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During the week, breakfast is often a brisk affair. But on the weekend, brunch can emerge as the highlight of the day—especially on holidays and other special occasions. The following are our favorite brunch-worthy recipes. We hope to take the guesswork out of making a healthy spread for your family and friends. Bonus: Each of these recipes is oil-free!

Herbed Breakfast Hash

Veggie-load your morning with this satisfying hash, featuring red potatoes, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, corn, and fresh herbs. Note: This recipe is marvellously malleable; feel free to use whatever veggies/herbs are lurking in your fridge, leftover from the week.

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Light and fluffy, and with a subtle coconut flavor, these chocolate chip pancakes impress, whether you’re gluten-free or not. This recipe uses a base of gluten-free rolled oats and buckwheat flour, while flaxseed and applesauce are used to bind, and banana and maple syrup lend delectable natural sweetness.

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Tofu and Veggie Frittata

This fabulous frittata is perfect for a vegan brunch with family and friends. With just 15 minutes of prep, you can get it in the oven reasonably quickly and then savor your morning tea while it bakes.

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Oatmeal-Lemon Pancakes with Raspberry-Date Syrup

Fragrant with lemon zest and packed with whole grain goodness, these fluffy pancakes are a great start to any day. The date-sweetened syrup is made with fresh berries or kiwi, but frozen fruit works, too.

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Leftover Veggie Chickpea Omelette

This hearty recipe uses chickpea flour to transform leftover veggies into an impressive egg-free omelette.

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Breakfast Tostadas

Sink your teeth into these crunchy Mexican-inspired tostadas. The whole family will enjoy the combination of the “eggy” chickpea-veggie mix topped with salad greens, homemade pico de gallo, and avocado.

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Garlic Hash Browns with Kale

These no-fry garlic hash browns are a real crowd-pleaser. The steamed kale served atop these tasty delights elevates the dish to a meal in itself.

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Blueberry-Banana Wraps

Banish boring breakfasts forever with these incredible wraps. With ripe banana slices, juicy blueberries, and fresh greens, each bite is a satisfying blend of soft, sweet, fresh, and crunchy.

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Sweet White Bean on Toasts with Berries

Sick of the same old toast toppings? This sweet and creamy bean-based spread, paired with fresh or frozen fruit, is a visually stunning and delicious brunch dish.

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Potato Broccoli Mini Frittatas

For a special, savory start to the day, enjoy these rustic mini frittatas bursting with potato and broccoli. Because of their small size, they only take half an hour to bake. Pop them in the oven, put your feet up, enjoy a cup of tea—then dig into this hearty breakfast!

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Apple-Walnut Breakfast Bread

For a treat, round out a long lazy brunch with a slice of this delectably moist loaf and a hot or cold cup of tea.

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Easy Oat Waffles

Earthy, satisfying, and just a bit sweet, this is a great basic waffle recipe. Rolled oats are ground with cinnamon, flaxseed meal, and lemon zest then mixed with plant milk and mashed banana.

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Big Breakfast Burrito

These hearty veggie- and tofu-filled burritos are perfect for a slow morning brunch. The recipe calls for the mixture to be dried out in the oven for 35 minutes. It’s worth the wait!

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Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal

You’ve got to hand it to strawberries: They have a knack for turning an everyday dish into an exceptional one. Here, the juicy berries team up with tart rhubarb and sweet dates for a creamy oatmeal that’s fancy enough to serve at any festive brunch.

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Breakfast Scramble

This tasty, nourishing scramble features cauliflower and turmeric instead of eggs or tofu—and it’s versatile enough to make with just about any vegetables you have on hand.

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Vanilla Pancakes with Strawberry-Cherry Ice Cream and Warm Chocolate Sauce

These impressive pancakes are great for special occasions and are actually pretty simple. The chocolate sauce is amazing, and if you don’t want to make Strawberry-Cherry Ice Cream, use fresh fruit instead: It all works.

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Potato-Edamame Hash on Toast

Keep a bag of frozen edamame in the freezer and you’re halfway to turning a pound of potatoes into this colorful and nourishing hash.

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Cinnamon-Oat Waffles with Sweet Potato "Butter"

Aquafaba, the thick liquid found in a can of chickpeas, has seen a meteoric rise in popularity among vegan bakers. It keeps these waffles light and crunchy. Top the waffles with creamy sweet potato butter for a surefire brunch highlight.

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Orange French Toast

Yes, vegans eat French toast. The “egg” mixture—featuring aqaufaba, cinnamon, maple syrup, and orange zest—produces a thick, tender toast with delectable citrus flavors.

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Summer's Best Avocado Toast

Avocado toast is an oldie but a goodie. The combination of creamy avocado with salt, pepper, and lemon juice always makes the taste buds dance. For extra pizazz, top with salad ingredients.

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Apple Overnight Oats

For a special morning meal, serve these apple-walnut oats as an appetizer. They’re great for people to munch on while the main dish is being prepared. Added bonus: You can make them the night before.

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Chocolate Chip Coconut Pancakes

Coconut flakes and chocolate chips add delicious texture and flavor to these mouthwatering pancakes. Flaxseed is used in vegan baking to replicate the added structure and moisture of eggs. In this recipe, flaxseed meal is cooked in water for a few minutes until the liquid gets sticky and a little stretchy, just like egg.

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Love your recipes I have your cookbook and I love to pin your recipes online! They are great and I love that they are wholesome and delicious!! Please keep the recipes coming.

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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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