Everyone knows that they are supposed to eat breakfast every day, but eating cereal or toast can get boring. Often, vegans find breakfast difficult, as many of the traditional meals are out of the question. However, breakfast can still be fun, delicious, and easy. Below are some of the best vegan breakfast ideas for you to try!
A good tofu scramble can replace scrambled eggs in any breakfast. They are also high in protein and fiber. Now, making tofu scramble can take some practice, especially to get the flavor exactly how you like it. Start by using firm tofu – this will get the best egg-like texture in the final dish. You’ll want to press and roughly cube the tofu, then add to a pan on medium heat. Then, use a combination of black pepper, turmeric, cumin, paprika, and nutritional yeast to flavor the tofu. Mix this all together in the pan, with a few tablespoons of water until the tofu is completely coated. Continue frying for 3-4 more minutes, stirring frequently. To take your scrambled tofu to the next level, try this recipe from Vegan.io.
Having tacos for breakfast is always fun, and they are easy to make vegan. All you need are tortillas, vegetables, and salsa. To make your breakfast tacos more filling, consider meal prepping so you have beans on hand to add-in. You can also make a quick tofu scramble, using cumin, turmeric, and nutritional yeast to make a delicious base. Add this mixture to your tortilla, and top with sliced avocado, diced tomatoes, and cilantro. There you have it, a quick, and easy breakfast is served!
This vegan egg substitute uses tofu, aquafaba, chickpea flour, spices, and nutritional yeast to create an omelette taste and texture. Simply mix these ingredients together, and add the veggies of your choice. Serve by itself or with toast for a protein-dense, and delicious breakfast. Vegan Recipe Club has a great recipe and offers some great filling ideas and serving options to consider.
When you search for vegan breakfast ideas online, most of the results show smoothie bowls. These are delicious and simple to make, and easy to switch up to create a “new” breakfast. To start, you will want to make sure you have frozen bananas or other fruit on hand – this will ensure your smoothie bowl isn’t too runny. Add some of your frozen fruit to a blender with a splash of nut or soy milk, along with any other ingredients you wish to add. Some people opt to add chia seeds, kale, spinach, vegan cocoa, or even fresh fruit like apple or plum. The possibilities are endless and completely customizable. Blend your ingredients until smooth and pour or scoop into a bowl. Now, top your smoothie bowl with granola, nuts, coconut, or fresh fruit, and enjoy.
Pancakes are delicious and easy to make vegan! You can use any pancake recipe, just switch the sugar and egg for a banana, and milk to nut or soy milk. For each egg in the recipe, use one mashed banana. As bananas have a lot of natural sugar, simply skip adding sugar. If your favorite recipe calls for butter, switch this with coconut oil. Mix it all together to the desired consistency and cook as normal. Serve with maple syrup, crushed pecans, and more sliced bananas. Consider adding blueberries, or strawberries when cooking for berry pancakes.
Being a vegan doesn’t mean you have to miss out on fancy breakfast or brunch, instead try some of the best vegan breakfast ideas above. Consider hosting your friends or family for brunch to test the ideas above.