19 Tasty Vegan Breakfast Ideas

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020

Making a vegan breakfast is easier (and more delicious) than you'd think.

Courtesy Susan Voisin

Fluffy Pancakes

Going vegan doesn’t mean you have to forgo a stack of pillowy pancakes. Here, Fat Free Vegan recreates them with a surprising secret ingredient—sparkling water—which gives these vegan pancakes an airy texture.

Courtesy Heather Goldberg and Jenny Engel

Strawberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

Spork Foods folds freshly chopped strawberries and lemon juice into vegan strawberry cream cheese, slathers it on toast, and coats the whole vegan French toast in a batter fragrant with cinnamon, allspice, maple syrup, lemon zest, and vanilla extract.

Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes

Coconut Cinna-Ring

Everyone will want seconds of these vegan cinnamon rolls from Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes. This brunch treat can be made ahead of time, stashed in the fridge, and then popped in the oven to bake when your friends arrive.

Courtesy Olives for Dinner

Vegan Sawmill Gravy and Biscuits with TVP-Shiitake Hash

This vegan breakfast recipe from Olives for Dinner wraps southern flair around comfort food with its creamy gravy soaked into flaky biscuits. TVP, or textured vegetable protein, is used to replace meat in vegan cooking, but experiment with tempeh, tofu, seitan, or just extra veg.

Courtesy Olives for Dinner

Breakfast Quinoa with Toasted Coconut and Pistachios

So simple: Olives for Dinner takes the superstar quinoa to the breakfast table with toasted coconut, cardamom, and pistachios (or, swap in your favorite dried fruit, nut, and chocolate combination). Serve over coconut or almond milk.

Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes

Baked Donuts: 3 Ways

Blogger Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes creates chocolate, vanilla, and “coco nutty”-glazed vegan donut recipes from a cinnamon-spiked batter that can be easily doubled to feed a crowd.

Courtesy Cookie+Kate

Vegan Banana Nut Scones

Whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and nuts give these scones on Cookie & Kate a nutrition boost underneath the maple glaze.

Courtesy Jenné Claiborne

Buckwheat Crepes with Chocolate Cream Sauce

Sweet Potato Soul pulls off vegan, gluten-free crepes by using arrowroot powder and ground flax seed, both working as an egg replacement. The fast 5-ingredient chocolate sauce incorporates tahini (or other nut/seed butter), soy or almond milk, maple syrup, Medjool dates, and cocoa powder. Don’t bank on leftovers.

Courtesy A Whisk and Two Wands

Petite Vanilla Bean Scones

Dainty scones make a sweet dunker for your morning coffee, even on the go. Blog A Whisk and Two Wands swirls a simple batter with vegan butter that’s ready to bake in no time.

Courtesy Richa Hingle, VeganRicha.com

Cherry Amaretto Bread Loaf

This loaf from Vegan Richa makes the perfect canvas for a generous smear of almond or peanut butter. Transform it into French toast by dipping slices in almond milk, ground oats, and flaxseed meal before pan frying.

Gail Davis, Hungry Vegan

Pistachio-Crusted Matcha Green Tea and Coconut French Toast

Hungry Vegan creates this easy vegan breakfast by quickly pulsing coconut milk, non-dairy creamer, and matcha green tea powder, then blending in banana, pistachios, flour, and more for a thick batter that’ll cling to whole-wheat bread.

Courtesy Susan Voisin

Scrambled Tofu and Kale with Sweet Potato Fries

Fat Free Vegan serves up hearty vegan scrambled “eggs” using bell pepper, mushrooms, kale, and tofu that’s seasoned with flavor-boosters like paprika, cumin, and turmeric.

Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes

Scrambled Egg and Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

For this vegan breakfast sandwich, golden-brown tofu, melted vegan cheese, vegan bacon, and tomato slices are piled high on an English muffin half and topped with a sprinkling of pea shoots. Blogger Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes also suggests adding a green note with arugula and sauteed peppers.

Courtesy Olives for Dinner

Homemade Bagels with Tofutti, Capers and Caramelized Shallots

Bagels come together with just six pantry ingredients on the blog Olives for Dinner, and get topped with vegan cream cheese, bracingly briny capers, and a spoonful of sweet shallots.

Courtesy Olives for Dinner

Celery Root Hashbrowns with Basil Cream

Only looks fancy: This vegan recipe on Olives for Dinner takes the humble, knobby root vegetable and turns it into a tender dish, its nutty sweetness complemented by crisp Granny Smith apples.

Courtesy Susan Voisin

Chickpea Flour Omelets with Asparagus

These savory vegan “omelets” from Fat Free Vegan are flexible enough to be served as part of a savory breakfast or as a light dinner. Make them your own with your favorite chopped veggies.

Courtesy Richa Hingle, VeganRicha.com

Mango Yogurt Smoothie

Blogger Vegan Richa creates this vegan smoothie with coconut milk unsweetened yogurt and almond milk, and suggests adding cardamom or vanilla flavors to bring out the mango.

Alexis Siemons

Iced Spiced Masala Chai Tea Latte

Blogger Teaspoons and Petals makes a sophisticated vegan latte with black tea, cloves, ground cardamom, and more, swapping in almond milk for dairy milk and maple syrup for honey. For a spicier sip, infuse with thinly sliced ginger and cinnamon sticks.

Dorothy Reinhold, Shockingly Delicious

Holiday Breakfast Pizza with Fresh Berries

Blogger Shockingly Delicious tops frozen puff pastry with strawberry vegan cream cheese and pretty berries for a special morning meal.

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