Proteins and carbs are essential for a healthy breakfast if you are an active vegan. As a vegan, you have several sources of vegan protein sources for some excellent and tasty breakfast ideas. These recipes include vegetables, nuts, soy, and legumes, ensuring you have a variety of healthy breakfast ideas that provide the energy you need, no matter what you feel like eating.
1. Oats Is So Easy
Versatile oatmeal with various toppings is one of the easiest ways to start your day. In addition, overnight oats make your mornings hassle-free.
- Prepare the oats by mixing equal parts of oats with your favorite milk (coconut, almond, soy, etc.) and adding a dash of salt and the sweetener of your choice.
- Refrigerate the combined ingredients overnight.
- In the morning, add your favorite fresh or dried fruits, nuts, seeds, and spices, and you are ready to go.
- Oats don’t need to be sweet. You can add savory toppings, too, for a nourishing vegan start to your day.
Tip: Prepare your oats in advance for up to a week; store prepared oats in jars and use as needed.
2. Granola Served As You Please
Homemade granola is best because you can include your favorite nuts, seeds, sweetener, and fruits and enjoy it with vegan milk or yogurt.
- Use three essential ingredients, and then add the rest of your favorites. First, almond butter is packed with protein and helps create clusters. Then add nuts, coconut shavings, and seeds for crunch and powerful fats. Finally, add some dried fruits like cranberries, blueberries, goji berries, apricots, and raisins for their sweetness.
- Press the mix without the fruit into a 2 cm layer in an ovenproof pan and bake for 15 minutes at medium heat.
- Break the muesli into clumps with a fork and then bake for another 15 minutes.
- Once the granola cools, add the fruits and place them in an airtight container for a fast and hassle-free breakfast.
3. Bowled Delicious Breakfast Quinoa
Having a base of quinoa ready to top with your favorite ingredients in the mornings is a great way to swap with oatmeal so that your vegan diet doesn’t become boring.
- For two servings, you need half a cup of uncooked quinoa, 1 cup of your favorite vegan milk, one cinnamon stick, a pinch of salt, and a piece of vanilla bean.
- Rinse the quinoa and drain it before simmering all the ingredients over medium heat for about 15 minutes.
- Let the mixture rest a while before placing it into mason jars or bowls. It will keep in the refrigerator for about five days.
- Serve at room temperature or reheat with some almond milk and your favorite fruits and nuts. You can also add maple syrup and some more spices if you prefer.
4. Power Smoothie
As an active person, you want complete sustenance to start your day, and that’s something you can get from a power-packed smoothie.
- You need 100ml of your favorite juice, 200ml soya milk, a soy yogurt (you can match its flavor with your juice or go for plain), three tablespoons of firm silken tofu, and 75 g of frozen fruit, and two tablespoons of oats. Use the same combination of juice and fruit or mix if you prefer.
- Measure your ingredients, but they don’t have to be exact. Blitz them in a blender, and you are ready to go.
5. Tofu Cream on Bread
You only need six ingredients and five minutes to make this simple creamy spread to eat with your favorite bread.
- Soak about a third of a cup of cashews in boiling water for about 15 minutes.
- Squeeze some fresh lemon juice to taste.
- Use about 370 grams of drained tofu – no need to press.
- You also need two tablespoons of yeast and one teaspoon each of salt and cider vinegar.
- Blend well in a blender to achieve creaminess.
- Create variations by combining flavors like garlic powder and dill, sundried tomato and basil, and scallions and chives.
6. Pancakes with Banana and Coconut
Try these simple banana and coconut pancakes from BBC Good Food for a nutritious and boosting start to your day. Then, top them with maple syrup and bananas. They are great topped with passion fruit too.
7. Vegan French Toast
Try this vegan variation of French toast topped with fruit, vegan butter, maple syrup, or powdered sugar. You won’t believe how delicious they are.
- For the mixture, you will need about six slices of day-old bread, 1 cup of almond milk, one tablespoon of maple syrup, two tablespoons of your preferred flour, one tablespoon of dried yeast, a teaspoon of nutmeg, a pinch of salt, and some nutmeg.
- You will also need some coconut oil to fry the French toast.
- Whisk all the ingredients together except for the bread.
- Line the bread slices in a shallow dish and pour the mixture over. Turn the pieces once to ensure even coverage.
- Fry the French toast in an oiled pan over medium heat until golden and serve with your preferred topping.
8. Turmeric Chickpea and Avocado Toast
Turmeric-flavored chickpeas and avocado toast combine deep flavors and nourishing ingredients for a surprisingly easy and quick breakfast dish. See this recipe from HurryTheFood Up to recreate it.
9. Breakfast Cookies
One of the great things about breakfast cookies is that everyone enjoys them. These from LoveAndLemons are great because you can prepare them in advance and have deliciously healthy ingredients.
Your ingredients include:
- Two tablespoons ground flaxseed and five tablespoons warm water
- One cup of oat flour
- 1 cup whole rolled oats
- ½ cup almond flour
- zest of 1 lemon
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup creamy almond butter
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ⅓ cup walnuts
- ¾ cup fresh blueberries
Prepare your oven to 180 degrees C (350F) and line a baking tray with baking paper. In the meantime, combine the flaxseed with the warm water and allow them to soak for about five minutes.
Add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl, except the walnuts and blueberries. Next, place the almond butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup in a smaller bowl. Then, stir until well incorporated before adding the flaxseed mixture. Next, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine by folding. Finally, add the blueberries and walnuts and fold them in.
Place balls of the mixture into the baking tray and bake for 20 – 25 minutes. The cookies must cool before removing them from the baking tray. Store in an airtight container or freeze.
Variations: Replace berries and lemon zest with dark chocolate or add spices like cardamom, ginger, and nutmeg. Replace the walnuts with almonds, pecans, or pumpkin seeds
10. Scrambled Tofu
Scrambled tofu is one of the healthiest ways to start your day if you are active. It is also the best way to start cooking with tofu if you have never done it before because very few things can go wrong with it. Once you have tried this version of scrambled tofu, you can get more inventive and try various flavor combinations.
With all of these delicious vegan breakfast recipes at your disposal, you are sure to find several favorites that will provide the energy you need for a productive day. Whether you are looking for something sweet or savory, there is definitely a recipe here that will fit the bill. What are you waiting for? Get cooking!