Here are 27 vegan breakfast ideas to fuel you for the day ahead without having to eat any type of animal product!
Many people have the wrong impression that vegan food is all just fruits and vegetables but there are so many fun and unique options out there where you won’t miss your eggs, milk, or meat, especially when it comes to breakfast foods.
Whether you eat plant based meals due to your personal values or for health reasons, you can still make sure that you enjoy eating the most important meal of the day!
You can enjoy classic breakfast foods that your non-vegan friends and family love such as Vegan Pancakes, Vegan Omelets, and even Vegan Yogurt Parfaits!
If you want something a little more hearty, go for Vegan Sausage Patties.
Some of these recipes are very easy and involve replacing traditional ingredients with vegan substitutes.
Others may have a little more involvement in the preparation process to make it a great substitute for animal products so you won’t even notice it’s a vegan alternative!
These taste so good, you can share them with all of your friends, whether they are vegan or not, so go ahead and host the next breakfast or brunch get-together and serve some of these vegan breakfast ideas!
Dry yellow mung beans substitute for eggs in this casserole with tons of seasonings to add excitement to the dish.
Aside from your vegetables, you can add in vegan breakfast sausages and tons of vegan cheese to fool any meat eater into believing this is just like their regular casseroles.
If you know your morning will be busy, go ahead and prepare everything the night before and let it bake in the morning to save some energy!
This breakfast dish is so filling and tasty with tons of diced potatoes and chickpeas tossed in.
Baby spinach, red onion, and bell pepper add an extra kick to this breakfast hash!
If you want to, top it all off with jalapenos, cilantro, avocado, or salsa.
3. French Toast
Both kids and adults will love this french toast!
You can use any type of dairy-free milk you like including almond, coconut, and soy.
Fresh fruit and chopped nuts are delicious toppings but you want to include a dash of vanilla and cinnamon for the best breakfast flavors!
Leave the eggs out of this frittata and switch in some tofu.
It is going to be a different texture from traditional egg-filled frittatas but different doesn’t mean bad!
You can fill this up with all types of vegetables, including some that are close to going bad so you can avoid unnecessary waste.
Your favorite blueberry bars are made better by leaving out cornstarch, butter, and any dairy products.
Make your own blueberry chia seed jam for this, and for any other snack or dessert you want.
Your oatmeal base and crumble are made of the same dough so you can make one batch that is split in half, saving tons of time in preparation!
Roasted potatoes add a crisp bite to these flavorful burritos.
Cashew sauce adds some creamy goodness that is very easy to make at home!
These are freezer friendly, too, so you can plan ahead for busy mornings.
This is an amazing way to leave eggs off of your plate but still enjoy one of your favorite egg breakfasts.
You can blend your own “egg” mixture with some silken tofu, spices, and dairy-free milk that will leave everyone doubting that this isn’t made of eggs!
Add in your favorite sauteed vegetables like mushrooms, spinach, kale, or zucchini.
This French pancake-style pastry can still be enjoyed without any dairy or eggs added in!
You can still get the thin, elastic texture of your favorite crepes with the vanilla flavor that we all love.
As long as you have a hot crepe pan and are able to spread the batter evenly, you will love how these vegan crepes taste!
This is another great way to enjoy what is normally an egg-based meal without actually using eggs.
This comes together in about ten minutes so you can rest assured knowing you will not have to spend all morning slaving in the kitchen for a delicious meal.
You can even make this oil-free by using homemade oil-free hummus in the “eggs” but you can add oil if that is what you prefer.
Whether you are making a cheesecake, smothering this on a bagel, or adding it to a dip, this vegan cream cheese recipe will become your new favorite substitute!
This is made from tofu, coconut oil, and flavorings so it is very easy to believe this is the traditional cream cheese some of us have tried before.
Once you have made a classic version, have some fun and try adding in chives or strawberry flavorings, too!
If you are missing bacon, make some tempeh bacon strips to add to your favorite breakfast dishes, like this avocado bowl.
Pre-cooking your sweet potatoes can save a ton of time so add this to your Sunday meal prep line up to make your mornings a little easier!
Mushrooms, kale, and an avocado are also great additions to your breakfast bowl.
Enjoy this breakfast classic in only 20 minutes with a handful of ingredients you probably already have stocked in your kitchen!
Your favorite plant milk makes a special appearance in this breakfast dish with commonly found dry ingredients to make a vegan pancake batter you will find yourself craving for days!
Making your own vegan pop-tarts is so satisfying and ensures you get exactly the flavor you like!
Nearly any flavor can be made into a pop-tart breakfast treat so use whatever jam or jelly you like best to make this.
The vegan glaze is also super easy and can be adjusted to add a little more flavor, such as adding a bit of the jam you use for your filling to the glaze for extra flavor!
This is another breakfast item you will love having handy for busy mornings where you are on the run and want something filling and tasty but can’t spare too much time in the kitchen.
Chickpea flour and shredded hash browns make the base of these muffins but with chopped bell pepper and green onions added in, you get a little extra pleasure from every bite of these!
Chickpea flour is also featured in this recipe since it can cook to make an egg-like texture meaning you get more traditional tastes from these french toast sticks.
Canned coconut milk is recommended for this recipe since it will give you a richer batter but other non-dairy milks can also be used.
No matter the age of everyone dining for breakfast, they will love these sweet breakfast treats!
Few experiences in life compare to licking the cookie dough off of a spoon after baking a batch of cookies, but these overnight oats come close!
Since this is a vegan recipe, there is no worry from eating raw eggs but you still get that cookie dough taste and texture you love.
With vegan protein powder added in, you can get that extra boost to fuel your morning!
17. Eggs Benedict
This “egg” dish is very similar to what others may enjoy, even though it leaves out the actual eggs!
Tofu replaces the eggs and with the homemade vegan Hollandaise sauce, you will love the result from the first bite.
This Hollandaise sauce is great to use with all other vegan meals so enjoy it with all of your other vegan breakfasts.
Chances are you have tried a savory tostada before but adding in a vegan cream cheese and tons of fruit gives you a sweet change to the traditional.
Use all of your favorite fruits but strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries will give you a beautiful and tasty way to enjoy fruit for breakfast.
A little bit of mint, lemon zest, and vanilla are added to your cream cheese to give it a little extra tang in every bite!
When fall weather starts to cool, we are all about everything pumpkin flavored, but these flavors can be used in more than just coffee and desserts!
This smoothie bowl is a great way to have your pumpkin pie for breakfast and in only about five minutes of prep!
With so many choices in toppings, you can make this new every morning to have some extra excitement in your breakfast.
These portable breakfast cups are a great way to meal prep a sweet treat for breakfast, mid-morning snacks, or even a quick dessert.
This is also nut free since it uses sunflower seed butter rather than other nut butters but if you prefer peanut butter or almond butter they will still work great here.
Dairy-free melted chocolate chips harden on top of these cups making it an extra tasty breakfast choice that kids and adults like both love!
This is a high quality alternative to store bought vegan breakfast patties, with the added benefit of being made in your own kitchen!
Red lentils, oat flour, and fennel are some key ingredients in this vegan breakfast item that help it taste and feel like other breakfast patties.
After baking your sausage patties, you can give them a little more of a restaurant feel by frying them for a little bit, so you can easily mimic your favorite vegan restaurant breakfast dishes!
Even if you stay away from regular oatmeal, this baked oatmeal recipe is one that will make you an oatmeal lover!
A little bit of peanut butter, chocolate chips, and some peanuts can give the Snickers taste we all love.
Maple syrup and non-dairy milk are also added in for extra sweetness and to make a great texture.
Potatoes make a delicious base for this skillet, so we are already starting off on the right foot with this dish!
Vegan breakfast sausage, colorful bell peppers and vegetables, and seasonings make this extremely flavorful and filling.
Vegan cheese or alternate egg products can also be added to this skillet depending on what you are in the mood for but even without it will look and taste great.
Garden vegetables are added to this sandwich to give you a crunchy bite full of fresh taste.
You can make your own vegan cream cheese by using the recipe listed above or use the one included in this recipe.
This gives you a fresh and tasty breakfast that takes no time to prepare!
This is a Japanese style vegan scrambled egg recipe.
It is equal parts sweet and savory with a soft texture that makes it a great egg substitute.
Bean curd skin and silken tofu help get a fluffy texture with soft curds like real eggs so you may fool yourself into thinking this dish used real eggs!
26. Yogurt Parfaits
Whether you make your own vegan yogurt from two ingredients or you buy your favorite one from the store, you will love your breakfast parfaits.
Granola and a berry sauce top off your soy yogurt for extra flavor and texture.
Vegan whipped cream and tons of fruit make this a special treat for breakfast or dessert perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth anytime of day!
This breakfast bowl is not only beautiful but so delicious and will leave you feeling good about your breakfast choices!
Quinoa, tofu, and hash browns will ensure your stomach is satisfied and you are ready to take on the day ahead of you!
After venturing to your local farmer’s market and picking up your favorite vegetables, you can add them into this bowl to enjoy them with your weekend breakfasts.
The bottom line
Even without dairy, eggs, or meat products in your breakfasts you can still have an incredibly delicious meal that leaves you feeling happy and satisfied!
There are tons of ways to enjoy traditional breakfast foods without any animal products that will be as good as or better than what you may have from restaurants or store bought products.
Want more vegan meal ideas?
- Breakfast Casserole
- Chickpea Potato Breakfast Hash
- French Toast
- Vegetable Frittata
- Blueberry Breakfast Bars
- Breakfast Burritos
- Chickpea Scramble
- Tempeh Bacon Avocado Breakfast Bowls
- Hash Brown Omelet Muffins
- French Toast Sticks
- Cookie Dough Overnight Oats
- Eggs Benedict
- Sweet Breakfast Tostadas
- Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl
- Breakfast Granola Cups
- Breakfast Sausage Patties
- Snickers Baked Oatmeal
- Breakfast Skillet
- Veggie Bagel Sandwich
- Tamagoyaki Scramble
- Yogurt Parfaits
- Farmer’s Market Breakfast Bowl
- Take note of a few of the ingredients you’ll need.
- Create one or two of these vegan breakfast ideas.
- Enjoy and share with your friends and family!