Savory Twists on Classic Breakfast Sweets

If you tend to skip over maple syrup-drenched dishes in favor of savory options, then this is the breakfast menu of your dreams.
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Photo By: Renee Comet ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

No Syrup Here

Brunch is a versatile meal with a myriad of sweet and savory dishes to choose from. Belgian waffles versus eggs Benedict, pancakes versus hash browns, doughnuts versus bagels — the choices go on and on. If you find yourself focusing on the savory side of the menu, then tune in: We've got meaty, cheesy twists on all the sweet classics, like French toast, crepes and granola. You'll even want to try them for dinner.

French Toast Florentine

Turn French toast into a savory dish by swapping the maple syrup for a creamy spinach sauce.

Get the Recipe: French Toast Florentine

Sausage-and-Mushroom Dutch Baby

A Dutch baby is a giant, puffy pancake that deflates within seconds of leaving the oven. It's usually topped with something sweet, like a fruit compote or powdered sugar. Swap the sweet stuff for sausage, mushrooms and melted Gruyère on a morning when you're craving something savory.

Get the Recipe: Sausage-and-Mushroom Dutch Baby

Shrimp and Waffles

Move over, chicken. In this take on the traditional soul food dish, cornmeal waffles are topped with shrimp in a Cajun-inspired sauce.

Get the Recipe: Shrimp and Waffles

Smoked Salmon Crepe Cake

Crepes get vertical in this multilayered savory cake of smoked salmon and tangy herbed cream cheese. Make the cake with the prettiest ones, then schmear the rest with your favorite jam, roll them up and eat them as a sweet snack.

Get the Recipe: Smoked Salmon Crepe Cake

Everything Doughnuts

It turns out that even an everything bagel can cross the savory-sweet line. Food Network Kitchen discovered that garlic, onions and seeds totally work on a doughnut. Make the dough the night before, then quickly fry the doughnuts off for a special breakfast or brunch.

Get the Recipe: Everything Doughnuts

Bacon, Egg and Cheese "Toaster Tarts"

Inside this take on toaster tarts is a savory combination of bacon, eggs and cheese. Have your kids help with rolling out the dough and filling the tarts, then watch how eagerly they look forward to breakfast the next morning.

Get the Recipe: Bacon, Egg and Cheese "Toaster Tarts"

Miso Granola

One bite of this umami-packed, Asian-inspired snack will make you a savory-granola fan for life. Serve it over plain yogurt, or stir it into sticky rice.

Get the Recipe: Miso Granola