Vegan Breakfast Recipes

Vegan Chili-Cheese Grits

Vegan chili-cheese grits

Have you discovered grits (aka hominy grits)? To add variety to your grain repertoire, try grits (hulled, dried, and cracked corn kernels, long a Southern staple). Seek out stone-ground organic grits, which are much more flavorful than the ultra-refined variety sold in supermarkets. I like the Bob’s Red Mill brand; they’re flavorful and are made from non-GMO corn. This is great for breakfast or brunch, but it can also be a change-of pace dinner served with baked sweet potato and a crunchy coleslaw. Adapted from The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet.

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Slow Cooker Maple Pear Walnut Cake Oatmeal

Maple Pear Oatlmeal

This one is a comforting bowl of oatmeal. If you don’t have maple extract just use maple syrup as your sweetener to add that maple flavor. The maple really makes you think of the autumn leaves, the pear adds a little tart and a little sweet, and the walnuts add just the right amount of crunch. This is soy-free and gluten-free. This recipe uses a smaller slow cooker (1 1/2 to 2 quarts). more→

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Slow Cooker Carrot Cardamom Oatmeal

carrot cardomom oatmeal

This slow-cooker oatmeal is reminiscent of carrot halwa is a thick paste of carrot, sugar and cardamom that’s sometimes topped with saffron and pistachios. If you’re not sure if you’re a fan of cardamom or not just use 1/2 teaspoon instead of a whole teaspoon. You can always add more before serving. This recipe uses a smaller slow cooker that’s 1 1/2 to 2 quarts. more→

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Classic Crunchy Granola

Classic Crunchy Granola Recipe

To my mind, store-bought granola is a pale imitation of a good homemade variety. This granola recipe takes minutes to mix, a short time to bake, and tastes fresher than those bought in bulk or in boxes.  more→

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Mixed Grain Griddlecakes

Whole grain pancakes

These vegan pancakes are made with a variety of flours and meals — cornmeal, whole wheat, and more — making for a hearty stack. more→

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Ultimate Oatmeal

Ultimate oatmeal

Ultimate Oatmeal provides an excellent example of how easy it is to upgrade familiar dishes. Here oats are enhanced with oat bran, wheat germ and flaxseed. The recipe is purposely proportioned to produce a thick porridge that can handle a generous amount of soy milk. If a thinner cereal is preferred, add additional freshly boiled water at the end as needed.   more→

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Fruit-In-The-Middle Muffins

Fresh Homemade Muffins

Here’s a vegan muffin, perfect for breakfast, that is completely fruit sweetened. more→

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Hearty Tempeh and Veggie Breakfast Skillet

Tempeh and veggie breakfast skillet

Provide your body with plenty of energy to make it through a hectic day with this savory mixture of tempeh, onions, carrots, and the green cousins broccoli and kale. Serve it with slices of fresh fruit or whole grain toast. Recipe from Vegan Bites: Recipes for Singles* by Beverly Lynn Bennett. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. Reprinted by permission of The Book Publishing Company © 2008. more→

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