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15 Plant Based Breakfast Ideas (Easy, Quick, and Delicious)

Written by Caroline DiNicola Fawley
15 Plant Based Breakfast Ideas (Easy, Quick, and Delicious)

Quick Take

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...and you don't have to spend all morning prepping to fuel up, either! With that said, here are 12 of our favorite plant based breakfast ideas, along with some delicious vegan breakfast recipes to kickstart your day.

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Why It's Time to Jazz Up your Plant Based Breakfast Game

Are Big Breakfasts Healthy?

12 Plant Based Breakfast Ideas

The Easiest Way to Eat a Healthy Plant Based Breakfast

Why it's Time to Jazz Up your Plant Based Breakfast Game

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 vegan breakfast options out there for you! These plant based recipes for breakfast will blow you out of the water. 

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 and build your plant based breakfast on those preferences.

Are big breakfasts healthy?

Just remember, when you’re eating a whole food plant based diet it’s okay to fill the tank, even when you're trying to lose weight! Plant-based foods are often nutrient dense — high in nutrients, relatively low in calories. And it’s a good idea to start the day off with a satisfying, hearty meal to prevent mid-morning hunger and junk food cravings. And don't worry, these vegan breakfasts are quite satisfying. 

That said, go with what feels right for you. If big breakfasts don't do it for you, that's OK! Eat until you're satisfied, whether it's your plant based breakfast or your snacktime. 

15 Plant Based Breakfast Ideas

So...what exactly do vegans eat for breakfast? Here are 12 of our favorite plant based breakfast ideas. They're all easy, quick, and absolutely delicious!

1. Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake

choc 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 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 plant based 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 on our plant based breakfast ideas 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. Enjoy as a side or toss in your vegan breakfast sandwich with MamaSezz Breakfast Sausage. 

4. Vegan Green Smoothie

green smoothie

Smoothies are one of our favorite plant based breakfast ideas because they're quick, easy, and nutrient-packed. This super easy vegan creamy green smoothie is a staple in my household. With only four ingredients, this vegan smoothie is naturally sweet, thick, creamy, and packed with leafy greens. 

5. Plant-Based Oatmeal Muffins

oatmeal muffins

Need a grab-and-go plant based breakfast? It’s 6:30 am. These healthy plant based 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 breakfast toast recipe. This plant based recipe for breakfast will be sure to please. 

7. Plant-Based Breakfast Paninis

breakfast panini

Prefer a big breakfast? When a smoothie just won’t cut it and a vegan breakfast sandwich is sounding too savory, 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

blueberry 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 vegan french toast this weekend for your family's new plant based breakfast favorite.

9. Antioxidant Blueberry Smoothie

blueberry antioxidant 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. A plant based breakfast recipe for the win!

10. Chewy Oatmeal Vegan Gluten-Free Pancakes

chewy oatmeal banana 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!

11. Savory Chickpea Pancakes

While we are talking pancakes, we might as well go savory, too! These gluten free savory pancakes will make you never questions your vegan breakfast game again. 

12. Banana Baked Oatmeal Recipe

banana baked oatmeal

Image and recipe from A Couple Cooks

Give tired regular oatmeal a break and opt for this easy baked oatmeal recipe instead. Made with wholesome ingredients, this is the perfect plant based breakfast idea for anyone with lots of mouths to feed in the morning. 

13. Vegan Breakfast Benedict

plant based breakfast benedict

Missing Eggs Benedict? Moving to a whole food plant-based lifestyle doesn’t mean your Sunday morning has to be bland! Case and point: this plant based breakfast Benedict recipe. Next time you've got vegan brunch on the mind, whip up this protein-packed dish and indulge without the cholesterol. 

14. Plant Based Breakfast Tofu Scramble

plant based breakfast tofu scramble

Image and recipe from Love and Lemons

Another one if you're missing eggs...say hello to the tofu scramble! A protein-packed and savory plant based breakfast that's easy to whip up and versatile as heck. 

15. The Best Avocado Toast 

baked bean toast

Okay... confession: this is a bonus recipe because you need a special MamaSezz ingredient. You will not be sorry though; this plant based breakfast recipe is a MamaSezz staff favorite. We quite literally fight over the MamaSezz Baked Beans so we can create this filling and delicious beauty of a plant-based breakfast. Check it this baked bean loaded avocado toast (and never look back!). This is an amazing plant based recipe for breakfast, any day. 

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Key Takeaways

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 (a sweet twist on a vegan breakfast sandwich!)
  • Plant-based blueberry lemon french toast
  • Antioxidant blueberry smoothie
  • Chewy oatmeal vegan gluten-free pancakes
  • Banana baked oatmeal
  • Plant based breakfast benedict
  • Tofu scramble
  • Baked beans and avocado toast
  • Want more? Browse MamaSezz plant based breakfast recipes. 
  • Don’t feel like cooking? Get MamaSezz plant based breakfast dishes delivered to your door. Delicious and made with clean, healthy ingredients. Just heat, eat and enjoy.

 

Updated 9/23/21

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By Caroline DiNicola Fawley

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. 

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