Everyone knows that breakfast in the most important meal, right? After all, it gives us the strength, focus and energy we need to conquer the day. However, as vegans, we found ourselves eating the same thing every morning and I have to admit that it got a little mundane after a while.
The good news is that we’ve been able to add excitement back into our meals while still sticking to our lifestyle. We want to share what we have learned throughout the years so that anyone who is a vegan, or possibly thinking about becoming one, can still enjoy breakfasts that are full of variety and taste.
Vegan Breakfast Ideas
Are you tired of eating the same old thing every day? We completely understand and we want you to know that things don’t have to be that way. Vegan breakfast options may have been limited a short time ago, but these days, there is an endless supply of vegan breakfast foods to choose from.
There’s something for everyone. We’ve even found recipes that non-vegans have fallen in love with. Check out the following options, treat yourself to a delicious meal, and make dull breakfasts a thing of the past!
Easy Vegan Breakfast
Sometimes easier is better. We don’t always have the time or all of the ingredients to make complicated dishes, but we’ve found that breakfast doesn’t need to be complicated to be delicious. Check out some of our favorite and easy to prepare options.
Fruit and Yogurt Tart:
Simple to prepare and perfect for on-the-go.
Fig and Cinnamon Butter Toast:
Fast, easy and packed with flavor thanks to pistachios, vanilla, sliced figs and mint.
Sliced Fruit and Almond Granola:
Simply add your favorite nut milk to almond granola and top with sliced fruit and you have yourself a delicious breakfast ready in minutes.
Healthy Vegan Breakfast
People often assume that all vegan food is healthy. Likely surprising to many, that isn’t always the case. Some ingredients used can be highly processed, and while they may taste great, they might not be great for your health.
Need some ideas for breakfasts that are amazing for your taste buds and your body? We’ve got you covered!
Dark Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl:
Tasty, nutritious, and completely vegan. What more could you ask for? The ingredients needed are quinoa, unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, sea salt, unsweetened cocoa powder, maple syrup and dairy-free dark chocolate.
Banana and Avocado Smoothie:
Treat yourself to a delicious nutrition packed smoothie. All you need is one banana (frozen), avocado, protein powder (plain or vanilla flavored), your favorite green vegetables, and dairy-free milk.
Roasted Vegetable Bowl:
This is one of our favorites and the people we make it for love it too. The best part about this meal is that it can be completely customized. Just take your favorite veggies, season, roast, top with tahini and enjoy.
High Protein Vegan Breakfast
Protein is an essential part of a healthy diet. Since veganism focuses mostly on plant-based alternatives, most of the food we consume contains protein. However, some options contain more than others. If you’ve been feeling low on energy or have been having a hard time concentrating, you should consider supercharging your protein levels with one of these breakfast ideas.
Overnight Oats With Peanut Butter Chia:
We love this meal because it’s simple and packed with protein. No cooking is required for this vegan protein breakfast and it’s absolutely delicious.
Avocado and Chickpea Toast:
Why have just avocado toast when you can have chickpea avocado toast? Step up your game with this delightful dish.
Tofu Breakfast Tacos:
We don’t want to be cliché, but tofu breakfast tacos are a party for your mouth. Spicy, smokey and rich in flavor, this is a must-try for everyone!
Low Carb Vegan Breakfast
When it comes to a low carb breakfast, it’s important to know which ingredients to use. Some types of vegetables and fruits contain more carbs than others. Keep in mind, carbs are an important part of a balanced diet, but intake should be limited when possible.
The most important thing to keep in mind when preparing meals is that the majority or processed foods, even those that are vegan, contain a high amount of carbs. Sticking to whole foods in the best way to play it safe.
Some of our favorite low carb breakfasts are fruit salads, avocado on low-carb toast, smoothies and granola bars.
Quick Vegan Breakfast
Do you find yourself constantly rushing to get out of the door in the morning? The last thing you want to do is skip the most important meal of the day because you are in a hurry. Being sluggish and hangry isn’t something we enjoy and we’re sure you can relate.
Looking for something you can whip up in a hurry? Give these dishes a try.
Blueberry Overnight Oats:
Prepared in advance, this delicious breakfast takes minimal effort and is ready when you need it. Being creamy, quick, and tasty, it’s easily one of our favorites.
Banana, Coconut, Peanut Butter Toast:
Need to conquer a sweet craving? This quick and healthy breakfast has you covered. Taking only minutes to prepare, it’s perfect for people with little time in the mornings.
Chia Seed Pudding:
We love Chia seed pudding because it’s simple to make, it tastes fantastic and we can make it in large batches so that it’s always ready when we need it.
Vegan Gluten Free Breakfast
You might think that the options are limited when it comes to a gluten free vegan breakfast. We want you to know that’s not the case at all. From sweet to savory, there’s something everyone will love.
Here are some of our favorite gluten free dishes.
Garden Veggie Tofu Scramble:
A variety of fresh veggies and scrambled tofu come together in this delicious breakfast that packs all the nutrition you need to kick the day off with a bang.
Tater Tot Nachos:
We know, this one might sound a little weird, but it’s actually amazingly satisfying in the morning. It’s the go-to-choice if you’re looking for something that will warm your stomach and conquer your appetite.
Gluten and dairy free banana waffles is one of our favorite breakfasts when we have a craving for sweets. Being crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and topped with maple syrup, it’s hard not to fall in love.
Vegan Keto Breakfast
The keto diet is taking the world by storm. We want you to know that there is no need to sacrifice a keto diet for the sake of being vegan or vice versa. Throughout our years in the world of veganism we have discovered several keto-friendly dishes that taste amazing and have wonderful health benefits.
Check out these examples.
Cinnamon Roll Muffins:
You’re probably thinking, “Yeah right, baked goods that are keto-friendly?”. Rest assured, they’re the real deal and we love them. The best part, they’re ready in just 15 minutes!
Low carb but full of amazing flavor, these bagels are completely keto-friendly. We’ve tried them before and we must say, we were more than impressed.
Cauliflower is amazingly versatile. These days, it can be used as a substitute in just about anything, including hashbrowns.
Best Vegan Breakfast
For us, burritos easily take the crown when it comes to the best vegan-friendly breakfast. Endless customization options offering unbelievable flavor profiles leave us satisfied time and time again. There are those times that we crave something sweet, but more often than not, our go-to choice is the breakfast burrito. Keep reading to discover a couple of delicious recipes you’ll love.
Vegan Fast Food Breakfast
Think you can’t enjoy fast food? Think again! The number of fast food restaurants that offer vegan menu items is constantly on the rise. Just make sure you know what you’re ordering. It’s also a good idea to ask if your food will be prepared on the same grill meat has been cooked on.
One important thing to keep in mind is that some fast food restaurants’ vegan menu items are made using food that is highly processed and high in sodium content. In other words, it may not always be as healthy as you think. Once again, know what you’re ordering.
Vegan Breakfast Bars
Breakfast bars are quick, convenient, and delicious. They make the perfect meal for someone with limited time or anyone else that enjoys their delicious flavors. There are several brands to choose from and you can also make your own at home.
We’ve tried a lot of different kinds, but so far, our favorites are:
• Raspberry and Chia Jam Oat Bars
• Cacao Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
• High-Protein Cake Batter Bars
Savory Vegan Breakfast
Sometimes nothing is better in the morning than a savory mouthwatering meal. When we’re in mood for something savory, we usually turn to chickpea and onion omelettes, white bean scramble with almond bacon, or El Tipico, a delightful dish made with tofu scramble, refried beans, and hashbrowns
Vegan Breakfast Smoothie
Just 5 minutes, a good blender, plus fresh fruits and veggies is all you need to prepare a healthy and tasteful smoothie. We find ourselves enjoying smoothies when we’re short on time or need something we can take with us on the go. The best part about smoothies is that you can experiment with different ingredients and find the perfect match for your preferences. We love them because they are fast, satisfying, and packed with nutrients.
Vegan Breakfast Cookies
Cookies for breakfast? You bet! It’s time to satisfy that sweet tooth with dairy-free cookies that even non-vegans will go nuts for. We’ve found that children love them which is good news for you parents out there that struggle with getting your kids to eat healthy. There are countless homemade recipes to choose from and several different brands as well. Some brands even offer gluten-free options so everyone can enjoy them.
Simple Vegan Breakfast
Looking for something with minimal ingredients that’s easy to prepare. Trust me, we’ve been there before too, and we’ve discovered that there are plenty of simple options to choose from. They are the perfect fit for someone with limited cooking experience or someone that just wants to spare themselves the hassle of a complicated dish.
When we’re in the mood for something simple, we usually eat things like teff porridge, seedy hummus toast or one of our personal favorites, veggie burritos.
We know that simpler is often better. We’re in the works of creating simple and quick recipes. Keep checking back often for updates!
Raw Vegan Breakfast
Raw diets are becoming extremely popular. People everywhere are discovering the health benefits of eating food in its most pure form. That isn’t to say that blended or cooked food isn’t healthy, but there’s no denying that eating ingredients in their natural form is the best way to get the most nutrients from them.
The problem is, adding diversity into a meal plan can sometimes be complicated when using raw ingredients. Need a new idea? We’ve got you covered!
Give these tasty treats a try:
• Crunchy Raw Muesli
• Raw Granola and Yogurt
• Carrot Cake Granola
• Berry Pomegranate Bowl
• Hemp Seed Granola
Vegan Breakfast Recipes
When it comes to vegan recipes breakfast is often the most intimidating. The good news is that many dishes are a lot easier to prepare than people think. Even better, most recipes allow people to substitute one ingredient for another, or completely take some ingredients out, which allows people to create dishes that are perfectly matched to their preferred taste and texture.
We’ve been experimenting with our own recipes and we love what we’ve discovered so far. We hope you will too.
Vegan Breakfast Burrito
Burritos are by far our favorite morning meal. We’ve tried several different recipes, and we have to admit, we’ve loved almost all of them. We are still in the process of perfecting our own recipe, but we would love to share some of the ingredients we’ve found work well for burritos.
Try experimenting with these ingredients. Keep in mind, we would love to hear about the delicious recipes you come up with.
• Scrambled Tofu
• Minced Garlic
• Chili Powder
• Nutritional Yeast
• Sea Salt
You can use pretty much any type of vegetables for your burrito recipe, but we’ve found the following veggies work best.
• Baby Potatoes
• Bell Pepper (Red)
Vegan Breakfast Casserole
Looking for something you can cook ahead? This savory and cheesy dish has you covered. In total, it will take you about an hour to prepare it, but reheating it is quick and easy which makes it perfect for busy mornings.
We hope to have a complete recipe up soon, but in the meantime, check out the most common ingredients used.
• Raw Cashews
• Onion Powder
• Nutritional Yeast
• Dried Sage
• Garlic Powder
• Nutritional Yeast
• Chopped Onion
• Minced Garlic
• Potatoes (Red or Yellow)
• Sea Salt
• Vegan Sausage
• Red Pepper Flakes
Vegan Breakfast Sandwich
Heather-Leigh and I have been blown away by some of the sandwiches we’ve tried. There’s one recipe though that we thought was absolutely phenomenal. We’re in the works or adding our own spin to it, but these ingredients will get you off to a great start.
• Tofu (Seasoned with liquid smoke, nutritional yeast, olive oil, hot sauce of choice, and soy sauce)
• English Muffins (Dairy-Free)
• Mashed Avocado (For Spread)
• Your Favorite Spicy Dipping Sauce
Vegan Breakfast Sausage
You don’t have to give up sausage to live a vegan lifestyle. There are tons of meatless recipes these days. After experimenting with several different ingredients, we’ve found that the following ingredients provide a texture and taste that make our taste buds go crazy. Keep checking back for a full recipe.
• Onion (White)
• Brown Sugar (Organic)
• Dry Sage
• Sea Salt
• Black Pepper
• Smoked Paprika
• Dry Thyme
• Cayenne (Optional)
Vegan Breakfast Tacos
Full of protein, taste and healthy ingredients, vegan tacos are a great way to start the day. We love the fact that they are easy to make. If you have 10 minutes, the following ingredients, and an appetite, you have everything you need to kick your day off with a delicious bang.
• Scrambled Tofu
• Black Beans
• Your Favorite Salsa
• Jalapeno (Optional)
• Taco Shells (Gluten Free If Preferred)
Keep in mind, we like our tacos a little spicy. If you’re not a fan or spicy food, simply omit the salsa and jalapenos.
We hope to have a full recipe for you soon. Keep checking back for updates.
Vegan Breakfast Skillet
Breakfast skillets are a life saver. Cooked in just one pan, they are easy to prepare and even easier to clean up. Skillet meals are the best choice for someone than wants a hearty meal with a variety of flavors without the hassle of washing countless dishes. When it comes to skillets, we’re savory fans for sure. Check out some of the ingredients we have been experimenting with.
• Red or White Onion
• Green Onion
• Red Bell Pepper
• Garlic Powder
• Chili Powder
• Vegan Sausage
• Salt and Pepper
• Salsa (Optional)
Vegan Breakfast Burritos
No, it’s not a mistake that we have this recipe on here twice. We just love breakfast burritos so much that we thought it would be a good idea to include two different recipes. This one is ideal for people that aren’t big fans of tofu. Check out this tofu free list of ingredients.
• Wraps of Your Choice
• Green Bell Pepper
• Cherry Tomatoes
• Salsa (Optional)
• Scrambled Chickpeas
Have suggestions for other ingredients? Let us know. We would love to hear about them!
Vegan Breakfast Potatoes
Potatoes are well-known for their versatility as well as their importance in comfort food. There’s no better way to fill your stomach in the morning than a healthy helping of crispy on the outside and tender on the inside potatoes. The best part is that they require limited ingredients, many of which you likely already have in your home. Here’s what you’ll need.
• Red Potatoes
• Dairy Free Butter
• Oil (Spray)
It doesn’t get any easier than that! Give these ingredients a try and let us know what you think.
Vegan Breakfast Muffins
Vegan muffins never fail to impress. All of the sweetness without any of the guilt, it’s a win win for anyone that eats them. Out of all of the recipes we’ve tried, by far our favorites include cinnamon. We’re big fans of cinnamon because we love the way it tastes and it’s a healthy spice. Ready to add some healthy spice to your daily routine? You’ll need the following ingredients.
• Flaxseeds & Water (For Flax Egg)
• Rolled Oats, Coconut Oil, Brown Sugar & Cinnamon (For Topping)
• Spelt Flour
• Brown Sugar
• All Purpose Flour
• Baking Soda
• Baking Powder
• Dairy-Free Milk
We hope that this post has helped you learn everything you need to know to add some variety back into your life and once again enjoy the most important meal of the day. We constantly update our posts so make sure you check in every now and then to see what’s new.
We’re committed to helping people live healthy and environmentally friendly lives without sacrificing on taste. If you have any ideas or suggestions for us, please let us know on our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you!