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The best vegan breakfast and brunch recipes

by Marina Hopkins

published on 11 January 2019

If you’re in need of some plant-based breakfast ideas, scroll on for a selection of our favourites, including everything from sweet vegan waffles to Indian-inspired scrambled tofu.

Vegan Full English Breakfast

Vegan Full English Breakfast

by Rachel Ama

Go hard or go home with a vegan full English breakfast from Rachel Ama’s Vegan Eats: Tasty plant-based recipes for every day. This fresh take on the traditional breakfast is made with homemade baked beans, smoky aubergine, fried plantain, and velvety mushrooms and served with toasted sourdough and sliced avocado.

From the book

Meera Sodha’s Scrambled Tofu Akuri

Meera Sodha’s Scrambled Tofu Akuri

from EAST

Bring the flavours of India to your breakfast table with Meera Sodha’s scrambled tofu akuri from EAST. This dish is so much more than just a substitute for scrambled eggs; the silken tofu has a wonderful texture and is spiked with ginger, garlic, fresh chilli, and spices. 

EAST
From the book

EAST

9-Spice Avocado Hummus Toast

9-Spice Avocado Hummus Toast

by Angela Liddon

Jazz up the classic Aussie brunch dish with Angela Liddon’s 9-spice avocado hummus toast from Oh She Glows Every DayOnce you’ve made a batch of the flavourful and versatile 9-spice mix, you’ll find yourself using it with everything.

Black Bean Rancheros

Black Bean Rancheros

by Angela Liddon

Another winning brunch dish from Oh She Glows Every Day these black bean rancheros only take 30 minutes to prepare and are perfect for savoury breakfast lovers (and those who like a bit of heat). 

Blackberry smoothie with kiwi & papaya

Blackberry smoothie with kiwi & papaya

by DK Publishing

This beautiful blackberry smoothie bowl with kiwi & papaya from 100 Weightloss Bowls is full of delicious and nourishing ingredients that give you a welcome energy boost to start the day feeling good. 

Plantain Breakfast Burrito with Pico de Gallo

Plantain Breakfast Burrito with Pico de Gallo

by Lee Watson

Fill up on this plantain breakfast burrito from Peace and Parsnips and you’ll be raring to go for the rest of the day. This delicious recipe is wholesome and satisfying, freshened up by the pico de gallo on the side, which adds just the right amount of citrus and a spicy kick. 

Pile o’ Waffles

Pile o’ Waffles

by Lauren Toyota

What could be better than a waffle stack to kick off your weekend? This recipe from Vegan Comfort Classics has it all: perfectly fluffy waffles with a fresh berry syrup and even vegan whipped cream to top it all off. 

Fig and Cinnamon Quinoa Porridge

Fig and Cinnamon Quinoa Porridge

by Indy Power

Indy Power’s fig and cinnamon quinoa porridge from The Little Green Spoon is a creative and protein-packed alternative to traditional porridge oats.

Vegan Banana Bread

Vegan Banana Bread

by Jérôme Eckmeier, Daniela Lais

Banana bread, like this easy, plant-based version from Vegan Cakes and Other Bakesis one of those versatile bakes that can justifiably be eaten at pretty much any time of day. There is definitely a place for it on the breakfast table – it makes the perfect accompaniment to a cup of English Breakfast tea or an almond milk latte. 

Chia Chai Butternut Breakfast Pudding

Chia Chai Butternut Breakfast Pudding

Hemsley and Hemsley’s breakfast pudding from The Art of Eating Well is as indulgent as it is nourishing, with the fragrant chai spice perfectly matching the comforting sweetness of butternut squash. Prepare this the night before for something special to wake up to. 

Nut Butter Oats

Nut Butter Oats

by Hannah Pemberton

Another make-ahead vegan breakfast, these nut butter oats from Buddha Bowls are hearty enough to last you through the morning and are brilliant for an easy midweek breakfast. 

Melissa Hemsley’s ‘Rice’ Pudding Three Ways

Melissa Hemsley’s ‘Rice’ Pudding Three Ways

If you’ve got some rice, quinoa, or buckwheat hanging around in the back of your store cupboard, try whipping up Melissa Hemsley’s comforting ‘rice’ pudding from Eat Green. Melissa also suggests three delicious topping recipes, each of which would work just as well on good old fashioned porridge. 

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