As more people embrace plant-based diets, the demand for delicious and nutritious vegan breakfast options has grown. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or just curious about incorporating more plant-based meals into your mornings, this article will inspire you with a variety of flavorful recipes. From hearty oatmeal to fluffy pancakes, we’ve got you covered!

Oat and Porridge Vegan Breakfast Recipes

Oats are a vegan breakfast staple, and they’re incredibly versatile. Try these comforting and wholesome options:

Easy Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are a delightful and nutritious vegan breakfast option that you can prepare in advance. They’re easy to make, customizable, and perfect for busy mornings. Here are a couple of delicious recipes for you to try.


  1. ½ cup rolled oats
  2. ½ cup milk (dairy or dairy-free)
  3. ¼ cup Greek yogurt (dairy or dairy-free)
  4. 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  5. 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  6. ½ mashed banana
  7. 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  8. 1 ¾ teaspoons vanilla extract
  9. 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  10. Pinch of ground flaxseed
  11. ½ diced pear
  12. Optional: Nutmeg, raspberry jam, peanut butter, pistachios, shredded coconut, shredded carrot, raisins, collagen powder, sliced almonds


  1. In a jar or container, combine the rolled oats, milk, Greek yogurt, chia seeds, maple syrup, mashed banana, and vanilla extract.
  2. Stir well to mix all the ingredients.
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. In the morning, add your favorite toppings, such as walnuts, diced pear, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  5. Enjoy your creamy and flavorful overnight oats!

Overnight Oats (Flocons d’avoine du lendemain)

This French-inspired recipe is a healthy and balanced vegan breakfast option.


  1. ½ cup rolled oats
  2. ½ cup liquid (dairy milk, almond milk, or coconut milk)
  3. Optional: ½ mashed banana
  4. Optional: ½ teaspoon chia seeds


  1. Mix the rolled oats with the liquid (milk or plant-based milk) in a jar.
  2. Add the mashed banana and chia seeds (if using).
  3. Cover the jar and refrigerate overnight.
  4. In the morning, enjoy your chilled overnight oats with your favorite fruits and toppings.

These overnight oats are easy to digest, rich in fiber, and can aid in weight loss.

Feel free to customize these recipes by adding your preferred fruits, nuts, and seeds. Overnight oats are not only delicious but also packed with nutrients, making them an excellent choice for a wholesome vegan breakfast!

Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Steel-cut oats are a wholesome and hearty vegan breakfast option that offer a delightful texture and nutty flavor. Unlike rolled oats, which are flattened, steel-cut oats are oat groats that have been sliced into smaller pieces. They take a bit longer to cook but are well worth the effort. Here are a few methods for making perfect steel-cut oatmeal:

Toasted Steel-Cut Oats (Creamy and Flavorful):

  • Toasting the oats beforehand enhances their flavor and creaminess. Follow these steps:
    • Heat a little butter or oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
    • Add the steel-cut oats and toast them until they become fragrant (about 3 minutes).
    • Stir in water and a pinch of salt.
    • Bring to a rolling boil, then cover and let it sit overnight.
    • Reheat and serve with your favorite toppings.

Classic Stovetop Method:

  • Bring water to a boil in a large pot.
  • Add the steel-cut oats and a pinch of salt.
  • Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  • Cook for about 30 minutes or until the oats thicken.
  • Add milk and vanilla for extra creaminess.
  • Customize with toppings like fruits, nuts, or seeds.
  • Enjoy a warm and satisfying bowl!

Overnight Steel-Cut Oats (Make-Ahead):

  • Toast the oats in butter or oil as described above.
  • Add water and salt, bring to a boil, and then cover.
  • Let it sit overnight.
  • Reheat in the morning and add your favorite toppings.
  • Perfect for busy mornings!

Remember to experiment with toppings like peanut butter, fresh fruits, nuts, or chia seeds to create your ideal bowl of steel-cut oatmeal. Enjoy the wholesome goodness!

Whole Oat Porridge

Whole oat porridge is a comforting and wholesome vegan breakfast option that can be made sweet or savory. It’s creamy, hearty, and incredibly satisfying. Let me share a couple of delicious recipes with you:

Whole Oat Porridge by Love and Lemons:

This recipe uses whole oat groats, which are soaked overnight and lightly blended to create a lusciously creamy porridge.


  • 1 cup whole oat groats
  • Water for soaking
  • Pinch of salt
  • Toppings of your choice (e.g., butternut squash, ginger, miso, avocado, etc.)


  • Soak the whole oat groats in water overnight.
  • Lightly blend the soaked groats.
  • Cook the blended groats in water or plant-based milk until creamy and thick.
  • Customize with your favorite toppings (see variations below).


  • Butternut Squash and Ginger:
    • Add cubed butternut squash and ginger to the simmering porridge.
    • Drizzle with toasted sesame oil and garnish with parsley, scallions, and herbs.
  • Miso and Avocado:
    • Stir in miso for flavor and creaminess.
    • Top with avocado, sesame seeds, scallions, and tamari.
  • Enjoy a warm and nourishing vegan breakfast!

Easy Hearty vegan Breakfast Oatmeal Porridge by Chef Lola’s Kitchen:

  • Combine oats, water/milk, and salt in a pot over medium heat.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Sweeten with sugar, honey, or your preferred sweetener.
  • Serve hot in bowls.

Feel free to choose the recipe that appeals to you the most, and enjoy a wholesome start to your day!

Pancakes, Waffles, and French Toast

Who says you need eggs for fluffy pancakes, tender waffles, or custardy French toast? These vegan versions are just as delightful.

Simple Vegan Pancakes

These pancakes are light, fluffy, and made with just 6 easy pantry staples. You probably already have these ingredients on hand!

  • Ingredients:
    1. 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour (or substitute with whole wheat pastry flour, spelt flour, or gluten-free flour)
    2. 1 tablespoon baking powder
    3. ½ teaspoon salt
    4. 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (or use pure maple syrup, agave, or coconut sugar)
    5. 1 cup soy milk (or any other non-dairy milk like almond, coconut, hemp, or oat milk)
    6. ½ cup water
    7. 2 tablespoons canola oil (or melted coconut oil or vegan butter)
  • Instructions:
    1. Whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar) in a large bowl.
    2. Add the non-dairy milk, water, and oil. Stir until just combined (a few lumps are okay).
    3. Heat a griddle or pan over medium-high heat, grease it with vegan butter or coconut oil, and drop about 1/3 cup of pancake batter onto the pan.
    4. Cook until bubbles form, flip, and cook for another minute.
    5. Serve with vegan butter, pure maple syrup, and fresh fruit if desired.
  • Variations:
    1. For chocolate chip pancakes, add 1 cup of non-dairy chocolate chips to the batter.
    2. For blueberry pancakes, add fresh blueberries to the batter.

The Fluffiest Vegan Pancakes

These pancakes are as tasty as non-vegan ones! Made with basic ingredients like flour, baking powder, and vanilla, they cook up fluffy and full of fantastic flavor.

  • Ingredients:
    1. 1 cup flour
    2. 2 tablespoons organic sugar
    3. 1 tablespoon baking powder
    4. ½ teaspoon salt
    5. 1 cup non-dairy milk
    6. 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    7. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Instructions:
    1. Mix the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt) in a bowl.
    2. Add the non-dairy milk, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
    3. Cook the batter on a griddle or pan until golden brown on both sides.
    4. Serve with maple syrup or your favorite toppings.

Enjoy your fluffy vegan pancakes!

Vegan Waffles (Fluffy and Crispy)

These waffles are the BEST! They are crispy on the outside, so fluffy on the inside, and made with only pantry ingredients.

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 ½ cups coconut milk (or unsweetened soy or any vegan milk)
    • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour (240g)
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • ½ teaspoon sea salt
    • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or brown sugar)
    • ¼ cup melted vegan butter (or melted coconut oil)
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    • Fruits (to serve or a dollop of vegan whipped cream)

Vegan Waffles (Golden and Crispy)

These waffles are golden and crispy on the outside, tender and fluffy on the inside. They’re super easy to make using pantry staples.

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour (156g)
    • 3 tablespoons white granulated sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 1 ¼ cups non-dairy milk (soy milk, 300ml, or other)
    • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Feel free to choose your favorite recipe and serve your waffles with pure maple syrup and an assortment of toppings. Enjoy your delicious vegan breakfast!

Easy Vegan French Toast (10 Minutes!) – Minimalist Baker

This recipe yields perfectly fluffy, caramelized, eggy, custardy French toast that tastes just like the real thing!

  • Ingredients:
    1. Almond milk
    2. Cornstarch
    3. Mashed banana
    4. Maple syrup
    5. Cinnamon
    6. Vanilla
    7. Black salt (kala namak) for an eggy flavor (optional)
    8. Sturdy bread (such as day-old sourdough)
  • Instructions:
    1. Make a quick batter with almond milk, cornstarch, mashed banana, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, and black salt.
    2. Dip slices of sturdy bread in the batter.
    3. Pan-fry in vegan butter until golden brown and caramelized.
    4. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Vegan French Toast – Nora Cooks

This recipe creates thick, crispy, and perfect vegan French toast.

  • Ingredients:
    1. Ground flax
    2. Plant-based milk
    3. Agave or maple syrup
    4. Vanilla
    5. Salt
    6. Cinnamon
    7. Bread slices
  • Instructions:
    1. Combine the ground flax, plant-based milk, sweetener, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon in a shallow bowl.
    2. Dip each bread slice in the batter.
    3. Pan-fry until golden brown.

Vegan French Toast – Minimalist Baker Recipes

This version uses chia seeds, almond milk, cinnamon, and vanilla.

  • Instructions:
    1. Mix the ingredients for the batter.
    2. Dip the bread slices.
    3. Cook until crispy.

Feel free to choose the recipe that appeals to you the most and enjoy your vegan French toast!

Other Creative Vegan Breakfast Ideas

Chia pudding is a delightful and nutritious treat that you can enjoy for vegan breakfast, as a snack, or even as a dessert. It’s incredibly easy to make and requires only a few ingredients. Here are a couple of delicious chia pudding recipes for you.

3-Ingredient Chia Pudding:

This simple recipe uses almond milk, chia seeds, and sweetener of your choice. It’s a healthy snack loaded with protein, fiber, and healthy fats.

  • Ingredients:
    • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
    • ½ cup almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
    • 1 teaspoon honey (or other sweetener, optional)
    • Fresh fruits (such as strawberries) for topping

Chia Pudding

Made with almond milk and pure maple syrup, this vegan chia pudding is perfect for a grab-and-go vegan breakfast or a healthy snack.

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 cup milk of your choice (almond milk works well)
    • ¼ cup chia seeds
    • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (or honey or agave nectar)
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (optional)
    • A pinch of kosher salt
    • Sliced fruit, granola, jam, and/or nuts for serving

How to Make Chia Pudding

Creamy, thick chia pudding that’s easy to make, nutritious, and delicious! Just 4 ingredients are required for this tasty treat.

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 ½ cups dairy-free milk (such as coconut milk)
    • ½ cup chia seeds
    • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup (adjust to taste)
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • Optional toppings: compote, mint, fresh fruit

To make chia pudding, simply mix the ingredients together, refrigerate overnight (or at least 6 hours), and enjoy! Feel free to get creative with your favorite toppings.

Easy Vegan Granola Recipe

This granola is easy, crunchy, healthy, and highly customizable.

  • Ingredients:
    • ⅓ cup maple syrup
    • ⅓ cup seed butter (or nut butter)
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 2 cups rolled oats (not instant, gluten-free if necessary)
    • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
    • ½ cup slivered almonds
    • ½ cup chopped walnuts
    • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes (not shredded, it will burn)
    • ⅓ cup chocolate chips (optional) or dried fruit

Vegan Granola Recipe

This healthier vegan granola is naturally sweetened with maple syrup.

  • Ingredients:
    • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
    • ¾ cup roughly chopped pecans
    • ¾ cup roughly chopped almonds
    • ½ cup flaked coconut
    • ½ cup whole wheat flour (whole wheat pastry flour works well)
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • ¾ cup melted coconut oil
    • ½ cup maple syrup
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutty Cinnamon Apple Granola

Create your own crunchy toasted granola with a hint of spice and a touch of sweetness from maple syrup.

  • Ingredients:
    • 400 grams jumbo oats
    • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 150 grams dried apple (roughly chopped)
    • 150 grams coconut oil (melted)
    • 250 grams mixed nuts (roughly chopped)
    • 100 milliliters maple syrup

Feel free to choose the recipe that appeals to you the most, and enjoy your homemade vegan granola!

Energize Your Mornings with Plant-Based Delights

Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or just curious about incorporating more plant-based meals into your diet, these vegan breakfast recipes are sure to kickstart your day with flavor and nourishment. From classic oatmeal variations to creative pancake stacks, there’s something for everyone. Let’s recap the highlights:

  1. Overnight Oats: Portable, customizable, and oh-so-creamy, these Mason jar oats are perfect for busy mornings. Top them with your favorite fruits, nuts, or seeds for a wholesome start.
  2. Steel-Cut Oatmeal: Warm and comforting, steel-cut oats are a cold-weather favorite. Load them up with fresh fruit, nut butter, and coconut flakes for a hearty vegan breakfast.
  3. Whole Oat Porridge: Who says oatmeal has to be sweet? Explore savory options with miso, tamari, green onions, and squash. These cozy bowls will keep you satisfied till lunchtime.
  4. Homemade Granola: Lightly sweetened with almond butter and maple syrup, this granola is spiced to perfection. Pair it with plant-based yogurt or oat milk for a crunchy morning treat.
  5. Blueberry Baked Oatmeal: Perfect for brunch gatherings, this baked oatmeal is assembled ahead of time and baked to golden perfection. Serve it warm with a drizzle of maple syrup.
  6. Cinnamon Quinoa vegan Breakfast Bowl: Swap oats for protein-rich quinoa in this spiced vegan breakfast bowl. Add seasonal fruits for a burst of freshness.
  7. Vegan Pancakes, Waffles, and French Toast: Yes, you can achieve fluffy pancakes, tender waffles, and custardy French toast without eggs! Whip up a batch on weekends and freeze leftovers for busy weekdays.

Remember, vegan breakfast sets the tone for the day, so why not make it delicious and nutritious? Whether you’re fueling up after a workout or simply enjoying a leisurely morning, these vegan recipes have you covered. Bon appétit!


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