15 Vegan Breakfast Ideas to Start Your Day

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What you eat in the morning will influence your appetite and energy throughout the day. Specifically, when you eat a filling breakfast, you’ll be more likely to make mindful choices for snack, lunch, and dinner.

Likewise, if you eat something that lacks sustenance and essential nutrients, you’ll be more likely to feel ravenous come mid-day. This will increase your chances of reaching for nutrient-poor foods later on.

The key is to focus on satiating nutrients like complex carbs, fiber, good fats, and plant protein. These nutrients will keep hunger at bay while fueling your body with the energy it needs.

Need some inspo? We’ve got your back. Check out these 15 delicious vegan breakfast ideas for starting your day off right.

1. Overnight Oats with Almond Milk

Vegan | Total time: 6 hours 5 minutes

Overnight Oats with Almond Milk
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For a quick and easy breakfast, make a batch of overnight oats with almond milk. The fiber-rich oats will ward off hunger while giving you enough energy to power through the day (or workout). For even more fiber and extra protein, use soy-based yogurt instead of almond milk or mix in fruits, nut butter, and chia seeds.

2. Vegan Flaxseed Pancakes

Vegan | Total time: 25 minutes

Low Carb Vegan Flaxseed Pancakes
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For another way to fuel up on oats, make these vegan flaxseed pancakes. The recipe calls for homemade oat flour and bananas, along with a flax meal “egg.” Flax is rich in filling fiber, protein, and beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. (BTW: Just be sure to follow the best practices for storing flax!) To make it even more satisfying, top this vegan pancake with fresh fruits like blueberries and strawberries.

3. No-Bake Carrot Cake Protein Bars

Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes

No Bake Carrot Cake Protein Bars
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When you’re on the go, you may be tempted to reach for protein bars. The only problem? Many store-bought versions are teeming with added sugar — and expensive to boot. Instead, try these no-bake carrot cake protein bars for a satisfying (and budget-friendly) vegan protein bar.

4. Vegan English Breakfast

Vegan | Total time: 30 minutes

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Give the traditional English breakfast a vegan twist with this step-by-step recipe. It calls for vegan sausage, tofu scramble, cherry vine tomatoes — and of course, a heaping scoop of baked beans. (Don’t forget to check out our recipe for vegan BBQ baked beans.) Complete your vegan English breakfast with a cup of your favorite tea.

5. Easy Vegan Protein Pancakes

Vegan | Total time: 25 minutes

Vegan Protein Pancakes
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If you prefer more traditional pancakes, try these easy vegan protein pancakes with whole wheat flour. Thanks to the generous dose of protein powder, these pancakes can help boost your protein intake first thing in the morning.

6. Savory Vegan Breakfast Bowl

Vegan, gluten-free | Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Savory Vegan Breakfast Bowl
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Fans of savory breakfasts, this vegan breakfast bowl is for you. It features a homemade tofu scramble, which offers high-quality plant protein. The dish also has quinoa, an ancient grain that’s packed with complex carbs. (You can also use brown rice, farro, or millet.) Together, these nutrients will keep you satiated all day long.

7. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

Vegan | Total time: 45 minutes

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars
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Oats are at it again in these oatmeal chocolate chip bars. The best part? They’re made with nut butter and chickpeas, so you’ll get a filling helping of plant protein with every bite. Eat them as breakfast on the go or in between meals when you need something to tide you over.

8. High Protein Vegan Breakfast Burrito

Vegan, gluten-free | Total time: 40 minutes

High Protein Vegan Breakfast Burrito
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Contrary to popular belief, it’s possible to enjoy a high protein vegan breakfast burrito without the animal ingredients. The secret is to use tofu and kidney beans, two vegan ingredients that are packed with hunger-busting plant protein.

9. Vegan Breakfast Sandwich

Vegan | Total time: 35 minutes

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Making a filling and delicious vegan breakfast sandwich is easy with this 30-minute recipe. Each sandwich combines layers of tempeh bacon, eggy tofu, dairy-free cheese, and ripe avocado for a well-rounded meal. But of course, you’re welcome to customize this vegan breakfast recipe with your favorite ingredients. Try adding leafy greens, fresh tomato, or salsa for even more flavor and nutrients.

10. Easy Vegan Protein Cookies

Vegan | Total time: 25 minutes

Vegan Protein Cookies
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Bananas, oats, and vegan protein powder come together in these easy vegan protein cookies. They also call for hemp seeds, which offer protein, healthy fats, vitamin E, and a cocktail of essential minerals. Plus, these breakfast cookies are easy to pack, making them excellent for busy mornings.

11. Easy Vegan Omelet

Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 25 minutes

Vegan Chickpea Omelette
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Transform chickpea flour into a savory plant-based omelet with this easy vegan omelet recipe. It’s naturally high in protein, though you can add your favorite high-fiber veggies to make a super filling breakfast.

12. Chickpea Scramble Breakfast Enchiladas with Chipotle Sauce

Vegan, gluten-free | Total time: 40 minutes

Who knew chickpeas could be such a versatile breakfast ingredient? With these chickpea scramble breakfast enchiladas with chipotle sauce, you can fuel up on plant protein — complete with a homemade chipotle sauce. Tip: Add a spoonful of guacamole or mashed avocado for anti-inflammatory fats.

13. High Protein Baked Oatmeal

Vegan | Total time: 30 minutes

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If oatmeal cookies aren’t your thing, try this high protein baked oatmeal. Featuring bananas, oats, hemp seeds, and a lot of fruit, this baked oatmeal is almost like a breakfast cake. We’ll take three servings, please.

14. Oatmeal Pumpkin Bars

Vegan | Total time: 50 minutes

Oatmeal Pumpkin Bars
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Savor the best of autumn with these satiating oatmeal pumpkin bars. The crust is made of oats and pecans, which are packed with healthy fats. Meanwhile, the vitamin-rich pumpkin filling makes the breakfast treat luxurious yet nutritious.

15. Vegan Breakfast Hash

Vegan, gluten-free | Total time: 40 minutes

Vegan breakfast hash topped with banana peppers and fresh parsley.
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Treat yourself (or your guests) to a satisfying vegan breakfast hash. Made with potatoes, Portobello mushrooms, tofu, and kale, this dish is rich in satiating fiber and protein. It’s also easy to customize; for example, you can swap the yellow potatoes for sweet potatoes and kale for spinach.

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15 Vegan Breakfast Ideas to Start Your Day

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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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Keyword: vegan breakfast ideas, vegan breakfast ideas for weight loss
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Kirsten Nunez, MS



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