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Breakfasts

One of the most common questions we hear from people new to a plant-based diet is “What do I eat for breakfast?” Many of us grew up eating eggs, bacon, dairy, and other animal products every morning, and it can be hard at first to imagine what breakfast might look like without them. As it turns out, it looks fantastic. These vibrant vegan breakfasts and brunch recipes burst with color and flavor. They’ll reinvigorate your mornings and leave you energized and ready to meet the day.

Savory Oats with Asparagus and Peas

Start your morning on a nutritious note—or change up your lunch routine—with this veggie-ful savory oatmeal. The garnishes are optional, but you’ll…

A bowl of savory homemade vegan oatmeal studded with asparagus and peas, and topped with lemon wedges and radish slices, on a white wooden table with a bowl of additional garnishes on the side see recipe

Banana-Oat Chocolate Chip Pancakes

The combination of bananas and chocolate chips makes these healthy pancakes taste decadent enough to serve for dessert. Use a large nonstick…

chocolate chip pancakes, plant-based see recipe

Banana Teff Bread

This nourishing banana bread features the world’s tiniest whole grain, teff. Teff is a seed with a subtly sweet, nutty flavor. Look…

Gluten-Free Banana Teff Bread see recipe

Corn and Black Bean Cakes

My mom made a version of these savory pancakes for dinner when I was a kid. My updated version is healthier, but…

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Sorghum Berry Breakfast Bowl

Cook up a batch of sorghum to enjoy in salads, soups and freestyle bowls, and use some of it for this very…

Vegan Breakfast Bowl see recipe

Chocolate Pancakes

Everybody deserves to have a little chocolate for breakfast once in a while. These pancakes got five-star reviews from all of my…

Chocolate Pancakes see recipe

Pumpkin Seed Granola with Millet and Oats

Whole grain millet and pumpkin seeds add textural interest to this tasty homemade granola. Dried dates and raisins lend natural sweetness. From…

Homemade Granloa see recipe

Blueberry-Banana Wraps

Refresh your breakfast routine with these simple, tasty wraps, which feature a mouthwatering mashup of fruit and veggies and come together in…

Blueberry and Banana Wraps see recipe

Mighty Muffins for Mother’s Day

These muffins are the brainchild of my friend Bridget’s brother, Michael, who is an amazing cook. This recipe is great to serve…

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Tofu and Veggie Frittata

What makes this tofu and veggie frittata so fluffy? In a word, aquafaba, that thick liquid you see on top when you…

tofu and veggie frittata see recipe

Tex-Mex Polenta Bowls

A hint of cumin and sea salt dial up the flavor of a simple polenta porridge. Black beans and avocado add extra…

tex-mex polenta bowls see recipe

Polenta with Pears and Cranberries

This polenta recipe is one of my favorites! For this recipe use the ripest pears you can find on the market—Bosc, Asian,…

Polenta with Pears and Cranberries see recipe