If you're like us, food is likely the first thing on your mind when you wake up. Our idea of a good morning is a buffet of our favourite vegan breakfast foods delivered straight to our bed. We're talking pancakes, french toast, cinnamon rolls and more! But until we get our bed and breakfast system set up, we'll be in the kitchen with you whipping up the best vegan breakfasts in Canada.
Are you ready to join our breakfast club?
Here are 16 easy and healthy, make-ahead vegan breakfasts ideas to start your morning right:
Vegan French Toast
Although French toast seems slightly intimidating due to its rich taste and fluffy texture, it is actually super easy to make!
All you need is 4 pieces of fluffy bread, ¼ cup of plant milk, Bob's Red Mill egg replacer, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla extract, maple syrup, and self-control not to eat the whole batch! Whip up the ingredients in a bowl, dip the bread in the mixture and place on a low-medium heat skillet. Cook until golden brown on both sides. And voila! A très magnifique breakfast or as the French call it "petite déjeuner!"
Who says you can't have cake for breakfast? Not us! Pancakes can be a healthy breakfast especially when you use Purely Elizabeth Grain-Free Pancake Mix. The best part is you can get creative and create different pancakes every time! Top with fruit, add some chocolate chips or coconut flakes, cocoa powder, pumpkin spice seasoning or smear a little nut spread on top. No eggs are needed. Just use Bob's Red Mill egg replacement. The possibilities are endless! And, don't forget to seal the deal with the finest Keto-friendly maple syrup!
Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
The delicious smell of vegan cinnamon rolls is the only way to get us to 'roll' out of bed in the morning. We use Chebe Grain-Free Cinnamon Roll Mix to get our roll on because who wants to wake up any earlier than they need to? No one. These rolls only take 20 minutes to make! They require no proofing time, so it's super fast! And, you only need baking powder, oil, plant-based milk and Bob's Red Mill egg replacer. Plus, these cinnamon buns are grain-free, gluten-free, non-GMO and big 8 allergen-free. They're practically cinnamon rolls without the "sin."
Vegan Hummus Toast
This is an excellent option for those that prefer something a little bit more on the savoury side in the mornings. Grab your favourite hummus, a spreading knife, your favourite bread, and your favourite toppings! Typical toppings are spinach, alfalfa sprouts, radishes, avocados, chickpeas, cucumbers, mushrooms and tomatoes! You can even sprinkle some pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, hemp seeds or crushed red pepper for some added crunch and flavour. Get creative and experience delight at every bite!
Classic PB & J Sandwich
Keep it classy with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! This old-time favourite is a classic in the vegan community! And, it's so easy even kids can help make it! No need to be afraid of the jelly, we've got a sugar-free option, so there won't be a sugar-rush or complaints from your kids' teachers. It's completely diabetic-friendly too! And, there's peanut butter available for every type of diet. Whether you're keto, gluten-free, grain-free, or just looking for a delicious option, we've got you covered. It's truly a match made in heaven!
Vegan Topped Rice Cakes
Rice cakes are tasty on their own, but what if you added a little peanut butter or smashed some raspberries on top? Maybe a little avocado, some cucumbers and roasted tomatoes? Sounds good, right? We know that whatever you choose to put on your rice cake, it will taste amazing! Rice cakes are completely customizable and a great source of whole-grains! The best part is that they take about 5 minutes to make. Top with your favourite healthy-fat, some fruit or veggies, and a little sprinkle of your favourite seasoning to boost your day and keep you full!
Instagram-Worthy Vegan Smoothie Bowl
Nothing tastes better than good-looking food! Blend up your favourite fruits and veggies and make a picture-worthy smoothie bowl! But, don't settle for a watery smoothie! Get that rich thickness with our secret weapon, coconut cream! Top with some granola, chia seeds, coconut chips, chopped up chocolate, and drizzle with some peanut butter! Snap a pic and tag us in it at @naturamarket on Instagram! We can't wait to see your creations!
Vegan Breakfast Muffins
Give yourself something to look forward to in the morning! Prepare some breakfast muffins the night before! All you need is Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Muffin Mix, vegetable oil, plant-based milk, Bob's Red Mill egg replacer, and your favourite add-ins, such as carrot shavings, blueberries, chocolate chips, pumpkin, bananas and more! Easy to pack and grab-on-the go! Guaranteed to feel morning glory with every bite!
Vegan Hazelnut Spread Sandwich & Crepes
We don't like mornings, but we do like chocolate! We use Nutiva Classic Hazelnut Spread for all our chocolate needs. It's our trust-worthy morning buddy since it's low in sugar, keto-friendly, vegan, organic, gluten-free, non-GMO and finger-licking good! Toss it inside a sandwich, spread it inside a crepe or on top of a pancake, or eat it by the spoonful. Because a chocolate a day keeps the bad mornings away!
Vegan Power Oats
Oatmeal is only boring if you make it boring! Grab your favourite oats, add some flaxseeds and top with some peanut butter and fruit to power up for the day. You can also use any nutpod flavour to add a little extra 'oomph' to your bowl of oatmeal! Or a little jam, to get a sweet head start to your day! Or touch it up with a little bit of cinnamon, apple pie spice or pumpkin spice. You could even bake the oatmeal in the oven for a cake-like oatmeal!
Vegan Crunchy Granola & Fruit
Breakfast doesn't always have to be so complicated. Some granola with a side of fruit is always a terrific lazy vegan breakfast option for when your inner chef is asleep. If you're feeling fancy, you can also use dairy-free yogurt to create a vegan yogurt parfait!
Quick Vegan Breakfast Ideas for On-The-Go:
Sometimes we hit snooze one too many times and end up running short on time to make breakfast. Occasionally, we even skip breakfast altogether and end up attending a tummy grumbling concert, courtesy of our hungry tummy. If there's one thing we don't like to miss, it's our meals, especially our breakfast. So, we've stocked up on quick and easy vegan breakfast options when we want to catch those last couple of Zs. Check it out!
Vegan Cereal: Oh, cereal, an absolute breakfast staple for when you're feeling lazy, don't know what to eat, or need a quick breakfast fix. Our favourite vegan breakfast cereals are Seven Sundays and Forager project organic grain-free cereal. Whether you choose to pour your cereal before your vegan milk or your vegan milk before your cereal, your breakfast will be fantastic.
Vegan Protein Shake: A high protein breakfast is an essential part of a vegan diet, and it doesn't require much effort. Grab your favourite shaker bottle, a scoop of vegan protein powder and your favourite plant milk or creamer. Give it a shake, and BAM! Breakfast! You can also prep your protein shake the night before and leave it in the fridge! If you're feeling fancy, you could turn your protein shake into a vegan protein milkshake; just add ice and blend!
Vegan Granola Bars: We've all been in the "we overslept" run, where the last thing on your mind is breakfast. Since we've become seasoned professionals at ignoring our alarms, we keep a box of our favourite granola bars in our bag, our car, and in our office for whenever we miss breakfast. It's an absolute must-have vegan breakfast essential!
Breakfast is one of our favourite meals, and we wouldn't miss it for the world! We support the vegan community and want to ensure all vegans have all their breakfast needs met! We like to keep our breakfast menu interesting, so we have something to look forward to every morning! From ready-to-eat vegan foods to restaurant worthy breakfast meals, we’ve got it all!Try any of our vegan breakfast options to add a little sunshine to your morning!