Every year I tell myself I’m going to go vegan for the month of January. But this year I’m really going to do it. Yes I am. So I’m starting the new year off with these 31 healthy vegan breakfast recipes which I’m hoping will keep me on track for Veganuary. Happy New Year everyone. I do hope 2019 is a good one for you all.
Well I’ve done it. Yesterday I signed the Veganuary pledge and I’m starting my year in what feels like a bold attempt to only eat vegan food for the month of January.
The charity Veganuary was set up in 2014 to encourage and support people who are trying to go vegan. There are lots of reasons why people want to do this. For some the catalyst is animal welfare, for others it’s a matter of health or it could be because of the environmental impact of consuming animal products. Undoubtedly, all three will come into play for most.
My No-Dairy Diary
I love dairy and probably eat too much of it, so I’m going to find this Veganuary a bit of a challenge. I have no problem with the main meal of the day, I often cook vegan anyway. It’s breakfast and lunch that I’m worried about. I generally have a kefir smoothie to start the day and a cheese sandwich or an omelette for lunch. I need something I can grab or prepare that is fast for these two meals as I’m either in a rush or away from home and in need of a packed lunch.
I’m going to have to put my kefir grains away for the month or get CT to look after them, so there won’t be any nutritious and easy kefir smoothies for me. I do love porridge, but this is no good for days when I’m dashing off to work and whilst I’m very fond of granola, I’m not sure what I can eat it with instead of my usual yoghurt or kefir.
Breakfast in particular is going to be a bit of a learning curve for me. I haven’t yet found a commercial plant-based milk that’s additive free and whilst some of the yoghurts are really nice, they are also really expensive. I can, of course, make my own hemp milk, but it’s never quite as quick as just taking a bottle out of the fridge.
31 Healthy Vegan Breakfast Recipes
In this post, I’ve gathered together these 31 healthy vegan breakfast recipes so you can start your day virtuously and with a different meal throughout Veganuary, if you so choose. I’m not sure I could get my head around a different breakfast every day, but I like the idea. Some of the recipes come from me and others from fellow food bloggers. You’ll find most of them are easy to prepare, nutritious and most importantly, good to eat.
Vegan Porridge & More
Porridge (or oatmeal if you’re on the other side of the pond) is one of my favourite winter breakfasts. It’s easy to make, fills you up and it can be really tasty. I’ve never been able to beat my mother’s slow cooked traditional oatmeal made with just water and salt, but I’m pretty happy with how I make mine.
I normally prepare it with ⅔ water and ⅓ dairy milk. It’s very easy to swap the milk for a plant based one though or even leave it out altogether. So I’m kicking these 31 healthy vegan breakfast recipes off with some delicious porridgey goodness and a non-porridge surprise.
vanilla bean porridge with turmeric chai tea figs from Kellie at Food to Glow
prune porridge topped with toasted walnuts and cinnamon from me at Tin and Thyme
creamy spinach savoury breakfast oatmeal from Sophia at Veggies Don’t Bite
chunky monkey breakfast quinoa bowl from Melissa at Vegan Huggs
sweet potato breakfast bowl from Lexi at Veggie Lexi
Vegan Granola, Muesli & Overnight Oats
I’ve been making my own granola and muesli for years now. It’s more nutritious than most commercial varieties I’ve seen for sale and it’s a lot cheaper. You can add whatever grains, fruit, nuts, seeds and superfoods that suit you and they’re both really simple to prepare. Once you’ve made up a batch, it will last you a while.
easy vegan ‘honey’ almond granola from me at Tin and Thyme
banana overnight oats from Rhian of Rhian’s Recipes
superfood stone fruit rawnola bowls from Stacey at Stacey Homemaker
sugar-free muesli from Jasmin at VeeatCookBake
I start many of my days with a smoothie. They are fantastic for cramming in all sorts of nutritious ingredients. I’m particularly keen on green smoothies as I find getting my 5-a-day can be a bit of a challenge, never mind 10-a-day. Some kale, spinach or broccoli with maybe an apple, orange or a banana to offset any bitterness adds an extra spring in my step. A good blender helps. I use a Froothie power blender*.
paleo green smoothie from Chih-Yu at I Heart Umami
banana, matcha & prune from Kavey at Kavey Eats
carrot, apple & Swiss chard smoothie from Cathy at Planet Veggie
chocolate avocado smoothie from Sus at Rough Measures
ginger green goddess smoothie from me at Tin and Thyme
matcha and banana superfood breakfast smoothie from me at Tin and Thyme
You’ve got to be a bit of a planner to make bakes for breakfast. Either that or get up early. Once made though, they’re great for get-up-and-go breakfasts. They’re also rather good for packing into lunch boxes. Here you’ll find American type muffins as well as a brilliant stand-in for egg muffins.
full English breakfast muffins from Chris at Thinly Spread
healthy banana oat protein muffins (gluten-free) from Gabriel at One Clever Chef
spiced sweet potato muffins from Helen at Fuss Free Flavours
Vegan Cooked Breakfast
At the weekend or on days off, it’s lovely to take a bit more time over breakfast. I don’t manage it very often, but I really enjoy it when I do. This post of 31 healthy vegan breakfast recipes would not be complete without some ideas for a good cooked breakfast. I’ve noticed there are more and more eateries providing interesting cooked vegan breakfasts these days. Going out for breakfast is one of my favourite treats.
avocado kale florentine with smoked paprika hollandaise from Kristina at spabettie
breakfast burrito with tofu scramble, avocado, potato and rocket from Marina at Yummy Mummy Kitchen
breakfast tacos with tofu & black beans from Kadri at Cadry’s Kitchen
savoury eggless French toast bruschetta from Emise and Nandi at My Pure Plants
smashed avocado on toast with chickpeas from Sara at Gathering Dreams
tofu scramble from me at Tin and Thyme
Pancakes & Waffles
Pancakes or waffles will always endear you to family or friends. They’re also a much loved indulgence for a weekend breakfast or brunch. They don’t have to be unhealthy though and recipes are easy to veganise. I make both my pancakes and waffles with wholegrain flours, such as spelt or buckwheat, as I’m always keen to at least start my day on a healthy note.
best ever vegan waffles from Nora at Nora Cooks
beghrir – Moroccan semolina pancakes with maple nutmeg roasted plantains from Bintu at Recipes From a Pantry
banana yoghurt pancakes from Amy at Veggies Save the Day
fluffy pancakes from Johanna at Green Gourmet Giraffe
Whether you want to start your day with a pro-biotic boost from beet kvass or with a silky indulgent hot chocolate, I’ve got you covered. You can also find out how to make your own plant milk if you so desire. I have a recipe for hemp milk, but you can use the same method for any nut or seed milk you’re keen to try. All you need is a good power blender. I use a Froothie power blender*.
beet kvass from me at Tin and Thyme
gingerbread hot chocolate from me at Tin and Thyme
golden turmeric latté from me at Tin and Thyme
Your Favourite Healthy Vegan Breakfast Recipes
I hope you found something to inspire you with these 31 healthy vegan breakfast recipes. But what I’m keen to know is, what are your favourites? Do you have any tips to share? Do tell by commenting below. As you know, I could do with a few new ideas.
If you’d like more vegan recipes, follow the link and you’ll find I have quite a lot of them. All delicious, of course.
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