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, we have compiled a list of 15 no-oil plant-based breakfasts that will help you feel great throughout the day!
What can you eat for breakfast on a plant-based diet?
For those who have recently adopted a whole food plant-based (WFPB) diet, there seems to be a misconception that oatmeal is the only heart-healthy 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 15 breakfast ideas to consider adding to your wheelhouse. Some of these can be made in batches on the weekends and eaten throughout the week.
The muffin recipes below are terrific possibilities for freezing. This allows for more variety over longer periods of time.
15 Healthy, No-Oil Plant-Based Breakfasts Options
This oil and dairy-free version of the traditional American hashbrown casserole recipe came out delicious and hearty-healthy.
Perfect for breakfast or a snack. Dark, moist, and scattered with raisins & fresh applebits. I think these vegan apple sauce cinnamon muffins are my best muffins yet!
Smoked bacon tempeh is delicious for breakfast or on a sandwich. My adult daughter loves this recipe so, when she is visiting, I always try to make it for her.
If you need a fast, easy, filling breakfast that will hold you for hours, look no further! In only 10-minutes, you’ve got a waffle potato. Or any meal really.
Any given Saturday morning is likely to be a Banana Oatmeal Pancake morning at my house with these delicious vegan pancakes!
Sometimes we even wrap this breakfast scramble up in a tortilla for a healthy Breakfast burritos. Quick and easy breakfast that is so much better than the greasy fast food drive through breakfast burritos!
Fluffy and moist sweet potato batter swirled with apple sauce, raisins and cinnamon makes a dozen muffins that are packed with beta carotene and fiber. These Sweet Potato Vegan Muffins are a welcome addition to any breakfast!
Hankering for a quick, easy, tarty dessert or breakfast? Try this Oaty Apple Crumble recipe with freshly chopped apples topped with a crunchy oat topping that’s hot and scrumptious!
Weekend mornings we have certain breakfasts that we love, and Vegan Breakfast Sandwich with smoked tempeh is a favorite vegan breakfast sandwich for us.
Hash browns are one of my favorites! One thing I really love is making them in a waffle iron, quesadilla maker, or panini press because it cooks both sides at one time. No flipping required!
11. French Toast
This is a healthy take on Vegan French Toast, and one of my favorite breakfast options. Most of us know the traditional way to make it with eggs and butter. But, who knew there is heart-healthy way to make it without all the saturated fat and oil?
One of the questions I get asked the most is, “What can I eat quickly for morning break at work?” For the answer, let’s talk about overnight oatmeal.
Sometimes I want something warm for breakfast, but different than my regular oatmeal. This breakfast quinoa bowl is unique and only takes about 15 minutes to prepare. No added sugar because the fruit is all the sweetener needed.
I love potatoes–any kind of potatoes and any time of day! Baked potatoes, homemade potato chips, hash browns, hash brown casserole, and so many other different recipes. This vegan breakfast potatoes recipe is a favorite!
Being from the South, I have always loved grits for breakfast. I used eat the very unhealthy version by slathering them with butter. But, I have found a much heart-healthier way to enjoy them these days, since changing over to a whole food plant-based (WFPB) lifestyle.