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19 Healthy Vegan Breakfast Ideas

Healthy plant-based diet breakfast options seem to be a very popular concern for those who are contemplating adopting a whole food plant-based (WFPB) lifestyle. So, I have compiled a list of 19 no-oil Vegan Breakfast Ideas that will help you feel great throughout the day!

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What do vegans eat for breakfast?

As a Food for Life nutrition education and cooking instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, I get asked frequently about vegan breakfast ideas.

For those who have recently adopted a whole food plant-based (WFPB) diet, there seems to be a misconception that oatmeal is the only healthy plant-based breakfast available.

That causes concern because, though oatmeal is good, it can quickly become boring if eaten seven days a week.

We know breakfast is important. It has been called the most important meal of the day for a number of reasons.

Advantages of eating Breakfast–Rush Edu

Various studies have found different benefits of starting your day with breakfast, including:

  • Having a lower BMI
  • Consuming less fat through the day
  • Meeting recommendations for fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Higher daily calcium intake
  • Higher daily fiber intake
  • Having better performance (memory and attention) (for school-aged children)

Here are 17 plant-based breakfast ideas to consider adding to your wheelhouse. Some of these can be made in batches on the weekends and eaten throughout the week on the go. Also, be sure to check out my Plant-Based Breakfast page for more ideas.

This is an overview of some great plant-based breakfast ideas

  • Muffins
  • Waffles
  • Pancakes
  • Hashbrown casserole
  • Overnight Oats
  • Smoked tempeh bacon
  • Breakfast sandwich
  • Tofu scramble
  • Oaty apple crumble
  • Breakfast burritos
  • Grits
  • French toast
  • Fruited quinoa
  • and more

At my house, our favorite four whole food plant-based breakfasts for weekends are the pancakes, waffles, scramble, and smoked tempeh bacon.

Plant-based vegan sausage makes a great addition when serving this for breakfast. It is one of the many products that I like to order from MamaSezz meal delivery service. It comes ready to heat and eat, and it can also be frozen.

There are a number of different muffin recipes below that are terrific possibilities for freezing. This makes for an easy breakfast any morning of the week.

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Vegan Breakfast Ideas

Healthy plant-based diet breakfast options seem to be a very popular concern for those who are contemplating adopting a whole food plant-based (WFPB) lifestyle. So, I have compiled a list of no-oil plant-based breakfast ideas that will help you feel great throughout the day!

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