15 Plant-Based Breakfast Recipes

These breakfasts are filled with plant-based protein to get your day started right.

There are so many breakfast recipes out there that focus on eggs and dairy. Even if eggs aren’t the main star, too many recipes sneak an egg or two into their ingredients list (I’m looking at you, pancakes). And then there are the recipes that use a splash of milk, top their dishes with cheese, or use cream cheese and yogurt. That can be so frustrating to plant-based eaters because all of those ingredients are a no-go for you. So, we wanted to collect our top-rated plant-based breakfast recipes to make it easier for you to find delicious, healthy, filling breakfasts.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a vegan or just looking for a healthier option for breakfast: you’re going to love these plant-based breakfast recipes. Instead of skipping breakfast because it’s difficult, choose one of the 15 recipes below instead! They’re filled with nutrient-dense ingredients, along with fiber and protein to get your day started right. Not to mention that they’re completely delicious and easy to make, too.

1. White Bean Avocado Toast

There’s so much to love about this plant-based breakfast recipe. The mashed white beans add extra protein to the dish while perfectly matching the texture of the avocado. Mix in some tahini for complexity and you’ll fall in love with this winner of a dish!

2. Healthier “Energy-Boosting” Granola Recipe

Get your day started right with this vegan granola recipe. Fill a bowl with this tasty nut-and-oats granola and top it off with fresh fruit to add antioxidants to your morning. We’d recommend adding a calcium-rich nut milk to your bowl to add extra protein to the dish.

3. Peach Pie Breakfast Parfait

Warning: this is one of the most delicious plant-based breakfast recipes on the list! It tastes like pie, but it’s filled with plant-based ingredients like coconut milk, chia seeds, and peaches. Use the granola recipe above to keep things fully vegan!

4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

These delicious, plant-based bars are a great way to justify eating dessert for breakfast. They’re filled with healthy proteins in a package that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Creamy peanut butter, chocolatey cocoa powder, and crunchy peanuts – yes, please!

5. Easy Roasted Garlic Potatoes

Whip up a batch of these Easy Roasted Garlic Potatoes and add your favorite vegetables or roasted tofu to the mix. The potatoes have just enough spice to wake you up in the morning. This is one of those plant-based breakfast recipes that you can make over and over again because you can change it up every day!

6. Papaya Boat Parfait

How fun is the idea of using a cut-open papaya as the bowl for your morning parfait! Choose your favorite coconut yogurt instead of Greek yogurt and this plant-based breakfast will provide your daily serving of fruit in a delicious package.

7. Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

I love pancakes first thing in the morning! They feel decadent and rich, but this recipe also packs in the protein and fiber. These pancakes are a perfectly filling breakfast that will keep you feeling full all morning long.

8. Morning Banana Split

A banana split for breakfast? I definitely wouldn’t say no to that! This recipe is filled with nutritious berries and crunchy peanuts. To make this recipe vegan, you’ll want to substitute coconut yogurt for the Greek yogurt.

9. Oil-Free Chocolate Muffins

This dessert-for-breakfast recipe is one of our favorite plant-based breakfast recipes. It’s rich, it’s chocolatey, and it contains all vegan, plant-based ingredients. It has plenty of protein to keep you going all morning long, too.

10. Whole Grain Peanut Butter and Fruit Toast

I love starting my day off with toast! It’s so versatile because you can top a good piece of whole-grain bread with almost anything. This peanut butter and fruit toast reminds me of a good PB&J sandwich, just with fresher (and healthier) ingredients.

11. 5-Berry Sugar-Free Jam Recipe

Jazz up your morning routine with this 5-Berry Sugar-Free Jam recipe. You can use fresh or frozen berries to make it, and the chia seeds add fiber to the jam. Spread it on your favorite toast or mix it with coconut yogurt to flavor up your morning.

12. Oat & Fruit Chocolate Chip Granola 


These plant-based bars couldn’t be easier to make. Plus, they’re filling, delicious, and easy to take on-the-go. This recipe is ideal for breakfast or some afternoon energy.

13. Banana Smash Oatmeal

If you’ve never roasted a banana before, you’ll want to start this morning! This oatmeal is the perfect way to showcase the caramelized flavors of our famous Banana Smash. Filling your belly with this fiber- and protein-packed recipe will definitely get your day started out right.

14. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Breakfast Bar

This breakfast bar is so easy to pull together. It only has three ingredients – dates, peanut butter, and oats – but it tastes rich and complex. This is a perfect grab-and-go breakfast when you need something handheld that you can eat quickly.

15. Blackberry and Chia Breakfast Pudding

Swap in coconut yogurt for the Greek yogurt in this recipe and you’ll have a fully plant-based recipe. We can’t decide which one we like more: the texture of the shredded coconut and toasted almonds or the flavor of the blackberries and honey. They’re both so great!

Plant-based recipes don’t stop at breakfast! Our collection of vegan and vegetarian recipes includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and dessert! Get started browsing today by following us on Facebook or Pinterest.

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Chef Lindsay

Lindsay D. Mattison is a professional chef, recipe developer, and food writer. After graduating from Cascade Culinary School, Lindsay worked as the executive chef of a farm-to-table restaurant in Bend, Oregon. She is passionate about using local, organic ingredients and loves teaching home cooks how to incorporate seasonal food into their diet. While she spends most of her time writing these days, she still exercises her culinary muscles on the regular, taking any opportunity to create beautiful meals for her family. She lives with her husband in Colorado, where she enjoys the trials and errors of gardening.

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7 Comments

  1. The strawberry rhubarb buckwheat bars (#12) is not plant based. There shouldn’t be butter and eggs in a plant based recipe.

  2. Breakfast is always the hardest for me! I usually just end up toasting a bagel with some hummus (sometimes I can’t even toast it…) Thank you for the wonderful ideas.

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