You don’t need to be a vegan to take advantage of these healthy and delicious vegan breakfast recipes that both kids and adults will love.
From pancakes, to waffles, to oatmeal, to savory breakfasts packed with protein, this comprehensive post of vegan breakfast ideas has something for everyone.
Whether you’re a vegetarian, flexitarian, or a bacon lover who’s simply interested in adding some meatless breakfast options to your weekly rotation, start your day off right, with a filling breakfast that will leave you full of energy and ready to take on the day!
Vegan Breakfast Quick Breads
Homemade vegan quick loaves are a great breakfast if you’re expecting guests, because the loaves can be baked the day or night before so they are ready for you to enjoy in the morning.
There’s no yeast required for this healthy banana loaf, and leftovers are great for meal prep because they can be sliced and refrigerated or frozen for a rainy day.
This shockingly moist and fudgy grain free banana bread recipe is naturally gluten free too, with no added sugar or coconut flour.
Here is a rich and decadent zucchini loaf that packs an entire cup of zucchini into the recipe. You won’t know whether you’re eating breakfast or dessert!
Or try this Vegan Banana Bread
I’m normally not a fan of oil free breakfast recipes, but this banana bread is an exception. The naturally sweet mashed banana lowers the amount of required added sugar and fat without sacrificing moisture or taste.
Serve this fancy pineapple loaf at your next vegan brunch party, and watch it disappear. It’s a great option for Sunday morning when you want something a little more indulgent than Corn Flakes, Cheerios, or another similar cold cereal.
This single serving breakfast mug cake is perfect for lazy mornings. Just stir the ingredients together, add a few chocolate chips on top if desired, and bake in the oven or microwave until soft and fluffy.
The recipe is adapted from my grandmother’s famous Dutch apple bread, with two cups of chopped apples packed into the batter and sweet apple flavor in each bite.
Fruit and Protein Bars
These vegan protein bars come in five different flavors and are a great way to use your favorite protein powder. They can be low sugar, no bake, and are much cheaper than buying packaged bars at the store.
Naturally sweet strawberry filling is sandwiched between layers of buttery oatmeal crumble in these healthy strawberry oatmeal breakfast bars.
As far as vegan breakfast recipes go, this one is great for people who hate to cook. Moreover, kids love rolling the bananas in granola, cinnamon and raisins, or mini chocolate chips.
This kid friendly chewy granola bar recipe is packed with wholesome deliciousness and nutrition. My favorite combination is mini chocolate chip oatmeal granola bars.
Sweet, buttery, and filling, this peach breakfast bake is a healthy vegan breakfast recipe that tastes like homemade peach crumble. Serve it hot from the oven or cold mixed with vanilla yogurt or nondairy creamer.
Pancakes and Waffles
This fluffy vegan pancake recipe tastes just like regular pancakes, because they are regular pancakes! They’re made with just five or six pantry staple ingredients that you might already have on hand for an easy vegan weekday breakfast.
Three ingredient pancakes with no flour, no refined sugar, and an option to make protein pancakes included. Talk about an easy vegan breakfast idea!
Here’s a great homemade vegan waffle recipe that turns out soft, fluffy, and crispy, with no eggs and no dairy. Top them with pure maple syrup and vegan butter or sliced fresh berries and Coconut Whipped Cream.
Vegan Muffins And Donuts
This frosted vegan cinnamon roll recipe can hold its own against Cinnabon, Pillsbury, or any non-vegan cinnamon bun. People are always asking me for the plant based recipe!
These fudgy flourless blender muffins can be gluten free, grain free, oil free, dairy free, vegan, and refined sugar free. (For a more traditional muffin recipe, you can also try these classic vegan Banana Muffins.)
These healthy vegan muffins will quickly become a regular at your breakfast table, and they can be low fat and oil free for anyone on a whole food plant based diet.
Packed with a cup of pineapple, this soft and moist muffin recipe is a great way to use up leftover pineapple. Omnivores love the recipe too.
Or these flourless Keto Blueberry Muffins
Bursting with ripe blueberries, the vegan blueberry muffins are a heart healthy breakfast option for children and grownups, alike. Try the low carb almond flour version if you’re on a keto diet.
Homemade bran muffins are simple to make from scratch, so you can save money and skip the boxed mix. Just throw in a handful of raisins for raisin bran muffins. Or top with almond butter, peanut butter, or strawberry jam.
Move over, Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts. This baked vegan donut recipe is egg free, dairy free, and super customizable for chocolate donuts, glazed donuts, and more.
Oatmeal Vegan Breakfast Recipes
How to make overnight oats for a full week of healthy breakfast options. Whether you’re looking for family friendly, high protein, or weight loss breakfasts, this basic vegan overnight oatmeal recipe can be customized to fit many different needs.
Classic vegan pumpkin oatmeal is a wonderful Fall breakfast, and it’s packed with a healthy amount of Vitamin A and fiber. The sweet cinnamon, vanilla, and pumpkin spice will remind you of homemade pumpkin pie, but with a breakfast twist.
This is breakfast oatmeal for chocolate lovers. Combine the ingredients, cook on the stove until thick, sweeten as desired, and serve. You can make the recipe the night before if you prefer.
If you’re looking for a fast vegan breakfast idea, these banana oats are quick, simple, and cheap to make, with ingredients you can find not just at Whole Foods, but at regular grocery stores too.
Make yourself some chocolate vegan overnight oats, for a nutritious vegan breakfast recipe that tastes like you’re eating dessert. You can also heat before eating, either in the microwave or in a pot or bowl. But I like eating these chocolate oats cold, especially as the weather gets warm.
If you think oatmeal recipes are boring, this frosted cinnamon bun inspired baked oatmeal idea will totally change your mind.
Vegan baked oats are an easy way to add healthy fiber and whole grains to your morning meal. The recipe calls for rolled oats, milk (I use almond milk), applesauce or banana, salt, baking powder, and your favorite sweetener. That’s it!
Cook just once, and you get a wholesome breakfast for the month. If you’re looking for a family friendly breakfast meal prep option, be sure to bookmark these oatmeal cups.
Have you ever wanted to eat chocolate chip cookies for breakfast? These wholesome oatmeal breakfast cookies are refined sugar free and fruit sweetened. Serve for breakfast or as a healthy snack recipe.
Breakfast Smoothies and Coffee Drinks
If you have five minutes and a blender, you can make this totally vegan Starbucks coffee Frappuccino without ever setting foot in a coffee shop. Add some chocolate syrup or a spoonful of coconut caramel if you wish!
A healthy breakfast smoothie that tastes like a vanilla milkshake? Yes please! And if you have any leftover avocado, use it up by making avocado toast.
This protein-packed peanut butter and banana smoothie recipe will keep you full until lunch. The plant based, dairy free, and gluten free recipe can be made in minutes.
With antioxidants and nutrition, these healthy smoothies blend acai berries with other fruits such as banana, blueberries, or pineapple, for a super refreshing smoothie bowl.
Dalgona coffee took over social media last year, with bloggers and influencers on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube posting about their experiments with the fun viral coffee drink.
How to make strawberry smoothies at home, with no banana required. In addition to the base ingredients, nondairy yogurt, almond butter, or protein powder can be added for a high protein breakfast.
This is the ultimate green smoothie recipe guide for beginners, with high fiber, low calorie, and sugar free smoothie recipes. Each option is filled with vitamins and nutrition thanks to the leafy greens, so drink up!
The dairy free hot chocolate recipe above is a reader favorite winter breakfast beverage. It’s equally thick and luxurious in the summer months as well.
This chia pudding is one of my favorite make ahead vegan breakfasts. You simply stir the ingredients together, refrigerate for a few hours or overnight to let it thicken, and enjoy for breakfast or a mid morning snack the next day.
Savory Vegan Breakfasts
Scrambled tofu is a popular vegan alternative to scrambled eggs or omelets, and it’s completely cholesterol free. I have a friend who makes this plant based breakfast recipe at least once a week for her non vegan husband and kids.
Skip all the artificial ingredients with this staple homemade cream cheese recipe. Spread it on bagels, crepes, or toast. You can also use it as a filling for vegan pastries.
What do vegans eat for breakfast? Well if you’re me, you go for these freezer friendly breakfast burritos, filled with high protein tofu and vegetables such as spinach, red peppers, and mushrooms. There’s a soy free option included as well.
Try it savory, or top each thick slice of cornbread with pure maple syrup. You can also crumble it into a bowl and cover in plant based milk. Leftovers freeze well too.
Breakfast Meal Prep – 20 Healthy Recipes
Vegan Breakfast Recipes: Vegan Blueberry Pancakes
- 1 cup spelt or all purpose flour (or try these keto pancakes)
- 6 tbsp rolled oats
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup nondairy milk of choice (almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, oat milk, etc.)
- 2 tbsp oil, or additional milk of choice
- 1 tsp white or apple cider vinegar
- 3 tbsp pure maple syrup, or stevia equivalent
- fresh or frozen blueberries (1-2 cups)
Whisk dry ingredients in a bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients except blueberries. I recommend letting this batter sit and thicken 10 minutes for fluffier pancakes. If needed, add a little extra milk of choice to form a pancake batter. Grease a nonstick skillet well, and heat on medium. When the pan is hot (test by adding a drop of water – if it sizzles, it’s ready), drop small ladles of batter. Press down. Press berries onto each pancake. Flip with a spatula when the edges begin to look dry. Let cook an additional minute or so before removing from the pan. To prevent sticking, be sure to re-grease the skillet after each set of pancakes. The batter can be made the night before if desired, or leftover pancakes can also be frozen.
More Easy Vegan Breakfast Recipes
What are your favorite vegan breakfast recipes?
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