Say goodbye to boring breakfasts and hello to a meal that will keep you full until lunch. While bloggers have likely promised you non-boring breakfasts many times before, they probably haven’t been as healthy, as easy, and as delicious as these plant-based breakfast recipes.
Whether you’re following a plant-based diet or are simply looking to eat more plants, there’s no better place to start than with breakfast. These recipes harness the satiating properties of plants to set your day up for success. Bookmark this page, because you’re going to want to try each and every one of these plant-based breakfast recipes.
Plant-Based Whole Grain Pancakes With Cashew Butter
This plant-based pancake recipe proves you can follow a plant-based diet and still enjoy your favorite foods. In this recipe, we use a high-protein pancake and waffle mix mixed with hemp milk, and top with cashew butter and fresh fruit. Eating a high protein breakfast like this one will help keep you full all morning—you’ll never go back to your old box mix after this.
Get our recipe for Plant-Based Whole Grain Pancakes With Cashew Butter.
Plant-Based Lentil and Kale Tots Casserole
Looking for an easy way to sneak more veggies into your diet? Replace your potato tater tots with these kale-based ones. (Don’t worry, they still have potatoes in them!) We combine these leafy green tots with fiber-rich lentils seasoned with the same spices you find in your average breakfast sausage. Even better than this plant-based breakfast recipe helping you to eat more veggies for breakfast may be the fact that you can make this casserole in advance and simply pop it in the oven the next morning.
Get our recipe for Plant-Based Lentil and Kale Tots Casserole.
Black Bean & Vegan Sausage Grain-Free Burrito
While your standard breakfast burrito might be loaded with high levels of fat and sodium, this plant-based breakfast burrito uses a ground plant mix as “meat”, black beans, and eggs. And before you think you’ll be missing out on protein by switching from chorizo to plant-based meat, think again. The grounds we use from Lightlife boast 20 grams of protein per serving. This plant-based breakfast recipe is great for Sunday brunch or even as meal prep. Simply wrap each burrito in aluminum foil, freeze, then seal in an airtight container. To reheat, remove foil, cover with a damp paper towel and microwave until thoroughly heated.
Get our recipe for Black Bean & Vegan Sausage Grain-Free Burrito.
Avocado Crispbreads with Everything Bagel Seasoning
For a lighter version of avocado toast, replace your high-carb bread with Finnish whole grain rye crisps—one of our favorite healthy crackers. We like to top our creamy avocado with fresh lemon, dill, radish slices, and everything bagel seasoning for major flavor impact that is still calorie-conscious. If you’re looking for a high-protein breakfast, add lox! Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which can help lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Get our recipe for Avocado Crispbreads with Everything Bagel Seasoning.
Breakfast Burrata Dippers
Having people over for brunch? Have leftover burrata from a charcuterie platter from the night before? Simply want a creamy, hearty, nutty, and caramelized breakfast? There is nothing better than this breakfast burrata platter. But make sure you stock up on squash and burrata—your family will be asking for seconds after the first bite.
Get our recipe for Breakfast Burrata Dippers.
Vegan Sausage Sheet Pan Veggies
You may traditionally find these veggies and vegan sausage in an omelet, but there’s no need for eggs here. Not only do you save yourself from the pain of cleaning multiple pots and pans, but you also get a purely plant-based breakfast.
Get our recipe for Vegan Sausage Sheet Pan Veggies.
Vegan Mediterranean Tofu Scramble
If you’re an egg lover, but are looking for a plant-based alternative, try tofu! To make this eggless scramble, you’re going to want to pick up firm or extra-firm tofu varieties. We season the high-protein tofu with red pepper, feta, parsley, and tomatoes to incorporate Mediterranean flavors. Looking for an extra flavor boost? Try sun-dried tomatoes in oil, capers or even olives.
Get our recipe for Vegan Mediterranean Tofu Scramble.
California Veggie Burger with Egg on Top
If you’re getting sick of yogurt at work, we have another easy breakfast idea for you. Keep a couple of veggie burgers in your office freezer. Pop it in the microwave and you’re good to go. We chose to go bunless by using a hearty slice of tomato and add onions and avocados. If you’re at home, fry up a runny egg. At work? Bring a few soft boiled eggs to serve on top.
Get our recipe for California Veggie Burger with Egg on Top.
Breakfast Sweet Potato
Have leftover baked sweet potatoes from last night? Going grain-free or gluten-free? This breakfast is for you. This plant-based breakfast is a twist on the traditional baked potato, swapping sour cream for high-protein Icelandic yogurt. Top it all off with some crunch granola and sweet blueberries. Bonus tip: You can absolutely eat the entire sweet potato—high fiber skin and all—just be sure to scrub the skin before baking.
Get our recipe for Breakfast Sweet Potato.
Crunchy Breakfast Salad With Eggs
Do you ever get sick of sweet breakfasts? Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to take down 20 grams of sugar in your morning meal. Break out that lettuce you were planning for lunch and boil up some eggs. (Just make sure you’re using our no-fail hard-boiled egg technique.) Top it all off with a tangy balsamic dressing for a feel-good, plant-based breakfast recipe you’ll eat over and over again.
Get our recipe for Crisp Breakfast Salad.