13 Easy Vegan Breakfast Ideas

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A vegan breakfast – much like any other type of breakfast – can be as simple or as elaborate as you like, from a quick fuel-up to an all-out brunch extravaganza.

These are some of our favourite vegan ways to start the day.

1. Pancakes

You don’t need to use eggs and milk to whip up a delicious pile of breakfast pancakes! It’s hard to find a more satisfying weekend breakfast. Serve a stack topped with bananas, blueberries and maple syrup. Here’s an easy basic recipe.

2. Toast

It may be stating the obvious, but toast slathered with Marmite, marmalade, peanut butter, jam or even dairy-free chocolate spread is a viable vegan option – just remember to use dairy-free margarine such as Pure or Vitalite. Or mix it up with crumpets, Scotch pancakes or English muffins. (Most supermarket brands are vegan, but do check the ingredients to be certain.)

3. Breakfast muffins 

Go on, treat yourself a little. Muffins are equally good with your mid-morning coffee. This easy blueberry muffin recipe is pretty much foolproof.

4. Cereal 

Many types of cereal are vegan, including Weetabix, Rice Krispies and most brands of bran flakes, cornflakes and muesli. Instead of cow fluids, serve them with your dairy-free milk of choice.

5. Tofu Scramble 

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Way better than scrambled chicken ova, this delicious breakfast dish can be whipped up in minutes and customised with whatever additional vegetables and spices take your fancy.

6. Porridge

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A humble bowl of porridge is cheap, comforting and guaranteed to fill you up for hours to come! Oats and water are all you really need, but make the mix more interesting by adding soya or almond milk, toasted seeds, fresh fruit, jam, a dusting of cinnamon or all the above.

7. Veggie sausage sandwich

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Two slices of bread, two of your favourite vegan sausages (we say you can’t go wrong with Linda McCartney’s) and ketchup, brown sauce or your condiment of choice and there you have it – the healthier ethical equivalent of a bacon butty.

8. Stewed fruit

Baby, it's actually cold outside? Stewed fruit with Granola and Nuts to warm up this lazy Sunday morning. Feeling the chill in Florida today! #brrr #coldoutside #floridawinter #stewedfruit #strawberry #nectarine #banana #breakfastbowl #plantbased #veganfriendly #fruit #lazysunday

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Chop and gently stew seasonal fruits such as apples, figs, pears, prunes, plums, rhubarb or fresh berries for a few minutes and then keep it in the fridge for up to five days. This dish also tastes great over cereal or soya yoghurt.

9. Smoothies

The best thing about smoothies? In addition to being refreshing and delicious, they’re a nifty way to consume several of your five-a-day in one go! Here’s some inspiration.

10. Homemade granola

This one takes a little more preparation, but it’s totally worth it for the delicious crunchy, nutty flavour. You can make a big batch and store it in an airtight container for several weeks. There are tonnes of recipes available online such as this one.

11. Hash browns

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Many store-bought hash browns, such as McCain’s or Sainsbury’s, are vegan – or if you’re more into the homemade vibe, whip up your own!

12. Cereal bars 

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When there just isn’t time for a sit-down breakfast, vegan cereal bars such as Nākd bars, Clif Bars, 9bars and Trek Protein Bars are great for fuelling up on the go.

13. The vegan full English 

Who’s having a full English #vegan breakfast this morning? 🍴

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Combine numbers 5, 7 and 11 above, add baked beans, fried mushrooms and possibly a cheeky grilled tomato or two, and you’ll have yourself a damn satisfying fry-up. The fact that it will have been created without harming animals will only make it extra-tasty!

What’s your vegan breakfast of choice? Let us know by leaving a comment. For more tips on going vegan, order our free starter kit!


  • Rachael commented on November 29, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Looks great! the only problem is cornflakes and bran flakes aren’t vegan. I emailed Kellogg’s; bran flakes have honey in them and cornflakes have “lanolin” (from sheep’s wool) to supplement vitamin D. However, according to them fruit n’ fibre and fruit loops are vegan… and you can get other brands of cornflakes and bran flakes that are 100% vegan 🙂

  • john newson commented on January 2, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    For my (really enormous) vegan breakfasts, I boil up quartered potatoes and halved Brussels sprouts or floretted broccoli tops (or both, or other greens) and fry them in a wok with chili and garlic. Dead easy, dead quick – and works for me.

  • daniel commented on February 8, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    thanks for the post about veg breakfast .really nice dish

  • Hel commented on April 16, 2016 at 8:20 am

    For a quick savoury brekkie, slices of pressed tofu, seasoned and fried on olive oil, on home made ciabatta bread toasted, vegan spread, Bung in a couple of cherry tomatoes, yum , bobs your uncle!

  • Jack Kershaw commented on June 15, 2016 at 7:11 pm


    Please guys don’t support palm oil (even if it is supposedly “sustainable”) – there are loopholes in the sourcing process and you will almost certainly end up harming the rainforest and therefore the orangutans.

    Trek peanut power bars are very tasty, however and totally palm oil free!

  • John osborne commented on November 9, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Thanks for post.However been 90pc Vegan No Meat for considerable time.Fit healthy happy.Recommended for all.

  • Miche commented on January 9, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Most mornings I have vegan yogurt, seeds, nuts and fresh berries – all vegan, all delicious.
    I never miss meat, successfully transferred to soya milk, vegan cream and freedom butter, struggling with cheese but will get there.
    I’m now not buying anything (where possible) that has harmed an animal, and god so much stuff does – beauty product manufacturers like AVON (shocked!!!) I now use TROPIC, angora wool, sheep wool, leather, silk, I thought these products were kindly and humanly taken from an animal, now I know differently, again so shocked and heart broken.
    I feel so guilty that Ive been ignorant to the truth for so long, thank you PETA for enlightening me

  • DEBASREE BANERJEE commented on January 10, 2017 at 5:34 am

    I could supply you with an array of vegan recipes because Indians relish mostly on vegan breakfast 365 days a year!

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