If you ever thought that you wouldn’t eat as tasty as a non-vegan or a non-veg when you are vegan, we must insist that you are wrong. Especially, vegan breakfast ideas could be as fancy yet simple and easy to make.
As a vegan, you could have all the required nutrients with delectable and go-to vegan breakfast ideas and recipes that we will share with you in this article. So just scroll down and try to pick your favorites from the sections down below!
What Can I Eat for Breakfast as a Vegan?
Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. In fact, a healthy and delicious breakfast is vital to kick-start your day and spend the rest of the day energetically. You may think that vegan breakfast choices are limited. But, actually speaking, vegans can eat healthier than anybody else, and your options could be beyond what you have ever thought.
Apart from the traditional vegan breakfast ideas, the ones we will include in our article will be energizing, palatable, and fun to make. Here are some foods that you could have in your regular breakfasts.
- Non-dairy milk ( soy milk, almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk)
- Fruits (berries, bananas, avocados, apples, etc.)
- Nuts ( almonds, walnuts, cashew nuts, peanuts, hazelnuts)
- Bread ( bread that does not contain whey, eggs as fillers or stabilizers)
- Seeds ( chia, flax, pumpkin seeds, etc.)
- Vegetables (eggplant, carrot, green beans, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, etc.)
Is Eating Oatmeal Vegan?
Oats are the seed of the Avena Sativa plant. And, oatmeal is prepared when oats are steamed, smashed, and sliced in various ways. Oatmeal comes to the store in different types. They are:
- Raw oats
- Steel-cut oats
- Instant oats
- Rolled oats
- Quick oats
- Whole oats
Accordingly, oats or oatmeal themself are vegan friendly. So, you can incorporate them in your daily breakfast with vegan-friendly ingredients to mix them up as they cannot be eaten alone.
Some Quick Vegan Breakfast Ideas and Recipes
Since we shared a few details on oatmeal, why not share some delicious oatmeal vegan breakfast recipes with you? Here are some healthy and tasty oatmeal breakfasts that you could prepare in no time.
#01 – Overnight Oats
We are sure that overnight oats are definitely going to be one of your most go-to breakfast ideas. This recipe is packed with nutrients, and it will make you feel filled and satisfied throughout the day. Overnight oats is a lazy vegan breakfast that will make your day. It’s easy- all you have to do is keep prepared the base the night before and add toppings for your preference the following day and enjoy!
Steps to make the base.
- Grab half a cup of rolled oats and pour it into an average size mason jar.
- Then, pour half a cup of non-dairy milk into the oats jar. (You could choose sweetened or unsweetened soy milk, almond milk, oat milk, or any other vegan milk of your choice)
- Next, stir the two ingredients well. Add maple syrup if you take unsweetened milk and even sweetened milk if you wish with a dash of salt.
- Close the lid and leave this mixture in the refrigerator overnight.
You could always customize the toppings as you wish, but here are some toppings that you’d try.
- Shredded coconut and sliced almonds.
- Apples and cinnamon.
- Sliced banana and chopped walnuts.
- Vanilla, vegan nut butter, and fresh blueberries.
- Grated carrots, shredded coconut, raisins, and chopped pecans.
- Strawberries and chopped peanuts.
- A keto-friendly topping with chia, hemp seeds, a dash of vanilla, and shredded coconut.
#02 – Vegan Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
This recipe will be an absolute game-changer! Banana oatmeal vegan pancakes are so moist and fluffy and so easy to make.
Things you need:
- One cup rolled oats
- Half cup almond milk
- Two tablespoons maple syrup
- One ripe banana
- One teaspoon vanilla
- One teaspoon baking powder
- Coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Maple syrup
- Your favorite topping (fresh fruits, vegan nut butter, or jam)
How to make:
- Put all the ingredients in a blender- roll oats, almond milk, banana, maple syrup, vanilla, baking powder, and salt. Blend until perfectly smooth.
- Spray oil in a big non-stick skillet or grill on medium heat. Pour the batter and cook both sides of the pancakes until the edges are golden brown, each side for 2-3 minutes. Repeat until the batter is all finished.
- Serve topped with fresh fruits and maple syrup.
#03 – Oats Carrot Dosa (Indian Style Oat Crepes)
Dosa is considered one of the most famous foods among Indians. This recipe is flavorful and packed with a lot of nutrients that you’ll love to include in your breakfast. You can do this effortlessly in a few minutes.
- One cup white or brown rice
- One cup rolled oats
- Half cup urad dhal
- 3-4 dried red chilies
- Four small carrots
- A pinch of Asoefatida
- Salt to taste
How to make it:
- Soak rice, oats, and urad dal in three separate containers for 30 minutes.
- Then, strain the water and first put the rice in a mixer grinder and grind to split it down.
- Next, add the urad dhal and oats to the grinder jar.
- Now, put the dried red chilies, salt, and asafoetida into the mixture. Give it a turn till it all crumbles down.
- As the next step, wash, skin, and chop or grate the carrots.
- Put them into the grinder and grind to a soft paste by combining sufficient water.
- Here, the texture of the paste is very important. It should not be too heavy or too thin. In fact, you should have a pancake batter-like consistency.
- Now, combine the carrot paste and oats, dhal, and rice mixture together.
- Heat a dosa pan, pour a spoon full of batter, and mold it like a pancake. While running the batter over the pan, the flame should be on medium.
- Then, increase the flame to cook it by applying coconut oil on both sides while cooking evenly. Your crepes or dosa should not burn but only be crispy.
Do Vegans Not Eat Bread?
When we hear the word bread, we automatically tend to think of breakfast. The connection between bread and breakfast is stronger and comes from the very olden days. However, whether vegans eat bread or vegans can eat bread is a question many of you may have. Actually, many breads are made with flour, water, yeast, and salt. None of these ingredients come from animals and, therefore, bread can be counted as a vegan-friendly food. But, there can be some breads sold at the supermarket that may contain whey ( a milk protein). And, they may even contain eggs, stabilizers, sweeteners, or fats that derive from animal origins. In that case, those types of bread are not vegan-friendly.
Some Types of Vegan Bread
- Kosher bread
Anyhow, we have listed below a few tasty breakfast recipes that you could make using vegan bread.
#01 – Homemade Vegan Banana Bread
We are sure that your kids will completely fall for this banana bread recipe! This super soft and gooey kid-friendly recipe is perfect, especially for a weekend family breakfast. Follow the instructions thoroughly to make the ultimate banana bread for your family.
You will need:
- Three large ripe bananas
- 100g brown sugar
- 225g plain flour or self-raising flour
- 75ml sunflower oil, and a little more for the tin
- Three teaspoonfuls of baking powder (use to 2 heaped teaspoons if you use self-raising flour)
- Three teaspoons cinnamon powder or mixed spice
- 50g dried fruit or nuts of your choice (optional)
- First, preheat your oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
- Then, mash three big peeled bananas with a fork and then blend well with sunflower oil and sugar.
- Next, add flour, baking powder, and cinnamon powder or mixed spice, and mix well. Then add dried fruit or nuts, if you want them, to your banana bread.
- Now, pour the batter into an oiled, lined two-pound loaf tin and bake for 20 minutes in 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Check and wrap with foil if the cake is browning.
- Bake for extra 20 minutes, or till a skewer comes out clean.
- Leave it to cool a bit before slicing.
#02 – Vegan French Toast
If you thought that french toast is impossible without eggs, here we are to change the game. We bet that this vegan french toast is going to be one of your most favorite breakfasts of all time. Few simple ingredients- and voila, you’re all done!
- Six slices of a day-old ciabatta bread (sliced about ¾-inch thick)
- One cup almond milk
- Two tablespoons millet flour or whole wheat flour
- One tablespoon maple syrup, and some extra for serving
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
- One tablespoon nutritional yeast
- One teaspoon cinnamon powder
- A pinch of salt
- Some coconut oil for the pan
- Vegan butter
- Maple syrup
- Powdered sugar
- Fresh fruit
How to make:
- Whisk the flour, nutritional yeast, almond milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in a small bowl.
- Then, place the bread in a shallow dish (with sides) that includes all of the bread.
- Empty the mixture over the bread, then flip the bread over to make sure both sides are equally spread.
- Warm a drizzle of coconut oil in a big skillet on medium heat. Add the bread slices and grill for a few minutes per side until golden brown when the pan is warm.
- Serve with powdered sugar, a dollop of vegan butter, maple syrup, and fresh fruit.
#03 – Vegan Cinnamon Butter Fig Toast
This recipe is one of the best vegan toast recipes that are perfect for kids. Easy to assemble and can be prepared in 5 minutes. You’ll love the unique taste of this cinnamon butter, and your kids will crave it all the time.
Ingredients for the Cinnamon Butter:
- 1/4 cup of plant-based butter
- Half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- 1/16 teaspoon of cardamom (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- Two tablespoons of maple syrup
Ingredients for the Fig Toast:
- Eight slices of sourdough bread
- 8–10 fresh figs (sliced into rounds)
- Flaky sea salt
- Roasted pistachios (crushed)
- Fresh mint (finely chopped)
How to make:
- In a container, mix all of the ingredients for the cinnamon butter. Then, check the taste and set seasonings as wanted. Place the whisked cinnamon butter mixture in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.
- As the next step, toast the bread till it is as golden as you would like it.
- Spread about half a tablespoon of the cinnamon butter onto each slice of toasted bread. Top with sliced figs, mint, pistachios, and salt as you want and enjoy!
What Should a Vegan Eat for Breakfast to Lose Weight?
According to the studies conducted by the experts, it has been proven that skipping the morning meal doesn’t help you much with weight loss. Hence, instead of starving yourselves, there’s plenty of tasty and healthy vegan weight loss recipes to choose from. Choosing a low-carb, high-protein breakfast, incorporating whole food, and avoiding high sugary food will be excellent. So, let’s check out some vegan weight loss breakfast ideas and dig into a few recipes as well.
Vegan Breakfast Ideas for Weight Loss
- Vegan scramble – using tofu, spinach or kale, and broccoli.
- Oatmeal with berries and maple syrup.
- Vegan peanut or almond butter with whole-grain toast.
- Whole-grain cereal with soy or almond milk.
- Avocado toast seasoned with lemon juice and sea salt.
- Mixed nuts
- Rolled oats with peanut butter
- Tofu omelet
- Whole-grain vegan BLT made from soy bacon, tomato, and lettuce.
- Smoothie with banana, avocado, frozen berries, and maple syrup.
Weight Loss Vegan Breakfast Recipes.
#01 – Masala Tofu Scramble
This delicious South Asian tofu scramble recipe is high in protein and low in carbohydrates and perfect for those who need to shed weight. Tofu replaces eggs, and this is unique in taste and spicy, and so easy to make.
- 260g tofu (extra firm)
- Three cloves garlic large (finely chopped)
- Half of a large red onion (finely chopped)
- One red bell pepper (cut into small cubes)
- Two green chilies (finely chopped)
- Two tablespoons of olive oil
- Half a teaspoon of cumin powder
- One teaspoon of curry powder
- Half a teaspoon of garam masala
- 12g coriander fresh, chopped
- A few drops of fresh lemon juice
- Salt to taste
- Pat dry the tofu with kitchen towels. To drain the excess water in tofu, place a heavy pot on top of the tofu for 15 minutes, placing them on a plate.
- Next, heat a large skillet on medium-high heat and put olive oil into it.
- Then, add garlic, onion, and saute until slightingly brown. Next, add bell pepper and saute for another few minutes until they are soft.
- In the meantime, crumble the tofu with a fork and set it aside.
- Now, add in the spices and salt over the red pepper mixture and mix well.
- Put the crumbled tofu into the pan and combine well together.
- Saute for another 5-7 minutes until tofu is somewhat browned.
- Finally, garnish with coriander and lemon juice and serve.
#02 – Vegan High-Protein Breakfast Bowl
This high-protein vegan breakfast bowl is ideal for those who find very little time for breakfast but want to lose weight as well. This will satisfy a decent amount of your daily protein intake. Made in no time yet, the nutrition value is precious.
Things you need:
- 3/4 cup of oats ( rolled or instant oats of your choice)
- One cup of frozen mixed berries
- 3/4 cup of unsweetened soy milk
- 20 raw almonds
- One tablespoon of chia seeds
- One tablespoon of flaxseed (milled)
How to prepare:
- Combine everything in a container.
- You can prepare this breakfast bowl ahead of time, pop it in the fridge, or simply make it in the morning.
- To make it in the morning, cook the oats in a small pot (or microwave) and bring them to a simmer for a few minutes to give them a creamier texture.
#03 – Cauliflower Porridge
Sounds a bit odd, right? But you’ll never tell that again once you taste this recipe. This low carb vegan breakfast cauliflower porridge is such a winner, and we are sure that you will love this till the last spoon you taste. So, let’s get started!
- Two cups of well-cleaned cauliflower florets (makes one full cup when riced)
- 1/2 a banana
- One cup of unsweetened soy milk
- Half a tablespoon of almond butter
- Two teaspoons of maple syrup
- Four strawberries
- 1/4 a pear
- Half a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- One tablespoon of raw almonds
- 1 1/4 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon of salt
How to make:
- Put the cauliflower in a food processor and grind until tiny granules (rice) form. Add in the banana and blend until it’s mashed.
- Then, transfer the riced cauliflower and banana mixture to a small pot. And put in the almond butter, soy milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt.
- Cook over moderate heat and bring to a simmer for about 12 to 15 minutes. Or till the rice is soft and the liquid is no more.
- Top with sliced pear, strawberries, and almonds, and serve!
Vegan breakfast ideas for kids
We literally cannot forget our little kid fans when we present these vegan breakfast ideas and recipes. Therefore, here’re a few vegan breakfasts for kids that moms could easily prepare, especially for the little ones.
#01 – Raspberry- Mango Acai Bowl
This acai bowl is such eye-candy, and there’s no doubt that the kids will fall in love with this at first sight! So easy and simple to make and packed with nutrients for the kids at the same time.
- One large banana (sliced and frozen)
- Two tablespoons of acai powder
- Half a mango (diced)
- Two tablespoons of frozen raspberries
- Two tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
- Fuse the frozen banana, the diced mango, the frozen raspberries in a food processor, and blend well.
- Slowly combine in the almond milk while mixing.
- Put the acai powder and blend for 2-3 minutes or until you have a creamy consistency.
- Top with any toppings your kids’ love!
#02 – Banana Chia Pudding
If it is about pudding, kids will never say no, no matter what time of the day it is. So, make them this vegan banana chia pudding which is a package of good nutrients. ( You can enjoy it too!)
- One large banana
- ¾ cup of almond milk (coconut milk or hemp milk)
- One tablespoon of maple syrup
- Three tablespoons of chia seeds
- Half a teaspoon of vanilla
- First, arrange a 2-cup glass mason jar with a cover. Clean, sterilize and dry it.
- Then, peel and roughly smash the banana on a plate.
- Next, transfer to an average-size container and add vanilla and maple syrup.
- Mix until creamy, then pour in almond milk, chia seeds and stir firmly to blend well.
- Now, transfer this to the glass mason jar, cover using the lid and shake very well for a few seconds.
- Then, pop it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, open the lid and give a good mix with a fork. This move releases the seeds and stops the seeds from clumping together or transferring to the base of the jar.
- Close the lid again, shake over for a few seconds, and pop it back in the refrigerator overnight.
- Serve with plain or layers of sliced banana and coconut yogurt with toppings of your choice.
- Tips for storing- store leftovers in a closed, sealed jar for up to 48 hours in the refrigerator. Note that the shade of the pudding may deepen over time.
So you see, these vegan breakfast ideas and recipes are not so complicated, and any type of vegan could consume them. Either you prefer a lot of flavors, you are a toast or a smoothie person, you are a busy mum who needs to give your child the best, or someone who struggles with shedding some pounds- these vegan breakfast recipes will serve the best for you!