25 Brilliant Vegan Breakfast Recipes To Brighten Up Your Morning

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Often touted as the most important meal of the day, it’s hardly surprising to find there’s a glut of vegan breakfast recipes to be found online.

The problem is, well, a lot of them aren’t very good. These, however, are so great you might even find yourself having them in the afternoon, too!

So, let’s get stuck in and banish those boring breakfast blues once and for all.

Raw Apple Pie Porridge

Raw apple pie porridge

This healthy, raw, and vegan Apple Pie Chia Seed Porridge by Aimee from Wallflower Kitchen is the perfect yummy autumn snack for any health conscious person.

If you’re someone who loves the taste of apple pie but hates all the unhealthy sugars, fats, and calories, this is the perfect recipe for you. It’s simple and easy to make and absolutely delicious. Even Aimee’s non-vegan family and friends loved it, and I’m absolutely certain that you will as well.

Healthy No Bake Meal Prep Breakfast Bars

No bake health bars

These healthy no bake meal prep breakfast bars from Cliona at Basement Bakehouse are sure to be a hit with even the pickiest family members and friends. With only 5 ingredients, (one of them being water!) Cliona’s breakfast bars are simple and quick to make.

Not only that, they’re also gluten- and processed sugar-free as well as being vegan, so go ahead and snack away without worrying.

Ultimate Vegan Breakfast Burrito

Vegan breakfast burrito

On the savory side of breakfast items, Laura Caris’ ultimate vegan breakfast burrito is the farthest thing from cliche boring vegan food I can think of.

This tasty recipe from her site, Laura Caris Cooks, includes chickpeas, seitan, spinach, avocados, peppers, and tomatoes. Seitan, a wheat product, has a springy feel similar to meat when cooked, making it the perfect addition to give this recipe some texture.

This burrito is everything anyone could want in a breakfast, and you need it in your lives! Go check it out.


Chocolate Orange Chia Pudding

Chocolate orange chia pudding

For those with more of a sweet tooth in the mornings (and at other times), the Chocolate Orange Chia Pudding by Mike Boyden from A Saucy Kitchen is the way to go.

Perfect for breakfast or desert, this delicious yet healthy recipe is packed with omega-3’s and fiber. It has very few ingredients and only takes 5 minutes to prep before sticking in the fridge, so there really is no excuse not to make yourself some deliciousness!


Chickpea Scrambled Eggs

Chickpea scrambled eggs for vegans

Chickpeas are a great vegan alternative that can be used in many recipes, including these vegan scrambled eggs!

This high protein chickpea scrambled eggs recipe from Bastian at Nest and Glow uses a unique kind of black salt called Kala Namak. This salt is mostly used in Asian dishes and gives the seasoned food an eggy taste due to the high sulphur content, making it perfect for this recipe.

How cool is that?


Blueberry Banana Power Muffins

Blueberry banana power muffins

These Blueberry Banana Power Muffins from Shannon Leparski over at The Glowing Fridge are a great breakfast alternative to the typically fatty, over sugared muffins in grocery stores.

Shannon’s vegan recipe is chock full of gluten-free oats, flax seeds, and hemp seeds for more healthy energy and power. Once you’ve made these once you’ll return to the recipe time after time. It’s a winner!

Bean, Potato and Veggie Vegan Breakfast Hash

Bean potato veggie breakfast-hash

The Bean, Potato and Veggie Vegan Breakfast Hash from Karissa at Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen is easy to make, and delicious!

With tons of vegetables, beans, and some light seasoning, this vegan breakfast hash is definitely a tasty way to start the day. Not only that, it looks absolutely amazing, too!


Avocado Pancakes

Vegan avocado pancakes

For a novel take on breakfast pancakes, check out these Avocado Pancakes from Natalie at Feasting on Fruit.

Adventurous chefs can try out these sweet, fluffy and green pancakes with either oat flour or an almond tapioca blend. They may look a little different to regular pancakes, but plenty of positive feedback cements this recipe as a definite success!

Homemade Granola

Homemade granola

To make something already pretty healthy even healthier, try this vegan homemade granola recipe from Luci at Made by Luci.

This recipe is not only vegan, it is also completely sugar and oil free, too. It uses tons of super healthy flaxseed and pumpkin seeds with the option to put in sunflower and sesame seeds as well.

Best of all is the fact that you can make a batch ahead of time for those busy mornings. Handy!

Vegan Breakfast Toast

Vegan toast ideas

Toast is a staple of breakfast all over the world, but why stick with what everyone else does?

These three simple healthy vegan breakfast toast recipes from Linda Meyer at Veganosity are sure to please everybody and range from the sweetly fruity to the savory. The sweet recipes are Peanut Butter and Apple and Banana Chia Chocolate Chip, while the savory one is Mexican Avocado.

Go check them out!


Hash Brown Breakfast Bagel with Vegan Sriracha Mayo

Hash brown and sriracha mayo breakfast bagel vegan

For a breakfast with a spicy kick, try Rene’s Hash Brown Breakfast Bagel with Vegan Sriracha Mayo from This Savory Vegan.

This simple recipe uses frozen hash browns, vegan mayo, a couple teaspoons of sriracha, some sliced onion, and some greens on top of toasted vegan bagels. It really couldn’t be easier, but the results are oh-so effective. Go and read how you can make your own now!


Chickpea Omelet

Chickpea omelet vegan

Another breakfast staple is the omelet (omelette). However, the vegan chickpea omelet by Cara from Fork and Beans is an awesome vegan alternative to using eggs, and it’s welcome to those who miss this dish at breakfast time…me included.

With a little chickpea flour, some veggie fillings, and a dash of seasoning, this easy to make eggless omelet alternative is sure to please!

Breakfast Quesadilla

Plant-based breakfast quesadilla

Melissa Huggins’ vegan breakfast quesadilla from Vegan Huggs shows that “hearty” and “vegan” are not mutually exclusive words.

Her recipe can be customized with whatever fillings and toppings one could want, just like a traditional quesadilla. Some of her recommendations include vegan cheese, tempeh, tofu, vegetables, and beans, but feel free to throw in your favorites to make it your very own.


Dirty Chai Detox Breakfast Bowls

Detox morning bowl

This recipe for Dirty Chai Detox Breakfast Bowls from Cotter Crunch by Lindsay Cotter is not only healthy and vegan, but also provides detox from processed sugar with ingredients like chai, cacao, and quinoa.

The wonderful Lindsay even includes a recipe for a homemade chai spice mix, so you can have yours to hand for whenever the mood takes you! Check it out.

Breakfast Hash

Easy to make vegan breakfast hash

Here’s another take on a vegan breakfast hash, this time by Joy Shull from Build Your Bite.

This hash is extremely simple to make, basically consisting of russet potatoes, sweet potatoes, onion, a little garlic, some oil, and a bit of spice. For the vegan with no extra time to make a fancy breakfast, this hash is the way to go. Go get the full recipe now and brighten up your breakfast time!

Maple Vanilla Waffles

Maple vanilla waffles

For the vegan out there with an insatiable sweet tooth, try out these Maple Vanilla Waffles by Kelly Roenicke from The Pretty Bee. This recipe uses spelt, which is a type of grain related to wheat but one that dates back to around 5,000 BC!

Thankfully, you won’t have to wait anywhere near as long to get your mouth round these. They’re easy to make, with only a few ingredients and taking only 15 minutes to prep and cook, beginning to end.

Scones with Clotted Cream

Scones with vegan clotted cream

These vegan scones with clotted cream by Aimee from Wallflower Kitchen are perfect for the quintessential English afternoon tea.

Made with dairy-free milk, vegan butter, and coconut cream, rest assured this recipe is completely free of animal products, but just as delicious as the classic.

Berry Banana Breakfast Oat Bars

Berry banana oat bars

Natalie’s Berry Banana Breakfast Oat Bars from Natalie’s Food and Health are a great healthy, vegan breakfast or treat.

Not only are they dairy-free, they’re also refined sugar-free and gluten-free, too. They are also low calorie, and filled with fresh raspberries and blueberries in the form of fresh homemade jam. Delicious!

Southwest Tofu Scramble Breakfast Tacos

Tofu scramble tacos

This recipe for Southwest Tofu Scramble Breakfast Tacos by Gwen at Delightful Adventures is a great savory breakfast (or any meal!) recipe that you’ll cook time and again.

It uses a special seasoning by Simply Organic with cayenne, chipotle, paprika, cumin, and lemon peel to really give it that Southwest flavor and kick.

Blueberry Muffins

Vegan blueberry muffins

Sarah from My Darling Vegan came up this vegan breakfast recipe for Blueberry Muffins that’s both easy to make and absolutely delicious. Thanks Sarah!

With the apple cider vinegar to provide lift to the batter while baking, these muffins are fluffy as can be. These are so good, I defy you not to eat these at lunch, dinner…even midnight!


Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Salted caramel apple pie bars

When it’s time to jump on the fall flavors bandwagon, try these vegan Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars by Maryea from Happy Healthy Mama.

They are gooey and delicious, yet much healthier than the usual caramel bar, as the recipe calls for coconut oil, coconut palm sugar, and even fat-free vegan caramel sauce made from dates.

Yummy, yummy, yummy!


Brownie Batter Breakfast Bake

Brownie batter bake

This Brownie Batter Breakfast Bake looks and tastes like it couldn’t possibly be healthy, but it definitely is.

This recipe by Amanda from Running with Spoons is full of fiber, healthy fats, and plant-based protein. The core ingredients of oats, cocoa powder, almond milk, coconut oil, and dairy-free chocolate chips combine to make a a deliciously chocolaty treat

In case you’re wondering, “Is chocolate vegan?”, check out this article to find out more.

Breakfast Bowl

The best vegan breakfast bowl

This vegan and gluten-free breakfast bowl by Florian at Contentedness Cooking is an easy, quick, and healthy breakfast perfect for when time is at a premium.

It only requires some gluten-free oats, coconut milk, a variety of fresh fruits, nut butter (find a food processor to make peanut butter here) , coconut flakes, and a bit of maple syrup. Florian mentions that this recipe is just as good with quinoa substituted in for the gluten free oats. Go check out the full recipe now!


Gluten-Free Vegan Cauliflower Hash Browns

Cauliflower Hash Browns

Michelle Blackwoodon at Healthier Steps has created an innovative recipe for hash browns using cauliflower instead of potatoes. What a great idea!

They are healthier and lower in calories than traditional potato hash brown patties, yet they are still crispy, moist, and perfectly delicious. Cauliflower is a great source of vitamins B, C, and K, as well as being known to boost cognitive function, memory, and learning. Who wouldn’t want that in the morning!

Spicy Tofu Scramble

Spicy tofu scramble

The Spicy Tofu Scramble by Ania from Lazy Cat Kitchen is a dish that is easy to eat by itself, with a bit of seasoning, with sliced vegetables, on top of toast, or in many other ways. It’s just so versatile!

This recipe also uses the Kala Namak black salt mentioned earlier, and Ania says that it truly does give the tofu a real scrambled egg taste. Taking only 10 minutes to prep and 10 minutes to make, this recipe is ideal when you need a quick, but delicious, breakfast.


See! Vegan breakfast recipes needn’t be boring

With these vegan breakfast recipes safely tucked away in your bookmarks folder, you never need wonder what to have in the mornings ever again.

Didn’t see your favorite morning meal here? Let me know what you eat in the comments section below so I can try it too!


About The Author:
Lisa Williams
Happy Happy Vegan editor

Lisa Williams is a committed vegan, passionate animal welfare advocate, and keen follower of too many v-friendly food blogs to mention. She started happyhappyvegan.com back in 2016 because she felt there was a need for more straightforward information on plant-based living.

Back then, too many sites seem to either concentrate solely on recipes or be too intimidating or inaccessible for the v-curious, and she wanted to change that. The landscape is certainly a whole lot different now!

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