37 easy vegan breakfast ideas that will keep you full until lunch

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Get your day off to a great start with these deliciously satisfying vegan breakfast ideas that will keep you feeling full and energised right the way through to lunch.


Wake me up before you go-go, but not without one of these hearty, wholesome vegan breakfast ideas.

There’s nothing worse than spending the morning thinking about lunch when you haven’t eaten a good breakfast.

But these filling vegan breakfast recipes will keep you feeling full and energised right through to lunch!

From recipes for vegan pancakes and waffles to classic breakfast fry-up, there are plenty of vegan breakfast ideas here to help you get your day off to a great start.

Find your new favourite breakfast with these delicious vegan breakfast ideas:

Vegan pancakes

1. Oat Milk Pancakes with Raspberry Sauce

Nothing beats a big stack of pancakes. This oat milk recipe is so simple and within 15 minutes, you’ll be tucking into a delicious pile of vegan pancakes. Forget using eggs, this recipe creates the fluffiest pancakes using just a few ingredients in your cupboard. Drizzle with the sharp raspberry sauce for a morning kick.

Oat Milk Pancakes with Raspberry Sauce


2. Vegan Peanut Butter & Jam Pancakes

Pancakes are a weekend breakfast staple for us. This recipe combines sweet and salty flavours to make a breakfast that you’ll make again and again.

Spread the creamy peanut butter mixture over your fluffy pancakes and top with a spoonful of stewed raspberries. Serve as an indulgent and easy vegan breakfast or at brunch with friends.

Peanut butter and jam vegan breakfast pancake


3. Vegan Sticky Orange Crêpes

Pancake variations may divide some people, but we love them all, especially when they are covered in sticky orange sauce. This simple recipe serves classic crêpes with an irresistible orange sauce. Spiced with star anise, this sauce is packed with sweet citrus flavours that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Vegan Sticky Orange Crêpes

4. Fried ‘Egg’, Crispy ‘Bacon’ and Spinach Vegan Pancakes

Who can resist vegan pancakes and crispy bacon? We can’t! This recipe takes vegan breakfasts to the next level. The fluffy pancake stack is topped with a vegan fried egg and crispy rashers of vegan bacon. Serve this to vegan cynic to prove just how creative vegan cooking can get.

5. Gluten-Free Banana & Strawberry Pancakes

There are so many creative ways to make a batch of delicious pancakes – just look at this recipe! In this recipe, we transform oats and bananas into a creamy batter that makes the most scrumptious pancakes. They are also a great gluten-free alternative for when you’re craving an indulgent breakfast.

Vegan breakfast ideas - Gluten-Free Banana & Strawberry Pancakes

6. Fluffy American-Style Pancakes with Berry, Mint and Lime Compote

These American-style pancakes are big, fluffy and perfect for stacking up high with loads of toppings. The refreshing flavours of the zesty berry compote are guaranteed to add a spring to your step in the morning.

Fluffy American-Style Pancakes with Berry, Mint and Lime Compote - vegan breakfast recipes

7. Vegan Banana and Peanut Butter Pancakes

Bananas and peanut butter are a winning combination, especially when it comes to these perfect pancakes! In this recipe, the banana not only acts as a vegan egg substitute but it also packs this stack full of carbohydrates to give you quick boost of energy in the morning.

Vegan Banana and Peanut Butter Pancakes

Vegan porridge and overnight oats

8. Vegan Overnight Oats

Short on time? Don’t skip breakfast – make these easy overnight oats instead! Simply prep them the night before, so your breakfast is already waiting for you in the fridge when you wake up.

This easy vegan breakfast idea can be customised to your taste by adding different toppings like fruits, nut butters and seeds.

Vegan overnight oats - easy vegan breakfast ideas

9. Vegan Porridge with Berries

Porridge is a classic breakfast dish that often gets a bad rep. This creamy porridge recipe is naturally sweetened with raspberries and dark chocolate.

What’s more, the hemp seeds provide an extra nutritional benefit to ensure you’re feeling your best in the morning.

Vegan Porridge with Berries

10. Pear & Almond Porridge

Spice up your mornings with this warming pear and almond porridge. This hearty recipe will warm your insides on a chilly morning and keep you full until lunchtime.

Cover your pears in the sweet cinnamon glaze until they are soft and caramelised. Top your creamy porridge with the cooked pear, toasted almonds, and a drizzle of almond butter.

Pear & almond porridge

Vegan eggs and omelettes

11. Tofu ‘Egg’ Patty Breakfast Sandwich

Egg breakfast butties may seem like a thing of the past when you’re vegan. But this healthy vegan breakfast recipe will satisfy your breakfast cravings without needless cruelty.

Serve as a vegan sandwich filling with spinach, avocado and fresh tomato for a healthy twist on a classic meal.

Vegan breakfast ideas - Tofu ‘Egg’ Patty Breakfast Sandwich

12. Vegan Spanish Omelette

Craving a fluffy, flavoursome Spanish omelette? We’ve got you! This delicious vegan breakfast recipe is bursting with traditional flavours and is a great cruelty-free alternative.

Chickpea flour and black salt make for an egg-cellent vegan egg replacement while creating a light and fluffy omelette. Top yours with avocado and fresh herbs and tuck in.

Vegan Spanish Omelette

13. Tofu Scramble

Tofu scramble has a very special place in our hearts. Its soft texture is perfect for replicating scrambled eggs.

This is a basic recipe that you can adapt and get creative with. We love scrambled tofu when it’s cooked with chopped mixed vegetables to give it some crunch. Serve as part of a full breakfast or on a slice of toast.

14. Chickpea Omelette

Whenever we are craving a healthy savoury breakfast this chickpea omelette is always our first choice.

The combination of chickpea flour and black salt give the dish a realistic taste while the silken tofu adds that eggy texture. Fill your omelette with your favourite ingredients and tuck in.

Vegan breakfast ideas - Chickpea Omelette

15. Vegan Green Vegetable Farinata

Take a trip to Italy without leaving your breakfast table with this delightful green vegetable farinata recipe.

This twist on an Italian farinata pancake features plenty of fresh veggies for a nutritious boost!

Vegan Green Vegetable Farinata

16. Vegan Frittata with Potato, Spinach & Tomato

This vegan potato frittata is one of the quickest and simplest vegan breakfast ideas around and makes a great breakfast, brunch or lunch. The kala namak and nutritional yeast help to give it an authentically eggy flavour while spinach packs it with nutrients.

Vegan Frittata with Potato, Spinach & Tomato

17. Scrambled Vegan Ackee on Toast

Ditch the eggs and create a plant-based version of this breakfast classic with scrambled vegan ackee on toast.

Instead of tofu, this recipe uses ackee, which is the national fruit of Jamaica, and kala namak to replicate the taste and texture of eggs without the cruelty.

 Scrambled Vegan Ackee on Toast

Vegan granola and muesli

18. Vegan Tahini Granola with Maple Syrup

Homemade granola is much healthier than store-bought, and you can get creative with your recipe too. This vegan tahini granola recipe is sweetened with maple syrup and a mix of nuts and nuts to give your breakfast an added nutritional boost. Serve your granola with milk or yoghurt and top with fresh fruit.

Vegan breakfast ideas - Vegan Tahini Granola with Maple Syrup

19. Vegan Raw Carrot, Apple and Goji Bircher Muesli

Most supermarket muesli is high in sugar and preservatives. If you’re looking for a healthier alternative, this raw bircher muesli is the one. The buckwheat grains are the base of this recipe and are an excellent source of protein and fibre. Prepare this dish the night before for a nutritional and delicious breakfast.

Vegan Raw Carrot, Apple and Goji Bircher Muesli Recipe

20. Simple Peanut Butter Granola

This granola recipe is ready in just 30 minutes and is guaranteed to fill you up until lunch. Combine the oats and seeds into the sweet peanut butter mixture and bake for 20 minutes until golden. You can batch cook this recipe to make morning breakfast even easier.

Simple Peanut Butter Granola

21. Apple Bircher Muesli

This simple bircher muesli recipe requires just 6 ingredients and is easy to make. Combine all of your ingredients into a bowl and spoon them into individual jars or bowls. Store them in the fridge overnight for a nutritious breakfast that requires no time at all.

22. Vanilla Cashew Yoghurt

While many of us may not have had a go at making our own vegan yoghurt at home, this recipe proves how simple the process really is. We’ve used cashews to create a silky creamy texture with a pinch of vanilla for natural sweetness.

Leave your yoghurt for 24 hours to allow the good bacteria to spread throughout the yoghurt before enjoying it. It’s absolutely delicious served with some homemade granola or muesli!

Vanilla Cashew Yoghurt

Vegan brunch foods

23. Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

The smell of freshly baked warm cinnamon rolls is enough to get anyone out of bed. The soft and fluffy buns are filled with classic sweet cinnamon sugar and glazed with icing.

Bake this batch of cinnamon rolls for a family breakfast, brunch, or even as a treat to yourself.

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

24. Vegan French Toast With Poached Strawberries

One of the most indulgent vegan breakfast ideas has got to be French toast!

This vegan French toast topped with poached strawberries makes the perfect dish for a delicious breakfast or vegan brunch. The fresh strawberry topping adds a burst of flavour and adding lashings of maple syrup is highly recommended!

Vegan French Toast With Poached Strawberries

25. Peaches & Cream Sourdough French Toast

Take your vegan breakfast to the next level with this peaches and cream sourdough French toast. The thick slices of sourdough absorb the sweetness from the cinnamon and vanilla batter and the juicy caramelised peaches. Pour over your favourite vegan cream and a drizzle of maple syrup and tuck in.

Sourdough peaches and cream vegan French toast

26. Chocolate Hazelnut Vegan Croissants

Vegan croissants may be tough to find in supermarkets, so why not make your own? This easy recipe will transport you to a fancy patisserie in under an hour.

Instead of making your own pastry, we’ve used pre-made puff pastry to make the recipe easier. Drizzle with melted dark chocolate and serve as a weekend treat.

Vegan chocolate hazelnut croissants

27. Cinnamon and Apple French Toastie

What’s better than French toast? A French toastie! This vegan French toastie is stuffed with caramelised apples coated in a creamy cinnamon glaze and stewed blackberries.

Top your French toastie with coconut yoghurt for a fruit twist on a classic breakfast.

Vegan breakfast ideas - Cinnamon and Apple French Toastie

28. The Ultimate Vegan Fry-Up Breakfast Recipe

There is nothing quite like a classic vegan fry-up on the weekend. This recipe is a healthier twist on the classic dish and incorporated home fries, an American diner staple.

There are no rules with a fry-up, but in this recipe we’ve added homemade spicy beans, vegan sausages, vine tomatoes, and mushroom home fries.

The Ultimate Vegan Fry-Up Recipe

Savoury vegan breakfasts

29. Mexican-Style Vegan Breakfast Burrito with Tofu Scramble

Start your day off with this vegan Mexican-style breakfast burrito with tofu scramble. It’s packed with vegan protein from the sausages and is sure to cure any hangover. Fill the tortilla with meat-free chorizo sausages, mushrooms, homemade hash browns, baked beans, guacamole, and salsa, wrap it up and enjoy.

Mexican-Style Vegan Breakfast Burrito with Tofu Scramble

30. Smoked Tofu Scramble Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a Middle Eastern dish traditionally made of poached eggs in a chunky tomato sauce made up of herbs and spices.

This recipe gives this delicious dish a vegan twist thanks to tofu. The smoked tofu works as a great scrambled egg alternative and is delicious when combined with the smoky tomato sauce.

Smoked Tofu Scramble Shakshuka

31. Vegan Chickpea & Potato Hash

This vegan chickpea hash makes a great breakfast or brunch. The high carbohydrate content will keep you going throughout the morning so you won’t be reaching for snacks before lunchtime.

Vegan Chickpea & Potato Hash

32. Sweet Potato Waffles with Avocado & Rocket

Breakfast waffles don’t have to be doused in syrup and fresh fruit, this recipe is a healthy savoury alternative for when you’re craving a bigger breakfast.

The sweet potato gives the waffles a sweet and soft texture. Serve with slices of avocado and a good squeeze of lime.

33. Easy Vegan Breakfast Burrito with Beans & Sausages

This vegan breakfast recipe brings together two of our favourite things – burritos and breakfast. It’s packed with vegan breakfast goodies, including homemade spicy beans and vegan sausages.

The pineapple chunks give the whole thing a sharp and juicy kick to give you that morning boost.

Vegan breakfast ideas - Easy Vegan Breakfast Burrito with Beans & Sausages

34. Avocado Toast with Vegan Bacon Bits

Take your avocado toast to the next level with a sprinkle of vegan bacon bits! The salty, crunchy vegan bacon bits contrast beautifully with the creamy avocado in this easy vegan brunch recipe.

Avocado Toast with Vegan Bacon Bits

35. Simple Homemade Vegan Baked Beans

Beans on toast may be one of our favourite easy vegan breakfast ideas because you can make it ahead of time to make mornings simple.

While supermarket baked beans are the go-to, they are often high in sugar and additives. This delicious one-pot vegan recipe uses simple ingredients and is packed with flavour.

Simply add all of your ingredients to a pot and wait to cook. Ladle your tasty beans onto a slice of toast, or reserve for lunch and serve with a jacket potato.

Simple Homemade Vegan Baked Beans Recipe

Vegan smoothies

36. Coffee Smoothie

Give your mornings an added boost with this vegan coffee smoothie. The sweet and rich flavour from the espresso coffee, cocoa powder and bananas makes for an irresistible alternative to your standard morning coffee.

What’s more, it’s high in protein and fibre and will keep you filled with energy until lunchtime.

Vegan breakfast ideas - coffee smoothie

37. Triple Vegan Berry Smoothie

This triple berry smoothie is a delight to look at and even better to drink. It’s bursting with antioxidants from the berries and has a creamy taste from the soy milk.

Add everything to your blend and whiz. If you like your smoothie chilled, you can use frozen berries.

Triple berry smoothie in a glass with red and white striped straw

Now you’re sorted for vegan breakfast ideas, plan ahead for your next meal with these vegan lunch recipes.

Written by

Rachel Smith

Having launched the brand's digital presence in 2015, Rachel shares her love for animals and the planet through her work as Vegan Food & Living’s Digital Editor. As a passionate vegan for over eight years, Rachel loves creating delicious vegan dessert recipes for her award-winning blog, Rawberry Fields. Rachel's recipes and photography have been featured in numerous international print and digital publications including the Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Thrive, and Buzzfeed. You can follow Rachel at @rawberryfields

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