Vegan Breakfast Ideas You Can Make in 15 Minutes or Less
Don’t worry, it’s not another oatmeal recipe. But it’s still true that it can be difficult for vegans to find variety in their meals. We’ve posted some great vegan recipes before, like this Vegan Pumpkin Pie or these Vegan Coconut Popsicles, but we realized that our warriors needed something a little different. Because with so many vegan recipes out there, it’s still tough to hone in on the ones that are best for breakfast, especially ones that you can make and take anywhere.
So this isn’t just any old list of recipes. They may not be very fancy, but they will be delicious and ready for most grab-and-go situations. These are go-time recipes for those mornings when you need to skedaddle but don’t want the same-old food. We’ve organized them into two categories: “make-ahead” and “make-now”.
Make-ahead vegan breakfast recipes will take some time to bake and portion out initially, but they are also designed to be packaged up and ready to grab when you need it. Make-now recipes are the ones you can whip up from scratch right then and there (in less than 15 minutes).
3 Make-ahead Vegan Breakfast Recipes:
Egg-less burritos make the ultimate super portable vegan breakfast. It’s so easy to wrap a balanced breakfast into a tortilla. Bonus: They even fit in your cup holders. So whether you eat them now or freeze them for later — they truly do meet your schedule.
What You’ll Need: Burritos are so flexible that the ingredients and portions are really up to you. But here’s our go-to list for the perfect burrito: several corn or flour tortillas, ¼ CUP of black beans, ½ CUP potatoes, ¼ CUP cut tomatoes, several slices of avocado, and ½ CUP of tofu (for a little more protein). Hot sauce is optional.
How to Prepare It: For an quicker start, buy pre-cooked tofu and hash brown potatoes (but it can still be pretty easy to scramble up your own tofu and potatoes). Cut up the tomatoes and avocado into bite-sized chunks. Then take your tortillas and wrap it all up together. Eat your burrito now, or wrap up a few and stick them in the fridge for easy grab-and-go the next morning.
There’s a reason this little dish has gotten so popular. It’s basically guacamole on bread — is there even a better way to eat avocados? (Probably, but you know what we mean.)
What You’ll Need: 1 Avocado, about 1 TSP of salt & pepper, a squeeze of lemon juice, 2 slices of thick sliced bread
How to Prepare It: Mash the avocado with a fork and add a sprinkle of salt & pepper to (whatever amount appeases your tastebuds). Toast those bread slices, and smear on your mashed avocado. Add a little squeeze of lemon, and you’re ready to go. And don’t be afraid to spice it up with some veggies or even replace the lemon juice with a little hot sauce.
No-bake Energy Balls:
Dates are the undersung hero of vegan recipes. It’s actually a main ingredient in many recipes but it’s not really given the spotlight it deserves. Mixed with superfoods like flax seeds or chia seeds, you can get a blast of energy from a tiny, portable serving: the no-bake energy ball! And if you’re fast enough, you could squeeze in a batch as a “make-now” breakfast option, too.
What You’ll Need: 1 CUP dates, 1 Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bar, 1 TSP maple syrup, ¼ CUP flax seeds, ¼ TSP cinnamon, 2 TBS almond or cashew butter, about 3-5 TSPs of water, and a pinch of salt.
How to Prepare It: Use a food processor to quickly chop up the dates, Pumpkin Seed Bar, and flax seeds. Then add the butter, maple syrup, water, and salt. Mix until everything is blended and it turns into a chunky dough. And just roll them up in the palms of your hands. That’s all there is to it. You can eat them right then and there, or pop them in the freezer for an hour if you prefer a firmer texture.
3 Make-now Vegan Breakfast Recipes:
Knowing how hard it can be to find vegan on-the-go recipes is one of the main reasons why we created the Health Warrior Mug Muffin and made sure it was vegan. They are made from superfoods like sorghum, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, and almonds. Plus, they are dairy free, soy free, gluten free, non GMO and contain no stevia or sugar alcohols.
What You’ll Need: Water + Your favorite flavor of Health Warrior Mug Muffin!
How to Prepare It: Just add water, stir, and pop it into the microwave for 60 seconds.
There are a lot of great shake recipes out there, but sometimes it seems like most morning shakes are actually more like dessert than a healthy on-the-go breakfast. We found a great shake option that’ll make you feel great all day long. Try this quick Matcha Green Tea Shake.
What You’ll Need: Some kind of non-dairy milk, Matcha Green Tea powder, bananas, ice, and chia seeds.
How to Make it: Add 1 ½ bananas, 1 CUP of the non-dairy milk, 1 TBS of chia seeds, about a handful of ice, and 1-2 TSP of matcha powder (to make it as strong as you like) to the blender. Blend until smooth, and you’re done!
Try this Apple Spice Chia Pudding recipe with a non-dairy yogurt. This recipe is actually both a make-ahead and make-now option. You can eat it right then and there, or leave it to refrigerate overnight. Either way, it’s ready for your spoon when you need it to be. (But we are partial to how it tastes after being left overnight.)
What You’ll Need: 1 Cup Vanilla Almond Milk, 3 TBS Chia Seeds, 2 TBS Vanilla Yogurt, 1/2 TBS Apple Butter, 1/2 TSP Apple Pie Spice, 1/2 chopped Apple
How to Make It: Whisk together almond milk, chia seeds, yogurt, apple butter, and apple pie spice in bowl. (You stop here if you want to eat it right then and there.) Let sit overnight in covered container in refrigerator. Top with chopped apple and cinnamon when you’re ready to eat.
Give these vegan breakfast ideas a try and let us know how you like them!