If you’re a breakfast fanatic like us, I’m sure the thought of having to give up your favorite breakfast meal crossed your mind when deciding to try a plant-based diet. It’s a scary one indeed. Although eggs are off the table for a vegan breakfast idea, you are not limited to a piece of fruit or a granola bar. Many vegan breakfast ideas are not only delicious but great for your body and the environment and we are here to share them with you. Below, we will let you in on a little secret, and share our top 5 vegan breakfast ideas to keep your mornings both nutritious and delicious!
The Best Vegan Pancakes
Can you think of a better comfort breakfast food than pancakes? A perfectly round and fluffy stack of pancakes in any edition is everyone’s favorite breakfast option, from children to adults. Whether you prefer your pancakes plain, chocolate chip, or with fruits, you have to agree that pancakes are a breakfast staple you simply cannot cut out of your life. Here is our favorite vegan recipe for pancakes to make your vegan breakfast dreams come true.
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 cup of your favorite dairy-free milk
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons of sugar or sweetener
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- A pinch of salt
- Oil or butter to grease your pan
Whisk together all of your ingredients, and stir until a smooth batter is created. Using a skillet or a heated pan, pour the batter onto the skillet or pan and cook until golden brown, flip and repeat the process.
Sweet and Savory Toast
Avocado toast has been all the rage recently, and while it is delicious and offers so many health benefits, it has been overdone. While you can still enjoy avocado on your toast, we have some new ideas for ways you can enjoy your toast, both sweet and savory to help you satisfy any craving. Toast is a great vegan breakfast or snack and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. The three below are our favorites:
Harvest Peanut Butter Toast
- 1 piece of bread
- Peanut or almond butter
- Seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, hemp)
- Raisins or cranberries
Spicy Avocado Toast
- 1 piece of bread
- Sliced Avocado
Hummus and Tomato Toast
- 1 piece of bread
- Grape Tomatoes
- Balsamic Vineagar
If you’re a fan of a savory breakfast, this breakfast take on the classic quesadilla might be the right option for you. The great thing about quesadillas, similarly to burritos and tacos, they are completely customizable. Just pick your protein and fillings and enjoy this great vegan breakfast.
To start, you will need to pick our tortillas, whether you choose to opt-in for classic flour tortillas or whole grain ones is completely up to you. Then, onto the protein. There are plenty of vegan protein options, if you are not a fan of tofu, there is always meat alternatives, tempeh, chickpeas, etc. Cheese is completely optional, although, in our opinion, a good quesadilla needs cheese at all times. There are plenty of vegan alternatives to cheese at your local grocery store, or you can opt-in to make it in advance yourself. Fill the rest with veggies and toppings of your choice, and the perfect vegan breakfast is made.
Here is how we would customize ours:
- 1 flour tortilla
- Plant-based chicken alternative
- Vegan cheese
- Green and Red Bell Pepper
- Toppings: guacamole, pico de gallo, and cilantro
Smoothie or Acai Bowl
A vegan breakfast is not complete without a smoothie or acai bowl. Smoothie bowls are a great way to incorporate a lot of vitamins and nutrients into your diet. By blending in a variety of different fruits and sometimes even vegetables, you can ensure that you meet your daily fruit serving. That, and it also tastes incredible. Acai, on the other hand, has recently become one of the most popular superfoods that are packed with vitamins and taste even better than its bright purple color suggests. It is an exotic escape from the traditional vegan breakfast ideas.
Our favorite smoothie bowl is the classic strawberry banana smoothie bowl topped with chia seeds, coconut flakes, sliced banana, and strawberries. You can top yours with nuts and seeds and even peanut or almond butter or granola clusters. Smoothie bowls are completely customizable and fun to make!
- 1 banana, fresh or frozen
- 2 cups of strawberries
- ½ cup non-dairy milk of your choice
- Toppings: chia seeds, sliced strawberries, sliced bananas, coconut flakes, granola
Oatmeal used to be the boring breakfast that you had on days you couldn’t think of anything else. How times have changed. Now, oatmeal is a new rage. Whether you are plant-based or not, oatmeal is an easy and delicious breakfast idea. Our favorite way of making oats is by leaving them overnight. Essentially, you prepare your overnight oats is oatmeal that, as the name states, is left to sit overnight. You prepare your ingredients and put it into a container such as a mason jar, fill it with milk, and let the oatmeal soak it up overnight. In the morning, add your favorite toppings and you are ready to go.
Our favorite flavors for overnight oats are apple pie oats, which contain apples, cinnamon, walnuts. Another favorite of ours is almond joy oatmeal. This is especially delicious for anyone that might have a sweet tooth. The ingredients include coconut flakes, chocolate chips, and almonds. It is delicious and tastes like a healthier version of the candy bar!
Vegan breakfast does not have to be boring. Being plant-based does not prevent you from enjoying the classic breakfast staples you used to before deciding to eat a vegan diet, and if anything, it allows you to get more creative with your breakfast. Eating vegan will encourage you to experiment with flavors and ingredients that are not only incredibly nutritious but also very flavorful and tasty. If you ever feel stuck when thinking about what to eat for breakfast, consider checking out our blog for more vegan breakfast ideas.