17 Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas (That Aren’t Eggs)
If the blog is a bit deficient in dinner recipes, it’s only because vegetarian breakfast ideas consume my thoughts at all times. For the breakfast people in the audience, you know what I’m talking about.
Like sometimes I get a little sad after breakfast because I know I have to wait a whole day until next breakfast (unless, of course, I can think of a good excuse to have breakfast for dinner) (I obvs have an arsenal of excuses at the ready).
So in the interest of filling your arsenal with easy breakfast ideas, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite vegetarian breakfast ideas!
And because there are enough breakfast recipes centered around eggs out there, these recipes are all something other than eggs! While some do contain eggs, they are not the focus of the dish. Many are vegan and/or gluten-free, but they’re all easy and delicious. The best meal of the day starts now.
Under 30 minutes, vegan, gluten-free options: These Vegan Breakfast Tacos are stuffed with flavorful tofu scramble, “bacon-y” crispy chickpeas, and smoky roasted tomatoes.
Under 30 minutes, vegan: “This recipe is very quick and easy to prepare. I made it this morning for my husband and I and I have to tell you my husband is a picky eater and I was amazed that he said “this is really good” and didn’t ask questions as to what was in it.“
Under 5 minutes, vegan options, gluten-free: “Loved it and I was full way past lunchtime.“
Under 45 minutes, gluten-free: “What a great recipe! It all came out exactly how it was supposed to. I didn’t have any almond butter, so I used peanut butter. It worked great. Maybe not as good for you as the almond butter, but it was the natural kind. Yummy. A big Thank You!”
Vegan options, gluten-free: Packed with whole grains and fresh fruit, this Summer Fruit Quinoa Breakfast Bake requires minimal effort and leaves your home smelling delicious!
Under 5 minutes hands-on time, vegan, gluten-free: These Apple Pie Overnight Oats are a cross between your grandma’s famous apple pie and the millennial generation’s inclination towards being on the move 24/7. Just put oats, fruit, and spices into a bowl or jar, cover with milk, and refrigerate overnight!
Under 15 minutes, gluten-free: You know that whole banana + eggs = banana pancakes phase from a few months ago? Well these Paleo Banana Pancakes take those pancakes a step further, keeping the same awesome nutritional profile but making them fluffier, tastier, and pancake-ier!
Under 15 minutes: Four delicious toast toppings to inspire your brunch!
Under 15 minutes, vegan: If you’re out of milk or ready to try something new, these Beer Pancakes are right up your alley.
Under 15 minutes, vegan, gluten-free: “The smoothie was amazing!! Even my boyfriend liked it and he is not a big fan of greens! I’m happy to say that this will officially be my “go to” smoothie!”
Under 20 minutes, vegan, gluten-free: “Love it! Super easy and it fills that craving for something sweet. I just cut out all processed sugars and honey, maple syrup, etc. this was my saving grace!”
Under 30 minutes, vegan, gluten-free: This Grapefruit Brulee transforms bitter grapefruit into a rich, sweet, decadent breakfast! Topped with yogurt and Quick Quinoa Granola, it’s the perfect healthy breakfast for special mornings.
Under 5 minutes, vegan, gluten-free: If you love sitting down for breakfast but don’t love spending anymore than 5 minutes in the kitchen, smoothie bowls are right up your alley. This Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie Bowl is tart, sweet (+ you can serve it in the grapefruit peel…goodbye dishes!)
Under 30 minutes: “Yum! I love regular french toast but this is taking it to a whole new level.”
Under 30 minutes, vegan options: “This is such a genius idea! I absolutely love them and I’m going to surprise my kids with them soon. Tropically lovely.”
Under 5 minutes, vegan options, gluten-free: A quick and creamy Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie recipe to kick off your day with a boost of Vitamin C and happiness (and with just 5 easy ingredients!)
Gluten-free: “I would never have thought to cook bulgur like this, what a neat idea! Love how you layer the fruits with it as well.”
I hope you got some inspiration from these vegetarian breakfast ideas! Tried one of them out or have a favorite not on this list? Let us know in the comment below!
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