This list of healthy vegan breakfast ideas covers everything from smoothies to oats, to omelettes and more.

We’ll also cover the how to make breakfast plates, how to meal prep for breakfast and everything else you need to know about creating plant-based breakfasts.

Healthy Vegan Breakfast Ideas and Recipes for Clean Eating

What do Vegans Eat For Breakfast?

Vegan breakfasts include:

  • stovetop oatmeal (porridge) and overnight oats
  • smoothies and smoothie bowls
  • pancakes, waffles, and french toast
  • egg alternatives such as tofu scrambles, quiches and chickpea omelets
  • vegan breakfast casseroles, skillets and hash (this is my go-to – I just add loads of veggies to a pan with some tofu, fry it up and enjoy!)
  • breakfast tacos, tostadas, burritos and burrito bowls
  • chia pudding
  • baking such as breakfast cookies, muffins and loaf
  • breakfast salads
  • avocado toast variations, peanut butter/almond butter toast with banana
  • vegan bacon made from tofu, tempeh, eggplant or coconut
  • buddha bowls
  • breakfast bowls and plates with avocado, sauerkraut, chopped veggies and hummus and sliced fruit
  • dairy-free yogurt with granola and berries
  • vegan cereals
  • homemade granola
  • chopped fruit like mango and kiwi with coconut, hemp seeds and yogurt or almond milk
  • baked sweet potato or acorn squash topped with yogurt, nut butter and granola or greens, beans and avocado

As you can see, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy your favorite breakfast foods as a vegan or vegetarian.

Plant-based breakfasts can be quick and simple throw together meals or elaborate brunch dishes but for today’s purposes, we’ll be sticking to simpler breakfast recipes that work for lazy Sunday mornings and busy weekdays on the go.

Vegan Breakfast Recipes and Ideas for Breakfast On the Go
A plate with sweet potato, orange, salad, vegan sausage and roasted carrots.

Healthy Breakfast Plates and Bowls

One of my favorite vegan breakfasts is big plates or bowls full of fruits, veggies and other fun breakfast foods. My favorite breakfast plate ingredients are:

  1. Hummus and veggies. Include homemade hummus in your Sunday meal prep and serve with chopped raw veggies like carrot, bell pepper, broccoli and celery.
  2. Fresh fruit. I love fresh mango, pineapple, sliced apple, melon, kiwi, papaya, berries and grapes..
  3. Dairy-free yogurt. I love having a little side of coconut yogurt topped with berries or granola.
  4. Nuts. Add a few heart-healthy nuts such as walnuts, almonds or cashews for some healthy fats.
  5. Roasted vegetables. Some roasted sweet potato, roasted onions or roasted red pepper are always delicious.
  6. Sauteed mushrooms. These make a yummy, filling and nutritious addition to your plate.
  7. Protein pudding. I’ll make a little protein pudding from protein powder mixed with either water, yogurt or pumpkin.
  8. Sauerkraut. Fermented sauerkraut is so for digestion and I find breakfast is the easiest time to get my daily dose! Yogurt does the same trick! I love a glass of kombucha with my breakfast too, which also provides probiotics.
  9. Beans. Breakfast is an easy time to sneak some healthy beans into your diet. Black beans or homemade refried beans are great.
  10. Steamed greens. Try a big side of steamed spinach or kale to up your nutrient intake first thing in the morning.
  11. Avocado. You can’t beat creamy, nutritious avocado. I like mine topped with sea salt, pepper and lemon. Avocado is full of fiber and healthy fats that help keep you full.
  12. Baked or dry-fried tofu. If I don’t have any leftover baked tofu ready to go, I’ll use the dry-fry method to make quick crispy tofu. You can read more about that in my guide to tofu.
  13. Tempeh baconI love crisping up some thinly sliced tempeh in a pan or the oven. You can marinate it first in soy sauce, maple syrup and garlic powder for more “bacon” flavour.

Why I love breakfast plates

  • Breakfast plates work well for meal prep as you can prep the individual ingredients then mix and match during the week as needed.
  • They’re a great way to pack lots of nutrition into your morning.
  • Breakfast plates and bowls are also a great way to enjoy leftovers like lentil dahl, stir-fry, tacos, tofu and roasted vegetables.
  • They’re a good option if you’re trying to lose weight as you can fill up on high-volume, low-calorie foods like plenty of raw veggies with hummus, a pile of fresh strawberries and some baked potato wedges. A big side of veggie hash is great for this too. Try sauteeing a bunch of spinach, mushrooms, onion, and zucchini to add fiber and volume to your plate to help keep you full.

Here are some pictures to inspire your breakfast plate creations!

A plate with raw sliced veggies, roasted potato, black beans, papaya and a dip.
Two pieces of toast with almond butter and sauerkraut, a piece of mango, slices of kiwi and papaya, apple slices and raw zucchini slices of a plate.
A bowl of savory oatmeal with pickled onion, tempeh and kale.
A plate of sweet potato topped with mushrooms and black beans with slices of papaya.
A plate of tofu scramble with a piece of avocado toast and some berries.

Breakfast Meal Prep Ideas

School work, the gym, whatever it may be, mornings can be busy. Anything I can do to make the process smoother, ensuring you have time to eat a quality, balanced breakfast, I’m here to help. Let’s get into a few time-saving tips that can help get the whole family fed and out the door, with minimal stress and rushing.

Here are a few breakfast time-saving tips I use to make my mornings stress-free while still making sure I eat a healthy breakfast.

  • go for overnight oats or chia pudding as they’re so easy to prep the night before and grab n’ go in the morning
  • get creative with dinner leftovers, try adding stir-fry veggies to a tofu scramble or using left over rice to make breakfast porridge
  • keep plenty of frozen veggies and fruits on hand so you’re always ready for smoothies, or try making pre-made smoothie packs so all you hve to do is dump them in the blender with some liquid
  • pre-chop veggies on the weekend to make things easy in the mornings, anything you think you’ll use, prep it ahead of time, this also increases the chances you’ll use up all your produce and reduce food waste
  • pre-pack the dry ingredients for a weeks worth of overnight oats, then all you need to do is pull from the pantry, add liquid and fruit and stick them in the fridge so they’re ready in the morning
  • plan ahead, take the time on the weekend to make a thorough meal plan for the week and then shop for everything you need
  • keep a well-stocked pantry so you have everything you need to create healthy breakfasts
  • food prep baked items like oatmeal bars, muffins and breakfast cookies on the weekend so you have grab and go options for those extra busy days
  • keep a selection of nut butters on hand for making toast on those extra crazy mornings and always remember, you can never go wrong with peanut butter and banana or salt and peppered avocado on toast
  • make triple batches of pancakes (try these buckwheat pancakes or whole wheat pancakes) and freeze, they can be heated in the toaster or oven or eaten cold topped with nut butter and banana
A bowl of mango and coconut and a bowl of sauteed greens with mushroom, tofu and kale.
Healthy savory vegan breakfast plate.
A bowl with broccoli, pickled onion, avocado and bell pepper.

Alright enough chit chat, right? Let’s get into what you came here for! Easy, healthy vegan breakfast recipes that will help you start your day stress-free with a delicious, well-balanced, plant-based meal.

Vegetarian Breakfast Recipes for Clean-Eating Breakfasts on Busy Mornings
A bowl of kale, avocado, tempeh, pickled onion, black beans and sauerkraut.

Healthy Vegan Breakfast Recipes

We’ve gone over the basics of what vegans eat for breakfast, now we’ll get into some actual recipes to try. I’ve divided this list into categories to help organize it. Whether you’re feeling pancakes, an omelet, a smoothie, baking or oats, you’ll find it on the list below.

Pancake, Waffle, Crepe and French Toast Recipes

You can’t go wrong with pancakes or waffles for breakfast! There are countless ways you can make healthy vegan pancakes, from gluten-free to chickpea flour, to adding veggies and loading them with toppings, pancakes, waffles and french toast are a classic breakfast option.

To save time, pancakes and waffles can be made in advance and frozen or stored in the fridge and then quickly heated up in the toaster, just like Eggo’s!

Vegan Chickpea Flour Pancakes

My go-to grain-free pancake recipe. These are so easy to make, naturally gluten-free and are extra fluffy.

Stack of 6 thick chickpea flour pancakes topped with blueberries and maple syrup on a small plate.

Jumbo Chickpea Pancakes

Made from chickpea flour so they’re gluten-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free and taste amazing loaded up with healthy topping like avocado. You can make these savoury like in the recipe, or leave out the herbs and make them sweet with added fruit toppings.

Healthy Omelette and More Vegan Breakfast Ideas

Fluffy Whole Wheat Vegan Pancakes

My go-to pancake recipe. Super easy, ready in minutes, fluffy and delicious!

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Vegan Chia Seed Pancakes

Try making these vegan chia seed pancakes ahead of time and freezing them. That way you can pop a couple in toaster anytime you need a quick breakfast but really want pancakes!

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Single-Serve Oat Baked French Toast

I wasn’t sure where to categorize this recipe from Running with Spoons but I think it’s close enough to french toast it can go with pancakes and waffles. Somewhere between oatmeal and fresh toast, this single-serve baked banana fresh toast is super easy to make, high in fiber and can be made with gluten-free bread if desired.

Fluffy Flourless Banana Pancakes

These pancakes by Feasting on Fruit posted on The Big Man’s World are a little bit of pancake magic. They’re flourless, gluten-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free and come out nice and fluffy.

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Simple and Easy Vegan Waffles

These vegan waffles by Whole Living Lauren are really easy to make with just a few ingredients. I’d recommend topping them with fresh fruit and almond butter to balance them out. These would be awesome to make ahead of time, freeze and enjoy as toaster waffles. These ones are not gluten-free and do contain a little oil. See the next recipe for an oil-free, gluten-free option.

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Vegan Banana Berry Pancakes

This oil-free, sugar-free recipe is a popular Running on Real Food recipe. They’re easy to make, fluffy and studded with berries. You can make them with all-purpose gluten-free flour if needed.

Banana Pancakes for an Easy Vegan Breakfast

Blueberry Oat Flour Waffles

Feasting on Fruit is the master of all things sweet but still healthy. You can make your own oat flour for these and if you’re short on ingredients, go ahead and skip the blueberries for a quick, healthy, gluten-free breakfast. I wanted to include a gluten-free waffle that doesn’t call for numerous kinds of flour and tapioca starch since I never have all that on hand, so these are a great solution to simple gluten-free baking.

Frittata, Quiches, Omelettes and Scramble Recipes

You can make egg-inspired vegan breakfast recipes with a number of different ingredients. Tempeh, chickpeas and tofu being the go-to. Vegan scrambles and other egg-like recipes are high in protein, a good way to include veggies at breakfast and many of them can be made ahead of time to make your mornings even easier.

How to Make Tofu Scrambles

My guide on how to make tofu scrambles. You can make them with any veggies and just a few spices. They’re good for food prep and can be stored in the fridge for a quick breakfast over a few days.

Try them in a wrap, piled on toast or on a tortilla with refried beans for a vegan take on huevos rancheros. As for veggies, anything goes, bell pepper, onions, spinach and zucchini are all delicious.

Vegan Tofu Omelet

Tofu omelets are easy to make and taste great Made from tofu. This vegan omelet from Isa Chandra is stuffed with healthy ingredients like asparagus and avocado.

Vegan Chickpea Omelet

As an alternative to tofu omelets, you can make an omelet with chickpea flour, or sometimes called besan flour. Chickpea flour is easy to work with and can be customized with various spices and herbs for different flavours.

Vegan Omelette for an Easy Vegan Breakfast

Greek Chickpeas on Toast

I’m putting this under scrambles as it’s kinda like a chickpea scramble of sorts. I think it’s important to alternate sweet breakfasts with savoury ones and these Green Chickpeas on Toast from Lazy Cat Kitchen are a great place to start! There are super easy to make too, all you need to do is cook up the chickpeas in a pan and then load it on to toast of your choice. I’m thinking these chickpeas would also go great over waffles!

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Chickpea Scramble Breakfast Bowl

This Chickpea Scramble Breakfast Bowl from Well and Full is super easy to make and you can add any veggies you like. You only need a few ingredients to make the scramble, the dish is high in protein and it would make a yummy and easy start to your day. It can be made ahead of time, you could add the mixture to a wrap to make a breakfast burrito and it makes a good option for taking breakfast on the go.

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Chickpea Flour Mini Veggie Fritatas

These mini frittatas from Mostly Vegan are perfect for meal prep and busy mornings because they’re pre-portioned to grab and go. Try them on a toasted english muffin or toast, with a side of fresh berries, topped with vegan cheese or have a couple on their own for a high-protein and high fiber breakfast. They’d also make a great morning snack. You can customize them with your favourite veggies or whatever you have on hand.

Savory Vegan Breakfast Bowls

As much as I love sweet breakfast recipes, I try to start the day with a savory recipe at least a couple times a week. By going savory at breakfast we can easily sneak a few more servings of veggies into our day.

Tempeh Bacon Avocado Breakfast Bowls

This delicious bowl features tempeh bacon, avocado, kale, sweet potato and mushrooms. This recipe is gluten-free, sugar-free and high in protein and fiber.

Overhead shot of a vegan tempeh bacon, avocado, kale and mushroom sweet potato breakfast bowl.

Savory Vegan Breakfast Bowl

This delicious bowl is made with brown rice, avocado, veggies and tofu scramble. If you prep the brown rice ahead of time, it comes together in 10 minutes. This recipe is oil-free, gluten-free and low in sugar.

Kale, tofu scramble and avocado in a savory vegan breakfast bowl.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

By cooking the sweet potatoes first, this healthy hash comes together in about 15 minutes.

Plant-Based Breakfast Ideas and Recipes

Bondi Breakfast Bowls with Quinoa and Tempeh

I love starting my day with a sweeter breakfast like a smoothie or oatmeal but I think it’s a good idea to alternate that with low-sugar, savory options. This Breakfast Bowl from To Her Core features quinoa, sweet potato and tempeh and if you prep the ingredients ahead of time, it will only take minutes to assemble in the morning.

Sweet and Savoury Healthy Vegan Breakfasts

Vegan Savory Oatmeal with Tempeh Bacon

Loaded with plant-based protein, these savory oatmeal breakfast bowls from Emilie Eats are an excellent way to start your day. If you don’t have time for feel like making tempeh bacon, you could skip the marinade and just heat the tempeh in pan. The bowl also contains avocado, kale and black beans so it’s very well-balanced containing healthy fats, carbs and protein.

A bowl of oats topped with kale, avocado and tempeh.

Vegan baking makes a good choice for lazy weekends went you want something on the sweeter side to go along with your coffee. Choose natural sweeteners to create healthier alternatives to traditional baking.

Tahini Breakfast Cookies

These simple vegan and gluten-free breakfast cookies make a yummy, sweet addition to breakfast time!

Stack of 3 oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on a small white plate.

Vegan Carrot Muffins

Sneak some carrots into your muffins with these yummy vegan carrot muffins.

Carrot muffins in muffin liners cooling on a cooling rack.

Apple Oat Protein Muffins

These apple oat protein muffins are refined sugar-free, high in protein, gluten-free and with added chocolate chips, taste like a decadent treat. Try them with almond butter for a healthy breakfast option.

A stack of 3 chocolate chip muffins with a bite taken out of the one on top.

Applesauce Muffins

Yummy applesauce muffins made with applesauce and grated apple. These are a reader favourite!

Two applesauce muffins on a plate. More muffins in background.

Carrot Cake Banana Bread

Can’t decide between carrot cake and banana bread? Why not make them both! This yummy loaf is great for a quick breakfast on-the-go.

Sliced vegan carrot cake banana bread topped with cream cheese frosting on a marble cutting board.

Breads, Sandwiches, Wraps and Toast

There’s nothing like freshly baked bread, is there? Okay, maybe there is. Freshly baked bread slathered in peanut butter. Yep, that sounds perfect. While I didn’t include any traditional homemade bread on this list, I did include the famous seed loaf from My New Roots and some great ideas to up your toast game including, of course, easy avocado toast.

Roasted Red Pepper Avocado Toast

Roasted red peppers are really easy to make at home and are a wonderful addition to avocado toast. Try them on this yummy, loaded avo toast.

Hummus Avocado Toast

Combine hummus and avocado for a healthy vegan breakfast option that’s rich in fiber, protein and healthy fats. Top with sprouts, hemp seeds and radish for extra nutrition.

Smashed White Bean Avocado Toast

This simple smashed white bean and avocado toast is a great way to boost your fiber intake first thing. Try it as is or top with spinach, roasted red pepper and hemp seeds for a filling, balanced, healthy breakfast.

Seed Bread

The most amazing, high-fibre, gluten-free, hearty homemade seed bread! This is delicious toasted with nut butter or jam.

Slices of hearty seed loaf on a plate.

Vegan Breakfast Toast Ideas

No recipe needed for these vegan breakfast toast ideas! From caprese toast to avocado sriracha, Emilie Eats shares 5 awesome and healthy ideas for making delicious vegan breakfast toasts.

Healthy Vegan Breakfast Beyond Oats and Smoothies

Healthy Vegan Breakfast Burritos

These healthy vegan breakfast burritos with avocado and black beans are a healthy take on Mexican food. You can prep the tofu scramble ahead of time to assemble them in minutes each morning.

Savory Tempeh Breakfast Sandwiches

If you’ve never tried tempeh before it can take some getting used to but if cooked right, tempeh is a delicious and nutritious source of plant-based protein. Try it in these breakfast sandwiches from Connoiserus Veg. These are easy to make. It’s just a matter of whipping up a simple maple soy sauce, cooking the tempeh and then layering in a toasted english muffin with avocado and spinach. To save time, make the tempeh ahead of time and then all you have to do is assemble the sandwiches in the morning. You can also wrap these up and take them on the go.

Grab and Go Vegan Breakfast Wraps

I’m in love with this idea from Cotter Crunch! If you need a healthy breakfast to-go, throw your favourite breakfast foods in a wrap and you’re set. She suggests everything from brown rice and almond butter to chocolate oats and banana, talk about delicious! If you need a 5-minute breakfast you can take on the road, this is a great option.

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Vegan Breakfast Tacos

Vegan breakfast tacos are quick, easy, great for meal prep and can easily be customized with different toppings and sauces.

Two vegan breakfast tacos on a plate with lime slices and cilantro.

Granola Crunchy Peanut Butter Apple Wraps

I need to start making more breakfast wraps! I love the looks of this yummy breakfast wrap from Two Healthy Kitchens. It’s loaded with sliced apple, peanut butter, raisins and granola. I could see this being a big hit if have kids!

Sweet Potato Breakfast Burritos

These easy breakfast burritos are loaded up with sweet potato, vegan sausage and tofu scramble for a protein-rich, filling vegan breakfast option.

Vegan Roasted Sweet Potato Breakfast Burritos

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Breakfast Burritos

I love these because you can bake the sweet potato ahead of time, mix int the black beans and then you’re ready to assemble a healthy and filling breakfast burrito in minutes each morning. These are high in protein and complex carbs to help keep you full through the morning. Use gluten-free wraps if needed.

Homemade Energy and Protein Bars

I like homemade energy bars and protein snacks for a quick bite before the gym or going hiking. I’ll usually have one of these for an early morning snack before having a complete breakfast later in the morning. Making your own energy bars is easy, healthy and delicious and a less expensive alternative to store-bought bars.

No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Peanut Butter Granola Bars

I love that these bars from Beaming Baker are no-bake. All you need to do is whip a few ingredients together, press into a pan and set in the freezer. They’re gluten-free, can be customized with add-ins and would make a good breakfast to-go.

The Big List of the Best, Easy Healthy Vegan Breakfast Recipes and Ideas

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Chia Seed Granola Bars

One of my most popular bar recipes, these chia seed granola bars are highly nutritious and a good option for a made ahead breakfast bar for extra busy mornings.

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Nut-Free Chewy Vegan Granola Bars

If you can’t eat nuts, these bars are for you. These nut-free, raw energy bars are made with tahini, sunflower seeds and raisins so they’re packed with nutrition and can be enjoyed by those with nut allergies.

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Healthy No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Bars

You only need a couple of ingredients to make these healthy, raw energy bars but they’re not short on flavour and make a good breakfast if you have to grab and go.

No-Bake Hemp Protein Bars

You can sub the hemp protein in these bars for a plant-based protein powder of choice. Other than that, you only need a few ingredients to make them, they’re nutritious, refined sugar-free and taste amazing.

Homemade Granola Recipes

Homemade granola is one of my favourite breakfast options. It’s easily customizable so can work regardless of what add-ins you have on hand, it can be made with oats or even be made grain-free with ingredients like nuts, seeds and coconut. Enjoy homemade granola with your favourite plant-based milk and fresh fruit.

Easy Peanut Butter Granola

You only need a handful of ingredients to make this delicious and healthy peanut butter granola. Try it with almond milk and berries for a PB & J-inspired breakfast.

Super Simple Peanut Butter Granola

Sugar-Free Cinnamon Raisin Granola

This healthy cinnamon raisin granola is sweetened naturally with banana and contains healthy, high fibre and high protein ingredients like hemp seeds and sunflower seeds.

Healthy Porridge Recipes

Porridge, whether it’s oatmeal or made from another whole grain is probably the breakfast I eat the most. My go-to is oats, chia seeds, protein powder and fruit cooked in water and topped with almond butter. It’s delicious, quick, healthy and filling. I love breakfast quinoa too. It’s a great way to use up leftover quinoa, simply heat it up with a little almond milk and then add yummy toppings like coconut butter, nuts and banana.

Golden Coconut Apple Oatmeal

This coconut apple oatmeal is made with turmeric for a boost in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties and with the added coconut and apple, it’s a delicious filling way to start the day.

Apple Oatmeal with Turmeric, Coconut and Flax

Peanut Butter Banana Blueberry Oatmeal

You can’t beat banana and blueberry for a flavour combo. Try them together in this yummy stovetop oatmeal topped with peanut butter.

Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Blueberry Oatmeal

Vegan Peaches and Cream Oatmeal

Peaches and cream is a classic oatmeal flavour. Try this vegan version made stovetop in under 10 minutes and topped with creamy almond butter.

Vegan Peaches and Cream Oatmeal with Almond Butter and Flax Seeds

Healthy Whole Grain Porridge 5 Ways

Porridge isn’t just for oats. Try one of these other whole grain options such as quinoa or brown rice for making stovetop porridge.

Coconut Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

These hearty coconut breakfast bowls from Bourbon and Honey are made with whole grain quinoa, light coconut milk, fresh fruit and nuts for a filling and completely vegan breakfast. They’ll take about 20 minutes to cook so if you don’t have time, go ahead and prep them on the weekend or the night before.

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5-Minute Breakfast Quinoa

The quickest, yummiest way to use up leftover quinoa for breakfast. Just heat it up, add toppings and enjoy!

Easy breakfast quinoa in a white bowl with hemp seeds, almond butter, berries and banana.

Carrot Pumpkin Zucchini Oatmeal

I love loading up my oats with veggies for a more filling and nutritious breakfast. Zucchini and carrot are my favorites for sneaking into oats and they go wonderfully with pumpkin in this filling bowl of warm, stovetop oats.

Healthy Vegan Breakfast Ideas and Recipes

Carrot Oatmeal with Cinnamon Apples

You’ve got to try these delicious carrot oats topped with quick cinnamon sautéed apples. They’re healthy, filling and so yummy.

Healthy vegan breakfast recipe ideas such as carrot oatmeal.

Overnight Oats Recipes

Overnight oats are the perfect solution to busy mornings. Just a couple of minutes of prep the night before and you’re done. The flavours you can create are endless. You can add in anything from veggies, to berries, to coconut and protein. Try prepping 4 or 5 days worth of the dry ingredients for oats in small containers and storing int he pantry. That way all you need to do is add the liquid and any fresh fruit the night before and you’re set.

Carrot Cake Overnight Protein Oats

Prep these the night before and you’ll be waking up to a delicious, high fiber and high protein breakfast. These are a good way to get some extra veggies in your diet and they taste just like carrot cake.

Vegan Carrot Cake Overnight Protein Oats

Brownie Batter Overnight Protein Oats

Brownie batter for breakfast? Go ahead! Prep these simple brownie batter protein oats the night before so you can wake up to a healthy yet decadent quick and easy breakfast.

Brownie Batter Overnight Protein Oats - Vegan

Peanut Butter Jelly Overnight Oats

Everybody needs a good peanut butter jelly overnight oats recipes! These ones from Be. Whole. Be. You are nutritious, easy to make and will have you popping out of bed just to eat them. 

A jar of overnight oats with berries.

Coconut Bomb Overnight Oats

If you love coconut, these are the overnight oats for you. All you need to make them is oats, coconut, coconut sugar and vanilla. Mix it up, stick it in the fridge and you’ll be ready for breakfast in the morning.

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Cold Brew Coffee Overnight Protein Oats

If you love coffee, why not combine it with your breakfast. Try these energizing overnight protein oats with chia seeds from Love and Zest for a healthy breakfast option with a little added boost.

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Blueberry Chia Overnight Oats

Classic chia oats with banana and blueberries that are perfect topped with extra banana, nut butter and chopped almonds.

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Baked Oatmeal Recipes

Oatmeal bakes are a good option for food prep. One batch on the weekend and you’re ready for breakfast all week. They’re easily customized, high in fiber, kids love them and taste great. Eat them on their own, enjoy with some dairy-free yogurt, peanut butter or coconut butter or with a side of fresh fruit.

Easy Banana Baked Oatmeal

This baked oatmeal is one of my go-to quick bites before the gym. All you need to make it is banana, oats, almond milk and flax or chia. Mix it all up, bake for 30 minutes then enjoy the bars all week. They’re awesome warmed up and topped with berries and almond butter.

Banana baked oatmeal on a small white plate topped with berries and peanut butter.

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Carrot cake baked oatmeal topped with coconut in a square glass baking dish.

Healthy Baked Breakfast Oatmeal Cups

Stack of 3 baked blueberry baked oatmeal cups on a cooling rack.

Baked Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Oat Bars

Stack of 3 baked blueberry quinoa oatmeal bars drizzled with peanut butter.

Apple Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

This baked steel cut oatmeal is very easy to make. Just throw a few ingredients in a baking dish and bake until the oats are tender and the dish is amazingly fragrant. This one makes you home smell so good! This recipe is gluten-free, oil-free and sugar-free.

Oven baked steel cut oats in a small bowl with blackberries, maple syrup, almond milk and almonds.

Chia Seed Pudding Recipes

Chia seed pudding is one of my favorite plant-based breakfast options. They’re high in fiber and protein, contain healthy fats, work well from meal prep and can even be frozen. Plus there are so many flavors to try, you’ll never get bored.

Sweet n’ Salty Chia Seed Pudding

This sweet and salty chia pudding is made with peanut butter and dates for the ultimate sweet-salty combo. This can be ready in about 20 minutes or made in advance.

Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding with Dates - Vegan

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

You can’t beat peanut butter and chocolate together! Make this chocolate chia pudding the night before and then add your favourite toppings in the morning for a decadent yet healthy breakfast option.

Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chia Pudding

Grain-Free Chia Seed Breakfast Bowls

These chia seed coconut breakfast bowls take just minutes to make and be made differently every time. Try them with healthy add-ins like almond or peanut butter, nuts, seeds, berries or banana.

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Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding

This chia pudding is high in protein thanks to added plant-based protein powder. It has the most amazing, smooth texture and is packed with nutrition. Take it to go or enjoy it at home topped with fresh fruit and peanut butter.

Vegan Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding - Healthy, Creamy and Delicious!

Squash and Sweet Potato Breakfast Recipes

I wasn’t sure where to put sweet potato breakfast recipes so they’re getting their own category. My favourite way to enjoy sweet potato for breakfast is in a sweet potato breakfast bowl but my breakfast protein cookie dough is also a frontrunner. Sweet potato can be used to make delicious breakfast hashes and its a great option for make-ahead recipes to streamline your mornings.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls

Sweet potato breakfast bowls are the ultimate grain-free breakfast solution. If you make a batch of baked sweet potato ahead of time, they only take moments to prepare. They’re completely customizable, can be assembled in advance and are incredibly delicious.

How to Make Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls with Peanut Butter and Berries | vegan, gluten-free

All you need to make this two-ingredient protein cookie dough is baked sweet potato and plant-based protein powder. Add a spoonful of almond butter for healthy fats, spread it on a piece of toast, add a scoop to a smoothie or just enjoy it on its own.

Southwest Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

This sweet potato hash from Blissful Basil is an ideal recipe to make ahead of time but if you do make it the morning of it can still come together in about half an hour. If you don’t have time to make guacamole and pico do gallo, simply top the hash with sliced avocado and a few spoonfuls of salsa or just enjoy at is. Whether you make it as part of your food prep or get up a little earlier to whip up this delicious and spicy breakfast meal, you will love this extra flavourful and nutritious vegan breakfast option.

The Big List of the Best, Easy Healthy Vegan Breakfast Recipes and Ideas

Stuffed Acorn Squash Bowls

This isn’t a sweet potato breakfast but it’s similar. Try perfectly baked acorn squash topped with coconut yogurt, granola and almond butter for a filling and delicious breakfast.

Stuffed Acorn Squash Breakfast Bowls Vegan and Gluten-Free

Squash Pudding Breakfast Bowls

These sweet little squash protein pudding bowls are so yummy topped with caramelized banana, nuts, seeds, almond butter, coconut yogurt and whatever else you can think of.

Smoothies and Smoothie Bowls

Smoothies and smoothie bowls are the ultimate quick and easy vegan breakfast. You can make them as healthy or as decadent as you feel like and they’re a great way to sneak extra nutrition into your diet. Smoothies are the perfect vessel for superfoods, fruits, hidden veggies and healthy fats and the number of flavour combinations you can create is endless. I’ve rounded up some delicious and creative smoothie recipes that you can try starting your day with.

For more tips on smoothies, check out my posts about Best Superfoods to Add to Smoothies and Best Vegetables to Add to Smoothies.

I also have a vegan protein smoothies e-book featuring 66 protein-rich recipes. Click here for more info.

Chocolate Black Bean Smoothie

I’ve never put beans in a smoothie but I think it might be time to start. This Chocolate Black Bean Smoothie from The Muffin Myth looks delicious and is a great way to get some protein without using protein powder. I would also be a good way to use up any leftover black beans and get extra fiber in your diet. You can substitute the black beans with another bean of choice such as adzuki beans or white kidney beans. I can’t wait to try this! I might toss a few handfuls of greens or frozen cauliflower os zucchini into mine for a bit of extra nutrition.

Beet Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

Load up on nutrition first thing in the morning with this veggie-packed smoothie bowl.

Strawberry Beet Smoothie with Almond Milk - Running on Real Food

The Green Monster Smoothie

Loaded with greens, fruit and healthy fats, this is one of my favorite smoothies to start the day.

The Big Green Monster Smoothie for Vegan Breakfast Options to Start the Day

Beet Orange Smoothie

Start your day with this healthy beet and orange smoothie. Enjoy as is for a lower calorie breakfast option or try one of the nutrition boosters to make it more substantial.

Kale Spinach Smoothie

Load up on green veggies first thing in the morning with this nutrient-packed kale and spinach smoothie.

Healthy Kale and Spinach Smoothie - Running on Real Food

Mango Strawberry Smoothie

You can’t beet mango and strawberry for a delicious flavour combo. This extra large breakfast smoothie packs in the nutrition with added veggies and protein powder.

Sweet Potato Smoothie

This wonderful sweet potato smoothie taste like pie! Prep some baked sweet potato on the weekend so you can quickly blend up this delicious, filling smoothie during the week.

Vegan Breakfast Recipes for Easy Mornings - Running on Real Food

Matcha Smoothie Bowl

Need a little energy boost? Try this matcha smoothie bowl for a subtle boost in caffeine along with plenty of nutrition. An iced matcha also makes a nice start to the day, alongside one of the other recipes on this list!

Matcha Smoothie Recipe with Banana and Pineapple - Running on Real Food

Peanut Butter Cup Vegan Protein Shake

This is one of my favourite smoothies ever. It has secret ingredients that boost the nutrition and adds the perfect sweet and salty, Reese’s peanut butter flavour.

Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake

So Many Vegan Breakfast Ideas!

What a list!! I hope you now have everything you need to handle busy mornings with confidence. A little weekend prep goes a long way so my biggest piece of advice is investing time on Sundays so your mornings go smoothly and you’re not stressed over what the heck to eat for breakfast.

If I’m going to the gym in the morning, I’ll have a small snack then take overnight oats with me for after. If I have 30 minutes for breakfast, I love making pancakes or scrambles and I always try to get some veggies into my breakfasts, whether that’s a veggie-packed smoothie or a quick veggie hash.

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For more easy recipes, check out 27 Easy Vegan Desserts, Best Vegan Soups and Stews and Vegan Lentil Recipes.

What’s Next?

I really hope this list helps point you in the right direction if you’re interested in starting your day with a plant-based meal. Vegan cooking is easier than you think and more delicious than you can imagine. If you’re new to it, read my post with tips for plant-based beginners and how to transition to a vegan diet to get started.