Vegan Breakfasts

Vegan Breakfasts

It can often be difficult to find variety in your breakfast selection when eating vegan, as breakfast meals traditionally have been seen as a meat and animal product free for all!

Just because you eat vegan, doesn’t mean you need to eat the same handful of products over and over, in fact it can not only be seen as a more ethical and healthy way to live, but also a more varied and interesting way to consume breakfast.

You do not need to be a five star chef, or spend hours a day preparing to do so, therefore we have devised this list of vegan breakfasts to help you eat, and enjoy your breakfast like a healthy vegan cruelty free superstar! We hope you enjoy!

Almond Butter Toast

A good way to start the day is with a little almond butter toast. It is a favorite because it’s quick, easy, and delicious. Plus, it doesn’t take much prep work. You just mix together a few ingredients, spread onto bread, and bake away.

This requires no cooking skills, so feel free to use store bought sliced bread. If you’re making your own, we recommend whole grain thick bread.

Açai Bowl

Açai bowls are a popular meal option in Brazil, where people love the combination of fruit and protein. Now, they’re becoming very popular in the United States, thanks to the popularity of smoothies.

Açaí berries are native to South America and are rich in antioxidants and vitamin E. Combine it with bananas, oats, almond milk, coconut oil, and hemp seeds, and you’ve got yourself a delicious breakfast açai bowl.

Pancakes

The key to making great vegan pancakes is adding a little bit of baking soda to the batter. Baking soda helps leaven the pancakes and give them that fluffy texture.

You might be thinking, “But I don’t like baking soda.” Well, here’s the thing—baking soda isn’t actually baking soda. It’s sodium bicarbonate. So it’s really just regular old table salt.

If you’ve ever used baking powder or yeast, you know how much easier cooking becomes once you add baking soda to the mix.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Most people assume that oatmeal is just plain old oatmeal. But there’s actually a lot more to oats than meets the eye. They’re loaded with fiber, protein, and vitamins like vitamin E, folic acid, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and iron.

They’re packed with antioxidants too – especially anthocyanins, which help protect against heart disease and inflammation. So why not make a bowl of oatmeal every morning?

What makes our Peanut Butter Oatmeal really special is how easy it is to make. All you need is some rolled oats, milk, vanilla extract, peanut butter, and cinnamon.

Mix everything together and let it sit overnight. Then pour it into bowls, top with whatever toppings you want, and enjoy!

Maple Pecan Granola

This healthy granola mix is perfect for breakfast or snacks. Pack your granola with oats, pecans, maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla extract.

You’ll love how it tastes, and you won’t feel guilty about eating it.

Vegan Waffles

Vegan waffles are light and fluffy, just like regular ones. They’re packed with protein and fiber, too. And since there’s no animal product involved, they’re free of cholesterol, saturated fat, trans fats, and GMOs.

Plus, they’re gluten-free. So you don’t have to give up your favorite breakfast foods.

It’s best to use oat or almond milk. But feel free to use whatever type of non-dairy milk you prefer. If you do choose to make the waffles dairy-free, though, we recommend adding some vanilla extract to add flavor.

Lemon Pistachio Loaf

A combination of vegetable oil and extra virgin olive oil keeps this brunch-friendly pistachio loaf moist, without being heavy. Lemon zest adds brightness, while orange juice provides just enough sweetness to balance the citrus flavor.

Use a simple shortbread dough, which you can make ahead and refrigerate overnight. Bake the day before serving to allow the flavors to develop.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

The sweet potato breakfast bowl is a dessert-style breakfast treat. In fact, it’s like a sweet potato pie without the crust. Instead, you’re making a chunky sweet potato filling with spices and some dried cranberries for texture.

Then you’ll add in mashed bananas for sweetness and chopped pecans for crunch. It really is genius! And it’s super easy to put together.

Chickpea Flour Pancakes

Chickpea flour pancakes are really easy to make and taste amazing. This healthy chickpea flour pancake fits the bill perfectly. It’s packed full of nutrients and fiber. Plus, it tastes great, even better when served with some toppings.

Tofu Scramble

There are endless ways to use tofu, whether it’s baked into a pie crust, mixed into a salad dressing, added to soups or used in stir fries.

The tofu scramble is no exception. It uses firm tofu that needs to be pressed before cooking. Firm tofu is important here, as soft tofu won’t hold together well.

The secret behind this dish is the combination of spices. Turmeric adds a deep, earthy flavor, while cumin provides a strong kick.

Cayenne pepper gives the scramble some heat without overwhelming the flavors. Garlic rounds out the mix. All three add depth to the tofu scramble.

It’s best to cook the garlic separately, so it doesn’t overpower the rest of the ingredients.

Blueberry Muffins

Muffins and breakfast cookies make great snacks for busy days on the go. This Turmeric Vegan Blueberry muffin recipe is another fan favorite, featuring tangy blueberries, a hint of turmeric, and a touch of vanilla extract.

They’re light and fluffy, making them perfect for dipping into a cup of coffee.

Avocado Bagel With Pears And Tomato

This vegan recipe combines avocados, pears, tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper into one delicious breakfast treat. You’ll want to make sure to use ripe avocados.

If your avocados are too hard, just pop them in a paper towel-lined bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let sit overnight.

They’ll soften up nicely the next day. Slice the avocado and place or spread onto the bagel with the pears and tomato.

Coconut Blueberry Smoothie

This refreshing drink combines the creamy texture of coconut milk with the tartness of fresh berries. Coconut milk adds richness, while the natural sweetness of fruit makes it easy to enjoy.

If you don’t like adding sugar to your drinks, try agave nectar instead. You’ll find it in the baking aisle near the granulated sweeteners. Use one tablespoon per cup of liquid for the best consistency.

Cashew Butter And Clementine Toast

This recipe combines a few ingredients you probably already have in your pantry into one easy-to-make sandwich spread.

You’ll start with a slice of bread, spread it with a thin layer of cashew butter, add some sliced clementines or fruit, and finish off with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

Coconut Apple Ginger Dal

This hearty Indian dal recipe includes coconut milk, apples, onions, garlic, ginger, garam masala, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, turmeric, cinnamon, bay leaves, red chili flakes, salt, and water.

You’ll want to use a good quality vegetable oil, such as peanut, olive, or safflower, because it gives the dish a rich flavor.

Stove Top Skillet Granola

Place the oats, almonds, and sunflower seeds in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook for about 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well.

Spread into an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool completely, and you have a beautiful and healthy stove top skillet granola!

Vegan Sweet Potato Date Muffins

These vegan sweet potato date muffins are packed full of healthy fats, fiber, protein and antioxidants. Stud with juicy dates and topped off with crunchy walnuts and coconut flakes for added texture and flavor.

These muffins make a great grab-and-go morning treat because you can pop one into your bag without having to worry about it melting or spilling.

Banana Baked Oatmeal

Banana baked oatmeal is packed with protein, fiber, and nutrients like iron, calcium, and vitamin D. Plus, it tastes just like traditional oatmeal, but without all those pesky grains.

In a large bowl, combine oats, banana, cinnamon, and almond milk; mix well. Spread mixture evenly over bottom of prepared baking dish. Top with coconut flakes. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

Green Apple Smoothie

This green apple smoothie is another great way to start off your day. It’s filled with healthy ingredients like kale, spinach, cucumber, parsley, mint, ginger, turmeric, lemon juice and apple.

The tangy is balanced with sweetness, and it has a loosely creamy texture that’s easy to drink.

Final Thoughts

I hope that this list has inspired you to explore new ways to eat breakfast. There are so many delicious options out there! Try them all, and you can decide which one is your favorite and then recommend them to your friends!

Brandon White
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