30 Easy Vegan Breakfast Ideas
30 Easy Vegan Breakfast Ideas
If you've just become a vegan, you might be wondering just how in the world are you supposed to make breakfast without eggs? Have no fear, you've come to the right place! We have all kinds of vegan ways to start your day that are rich in fiber to keep you full until lunch. From vegan breakfast tacos to plant-powered smoothies, there's an easy, healthy, and delicious breakfast to fit your craving.
Blueberry-Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
A study published a couple of years ago suggests that the thicker your smoothie, the more satiating it is (i.e., the more staying power it has, helping you feel satisfied for hours). So a smoothie that’s thick enough to eat with a spoon is bound to keep you fuller longer. This one gets its richness and creaminess from avocado, which also provides fiber and heart-healthy fats to keep you full.
Elvis-Style Vegan French Toast
This vegan French toast hits all the crave-able points: It's sweet, salty, soft and chewy, with hits of crunch. Plus, your non-vegan friends or family will never know. The secret? We use aquafaba which keeps it tasting eggy and delicious. On its own, the grape jam might be overly sweet, but it’s nicely balanced by the French toast batter and the salty peanut butter sauce and “bacon.” Be sure to use a hearty bread (shelf-stable sandwich bread doesn’t really work) and give it just a quick dredge in the almond milk mixture or it’ll get soggy.
Kale-and-Chickpea Grain Bowl With Avocado Dressing
This veggie-heavy bowl is loaded with crunch and color, thanks to crispy carrots and chickpeas, fresh kale, and a vibrant avocado dressing. It also delivers more than 50% of your daily dose of fiber, key for weight loss, energy, and healthy digestion. Bulgur, also called cracked wheat, is a quick cooking whole grain. These bowls would also be excellent make-ahead lunches. Pack the avocado mixture separately, adding a little water to thin it as needed.
Blue Banana Smoothie Bowl
If the captivating color doesn't convince you to give this vibrant smoothie bowl a try, the combination of flavors most certainly will. Blue spirulina powder gives this banana-apple combination its vibrant color and tea-like earthiness. Use unsweetened vanilla hemp milk to make this more spoonable. If you don't like or can't find hemp milk, any milk option would work beautifully here. Make sure you peel the banana first, then freeze it. It's very difficult to peel after the unpeeled banana is already frozen.
Vegan Tempeh "Bacon"
Smoky and hearty, these flavorful slices of vegan “bacon” are perfect for taking your lunches and dinners to the next level. Add them to any salad for extra flavor and crunch, or use them to make a spectacular vegan BLT.
The Only Basic Oatmeal Recipe You'll Ever Need
Searching for the perfect basic oatmeal recipe? Our tried-and-true formula is sure to be a keeper. Simple ingredients, easy directions, and plenty of fiber and protein make the beloved healthy breakfast staple more delicious than ever. Best of all, it's totally customizable—add your favorite nutritious mix-ins such as fresh fruit, sliced nuts, or a dollop of peanut butter.
Blend up the flavors of this kid-friendly duo into a cool, creamy smoothie. Add the ingredients to the blender as listed in the recipe for the smoothest results. You can use frozen fruit instead of fresh fruit and ice, adding water as needed to thin it out.
his recipe puts a spin on lox by swapping in smoky, marinated carrots in place of salt-cured salmon. While we encourage the intake of omega-3 rich fish like salmon, we created this recipe with our plant-based friends in mind. After all, there are few things more satisfying than the classic deli-style bagel and schmear loaded with lox, briny capers, and a flurry of fresh dill. This recipe can be made up to 24 hours in advance as long as the marinated carrots stayed covered and chilled in the refrigerator.
Optional ingredients for serving include: bagels, light cream cheese-style spread, thinly sliced red onion, capers, and fresh dill.
In this vegetarian take on huevos rancheros, cooking crumbled tofu in a skillet achieves the fluffy texture of scrambled eggs, while turmeric adds the quintessential golden hue. Our version saves 20g sat fat over the classic and provides 35% of your daily fiber goal.
PB and J Smoothie Bowl
What do you get when you add creamy peanut butter to the classic combination of strawberry and banana? A nostalgic breakfast blend that tastes like a PB&J. The addition of raspberries gives this smoothie bowl a tart punch, which is balanced out nicely by a swirl of Greek yogurt. A sprinkling of granola adds a toasty crunch, and if you're a real sucker for peanut butter, you can drizzle some on top.
Stewed Chickpeas and Chard over Garlic Toast
This is one of those go-to dishes for busy weeknights—it’s fast, easy, and filling. It also happens to be a vegan recipe where legumes and whole grains take center stage. Loads of garlic build a savory flavor base, while Swiss chard contributes a decidedly earthy flavor. If you’re not a big fan of chard, you can also substitute a milder green, such as spinach or baby kale. And that reminds us—though we’re calling this dinner, it would also be splendid for breakfast.
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Smoothie
This super-chocolaty smoothie is a tasty nondairy option. Dates offer richness and a caramel-like sweetness--naturally--while boosting fiber by about 2g.
Mexican Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
This incredibly flavorful variation on your morning chocolate smoothie will soon be a new favorite for you and your family. Maple syrup lends a delicate sweetness with caramel undertones, and dark chocolate almond milk gives the smoothie bowl a naturally bitter chocolate flavor. Silken tofu and Greek yogurt combine for a silky smooth smoothie bowl texture. Top with coconut, bittersweet chocolate curls, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper—don't you dare skip it—for that spicy-sweet Mexican chocolate flavor.
Veggie Bowl with Tofu Scramble
The seasoned, sautéed tofu is just about a dead ringer for scrambled eggs, especially if you opt to add golden turmeric. Kala namak, a type of black salt, also makes a great addition to this dish to give it more of an eggy flavor.
Blackberry-Citrus Granola Bowl
The best way to cook steel-cut oats during the week? Don't cook them at all. Soak the oats overnight in your milk of choice: The oats will soften and plump in the liquid but remain slightly chewy. Enjoy cold, or heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Cocoa nibs add a little extra crunch and a wake-up jolt similar to coffee.
Golden Mango Smoothie Bowl
In this smoothie bowl, you'll see the color of the sunset and taste the heavenly bliss of the tropics. Fresh mango turns silky when pureed with coconut milk. We boost the golden hue with superfood turmeric, and the delicate sweetness is provided by honey. On top, you can use any assortment of fruit you want, but we like the variety of textures and colors provided by pomegranate arils, kiwi, and flaked coconut. We used petite kiwi berries instead of the larger fruit, but either will be gorgeous.
Avo-Berry Smoothie Bowls
This breakfast bowl gives you more than half your daily fiber—enough to help keep you full until lunchtime. Keep the berries frozen for great texture.
Tired of avocado toast yet? Switch it up! There are a ton of different ways to make your morning bread satisfying. Here, creamy tahini and tart apples combine for a world of flavor.
Peaches and Green Smoothie Bowl
Transfer your favorite green smoothie into a scoopable version with this easy smoothie bowl recipe. Superfoods like kale, ginger, avocado, and matcha powder give this bowl a big boost of healthy benefits. Peaches lend a natural sweetness and help blunt the earthy tang of green tea powder. Look for perfectly ripe peaches, which blend up better and produce a silkier texture than unripe ones.
Chocolate-Avocado Pudding With Coconut Peanut Butter Whip
Plant lovers rejoice—this vegan pudding delivers ultra-creamy lusciousness with absolutely zero dairy.
Buttery avocado provides silky texture, while maple and molasses deliver balanced sweetness. Look for coconut cream near the coconut milk; it whips up into a fluffy whipped cream substitute that gets even better with the addition of protein-packed peanut butter powder.
Cherry Chia Pudding
Chia pudding has taken over Instagram! When it comes to fitness and clean-eating hashtags, this pearly goo shines. Sure, it may look a bit like fish eggs (or at least we think so), but don't let looks deter you from enjoying a deliciously creamy breakfast treat. Much like overnight oats, it's one of the easiest healthy breakfast you can have on the go. Mix at night, refrigerate while you sleep, then devour in the morning. Cherry and chocolate add the perfect sweet-tart balance for a truly delicious breakfast!
Tropical Mango Smoothie Bowl
This tropical mango bowl will transport you to the beach with every sweet, juicy bite. Blend the ingredients for the smoothest blend, then top with your favorite textures--we've got fresh pineapple, crunch pomegranate seeds, and coconut flakes on ours.
Samosa Tofu Scramble With Herb Chutney
Extra filling and satisfying, this Indian-inspired breakfast will make getting out of bed a little easier. Packed with creamy potato chunks, sweet green peas, and a blend of spices, this tofu scramble is anything but average. Drizzle with spicy herb chutney for a dish that will wake you (and your taste buds) up.
Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl
This vibrant magenta smoothie bowl is as delicious as it is beautiful. Dragon fruit doesn't have much flavor (but loads of color), which lets the other ingredients, like delicately sweet almond milk, tangy kombucha, and tart pineapple shine. You can't go wrong with tropical fruit toppers, but pineapple is quite striking when paired with pepitas and bee pollen. Fizzy kombucha makes the texture of this easy smoothie bowl quite unique and addicting.
This homemade granola is miles ahead of anything you could buy off the shelf. Tahini and cardamom are the wildcard ingredients here, adding savory depth to balance out the sweetness of the maple syrup. With each successive stir, the tahini mixture fully coats the oats and works its way into the nooks and crannies of the walnuts, creating ultra toasty, delightfully sweet nuggets of crunchy goodness. Packed with heart-healthy fats and fiber, this granola is great stirred into yogurt with fresh berries or simply enjoyed plain by the handful.
Tex-Mex Tofu Scramble
Start your day with some savory spice in this vegan recipe. Tofu and black beans combine for a good dose of protein and fiber, while avocado adds healthy fat that will tone down the punch of chipotle chili powder.
Black Forest Smoothie Bowl
Celebrate the classic combo of chocolate and cherry with this spoonable smoothie bowl. Tangy dark cherries provide a tart blunt to sweet bananas and creamy whole-milk yogurt. Unsweetened cocoa provides all the earthy goodness of chocolate without any additional sugar. Top with dark chocolate curls for a beautiful topping, or sprinkle on cocoa nibs for a faster finish.
Double Green Smoothie
Pro tip: slicing and freezing bananas will ensure that creamy texture you love! You can also add ice if you don't have any frozen bananas on hand.