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35 Vegan Breakfast Ideas (Oil-Free)

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.

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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!

hash brown casserole in glass baking dish after baked
Hash Brown Casserole

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.

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Applesauce Muffins

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.

Hashbrown Waffles

What should vegans eat for breakfast?

Now, that’s a question that I love to answer when people ask because there are so very many different breakfast options for vegans and people on a plant-based diet.

These are just a few options that we serve at my house on any given day and especially on the weekends. Scroll down a little further for recipes and photos of these options and more!

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Homemade Whole Wheat Bagels

What do vegans eat for breakfast instead of eggs?

There are some great egg-free vegan breakfast options 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.

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Roadhouse Vegan Hash

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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For those of you new to the whole food plant-based lifestyle, we’ve created a FREE 7-Day Plant-Based Menu Planner to help you get started!

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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. 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.

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