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14 Vegan Breakfast and Brunch Classics

Lighten up your weekend routine by going vegan for breakfast or brunch. These healthy vegan breakfast ideas are twists on time-honored dishes. So satisfying you won't miss the meat, cheese, or eggs! 


1.) Vegan Crepes that are dead ringers for the traditional egg-y preparation? These deliver that crave-worthy texture. Pro tip from one of many reviews: Be patient and don't flip the crepe too soon!

Vegan Crepes

Photo by geb

2.) Vegan French Toast uses nutritional yeast, otherwise known as brewer's yeast, as a stand-in for the eggs. That distinctive ingredient gives the preparation a slightly nutty taste.

Vegan French Toast

Photo by Buckwheat Queen


3.) Vegan Pancakes fans describe these flapjacks as light and fluffy, with a hint of sweetness. They've been made more than 600 times and get rave reviews.

4.) Lemon Poppy Scones skip the eggs and double down on the citrus. Using the zest in addition to fresh lemon juice makes these pastries extra brilliant.

Lemon Poppy Scones

Photo by sweetserenade

5.) Muesli is a lot like granola in the raw, which makes it super versatile. Serve it on top of soy yogurt or pour warm almond milk over the top for an easy vegan breakfast and a satisfying start to the day. This version has more than 100 5-star reviews.


Photo by Holiday Baker

6.) Vegan Waffles go deep on good-for-you ingredients like flax seed meal and rolled oats, but they don't taste "healthy," especially with some sugar-free strawberry jam on top.

Vegan Waffles

Photo by Smar10

7.) Tofu Broccoli Quiche is a low carb vegan breakfast with a custard-like quality that makes the dish so beloved. But this vegan quiche is tons lighter than the traditional egg pie. Dijon mustard ups its French accent.

Tofu Quiche with Broccoli

Photo by Patti Pili Beck 

8.) While most potato pancakes rely on eggs to bind the ingredients into that easy-to-fry shape, this Authentic Potato Pancake preparation comes straight from an Eastern European grandmother. And you can't argue with that, or with the interesting addition of shredded carrots and garlic. Serve these golden goodies with some soy chorizo.

Authentic Potato Pancakes

Photo by missellis75

9.) Vegan Banana Muffins are moist and delicious. "You can't tell at all that these vegan muffins don't have any dairy or eggs," says MIEKO1. Make them in advance for quick vegan breakfasts on the go during the busy workweek.

10.) Ultimate Tofu Breakfast Burrito Bowls replace the eggs with extra-firm tofu. "Tofu scrambles up just like eggs," says isachandra. "And with some clever spices, even non-vegans will barely notice the difference." It's a complete savory vegan breakfast! You'll spoon hash browns into each bowl, along with scoops of beans and tofu scramble. "Try setting out toppings to let family or guests assemble their own vegan breakfast burritos in a bowl." 

Ultimate Tofu Breakfast Burrito Bowls

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

11.) Wake up with a bang with Dairy-Free Keto and Vegan Chocolate Fat Bombs. They're a quick-and-easy energy boost with almond butter, cocoa powder, and coconut oil. Perfect for a quick snack or vegan keto breakfast.

Dairy-Free Keto and Vegan Chocolate Fat Bombs

Photo by Fioa

12.) Overnight Chai Oatmeal is almost like dessert for breakfast! This overnight vegan oatmeal is loaded with good stuff: almond-coconut milk, chia seeds, shredded coconut, ground cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla extract, ground ginger, and nutmeg.

Overnight Chai Oatmeal

Photo by France C. 

13.) Pie for breakfast is the best pie of the day. And this Pumpkin Pie is tops on our list of vegan gluten free breakfast ideas. Best of all, this pie takes mere minutes to make!

Pumpkin Pie (Dairy, Egg, and Gluten Free)

Photo by Buckwheat Queen 

14.) Spicy Tofu Scramble is "packed with protein and flavor," says unsightly. Enjoy it as is, or as a filling for vegan breakfast sandwiches, or wrapped up in tortillas for a quick vegan breakfast tacos. Or use it as a base for vegan breakfast hash with sweet potatoes and plenty of sauteed veggies.

There are even more healthy vegan breakfast recipes right ahead! Check out our collection of  Vegan Brunch and Breakfast Recipes.


About Leslie Kelly

Always hungry to learn, never had my fill of oysters, Memphis dry rub ribs, wild salmon, chocolate chip cookies or a well-rolled lumpia. Washington state wine lover, bourbon fan. Totally obsessed with brunch!