By Leslie Kelly
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Lighten up your weekend routine by going vegan for breakfast or brunch. These healthy vegan breakfast ideas are twists on time-honored dishes. So satisfying you won't miss the meat, cheese, or eggs!

1. Vegan Crepes

These vegan crepes are dead ringers for the traditional egg-y preparation. Reviewers say be patient and don't flip the crepe too soon!

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2. Vegan French Toast

Nutritional yeast, otherwise known as brewer's yeast, stands in for the eggs in this recipe. That distinctive ingredient gives the preparation a slightly nutty taste.

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3. Vegan Pancakes

Fans describe these flapjacks as light and fluffy, with a hint of sweetness. They've been made more than 600 times and get rave reviews.

4. Lemon Poppy Scones

Reviewers say double down on the citrus. Using the zest in addition to fresh lemon juice makes these pastries extra brilliant.

5. Muesli

Muesli is a lot like granola in the raw, which makes it super versatile. Serve it on top of soy yogurt or pour warm almond milk over the top for an easy vegan breakfast and a satisfying start to the day. This version has more than 100 5-star reviews.

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6. Vegan Waffles

These waffles go deep on good-for-you ingredients like flax seed meal and rolled oats, but they don't taste "healthy," especially with some sugar-free strawberry jam on top.

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7. Tofu Broccoli Quiche

This low carb vegan breakfast has a custard-like quality that makes the dish so beloved. But this vegan quiche is tons lighter than the traditional egg pie. Dijon mustard ups its French accent.

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8. Authentic Potato Pancake

While most potato pancakes rely on eggs to bind the ingredients into that easy-to-fry shape, this preparation comes straight from an Eastern European grandmother. And you can't argue with that, or with the interesting addition of shredded carrots and garlic. Serve these golden goodies with some soy chorizo.

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9. Vegan Banana Muffins

"You can't tell at all that these vegan muffins don't have any dairy or eggs," says MIEKO1. Make them in advance for quick vegan breakfasts on the go during the busy workweek.

10. Ultimate Tofu Breakfast Burrito Bowls

Replace the eggs with extra-firm tofu for this satisfying dish. "Tofu scrambles up just like eggs," says isachandra. "And with some clever spices, even non-vegans will barely notice the difference." It's a complete savory vegan breakfast! You'll spoon hash browns into each bowl, along with scoops of beans and tofu scramble. "Try setting out toppings to let family or guests assemble their own vegan breakfast burritos in a bowl."

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11. Dairy-Free Keto and Vegan Chocolate Fat Bombs

Get a quick-and-easy energy boost with almond butter, cocoa powder, and coconut oil. Perfect for a quick snack or vegan keto breakfast.

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12. Overnight Chai Oatmeal

Almost like dessert for breakfast! This overnight vegan oatmeal is loaded with good stuff: almond-coconut milk, chia seeds, shredded coconut, ground cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla extract, ground ginger, and nutmeg.

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13. Pumpkin Pie

Pie for breakfast is the best pie of the day. And this is tops on our list of vegan gluten free breakfast ideas. Best of all, this pie takes mere minutes to make!

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14. Spicy Tofu Scramble

"Packed with protein and flavor," says unsightly. Enjoy it as is, or as a filling for vegan breakfast sandwiches, or wrapped up in tortillas for a quick vegan breakfast tacos. Or use it as a base for vegan breakfast hash with sweet potatoes and plenty of sauteed veggies.

There are even more healthy vegan breakfast recipes right ahead! Check out our collection of Vegan Brunch and Breakfast Recipes.