These vegan breakfast ideas will give you all the energy and nutrients you need to fuel your day. Best of all, they are also easy on your pocket. Next time you are short of ideas, remember the options mentioned in this article.
The most important meal of the day, and it’s often one of the hardest meals to master as a new vegan! American breakfast staples are usually not vegan-friendly. Even pancakes tend to include animal-derived ingredients.
Many people that are new to the cruelty-free lifestyle wrongly assume that a balanced, tasty vegan breakfast will have to include expensive and hard-to-find ingredients. You’ll be surprised to know, however, that whipping up a nutritious vegan breakfast can be easy for even the laziest of us.
Are you just starting out on your vegan journey? You might like to read: How to Become Vegan.
Here are some delicious ideas for your vegan breakfast that are guaranteed to lure you out of bed in seconds!
Vegan breakfasts can be savory, sweet, and everything in between
When it comes to a plant-based diet, the breakfast options are endless. You can easily create a spread that will keep you energized all day. Here are some options that you might want to consider.
If you are the “cooked breakfast” type, you might want to try…
Scrambled tofu! This vegan breakfast staple is wallet-friendly, rich in protein, and incredibly easy and quick to make.
Extra-firm tofu can be found in most supermarkets, and it only takes a little seasoning to take this unassuming soy product to the next level. Pre-cook it in the microwave and mash it up to look like scrambled eggs. Fry it in a pan with a little olive oil. Try it with fried peppers, spinach, mushrooms, and a generous sprinkle of nutritional yeast to make sure your nutritional needs are covered.
If you’re feeling extra fancy, fry up some tempeh, or some tasty vegan sausages and vegan bacon to put on the side. You can even add some vegan cheese on top!
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If you are the cereal type, why not try…
Vegan-friendly cereal and non-dairy milk! Read the ingredients on cereal brands. You might be surprised to find that many kinds of cereal are in fact vegan-friendly.
You can also try granola with added nuts. Be sure to check the ingredients though because some brands might use honey or other animal products as part of their recipe. It’s also quite easy to make your own mix of vegan granola with oats, seeds, nuts, and grains of your choice.
Oatmeal is also a great option for the health-conscious. Make a generous bowl with your choice of plant milk, and top it all off with fresh or dried fruit, nuts, and seeds. This filling vegan breakfast will keep you full until lunchtime!
If you are the sandwich or omelet type, consider…
Bean-loaded burritos are the perfect choice when looking for a filling vegan breakfast that is rich in protein. You can stuff them with all your leftover rice and veg to make your morning meal even more convenient and nutritious.
Our Vegan Breakfast Sandwich is a must, and don’t forget the tried-and-true option of avocado with tomatoes and hummus on vegan toast! Try this Easy Homemade Vegan Bread Recipe. Add a side of fried potatoes for that extra oomph, or go with something else altogether.
A classic PB&J will also hit the spot, just make sure your choice of bread is vegan-friendly. Have a look at our Ultimate List of Vegan Breads You Can Buy At The Grocery Store to know what brands to buy.
If you are the pancake or waffles type, you might want to indulge in…
Vegan pancakes! These are extremely easy to make while being very close to the original recipe. Follow the simple recipe or be creative and mash a ripe banana into the mix.
Tip: If you don’t have time to make your own mix, Aunt Jemima’s original is actually suitable for vegans. So if you are feeling extra lazy, you can just add almond or soy milk to the mix for a scrumptious morning feast!