40 Fantastic Vegan Breakfast Recipes

A roundup of 40 delicious, flavorful vegan breakfast recipes from around the plant-based internet.

Whether you’re looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth like french toast or pancakes, a hearty dish like breakfast burritos, or some breakfast cookies you can take on the run, this list has something for everyone!

The mainstream image of “vegan breakfast recipes” is lots of oatmeal and smoothies. And when I first went vegan, I fell into a rut of alternating between these two foods.

But there’s actually so so much more variety in the vegan breakfast world! From eggy tofu scrambles and wholesome cookies you can whip up on a Tuesday morning to breakfast burritos, homemade bagels, and indulgent French toasts that are perfect for weekend brunch, there’s a wide range of options recipes for anyone on a plant-based diet.

Below I’ve rounded up 40 of the best vegan breakfast recipes, including some of my own recipes and lots of fabulous breakfast recipes around the plant-based internet.

Table of Contents:
1. Beverages
2. Breads, Cakes and Pastries
3. Cookies and Bars
4. Egg and Meat Substitutes
5. French Toast, Pancakes and Waffles
6. Oats, Puddings and Yogurts

Beverages

This list of vegan beverages is a mix of warming lattes, nourishing smoothies, and indulgent but wholesome shakes.

Sweet and Spicy Almond Butter Date Latte

My Sweet and Spicy Almond Butter Date Latte is a cozy hug in a mug! Sweetened with dates and flavored with orange peel and cayenne, it’s the perfect sweet-spicy-zingy flavor combination!
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Beet & Blood Orange Spice Smoothie

This beet and blood orange spice smoothie from Laura of The First Mess is a great Winter refresher that’s tasty and filling. Perfect for a healthy breakfast or hearty snack.
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Vegan Protein Shake

This vegan protein shake from Alison of Loving It Vegan doesn’t require any protein powder. It’s creamy and chocolatey and totally delicious with over 20 grams of protein per serve!
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vegan chocolate protein shake

Creamy Vegan Protein Mocha Latte

Perk up your morning with this Creamy Vegan Protein Mocha Latte! Unlike most mocha lattes that are packed with sugar and dairy, mine is vegan, refined sugar-free, and packed with 15 grams of protein!
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Fennel, Mango and Avocado Smoothie

This incredibly refreshing, subtly sweet smoothie by Anya & Masha of Golubka Kitchen is made with fennel, avocado and mango with bright notes of ginger, mint and coconut. It’s guaranteed to make you fall in love!
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Vegan Chocolate Sweet Potato Milkshake

My Vegan Chocolate Milkshake is just as luscious and creamy as the classic but it’s packed with nutrients and antioxidants! Made with sweet potatoes, frozen bananas, and raw cacao powder, it’s a milkshake you can feel good about!
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Breads, Cakes and Pastries

A mix of savory and sweet vegan breads, cakes, and pastries that proves you don’t have to sacrifice anything on a plant-based diet!

The Absolute Best Vegan Banana Bread

My Vegan Banana Bread recipe is a reader favorite! After only 20 minutes of hands-on work, it emerges from the oven tender and moist, never dense or dry. Using fewer than 10 ingredients, it’s simple and extremely delicious.
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Giant Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tart

Super-size your childhood breakfast favorite with this giant brown sugar cinnamon pop tart by Megan of A Dash of Megnut that’s both gluten-free and vegan! The most buttery, golden crust is filled with a sweet cinnamon filling and frosted with a cinnamon glaze.
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Vegan Brioche

Here’s a vegan version of Brioche Bread by Andrew and Larisha of Make it Dairy Free that’s just as delicious as the French classic! It’s soft and fluffy with a touch of sweetness and is rich and light and the same time.
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Savory Asparagus Galette with Vegan Ricotta

My Savory Asparagus Galette with Vegan Ricotta is an easy yet impressive dinner or weekend brunch idea, and perfect for summer al fresco dining. Asparagus and fresh peas pair perfectly with a flaky buttery crust and homemade vegan ricotta.
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Vegan Cinnamon Rolls (with make-ahead option)

Fluffy cinnamon rolls topped with a sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting from Angela of Oh She Glows. They’re great to whip up for special occasions or laid-back weekend mornings.
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vegan cinnamon rolls

Homemade Bagels

This bagel recipe by Jeanine & Jack of Love & Lemons yields chewy, delicious homemade bagels every time! Made with basic ingredients like flour, salt, and yeast, they’re super easy to make.
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Vegan Croissants

These Vegan Croissants by Sarah’s Vegan Kitchen are buttery, flaky, fluffy and delicious. They’re just as delicious as classic croissants, but with all plant-based ingredients!
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Vegan Apple Cinnamon Scones

These Vegan Apple Cinnamon Scones by Lisa of The Viet Vegan are a really tasty breakfast or snack that only take half an hour to throw together! They make a great brunch or potluck contribution or simply a tasty companion to your morning coffee. They’re flaky, lightly sweet, cinnamon-y and totally worth the time and effort!
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The Best Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Here’s my recipe for the BEST Vegan Pumpkin Bread you’ll try! It’s incredibly moist and tender, uses simple ingredients, and features a homemade pumpkin spice blend that takes the flavor over the top. A must make during pumpkin season!
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Cookies and Bars

These vegan cookies and bars are wholesome enough that, yes, you can eat cookies for breakfast!

The Best Dang Breakfast Cookies

My Vegan Breakfast Cookies 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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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Bars from Demeter of Beaming Baker are a simple recipe for deliciously textured oatmeal breakfast bars bursting with peanut butter and chocolate flavor. Vegan and Gluten-Free!
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peanut butter chocolate chip breakfast bars

Cinnamon Roll Granola Bars

These Cinnamon Roll Granola Bars by Brandi of The Vegan 8 are so rich and FULL of cinnamon flavor, sweet like a cinnamon roll and just 8 ingredients and 30 mins to bake!
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Vegan Berry Oatmeal Bars

These easy homemade berry oatmeal breakfast bars from nutritionist Marisa Moore are made with simple pantry ingredients. They are vegan, gluten-free and the perfect on-the-go breakfast or healthy snack!
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vegan berry oat bars

Egg & Meat Substitutes

For many people interested in going plant-based, eggs are really hard to give up for breakfast. But with this amazing roundup of vegan egg and meat substitutes, you’ll never miss out on breakfast.

Eggy Tofu Scramble

My Tofu Scramble looks and tastes remarkably like scrambled eggs but is 100% plant-based. No dry or bland tofu scramble here! Best of all, it’s quick and easy and uses just one pan, so there’s minimal cleanup.
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Vegan-Style Migas

Here’s a Vegan-Style Migas recipe by Catherine of Plant Based RD! In this recipe is a tofu scramble mixed with pan-fried tortillas and simple salsa served with refried beans and avocado. It’s quick, easy, and perfect for breakfast or brunch.
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Chickpea Scramble

This Chickpea Scramble by Chris and Jasmine of Sweet Simple Vegan is the perfect effortless vegan breakfast option. It’s soy-free, high in protein, full of flavor and only takes 10 minutes to make.
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Vegan Quesadillas with Mushroom Bacon

My indulgent Vegan Quesadillas are packed with a hearty tofu scramble, smoky and chewy mushroom bacon, lots of vegan cheese, and served with an easy avocado salsa! The perfect way to wow your weekend brunch guests, even avowed meat lovers!
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Vegan Caribbean Breakfast

Kickstart your morning with this delicious Vegan Caribbean Breakfast recipe by Charla of That Girl Cooks Healthy. It consists of scrambled tofu, steamed iron enriched leafy greens, baked sweet plantain with avocado on the side.
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Savory Vegan Breakfast Bowl

This Vegan Breakfast Bowl by Ania of Lazy Cat Kitchen is delicious, filling and nutritious – perfect if you prefer your breakfast savoury rather than sweet. It’s easy to put together and naturally gluten-free too!
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A Proper Vegan Full English Breakfast

A Vegan Full English by Hugo of Lowly Food with all the fry up favourites – scrambled tofu, tempeh bacon, seitan sausages fried potatoes and roasted tomatoes. Delicious!
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Easy Vegan Sausage

This Easy Vegan Sausage by Minimalist Baker is made with pinto beans, quinoa, nuts, and spices. Flavorful, comforting, and perfect for breakfast, brunch, and beyond!
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The Best Vegan Breakfast Burritos

My Vegan Breakfast Burritos feature an eggy tofu scramble, vegan queso, pico de gallo, crispy roasted potatoes, and creamy avocado. All rolled up into a flour tortilla and skillet griddled to perfection. No one will believe they’re vegan!
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Pancakes, French Toast, and Waffles

Whether you’re team pancake or team waffle, this list of vegan pancakes, waffles, and French toast is perfect for all your Sunday brunch needs.

Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes

Here’s my recipe for Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes that are so incredibly fluffy and tender, no one will know they’re vegan (or made with whole wheat flour). They’re packed with warming pumpkin spices and pumpkin puree and are guaranteed to become a fall favorite (but are tasty year round).
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Savory Chickpea Pancake Recipe

Shikha of Veggiecurean makes these Savory Chickpea Pancakes almost every weekend for her family because they love it that much! These pancakes are made with chickpea flour, which is very high in protein and has a lovely nutty taste to it. You can even play around with the veggies for this recipe depending on what you like or already have on hand!
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Light & Crispy Oat Flour Waffles

The BEST extra light & crispy Vegan Gluten Free Oat Flour Waffles by Lisa of Okonomi Kitchen! They’re easy to make in just 1-bowl and only require 7 healthy pantry staple ingredients!
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Savory Vegan Pancakes

These Savory Vegan Pancakes by Vaishali of Holy Cow Vegan are colorful with fresh vegetables and whole grains, and totally guilt-free. Serve them as a delicious breakfast or snack!
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Fluffy Gluten-Free Vegan Pancakes

These pancakes from Alisa of Go Dairy Free are vegan and gluten-free yet remarkably fluffy! They’re also nut-free and soy-free, making them a great allergen-friendly pancake choice.
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Vegan Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

A cozy, fall-inspired weekend brunch idea that’s perfect for the holidays or weekend indulgences, my Vegan Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole is sweet, warming, and ultra-satisfying!
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Vegan Waffles (Fluffy and Crispy)

These vegan waffles from Jessica in the Kitchen are crispy, fluffy, and made only with pantry ingredients! Better yet, Jessica shares tips for how to make them in advance and use them for meal prep.
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Homemade Scallion Pancakes

These homemade scallion pancakes by Eva of The Curious Chickpea are a great appetizer or snack and are so addictively good! They’re perfectly flaky and tender, with just the right amount of chewiness. Full of scallions and amazing when dipped into a soy dipping sauce!
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Oats, Puddings and Yogurts

A mix of homemade vegan yogurts, oats, and porridges for your more traditional (but still very interesting) vegan breakfasts!

Cultured Homemade Cashew Vegan Yogurt

This Creamy Homemade Vegan Yogurt by Jessica in the Kitchen will absolutely change your life! It tastes identical to store-bought dairy yogurt and tastes absolutely delicious!
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Dairy-Free Overnight Oats (8 Ways!)

Whip up a batch of these delicious Dairy-Free Overnight Oats by Ashley of Cook Nourish Bliss for an easy, healthy, grab-and-go breakfast! Made with just 5 simple ingredients & GF.
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Creamy Quinoa Porridge

Quinoa is a great substitution for oats! It’s a wonderful source of protein, naturally gluten-free and full of fibre. What makes this porridge by Hannah of Two Spoons so lush is cooking the quinoa in with canned coconut milk, it’s so creamy and comforting!
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Savory Steel Cut Oats Bowl

In this savory bowl by Jenné of Sweet Potato Soul, Steel cut oats shine with the addition of meaty mushrooms, roasted sweet potato, spinach, and the miso tahini sauce of your dreams. Comfort in a bowl!
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Vegan Almond Milk Yogurt

Here’s a soy and coconut-free yogurt recipe by Thomas of Full of Plants. This yogurt is thick, creamy, slightly tart and made with 100% homemade almond milk. It’s healthy, packed with good bacteria and easy to make!
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Korean Style Savory Vegan Dolsot Oatmeal

A delicious and hearty and Seoulful take on oatmeal that will leave you feeling satisfied and fueled for the rest of the day! Cooked rolled oats are topped with vegan egg, sausage and kimchi as well as seaweed to make this delicious savory breakfast oatmeal!
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Lemon Poppy Seed Oatmeal

What’s better than a warm bowl of oatmeal for breakfast? Oatmeal that tastes like a muffin! This Lemon Poppy Seed Oatmeal from Emilie of Emilie Eats is bursting with lemon flavor.
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lemon poppyseed oatmeal

Not sure what to cook first? Try these chewy, chai-spiced breakfast cookies!

Vegan Chai-Spiced Cookies (and 40 more Vegan Breakfast Ideas!)

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These Chewy Vegan Chai-Spiced Cookies are inspired by Indian masala chai as well as oatmeal cookies, and feature a homemade chai spice blend. They're healthy, vegan, gluten-free, and have no added oil, making them the perfect cozy but healthy breakfast, snack, or dessert.
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Chill Time 5 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Baking
Diet Vegan
Keyword: breakfast cookies, chai-spiced, vegan cookies
Serving size: 24

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons (16g) ground flaxseed meal
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (190g) (certified gluten-free, as needed)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3/4 cup smooth, creamy almond butter or cashew butter**
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Chai Spice Blend

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly crushed cardamom*, plus more to taste as needed
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, plus more to taste as needed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Pinch of black pepper**

Mix-ins

  • 1/3 cup (50g) hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dates (90-100g), or other dried fruit (see “substitutes” section in blog post)
  • 1/3 cup shelled pistachios (45g), chopped

Instructions

  • Prepare the flax eggs. Combine the ground flaxseed meal with 5 tablespoons water. Stir and let sit for 15 minutes to gel together.
  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF/175ºC. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Make the Chai Spice Blend. Mix all the spices until well combined.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: the oats, coconut, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and Chai Spice Blend.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the wet ingredients: flax eggs, almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
  • Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients, using a silicone spatula to mix everything until the mixture resembles a cookie dough. Fold in Mix-ins: dates or raisins, hemp seeds, and pistachios. Taste the dough. If desired, add a bit more cardamom or nutmeg to taste.
  • If the dough is too sticky to handle (more likely if you’re kitchen is warm), refrigerate it for 10-15 minutes to firm up slightly.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to scoop about 3 tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets (this scoop holds about 3 tablespoons), spacing them about 1/2 inch apart. Alternatively, measure out 3 tablespoons and shape the dough into a round using your hands. Lightly flatten the top of each cookie with your hands or a fork.
  • Bake the cookies for 17-20 minutes, or until cookies are baked through, slightly brown on the bottom, and chewy. After 5 minutes, use a spatula to transfer them to a cooling rack. These cookies aren’t too delicate, so you can start enjoying them shortly afterwards. Store leftover cookies in an airtight container or resealable bag on the counter for 2-3 days.

Notes

* I use whole green cardamom pods, then split them open and transfer the black seeds to a mortar and pestle and crush. You can also use a spice grinder. If you can’t find whole cardamom pods, you can use whole cardamom seeds.
** I know it sounds weird to have black pepper in cookies, but it’s an essential spice in Indian chai, and with just a pinch, the cookies definitely won’t taste peppery.
*** Do not use a crunchy variety, or the dried remnants from the bottom of a jar. You need a smooth, drippy variety, as it’s the oil replacer in this recipe.

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