Favorite Vegan Breakfast & Brunch Recipes ☀️ From perfect pancakes to the best breakfast burritos, here are our top 20+ picks for the most delicious plant-based dishes to enjoy at the beginning (or end) of your day!
Mornings can be hectic. Whether you're getting kids off to school, rushing out the door to beat the commuter traffic, or simply logging on from your home office, it's sometimes easy to overlook your first meal of the day.
When I'm short on time, I'll often whip up a quick smoothie in my blender or make avocado toast. Sometimes I'll grab an oatmeal cookie or two to enjoy with a cup of coffee, or nibble on a slice of my favorite vegan pumpkin bread.
Eat your oatmeal!
What do you have for breakfast? It may come as no surprise that one of the top breakfast foods is oatmeal. A bowl of hot (or cold depending on your tastes) oats has been a favorite way to begin the day for generations. In fact, my 107-year-old cousin enjoyed a bowl of oatmeal every morning, most of his life.
There's good reason so many people love to start their day with oatmeal. It's loaded with nutrition and fiber, is satisfying & filling, and it's the perfect foundation for a build-your-own breakfast bowl. Whether you prefer old fashioned, steel cut, or microwaveable quick-cook, a bowl of oatmeal can be as simple or as exciting as you want to make it!
Here are a few of the extras I like to add with oatmeal:
- Fresh fruit - chopped apples, pears, berries, mango, or bananas
- Dried fruit - cranberries, cherries, raisins, dates, apricots
- Nuts - walnuts, pecans, almonds
- Seeds - pumpkin, sunflower, chia, hemp
- Coconut - flaked
- Granola - I like this simple recipe from A Plantiful Path
- Spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice
- Sweeteners - maple syrup, vegan honey, agave nectar, sugar
- Vegan milk - oat, almond, soy, coconut, rice
- Vegan Yogurt - plain, vanilla, or coconut
How about breakfast for dinner? It's fun to mix it up sometimes. My kids loved it when I would announce we were having a "silly dinner night", which usually meant pancakes or waffles. Lately I find myself making my favorite vegan California breakfast burritos for dinner, a lot. They're quick & easy to prepare and super satisfying.
How to prepare a vegan brunch everyone will love!
During the holidays when we often have a house full of house guests, brunches are a fun and delicious way to feed a crowd by providing lots of options for everyone - vegan and non-vegans. I like to offer a variety of traditional dishes like pancakes and/or waffles, quiche, vegan sausage, tofu scramble with lots of toppings, a pan of hash brown or roasted potatoes, toast, bagels, quick breads or muffins, and fresh fruit. Sometimes I'll make a smoothie bar with an assortment of juices and add-ins or a vegan yogurt bar with granola, chia seeds, coconut, nuts, or dried fruits to sprinkle on top.
I do hope you enjoy this collection of our favorite 20+ vegan breakfast & brunch recipes from The Carrot Underground🥕
Table of Contents
- ☀️SAVORIES & MAINS
- Easy Tofu Scramble
- Spinach Mushroom Quiche
- Simple Savory Herbed Tofu
- California Breakfast Burritos
- Lemon Roasted Potatoes
- Easy Vegan Waffles
- Perfect Pancakes
- ☀️ SWEETS & QUICK BREADS
- Cranberry Oat Crumble Bars
- Banana Bread
- Lemon Blueberry Bread
- Cranberry Orange Bread
- Zucchini Bread
- Vegan Shortbread
- Oatmeal Muffins
- Palmier Heart Pastries
- Vegan Blueberry Muffins
- ☀️ FRUIT
- Watermelon Mango Pico de Gallo
- Homemade Applesauce with Maple Syrup
- Homemade Cranberry Applesauce
- ☀️ CONDIMENTS
- Vegan Honey
- Coconut Orange Curd
- Vegan Citrus Compound Butter
☀️SAVORIES & MAINS
Easy Tofu Scramble
Easy Vegan Tofu Scramble Start your day off right with this delicious & nutritious dish, prepared with just 4 simple ingredients. Breakfast never tasted so good!
Spinach Mushroom Quiche
Best Vegan Spinach Mushroom Quiche This delicious plant-based quiche recipe is as good as it gets! Baked in a flaky homemade crust, filled with vegan cheeses, fresh spinach, mushrooms and without tofu. It's one of our all-time favorite vegan breakfast & brunch recipes!
Simple Savory Herbed Tofu
Simple Savory Herbed Tofu An easy and delicious vegan recipe for preparing beautifully seasoned pan-seared tofu as an entree or hearty addition to any meal. Perfect between english muffins in breakfast sandwiches!
California Breakfast Burritos
Vegan California Breakfast Burrito Begin your day with a delicious plant-based & protein-packed meal rolled up in a warm tortilla! A colorful combo of the best tofu scramble with hash brown potatoes, avocado, vegan cheese & salsa is a great grab & go meal!
Easy Vegan Waffles
Easy Vegan Waffles Who wants waffles? We do! These light fluffy golden waffles are a simply scrumptious way to start or end your day!
Perfect Vegan Pancakes Add a little sunshine to your day with a stack of these easy to make light & fluffy golden vegan pancakes topped with fruit or your favorite syrup!
☀️ SWEETS & QUICK BREADS
Cranberry Oat Crumble Bars
Vegan Cranberry Oat Crumble Bars made with tart, juicy cranberries sweetened with maple syrup and sandwiched between a chewy buttery, oatmeal crust. You're going to love this easy vegan recipe!
Easy Vegan Banana Bread Recipe An easy vegan recipe for making simply the most delicious and moist, eggless & dairy-free banana bread. With just a few basic ingredients, enjoy this scrumptious cake-like loaf anytime you like!
Lemon Blueberry Bread
Simple Vegan Lemon Blueberry Bread The best lemon blueberry bread begins with all vegan ingredients. Deliciously moist and topped with a citrusy lemony glaze, this quick bread will brighten anyone's day.
Cranberry Orange Bread
Vegan Cranberry Orange Bread A citrusy, lightly sweet, and moist quick bread loaf made with oranges & tangy cranberries.
Simple Vegan Zucchini Bread A simply delicious recipe for baking a lightly spicy and sweet homemade quick bread with fresh zucchini (courgettes), cinnamon, vanilla, walnuts, and a few basic ingredients.
Vegan Shortbread Ted Lasso Would Love A buttery, melt-in-your-mouth classic all-star vegan shortbread biscuit recipe inspired by the Emmy award-winning television series Ted Lasso. These sweet treats are sure to put a winning smile on your face with a morning or evening cup of coffee (or tea).
Vegan oatmeal muffins Soft, sweet, and so satisfying, you'll feel great starting your day off with these yummy plant-based and oil-free oatmeal muffins.
Palmier Heart Pastries
Vegan Palmier Heart Pastries Show a little love with these sweet petite bite-size heart shape crispy & caramelized French pastries.
Vegan Blueberry Muffins
Vegan Blueberry Muffins Enjoy the best homemade blueberry muffins made from scratch with just a few basic ingredients. You're going to love this easy recipe for making your own delicious, moist, eggless and dairy-free muffins!
Watermelon Mango Pico de Gallo
Fresh & Easy Watermelon Pico de Gallo This spicy, sweet and refreshing combo of fresh watermelon, cucumber, lime and mango will brighten up any breakfast, brunch, patio party, potluck, or picnic. Oil-free & gluten-free.
Homemade Applesauce with Maple Syrup
Homemade Applesauce with Maple Syrup It's so easy to make the best applesauce you've ever had! Fresh apples, lemon juice, maple syrup & cinnamon are all you need to create this classic comfort food favorite.
Homemade Cranberry Applesauce
Easy Homemade Cranberry Applesauce A bright and delicious applesauce recipe with fresh cranberries lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup, a touch of holiday spice, lemon juice and orange zest. Vegan & gluten-free.
Vegan Honey This recipe for a sweet & delicious vegan honey substitute is made with just 4 simple ingredients: Apple juice, sugar, lemon, and clover tea. Enjoy this yummy bee-free alternative with toast, tea, baked goods, marinades, dressings or anything you love with honey.
Coconut Orange Curd
Vegan Coconut Orange Curd A citrusy, creamy, lightly sweet spread to enjoy on freshly baked scones, biscuits and quick breads, or whatever you like!
Vegan Citrus Compound Butter
Citrus Compound Butter Homemade butter infused with fresh citrus, herbs, and natural ingredients. Butter just got better!
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