When it comes to protein for breakfast, eggs are a healthy (and cheap!) go-to. But you may get sick of the same old egg recipe each morning. That’s why we have some easy recipes to change things up and keep your doughnut cravings at bay—all without using a stove.
The next time you plan on cracking open some eggs, hold off on firing up your stove and try one of these creative recipes instead. Using alternative cooking methods such as baking and microwaving will reduce the number of dishes you have to clean and help you expand your culinary horizons.
If you’re curious about why eating eggs is so beneficial, be sure to check out our list of 15 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Eat Eggs.
You don’t need to go to your favorite brunch spot to get top notch poached eggs. Instead, check out this how-to guide from I Am A Food Blog to learn the absolute easiest way to recreate this egg cooking technique at home.
Microwave Scrambled Eggs
Another shortcut on a traditional egg making technique, microwaved scrambled eggs taste just as good as their skillet-made counterparts but require way less clean-up time. If you’re not sure how to try this at home, check out this simple recipe from In Erika’s Kitchen.
Healthy Egg Muffin Cups
One easy way to make sure your morning runs smoothly? Prep breakfast in advance and simply heat and eat your meal whenever you are hungry. These super healthy Egg Muffin Cups from Show Me The Yummy can be made on your meal prep days, and then frozen and saved for busy mornings.
Make-Ahead Healthy Breakfast Casserole
Casseroles don’t have to be a boring excuse for family dinner. This oven-baked breakfast dish is filled with broccoli, cheese, and even a few slices of bread, which combine to make it a savory, multi-textured meal you’ll be excited to wake up for. Check out Eating Bird Food for the recipe, which you can freeze and enjoy throughout the week.
Baked Western Omelet
Avoid the stress of trying to make a picture-perfect skillet omelet and instead try your hand at an oven-baked version. If you want to further up your protein consumption for the morning, consider adding some ham into the equation as The Seasoned Mom does in her Baked Western Omelet recipe.
Waffle Iron Omelet
It’s time to dust off that waffle iron you were gifted years ago, because it may be one of the best methods for cooking eggs fast. The Cozy Cook breaks down how to use this gadget to make Instagram-worthy egg-based eats in a flash.
Microwave Fried Egg
Don’t worry, even if you prefer your eggs sunny-side up, there’s a stove-free method for you too. Making your “fried” eggs in the microwave not only cuts down on post-breakfast cleanup, it also reduces the amount of oil or butter you’ll need to prepare it with. If you want to learn how to create these eggs at home, check out A Healthy Slice of Life for all the details.
Egg White Mini Muffin Cups
Looking for an egg recipe without the yolks? These mini muffin cups are a great option that you can reheat and eat throughout the week. The additions of cheese and a bit of greek yogurt help the muffins taste creamy and decadent without adding much in the way of calories and fat. Take a stab at the recipe from Ambitious Kitchen and get ready to enjoy a week’s worth of healthy, protein-packed breakfasts.
Microwave Egg Souffle
Souffles may sound fancy, but with the help of your microwave, you can create an easy-to-prepare version at home. Check out Bigger Bolder Baking for a simple recipe that takes just 6 minutes to make. If you want to get creative with it, consider tossing in bacon or sausage for extra protein, or some chopped tomatoes for a healthy dose of lycopene.
Microwave Breakfast Flatbread Pizza
Pizza for breakfast already sounds too good to be true, but what about a recipe that only requires a microwave? Flour on My Face has a take on pizza that includes all of your breakfast favorites with minimal prep work or clean-up time required.
Avocado Baked Eggs
If you can’t get enough of avocados, we have the perfect breakfast recipe. This fun take on baked eggs eliminates the need for a ramekin by taking advantage of an avocado’s natural, container-like shape. Check out Lil Luna for the full how-to (and some serious breakfast food inspo).
Want to take a break from eggs in the morning? Check out this list of 50 Overnight Oats Recipes for Weight Loss, all of which are also stove-free.