Start Your Day Off Right ith These Simple Vegan Breakfast Ideas (2023)

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Hector M. Sanchez

If you've made the move to eating only (or mostly) vegan, you may have discovered that breakfast, strangely, is the hardest meal to make. Perhaps that's because it's just so easy to pour soy milk on cereal, or cook up some oats, that it quickly becomes boring. We're here to help you break out of the box. From sweet to savory, from make-ahead quick breads to gluten-free granolas, to breakfast salads (yes, salads), we've got tons of ideas to help you stay strong and satisfied until lunch.

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Christopher Michel

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Zucchini Bread

Zucchini bread may have originated as a way to keep that overabundant garden staple from going bad, but it's also just pure goodness. Use your favorite egg replacer (we like Bob's Red Mill) and your favorite butter alternative.

Get the recipe for Zucchini Bread.

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Hector M. Sanchez

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Banana Bread with Salted Peanut Streusel

If you're hankering for another kind of quick bread, this combo of peanuts, bananas, and brown sugar is just unbeatable. Use your favorite egg replacer and butter alternative to keep it vegan.

Get the recipe for Banana Bread.

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Brian Woodcock

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Slow-Cooker Whole-Grain Porridge

This combo of oats, quinoa, brown rice, and pearled barley is stick-to-your-ribs filling and packed with nutrition. We've got several suggestions for topping it (not all of them vegan or vegetarian) but you can let your imagination run wild here.

Get the recipe for Slow-Cooker Whole-Grain Porridge.

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Olive’s Naturally Sweet PB&J Pancakes

With blueberries, maple syrup, bananas, and creamy peanut butter, these kid-friendly pancakes are perfect for weekend mornings. Your favorite milk alternative and egg replacer will work just fine.

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Andrew Purcell

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Pineapple, Ginger, and Walnut Oatmeal

Zesty ginger and juicy pineapple give basic baked oatmeal an unexpected flair. Use your favorite milk alternative—and simply skip the called-for eggs. They aren't essential.

Get the recipe for Pineapple, Ginger, and Walnut Oatmeal.

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Hector M. Sanchez

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Seeded Granola and Golden Milk Latte

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This hearty morning starter comes from chef Brittany Pankey of Taylor River Lodge, in Taylor Canyon, Colorado. Packed with nuts and seeds, the granola is great with your favorite vegan yogurt. The latte, flavored with turmeric and ginger, is a caffeine-free pick-me-up. Swap the honey for agave or syrup in both instances to keep these dishes vegan.

Get the recipe for Seeded Granola.

Get the recipe for Golden Milk Latte.

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Mary Britton Senseney

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Candied Orange Peel Granola

This recipe, which is mostly for gussying up your favorite granola, is a great way to turn breakfast into an event!

Get the recipe for Candied Orange Peel Granola.

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Toasted Many-Seed Granola with Poached Rhubarb

Serve this homemade granola with maple syrup–poached rhubarb, and drizzle it all across your favorite vegan yogurt!

Get the recipe for Toasted Many-Seed Granola.

Get the recipe for Poached Rhubarb.

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Brian Woodcock

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Make-Ahead Whole-Grain Pancake Mix

Use this mix, which includes oats, flax seed, and whole wheat flour, in place of the dry ingredients in your favorite vegan pancake recipe.

Get the recipe for Make-Ahead Whole-Grain Pancake Mix.

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Brian Woodcock

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread Granola

This hearty breakfast cereal is two dishes rolled into one! Swap the suggested honey for maple syrup—and be sure to use a plant-based butter—to keep it vegan.

Get the recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Bread Granola.

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Brian Woodcock

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Farro-and-Tomato Salad with Crispy Capers

Salad for breakfast? Yes, please! Here's a hearty grain bowl that's just bursting with flavor. Crispy capers add salt and acid, and are well worth the extra step.

Get the recipe for Farro-and-Tomato Salad.

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John Kernick

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Steamed Wild Rice with Toasted Hazelnut Butter

This protein-rich combo of nuts and wild grains makes a good warm breakfast or a hearty side dish. One note: Vegan butters won't "brown" the way dairy butter does, so you can skip that step, but the toasted hazelnuts will impart plenty of rich, nutty flavor.

Get the recipe for Steamed Wild Rice.

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Quentin Bacon

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Vegan Maple-Citrus Salad with Coconut

This refreshing sweet-and-tart fruit salad is delicious on its own or served over oatmeal or vegan yogurt. And if you're whipping it up in the summer, substitute summer berries and stone fruit for the citrus.

Get the recipe for Vegan Maple-Citrus Salad.

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Andrew Purcell

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Quick Vegan Tangelo Marmalade

In a mere 30 minutes, you can whip up this fruity marmalade and have it on hand for breakfast all week. Our recommendation: Serve it on toast or an English Muffin with a smear of peanut butter or vegan cream cheese.

Get the recipe for Tangelo Marmalade.

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Courtesy The First Mess

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Very Good Vegan Biscuits with Miso and Green Onions

Think you have to give up fluffy, light biscuits when you forgo dairy? Think again! Miso and nutritional yeast team up to add umami goodness to these flaky wonders.

Get the recipe for Vegan Biscuits with Miso at The First Mess.

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courtesy The View from Great Island

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Vegan Fruit-and-Yogurt Tart

This showstopping tart is the perfect vegan breakfast. Customize it using whatever fruit is in season.

Get the recipe for Vegan Fruit-and-Yogurt Tart at The View from Great Island.

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Courtesy Minimalist Baker

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Pudding

With only seven ingredients and ready in 30 minutes, this chia pudding with homemade blueberry compote will definitely enter into heavy breakfast rotation.

Get the recipe for Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Pudding at Minimalist Baker.

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Courtesy Minimalist Baker

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Vegan Chocolate Chip–Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

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Talk about the breakfast recipe to rule them all! These vegan and gluten-free pancakes are everything you crave in a comfort-food breakfast recipe—minus the guilt!

Get the recipe for Vegan Chocolate Chip–Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes at Minimalist Baker.

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Courtesy A Couple Cooks

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Homemade Acai Bowls

Acai berries can commonly be found in the frozen fruit section of your local grocery store. Pop them up in the blender and top with an assortment of delicious fruits, seeds, and coconut flakes for a refreshing summer breakfast. (Just be sure to omit the optional honey and bee pollen to keep it vegan!)

Get the recipe for Homemade Acai Bowls at A Couple Cooks.

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Courtesy Running on Real Food

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Southwest Vegan Breakfast Skillet

Packed with mushrooms, bell peppers, and zucchini, this skillet favorite brings the flavor with cumin and paprika too.

Get the recipe for Southwest Vegan Breakfast Skillet at Running on Real Food.

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Courtesy Vegan Richa

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Vegan Apple Cake with Cinnamon Custard

Who doesn't love cake for breakfast? When regular coffee cake won't do, try this vegan, gluten-free cake. It's lightly sweetened and loaded with chopped apple.

Get the recipe for Vegan Apple Cake with Cinnamon Custard at Vegan Richa.

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Courtesy Radiant Rachels

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Vegan Avocado-Tofu Toast

Eat up the avocado-toast trend with this delicious take that incorporates tofu, turmeric, and chives.

Get the recipe for Vegan Avocado-Tofu Toast at Radiant Rachels.

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Vegan Cinnamon Butter and Fig Toast

Top your toast with a plant-based butter spread spiced with cinnamon, vanilla, cardamon, and a mix of sliced figs, pistachios, and fresh mint.

Get the recipe for Vegan Cinnamon Butter and Fig Toast at Sweet Simple Vegan.

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Courtesy Healthy Liv

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

When you're not feeling oatmeal for breakfast, replace it with a tasty mix of roasted and mashed sweet potatoes, nuts, raisins, and almond butter.

Get the recipe for Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl at Healthy Liv.

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Courtesy Cotter Crunch

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Mushroom Bacon Breakfast Toast

Looking to wake up with a burst of protein and fiber? Try this umami-flavored spread of oven-roasted mushrooms, warm cherry tomatoes, and creamy hummus on your toast.

Get the recipe for Mushroom Bacon Breakfast Toast at Cotter Crunch.

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Courtesy Damn Delicious

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Vegan Pecan Pie Overnight Oats

Enjoy the sweetness of pecan pie without all the guilt thanks to a bowl of easy overnight oats topped with a generous helping of sweetened chopped pecans.

Get the recipe for Vegan Pecan Pie Overnight Oats at Damn Delicious.

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Courtesy Vegan Richa

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Vegan Sprouted Lentil and Avocado Toast

You'll be the picture of health after eating sprouted lentils sauteed with aromatics, ginger, and spices on top of mashed avocado toast.

Get the recipe for Lentil and Avocado Toast at Vegan Richa.

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Courtesy A Beautiful Plate

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Vegan Steel-Cut Oats with Apple and Cranberries

Whether you're going to run a marathon or just have an action-packed day, this breakfast of spiced oatmeal loaded with fruit (both cooked and uncooked) and spices will have you winning the day.

Get the recipe for Vegan Steel-Cut Oats with Apple and Cranberries at A Beautiful Plate.

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Courtesy Damn Delicious

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Vegan Strawberry-Balsamic Jam

So long, sad plain toast. This low-sugar strawberry jam will add a much-needed kick to the bread. For a little something extra, top with fresh sliced strawberries.

Get the recipe for Strawberry-Balsamic Jam at Damn Delicious.

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Courtesy Emilie Eats

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Vegan Banana, Matcha, and Green Tea Smoothie

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