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Vegan Breakfast Recipes

Apple Pie Oatmeal

Apple pie oatmeal from the oh she glows cookbook by angela lid don

This voluminous Apple Pie Oatmeal will remind you of delicious apple pie but will leave you feeling energized and ready to tackle the day ahead. I like to use Gala apples in this recipe, but feel free to use any variety that you wish. This recipe is gluten-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, and soy-free! Recipe and photo from The Oh She Glows Cookbookby Angela Liddon. Continue Reading…

Mushroom and Bell Pepper Scrambled Tofu

Tofu Scramble with Bell Peppers and Mushroom2

This vegan breakfast recipe updates regular scrambled tofu with mushrooms and bell peppers. Omnivores and vegans alike will love waking up to this dish!

Soft tofu is a good choice for dishes in which it is crumbled, as in this veggie-filled, egg-free scramble. While this would certainly also make a good brunch or lunch dish, it also makes a wonderful light dinner with whole grain toast or sautéed potatoes, and some sliced oranges or other seasonal fresh fruit. Photos by Evan Atlas. Continue Reading…

Sweet Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Sweet Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Let’s change up breakfast! Exchange toast and cereal for quinoa—this Sweet Quinoa Breakfast Bowl recipe will give you plenty of energy to face your day.

Sweet Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (or ⅔ cup dry quinoa)
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp coconut flake
  • fresh fruit of your choice
Instructions
  1. Mix quinoa, milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook, stirring often, about 7 minutes. The mixture should be bubbling and the quinoa should have absorbed some of the milk.
  3. Place in a bowl and garnish with coconut and fruits.
  4. Add more maple syrup, if desired.

 

Vegan Pumpkin Waffles

Vegan pumpkin waffles recipe

I’m officially in love with anything pumpkin flavored, though I admit I’ve only recently started cooking with pumpkin … and I’ve been missing out. Luckily, that dry spell is over. This recipe is great for the waffle maker. Most vegan pancakes tend to be dense and the waffle maker gives it a bit more of a fluffy texture. I left out baking powder on purpose from the recipe because you can make them taste great without it. Add any fruit or maple syrup that you have on hand as a topping. Recipe and photo by Sophia Dubrovsky from Plant Based Made Easy.
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Hash Brown Waffles

Hashbrown Waffles by Hannah Kaminsky

Little more than piles of shredded potatoes, what separates superlative hash browns from the merely adequate hash browns all comes down to texture. Shatteringly crisp on the outside yet tender, even borderline creamy on the inside, it’s a fine balance that’s difficult to strike.

Using a waffle iron instead of a standard frying pan maximizes the surface contact for a far more satisfying crunchy crust, while the enclosure allows the spuds to essentially steam from within, ensuring perfectly tender bites through and through. Recipe and photos for Hash Brown Waffles  are reprinted with permission from Real Food, Really Fast by Hannah Kaminsky © 2018 by Skyhorse Publishing. Continue Reading…

Not-ella: Sweet Cocoa Avocado “Nutella” Toast

Cocoa Avocado Toast

In January of 2018 there were near-riots in France as a grocery chain knocked down the price of Nutella, the popular chocolate-hazelnut spread that’s gathering a following here in the U.S. But is it really worthy of that kind of devotion? After all, the first two ingredients are sugar and palm oil—not ideal fuels to start the day. This sweet cocoa avocado toast has got it all—protein, good fats, whole-grain carbs, and the potassium boost of banana.

While avocado may have seen its day as a trend, it still has plenty of devotees (yours truly included), and has become a fixture on countless breakfast and lunch menus everywhere. After the recent “Nutella riots” as they were dubbed by the press, I merged the concepts of avocado toast and Nutella into one super-simple spread. Using only a handful of real food ingredients, this “Not-ella” spread is oil- and dairy-free and sublime. It’s an easy, filling breakfast and a good after-school treat. Continue Reading…

5 Best Vegan Tacos for Breakfast

Veggie oat taco filling

Everybody loves tacos. However, in order to eat tacos as a vegan, we sometimes have to get a little creative. A plant-based diet means we have to load up on veggies and find some alternatives to certain taco staples. Of course, that just means our tacos are more colorful and unique! Some recipes for our favorite vegetarian tacos are over on OhMyVeggies, and they cover everything from tofu tacos to lentil tacos. Most of these vegetarian tacos are great options for vegans, but unfortunately, some of them do include things like eggs. As a result, there are only a few viable options for the most important meal of the day: breakfast! Who wouldn’t want to eat tacos for breakfast? Some people think that to be healthy they should eat less and just skip their first meal, but in actuality, you need to eat a good breakfast. In order to jump start your morning, we’re here to give you some vegan and vegetarian tacos recipes for the best vegan tacos for breakfast! Continue Reading…

8 Tofu Scramble Recipes for Vegan Brunch

Tofu Scramble

Tofu scrambles are great for any brunch party. Tofu scrambles are versatile, and they can be customized to any theme, season, or flavor pallet. Once you set the theme of your brunch party, you can very likely find a scramble that will compliment that theme. The best part about making a Tofu scramble for your brunch party is that they are simple to make! Here are a few recipe ideas of tofu scrambles that can help you get started planning your next brunch.
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17 Hot Vegan Breakfasts You Didn’t Know You Were Missing

There are times when a cold breakfast just doesn’t cut it. There are days when you need something more substantial than a smoothie or a chia pudding to get you going. When the weather turns wet and cold, it is especially nice to have a warm meal to start your day with. We have collected 17 of our favorite hot breakfast recipes for you to try. We hope that you enjoy these offerings.
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10 Make-Ahead Vegan Breakfast Casseroles

Vegan Potato and Spinach Frittata by Laura Theoodore

Breakfast has been called the most important meal of the day. It is the first thing that many of us do in the morning. When you have house guests or a brunch party, you are forced to get up early and cook, when you would rather get your beauty sleep. We have collected some recipes for vegan breakfast casseroles that you can make ahead of time. Hopefully, these recipes will make your morning and life easier.

To start, Laura Theodore’s oven-baked Vegan Potato and Spinach Fritatta, shown above.  With a delicious potato/onion base, paired with an herb-infused egg-like filling, this egg-less entrée is a true winner, perfect to serve for any meal of the day.
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Savory Breakfast Bowls with Tempeh and Greens

Savory Breakfast bowls with tempeh and greens

A quick cooked cereal like oatmeal or a multi-grain blend makes a hearty breakfast, but there are some people, yours truly included, that don’t enjoy sweet breakfasts. That’s where these savory breakfast bowls come in. Topped with tempeh, avocado, and greens, these bountiful bowlfuls will keep you going all day.

Though this doesn’t take long to make, it’s probably more than what you’d want to do first thing in the early morning before work and school, so try it for a leisurely breakfast or brunch on the weekend. It’s a fantastic thing to make if you’re going to do any athletic activity! These bowls make an excellent lunch or dinner, too, paired with a simple slaw. Continue Reading…

12 Chia Seed Pudding Recipes You Have to Try

Chia seed pudding recipes

Chia seed pudding has become a popular dessert and breakfast option in the last few years. With the versatility of chia seeds, the wide selection of non-dairy milks on the market, and the hundreds of possible variations of this treat, there’s no end to the flavors that you can experiment with. Here we have gotten together some of our favorite chia seed pudding recipes for you to try. And, make sure to learn more about the nutrition benefits of this small but mighty seed in Chia Seeds: Frequently Asked Questions. Continue Reading…

Tofu and Potato Hash Browns

Tofu & Potato hash browns in skillet

Tofu and potato hash browns is a simple, comforting skillet dish that’s just as good for dinner as it is for brunch. Have potatoes cooked ahead of time, and this easy and tasty dish will have your family or guests eating in short order. Leftovers are wonderful for breakfast. Or, if you make this expressly to serve in the morning, you can either microwave or cook the potatoes the night before for a head start. Great accompaniments include orange wedges and fresh whole grain bread. Adapted from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook. Continue Reading…

Sorghum Breakfast Bowl

Fruit and granola sorghum bowl

Sorghum is one more healthful, hearty ancient grain that’s making a big comeback, like what happened with quinoa, farro, and einkorn. Because of sorghum’s small size, mild flavor, and interesting texture, it’s a perfect grain for a warm cereal. This sorghum breakfast bowl is sure to please.

Despite its incredibly good-for-you nutrition profile, sorghum is a bit on the bland side, so boosting it with tasty ingredients is a must! In this breakfast bowl, we cooked it up the already cooked grain in some vanilla almond milk, and topped it with fruit, granola, and coconut yogurt. In all, a fantastic way to start the day! Continue Reading…

Cherry–Hemp Muesli

This is a simple European–inspired breakfast cereal that is easy to make and convenient to keep on hand for a quick breakfast. It’s especially great to take with you when traveling. I find the dates balance out the tartness of the cherries quite nicely, but you can substitute either with your favorite dried fruits, such as apricots, apples, and cranberries. Serve with chopped bananas, apples, or fresh berries and your favorite nut milk. See a cooked variation following the recipe box. Recipe and photo from Raw and Simple by Judita Wignall. @2013 Quarry Books, reprinted by permission.  Continue Reading…

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