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.

olive oil, turmeric, sweet potatoes, zucchini, dried rosemary and 18 more
oil, baking powder, chickpea flour, pepper, ground cayenne pepper and 18 more
hemp seeds, pepper, whole grain toast, hass avocado, pomegranate arils and 1 more
banana, coconut, banana, acai, granola, mixed berries, hemp milk and 1 more
chia seeds, liquid stevia, unsweetened vanilla almond milk
extra virgin olive oil, green onion, baking powder, black pepper 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.

almonds, garlic cloves, onion, zucchini, chile guajillo, serrano chiles and 17 more
oats, banana, smooth peanut butter, almond milk, ground cinnamon
red onion, cilantro, smoked paprika, tempeh, coriander, yukon gold potatoes and 11 more
blueberries, raw cashews, maple syrup, water, fruit, raspberries
salt, shredded coconut, almond, banana, coconut oil, ground cinnamon and 10 more
whole grain English muffins, maple syrup, garlic powder, smoked paprika 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.

walnuts, almond meal, masala, molasses, unsweetened applesauce and 10 more
blueberries fresh, kiwi fruit, pineapple, coconut water, frozen banana and 1 more
onion, salt, potato, black pepper, extra firm tofu, salsa, ground turmeric and 9 more
water, quinoa, almond milk, brown sugar, fresh blueberries, sliced almonds
water, all purpose flour, sea salt, Fresh berries, baking powder and 5 more
brown sugar, oat milk, brown sugar, vanilla bean paste, glaze and 15 more

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