Being vegan doesn’t mean you are stuck eating smoothies and oats every morning. While I love a good smoothie or overnight oats recipe as much as the next person, I love a good warm breakfast or brunch, especially on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
While eggs and breakfast meat tend to be the center of a lot of breakfast dishes, there are ways to scratch that itch with none of the guilt, all of the nutrition, and even more flavor. As the most important meal of the day, these dishes will transform your morning from good to great.
From vegan breakfast burritos to vegan fried eggs, here are 15 of our favorite vegan breakfast recipes that defy the stereotype of “vegan breakfast.”
Vegan Banana Bread
This vegan banana bread is a perfect on-the-go breakfast (or snack!) If you have some overripe bananas hanging around, you can whip up a big batch in about 30 minutes and have it ready for the week. Heat it up and top with some peanut butter or Nutella for a little extra protein to kick yourself into high gear for the day.
You can have your vegan pancakes and eat them too. One of the most versatile breakfasts, these vegan pancakes can be dressed up anyway you please with all kinds of fruits, nuts, seeds, and so much more. If you’re looking for a breakfast that does a little more heavy lifting, try using an almond or ancient grain flour.
Vegan Tofu Scramble
Scrambles are a great way to use up any veggies or leftovers that are a couple of days away from the compost pile. This simple tofu scramble recipe makes for a great base for a vegan breakfast scramble. Dress it up with some black beans, tomato, and avocado for a southwest flair, add in some spinach, black olives, and greens for a farmhouse feel, or refurbish last night’s overs with some tofu scramble that takes less than fifteen minutes to prepare.
Vegan Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Tart
This colorful masterpiece is a breakfast packed with nutrients, and a perfect vegan breakfast option for holidays (or any day really, because #yolo). We love this vegan fruit and yogurt breakfast tart and its clever granola crust. The tart can be easily modified to fit fruits that are in season or more local to your area as well.
Vegan Chia Breakfast Pudding
Chia seeds give a whole new meaning to “breakfast of champions.” The word “chia” is Mayan for “strength”. Mayan warriors would consume this old-world food to fortify them before battle. For an extra delicious champion breakfast, we love Minimalist Baker’s chia pudding recipe with only four ingredients. Like overnight oats, chia pudding can be adorned in many different ways depending on a sweet or savory pallet.
Vegan Sweet Potato and Black Bean Breakfast Burritos
We heart breakfast burritos. This vegan sweet potato and black bean breakfast burrito warms the belly right up in the morning. While they take about 40 minutes total cook time, these burritos freeze well! Make a double batch and have fresh breakfast burritos ready to pop in the microwave. To make this recipe even more breakfast-y, throw in some tofu scramble to get the egg-like texture and a double boost of protein.
Vegan Biscuits with Miso and Green Onions
The word “flaky” isn’t usually a compliment— except when it comes to biscuits. Getting a nice nostalgically flaky vegan biscuit can be a huge struggle. Luckily, The First Mess has it figured out with this savory vegan biscuits recipe. The key to vegan pastry dough is all in the vegan butter, and this recipe does a great job at walking you through how to get flaky perfection every time.
Vegan Tater Tot Waffles
Tater tot waffles, ‘nuff said. These crispy savory waffles are going to be your new favorite breakfast treat! These vegan tater tot waffles are ready in about thirty minutes and can be topped with all kinds of deliciousness. Try these with some maple tempeh bacon for an ultimate feast.
Vegan Blueberry Scones
This delicious blueberry scone recipe pairs well with morning, or afternoon, coffee or tea. With a sweet glaze drizzled atop a crunchy outer layer, and a tender center, these will be your family’s new favorite morning treat. No blueberries, no problem! You can easily modify this recipe to include your favorite flavor scones from your local coffee shop.
Vegan Avocado Toast with Honey & Pistachios
Avocado toast is a go-to breakfast at our house. It’s light enough for those of us who don’t have a huge appetite in the morning, but heavy enough to get the metabolism rolling. Make it sweet by adding honey and pistachios, or another variation we love is pairing the avocado toast with hummus, cucumber slices, sprouts, and sliced tomato.
Vegan Super Berry Açaí Bowl
If you’ve never tried an açaí bowl before, it’s basically a smoothie with a bunch of toppings served in a bowl. This super berry açaí bowl by the Simple Veganista is a smoothie elixir packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It only takes about 10 minutes to prepare, and can be topped with your favorite accouterments: nut butter, seeds, fresh fruit, granola, dried fruits, and you can even mix in a little protein powder for an extra punch.
Vegan Breakfast Crepes
A vegan breakfast with a certain “je ne sais quoi.” A good breakfast crepe is hard to beat. Connoisseurs Veg found a way to take this European staple and make it vegan (yay!). This recipe calls for roasted strawberries, but there is no wrong way to eat a crepe. If you want to tap into your inner Parisian, load it up with Nutella and bananas.
Vegan Breakfast Quiche
Served with a side of fresh greens, this vegan breakfast quiche is a perfect vegan brunch staple. Using a base of flax egg (instead of eggs) you can fully customize this quiche with your own choice of two cups of veggies. The crust is made with nutritious almond flour and baked for about 35 minutes. A food processor or high-speed blender is recommended, but not totally necessary.
Easy Vegan French Toast (5 Ingredients)
Round up your favorite syrup, some powdered sugar, jam or curd, and get ready to indulge in one of life’s greatest pleasures: vegan french toast. Using only five ingredients, this easy vegan french toast recipe is an instant hit for simple chefs. Ready in under 15 minutes, this recipe works with a flax egg substitute, day-old vegan bread, coconut oil, coconut milk, vanilla, and ground cinnamon.
Vegan Fried Egg
Yes, you read that correctly—this vegan fried egg recipe is the stuff vegan dreams are made of. If you were a fried egg connoisseur in your pre-vegan life, this will quench that desire for runny yolks with none of the guilt. It pairs egg-cellenty with vegan toast. Or, pile one atop a vegan breakfast sandwich. Thanks, It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken for this innovative recipe!