uses fresh peas, but you can use all sorts of vegetables like peppers, zucchini, or sun-dried tomatoes. Serve with a fresh garden salad.

15. Masala Oatmeal 

Masala Oatmeal [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Oatmeal doesn’t always have to be sweet — just try this Masala Oatmeal! It’s packed with a balancing blend of Ayurvedic spices, like dry mango powder, cumin, turmeric, and garam masala in order to infuse it with layers of flavors. Carrots and peas give it a veggie-fied boost and true to Indian cuisine, it’s topped with cilantro.

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