What do vegans eat for breakfast? So much more than oatmeal, we promise! (Though we love us a big bowl of healthy vegan oatmeal.) At MamaSezz, we know a plant-based breakfast can be hearty, delicious, and protein-packed. Here are 10 of our favorite plant based breakfast ideas.
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When you're new to a whole food plant-based lifestyle, it’s easy to fall into the routine of smearing peanut butter on your toast as you head out the door every morning. But you're doing yourself a disservice, trust us. There's so much more out there for you!
So how can you jazz up your plant based breakfast game?
The first thing to do is zero in on what you liked before going plant-based. From there you can focus on the whole food plant based diet breakfast ideas that best fit your taste preferences.
Do you like savory? Are you a sweets in the morning person? Maybe you crave fats first thing, or perhaps something a bit lighter? Start there!
Just remember, when you’re eating a whole food plant based diet it’s okay to fill the tank! Plant-based foods are often nutrient dense — high in nutrients, relatively low in calories. And it’s often a good idea to start the day off with a satisfying, hearty meal to prevent mid-morning hunger and junk food cravings.
That said, go with what feels right for you. If big breakfasts don't do it for you, that's OK! Eat until your satisfied.
So...what exactly do vegans eat for breakfast? Here are 10 of our favorite plant-based breakfast ideas:
1. Chocolate peanut butter shake
Let’s start with a MamaSezz team favorite: a super simple, thick and creamy, oh-so-dreamy, chocolate peanut butter shake. A milkshake for breakfast? Yep! No dairy, no refined sugar means you can drink this vegan chocolate peanut butter shake for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or as a hearty snack. WHATEVER!
2. Dairy-free chia seed pudding
Chia seeds are in and while not all superfoods are worth the hype, these little seeds are FULL of nutrients, like fiber, protein, magnesium, and B vitamins, which can all help you feel and look your best. But how do you use chia seeds in your breakfast recipes? Make this decadent overnight chia pudding. Tasty down to the last spoonful. Another great recipe for those who prefer something sweet in the morning — and even better if you're someone who need to eat on the go.
3. Oil-free home fries
Next up is a classic: Oil-Free Home Fries. This delicious breakfast staple is 100% fat and cholesterol free! So go back for seconds, thirds, even fourths. Guilt free and delicious.
4. Vegan green smoothie
This quick and easy vegan creamy green smoothie is a staple in my household. With only four ingredients, this smoothie is naturally sweet, thick, creamy, and packed with leafy greens.
5. Plant-based oatmeal muffins
Need a grab-and-go plant-based breakfast? It’s 6:30 am. These healthy breakfast oatmeal muffins are the perfect choice for when you don’t have the time or energy to make yourself a big breakfast in the morning. Plan ahead this week and make a batch to keep in the refrigerator, then grab-and-go all week long!
6. Black bean toast
Avocado toast is so last year. BO-ring! Time to spice things up by adding toppings on toppings. The pièces de résistance? Chipotle spiced black beans, cooked down into a thick paste and topped with onion, tomato and corn. A hearty, healthy, and healing plant-based toast recipe.
7. Plant-based breakfast paninis
Prefer a big breakfast? When a smoothie just won’t cut it it’s time to whip out whole grain bread, a jar of peanut butter, and ripe bananas. This plant-based breakfast panini is refined-sugar free (thank you sweet raisins)! Even your picky eaters will love this one
8. Plant-based blueberry lemon french toast
Thought you had to say goodbye to French toast, didn’t you? Let me introduce you to flax eggs! Grab your favorite whole grain bread and whip up this plant-based french toast this weekend.
9. Antioxidant blueberry smoothie
More of a light eater in the morning? Or maybe you’re more like me and you like to wash down your hearty breakfast with a refreshing smoothie. Either way, this quick and easy blueberry smoothie is rich in antioxidants, loaded with flavor.
10. Chewy oatmeal vegan gluten-free pancakes
Last but not least, a whole food plant based breakfast recipe that’s naturally gluten free! PLUS, these tasty and easy vegan oatmeal banana pancakes are kid-approved!
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There's a whole delicious world of plant based breakfast recipes! Some of our favorites...
- Chocolate peanut butter shake
- Dairy-free chia seed pudding
- Oil-free home fries
- Vegan green smoothie
- Plant-based oatmeal muffins
- Black bean toast
- Plant-based breakfast paninis
- Plant-based blueberry lemon french toast
- Antioxidant blueberry smoothie
- Chewy oatmeal vegan gluten-free pancakes
- Want more? Browse MamaSezz plant-based recipes.
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Caroline is a plant-based chef, recipe designer, and whole food plant-based nutrition educator, with a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.