36 Easy Vegan Breakfast Recipes

BY : PUBLISHED : November 3rd, 2021

36 Easy vegan breakfast recipes for every occasion – whether you’re looking for a quick, healthy, sweet or savory, plant-based, veggie, or vegan breakfast idea!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, or so they say. So step away from those processed and packaged breakfast items and why not try one of these easy vegan breakfast recipes instead? With options to choose from including pancakes and waffles, quick bread recipes, oatmeal, smoothies, and savory vegan breakfast ideas – there’s something for everyone!

Just because your plate isn’t filled with meat, dairy, and eggs doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a hearty, wholesome start to the day – even better when it’s a frugal one too! So whether you’re a sweet or savory vegan breakfast type of person, we’ve got you covered! Rather than shying away from the kitchen come morning time, these vegan breakfast ideas will have you craving your next breakfast adventure!

Pancakes and Waffles

For those with a sweet tooth, vegan pancakes and waffles are a perfect way to start (or end) the day. Whether you want to serve them up as part of a special occasion vegan breakfast, brunch spread, or just mid-week treat. Here are some fluffy egg and dairy-free vegan crepes, pancakes, and waffles to add to your quick vegan breakfast recipe repertoire! You can even whip up a large batch at the beginning of the week to reheat throughout!

The Ultimate Vegan Waffles

These homemade vegan Belgian waffles are the perfect addition to your vegan breakfast, brunch, or even dinner table! They’re fluffy, with a crisp outside and tender middle. Plus, once you have the regular version down, you can enjoy chocolate waffles too!

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The Best Vegan Waffles
This vegan Waffles recipe will give you a fluffy and delicious stack for a cozy morning. Get your waffle makers ready and toasty!
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Vegan Pumpkin Waffles

During the cooler Fall months of the year, our favorite vegan waffles are also packed with warming spices like these vegan pumpkin waffles or apple cinnamon waffles! They’re hearty, comforting, and packed with flavor. Plus, most importantly, they taste delicious when doused in syrup!

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Vegan Pumpkin Waffles
These oil-free, dairy-free, and eggless Vegan Pumpkin Waffles are a healthy and delicious way to infuse autumn flavors into your breakfast! Everyone is going to love these crispy, yet perfectly fluffy waffles!
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Vegan Crepes

These Parisienne-style vegan crepes from World of Vegan are 100% egg and dairy-free, but you’d never be able to tell! Filled up with vegan homemade Nutella, this easy vegan breakfast recipe doubles up as a tasty dessert, too!

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Easy Vegan Crepes Filled With Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
If you’ve always been a fan of crepes then this vegan crepes filled with nutella are for you! Super simple to make and insanly delicious!
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Coffee Cake Baked Pancake (With Streusel Topping)

This vegan baked pancake from Liv B is the perfect mix between a thick pancake and coffee cake (and we’ll never say no to cake for breakfast!), complete with oat streusel topping. It’s not too sweet, is oil-free, and is packed with cinnamon. Plus, it makes for a great meal-prep plant-based breakfast idea.

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“Coffee Cake” Baked Pancake with Oat Streusel Topping
Cake for breakfast!!! Today we are making this Coffee Cake Baked Pancake with Oat Streusel Topping. A healthy way to enjoy cake for breakfast and it goes PERFECTLY with a cup of coffee. Its not too sweet- and lower in fat thanks to the substitution of applesauce for oil. Its […]
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Easy Banana Pancakes

Banana pancakes are a simple, fuss-free, easy vegan breakfast recipe. They’re dairy-free, egg-free, refined-sugar-free, and can be made gluten-free. Plus, they’re the perfect pancake base recipe – great for adjusting (like these spinach banana pancakes)

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Banana Pancakes
Skip banana bread and make these pancakes when you have bananas ready to use. These dairy free and egg free pancakes will come out delicious and fluffy every time!
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Vegan Blueberry Pancakes

For another classic breakfast turned vegan, try these vegan blueberry pancakes. They’re simple and yet packed with flavor and bursting with blueberries. Serve with syrup or even whip up a double batch and enjoy for dessert too with a big scoop of ice cream.

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Easy Blueberry Pancakes
Are you looking for a yummy weekend breakfast recipe? This one might be the one! You’ll love these super simple blueberry pancakes!
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Vegan Potato Waffles

These easy, vegan potato waffles from Raepublic are gluten-free and oil-free yet wonderfully crunchy outside with a tender, moist middle. Yet they’re also filling and comforting, making for the perfect savory vegan breakfast. 

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Vegan Potato Waffles (Gluten-Free & Oil-Free)
Vegan potato waffles are gluten-free and oil-free. This recipe for potato waffles is nice and filling making it the perfect vegan breakfast.
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The Best Vegan French Toast

Enjoy French toast 100% egg and dairy-free with this simple vegan French toast recipe from Veggies Don’t Bite. In no time at all, you’ll be slapping away family members’ hands as they try to steal some of this tasty plant-based breakfast from your plate!

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The Best Vegan French Toast Recipe
This vegan French toast is hands down incredible. It’s healthy, easy to make, goes well with many toppings and will be devoured by the entire family!
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Quick Breads, Muffins and Cookies

If you want a sweet, quick vegan breakfast, then this is the category for you. Whip up a double (or triple) batch of your favorite vegan bakes and store them in the fridge or freezer to reheat through the week (or weeks!). Plus, who doesn’t like a breakfast that could double up as dessert?!

Apple Cinnamon Bread

This apple cinnamon bread is not only packed with fresh apple and warming cinnamon, but it also contains chewy raisins, crunchy walnuts, and melty-sweet chocolate chips. The result is an easy vegan breakfast recipe that tastes like a dessert but will nourish and keep you satisfied until your next meal!

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Apple Cinnamon Bread
A slice of this delectable and fragrant Apple Cinnamon Bread is crammed with crisp apple bits, fragrant cinnamon, chewy raisins, crunchy walnuts, and melty chocolate chips!
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Oaty Vegan Breakfast Cookies

These quick vegan breakfast cookies from Rainbow Plant Life are healthy enough to eat for breakfast or a post-workout snack! Made with oats, seeds, and almond butter, these cookies are deceptively delicious and are vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, and soy-free!

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Healthy Vegan Breakfast Cookies
These Vegan Breakfast Cookies are healthy enough to eat for breakfast or a post-workout snack, but deceptively delicious.
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Cinnamon-Sugar Chai Muffins

These muffins from Six Vegan Sisters are reminiscent of cinnamon sugar donuts but with a chai twist. They’re made up of deliciously fluffy chai muffins coated in melted vegan butter and then a cinnamon-sugar mixture – delicious!

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Cinnamon Sugar Chai Muffins
These muffins are spectacular! Filled with so many sweet and delicious flavors, you’ll for sure want seconds of these mini cakes!
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Pineapple Walnut Muffins

These sweet vegan walnut pineapple muffins are a delicious summery tropical treat, ready in just 30 minutes and perfect as an easy vegan breakfast, snack, and dessert! Best of all, they’re so buttery and sweet that no one would even guess that they’re dairy-free and egg-free!

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Pineapple Walnut Muffins
Looking for a tropical sweet treat? These Pineapple Walnut Muffins are incredibly tasty and delicious! Perfect for breakfast or a snack!
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Easy Vegan Banana Bread

Like the rest of the world (seemingly), we here at PBOAB spent a lot of time in the kitchen in 2020 whipping up loaf after loaf of banana bread. The only difference is that our versions are 100% egg and dairy-free! This base recipe comes as close to ‘perfect’ as I can ever admit. Though if you prefer yours with some extra fruit, you might also enjoy our easy blueberry banana bread or peach banana bread.

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Aaron’s Grandma’s Vegan Banana Bread
Don’t let those brown and spotty bananas go to waste! You can bake this delicious and easy vegan banana bread and enjoy with the family!
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Savory Vegan Breakfast Recipes

‘Regular’ savory breakfast recipes are usually packed with meat, eggs, and dairy. However, there’s no reason to think you can’t enjoy a savory vegan breakfast that’s just as hearty, wholesome, and satisfying but 100% meat-free. In fact, within this category, you’ll find tacos, burritos, a hash, and more!

Vegan Breakfast Tacos

There is never a wrong time to enjoy tacos! In fact, these vegan breakfast tacos are a perfect combination of veggie breakfast ingredients, including buttery hash browns, silky avocado, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and vegan ‘mince’ crumbles all wrapped up in warm tortillas. The result is a hearty, wholesome, and delicious way to start the day.

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Breakfast Tacos
Looking to have an epic morning breakfast? These breakfast tacos are so delicious and easy to make!
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Vegan Breakfast Burrito

These Mexican-style, vegan breakfast burritos from Healthy Simple Yum are filled with an eggy tofu-chorizo scramble, poblano peppers, onion, crispy air-fried potatoes, pico de gallo, and creamy avocado. The most flavorful breakfast burrito with an authentic Mexican touch!

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Vegan Breakfast Burritos (Mexican-style!)
These Mexican-style, vegan breakfast burritos are filled with an eggy tofu-chorizo scramble, peppers, and crispy air-fried potatoes.
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Eggless Benedict

Traditional eggs benedict combines an English muffin topped with bacon, poached egg, and dairy-heavy hollandaise sauce – definitely not making most lists of vegan breakfast recipes. Until now. This egg-less benedict ditches all the dairy and eggs for a hearty, savory vegan breakfast combining tomato and avocado over English muffins with a super creamy vegan hollandaise! You can even throw in your favorite vegan bacon if you’d like!

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Eggless Benedict with Hollandaise
Experience a fancy brunch at home with these amazing Eggless Benedict with Hollandaise! The sauce is so creamy and delicious that you will want to pour it on everything.
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Vegan Sheet-Pan Frittata

This Vegan Frittata (Breakfast Casserole) from Jessica in The Kitchen is perfect for your healthy vegan breakfast or brunch, made easily on a sheet pan! The filling, made with tofu, is loaded with burst tomatoes, caramelized onions, and sautéed mushrooms, making for a flavourful dish. It’s great for weekends, holidays and special occasions.

Vegan Frittata (on a Sheet Pan!)
Vegan Frittata is perfect for your breakfast or brunch, made easily on a sheet pan! It’s great for weekends, holidays, special occasions.
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Scrambled Tofu: The Best Vegan Scrambled ‘Egg’

If you’re craving a plate piled with scrambled eggs but follow a plant-based diet – then vegan tofu scramble is the next best thing. This simple method and combination of ingredients help you prepare a scramble that tastes remarkably egg-like to satisfy all the cravings!

Once you’ve got the basics down, experiment with more vegan breakfast ideas like this Nopalitos Tofu Scramble or even Mediterranean polenta scramble!

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Holy Tofu Scramble
Few recipes are more common and more difficult to master than tofu scramble. I’ve spent a long time tweaking my recipe and failing through soggy, underflavored scrambles so you don’t have to! This dish is an absolute staple in my kitchen.
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Breakfast Hash (With Pepitas)

This breakfast hash is a great option for those who love a hearty, savory vegan breakfast idea. It’s packed with protein and simple ingredients (which are super versatile) and will satisfy you until lunch. Enjoy it as-is, with some scrambled tofu, or even stuffed into a breakfast burrito!

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Toasted Pepita Breakfast Hash
This high protein, simple, and satisfying breakfast is one of our current faves. Crisp up any vegetables you have lying around.
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‘Hash Brown’ Pancakes with Homemade Ketchup

If you want to enjoy delicious hashbrowns for breakfast with just a fraction of the ‘fuss,’ then try these potato and leek ‘hashbrown’ pancakes. This hearty, savory vegan breakfast is packed with flavor, and all you need is a blender, one bowl, and a skillet! Plus, these spud-tastic pancakes are super versatile – mix up the spuds, add in extra veggies, and enjoy with your sides of choice!

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Potato Leek ‘Hash brown’ Pancakes with Homemade Ketchup
Ever have a craving for hash browns but don’t want to go through all the steps to make them? Well you’re in luck, because this recipe gives you all of the flavor and non of the fuss.
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Veggie Frittata

There’s never a wrong time to enjoy a delicious and nutritious frittata – including as part of a delicious healthy plant-based breakfast or brunch spread. This recipe is egg-free, soy-free, and gluten-free – instead, using a protein-dense chickpea flour and black salt (Kala namak) base to re-create the eggy texture and flavor.

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Veggie and Herb Frittata (Egg free, Soy free, Gluten-free)
This egg-less frittata gets mixed in a bowl, poured in a pan, and baked until crispy and golden. Filled with veggies and completely versatile, it’s the ultimate vegan breakfast.
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Tofu Chilaquiles

If you love Mexican dishes and savory breakfasts, this vegan tofu chilaquiles is a must-try. With a combination of fried or baked corn tortillas topped with salsa and garnished with tofu, beans, and avocado, this healthy savory vegan breakfast is packed with flavor, fiber, and protein. It’s also super versatile – head on over to the recipe to see what we mean!

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Tofu Chilaquiles
An updated version of this recipe is also in my book, Plant-Based on a Budget. The name chilaquiles is derived from the Nahuatl (the language of the Aztecs in Mexico) word chil-a-quilitl which means “herbs or greens in chile broth.” It used to be one of my favorite breakfast dishes as a child. It’s traditionally made with eggs and cheese, but since I no longer eat those things I did my best to improvise on this tasty plant-based version. Like a lot of our other dishes, this Chilaquiles recipe can be changed using the produce you have on-hand. As long as you have the tofu, the tortillas, and the spices, you can really add any other veggies (i.e. chopped spinach, corn, diced tomatoes, canned or fresh jalapeños, etc). If you’re on a time crunch, you can also replace the tortillas with a generous handful of tortilla chips.
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Sweet Potato Toast

Whether you’re in the mood for sweet or savory, this healthy plant-based breakfast recipe hits the spot! Load it up with your favorite nut butter, fruits, and a sprinkle of seeds, OR slather on the avocado for a new (and delicious) take on avocado toast!

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Sweet Potato Toast
Sweet potato "toast" means using the potato as your bread! It makes some really fun flavor combinations.
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All Things Oatmeal

We here are PBOAB don’t think it would be possible to pull together a list of easy vegan breakfast ideas without featuring lots (and lots) of oats. They’re frugal, versatile, and packed with nutrients. So whether you want to enjoy a warming bowl of oatmeal, oatmeal cookies, or whip up a batch of homemade vegan granola – there are tons of ways to enjoy this simple ingredient as part of your vegan breakfast or brunch spread.

Overnight oats (Pumpkin)

Overnight oats are one of our favorite frugal, low-effort vegan breakfast ideas. Combine oats, a liquid, sweetener, and your add-ins of choice, then leave to soak overnight, and you have a week of healthy, hearty, and endlessly customizable ideas for vegan breakfasts (like these pumpkin overnight oats or salted caramel overnight oats)!

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Vegan Pumpkin Overnight Oats
Wake up to a creamy, festive nutrient-packed Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats. This recipe can be prepped ahead and is an easy, healthy breakfast treat waiting for you in the morning. With some of your favorite fall flavors, this makes for a yummy transition from summer to fall or your everyday morning meals ready in less than 10 minutes!
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Stovetop Oatmeal

Prefer regular warming oatmeal? No problem – combine your oats, sweetener, and liquid in a saucepan on the stovetop instead and play around with the endless flavoring options like these carrot cake oats or apple cinnamon oatmeal!

Stovetop Oatmeal
This stovetop oatmeal is the perfect way to start off your morning! It's full of amazing and nutrious ingredients that will keep you energized throughout the day!
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Savory Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl

This vegan, savory oat breakfast bowl from Vegan Yack Attack is a great way to change up your usual oat routine! With a sheet-pan hash, smoky coconut bacon, creamy avocado, and more – this savory oat bowl is more than packed with flavor (and 100% vegan!) and makes for a delicious healthy vegan breakfast!

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Savory Oat Breakfast Bowl
This vegan, savory oat breakfast bowl is a great way to change up you usual oat routine! It has a sheet-pan has, smoky coconut bacon, creamy avocado, and more. Summertime. Students are enjoying life temporarily
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Walnut Oat Scones

These walnut oat scones are hearty, wholesome, and the perfect addition to any vegan/ vegetarian breakfast spread or to enjoy alongside a cup of tea or coffee! Best of all, they require just two bowls, 10 minutes of prep, and 11 ingredients – all of which are pantry staples! 

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Vegan Walnut Oat Scones
If there is ever a ‘treat’ that perfectly encompasses hearty, wholesome, and slightly sweet, then it’s delicious vegan scones! These walnut oat scones are hearty, wholesome, and the perfect addition to any breakfast spread.
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Simple Vegan Yogurt Parfait

Pulling together a simple and delicious vegan yogurt parfait takes just a handful of ingredients and very little time. This yogurt parfait is packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants with a combination of dairy-free yogurt, granola, and fruits. Enjoy it as a quick vegan breakfast, brunch, or snack!

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Yogurt Parfait
This yogurt parfait is a perfect breakfast option that is so quick and easy to whip together and leaves you feeling satisfied for hours.
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Homemade Vegan Granola

Whether you want to enjoy granola with milk, yogurt, to top a parfait, smoothie bowl, or more – we love making homemade versions. That way, you can control all the ingredients and the sugar content. Plus, you can even make all sorts of flavor variations like peanut butter granola, nutty granola, or cacao granola, etc.

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Simple and Tasty Homemade Granola
A pretty simple granola recipe to use for parfaits with coconut milk yogurt, as a snack, or a topping on anything. This is our go-to granola!
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Peanut Butter Granola Bars (Gluten-Free)

For a super simple grab n’ go high-protein vegan breakfast, try these chewy peanut butter granola bars. With just a handful of ingredients, you can prepare these gluten-free chewy breakfast bars with a combination of oats, peanut butter, dried fruits, maple syrup, and chocolate chips. Best of all, this recipe is super meal-prep friendly (for the fridge or freezer) for an ultimate fuss-free vegan breakfast on the go!

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Chewy Gluten-free Peanut Butter Granola Bars
These delicious Chewy Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Granola Bars are one of them, and we think you will absolutely love them.
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BONUS: Smoothies

On mornings you don’t feel up to food; why not whip up a smoothie instead? They take just minutes to prepare, are packed with vitamins, nutrients, and fiber, and there are tons of options to choose from, so you’ll never get bored. Even better, enjoy your morning vegan smoothie in shake form or a bowl and topped with all your favorite toppings; fresh fruit, nut/seed butter, ‘sprinkles’ (like seeds, puffed quinoa, etc.), cacao nibs, etc.

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