Five Easy Vegan Breakfast Ideas

I thought I’d do something a little different for this blog post, and do a round-up of five brilliant, easy breakfast ideas to get you through the week.

I often wake up in the morning and don’t know what I feel like eating, or I go for the wrong thing and end up hungry a few hours later, so I thought it would be a good idea to have a few staple recipes that I could always go for on a terrible Monday/hangover morning (this morning I attempted to combat my hangover by eating veggie jelly sweets for breakfast. Bad move.)

These are just ideas, and can be tweaked about by adding stuff in or taking stuff away, feel free to do your own thing with them! Hopefully you’ll find something you like here and you won’t be stuck for your morning meal again.

One: Avocado toast

There’s a reason avocados have seen a boom in popularity recently, and that’s because they’re delicious and really good for you! To make this recipe simply smush half a ripe avocado onto one slice of buttered toast – you can add stuff to jazz it up, like paprika or lime.

Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast

Two: French toast

Traditionally French toast is made with egg, and I do sometimes cook it that way (dip bread into beaten egg and fry it on both sides), but it can be made vegan easily. Simply switch the egg for almond milk and/or an egg replacer.

Serve with loads of fresh fruit and agave syrup.

French Toast

French Toast

Three: Porridge

Porridge is always a staple breakfast recipe for me, and it’s so versatile.

Outside of the standard recipe (50g porridge oats to 250ml of dairy-free milk) it can be jazzed up in loads of different ways, with fruit, chocolate or more.

Why not try my  carrot cake, banana bread, caramel, or baked porridge recipes to get you started?

Porridge

Porridge

Four: Smoothie

Smoothies are the best way to wake up if you’re hungover or need a bit of a pick-me-up; the fibre makes it so much better for you than juice, and the sugar will get you going and ready for the day.

The example picture is a bought one obviously, but you can make your own by blending up the following:

Half an apple

Half a banana

One peeled kiwi

150ml of soy milk

Giant handful of baby spinach

Around 100g of pineapple

Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

Five: Tofu scrambled “egg”

Yes, you can make a sort of scrambled “egg” with tofu, and it tastes really nice! Here’s my recipe for the breakfast, which is not only healthy, but also warming and delicious.

Ingredients

Half a packet of firm silken tofu (175g)

Half an onion

One clove of garlic

Half a courgette

Half a pepper

Half a teaspoon each of cayenne pepper and turmeric

Method

  1. Fry the onions and garlic in a little oil until golden. Add the courgettes and peppers.
  2. Cut the tofu into little cubes, then add to the pan, stirring so that it scrambles into the veggies. Add the spices and stir so the whole thing turns yellowey.

Serves one

Tofu Scramble

Tofu Scramble

Have any recommendations for great breakfast ideas? Let me know in the comments below!

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6 thoughts on “Five Easy Vegan Breakfast Ideas

  1. I’m a sucker for oatmeal, especially in winter. I mix in chia seeds, vegan protein powder, peanut butter cinnamon, and top with banana and almonds. Sometimes I throw on diced dates. It’s creamy, comforting, and filling!

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