Mornings are hard. We agree. But you know what isn’t hard? Whipping up any of these incredible vegan breakfast ideas that we’ve gathered from your favorite vegan food bloggers across the web.
Did you know that 93% of Americans agree that breakfast is the most important meal, yet fewer than half (44 percent) are eating it every day?
That statistic kills us. We want to make breakfast so easy and fun that you have literally no excuse not to.
There is no reason to cry into your boring bowl of cereal ever again. Today we throw out the mundane and welcome some recipes that you can actually get excited about. Satisfy both your macros and your taste buds.
9 Tasty Vegan Breakfast Recipes You’ll Want to Eat for Every Meal
If you need a reason to bribe yourself out of bed, these recipes should do the trick. Grab your apron; let’s get cooking!
1. Smashed Avo on Toast 10 Ways
Of course, we’re going to start our list with every vegan’s favorite food: avocado. But never again do you have to be boring about it. If you ask us, the best part of smashed avo is the toppings.
The Veg Kitchen pulls ten incredibly delicious avo toast recipes from around the net. That’s a week and a half full of different avo toast ideas. Cheer’s to spicing up our favorite breakfast/snack.
2. The Perfect Fluffy Pancake
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Pancakes are for rainy mornings, weekends, and days ending in "y."
Every vegan needs a classic pancake recipe in which they can alter with their favorite toppings and compotes. Our favorite recipe is from Cookie and Kate.
Maybe you finished your morning workout, and you need a little dose of protein. Try out this kick-ass protein pancake recipe from Emilie Eats that isn’t gritty or chalky tasting at all. Future Kind tested and approved! It’s also gluten-free!
3. Granola and Fruit
What’s better than a bowl of granola and fruit? A bowl of homemade granola and fruit! We prefer to make our own granola for two reasons: 1) it’s really simple and 2) we avoid all the excess refined sugar and preservatives.
Check out these from the Minimalist Baker for all kinds of creative granola recipes that will put the big brands to shame. We love their recipes because they’re so easy! Each one requires ten ingredients or less, one bowl, or 30 minutes or less to prepare. Score!
4. Smoothie Bowl
Who doesn’t love a smoothie every now and then! Upgrade your boring regular smoothie to a smoothie bowl. Take your favorite smoothie recipe, but use a less plant milk or water than you usually do to make it extra thick so you can easily eat it with a spoon.
Don’t forget to top it with your favorite additions like fresh fruit, dried fruit, and seeds! We love smoothie bowls because it's a great chance to get in your nutrients. Veggies can be easily snuck into the blender as well as plant-based protein and superfoods like goji berries, acai, turmeric, and spirulina.
If you want to elevate your smoothie bowl (for the gram), serve it in a bowl made from a carved out melon rind. It’s picture perfect!
5. Overnight Oats
Are you the type of person who sleeps until the very last moment and rushes around all morning, never finding enough time to eat let alone cook? Overnight Oats is an oatsome solution.
Prepare a mason jar or Tupperware of these bad boys the night before your busy day and let the fridge work its magic. In the morning, just grab the jar of your healthy fiber-filled breakfast and go!
Click here for some overnight oat-spiration.
6. Tofu Scramble
For those days where you miss scrambled eggs opt for a tofu scramble. With a little sprinkle of vegan cheese and nutritional yeast, it tastes like the real deal. Plus you’re getting a nice dose of protein, zinc, and calcium.
For those of you who’ve never ventured down the tofu scramble road, it’s so easy you’ll kick yourself for not trying it earlier. Spice it up with your choice of herbs and spices (we like paprika and garlic pepper) and tons of veggies (hello mushrooms, peppers, and spinach).
Here’s an easy recipe to start with from The Spruce Eats.
7. Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa Bowl
Looking for a powerful breakfast? Consider a hot bowl of quinoa to start off your day.
I know it’s not your “normal” breakfast food but quinoa is so delicious and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids making it high in protein. It also packs in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various antioxidants.
We are currently indulging in this yummy quinoa bowl from Well Vegan. Move aside smashed avo, there’s new favorite in town.
8. Chia Breakfast Pudding
Chia seeds are one of the best kept secrets for a burst of energy and ALA. They’re a great way to start the day, so we love chia pudding for breakfast--especially on busy days. They have no flavor, so they easily take on whatever you mix them with, in this case, plant milk!
This recipe from Eating Bird Food is a great starter recipe if you want to make a simple chia pudding. It’s easy to add to the recipe with your choice of toppings. Just be sure you opt for a vegan-friendly sweetener like maple syrup or agave and not honey!
9. Breakfast Bars
We LOVE breakfast bars especially because we never stop eating them after breakfast. They make wonderful snacks and are great pre and post workouts. We also keep some in the fridge at work to prevent us from getting hangry.
Here are some of our favorites breakfast bar recipes:
- A protein breakfast bar for the gym rats
- Sweet-tooth vegans check this one out
- Fruit fans, you’ll love these
- If you can’t be bothered to bake, this one's for you.
No matter which recipe you choose (we say try all of them) you’ll feel full and satisfied and can happily avoid the blood sugar spike that processed bars often give us.