29 Vegan Breakfasts to Get You Going in the Morning
These vegan breakfasts will get your morning started right
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Often cited as the most important meal of the day, breakfast is undoubtedly the most versatile. Your morning repast can be sweet, savory, fruity, or grainy. It is also the only meal that doesn’t raise eyebrows when enjoyed in liquid form.

Adaptability aside, a balanced breakfast can set a person up for whatever the morning has in store, whether that be a hectic commute or a dedicated gym session. For a hearty plant-based start to the day, here are 29 vegan breakfast ideas.

29 Vegan Breakfast Ideas

1. Banana Bread Chia Pudding

Vegan Breakfast Ideas
Soak chia seeds in almond milk and blend with bananas | image/The Roasted Root

The humble chia seed has become a superfood A-lister in recent years, thanks to its high levels of omega 3 and amazing thickening abilities. This recipe soaks the seeds in almond milk and other flavorings before blending with mashed bananas.

Get the recipe here.

2. Vegan Breakfast Tacos

Vegan Breakfast Ideas
Cook up vegan breakfast tacos for a morning protein kick | image/The Simple Vegan

As store-bought taco shells are usually fried, this recipe even includes instruction on how to make your own out of corn or wheat tortillas. Once they are done, they are stuffed with black beans, tofu, and peppers for an early morning protein punch.

Get the recipe here.

3. Vegan Breakfast Bars

Breakfast bars are ideal for when you’re in a rush| image/Ketchup With That

Ideal for a grab-and-go brekkie, these bars are made of flax, oatmeal and brown sugar for a toothsome mouthful.

Get the recipe here.

4. Mac Daddy Vegan Breakfast Sandwich

Start the day right with a Vegan MacDaddy | image/Carrots and Flowers

This recipe involves taking traditional breakfast foodstuffs, such as sausages and hash browns, then slapping them in between two buns smothered in Daiya cheese. Clearly, the inventor is a genius.

Get the recipe here.

5. Basic Vegan French Toast

Vegan Breakfast Ideas
Use almond milk instead of eggs to make French toast | image/Minimalist Baker

Known in its namesake country as pain perdu (lost bread) this breakfast classic is thought to have been invented as a way of using up stale slices. Usually made by soaking the bread in whisked egg, this recipe uses almond milk and chia seeds to give the toast a fluffy coating.

Get the recipe here.

6. Vegan Chorizo Breakfast Quiche

Vegan Breakfast Ideas
Start your day with a breakfast quiche | image/Holy Cow

Full of herbs and green veg, this vegan chorizo quiche is an especially flavorsome start to the day.

Get the recipe here.

7. Vegan Churros with Salted Caramel Sauce

Indulge in the morning with breakfast churros | image/Chicano Eats

Often enjoyed as a dessert or a carnival snack, churros con chocolate is traditionally a breakfast dish. This recipe makes the fried dough fingers out of flour, cinnamon, and water.

Get the recipe here.

8. Vegan Kedgeree with Jackfruit and Lentils

Hark back to the Victorian era with kedgeree | image/Quite Good Food

This Indian dish was brought back to the UK during the British colonial era and was popular with breakfasting Victorians. This recipe replaces the traditional smoked haddock with flaky jackfruit.

Get the recipe here.

9. Crispy Vegan Belgian Waffle

Treat yourself with waffles for breakfast | image/The Daily Meal

After exquisite chocolate, the waffle may well be Belgium’s greatest culinary masterpiece. These vegan offerings are made with soya milk and cornmeal.

Get the recipe here.

10. Breakfast Idli

Serve breakfast idli with coconut chutney | image/Bawarchi

These South Indian rice cakes are incredibly nutritious as they are made from idli rava (semolina grains) and urad dal (black split lentils.) Idli has been eaten at breakfast for over a thousand years in this part of Asia and is best served with coconut chutney.

Get the recipe here.

11. Vegan Breakfast Burritos

Eat Mexican food for breakfast | image/Copy Me That

Why wait until lunch to get your Mexican cuisine on? These hefty burritos are crammed with chickpeas and potatoes, before being drizzled with rich avocado cream. 

Get the recipe here.

12. Vegan Blueberry Pancakes

Pancakes are a breakfast classic | image/The Beaming Baker

These fluffy rounds of moreishness are packed with juicy blueberries for a sweet yet slightly detoxifying dish.

Get the recipe here.

13. Raw Vegan Breakfast Parfaits

Just like a vegan breakfast trifle | image/Vegan Insanity

All you need is a blender to create this satiating breakfast dish. Made by layering fruit, seeds and cashew cream, these are like healthy, single-serve trifles.

Get the recipe here.

14. Vegan Croissant

Eat a traditional French breakfast | image/Veganosity

An emblem of all things French, the buttery croissant is actually thought to have originated in Austria. Revered for its luxurious flaky texture, this recipe uses vegan butter to create the famous crescent-shaped pastry.

Get the recipe here.

15. Vegan Breakfast Smoothie

Smoothies are a light way to start the day | image/The Kitchn

Smoothies are a fantastic way to pack in lots of nutrients. Also, some mornings chewing is just too much like hard work. This smoothie is made with ginger, chia seeds and lots of gorgeous fruit.

Get the recipe here.

16. Vegan Granola

Vegan Breakfast Ideas
Eating granola is a good way to stay full until lunchtime | image/Show me the Yummy

Packed with creamy pecans, hearty oats, and lashings of maple syrup, this granola will ensure you stay full until lunchtime.

Get the recipe here.

17. Vegan Cinnamon Buns

Ease yourself into the day with a cinnamon bun | image/Minimalist Baker

If you’re not a morning person, treating yourself to a sticky, sweet pastry is guaranteed to make leaving your duvet feel like less of a wrench.

Get the recipe here.

18. Vegan Eggless Frittata

Opt for tofu instead of eggs for this frittata | image/One Arab Vegan

Egg and egg-based dishes tend to dominate the breakfast arena, along with toast and the occasional Bloody Mary. Luckily, there are so many plant-based alternatives to chicken eggs, such as tofu which this recipe uses as its frittata base.

Get the recipe here.

19. Vegan Everything Bagel Breakfast Pizza

Vegan Breakfast Guide
Top your everything bagel with vegan cream cheese | image/Blissful Basil

This aptly named dish incorporates so many flavors into one breakfast item. The seed sprinkled base is smeared with vegan cream cheese and topped with capers and lox made from baked carrots.

Get the recipe here.

20. Creamy Mango and Banana Overnight Oats

Vegan Breakfast Ideas
Overnight oats made exotic | image/Deliciously Ella

Full of cholesterol-lowering beta-glucans, oats are a fantastically healthy and hunger quashing cereal. This recipe harnesses the power of the mighty oat and makes it exotic with the addition of fruit and flax seeds.

Get the recipe here.

21. Pumpkin Donuts

Donuts aren’t just for afternoon snacks | image/Vegan Richa

Made with pumpkins puree, coconut oil, and nutmeg, these autumnal donuts get bonus points for being baked rather than fried.

Get the recipe here.

22. Vegan Full English

Vegan Breakfast Ideas
Make bacon out of aubergines for this full English | image/Vegan Punks

The classic “put hair on your chest” breakfast, you’d be forgiven for wondering how on earth you could enjoy a full English fry-up as a vegan. Wonder no more. This recipe replaces the fried egg with tofu scramble, the pork sausages with vegan ones and makes bacon from griddled aubergine.

Get the recipe here.

23. Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal can be for dessert or for breakfast | image/Simple Vegan Blog

Proper comfort food, this breakfast recipe could easily be enjoyed as a dessert if topped with vegan ice cream.

Get the recipe here.

24. Vegan Toast and Dipping Sauce

Replace egg yolk with vegan dipping sauce | image/It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

A highly creative recipe for people who enjoy soft boiled eggs. This dish recreates the thick egg yolk using cornstarch, nutritional yeast, and black salt for a slightly sulfurous taste.

Get the recipe here.

25. Blueberry Beet Muffins

Munch on these blueberry muffins for breakfast | image/Nutriplanet

Using the sweetness of raw beetroot and the nuttiness of buckwheat, these low fat muffins are a colorful way to kick off your morning routine.

Get the recipe here.

26. Vegan Baozi (Chinese Steamed Buns)

Enjoy a vegan dumpling in the morning | image/ChinaSichuanFood

A popular breakfast dish throughout China, these tofu filled Bazoi are definitely best kept for a weekend cooking session. However, once you’ve mastered the folding technique, you can fill your buns with whatever filling you like.  

Get the recipe here.

27. Broccoli and Quinoa Breakfast Patties

These breakfast patties will set you up for the day | image/Neurotic Mommy

A good source of protein, iron, and calcium, these quinoa patties will have you skipping along to the bus stop.

Get the recipe here.

28. No Bake Pumpkins Energy Balls

These energy balls are easy to make | image/Wellplated

These sweet and nutty little spheres are easy to make and a great way to kick start your energy levels after your morning shower.

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29. Banana Bread

Add vegan spread to your banana bread | image/The Baking Fairy

Moist, with a dense, chewy texture this banana bread is delicious for breakfast. For a particularly indulgent morning meal, it can be slathered with vegan nutella.

Get the recipe here.