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Need vegan breakfast ideas? Breakfast doesn’t have to be all eggs or yogurt! Whether you eat a fully plant based diet or want to cut dairy and meat out of your morning, we’ve compiled our most delicious vegan breakfast ideas for you! Most of these plant based recipes feature minimally processed foods like vegetables, plant based proteins and whole grains, like oatmeal and acai bowls. Of course, we’ve got a few waffles and pancakes in there too! Ready to get started?

And now, our top plant based and vegan breakfast ideas!

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And that’s it: some of our very favorite vegan breakfast ideas! If you’re looking for more, here are a few additional ideas that we love:

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Banana baked oatmeal

25 Vegan Breakfast Ideas: Banana Baked Oatmeal & More!

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 to 8 1x
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This banana baked oatmeal is the ideal healthy breakfast! It’s full of good-for-you ingredients and so delicious, everyone will want seconds.


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup pecan pieces (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup mashed banana or 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1 ¾ cups milk of choice (dairy, almond or oat)
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • For serving: Banana slices, almond butter or peanut butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.*
  2. Butter an 8 x 8″ or 9 x 9″ pan. In a medium bowl, mix together the rolled oats, pecan pieces, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, and kosher salt.
  3. Dump the dries into the prepared pan. 
  4. Mash the bananas. In the same bowl, whisk together the bananas, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla. Drizzle the milk mixture over the oats. Stir lightly with a fork to make everything gets evenly incorporated.
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes until the top is nicely golden and the oat mixture has set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
  6. Before serving, spread the top with almond butter or peanut butter (or a combination) and top with banana slices. Store leftovers refrigerated for up to 1 week: reheat in a 300 degree oven or microwave until warm.


*Make ahead instructions: do not make the entire pan in advance and refrigerate overnight because the oats will absorb all the liquid. You can mix up the wets and dries separately and store in separate containers (with the wets refrigerated), then pour them together in the morning and bake.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Vegan
  • Diet: Vegan

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Justly says:

    Wow, what an amazing compilation! These vegan breakfast ideas are not just delicious but also so inventive. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Steffie says:

    What a fantastic roundup! I’ve been searching for creative vegan breakfast options, and this list is a goldmine.

  3. Alexa says:

    Thank you so much! The baked oatmeal and apple smoothie are my favs. I make them at least once per week. Mad love.

  4. Lina Sch says:

    That was DELICIOUS! I was looking to make more vegan and whole food-based recipes and the vegan banana pancake was exactly it. thank you for all of these, great inspiration!

  5. Anne says:

    Thanks for sharing these amazing breakfast ideas. Loved the blueberry muffins and banana-baked oatmeal.

  6. Terrassenüberdachung mit Montage says:

    Great website … will use this site again in the future ;-) THANK YOU !!!! Greetings from Germany

  7. Jet Tan says:

    Exactly the kind of inspiration I needed to figure out what to cook today! Thank you!

  8. DAN @ Sauce Grandmaster says:

    Hi Sonja & Alex
    Thank you for sharing such a perfect recipe, a healthy vegan breakfast will keep me in a happy mood all day~

  9. DAN @ Sauce Grandmaster says:

    Thank you for sharing such a perfect recipe, a healthy vegan breakfast will keep me in a happy mood all day~

  10. Lisa Karen Kelly says:

    I’m not vegan but these recipes are calling my name. I especially like the acai bowl and my teens would love that too!

  11. Shu-Chun says:

    Love this post, saved to my to cook list.

  12. Claire Chateau says:

    Hi Sonja,

    I did not expect that eating healthy could be that yummy! My favorites are the tofu scramble and vegan pancakes. They are heavy on the stomach. And since they are two contrasting flavors, they boosted my appetite. Of course, without the fear of gaining weight.

  13. 線上家教 says:

    Oh wow I try to find some breakfast recipe for vegan all the time, and I find this page!
    They all look great and delicious. Maybe I’ll try french toast one someday.

  14. Amelia says:

    OMG I feel lucky I came across your blog. These recipes appear to be delicious. The photos are making me hungry for breakfast. I’ll try them all one by one and give an update to you guys. Thank you so much.

  15. Walid Najd says:

    Hi all the beautiful food mentioned above is extremely nice kindly if I may add for your breakfast falafil or chickpeas a wonderful variety ate 100% vegan healthy tasty and so affordable just an add on

  16. Damla says:

    This recipe made my day! Apple smoothie and oatmeal both are my favs. I eat oatmeal in my daily breakfast. Me and my husband we love oatmeal. Thanks for sharing this unique recipe.

    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      You’re welcome!

  17. Andrea says:

    Exactly the inspiration I needed for meal planning today.

  18. Aubrey says:

    Thank you so much! The baked oatmeal and apple smoothie are my favs. I make them at least once per week. Mad love.

    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      You’re welcome! Thank you for making them :)

  19. Sarah Wade says:

    Hi. I’m wondering if this can be made without baking powder. Thanks.😊

    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      Yes! It would just be a bit more dense.

  20. Kiana Dyson says:

    I re did the calorie amount because the nutrition didn’t seem right with the exception of almonds instead of walnuts or something else. And this is what I found Calories
    2cups rolled oats 1214 calories
    1/2cup of almonds 266
    1tsp baking powder 2
    1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 9
    1/2 tsp allspice 7.5
    2 bananas 178
    1/4 cup syrup 204
    1 1/3 chocolate almond milk 54

    Total divided by 8 is 242 averaged per serving

    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      Thank you! There was a bug in our software and now fixed (ours comes to 243)

  21. Kim says:

    Thanks for all these great ideas! It reminds me I need to shake up my breakfast routine :) Love the idea of simple almond butter toast, blueberry muffins, and of course acai bowls never get old! Thanks Sonja and Alex. You’ve inspired me to change up my morning routine.

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