HEALTHY VEGAN BREAKFAST RECIPES
WHAT DO VEGANS EAT FOR BREAKFAST?
Vegan breakfasts include:
- stovetop oatmeal (porridge) and overnight oats
- smoothies and smoothie bowls
pancakes, waffles, and french toast
- egg alternatives such as tofu scrambles, quiches and chickpea omelets
- vegan breakfast casseroles, skillets and hash (this is my go-to – I just add loads of veggies to a pan with some tofu, fry it up and enjoy!)
- breakfast tacos, tostadas, burritos and burrito bowls
- chia pudding
- baking such as breakfast cookies, muffins and loaf
- breakfast salads
As you can see, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy your favorite breakfast foods as a vegan or vegetarian. Plant-based breakfasts can be quick and simple throw together meals or elaborate brunch dishes but for today’s purposes, we’ll be sticking to simpler breakfast recipes that work for lazy Sunday mornings and busy weekdays on the go.
Why I love breakfast plates:
Breakfast plates work well for meal prep as you can prep the individual ingredients then mix and match during the week as needed.
They’re a great way to pack lots of nutrition into your morning.
Breakfast plates and bowls are also a great way to enjoy leftovers like lentil dahl, stir-fry, tacos, tofu and roasted vegetables.
They’re a good option if you’re trying to lose weight as you can fill up on high-volume, low-calorie foods like plenty of raw veggies with hummus, a pile of fresh strawberries and some baked potato wedges. A big side of veggie hash is great for this too. Try sauteeing a bunch of spinach, mushrooms, onion, and zucchini to add fiber and volume to your plate to help keep you full.
BREAKFAST MEAL PREP IDEAS
School work, the gym, whatever it may be, mornings can be busy. Anything I can do to make the process smoother, ensuring you have time to eat a quality, balanced breakfast, I’m here to help. Let’s get into a few time-saving tips that can help get the whole family fed and out the door, with minimal stress and rushing.
Here are a few breakfast time-saving tips I use to make my mornings stress-free while still making sure I eat a healthy breakfast.
go for overnight oats or chia pudding as they’re so easy to prep the night before and grab n’ go in the morning
get creative with dinner leftovers, try adding stir-fry veggies to a tofu scramble or using left over rice to make breakfast porridge
keep plenty of frozen veggies and fruits on hand so you’re always ready for smoothies, or try making pre-made smoothie packs so all you hve to do is dump them in the blender with some liquid
pre-chop veggies on the weekend to make things easy in the mornings, anything you think you’ll use, prep it ahead of time, this also increases the chances you’ll use up all your produce and reduce food waste
pre-pack the dry ingredients for a weeks worth of overnight oats, then all you need to do is pull from the pantry, add liquid and fruit and stick them in the fridge so they’re ready in the morning
plan ahead, take the time on the weekend to make a thorough meal plan for the week and then shop for everything you need
keep a well-stocked pantry so you have everything you need to create healthy breakfasts
food prep baked items like oatmeal bars, muffins and breakfast cookies on the weekend so you have grab and go options for those extra busy days
keep a selection of nut butters on hand for making toast on those extra crazy mornings and always remember, you can never go wrong with peanut butter and banana or salt and peppered avocado on toast
make triple batches of pancakes and freeze, they can be heated in the toaster or oven or eaten cold topped with nut butter and banana
HEALTHY VEGAN BREAKFAST RECIPES
We’ve gone over the basics of what vegans eat for breakfast, now we’ll get into some actual recipes to try. I’ve divided this list into categories to help organize it. Whether you’re feeling pancakes, an omelet, a smoothie, baking or oats, you’ll find it on the list below. We’ll cover:
Pancake, Waffle, Crepe and French Toast Recipes
Frittata, Quiches, Omelettes and Scramble Recipes
Muffins, Loaves and Breakfast Cookie Recipes
Savoury Vegan Breakfast Bowls
Bread, Sandwiches, Wraps and Toast
Homemade Energy and Protein Bars
Homemade Granola Recipes
Healthy Porridge Recipes
Overnight Oats Recipes
Baked Oatmeal Recipes
Chia Seed Pudding Recipes
Squash and Sweet Potato Breakfast Recipes
Smoothies and Smoothie Bowls
PANCAKE, WAFFLE, CREPE AND FRENCH TOAST RECIPES
You can’t go wrong with pancakes or waffles for breakfast! There are countless ways you can make healthy vegan pancakes, from gluten-free to chickpea flour, to adding veggies and loading them with toppings, pancakes, waffles and french toast are a classic breakfast option.
To save time, pancakes and waffles can be made in advance and frozen or stored in the fridge and then quickly heated up in the toaster, just like Eggo’s!
FRITTATA, QUICHES, OMELETTES AND SCRAMBLE RECIPES
You can make egg-inspired vegan breakfast recipes with a number of different ingredients. Tempeh, chickpeas and tofu being the go-to. Vegan scrambles and other egg-like recipes are high in protein, a good way to include veggies at breakfast and many of them can be made ahead of time to make your mornings even easier.
HOW TO MAKE TOFU SCRAMBLES
My guide on how to make tofu scrambles. You can make them with any veggies and just a few spices. They’re good for food prep and can be stored in the fridge for a quick breakfast over a few days. Try them in a wrap, piled on toast or on a tortilla with refried beans for a vegan take on huevos rancheros. As for veggies, anything goes, bell pepper, onions, spinach and zucchini are all delicious.
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