If you're new to the vegan lifestyle or if you've been vegan for ages, you'll totally dig these healthy vegan breakfast recipes. What follows are six of our favorite vegan breakfast recipes for you to try, explore and enjoy!
1. Loaded Vegan Oats
This five-minute recipe is very easy to prepare, but it tastes so good it will feel a little like a personal chef slaved for hours to make it for you! The secret is in the toppings. For each serving of vegan oats, try adding:
- Raw almonds
- Dried cherries or dried cranberries
- Pepita seeds (soaked or not – it’s your preference!)
- Cinnamon, allspice and ground ginger
- Toasted or raw almond butter
- Toasted coconut flakes
Spoon your oats into a bowl, then add the toppings. Save the almond butter for last and just drizzle it on. For an extra helping of comfort, add a bit of vegan butter or coconut oil butter and there you have it: a munchy, crunchy, vegan breakfast feast, made in less than five minutes!
2. Flour-Free Breakfast Cookies
This brilliant vegan breakfast idea works as an ultra-light breakfast, a pre-workout boost or as a side to a larger dish. First, pulse the oats in your food processor to make a meal. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mash two ripe bananas, add the oats, three tablespoons of ground flax seed, 1/8 tsp sea salt, one tsp cinnamon and mix well. With an ice cream scoop or spoon, make spoon eight scoops on the baking sheet. With your thumb, press a well into the center of each, and fill the well with your choice of jam. Bake until firm but still soft and set out to cool for 10 minutes. Easy to grab and go!
3. Oat Squares
Mix one tablespoon of chia seed with four tablespoons of water. Let it thicken while you mix 1/3 cup melted coconut oil, ¼ cup maple syrup, one teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons brown rice syrup (as a binder), 2 ½ cups rolled oats, ½ cup ground rolled oats (to make a flour), one cup almond flour, ½ tsp sea salt and ½ tsp baking soda. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spoon 2/3 of the mixture onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and make an even layer. Now for the jam! Spread a jam of your choice as your second layer. Now top with the remaining oat mixture as a crumbled topping and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the topping is a nice golden color. After completely cooled, slice into squares. Store refrigerated.
4. Fruit Sauce, Dip or Drizzle
This simple sauce is good on just about anything, and it's completely vegan and dairy free. Toss these in a blender:
- Soaked cashews
- Almond milk
- Coconut syrup
This heavenly concoction makes a wonderful drizzle over fruit kabobs, granola or oatmeal it makes just about anything better, especially breakfast foods!
5. Tastier Toast
Toast. On its own, toast is thought of as a blah sort of thing to eat. Well until you try these four new and delicious ways to eat it!
- Grown up PB&J – Crunchy almond butter, raspberry jam and flaked coconut
- For the Canadians – Maple baked beans on toast! Sweet and protein packed!
- For the brunch crowd – Hummus, avocado, roasted tomatoes, hemp hearts, salt and pepper
- For the Elvis fan – sliced banana, sunflower seed butter, chopped dark chocolate
These are all so quick and easy to make, you'll never eat your toast plain again! Also, make up your own toast combo and have fun with it!
6. No-Bake Almond Granola Bars
In a large bowl, mix 1 ½ cups rolled oats, 1 cup crisp rice cereal, ¼ cup shredded coconut, ½ cup sliced almonds, 2 tablespoons chia seed together. Over medium heat, melt ¼ cup coconut oil. Remove from heat and mix together in your bowl along with ½ cup almond butter, ¼ cup coconut nectar and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Top with a layer of non-dairy chocolate chips and freeze for 10 minutes. Cut into bars and enjoy straight out of the fridge!
There's a common misconception about vegan cuisine: that eating vegan takes all the fun out of food. We couldn’t disagree more! Eating vegan is healthy, both for our bodies and our planet vegan foods can be clean, green, organic and delicious! These 6 healthy vegan breakfast ideas are just a tiny taste of what's out there if you’re into health food and enjoy eating well, check out a vegan restaurant in your area or try it at home with a vegan cookbook or two. You’ll be so glad you did!