Best Vegan Breakfast To Try Out This Weekend

By Victoria Q

Previously, I’ve written a post regarding vegan breakfast that can be done very quick within 10 minutes for busy weekdays. This time, I’m going to write about vegan breakfast you can make during weekends or holidays when you have more time on hand. The options below are perfect to share with family or loved ones as they’ll be in a larger batch. Take this sweet time to start your day healthy and enjoy breakfast time with them.

There will be recipes included in the list. The recipe will be in simple steps. I don’t want to include everything in one post as it will be too long. I’ll make recipes post separately later.

  1. Banana Pancake

This pancake is so easy to make that I almost added it to my previous breakfast post. I decided to save for this list because the recipe requires more cooking time. Made with oat flour, dairy-free milk and mashed banana, these healthy pancakes are soft, fluffy with a bursting of banana flavour. Serve with nut butter of your choice or maple syrup and fruits. If you decided to serve your banana pancake without sweetener (maple syrup or chocolate syrup), add some sugar into the batter (before cooking) for taste.

2. Tofu Scramble

Eggs might be one of the hardest foods to give up when you go vegan, but this tofu scramble tastes a lot like real eggs and its wonderful texture will fool even for non-vegans. It’s so easy to make, high in protein, and only need 4 ingredients – tofu, turmeric, salt and pepper. Crumble tofu into bite-sized and pan-fried with the rest of the spices – yes, that’s all! It’s best served with tortilla, bagel or toast.

3. Broccoli and Quinoa Breakfast Patties

They’re simple to make, nutritious and super healthy that helps in digestion. This recipe can be used for dinner too. You can eat them as patties or make them into vegan burgers. Just combine cooked quinoa, shredded vegetables like broccoli, carrots, zucchini and cabbage, breadcrumbs, oil and spices like garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, salt and pepper in a bowl. Flatten each patty with a spatula and cook both sides till crisp golden brown.

4. Carrot Strips Bagel

This tangy, smoky marinated, roasted carrot strip is surprisingly similar to smoked salmon. You probably won’t miss fish once you’ve tried this tender, a tiny bit oily and smoky, savoury flavour. First, you’ll have to roast the whole carrot with a lot of salt, but don’t worry, the salt infuses the carrots with flavour as they roast, so you’ll only end up eating a small amount at the end. Roast the carrots till easily pierced with a fork, but not mushy. Then, peel them into strips like smoked salmon once cooled down. Rub off any excess salt in this step too. Lastly, marinate with oil, rice vinegar, smoked paprika, lemon juice and pepper for at least 15 minutes. Topped onto a toasted bagel or English muffin with vegan cream cheese, fresh or dried dill, cucumber and sliced red onion.

5. Breakfast Skillet

This savoury vegan breakfast skillet is loads of veggies and spices for a filling and high-fibre meal that’s perfect to start your day right. You can add in any veggies based on what you have on hand (a good way to clear up your fridge and pantry too) and add protein by using tempeh, tofu, chickpeas, kidney beans or black beans. For spices, you can adjust it to your liking – chilli, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder etc. Even just salt and pepper taste delicious. And lastly, top this breakfast skillet with avocado and corn.

6. Avocado Tofu Toast

Tofu is always a perfect source of protein to add to any diet. It’s cheap and easily found in any local grocery store. This recipe is so easy even for someone bad at cooking. Cut the tofu into any shape you prefer and rub turmeric, salt and pepper on both sides. Pan-fried till golden brown. Finish your toast by topping with mashed avocado, tofu and chives.

7. Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

When you’re not feeling oatmeal for breakfast but still want a fulfilling meal, you may replace it with a tasty mix of roasted and mashed sweet potatoes and nut butter of your choice. Just adding nut butter on top is great but you can make it even delicious by adding nuts and raisins. Bake the sweet potatoes in the oven till softened and mashed. Add nut butter of your choice and other garnishes on top. Baking sweet potatoes might take up some time, so it is recommended to put the sweet potatoes in the oven first before you start your morning routine.

8. Potato and Tofu Breakfast Burrito

There’s no better breakfast-on-the-go than a burrito when you going for a picnic or beach day. This breakfast is loved by many people including kids. Fill your tortilla with healthy foods of tofu, potatoes, leafy vegetables, and sliced avocado. Marinate your tofu for at least 4 hours (preferable overnight) before cooking to make it even flavourful.

9. Mushroom Breakfast Toast

This quick, easy and flavourful British vegan breakfast is full of protein and fibre. Just pan-fried chopped mushroom with cherry tomatoes and spices like garlic powder, thyme, salt and pepper. To add protein into this recipe, your range from kidney beans, black beans, pinto beans to chickpeas. Finished by topping on a thick slice of toast and your British style vegan breakfast is ready to go!

10. Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl with Granola

Nope, this is a different recipe from the Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl I’ve mentioned above. Both require the same main ingredient – sweet potato, but this recipe calls for roasted cubed sweet potatoes. Bake cubed sweet potatoes and eggplant (zucchini, broccoli and cauliflower work well too) in the oven. Meanwhile, steam leafy greens like kale or spinach. Once everything is done, place in a bowl and top with crunchy granola and drizzle on any dressing of your choice. Toss to coat evenly.

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