Why Choose a Healthy Vegan Breakfast?
Vegan breakfast is a great way to start your day. Your first meal of the day – and arguably the most important one – will be chock full of protein and loads of delicious flavors. Plus, most vegan breakfast recipes are so easy to make and don’t require hours and hours of slaving away.
What Do Vegans Eat for Breakfast?
Veganism doesn’t mean eating anything but avocado or raw oats. There are tons of breakfast ideas that even non-vegan eaters will want to include in their everyday routine.
Vegan Breakfast Ideas
Finding healthy and easy vegan breakfast ideas isn’t as complicated as you may think. Here are some delicious vegan breakfast recipes you will absolutely love! Here are some high protein breakfast recipes vegans and non-vegans alike are sure to enjoy:
Loaded with fresh herbs and flavors, this easy faux omelet is a dish you will absolutely love. Plus, even beginner chefs can make this one easily.
- 3 large heaping Tbsp chickpea flour
- ½ tsp (black) salt
- A pinch of ground black pepper
- 8 Tbsp water
- 1 small onion
- A big bunch of fresh herbs (dill, spring onions and basil for example)
- 2 Tbsp oil
- Whisk all ingredients together until a creamy mixture is formed.
- Heat a frying pan with oil and allow it to heat up.
- Once heated, add the mixture and cook for a few minutes.
- Flip and cook the other side until it is evenly cooked on both sides. Cut and serve.
- Throw some extra fresh herbs on top for an even fresher taste!
Sweet Oil-Free Crepes
A decadent indulgence that will leave you feeling 100% guilt-free, these sweet crepes are quick, easy, and delicious.
- 1 cup of water
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 1/2 cup brown rice flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- Pinch of salt
- Use a blender to combine all ingredients.
- Next, heat a well-greased pan and then lower the heat to medium.
- Pour a ¼ cup of batter onto the pan and spread until the entire bottom of the pan is covered.
- Allow it to cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Then flip and cook on the other side for 2 minutes.
- Serve with fresh fruits for added nutrition and taste!
Vegetarian Breakfast Casserole
This bake is hearty, delicious, and simple to make! It requires several ingredients, but it’s a great make-ahead dish, as well.
- 5 medium potatoes (about 22 oz.)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- salt, to taste
- black pepper, to taste
- 1 teaspoon paprika powder
- 10 oz silken tofu
- 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
- 1 pinch Kala Namak
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon fresh or frozen chives, cut into rings
- 1/2 cup vegan cheese
- 5 oz tempeh
- 1 tablespoon BBQ-sauce
- 1 teaspoon paprika powder
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
- more vegan cheese to sprinkle on top
- fresh chives
- cherry tomatoes
- green onions
- Boil potatoes until tender. Then peel and cut into cubes.
- Fry tempeh in small cubes and toss in BBQ-sauce and spices.
- Sauté potatoes with green onions until potatoes start to brown.
- Combine tofu with remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth.
- Add everything into an oven-safe casserole dish and bake for 15-20 minutes at 350°F.
Vegan Jelly-Filled Muffins
These delicious muffins are easy to make ahead. You can bake a batch and have a quick breakfast or snack ready for the rest of the week!
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
- 1 cup plain soy or rice milk
- 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup raspberry, strawberry, or grape jam or preserves
- Powdered sugar, for dusting
- Heat the oven to 350°F and prepare a muffin baking pan with cooking spray or cup liners.
- Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt in a mixing bowl and make a well in the center.
- In another mixing bowl, whisk together the soy or rice milk, vinegar, and cornstarch until the cornstarch is completely dissolved. Pour into the well. Add the sugar, oil, and vanilla and stir.
- Fill each muffin well about three-quarters full. Add 1 heaping teaspoon of jam or preserves into a small indent you poke into each muffin.
- Bake 20 to 23 minutes or until firm. Allow muffins to cool on a cooling rack for at least 15 minutes.
Soft, Chewy, Sugar-Free Granola Bars
These delicious bars are not exactly simple to make in the morning. But they are easy to make ahead of time and keep on hand for breakfast or snack time. They are healthy and delicious at the same time!
- 3/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats, ground into a flour
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup packed pitted Medjool dates
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
- Preheat oven to 325 and line 9-inch pan with parchment paper.
- Blend oats until they turn into powder (or use a food processor).
- Add water and dates to the blender and allow the dates to soak in there for 30 minutes before blending everything together.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix with a spatula.
- Spread out onto the baking sheet and pat down until the mixture is as even as possible.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Allow the pan to fully cool before slicing the bake into bars.
The Bottom Line
As it turns out, plant-based food ideas are actually pretty delicious and remarkably simple! The best vegan breakfast is a healthy vegan breakfast. Start your day off right with these vegan recipes. The vegan diet has been associated with lower cholesterol and better health. Talk to your doctor today to see if veganism just may be the right choice for you.