Welcome to this roundup of 30 vegan breakfast ideas, from sweet to savory recipes that will satisfy your morning cravings and fuel your day.

Our list includes everything from hearty, savory dishes to decadent sweet treats; this collection will make your breakfast more exciting, wholesome, and delicious.

Vegan Breakfast Ideas with sweet and savory recipes

If you’re looking for breakfast inspiration, these recipes inspire your taste buds, energize your body, and showcase the incredible variety of flavors a vegan breakfast offers.

Vegan Sweet Breakfasts

Let’s begin this list with sweet vegan breakfasts that are easy, proteinrich, and wholesome.

1. Bircher Muesli

bircher muesli with berries

The first recipe on our list is Bircher Muesli, a humble but delicious overnight oats meal made with simple ingredients such as apples, oats, milk, and raisins.

This recipe became our overnight go-to-oat recipe; topped with fresh fruits – and a spoonful of nut butter, it’s a healthy way to kick off the day!

2. Homemade oil-free granola

Granola with yogurt

This homemade granola is a wholesome and crunchy recipe made with simple whole-food ingredients.

It is the perfect make-ahead breakfast and snack food with plant-based yogurt, fresh fruit, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

3. Vegan pancakes

vegan pancakes stacked and cut open

Soft, tall, fluffy, and easy to make, these vegan pancakes are the best pancakes you’ll ever have.

Add maple syrup, fruit compote, or fresh fruit on top for a delicious serving of pancakes.

4. Apple muffins

apple muffin and apple

Apple muffins with cinnamon are a great make-ahead recipe for those weeks when you need a quick-to-go breakfast or a healthy snack.

Their moist, apple-infused goodness pairs perfectly with your morning coffee or tea, making them a guiltfree sweet treat to start your day.

5. Homemade hazelnut spread

Homemade nutella in a glass jar

Our hazelnut spread is an easy and delicious 5-ingredient recipe for a Nutella-like spread that is smooth, creamy, and impossible to resist.

Its consistency is perfect for spreading on toast, using it as a topping on oatmeal, or as a filling for crepes and brioche.

6. Banana pancakes

cut open banana pancakes with maple syrup

These vegan banana pancakes with apples are a simple and healthy recipe without eggs and milk, perfect to enjoy with a glass of orange juice on a Sunday morning.

They are lightmoistnutritioussweet, and packed with wholesome flavor.

7. Easy sweet potato muffins

sweet potato muffins with chocolate chips

Muffins with microwaved sweet potatoes are a healthy and tasty quick breakfast or snack recipe.

They are easy to make and contain plenty of dietary fiber and natural sugar that will give you a slow release of energy and keep you full longer.

8. Oatmeal

Oatmeal with almonds and blueberries

Try a bowl of creamy oatmeal sweetened with maple syrup, topped with fresh berries, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

It’s the perfect way to kickstart your day with a wholesome, fiber-rich meal.

Best of all, you can make it on the stovetop in about 5 minutes or make a super quick one in the microwave in about 2.

9. Vegan crepes

Vegan crepes with homemade nutella and strawberries

Vegan crepes are thin, light, and delicious as regular French crepes. Top them with homemade hazelnut spread for the perfect breakfast or brunch.

We use simple ingredients and no special tools; it’s a familyfriendly recipe with crowd-pleasing flavor.

10. Vegan french toast

Louise holding a plate with french toast

You won’t miss the eggs when eating this French toast. Best of all, you can make it in 10 minutes with everyday ingredients.

Top with fresh berries and maple syrup for a brunch-worthy French toast serving.

Vegan Savory Breakfast Ideas

These are our favorite savory vegan breakfasts; proteinrich and fulfilling. They’re perfect as a healthy, wholesome breakfast and will set you up for a productive day.

11. Chickpea frittata muffins

Frittata muffins with veggies

Chickpea frittata muffins are an easy make-ahead recipe for a nutritious and tasty breakfast, quick lunch, or dinner.

They are similar to vegan mini quiches and can customize the filling with any vegetables you choose.

12. Tofu scramble

Tofu scramble on avocado and bread

Tofu scramble is an excellent five-minute vegan breakfast idea.

Its texture is soft and creamy, just like delicious scrambled eggs. For those looking for a savory and low-carb breakfast option, this scramble is a great choice served with mushrooms, spinach, and avocado.

13. Vegan ricotta

vegan ricotta cheese

Vegan ricotta cheese is easylight, creamy, and versatile.

It’s perfect for breakfast if you want a cheese alternative to spread on toast. You can make it with three simple ingredients in less than one hour.

14. Vegan cream cheese

tofu cream cheese bruschetta

Tofu cream cheese infused with rich tahini offers a velvety, dairyfree alternative for a savory vegan breakfast.

Spread it generously on warm, toasted wholegrain bread, and savor the blend of creamy textures and nutty flavors.

15. Vegan frittata

Broccoli Frittata on a plate

Chickpea frittata is a proteinpacked vegan breakfast that pairs perfectly with the fresh flavors of zucchini or broccoli.

This savory combination is a quick and easy way to kickstart your day with plantbased goodness.

16. Vegan mayo on toast

vegan mayo on toast with tomato

Vegan mayonnaise is tasty, versatile, and so easy to make that you can do it in 1 minute with six simple ingredients.

It’s a beautiful spread in a breakfast sandwich or on toast with a slice of tomato.

17. Avocado toast

avocado spread on toasted bread

Endlessly creamy and velvety smooth, this 5-minute avocado spread is perfect on toast and in a breakfast sandwich.

TIP: Sprinkle with fresh tomato and roasted chickpeas for a happy and colorful avo toast.

18. Breakfast burrito

Vegan breakfast burrito with tofu scramble

Next on our list is our vegan breakfast burrito that features hearty black beans and seasoned tofu. This wrap provides a savory and proteinpacked start to your day.

Hugged in a warm tortilla, it’s a delicious way to fuel your morning, especially when paired with avocado and a little hot sauce.

19. Potato frittata

Potato frittata with parsley on parchment paper

This egg-free potato leek frittata is an easy and mealprepfriendly recipe that you can serve in bars or on a slice of toasted bread.

It’s freezer-friendly and great for lunchboxes, and best of all, it bakes in just 20 minutes!

20. Vegan melted cheese spread

vegan cheese on toasted bread

This creamy vegan melted cheese is excellent on a slice of sourdough bread as a cheesy, savory vegan breakfast.

You can make a nut-free recipe in 5 minutes and use it on pizza, toast, and oven-baked pasta.

21. Sweet potato hash

Sweet Potato Hash on tortilla

Sweet potato hash, a vibrant blend of caramelized sweet potatoes, bell peppers, and black beans, offers a hearty and colorful start to your day.

Topped with a generous dollop of creamy guacamole, this vegan breakfast combines earthy flavors with the silky richness of avocados, creating a satisfying and nutritious morning delight.

22. Pan con Tomate

Pan con tomate with heirloom tomatoes on a white platter

Pan con tomate features toasted bread topped with ripe tomato slices, drizzled with olive oil, and seasoned with salt for Mediterranean flavors.

It’s a simple and satisfying way to start your day with a taste of Spain – and it takes only five minutes to prepare.

23. Green bruschetta

bruschetta with fried zucchini, pine nuts, and basil

Freshly sautéed zucchini and fragrant herbs piled atop toasted wholegrain bread create a deliciously green vegan breakfast.

It’s a wonderful way to kickstart your morning with a dose of Mediterranean flavors.

Special Vegan Breakfast Ideas

Vegan pastry, breakfast cakes, and indulgent treats. For special occasions or made in advance for a luxurious breakfast experience.

24. Vegan donuts (fried or baked)

vegan donuts with sugar

Vegan donuts are easy to make with simple ingredients and are as delicious as regular donuts.

Our vegan donuts are real yeast donuts; you can either deep-fry them or bake them in the oven.

25. Vegan brioche bread

Vegan Brioche bread on a plate with powdered sugar

Our vegan brioche bread is an easy and fluffy breakfast recipe made with a few simple ingredients you probably already have at home.

You will be amazed at how lightairyaromatic, and delicious this plant-based brioche bread is.

26. Easy vegan banana bread

vegan banana bread with three slices ready to eat

Vegan banana bread is our mealprep superhero, combining the sweet aroma of freshly baked bread with pantry ingredients.

Make a batch on Sunday and enjoy a week of nutritious breakfasts, perfect for busy mornings.

Its moist texture and natural sweetness from ripe bananas make it a delicious way to start your day.

27. Vegan cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon rolls just baked

Our vegan cinnamon rolls are easy to make, lightly toasted on the outside, soft and moist inside, and with a tad of caramelized sugar underneath.

These rolls make a perfect vegan breakfast treat for special occasions and Holiday brunch with family.

28. Zucchini bread

Banana zucchini bread in slices

Vegan zucchini bread is a wholesome choice for a vegan breakfast or brunch. We make it with plant-based ingredients and shredded zucchini, and it offers a moist, flavorful treat that is highly satisfying.

Enjoy a slice with your favorite dairy-free hazelnut spread for a delicious morning pickmeup.

29. Chocolate glazed donuts

Chocolate donuts with glaze and a bite

Make these elegant and luxurious chocolate donuts in just 30 minutes.

Our chocolate-glazed donuts are so easyfunadorable, and delicious that you’ll want to make them daily.

30. Easy cake donuts

Cake donuts stacked

Oven-baked cake donuts raised with baking powder and without yeast. 

You can expect a firm donut with a soft cake-like crumb and a delicious cinnamon sugar topping.

Quick Tips for Vegan Breakfast Ideas

Making a vegan breakfast doesn’t mean you need to spend hours in the kitchen. You can still follow an easy and nutritious vegan diet by stocking up on some simple ingredients.

These grocery items can help you plan your weekly breakfast and assist you with breakfast meal prep when you’re busy:

  • Avocado
  • Wholegrain toast
  • Jam of your choice (check on the label that it’s vegan)
  • Nut butter such as peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter
  • Plant yogurts, such as coconut, almond, and soy yogurt
  • Homemade granola or storstoreboughtnola
  • Cereal (read the label to make sure it’s vegan)
  • Plant milk, such as oat, coconut, rice, almond, or soy milk
  • Fresh berries and bananas, perfect on oatmeal, yogurt, and peanut butter toast.
  • Tomatoes (perfect for a sandwich with tofu cream cheese or with vegan mayo)
  • Vegan mayo (homemade or storebought)
  • Seeds and nuts, such as chia seeds or flax seeds. It is suitable for sprinkling on oats, yogurt, and oatmeal and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
seeds and nuts for a vegan breakfast

For many more breakfast ideas, check out our breakfast category page.

Vegan Breakfast with donuts and pancakes

30 Vegan Breakfast Ideas

By: Nico Pallotta
5 from 2 votes
Over 30 vegan breakfast ideas with sweet and savory meals. You will find oatmeal recipes, breakfast toats, granola and vegan muffins on this list.
One of our favorites is this bircher muesli, a vesion of overnight oats that you can prepare in just 5 minutes.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Overnight resting time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: International

Equipment

  • Grater

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1⅔ cups almond milk or other milk
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ½ cup almonds toasted and chopped
  • 2 – 3 apples grated on the large holes of a box grater
  • 1 lemon the juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional on top)

Instructions 

  • To a large bowl, add the oats, milk, and raisins. Cover with a plate and let soak overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Portion the oats into 3 to 4 serving bowls. Add 1 grated apple per bowl/portion, drizzle the apple with lemon juice and mix the apple with the oats.
    Tip: the original recipe of Bircher Muesli calls for 1 apple per portion, however, if you think it's too much for you, you can reduce that to half apple per portion.
  • Add some toasted and chopped almonds on top, and if you like, a drizzle of maple syrup.
    Tip: If your almonds are not toasted alrady, you can do so in a pan for a couple of minutes, or in the oven at 350F (180C) for 7 to 8 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 583kcal, Carbohydrates: 102g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Potassium: 852mg, Dietary Fiber: 18g, Sugar: 38g, Vitamin A: 172IU, Vitamin B6: 1mg, Vitamin C: 34mg, Vitamin E: 7mg, Vitamin K: 8µg, Calcium: 296mg, Folate: 43µg, Iron: 4mg, Manganese: 3mg, Magnesium: 161mg, Zinc: 3mg
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