14 Boredom-Busting Plant-Based Breakfasts: That’s 2 Weeks of Breakfast Bliss!

Need some breakfast inspiration? Bored with your current morning routine? Maybe you’re looking for a plant-based version of a longtime fave?

There’s something for everyone in these fabulous whole-food, plant-based breakfast recipes.

From granola+fruit and cooked grain bowls to “egg” and veggie combos, we’ve got you covered. And if those don’t tickle your taste buds, how about breakfast tacos, a hearty bean/potato dish or french toast?

Save this list and come back to it when you need some inspiration.

(And if you manage to try all 14, here’s a prior post with another week’s worth: 7 Sweet and Savory Whole-Food Vegan Breakfasts.)

1 Orange French Toast

Orange French Toast made with aquafaba (liquid from soaked beans), orange zest, and cinnamon with raspberries and raspberry compote

This ingenious recipe uses aquafaba (liquid from soaked beans), orange zest, and cinnamon to make French toast that’s soft, thick and eggy. Yum!! GET THE RECIPE.

2) Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes made with flaxseeds, oats, and buckwheat flour on a blue surface with chocolate chips

With flaxseeds, oats, and buckwheat flour these delicious gluten-free pancakes are packed with goodness. They freeze well—you could make a batch for the week. And they’re great for dessert too! GET THE RECIPE.

3) Banana Almond Granola

Oil-free Banana Almond Granola in white bowls on blue plates upon a wooden cutting board

This is such a simple and tasty breakfast. As one reader says, “I am shocked and amazed and delighted that an oil-free (and still crunchy!) granola is possible.”  GET THE RECIPE.

4) Chickpea Omelette

Egg-free omelet made with chickpea flour topped with sliced tomatoes and avocados on a white plate with a floral napkin

What better way to start the day than with this egg-free omelet, made with chickpea flour, nutritional yeast and other flavorings. To serve, add tomatoes, spinach, salsa, hot sauce, or whatever plant-delicious toppings you like. GET THE RECIPE.

5) Polenta with Pears and Cranberries

Polenta with Pears and Cranberries topped with cooked fruit and served in a silver bowl

This is another one of those breakfasts that doubles as a scrumptious desert. The cooked fruit on top of the buttery-like polenta is such a winning combination. GET THE RECIPE.

6) Fruit and Nut Oatmeal

Oatmeal topped with bananas, raspberries, blueberries and nuts served in a white bowl on a white table scattered with berries

This basic oatmeal recipe is such a good one to have up your sleeve. It’s so versatile! Add whatever nuts and fresh and dried fruits you have on hand. GET THE RECIPE.

7) Egyptian Breakfast Beans (Full Medames)

Egyptian Breakfast Beans topped with red and green tomatoes in a white bowl on a blue, wooden table

Not used to eating beans for breakfast? It can take some getting used to—but before you know it you’ll be wondering how you ate anything else. This traditional Egyptian breakfast recipe is super simple and incredibly satisfying. You do need to soak and cook the beans, but to save time it’s easy enough to cook bulk beans ahead of time and freeze so they’re on hand and ready to go. GET THE RECIPE.

8) Apple Lemon Breakfast

Apple Lemon Breakfast made with dates, walnuts, lemon juice and apple in a white bowl

With the fresh flavors of dates, walnuts, lemon juice and apple, this raw vegan breakfast leaves you feeling satisfied but not weighed down. GET THE RECIPE.

9) Breakfast Scramble

Plant-based Breakfast Scramble made from cauliflower, nutritional yeast, turmeric and cayenne pepper served with toast on white plates

Such a simple but delicious scramble. The recipe uses nutritional yeast, turmeric and cayenne pepper for flavor. And where most vegan scrambles use tofu, this scrummy mix uses cauliflower instead. GET THE RECIPE.

10) Brown Rice Breakfast Pudding

Brown Rice Breakfast Pudding topped with fruits and berries in a gree bowl on a wooden table

Another gorgeous breakfast from Chef Sroufe. Rice pudding is always such a hit because it’s so darn comforting. And the cinnamon stick, dates and raisins in this recipe make it extra divine!  Works well as a dessert too. GET THE RECIPE.

11) Chocolate Buttermilk Pancakes

Healthy, gluten-free, chocolate plant-based buttermilk pancakes topped with raspberries and chocolate chips

These healthy, gluten-free, chocolate pancakes are perfect for a weekend morning when you feel like a treat! We agree with author Somer McCowan, they’re great served with strawberries, raspberries, or bananas—or any of your favorite fruit! GET THE RECIPE.

12) Black Bean and Sweet Potato Hash

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Hash in soft tacos garnished with avocado, cilantro, and other favorite toppings

If you’re looking for a filling and tasty meal idea, you’ve found it! This mash works on tacos or toast, or even by itself. Great for lunch or dinner too. We love how cook Jill Nussinow, author of Vegan Under Pressure: Perfect Vegan Meals Made Quick and Easy in Your Pressure Cooker, also gives pressure cooking instructions. GET THE RECIPE.

13) Easy Overnight Oats with Chia

Easy Overnight Oats with Chia topped with blueberries and strawberries in a white bowl

Preparing breakfast in the morning doesn’t get any easier than this. Soak the ingredients overnight, and in the morning just add the fruit and/or nut toppings you desire. And there you have it—a delicious, healthy, breakfast on the run! GET THE RECIPE.

14) Whole-Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Plant-based Whole-Wheat Blueberry Muffins in muffin tin on wooden surface

What better grab-and-go breakfast, or mid morning snack than these light and tasty blueberry muffins. Not too sweet and berry-licious! GET THE RECIPE.

Plus a bonus recipe …

Apple-Walnut Breakfast Bread

Oil-free plant-based, vegan Apple-Walnut Breakfast Bread sliced and placed beside butter and berries

This oil-free, vegan loaf makes a great treat, perfect for a lazy weekend or afternoon snack. The classic apple-cinnamon-walnut combination is as fabulous as ever. GET THE RECIPE.

Happy plant-based breakfasting!!

about the author

Lisa Esile, MS

Lisa Esile is an author, illustrator, blogger, vegetable gardener, and whole-food enthusiast with a special fondness for potatoes. She has a master’s degree in human nutrition and is passionate about showing people how to live happier, healthier lives. Lisa is the author of Reach your Big Calm and the co-author of Whose Mind Is It Anyway?.

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