21 Best Vegan Breakfast Recipes [Easy Plant-Based Ideas]

Vegan and plant-based breakfast ideas to jumpstart your morning. Easy tofu burritos, chia seed overnight oats, healthy smoothie bowls.

Best Vegan Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, finding plant-based breakfast options can be difficult. This is why we have compiled the best vegan breakfast ideas on the internet in one list. Whether you’re vegan or not, these plant-based dishes will get you moving and feeling energized in the mornings.

Zucchini Bread

vegan zucchini bread loaf

Breakfast wouldn’t be complete without a morning loaf. This dairy-free and eggless vegan zucchini bread is the perfect plant-based take on morning bread.

It has a dash of spice and vanilla embedded in its moist center, all housed in a crunchy baked outer layer. The inclusion of grated zucchini (or courgette) helps to produce the rise that all good baked food needs.

Almond Milk Berry Smoothie

almond milk and berry smoothie

Berry smoothies are best served chilled and are perfect for breakfast on summer mornings. For this almond milk berry smoothie recipe, you’ll need almond milk, berries, frozen banana, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, vanilla extract, and chlorella powder.

Flaxseed and Blueberry Oatmeal

flaxseed oatmeal blueberries banana nuts maple syrup cinnamon breakfast

If want something quick and filling, oatmeal is always the best choice. This flaxseed blueberry oatmeal uses rolled oats mixed with ground flaxseed to create warming to kickstart your day. Using almond milk, maple syrup, and cinnamon, it packs in an incredible flavor into such a small bowl.

It’s packed with protein, fiber and omega-3 acids to keep you feeling full and energized all morning long. Most importantly, it tastes great! You can top it with your choice of banana, strawberries, or roasted pecans. Make it in just ten minutes first thing in the morning, or leave it overnight in the refrigerator for an easy overnight oats recipe.

Peanut Butter & Banana Overnight Oats

peanut butter banana overnight oats

For a beautiful combination of sweet and savory, these peanut butter and banana overnight oats will hit the spot. These are best made the night before, so all you have to do in the morning is grab a spoon or two, add plant-based milk if necessary, and enjoy!

That couldn’t be more convenient to make, since it can take just minutes the night before. It includes a chia seed and oat mix plus peanut butter, pecans, and banana for an addictive yet healthy bowl of greatness.

Turmeric & Ginger Health Shot

turmeric ginger lemon morning health shot

We love these turmeric and ginger health shots for breakfast because they’re quick, easy, and delicious. Turmeric is good for inflammation and overall immune system health, while ginger is best known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

These drinks are perfect for batch-making. They’re loaded with zesty lemon and punchy ginger root, so they’re delicious – as well as healthy!

Canned Peaches

canned peaches

This recipe is proof that the simplest dishes are the most delicious. This canned peaches recipe is great just on its own with the sugar-water syrup, but feel free to be creative with ingredients like cinnamon, nutmeg, and honey.

Peanut Butter Chia Overnight Oats

Peanut Butter Chia Overnight Oats

This makes for a filling breakfast in the morning that takes no time to make at all. As with all overnight oats recipes, you prepare and refrigerate it overnight, and you have your breakfast ready and waiting in the morning.

The ingredients required for this particular recipe are rolled oats, low-fat peanut butter, a pinch of salt, and chia seeds. Add some almond milk and sliced bananas. Put on the lid and place it in the refrigerator. Let the oats soak in all the goodness overnight. You can prepare this recipe for a breakfast-on-the-go too!

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Coffee Protein Smoothie

Coffee Mocha Protein Smoothie Recipe

With caffeine and filling ingredients, this coffee protein smoothie is the perfect backup for busy mornings to wake you up and keep you alert for longer. It is also rich in fiber and tastes deliciously sweet.

The recipe is best made with non-dairy coffee creamer, frozen bananas, and almond milk.

Avocado Toast

avocado toast

There is a reason why avocado toast is a classic breakfast food (and a stereotype of the millennial generation). This recipe is packed with vitamins and healthy fats, giving you an extra boost at the start of your day. It is also quick to make and portable for those days when you’re running out the door. It is the perfect vegan breakfast because it is filling, delicious, and only takes about five minutes to prepare.

To make avocado toast, start by toasting your bread. Then, pit your avocado. You can slice the avocado for an Instagram-worthy breakfast spread or mash it so that it spreads better. The best thing about avocado toast is that it is customizable. You can add your choice of seasonings to the avocado. Add a squeeze of lemon juice or a dash of cayenne to start the morning off with a kick. For an even healthier breakfast, add slices of tomato or another vegetable.

Tofu Scramble

tofu scramble vegan breakfast

Tofu scramble is a hearty way to start your day while still avoiding animal proteins. If you’ve been craving scrambled eggs lately, tofu scramble helps you mimic the taste and texture of eggs without actually breaking your vegan diet. 

To make tofu scramble, start with firm tofu. Chop up the tofu, then use a fork to mash it further until it forms small, bite-sized crumbs. Then, you can fry the tofu in a skillet for about 5 to 10 minutes along with your other ingredients and seasoning.

One of the best things about tofu scramble is that you can easily put your own twist onto this breakfast. You can keep the scramble as simple as you want by just seasoning it with salt and pepper. If you like to start your mornings with a bit more flavor, add more spices such as turmeric, curry powder, or cayenne. For extra texture, chop up some potatoes and add salsa for a Southwestern-inspired tofu scramble. If you’re craving carbs, serve it over toast. 

30-Minute Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Burrito

30-Minute Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Burrito

Who doesn’t love a good burrito to kick start the day? These simple vegan burrito recipes only need red peppers, potatoes, and tofu. Add some yeast and hummus and your burrito filling is ready. Wrap as much as you can in a corn tortilla and voila! This will be the perfect burst of flavors to begin your day.

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Easy Hummus Toast

Easy Hummus Toast

Keeping in line with traditional toast for breakfast, here is a perfect topping to fit the vegan lifestyle. Top your toasted bread with hummus, sunflower seeds, and hemp seeds to enjoy a protein-rich breakfast. 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl

This smoothie bowl contains vegan milk, frozen bananas, cacao powder, and peanut butter. You can also add some chia or flax seeds for extra nutrition. 

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Greek Chickpeas on Toast

Greek Chickpeas On Toast

This Greek breakfast makes for Instagram-worthy photos while also doing a lot of good for your body. 

The recipe involves stirring shallots and garlic with smoked paprika, sweet paprika, cumin, salt, sugar, and pepper. Add two large tomatoes and cooked chickpeas. Mix and stir till the flavors come together. Serve on some nicely toasted bread.

Chickpea Avocado Toast

Vegan Avocado Toast

Roast cooked chickpeas in a pan with olive oil and spices. Place avocado slices on toasted bread and sprinkle a few drops of lime. Top with spiced chickpeas and radish sprouts and you have yourself a delightful vegan breakfast within 30 minutes.

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Almond Milk & Chai Quinoa Bowl

Vegan Chai Breakfast Quinoa

This could not be any simpler and is one of our best ways to enjoy quinoa. This recipe requires quinoa, almond milk, a chai tea bag, and coconut sugar. Add everything except the sugar to a bowl and bring it to a boil. Remove the tea bag and add sugar and stir. Serve in a bowl topped with pecans, coconut, and cinnamon. You can skip the sugar for a low-calorie version.

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Spicy Scrambled Tofu Tacos

Vegan Spicy Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Tacos

These tacos will surely get everyone in the house up and sniffing their way into the kitchen. The main ingredients for this are pepper, red onions, Roma tomatoes, roasted red bell pepper, chili powder, paprika, salt, and tofu. 

Sauté the peppers and onion, add spices, and sauté again. Blend the tomatoes and add them to the mix along with the crumbled tofu. Serve with warm corn tortillas along with some avocado if needed. Filling, tasty and fragrant.

4-Ingredient Fluffy Protein Pancakes

4-Ingredient Fluffy Vegan Protein Pancakes

These pancakes only require flour, vegan protein powder, baking powder, and sweetener. Add all ingredients into a bowl along with a pinch of salt and water. Mix everything to form a batter and make your pancakes as you normally do.

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Tofu & Hummus Eggless Omelet

Simple Vegan Omelet

Instead of eggs, this eggless take on the classic uses silken tofu, hummus, garlic, yeast, paprika, and salt and pepper to taste. Make the batter using garlic, tofu, cornstarch, and some water. Sauté some vegetables and season to your preference. Add the veggies and the batter to a skillet, cook over medium heat for a couple of minutes, then bake for about 10 minutes. The vegan omelet will be ready to serve.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars

This breakfast option is for those with a sweet tooth. Ingredients include mashed bananas, peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, water, vanilla extract, rolled oats, walnuts, shredded coconut, sunflower seeds, mini chocolate chips, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. 

Mix dry and wet ingredients separately first, then pour the wet into the dry. Mix thoroughly and spread the mixture evenly into a baking pan. Bake for 30 min and serve once cooled. These can be kept frozen for a few days making it a wonderful option for food prepping.

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