Being vegan can be hard at breakfast time, when your options are typically limited to an expansive array of egg dishes, fluffy pancakes and waffles, and maybe a single vegan-friendly salad. But with a slew of vegan breakfast recipes on your side, it’s more than easy to make your mornings all the more delicious — without changing your diet. As long as you have some staples like almond milk, oats, and the occasional dash of nutritional yeast, vegan brunch is no difficult feat to make on your own.
While it may be easy enough to just whip out some cereal and your non-dairy milk of choice, making a filling and healthy breakfast recipe at home makes it much easier to get out of bed in the morning. You don’t need to be a master chef or an incredibly early riser just to get something delicious on your plate. These 12 recipes prove just that.
Forget about eggs and dairy-ridden baked goods, and get to the kitchen to do your own cooking. These breakfast recipes will change your life — or at least make mornings a whole lot more bearable. And when you’re a fan of the snooze button, nothing could really be more encouraging than a big plate of something delicious.
1. Vegan Biscuits And Gravy
Made with earthy mushrooms and soy sauce, A Beautiful Mess' vegan take on this southern brunch favorite will please carnivores and vegetarians alike.
2. Vegan Chunky Apple Cinnamon Muffins
What better way to kick off autumn than a batch of Averie Cooks' perfectly cozy apple cinnamon muffins?
3. Vegan Almond Blueberry Pancakes
If you're looking for a fluffy batch of pancakes, A Cozy Kitchen has got you covered — all thanks to almond milk.
4. Vegan Coconut Oat Pancakes
Oat flour makes The Kitchn's vegan pancakes a whole lot more substantial, so you won't find yourself crashing by mid-morning.
5. Baked "Apple Pie" Oatmeal
Oatmeal doesn't have to be boring. Naturally Ella makes oatmeal taste like a dessert with this apple pie-inspired recipe.
6. Vegan Banana Nut Scones
For a decadent breakfast (or an afternoon tea snack), look no further than Cookie and Kate's vegan take on banana nut scones. You can't go wrong with a maple glaze.
7. Cacao Nib And Strawberry Waffles
You don't have to be Leslie Knope to appreciate a good, warm waffle. Love and Lemons uses cacao nibs for a tasty crunch.
8. Banana Berry Acai Bowl
Who needs a smoothie when you can have a fruity acai bowl? House of Yumm breaks down how to make this trendy meal at home.
9. Breakfast Grain Salad With Blueberries, Hazelnuts, And Lemon
Salad for breakfast never sounded so good, thanks to The Kitchn. Quinoa, oats, and millet keep you full long after the morning's over.
10. Vegan French Toast
The secret to Love and Lemons' heavenly egg- and dairy-free French toast? Just a touch of nutritional yeast.
11. Green Breakfast Bowl
Skip the green juice, and get your day going with Green Kitchen Stories' vegan breakfast bowl. When topped with granola, this smoothie becomes spoon-worthy.
12. Maple And Brown Sugar Oatmeal
A hot bowl of oatmeal may just be the ideal breakfast for a cool morning. Mel's Kitchen Cafe makes this sweet oatmeal overnight for optimal creaminess.
Images: A Cozy Kitchen (2); A Beautiful Mess; Averie Cooks; The Kitchn (2); Naturally Ella; Cookie and Kate; Love and Lemons (2); Green Kitchen Stories; House of Yumm; Mel's Kitchen Cafe