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Vegan Breakfast Ideas: 7 Sensational Ways To JumpStart Your Day [Recipes Included]

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Vegan Breakfast Ideas . . . Too Good To Ignore

Need some inspiration for a special occasion or a way to break free from hum-drum morning meals?

These sensational but simple vegan breakfast ideas are sure to help you jumpstart your day in a special way. From pancakes and porridges . . . to scrambles and smoothies . . . and so much in between.

So take a stroll through this gallery of vegan breakfast inspiration. And while you're at it, choose a recipe or two to add to your everyday morning fare . . .

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Above image used under Creative Commons from: digiyesica, on Flickr

{ Fruit ... With Flair! }

Sure, fruit is one of the best ways to start your day . . . but why not treat yourself to something just a little different. Whether it's a plate of sliced exotic fruit or a fruity parfait . . . you deserve to enjoy your fruit with a dash of flair.

Fruit Plate Exotica

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Pineapple, Starfruit & Pomegranate - Photo used under Creative Commons from: QuintanaRoo, on Flickr

Making fruit the main attraction for breakfast is the perfect day-starter. While starfruit and pomegranate may be more exotic to me ( I live in the northeast U.S.), I'm sure you get the picture.

Serve up an artfully arranged selection of scrumptious fresh fruits you wouldn't ordinarily buy . . .

Cold Banana Soup

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: anthimeria, on Flickr

What do you get . . . when you blend two frozen bananas with almond milk and a scoop of raw almond butter . . . and then top with a handful of Ezekiel sprouted grain cereal? A symphony of texture and taste . . . sweet, smooth, crunchy cold banana soup.

Seasonal Fresh Fruit Over Your Favorite Cereal

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: jodigreen, on Flickr

Fruit over cereal is by no means a novel idea, but sometimes we get stuck on the same fruit all the time. Why not venture out and try other fresh seasonal fruit from your local area.

As pictured above, the familiar strawberry is accompanied by "gooseberries" atop a whole grain cereal.

Breakfast Parfait

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: norwichnuts, on Flickr

This breakfast parfait is a layering of sweetened soy yogurt, granola, blueberries, raspberries and figs.

Homemade Yogurt with Apriums

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: foonus, on Flickr

Apriums are a dense , sweet apricot-plum hybrid . . . and when sliced over homemade soy yogurt and drizzled with a bit of agave nectar . . . voila! A simple, humble meal made even more delicious.

By the way, homemade soy yogurt is pretty simple to make using an electric yogurt maker like this one:

Tribest Yolife YL-210 Yogurt Maker
Tribest Yolife YL-210 Yogurt Maker

You can make nutritious yogurt from soy milk with the included glass containers . . .or, you can choose to use your own larger containers to make up to 80 oz of yogurt at a time for the whole family.

 

{ Granolas & Porridges }

Homemade health-chocked crunchy granolas or warm "stick-to-your-ribs porridges . . . you can't go wrong with any of these cereal inspirations.

What Is Granola?

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: rusvaplauke, on Flickr

Granola is a kind of breakfast cereal consisting typically of rolled oats, brown sugar or honey, dried fruit, and nuts.

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: Veganbaking.net, on Flickr

Recipe for: Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

Nutty Pomegranate Granola

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: The Messy Chef, on Flickrp>

Recipe for: Nutty Pomegranate Granola

Porridges - Brown Rice Porridge

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: sweetbeetandgreenbean, on Flickr

Recipe for: Brown Rice Porridge

Polenta Porridge With Raisins & Walnuts

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: greenlagirl, on Flickr

Recipe for: Polenta Porridge With Raisins & Walnuts

Couscous Porridge

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: penguincakes, on Flickr

Two scrumptious couscous recipes: Couscous Porridge With Coconut and Couscous Porridge With Dates & Bananas

Quinoa Porridge

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: yiduiqie, on Flickr

Recipe for: Quinoa Porridge

Poll: What's Your Non-Dairy "Milk" of Choice?

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: Arrqh, on Flickr

Have Your Say . . .

When it comes to non-dairy milks, almost everyone has a favorite. You have a chance to share with the world . . .

What Is Your Favorite Milk?

  • Almond Milk
  • Coconut Milk
  • Hemp Milk
  • Rice Milk
  • Soy Milk
  • Oat Milk
  • Other . . . Milk?
See results without voting

Make Your Own Non-Dairy "Milks" - Soyapower Plus Soy Milk Maker, Rice Milk Maker, Soup Maker

This "milk" maker has the capability for making non-dairy milks and porridge from any type of beans, rice, grains, seeds and nuts, such as soybeans, mung beans, oats, millet, wheat groats, quinoa, almonds, hazelnuts, hemp seed, or any combinations of them.

Soyapower Plus Soy Milk Maker, Rice Milk Maker, Nut Milk Maker, and Soup Maker, Largest Capacity, with 2-year Warranty
Soyapower Plus Soy Milk Maker, Rice Milk Maker, Nut Milk Maker, and Soup Maker, Largest Capacity, with 2-year Warranty

Perfect grinding of beans, seeds, nut and grains with higher milk yield; designed for easy clean-up.

 

{ Muffins & Scones}

A moist, flavorful muffin or scone along with your beverage of choice is a very nice day-starter. Any one of these recipes below fit the bill:

Muffins

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: jazzijava, on Flickr

What About Muffin Tops?

A jumbo muffin too much for you first thing in the morning? Instead, use your favorite recipe to whip up a batch of muffin tops.

Cuisinart AMB-6MTP Chef's Classic Nonstick 6-Cup Muffin-Top Pan, Silver
Cuisinart AMB-6MTP Chef's Classic Nonstick 6-Cup Muffin-Top Pan, Silver

6-cup muffin-top pan made of heavy-gauge aluminized steel with a nonstick interior. Dishwasher-safe.

 

Blueberry Scones

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: norwichnuts, on Flickr

Recipe for: Vegan Blueberry Scones

{ Crepes, Hot Cakes or Toasts, Oh My! }

Vegan Berry Crepes

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: Brisbane Falling, on Flickr

Here's the recipe for: Vegan Berry Crepes. The photographer used a combination of strawberries, blackberries, and bananas.

Apple Oat Pancakes

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: digiyesica, on Flickr

The recipe for the above-pictured Apple Oat Pancakes along with many other delicious family-friendly delights, can be found in:

Vive le Vegan!: Simple, Delectable Recipes for the Everyday Vegan Family
Vive le Vegan!: Simple, Delectable Recipes for the Everyday Vegan Family

Easy to prepare.recipes in Vive le Vegan! that don't rely solely on the use of soy, given recent concerns about over-consumption; many feature whole grains and hemp.

 

Dragon Fruit Kiwi Crepe with Sweet Tofu Ricotta Kreme - Now That's A Mouth Full!

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: norwichnuts, on Flickr

The photographer, norwichnuts openly shares the recipe for "Sweet Tofu Ricotta Kreme"

  • 10 ounces firm tofu
  • Juice from 3 lemons
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup
  • Pinch sea salt

Blenderize ingredients and fill the crepe. Add diced fruit and fold over. Serve with more fruit, Soy Whip and a drizzle of kiwi and strawberry syrup. Here's the finished product:

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: norwichnuts, on Flickr

Gluten-Free French Toast - with your choice of jams . . .

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: arimoore, on Flickr

An adaptation of a french toast recipe from "Vegan With A Vengeance" uses chickpea flour, cornstarch, vanilla, cinnamon, rice milk.

Vegan with a Vengeance : Over 150 Delicious, Cheap, Animal-Free Recipes That Rock
Vegan with a Vengeance : Over 150 Delicious, Cheap, Animal-Free Recipes That Rock

All I can say is that this cookbook continues to get rave reviews . . . (about the recipes and also for the easy instructions and invaluable cooking tips). A must-have for any vegan/vegetarian bookshelf . . .

 

{ Scrambles & Sautes }

Tofu Scramble

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: waferboard, on Flickr

Scrambling tofu with almost any combination of your favorite veggies is a soul-satisfying breakfast dish. If you need tips on making a very basic tofu scramble, the following video shows you how:

Breakfast Taco

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: digiyesica, on Flickr

Here's another "scramble" idea: a tofu scramble with onions and squash blossoms then tucked inside a corn tortilla; garnished with purple tomatillo salsa, cilantro and lime.

Homemade Breakfast Sausages (Gluten-Free)

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: Christaface, on Flickr

Who knew you could turn mashed, seasoned black-eyed peas into sausages? Try this recipe for homemade (gluten-free) vegan, breakfast sausages.

{ On-the-Go Bars }

Just because you're in a big hurry, doesn't mean you can skip out on "the most important meal of the day." Have some homemade breakfast bars on hand . . .

Breakfast Bars (Gluten-Free)

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: elana's pantry, on Flickr

Recipe for Gluten-Free Breakfast Bars

Banana Coconut Bars

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: mellowfood, on Flickr

Recipe for Banana Coconut Bars

Cherry Vanilla Power Bars

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: elana's pantry, on Flickr

Recipe for Cherry Vanilla Power Bars

{ Smoothies & Shakes }

We all know that there'e nothing wrong with "drinking" your breakfast. Whip up your favorite healthy shake or choose one of these:

Almond Butter Breakfast Shake

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: miriamwilcox, on Flickr

Try this awesome Almond Butter Breakfast Shake recipe.

Banana Chamomile Smoothie

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: VegaTeam, on Flickr

Recipe for Banana Chamomile Smoothie

Triple Blueberry Power Smoothie ... In A Bowl

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Photo used under Creative Commons from: prideandvegudice, on Flickr

This power smoothie is made with "a cup of frozen blueberries, a bottle of Wildwood Probiotic Blueberry Soymilk, and topped with dried blueberries and cinnamon. "

Need More Breakfast (Or, Brunch) Ideas?

Vegan Brunch: Homestyle Recipes Worth Waking Up For--From Asparagus Omelets to Pumpkin Pancakes
Vegan Brunch: Homestyle Recipes Worth Waking Up For--From Asparagus Omelets to Pumpkin Pancakes

A whole host of breakfast and brunch ides and recipes "from the classic (Pancakes and Waffles) to the inspired (Banana Rabanada) to the decadent (Pain au Chocolat) to the essential (Bloody Marys)." Also includes gluten-free and soy-free recipes; gorgeous color photos.

 

 Last updated on October 2, 2014

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Share Your Favorite Vegan Breakfast - Or, just let me know you stopped by . . . 44 comments

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emmajowebster 2 years ago

The gluten free french toast looks amazing!!!!!


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TheLastResort LM 2 years ago

Mouth-watering, healthy, and inspiring! Perhaps I'll go back to being a vegetarian :)


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armidabooks 2 years ago

great ideas, thanks : )


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DeannaDiaz 2 years ago

AWESOME lens! You should promote it more because you really did a nice job here!


anonymous 2 years ago

oh thank you, wonderful recipes are very useful for me .... delicious


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Deadicated LM 2 years ago

Very interesting.


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xriotdotbiz lm 2 years ago

Oatmeal, fruit, and walnuts is one of my favorites. Especially, when the fruit is in season.


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SilmarwenLinwelin 2 years ago

Interesting ideas! thanks for sharing!


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LiteraryMind 23 months ago from Connecticut, USA Level 2 Commenter

Love the banana soup idea, it's very original and different.


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Two Crafty Paws 22 months ago

I am not a vegan but if you would ask me to eat anything featured on this page insted of a meat meal I would do it in a heartbeat. These all look jummy.


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mrsclaus411 22 months ago

Yum, I wish I was having breakfast now.


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Dusty2 LM 22 months ago

WoW! Is it breakfast time yet? After reading your lens you have a few recipes I have shared in my lenses. There are a few recipes that sound good I might give them a go. Thank you for sharing your recipes. I appreciate it. Also, Thank You for stopping by my Traditional Irish Plum Pudding Recipe lens and giving it a "blessing" I was surprised and really appreciate it. Bon Appetit & Merry Xmas!


MiaMusement 22 months ago

I have to try that black-eyed peas into sausage recipe. You have quite a knack for finding good images on flickr... very impressive!


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ConnieGreen LM 22 months ago

I'm going vegan and love new ideas for this major lifestyle change - thanks!


MayBe8 21 months ago

Wow!!! All look so yummy. Thanks for sharing the great info.


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SuzieJames 21 months ago

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!...I'm a hungry vegan always looking for recipes..this page really blew me over!. Really enjoyed this lens and have shared with my vegan friends :-)


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dawnrepurposes 21 months ago

I'm thinking I'm getting hungry! Might have breakfast for dinner! Thanks for the ideas!


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Margaret Schindel 21 months ago from Massachusetts Level 6 Commenter

Wow, I found this terrific lens at just the right time! I've been trying to switch to more nutritious breakfasts, and these recipes are just the ticket. Thanks very much! Blessed. :)


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listprofits 21 months ago

marvellous spread of possibilities.


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VspaBotanicals 19 months ago Level 2 Commenter

This lens certrainly dispells the myths about boring Vegan foods. This lens is awesome!


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smine27 13 months ago from Tokyo, Japan Level 6 Commenter

I really need to eat more healthy for breakfast so it's by chance I stumbled upon is great lens. Thanks.


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yania227 12 months ago

Your ideas are really great! And healthy too.


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WeeCatCreations1 11 months ago from Massachusetts, USA Level 2 Commenter

Great options!


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ForGoodPeople 11 months ago from Mugla Turkey

Great lens ! Thanks, I have noted couple of recipes :)


ShelbyLinMarie 10 months ago

Fantastic! Thank you for all of these wonderful ideas and recipes!


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danielmccarthy lm 9 months ago

I wish I liked fruit!.... I love the look of the granola and pancake stuff!... also the muffins.


anonymous 9 months ago

All of these recipes look delicious! I do not know which one to try first


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MissLivvy 9 months ago

I'm not a vegan but I'll be trying some of these :)


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healthtruth lm 8 months ago

Great lens really enjoyed reading this keep it up!!


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VioletteRose LM 8 months ago Level 4 Commenter

Wow these look so good and easy, I can't wait to try them. Thank you so much :)


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TerriCarr 8 months ago Level 5 Commenter

Beautiful photos. I am so hungry!


anonymous 8 months ago

Ooo the banana soup and coconut bars are just calling to me!


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aka-rms 8 months ago from USA Level 3 Commenter

This delicious lens is being featured at What's Cooking at Squidoo today. https://www.facebook.com/cookingatsquidoo


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Dee Gallemore 8 months ago Hub Author

@aka-rms: Oh how exciting .... thank you so much!


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SteveKaye 8 months ago from Placentia, CA, USA Level 4 Commenter

These foods look absolutely delicious. I wish there was a way to download food off the Web. Yum.


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Johanna Eisler 8 months ago Level 3 Commenter

These look wonderful! A thousand thanks from all of us who have been stuck in a rut, having the same breakfast over and over and over and over and over . . . :)


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chrisilouwho 8 months ago Level 1 Commenter

thanks, I'm really looking forward to trying the on-the-go bar recipes


ssphia 8 months ago

Great recipes, sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!


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MVKilgore 8 months ago Level 2 Commenter

Terrific recipes and awesome photos...great lens.


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MVKilgore 8 months ago Level 2 Commenter

Great breakfast ideas


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Zola Mars 7 months ago from Canada Level 1 Commenter

Lots of great ideas. I look forward to reading this again.


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alienbritt 6 months ago Level 1 Commenter

This all looks so delicious!


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TerriCarr 6 months ago Level 5 Commenter

Everything looks so delish! Time for a Squidoo brunch meeting. Soon!


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Tricia Deed 3 months ago from Orlando, Florida Level 2 Commenter

I love fruit anytime of the day. Banana and milk for breakfast is good. And your crepes looked tempting.

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