15 Plant-Based Breakfasts to Energize Your Day
Starting the morning with a plant-based breakfast can give you a boost of energy and leave you feeling good about the rest of the day. These 15 vegan-friendly recipes range between sweet and savory, featuring favorites like tofu breakfast bowls, chocolate chip pancakes, and even eggplant "bacon."
Equal parts beloved and bullied, avocado toast is definitely a food people have opinions about. And with 100+ positive reviewers, our opinion is that this recipe is a winner.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Get the protein and fiber of oatmeal, but in the form of delightfully fluffy chocolate pancakes. If you have picky eaters who may shy away from oatmeal, the oats can be blended into a smooth flour before using.
Ultimate Tofu Breakfast Burrito Bowls
"Tofu scrambles up just like eggs, and with some clever spices, even non-vegans will barely notice the difference," says recipe creator Isa Chandra. "Try setting out toppings to let family or guests assemble their own burrito bowls."
Flax seed meal is the secret ingredient to these fluffy waffles. The seeds thicken up when added to water, acting as a plant-based egg alternative.
Tofu Quiche with Broccoli
Seasoned and blended firm tofu is the base for this egg-free quiche. Reviewer RASACS says, "Very yummy — my husband had no idea it was tofu."
Overnight Chai Oatmeal
Vegan Breakfast Sausage
"TVP, oats, and a variety of herbs and spices provide a vegan alternative to breakfast sausage in this easy recipe," says recipe creator Breanna Ford. "Dough can be rolled into a log, stored in plastic wrap, and kept in the fridge for up to a week, or cooked immediately."
Vegan Breakfast Hash with Smashed Potatoes and Tofu
Smashing is the best technique for these baby potatoes, creating delightfully fluffy interiors with a crispy crust outside. Layer them up in a bowl with veggies and tofu for a filling breakfast.
Eggplant is magically transformed into a faux bacon. While crispier than the meat version, these strips can be served on the side or stuffed into a breakfast BLT. Make sure to use vegetarian Worcestershire for this recipe, since the traditional kind contains anchovies.
Okra and Kohlrabi Vegan Breakfast Hash
In the same vegetable family as cabbage and broccoli, kohlrabi is a mild root veggie that's perfect for breakfast. Everything bakes together on the same sheet pan, meaning you can have breakfast done with only one dirty dish.
"Chickpea flour and lightly sautéed vegetables recreate an eggless frittata or open-faced omelette," says recipe creator Buckwheat Queen. "A delicious — not too dense, not too fluffy — must-have on your brunch table."
Tempeh Breakfast Sausage Patties
Vegan Tofu "Eggs"
Vegan Banana Muffins
"You can't tell at all that these muffins don't have any dairy or eggs," says recipe creator MIEKO1. "They are moist and yummy. My kids and husband polish them off as soon as they are out of the oven!"
Rice Paper Fake Bacon
Rice paper is the secret ingredient to this extra crispy plant-based bacon. A spiced blend of soy sauce, maple syrup, and liquid smoke is key to getting the right flavor.