Plant Based Breakfast Ideas

Plant Based Breakfast Ideas

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Introduction

You may be wondering… What can I eat for breakfast on a plant based diet? Well here’s some inspiration for you.

Whether you want to eat quick and easy, gluten free, high protein, soy free or more, we’ve got you covered.

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Below are some of our favourite plant based breakfast ideas. Check them out and if you like follow the links to our full list.

Whole Food Plant Based Breakfast Ideas


Calories: 383 Protein: 16g Fat: 22g Carbs: 35g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 6g
Total time: 35 minutes

This granola recipe is the ultimate morning saviour. If you are after a breakfast option that is practical, quick, healthy and delicious this is the recipe for you. You can make it ahead of time and have it handy for when you are having one of those mornings. Have it as cereal with your favourite nut milk or as a snack when that mid-morning crash is about to hit.


Calories: 205 Protein: 17g Fat: 10g Carbs: 22g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 6g
Total time: 20 minutes

When I heard there was such a thing as an egg-free omelette I was immediately sold. This hearty breakfast recipe has all the flavour and nutrients you need to kick start your morning. The omelette is made with tofu, aquafaba, chickpea flour, and nutritional yeast.

All these ingredients not only give you the perfect consistency, they also provide you with a good amount of protein. Just like a regular omelette but without the cruelty. And don’t forget the veggies, those mushrooms are what you would call “the cherry on top”.


Calories: 189 Protein: 5g Fat: 12g Carbs: 18g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 8g
Total time: 30 minutes

These tasty bars work as a breakfast option and as a cheeky snack. They are as delicious as they are healthy. And other than a full belly and truckload of nutrients you’ll also get a good energy boost from them.

I love making a tray of these bars over the weekend and have them handy all week long. Just be careful with this one! It’s so yummy and you might end up eating the whole batch in one sitting. I refuse to confess that I’ve done that before!


Calories: 258 Protein: 7g Fat: 11g Carbs: 39g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 29g
Total time: 10 minutes

This colourful recipe is incredibly fresh and nourishing. We are taking your typical fruit bowl to a whole other level. We are adding a delicious creamy sauce that’s easy enough to make in the morning and it will help you sneak in some leafy greens into your diet.

If you have picky eaters at home that refuse to eat veggies this recipe will help you get those green in their bellies without the struggle.


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Gluten Free Plant Based Breakfast Ideas


Calories: 244 Protein: 11g Fat: 13g Carbs: 24g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 4g
Total time: 35 minutes

Muffins for breakfast? I’m in! Delicious gluten-free muffins? Yes, please! Who said we can’t have it all? This recipe is proof that we absolutely can. Add a warm cup of coffee and you are off to a good start.

These muffins are quite filling and loaded with all the good stuff our body needs early in the day. They have a good amount of protein and complex carbs as well, so if you have an early gym session, grab one on your way out and you’ll be sorted.


Calories: 561 Protein: 34g Fat: 21g Carbs: 69g Fiber: 22g Sugar: 14g
Total time: 20 minutes

Vegan scrambled eggs are quick and easy to make but you need a good recipe to get the right flavour and the full vegan-egg experience. We have a few tricks under our sleeve to make it just right.

Firm tofu will give us the right consistency and a bit of cumin, black pepper, paprika, turmeric and our secret ingredient will make our scramble incredibly delicious. A few veggies added to the mix and a side of refried beans make this the perfect breakfast option above all.


Calories: 299 Protein: 12g Fat: 6g Carbs: 48g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 4g
Total time: 60 minutes

You don’t have to save Asian dishes for dinner. This delicious and easy to make rice porridge is a super popular breakfast item in many Asian countries. In places like Thailand, early in the morning, you can see a lot of people stop for a nice warm bowl con Congee on their way to work or school.

Is the most convenient thing ever! Super filling and super tasty. And with this recipe you can have a taste of this delicious rice porridge in the comfort of your own home.


Calories: 540 Protein: 20g Fat: 25g Carbs: 68g Fiber: 18g Sugar: 5g
Total time: 30 minutes

This has to be one of our favourite breakfast recipes of all times. Tacos are fun to make and even more fun to eat. And we love starting out our day with a good dose of them since we know they’ll get us through the morning with a full belly.

This tacos are made with fresh ingredients only and since we are using corn tortillas, this is a prefect gluten-free breakfast option. And look how beautiful and colorful they are!


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Easy Plant Based Breakfast Ideas


Calories: 289 Protein: 5g Fat: 2g Carbs: 69g Fiber: 12g Sugar: 41g
Total time: 5 minutes

There are a few things in this Matcha Smoothie Bowl that you definitely want to include in your breakfast. Is made with matcha to load you up with energy and antioxidants. We can all use some of that to kick start the day.

The goji berries help in that department and they help boost your immune system and overall health as well. A few fruit chunks make our smoothie bowl much more filling than a simple smoothie and it will take you the same 5 minutes to make.


Calories: 405 Protein: 21g Fat: 11g Carbs: 57g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 25g
Total time: 15 minutes

Do you love your morning oats but you need to mix it up to keep it interesting? You are going to love this recipe. Millet, is not only easy to make and super convenient it’s also incredibly healthy. This vanilla millet with apples is super creamy and flavourful.

The apple adds a bit of a crunch, and the hemp hearts and maple syrup add another layer of flavour. This breakfast recipe will take care of your sweet tooth without compromising your health. We got you covered!


Calories: 331 Protein: 10g Fat: 6g Carbs: 69g Fiber: 14g Sugar: 37g
Total time: 5 minutes

This has to be one of the healthiest breakfasts we’ve ever made at vegan.io. We were able to sneak in some kale into the mix without making it one of THOSE green smoothies that are painful to eat. It also has banana and plum, the perfect combo for a super fresh and tasty smoothie recipe.

The chunky bits of granola add some texture. And the passionfruit will make you feel you’re having breakfast in some exotic tropical island.


Calories: 463 Protein: 17g Fat: 11g Carbs: 78g Fiber: 13g Sugar: 16g
Total time: 10 minutes

Porridge: the oldest breakfast recipe there is. We’ve thrown in a few element to revamp this classic and give it a new look (and taste).

We added blueberries, some pear slices and hemp seed to make a monster out of this recipe and get you fueled for the day. It is healthy breakfast option, quite filling and absolutely heartwarming.


See all of our easy plant based breakfast ideas here

High Protein Plant Based Breakfast Ideas


Calories: 428 Protein: 25g Fat: 23g Carbs: 39g Fiber: 14g Sugar: 21g
Total time: 15 minutes

If making oatmeal is easy wait until you see this Noatmeal recipe. It’s made what chia seeds, flaxseeds, hemp hearts and a bunch of other ingredients that will load you up with nutrients and a whole lot of protein.

Add some fruit on top and you are in for an absolute treat. You can make it ahead of time or while you’re getting ready for work. Take it with you for a midday snack or to have after the gym.


Calories: 405 Protein: 35g Fat: 14g Carbs: 46g Fiber: 8g Sugar: 20g
Total time: 5 minutes

Check out this delicious chocolaty smoothie recipe before you make the awful decision fo running out the door without having breakfast. It will take you 5 minutes to put together, so is perfect for those mornings when you are rushing around.

It’s made with a bunch of super foods like cacao powder, goji berries, and hemp hearts that will keep you energized, full and nourished all morning long. Also, this yummy smoothie bowl is a protein bomb so if you are after a post-work out meal and treat yourself, this is the one!


Calories: 582 Protein: 28g Fat: 32g Carbs: 53g Fiber: 13g Sugar: 6g
Total time: 10 minutes

We love the practicality and versatility that sandwiches have to offer. They are a great for breakfast because you can include ingredients from every single food group and have a well rounded meal in a matter of minutes.

Everything you need to get through the morning will be squeezed between two sliced of bread! Wrap it with a cloth napkin and take it with you on the road. This will save you valuable time, you don’t even have to wash any dishes!


Calories: 410 Protein: 32g Fat: 9g Carbs: 60g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 27g
Total time: 15 minutes

The Masala Chai blend was originally intended for healing purposes but its aromatic warm spices have completely captivated us in so many levels. We see chai flavoured everything so, of course, we needed a chai smoothie bowl as well. This breakfast is so tasty it could easily be a dessert as well.

The smoothie is topped with fruit, granola and goji berries to make it a full meal and make sure it will fill you up. And since it has a good amount of protein, is also a great post-work out meal option to get those gains going.


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Soy Free Plant Based Breakfast Ideas


Calories: 517 Protein: 16g Fat: 18g Carbs: 76g Fiber: 20g Sugar: 10g
Total time: 30 minutes

If you have a big appetite and you’re into colorful, healthy, and delicious food first thing in the morning you are going to love this breakfast burrito. We love making them over the weekends, pack’em up and go for an early hike.

We have breakfast with a view and we get enough fuel to get back home after all that walking. This burrito recipe is super filling and incredibly easy to make and the perfect mess-free, on-the-go meal.


Calories: 475 Protein: 10g Fat: 18g Carbs: 71g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 24g
Total time: 20 minutes

Sunday mornings and vegan banana pancakes seem like a match made in heaven. Other than delicious and heartwarming, these pancakes are sugar-free and gluten-free as well. You are in for an absolute treat with this recipe.

They go really well with sliced bananas and crushed pecans. Add a drizzle of maple syrup and grab a cup of your favourite warm beverage and you are set!


Calories: 482 Protein: 9g Fat: 13g Carbs: 82g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 26g
Total time: 30 minutes

You’ll be in for a treat with these vegan blueberry pancakes recipe. They are a lot easier to make than what people think and they are absolutely delicious.

This recipe is great for a cozy weekend when you have the whole family at home. Or if you had one of those crazy weeks and you want to treat yourself, don’t look much further, a batch of vegan blueberry pancakes will do the trick just fine!


Calories: 287 Protein: 8g Fat: 4g Carbs: 62g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 27g
Total time: 25 minutes

French toast that actually tastes like french toast? Yep! We cracked the code and we are happy to share our little secret with you. With this recipe you actually get that golden brown crust and sweet flavour that makes French toast an all time favourite.

To bring it up a notch we add blueberries and a super easy to make banana mousse for the ultimate breakfast experience.


See all of our soy free plant based breakfast ideas here

About the author

Julia Ott
Hi! I'm Julia and I'm a vegan recipe inventor, furniture collector and mum to a little boy. I've been a vegetarian for 25 years, and a vegan for 4. I spend all of my spare time visiting farmers markets, searching for antiques at flea markets and cooking up a vegan storm in the kitchen! I co-founded Vegan.io to make the world a better place.

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