What Can i eat for breakfast on a plant based diet?

There are so many options for breakfast that are whole food plant-based options. Today I wanted something savory so rather than oatmeal or fruit I opted for breakfast potatoes. Potatoes, legumes, veggies; are all things you can eat on a whole food plant-based diet. I added some garbanzo beans to this recipe to give me that extra protein in the morning.

Avocados are another great breakfast option. Get a nice slice of multigrain seed bread and top with fresh avocado. Avocados are a great source of healthy fat. This is a filling breakfast that will keep you full for a few hours.

These breakfast potatoes will get you off to a great start because they contain a few different vegetables as well as legumes. Legumes have help to lower cholesterol and also reduce the risk of heart disease. So why not add them to your meal?

Here are some of my favorite plant-based breakfast ideas.

Breakfast Potatoes

These potatoes are whole food plant-based and vegan. With the added legumes you will get a great dose of protein in the morning. If you do not like eating legumes in the morning, feel free to omit them from the recipe. It will still taste great!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potatoes, vegan, vegetarian, whole food plant-based
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 cups frozen diced potatoes, small
  • 2 tbsp fresh Italian/flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 2 cups fresh spinach (washed)
  • 1 cup garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

Instructions

  • Add onion, celery, peppers and vegetable stock to a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Cook for 5 min, until the vegetables, are light brown.
  • Add the potatoes, parsley, and pepper (as desired).
  • Stir. Reduce heat to medium and cover. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add Spinach and garbanzo beans.
  • Stir, cover and reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Cook for 3 min until done. If you use a larger potato this might take longer. If potatoes start to stick to your skillet add a little more vegetable stock. Enjoy!
  • This is great served with avocado toast!

Berry Delightful Pancakes

Vegan, Whole Food Plant-Based, no oil. This makes 20, 2" round pancakes
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: berries, no oil, pancakes, vegan, whole food plant-based

Equipment

  • non stick pancake griddle

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 cups grain-free flour, I used a mixture of almond and coconut
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup date sugar
  • 2 cups plant milk (I use unsweetened almond/coconut milk)
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • mini chocolate chips (vegan) for topping
  • maple syrup for topping
  • fresh mixed fruit and pecans, I serve my pancakes on top of fresh fruit pecans

Instructions

  • heat nonstick pancake griddle over medium heat. Mix flaxseed with water in a small bowl and sit for ten min.
  • In mixing bowl, stir together, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla, flaxseed mixture, plant milk.
  • Stir until smooth.
  • Add the raspberries and blueberries.
  • cook on griddle for about 6 min on each side.

CranApple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Prep Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: oatmeal, vegan, whole food plant-based
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal (cook according to package)
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 cup apple, diced
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup raw pecans

Instructions

  • Cook oatmeal according to package directions.
  • Stir in cinnamon and flaxseed.
  • Top with apples, cranberries and pecans.

Pina Colada Oatmeal

Prep Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit, nuts, oatmeal, whole food plant-based
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal, organic
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sliced banana
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 tsp date sugar
  • 1 tbsp ┬áflaxseed

Instructions

  • Mix oatmeal and water in bowl Microwave for 2 min (or according to instructions on your oatmeal package).
  • Add banana, coconut, macadamia nuts, date sugar, flaxseed. Enjoy!

Almond Joy Oatmeal

Prep Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: nuts, oatmeal, vegan, vegetarian, whole food plant-based
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup raspberries

Instructions

  • Prepare Oatmeal according to package instructions.
  • Top with Cacao powder, flaxseed, coconut, almonds.
  • Top with raspberries.

Banana Bread Oatmeal

This oatmeal tastes just like a warm slice of banana bread! Hope you enjoy it!
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, oatmeal, vegan, vegetarian, walnuts, whole food plant-based
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal (I use quick-cooking oats)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Banana, sliced
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Instructions

  • Cook Oatmeal according to the package.
  • Top with cinnamon, flaxseed, bananas, walnuts, and raisins.

You can find Muesli for Breakfast at Aldi! Add some plant milk and berries to it and enjoy it!

Find a good whole grain, seed bread and you can have toast several days of the week. On a whole food plant-based diet look for breads that contain no sugar or oil. Avocado toast or toast with nut butter and fruit is great for a snack as well as breakfast.


Let me know if you try any of these and please share your favorites!

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