Anywhere between 1 to 3% of the American population is vegan. While that may not seem like much, keep in mind there are over 327 million people in this country. So that means there may be up to 10 million vegans here!
Whether you’re already a vegan, becoming one, or are just interested in vegan meals, there’s plenty of tasty recipes out there that’ll please your taste buds.
Here are 8 delicious vegan breakfast ideas that anyone can make!
1. Bagel Sandwich
You’ll have to specifically look for vegan bagels for this recipe idea, but it’ll be totally worth it. Make sure you check the labels to make extra sure what you’re getting is actually vegan.
Get yourself a tub of hummus (or you can make your own), and spread it across each bagel half. You can eat it like this, or you can add some slices of veggies, such as red bell pepper and onion.
You can customize your bagel sandwich each time you eat it by trying different flavors of hummus and vegetable slices!
2. Vegan “Eggs” With Toast
For many breakfast dishes, eggs are a key ingredient in them. But unfortunately, as a vegan, eggs are off-limits.
While there are some vegan egg substitutes on the market, you can easily make some from scratch! All you need is firm tofu, black salt, and pepper.
Slice up the tofu and brown each side. Sprinkle some black salt and pepper, flip, and repeat on the other side.
When you’re done cooking your “eggs,” you can then serve it up with some toast. For a heartier meal, consider making a side of breakfast potatoes too.
3. Avocado Toast
It’s a joke that millennials love their avocado toast, but the truth is, it’s an amazing breakfast! Avocados have a myriad of health benefits, plus they keep you full and energized.
To make avocado toast, get yourself some whole-grain bread. Pit an avocado and mash it up with olive oil, salt, pepper, parsley, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Once it’s mixed up, spread the avocado mixture on top of your toasted bread. You can try switching things up by trying other things, such as radishes, jalapenos, or pesto.
4. Tofu “Egg” Scramble
Get a wholesome start to your day with a scramble done right!
Gather everything you normally would for a scramble: onion, garlic, red pepper, and garlic and/or onion powder. You can also use turmeric, cumin, and soy sauce for some extra flavor.
But instead of eggs, get some extra firm tofu, as well as nutritional yeast. Before you start cooking, press the tofu to get rid of extra water. Then, crumble up the tofu so it resembles a scramble.
Cook the garlic, onion, and red pepper, then add the tofu. Carefully add each of the spices you’re using, including salt.
At the very end, add the nutritional yeast and cook for 3 minutes. take the pan off the stove and add a tiny bit more nutritional yeast before you plate your breakfast.
5. Cereal and Non-Dairy Milk
It doesn’t get any simpler than this!
Stock up on some vegan cereal (make sure to double-check the labels so you don’t accidentally ingest any animal products) and get a carton of non-dairy milk. Some good choices are almond, soy, rice, cashew, coconut, and hazelnut. You can even try hemp milk if it’s available in your area.
Whenever you wake up hungover and can’t be bothered with making a proper breakfast, just grab a bowl, shake out the cereal, and pour some milk in. You can even bring it back into bed with you to eat while you catch up on your favorite TV shows.
6. Chickpea Pancakes
Indulge in an all-American breakfast while still being vegan! You can make yourself some pancakes by subbing the flour for chickpea flour.
Do note that because you’re using chickpeas, the pancakes won’t be fluffy. Instead, they’ll be pretty dense. At least this means you’ll definitely feel full!
To make chickpea pancakes, you’ll need chickpea flour, salt, baking powder, and water. For flavoring, you’ll need green onions, red pepper, and garlic powder.
Mix all of the above together, except for the veggies. Slowly add water in and mix it until there are no more clumps. At this point, you can mix in the vegetables.
You can then make the pancakes as you normally would. Consider avocado, hummus, or salsa as toppings.
7. Lazy Crepes
Whether you’re short on time or don’t want to bother making crepe skins from scratch, lazy vegan crepes are perfect when you want to make breakfast in just a few minutes.
Just grab two tortillas, slather them with peanut butter, and add slices of bananas. Slap the two tortillas together, and put them in the toaster oven or panini press grill. Slice up the tortilla into smaller parts, which makes them easier to share.
Like other items on this list, lazy vegan crepes are highly customizable, so you won’t ever get bored of them.
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Yet another item on the list that you can customize each time you make a batch!
While traditional smoothies are made with milk, you can always sub it for one of the options we listed earlier. Throw in things like peanut butter, blueberries, chocolate, cherries, and other fruits and vegetables.
Smoothies are excellent to have as breakfast if you’re on the go. Plus, if the weather’s hot, it’ll cool you down on the way to work.
Try out These Amazing Vegan Breakfast Ideas
With all these great vegan breakfast ideas, you’ll get to try something new in the morning for at least a week!
If you’re used to having meat and eating completely vegan gets a little strange for you or you miss the taste, you can always feel free to add a few slices of ham or bacon to any of these recipes.
Feeling lazy and don’t want to cook breakfast yourself? Then take a look at our Best Breakfast Chicago menu for some amazing vegan and vegetarian options. If you don’t want to leave your house, we’ll even bring your order to you!