Taking the plunge into veganism can mean a whole new world of flavors and textures. Most restaurants are extremely accommodating these days too, with vegetarian, if not totally vegan, menu items. Except of course, for breakfast.
After all, what do you expect for a meal that's dominated by eggs, butter, and milk? It can be close to impossible to find a decent vegan breakfast at a restaurant, but not to worry. You've got plenty of reasons to stay home and brunch it up with these 25 vegan breakfast recipes. So good.
- Sweet Potato Toast: Someone came up with a better way to enjoy our toast, and, boy, is it delicious! Sweet potato toast has been all the rage these days. There are so many ways to make it; the possibilities are endless! This is a classic sweet potato toast recipe that I enjoy a few times a week.
- Vegan Nutella: Or trade that tahini in for a delectable raw, vegan Nutella. Yes, please.
- Cream Cheese: Yes, there are plenty of store-bought brands of vegan cream cheese. Just don’t read the labels if you want to enjoy your meal. Make your own instead.
- Breakfast Burrito: This isn't a Hot Pocket. It's a super fast and yummy breakfast to take with you. Potatoes, beans, rice and guacamole. What more could you want for breakfast?
- Tiramisu Pancakes: Yeah. It's the crafty work of chef Chloe Coscarelli and it's one to make when you have to satisfy nonvegans for breakfast. They will flip out.
- Vegetable Quiche: Quiche is the perfect brunch recipe as it’s sweet and savory and totally filling. Serve this one up with a side of fresh fruits or a light green salad you're in business.
- Chard Frittata: If quiches aren't your thing, how about a vegan frittata?
- Pumpkin Waffles: Another recipe perfect for guests (particularly around the holidays) these waffles with cashew cream are simply to die for. The addition of pumpkin makes them a little less guilty than without, and the lack of butter, eggs, or milk also reduce your guilt index.
- Fake Bacon: Satisfy your guests (vegan and non) who wonder, “What good are waffles without bacon?”
- Superfood Chia Porridge: This one can also be made in a pinch. And you get all the super healthy goodness of chia seeds, which are high in protein, fiber, and healthy omega fats. This is a great recipe, but you can really sub in any dried fruits or nuts you like.
- Millet Porridge: This recipe comes by way of Alicia Silverstone and it looks as gorgeous as Alicia herself!
- Farina: You may have grown up with Cream of Wheat. You can make a healthy vegan version with plain farina, some spices, and even cocoa powder.
- Fruit Salad: You can't go wrong with a fruit salad any time of the day. Perfect for a light breakfast or as a side.
- Green Smoothie: For those of you who really like portable breakfasts, the smoothie is the way to go. It's green, good for you, and delicious. What more could you want?
- Dragon Fruit Acai Bowl: The purple Brazilian super fruit comes frozen in pulp or as a sorbet. Add dragon fruit and banana for an over the top smoothie bowl: topped with sliced banana, kiwi, dragon fruit, and coconut flakes for a supercharged breakfast.
- Flourless Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins: Did you ever think that muffins could be made without flour? You better believe it because I discovered a chocolate chip banana muffin recipe that is gluten-free and nothing short of decadent.
- Banana Bread: Quick breads are a lot like muffin recipes but can be more versatile. Spread on vegan cream cheese, Nutella, or your favorite nut butter or eat it plain.
- Biscuits and Jam: A personal favorite in the winter months, freshly baked biscuits with jam hit the spot for breakfast.
- Scrambled Tofu: It's a classic. We make this regularly at my house and always change up the veggies to what's ever seasonal. So good and simple.
- Chicken and Waffles: The Shannons recreated this Betty Crocker recipe and you'll be glad they did.
- Sweet Potato and Vegan Sausage Hash: A savory, warm, and filling breakfast of brunch with sweet potato and vegan field roast sausage!
- French Toast: It's everyone's favorite. Just like mom used to make.
- Walnut and Pumpkin Seed Granola: Granola is an incredibly healthy breakfast or snack. Seeds and nuts can be a big part of healthy eating. Here’s a fantastic granola concoction that’s chock full of antioxidants, magnesium, iron.
- Homemade Muesli: You don't need to import your muesli from Switzerland. Make it yourself with fresh rolled oats, dried fruit, shredded coconut, and your nondairy milk of choice. Great for breakfast in a hurry and especially great if you're breastfeeding (the raw oats boost lactation).
- Superfood Coffee Substitute: Since your breakfast is all faux, make your own coffee substitute as well. It's simple, nutritious, and super delicious.
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