Rise and Shine to a Satisfying Vegan Breakfast

Sweet, savory, simple, or sophisticated – here’s the shortlist of plant-based breakfast ideas that’ll have you singing along to the tune of “no eggs, no bacon, no problem” in no time.

Because eggs, bacon, and buttermilk pancakes are the holy trinity of breakfast foods, the words “losing your religion” might accurately describe the experience of trying to eat vegan at Sunday brunch. The whole “no-eggs, no-dairy, no-meat” thing is bound to leave breakfast aficionados with little else but an impending existential crisis on their hands: What IS breakfast without bacon and scrambled eggs, anyway? Even if you’re OK with a quick and dirty breakfast most mornings, finding a satisfying plant-based alternative to grab-and-go yogurt parfaits might seem like more of a struggle than you’re ready to bargain for in the morning.

ground cumin, firm tofu, ground allspice, dried rosemary, roma tomato and 18 more
onion powder, avocado, tomatoes, chickpea flour, baking powder and 18 more
hass avocado, hemp seeds, pomegranate arils, salt, whole grain toast and 1 more
granola, acai, banana, coconut, mixed berries, banana, hemp milk and 1 more
unsweetened vanilla almond milk, liquid stevia, chia seeds
baking powder, sea salt, green onion, extra virgin olive oil and 4 more

You could technically eat a bowl of soggy wheat bran and soy milk every morning and call it good, but you should know that sad cereal isn’t the only option (sorry, wheat bran)! A vegan breakfast is your invitation to get creative with the abundance of fruits, veggies, grains, nuts, and seeds already at your disposal. On the typical breakfast plate, a massive omelette takes center stage and fruit is served in a teeny-tiny cup. A vegan breakfast dares you to imagine how things could be different.

cilantro, tomato, water, serrano chiles, vegetable oil, lemon juice and 17 more
smooth peanut butter, banana, ground cinnamon, oats, almond milk
smoked paprika, tempeh, thyme, yukon gold potatoes, cumin, oregano and 11 more
raw cashews, blueberries, raspberries, water, fruit, maple syrup
almond, ground cinnamon, pure maple syrup, bananas, banana, shredded coconut and 10 more
chopped kale, almond butter, whole grain English muffins, avocado oil and 9 more

Recreating vegan-ized versions of hearty breakfast favorites – like eggz, cheez and fak’n – is just one way to switch things up. In the vegan breakfast-making world, all the ingredients typically seen as unorthodox to eat in the morning are fair game. Thanks in no small part to the versatility of plants, and the ingenuity of many a vegan trailblazer, there are a whole host of flavors and dishes now up for grabs in the AM. Vegan breakfast is a chance to upend the old rules.

baking powder, unsweetened applesauce, salt, vanilla extract and 11 more
coconut water, frozen banana, kiwi fruit, blueberries fresh, ice and 1 more
chili powder, black beans, ground turmeric, salt, kale, black pepper and 10 more
quinoa, sliced almonds, almond milk, brown sugar, fresh blueberries and 1 more
all purpose flour, baking powder, canola oil, Fresh berries, lemon juice and 5 more
salt, all purpose flour, ground cinnamon, oat milk, ground cinnamon and 15 more

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