These 35 Vegan Breakfast Ideas include everything from sweet to savory. Some of the recipes are quick enough to make on the fly, and others are great for lazy weekends. We’ve even included a number of gluten-free options.
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. People are so used to eating processed cereals and eggs that making a healthy breakfast can seem daunting.
That is why I have compiled the following list of no-oil vegan breakfast recipes that will help you feel great throughout the day. Not to mention, they taste delicious!
For special occasions like Christmas, Easter, and Mother’s Day, take a peek at these delicious vegan brunch ideas.
What do vegans eat for breakfast?
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.
Below are 35 plant-based breakfast ideas to consider adding to your wheelhouse. Some of them like pancakes and muffins can be made in batches on the weekends and eaten throughout the week when you have less time to cook. Also, be sure to check out my Plant-Based Breakfast page for more ideas.
Gluten-free vegan breakfast options
I understand that some folks are avoiding gluten, so I wanted to mention that a number of vegan breakfast options are also gluten-free like the ones below.
There are some great egg-free vegan breakfastoptions that are just as delicious and hearty enough to help keep you full for hours. Often tofu is the ingredient that replaces eggs in recipes. Tofu Breakfast Scramble and Roadhouse Vegan Hash are a couple of my favorites.
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.
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. That's why I have compiled a list of no-oil plant-based breakfast ideas that will help you feel great throughout the day! Click on each of the photos, recipe titles, or 'Get the Recipe' buttons to see full recipes with ingredients, measurements, instructions, and a print button.
This oil and dairy-free version of the traditional American hash brown casserole is delicious and hearty-healthy. With potatoes, onions, red bell peppers, creamy vegan cheese sauce, and smoked paprika, there is no skimping on taste. No artery-clogging butter and eggs either! Vegan Breakfast Casserole is amazing!
These delicious home-fried potatoes are great for breakfast or any time of day! Serve with fruit or beans. Recipe from Dr. Neal Barnard of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. 0.2 grams of fat and 3.1 grams of protein per serving.
These banana oatmeal vegan muffins are wholesomely delicious! They are packed with healthy ingredients like oat flour, bananas, applesauce, almond milk, and spices and can be served for breakfast, snack, dessert, or any time!
Pancakes are my husband’s favorite, and Saturdays are a great time to make them. Many times, I will cook a double-batch and freeze the leftovers. They freeze very well and make a quick breakfast on some fast-paced mornings. Top them with any fruit you have on hand and enjoy!
Forget the fast-food greasy breakfast burrito version. This is the ultimate, healthy breakfast powerhouse! Your arteries will thank you!! Checkout the cooking demo showing how to prepare these vegan breakfast burritos.
These vegan blueberry muffins are moist, fluffy, and packed with fresh blueberries. They are so good, no one will ever know they are healthy unless you tell them. And even then, they won’t believe you!
This creamy, spreadable vegan butter requires only 6 simple ingredients and a blender. Spread it on toast, vegetables, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, and more! It also happens to be oil-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free.
Dark, moist, and scattered with raisins and fresh apple bits, these applesauce vegan muffins are perfect for breakfast or a snack. So scrumptious and easy to make, no one will ever guess they are actually healthy. Make ahead of time and freeze for quick breakfasts on the go!
Fluffy and moist sweet potato batter swirled with apple sauce, raisins and cinnamon make a dozen muffins that are packed with beta carotene and fiber. A welcome addition to any breakfast! Make ahead of time and freeze for quick breakfasts on the go!
Enjoy this healthy take on one of your favorite breakfast foods, French Toast Vegan. Perfect for breakfast or brunch, this will leave your family smiling. Adapted from Dr. Neal Barnard's book, The Cancer Survivor's Guide.
Overnight oats are a mixture of old fashioned oats, plant milk such as almond (soy, cashew, etc.), and other delicious goodies that you mix up the night before in a bowl or jar with lid and leave in the refrigerator overnight.
There are different kinds of grits--usually quick cooking and old fashioned. The quick cooking grits are loaded with sodium at 300 mg per serving, whereas the old fashion grits have 0 sodium.
About Terri Edwards
Hi guys! I am the content creator behind EatPlant-Based and a licensed Food for Life instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. I am passionate about sharing healthy recipes and tips to empower others to get healthy. I’m so glad you’re here! Read More…