Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? So, it’s important that you start your day with something healthy, nutritious and filling. Whether you’ve been vegan forever, are trying out Veganuary, or just want to eat more plant-based foods, we’ve got a breakfast for you! We’ve rounded up the very best vegan breakfast recipes from around the internet to keep your belly happy, healthy and full. Whether you want sweet or savoury, fast or slow, there’s a vegan breakfast recipe here for you.
Vegan Breakfast Sandwich
Is there anything quite as good as a breakfast sandwich? How about a vegan breakfast sandwich! Vegan Huggs has nailed this savoury breakfast, using a combination of tofu and the magical ingredient of Kala Namak (black salt).
This brings an eggy smell and taste to this filling sandwich that will keep you going until lunchtime. Add in some drool-worthy vegan cheese, some fresh salad and gherkins, then pop it between two slices of your favourite bread. Delicious!
Blueberry Oatmeal Waffles
Post Punk Kitchen is one of our favourite ever vegan food blogs, and when you see recipes like these blueberry oatmeal waffles it becomes very obvious why. It may be an oldie, but it’s definitely a goodie. You will need a waffle iron to complete this breakfast recipe, but trust us when we say it’ll be a solid investment.
Packed with tangy blueberries, the batter is quick and easy to make, and then all it takes is a few minutes in your waffle iron. Most of the ingredients you’ll probably be able to find in your cupboard too!
If you scroll through Pinterest for vegan breakfast recipes as much as we do, then chances are you’ve seen a fair few omelette variations in your time. It seems like the ultimate vegan quest to be able to make the perfect egg replacement – and we think we’ve found it with Nora’s vegan omelette.
Follow her advice to find the best silken tofu for this recipe and you’ll end up with a fluffy omelette that’s packed full of flavour and protein. Add in your favourite toppings and you’re good to go.
Crepes are just mouthwatering, aren’t they? The picture alone has got our stomachs rumbling! Carine from Sweet as Honey has the perfect recipe for healthy (and quick) crepes that you’ll want to make time and time again.
You only need five ingredients to whip this delicious breakfast up, before smearing them in your favourite filling. We’re thinking some vegan dark chocolate and a handful of strawberries. Yum!
Vegan Breakfast Hash
Savoury breakfast fans, look no further than this breakfast hash that is sure to keep the whole house full until lunch (maybe even dinner). You can feed plenty of people with a breakfast like this, making it perfect for weekend get-togethers.
Plus, it’s super cheap to make as you can throw in any leftover vegetables that you’ve got sitting in the fridge. You’ll find the full recipe, along with a video, over on plant.well.
Savoury Vegan Breakfast Bowl
At first glance, this doesn’t look like a vegan breakfast. However, those yummy looking scrambled eggs are actually made from silken tofu… We’re seeing a theme here. This is definitely a weekend breakfast or brunch that is sure to keep your belly happy.
Ania from Lazy Cat Kitchen has put together this recipe that takes just 15 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to cook. We can see us having this for every brunch forever from now on.
Tofu Scramble Egg Substitute
It seems as though tofu is the ultimate choice when it comes to making a breakfast egg substitute – and we have already seen a few recipes that use it. However, Caitlin has been attempting to perfect her own scrambled tofu recipe for years and she’s adamant that she’s got it down to a tee now.
She’s another foodie who swears by Kala Namak (black salt) to give that eggy smell and flavour, but there are also a few other magic ingredients that make this scrambled egg substitute one of the best around.
Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes
Name us a more iconic duo than chocolate and peanut butter? We’ll wait… You’ll see a few recipes from Bianca at Elephantastic Vegan on this list because they’re all so darn good.
If you find yourself with a morning sweet tooth, then these vegan chocolate peanut butter pancakes are sure to hit the spot. The pancakes themselves are super fluffy, before being covered in a creamy peanut butter sauce that’s slightly warm. Have we gone to heaven? We think so.
Enchilada Breakfast Casserole
If you want something warming and hearty to start your day, look no further than this enchilada breakfast casserole. Using scrambled tofu, pinto beans, courgette, sweetcorn, enchilada sauce and a big block of vegan cheese, this Mexican inspired breakfast is fit for champions.
It takes just under an hour to make, but can serve up to eight people, and is perfect for pretty much any meal of the day. In fact, we’d happily eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
A lot of chocolate spreads on the market use skim milk powder, meaning they’re not suitable for vegans – boo! So, while we wait for the industry to catch up with our demands (we’re looking at you Nutella), we’ll just have to make our own to slather all over toast.
Luckily, this vegan-friendly chocolate hazelnut spread is absolutely delicious. Maybe even better than Nutella?! Maybe. The skim milk powder is replaced by soy powder to create a gooey chocolate spread that’s perfect for pretty much any occasion.
Vegan Avocado Tofu Toast
Who doesn’t like avo on toast? It’s pretty much become a breakfast and brunch staple for many of us around the world. However, if you want to take your avo on toast to the next level, try this recipe from the wonderful Radiant Rachels.
Cover your tofu in turmeric before frying off and adding it to your favourite toasted bread. Finish off with avocado (obviously) and a sprinkling of chopped chives. Perfect!
Vegan Blueberry Oat Bars
If you’re looking for a vegan breakfast you can take to work, we have a feeling you’re going to love these blueberry oat bars. Simply make a batch on a Sunday, pop them in the fridge, then take them into work and watch everyone eye you jealously.
This recipe makes between 9 and 12 bars, so you can also use them for snacks or share them with your colleagues if you’re feeling generous. Alternatively, just eat them all in one go – they’re really that good!
Caramelised Vegan Banana Oatmeal
You don’t need a lot of ingredients or a lot of time to be able to make this drool-worthy caramelised vegan banana oatmeal. Claire from LiveKindly believes you can turn this recipe around in 20 minutes if you get a wiggle on.
Warm up some rolled oats in plant milk or water, before adding in some cinnamon and caramelised bananas. You can finish this off with some of your favourite nut butter to really fill that belly! This might also be worth trying as an overnight oats recipe if you don’t have a lot of time in the morning.
Balsamic Roasted Tomato and Hummus Toast
Breakfasts like this are what gets us up in the morning. This vegan breakfast recipe may seem simplistic, but it’s packed full of flavour and that’s what we love. Georgie Eats has her very own hummus recipe, which she calls the ‘best ever’ and we can totally vouch for that.
Slather that on some crusty sourdough bread, before topping with your balsamic roasted tomatoes and a sprinkling of sunflower seeds. Is anyone else’s stomach rumbling? We’re in love.
The Best Vegan Breakfast Sausage Recipe Ever
If you’ve been missing a McDonald’s breakfast since going vegan, then maybe this recipe will help! Even if you’ve never had a Maccy’s McMuffin before, we can guarantee you’ll fall in love with Randi’s creation. Not only is this vegan breakfast sausage recipe delicious, but it’s seriously healthy.
Packed full of lentils, oats, herbs and spices, you won’t feel guilty chowing down on this for breakfast. Serve on a toasted English muffin with a slice of vegan cheese and those McDonald’s memories will be a thing of the past.
Easy Vegan Breakfast Tacos
We can thank our friends over the pond for the delight that is breakfast tacos. Just because you’re vegan, doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in some taco-y goodness, however! Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen has the perfect recipe for this savoury breakfast, with plenty of optional extras.
Decide what you want to fill your taco with (we’re a vegan scramble and sausage kinda taco-eater), then get to work. Don’t forget to cover it all in vegan nacho cheese, for that gooey goodness.
Vegan Grilled Asparagus on ‘Eggy’ Toast
Eggy toast is a delicious treat any time of the day, but particularly first thing in the morning. Unlike many of our other vegan egg recipes, there’s not a single bit of tofu in sight!
Instead, this recipe uses chickpea flour and nutritional yeast to create that eggy texture. Black salt is also an option, to create that realistic smell and taste. This breakfast is low in fat, but high in protein and fibre. It’s the perfect start to the day!
Vegan Chocolate Overnight Oats
We’re back with the amazing Bianca from Elephantastic Vegan, who knows that chocolate makes the perfect breakfast. Right? These vegan chocolate overnight oats are ideal for those who want to prep their breakfast ahead of time.
Simply pop the ingredients in a mason jar and leave overnight. You can then take your nutritious breakfast into work with you the next day and dig in! This isn’t the kind of breakfast you’re going to want to share with anyone in the office, though.
Vegan Egg Bites
This is another grab-and-go breakfast for those busy mornings when you just don’t have time to cook up something delicious and healthy. Luckily, you can prep these vegan egg bites ahead of time and they’ll store in the fridge for 3-5 days.
Make a big batch on Sunday and they’ll carry you through most of the week. They also contain plenty of protein and calcium, with very little saturated fat and zero cholesterol. Winning!
We have seen so much tofu scramble it’s made our head spin, but what about chickpea scramble?! If you want to try something different or are just sick of tofu, Jasmine and Chris have the answer.
You only need five ingredients to make the scrambled chickpea itself, then you can customise with anything else you want! This is also the perfect vegan breakfast recipe for those who want something soy and gluten-free.
Vegan Breakfast Skillet
If you’re like us, a breakfast you can just bung in a pan and leave is ideal. Luckily, this vegan breakfast skillet is pretty much just that! Filled with potatoes, peppers, mushrooms and spinach, Heather Christo’s vegan breakfast skillet is as healthy as it is delicious.
It’s also another recipe that you could serve up at any time of the day. Oh, and it only takes 30 minutes in total to cook. What’s not to love?
Breakfast Banana Bars
Breakfast bars are essential for those with busy mornings. Skipping breakfast will just make you hungrier later, so at least these can be prepped ahead of time – no excuses not to eat breakfast now!
Healthy Living James has a gorgeous recipe for breakfast banana bars that take just five minutes to prep and only need three ingredients. This is easily one of the quickest and easiest vegan breakfast recipes we’ve ever come across. We might just have to add some chocolate chips to ours, though.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cups
What do you get when you cross baked oatmeal with muffins? Feel Good Foodie’s apple cinnamon oatmeal cups, of course! The way these are baked means you have individual servings that can be stored in the fridge for the perfect grab-and-go breakfast.
You can also store them in the freezer for up to three months. So, make a huge batch, try not to eat them all at once, and then rejoice that you always have something ready for breakfast!
Vegan Sweet Potato Breakfast Burritos
Burritos – they’re tasty AND they’re filling. These vegan sweet potato breakfast burritos will fill you up and they’re packed full of nutrients that will keep your belly happy.
You have plenty of options as to what to put in your burrito, including tofu scramble, black beans, vegan sausage or pattie, and a scrumptious looking cashew chipotle sauce. Not forgetting the all-important sweet potato, of course. You can have a lot of fun with this breakfast recipe, so get experimenting!
Almond Butter Granola
It’s another sweet breakfast treat from Bianca… And, of course, it includes chocolate. Granola is ideal for making in big batches and then sprinkling over your favourite vegan yoghurt for a delicious, balanced breakfast.
You can store this almond butter granola in a mason jar and it will last for weeks (as long as you follow Bianca’s top tips on storing it). Did we mention you’ll only need four ingredients to make it, too? We’re ordering them as we speak.
Vegan Banana Bread
Fluffy, gooey, delicious banana bread. It feels naughty, but it’s oh so nice! From My Bowl has one of the best vegan banana bread recipes we’ve ever seen, which only needs nine ingredients to boot.
You would never be able to tell that it’s vegan, as the texture is just right! Make sure you get an almond butter that is smooth, drippy and has no added oils or sugar. This ensures you get that moist texture that makes banana bread so delicious.
Vegan Avocado Pesto Grilled Cheese
Gooey vegan cheese, creamy avocado and tangy pesto make up this mouth-watering recipe from Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen. If you don’t already have a toastie maker then you’re definitely going to want to invest, even if you only ever make this toastie in it!
The combination of flavours make this a delicious breakfast that’s also filling and nutritious. What could be better? The only thing you have to decide is what kind of bread you want to use…
Shakshuka is a dish originating from the Middle East, usually made with tomatoes, vegetables and baked eggs. However, you can make this dish vegan-friendly as Jess from Choosing Chia goes to prove.
In fact, we think it’s more delicious than the original! To ensure you get that hit of protein, this vegan shakshuka is packed full of quinoa and white beans. It will certainly fill you up and keep you going all day! Plus, it’s absolutely delicious!
Homemade Peanut Butter and Banana Muesli
Making muesli is an ideal way to ensure you always have something healthy ready for breakfast – and you have a lot more control over the sugar content than store-bought muesli.
This homemade peanut butter and banana muesli may take a bit longer than tipping some cereal into a bowl, but it will be totally worth it. Plus, you can then keep it in an airtight container and dig in whenever you need a quick breakfast. It’s perfect for those who are always in a rush in the mornings!
Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa
Quinoa isn’t just for lunches and dinners, you know? It is actually one of the best ingredients to start your day with, as it will keep you satiated for hours. Plus, the combination of apple and cinnamon in this vegan breakfast recipe will make you feel like you’re eating dessert in the morning…
And we all wish we could eat dessert for breakfast, right? You only need five ingredients to make this dish and it can all be done in one pot. Less washing up… Yassss!
Banana Pancake Dippers
Is this a breakfast or is this a dessert? Well, technically it could be both. However, we’re still in the mindset of eating pudding for breakfast, so we’re going to say it’s the perfect way to start your day.
All you need to do is smother bananas in a pancake mix and then pop in a frying pan (or skillet). Turn them halfway through until golden and voila! Banana pancake dippers. We’d recommend dipping in the vegan chocolate hazelnut spread further up.
Vegan All Day English Breakfast
We’re going to finish with what we (personally) think is the greatest breakfast ever invented – the fry-up. Don’t @ us, you know it’s true. However, when you go vegan, you might worry that you’ll never enjoy the delights of one again.
Luckily for us all, Bit of The Good Stuff has an epic Vegan All Day English Breakfast that is way better than the meat version. This is the ultimate breakfast or brunch for those lazy weekends.
So, there we have it. 32 absolutely mouth-watering vegan breakfast recipes that tick every box. We’ve had sweet, savoury, ones to prep and make ahead, quick ones, lazy Sunday morning ones, the lot. All you need to do now is decide which one you want to try first! Want more? Check out our top picks for vegan food blogs!