These tasty vegan brunch recipes show that plant-based is anything but boring! Try waffles, pancakes, scrambles, quiche, and more.
Looking for brunch ideas that are plant-based? Here’s a list that proves plant-based is anything but boring. Try these Vegan Brunch Recipes! You’ll find something for every eater: from waffles and pancakes to smoothie bowls and tofu scrambles. Try your hand at a vegan quiche (yes, it’s possible!), or opt for cozy biscuits and gravy. Here we’re sharing top recipes from this website and some from Jessica Hylton of Jessica in the Kitchen, one of our favorite vegan recipe developers.
And now…21 great recipes for vegan brunch!
Perfect for vegan brunch? Waffles! These vegan waffles are light, fluffy, and just so happen to be plant based. Even better, the ingredients are simple: flour, sugar, oil, oat or almond milk, and spices. Add a sweet tart homemade strawberry sauce, which takes them over the top.
Try these Vegan Banana Pancakes! These babies are fast, easy and so delicious: and leftovers make for great snacks, slathered in nut butter with a hint of maple syrup. This vegan brunch recipe is so easy to make using simple ingredients: no need for any egg substitutes!
If you love this hearty Southern-style breakfast but also want to cut back on meat, this is the perfect way to indulge! The creamy, savory mushroom gravy is every bit as comforting and cozy as a sausage country gravy. And the vegan biscuits are impossibly flaky.
Here’s the ideal vegan brunch recipe, easy and full of irresistible flavor: banana baked oatmeal! This incredible recipe is wholesome and filling, and it’s made with good-for-you ingredients: mostly oats and bananas. It happens to be a vegan, but it pleases absolutely everyone.
Want a knock-out vegan brunch idea? Look no further than this easy tofu scramble. It tastes similar to the flavor and texture of scrambled eggs: and it’s so hearty and satisfying. Make up a big batch for a crowd!
Here's a fun make-ahead vegan brunch item that fits in the palm of your hand: Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies! It's a bit of magic: oats, nut butter, applesauce, and maple syrup transform into cookies that you can eat for breakfast. There’s none of those traditional cookie ingredients: no flour, no butter, no oil, and no refined sugar.
You haven’t lived until you’ve tried homemade hash browns. The standard method uses a skillet and comes out beautifully crispy, but you can only make 1 pound of potatoes at once. Enter: Oven Hash Browns! This method is easy, hands off, and you can make double the potatoes: perfect for a crowd at vegan brunch. They come out unbelievably crispy and salted to perfection!
Looking for the epitome of an easy vegan brunch idea? Try overnight oats! There’s no cooking involved here: in fact, you can mix up a jar in just 2 minutes! Leave rolled oats in the fridge overnight with milk, and it magically makes them into a sort of porridge. Eat them cold topped with berries or nut butter.
This vegan banana bread tastes just as good as a standard loaf (or better?). Just like our vegan cornbread and vegan apple muffins, people will say, “I’d never think this was vegan!” Because baking without eggs and butter is just as delicious.
Need vegan brunch inspiration? Try a quick and easy Smoothie Bowl! Instead of sipping the fruity puree through a straw, try it in a bowl loaded up with toppings. It’s a satisfying blend of textures and flavors that admittedly tastes more like dessert!
These vegan apple muffins are perfectly fluffy and moist, ideal for brunchi! The best part? A crunchy apple streusel muffin topping: it gives each bite a perfectly sweet crunch, without being overly sugary. It’s one of our very favorite apple recipes.
Want a fun brunch idea? Try Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bowls! Cook up a pot of oats the right way, and it tastes like a dream! This recipe makes for chewy toasted oats, then let eaters add the toppings of their choice: peanut butter, jelly or jam, fruit sauces, fresh fruit and more!
What’s better than a fresh scone at brunch? For a stellar plant-based version of this popular baked good, try these Vegan Scones! They come out golden and lightly sweet, an ideal morning treat for weekends or entertaining. Like a good scone, they’re scented with vanilla and orange zest (non-negotiable, we think).
These thin potato rounds are browned in a skillet until they’re crispy and golden. And the seasoning is perfect: just the right amount of smoky, salty, and savory. With the hint of sweetness from the potatoes, there’s a lot going on with only a few ingredients. (Use the olive oil option listed in the recipe.)
Vegan French Toast
Looking for French toast? This vegan version is made with just 7 ingredients! It's deliciously crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. And, it’s made in 30 minutes! via Jessica in the Kitchen
Vegan Shakshuka Recipe
No need for eggs for shakshuka! This Vegan Shakshuka is a quick and easy dish that makes a delicious brunch! Vegan tofu eggs are cooked in flavourful tomato sauce that will please everyone. via Jessica in the Kitchen
Sheet Pan Vegan Frittata
No eggs required for this frittata, either! A vegan frittata is perfect for brunch and made right on a sheet pan! The filling features burst tomatoes, caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms: great for a special meal with friends and family. via Jessica in the Kitchen
Southwestern Tofu Breakfast Tacos
This tasty vegan breakfast taco features tofu and Southwestern spices, making for a filling that tastes even better than scrambled eggs! Try it as a scramble or in breakfast tacos with avocado, roasted potatoes and hot sauce.
Veggie-Packed Vegan Quiche
We know what you're thinking: vegan quiche? Yes, thanks to the magic of tofu! The eggy tofu filling is loaded with burst tomatoes, sweet caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, and spinach, and it's baked in a flaky, buttery crust. via Jessica in the Kitchen
What's a more classic vegan brunch item than avocado toast? Slather toast with mashed avocado and top with fun fillings. Try pickled onions, Everything Bagel seasoning, fresh tomatoes, and more! via Jessica in the Kitchen
Chocolate Chia Pudding
Here's a fun vegan brunch idea: chia pudding! It's made with only 5 ingredients, high in fiber, and a fun and filling brunch option. Chia seeds add body to the rich, chocolaty pudding. via Jessica in the Kitchen
More vegan recipe ideas
Want more inspiration? We’ve got lots more vegan recipe ideas to choose from. Here are a few of our top collections:
- Try our top 40 Easy Vegan Recipes
- Grab 25 Easy Vegan Dinner Recipes
- Opt for 15 Easy Vegan Salad Recipes or 12 Best Vegan Pasta Recipes
- Try 25 Best Vegan Soup Recipes
- Go for 15 Tasty Vegan Appetizers or 20 Vegan Desserts Everyone Will Love
21 Vegan Brunch Recipes!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 4 (4 standard or 2 large Belgian waffles) 1x
These vegan waffles are so light and fluffy, no one will guess they’re plant based! They’re easy to make with pantry ingredients.
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ½ cup whole wheat flour (or substitute all purpose)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 tablespoons neutral oil
- 1 ½ cups oat milk or almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Strawberry Sauce to serve, if desired
- Preheat the waffle iron to the high heat setting.
- In a medium bowl, mix the all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, and kosher salt until thoroughly combined.
- In another bowl, whisk the oil, oat or almond milk, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix gently until the batter is mostly smooth.
- Immediately, add the batter (1 ¼ cups for a Belgian waffle maker and a little over ½ cup for a standard waffle maker) into the center of the waffle iron, then cook according to the waffle iron’s instructions. Remove the cooked waffles and place them on a baking sheet without stacking. Make the waffles to order, or place cooked waffles in a 250°F oven to keep warm.
- Cooked waffles can be frozen; place them in a plastic bag and remove the remaining air with a straw before sealing. To reheat, remove from the freezer and lightly toast in a toaster.
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Waffles
- Cuisine: Breakfast
- Diet: Vegan
Keywords: Vegan breakfast, vegan breakfast recipes
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