20 Fаѕt Vеgаn Breakfast Ideas

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it is an opportunity to fuel up with healthy, delicious foods which will not only keep you going until lunch time, but which will also boost your mind, energy levels, and make you feel great on the inside.

When you are enjoying a vegan diet, it can be difficult to think of new and exciting recipes without restriction, but there are countless delicious ideas out there, you just need to think creatively and outside the box!

So, to help you chow down in the morning, and fuel your body and mind in the healthiest possible way, let’s check out 20 delicious vegan breakfast ideas for you to try.

Idea 1 – Chickpea Pancakes

 

Ingredients

  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped red pepper
  • Half a cup of chickpea flour
  • Quarter teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Quarter teaspoon of salt
  • Quarter teaspoon of pepper
  • Quarter teaspoon of baking powder
  • Water

Method

  • Heat up a skillet pan over a medium heat
  • Combine together the flour, garlic powder, pepper, salt, and baking powder and mix well
  • Add a little water until a pancake-like consistency is achieved
  • Add in the chopped onion and pepper
  • Add a little olive oil or spray into the skillet pan
  • Pour the pancake batter into the pan and cook for around 5 minutes, before flipping and repeating

Idea 2 – Vegan-Style Blueberry Waffles

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup of baking powder
  • Half teaspoon of salt
  • Quarter teaspoon of allspice
  • 1 cup of oats (quick cooking variety)
  • Half a cup of apple sauce
  • 5 cups of non-dairy milk, whichever you like best
  • 3 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 5 cups of blueberries (you can use fresh or frozen)

Method

  • Into a mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, allspice and baking powder
  • Add in the oats and combine well
  • Create a hole in the middle and add the apple sauce, then the milk, the maple syrup, and stir until totally combined
  • Set aside for five minutes, before adding in the blueberries
  • Heat up your waffle iron and spray with cooking oil
  • Cook and enjoy!

Idea 3 – Vegan Banana Bread

 

Ingredients

 

  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1/3 cup of black coffee, already brewed – make sure you use liquid and not the granule type
  • 3 tablespoons of chia seeds in 6 tablespoons of water
  • 110ml of olive oil
  • 100ml of maple syrup
  • 1 cup of white flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • Half teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of allspice

 

Method

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees
  • Take a loaf tin and prepare it with baking parchment
  • Into a small bowl, combine the olive oil and maple syrup
  • Add in the mashed bananas and combine
  • Add in the coffee and combine well
  • Add the flour and baking powder and combine once more, adding the cinnamon and allspice at this point too
  • Pour into the loaf tin and cook for 30-40 minutes

Idea 4 – Vegan French Toast

 

Ingredients

  • 6 slices of bread
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Quarter teaspoon of nutmeg
  • Salt

 

Method

  • Combine together all the ingredients except for the bread and whisk well
  • Take a shallow baking dish and place the bread down in the bottom
  • Pour over the liquid mixture and move the bread around to make sure both sides are coated
  • Heat up a large skillet pan with coconut oil, over a medium heat
  • Add the coated bread and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until brown
  • Serve however you like, perhaps with fruit or extra maple syrup

Idea 5 – Green Breakfast Smoothie

 

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup of strawberries, you can use frozen or fresh
  • Half cup of cucumber, peeled
  • 1 banana
  • 5 cups of almond milk
  • 5 cups of kale
  • A little spinach

 

Method

  • Take your blender and add in the almond milk
  • Break the banana up into pieces and add into the blender
  • Add the kale
  • Blend the contents on a high speed
  • Now, add the strawberries and then the cumber and repeat until a smooth consistency
  • If you want it to be creamer, add more almond milk, or some ice if it is too thick

Idea 6 – Avocado Toast

 

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados
  • 2 slices of thick cut bread
  • Chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest, grated
  • Juice of one lemon
  • A little olive oil

 

Method

  • Cut the avocados into halves and remove the skin and pit
  • Create boats from the avocados (smash them up into a bowl)
  • Take a large plate and divide the toast onto them
  • Spread over the avocado, sprinkle with chilli flakes, salt, lemon zest and juice, as well as a little olive oil

Idea 7 – Chocolate & Peanut Butter Breakfast Shake

 

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, cut into slices
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 cup of almond milk

Method

  • Take your blender and add everything in, apart from the almond milk
  • Blend together and then add half a cup of almond milk and blend again
  • Check the consistency, and if necessary, add another half a cup of almond milk, according to your preferred taste

Idea 8 – Brown Rice Porridge

 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of brown rice, cooked
  • ¾ cups of almond milk
  • 4 tablespoons of coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal, golden if possible
  • 2 tablespoons of sultanas
  • ¾ cups of cinnamon
  • A little salt
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Method

  • Into a large bowl, mix together the cooked rice, sugar, milk, flaxseed meal, cinnamon, and the raisins
  • Tip into a pan and gently bring to the boil
  • Once boiling, reduce the heat and continue to cook until a thick consistency occurs, stirring every now and then
  • Remove from the heat and add in the vanilla extract

Idea 9 – Easy Granola Bars

 

Ingredients

  • Quarter cup of coconut oil
  • Quarter cup of honey
  • Quarter teaspoon of salt
  • Quarter teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • Quarter cup of pumpkin seeds
  • Quarter cup of sunflower seeds
  • Half cup of sliced almonds
  • 1 cup dried fruit, chopped up small

 

Method

  • Take a pan and melt the oil and honey, with the salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract
  • Turn the heat down when everything is melted and add in the oats
  • Stir everything around well, until the oats are totally coated
  • Add in all the seeds and fruit and continue to mix to coat
  • Keep cooking for a couple more minutes
  • Line a baking tray or dish with baking paper, making sure that the edges of the paper are kept long
  • Transfer the mixture to the baking tray or dish and press down until the layer is even
  • Fold the baking paper over until the tray is totally covered, you might need to add some more
  • Press down firmly
  • Transfer into the fridge and leave for two hours at least
  • Remove from the fridge and cut into squares

Idea 10 – Breakfast Burrito

 

Ingredients

  • 4 large, sliced mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • Half a red pepper, diced
  • 1 pack of crumbled tofu
  • Half teaspoon of cumin, salt, pepper, garlic powder, chilli powder – mix all together with 3 teaspoons of water
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 cup of refried beans
  • A little lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon salsa
  • Half an avocado, sliced
  • Cilantro, fresh
  • 1 wrap

 

Method

  • Heat a pan over a medium heat and cook the garlic, onion, pepper and mushrooms until soft, for around 6 minutes
  • Add the watered down spice mixture and combine
  • Add in the tofu and combine once more, cooking until the tofu is warmed through
  • Take the wrap and add the refried beans (warm or cold), lettuce, avocado, the salsa, and a little cilantro
  • Add the tofu mixture
  • Squeeze a little lime juice over the top

Idea 11 – Vegan Beans

 

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Half a diced onion
  • Two minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato puree
  • Half teaspoon of paprika, smoked is best
  • Quarter teaspoon thyme (dried)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 can of cannellini beans
  • A little black pepper
  • 100g of passata

 

Method

  • Take a pan and heat up the oil, cooking the garlic and onion over a medium heat
  • Add the puree, thyme, paprika, and the brown sugar, and combine
  • Now add the soy sauce and continue to cook
  • Add the passata and then the beans
  • Put the lid on the pan and simmer for around 5 minutes, the sauce should begin to thicken
  • Stir in the black pepper

Idea 12 – Vegan “Scrambled Eggs”

 

Ingredients

  • 1 pack of tofu (water packed)
  • 2 tablespoons of margarine, vegan-friendly
  • 5 tablespoons of yeast
  • 5 teaspoons garlic, granulated
  • 5 teaspoons onion, granulated
  • ¾ teaspoon of sea salt
  • Half teaspoon of black pepper
  • Quarter teaspoon of turmeric

 

Method

  • Drain away the water from the tofu
  • Take a large skillet pan and melt the margarine over a medium heat
  • Once melted, add the tofu and toss to coat
  • Add the onion powder, garlic, turmeric, pepper and salt and combine well
  • Cook for around five minutes, stirring from time to time
  • Add the yeast and combine, continuing to cook, turning occasionally
  • Serve warm

Idea 13 – Potato & Apple Hash

 

Ingredients

  • 3 sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 2 apples
  • Half tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sage, chopped
  • Half teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Half teaspoon of salt
  • A little black pepper

 

Method

  • Place the cubed sweet potato into a bowl and microwave for around 6 minutes
  • Peel the apples and chop into small cubes
  • Over a medium heat, warm up the coconut oil
  • Add the potatoes and the apples to the pan, and season with a little salt and pepper
  • Cook for around 6 minutes and serve warm

Idea 14 – Fruity Smoothie

 

Ingredients

  • Half a carrot
  • 200g pineapple
  • 2 bananas, chopped
  • Ginger, a small piece
  • 20g cashew nuts
  • Juice of 1 lime

 

Method

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blitz to your preferred consistency
  • Store in the fridge for up to one full day

Idea 15 – Cookie Dough Energy Balls

 

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup of oats, quick cook is best
  • Quarter cup of wheat bran flour
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 5 tablespoons of almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon walnuts, chopped
  • 5 tablespoons chocolate chips

 

Method

  • Combine the oats and wheat bran flour
  • Take a separate bowl and mix together the almond butter vanilla extract, and the honey
  • Add the honey mixture to the oat mixture and combine well
  • Add the chocolate chips and walnuts, and combine
  • Roll into small bowls and place in the refrigerator for an hour
  • Enjoy!

Idea 16 – Buttery Banana and Chia Toast

 

Ingredients

1 slice of whole wheat bread

1 tablespoon of Sunbutter

Half a sliced banana

Half a teaspoon of chia seeds

 

Method

  • Toast the bread to your liking
  • Spread the Sunbutter on one side
  • Arrange the sliced banana on top
  • Sprinkle with chia seeds

Idea 17 – Vegan Frittata

 

Ingredients

  • 1lb of tofu
  • Half a cup of soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 cup of zucchini, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
  • 1 corn ear
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups chopped spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

 

Method

  • Take a food processor and blitz the tofu, turmeric and soy milk
  • Heat the oil in a pan, over a medium heat, and cook the zucchini for around 7 minutes
  • Add the onion, garlic, and corn and continue to cook for another couple of minutes
  • Add the spinach, tomatoes, and continue to cook until the spinach has wilted
  • Take a large bowl and mix together the salt, pepper, pesto, and the blitzed tofu
  • Line your muffin tins with baking paper and spray with a little cooking oil
  • Distribute the mixture between the tins
  • Cook for half an hour

Idea 18 – Beet & Berry Smoothie Bowl

 

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup beets, roasted and chopped
  • ¾ cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • Half a cup of almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 1 scoop of vegan vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon flax meal
  • 1 banana

 

Method

  • Place all ingredients into a blender and combine for 20 seconds
  • Serve in a bowl

Idea 19 – Broccoli & Lentil Patties

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 2 cups broccoli, florets are best
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon basil, dried
  • A little nutmeg powder
  • Half teaspoon tajin
  • Half teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Quarter cup of bread crumbs

 

Method

  • Combine the broccoli and lentils together in a food processer
  • Empty the mixture into a bowl and add all the ingredients, apart from the bread crumbs
  • Split the mixture into ten parts, rolling each part into a patty shape
  • Roll each patty into the bread crumbs
  • Warm up a griddle pan with oil and place the patties in the pan
  • Cook until brown on one side and then turn over and repeat
  • They are cooked when brown and crispy on both sides

Idea 20 – Coconut & Mango Chia Pudding

 

Ingredients

  • Half a cup of almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • Quarter teaspoon coconut extract
  • Half cup fresh mango, diced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted coconut chips

 

Method

  • Combine the coconut milk, maple syrup, chia, and coconut extract together
  • Cover over and place in the refrigerator for around 8 hours
  • Before serving, stir the mixture well
  • Serve in a dish, with the mango and coconut chips

 

And there you have it! 20 easy and delicious vegan breakfast recipes. Which one will you try first?

20 Fаѕt Vеgаn Breakfast Ideas
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