Breakfast has been called the most important meal of the day. Eating breakfast is the first thing that many of us do in the morning. And when you have house guests or host brunch, you are forced to get up early and cook when you would rather get your beauty sleep.
So I've gathered up my favorite vegan breakfast casseroles that you can make ahead of time. Hopefully, these recipes will make your morning and life just a little bit easier!
Make-Ahead Vegan Breakfast Casseroles
Vegan Potato and Spinach Frittata
To start, try out Laura Theodore's oven-baked Vegan Potato and Spinach Frittata, shown above. With a delicious potato and onion base paired with an herb-infused egg-like filling, this egg-less entrée is a true winner. It's perfect to serve for any meal of the day!
Vegan Breakfast Casserole
This Vegan Breakfast Casserole hits all of the breakfast comfort food criteria. Hearty potatoes, smokey BBQ tempeh, tofu eggs, and vegan cheese come together to create the perfect vegan breakfast storm. This can easily be made the night before and popped into the oven first thing in the morning. Enjoy!
Overnight Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Cashew Frosting
Not all vegan breakfast casseroles need to be savory. These Overnight Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls have "overnight" right in the title! These delicious little confections need to sit overnight so that the yeast can raise the dough. Serve these rolls with a nice cup of hot coffee on a cool fall morning.
French Toast Casserole
Our friends at PETA have put this delicious French Toast Casserole recipe up. This is among the best make-ahead vegan breakfast casseroles. This casserole will get a more bread-pudding-like consistency when you refrigerate it overnight. The article has a list of several options for egg replacements that is very helpful. Items on the list include a mashed banana, applesauce, and a store bought egg replacement—and they all sound amazing! We hope that this casserole conjures comforting memories and warms your morning.
Spinach, Pumpkin, & Tater Tot Casserole
Who doesn't love an old fashioned tater tot casserole? This vegan version takes a deliciously healthy spin with the addition of spinach and pumpkin. I can't think of a tastier way to get in those veggies!
Breakfast Potato Casserole
What could be better than hash browns and vegan Italian sausage smothered in a "cheesy" sauce? That is what this Breakfast Potato Casserole recipe offers. This is like a vegan hash brown casserole with sausage that would make a great main or side dish for a breakfast or brunch. This casserole will definitely break your fast with its hearty and comforting goodness, and you can make it the night before, too!
Enchilada Breakfast Casserole
This Enchilada Breakfast Casserole is a zesty, south-of-the-border offering on our list of vegan breakfast casseroles. This casserole is also a great source of protein, and it uses corn, beans and squash with a tofu scramble and vegan cheese. This make-ahead dish is a delicious way to spice up your brunch!
Vegan Tofu Scramble
What could be better than tater tots smothered in a vegan tofu scramble loaded with veggies and vegan cheese? Not much. This Vegan Tofu Scramble recipe will be a big hit with the kids, and you can make it the day before, too!
Baked Almond Butter and Apricot Oatmeal
These individual Baked Almond Butter and Apricot Oatmeal casseroles can be prepped ahead of time and baked in the morning. The flavors of apricot, ginger, and rich almond butter make these oatmeal casseroles filling and delicious! You can even bake them ahead and reheat them for a busy work-week breakfast.
A strata is traditionally an egg based casserole with bread in it. This Vegan Strata recipe uses tempeh bacon, mushrooms, and spinach tossed with bread and silken tofu "scrambled eggs." Prep this strata ahead of time, then bake it first thing in the morning. This is a great brunch dish, and it can be baked during the week for a warm breakfast.
I hope that this post has inspired you to try some of these great make-ahead vegan breakfast casseroles. That next brunch party won't be so stressful with these recipes in your arsenal!