10 Vegan Breakfast Ideas (Compilation #7)

Breakfast is probably not really the most important meal of the day. But it can be the most fun! Here are yet 10 more things you can eat in the morning or whenever the mood strikes you. (I am experimenting with new photography techniques and backdrops. Look at me, learning new things. Quarantine can inspire some creativity, I guess!)

1. Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal (Gluten Free)

If you haven't tried my recipe for strawberry banana baked oatmeal, here's a reminder. This was great! I'd never made baked oatmeal before but it had been on my list for ages, and it was so successful I can't wait to try some new varieties.

2. "Buttered" Toast with Seitan Ham

I've already sang the praises of the Tofurky ham roast. One of my favorite omnivore breakfasts was buttered toast with ham, and something about the usual vegan deli slices just wasn't right for my tastes in this application. But this stuff worked so well! It's pretty simple, too: Just toast some bread, slather on some margarine (in this case, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter vegan spread), and top with ham. You can heat the ham or leave it cold; I usually leave it cold.

3. Grapefruit Poppyseed Muffins

If you like lemon poppyseed muffins, you'll probably also like grapefruit poppyseed muffins. I found this recipe at Dietitian Debbie Dishes and thought it would make for a great weekend breakfast. I halved the recipe and put it into extra mini loaf pans, just because I was in the mood for something other than the usual round muffins. This worked out really well. I liked the way the coconut complemented the dish. I had a cup of decaf tea with non-dairy half-and-half in it with my muffin breakfast, and I was happy. (Note: If you make these muffins ahead of time, the glaze will be absorbed into them over time. They're still tasty but not quite so pretty on day two.)

4. Strawberry Banana Breakfast Sandwich

If I say "breakfast sandwich," you probably think of something savory. For us vegans, that could mean tofu scramble or a mung bean omelet. But you don't have to make your breakfast sandwiches savory; they can also be sweet. Check out my recipe for this fruity sandwich.

5. Almond Joy Granola (Gluten Free)

I don't know how I got pink light in this photo, but it does lend some warmth! This is a scaled-down amount of the recipe for Almond Joy Granola at Minimalist Baker. Thanks so much to Susan at Kittens Gone Lentil who suggested that I try making my own granola! I'd never made granola before but it was pretty easy and it tasted great. If I make this again, I will bake it for less time; this was a bit browner than I wanted. But who doesn't love the almond-coconut-dark chocolate combo? So good! I did not eat this whole bowl at once, obviously, but it was tempting. It made for a great breakfast with soy milk in the mornings while it lasted.

6. Hummus Avocado Toast

I genuinely don't know why I'd never put hummus and avocado together on toast; I've put them together in a lot of other places. But here they are, and it was deeply satisfying. I made some plain hummus, put it on toast, seasoned it with some Mrs. Dash, topped it with a sliced avocado and salt and pepper, and chowed down. I highly recommend this.

7. Banana Split Breakfast Bowl (Gluten Free)

I've shown you a different version of a breakfast banana split before, but when I saw the recipe over at Eating Bird Food, I knew I had to try it! I did too good of a job covering them up, but basically you begin with caramelized bananas with cinnamon, then cover that in vanilla non-dairy yogurt, sliced strawberries, blueberries, granola, cacao nibs, and runny almond butter. It looks like a mess but it's really tasty.

8. Tofu Cottage Cheese and Crackers

Though I don't recommend eating it on its own, the tofu cottage cheese recipe at It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken is great as a base for something to spread on crackers or toast. I added seasoning salt, scallions, and chopped cucumber, then garnished it with dill and a grape tomato. I had some water crackers to eat with it, and though crackers seem a little weird for breakfast, this worked out well. If you have bread, toast would be good, too. But hey. We're all making do with what we've got right now, right?

9. Peanut Butter and Banana Chia Pudding (Gluten Free)

You know if you've been following along that I can only deal with chia pudding if it's blended, and that this gives it a slight dinginess. But peanut butter pudding should be brown anyway, so it all works out. This was adapted from this recipe from the Slender Kitchen. I used peanut butter instead of almond butter and soy milk (because that's what I had) instead of almond or coconut milk, and (obviously) I blended it up. I topped it with sliced bananas and chopped peanuts and it was a pretty nice way to start my day.

10. Toast with White Bean and Spinach Spread

I feel like you're seeing rather a lot of toast in this compilation, but toast has a lot going for it! It's versatile and if you run out of bread in your isolation stash you can always bake some. In any case, this toast is covered in a white bean and spinach spread and garnished with cucumber slices. The recipe I used was based on the one at Wee Little Vegans but I used frozen spinach (because this is not the time for fresh spinach).


  1. Oooh, hummus avocado toast sounds amazing!

    1. I usually feel like avocado toast doesn't have enough protein on its own--but now it definitely can!

  2. Yay, I am glad you made granola! I have made a few different flavours now, with many more planned.


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