21 Easy and Delicious Plant Based Breakfast Ideas

November 14 2021 – Michael Berry

plant based breakfast ideas

plant based breakfast ideas

Most experts say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? And we all know the incredible benefits of a plant-based diet, right? Then perhaps there’s nothing better you can do for your health than start your day off with one of these simple, delicious plant-based breakfast ideas.

If you’re anything like us, then you likely find breakfast to be the most difficult meal to plan for and consistently eat healthy options. Trust me, we get it… most of us are SUPER busy these days. Who has time to wake up, get ready for the day and prepare a home-cooked meal every morning? Not us, usually. Far too often, we’ve found ourselves in the fast-food line or skipping breakfast all together. That’s what motivated us to launch our awesome plant-based meal planner, after all.

And that’s why we’ve put together this list of our favorite plant-based diet breakfast ideas. Many of these recipes are quick plant based breakfast options (five minutes or less) or make ahead vegan breakfast options which are perfect those busy mornings. We’ve also tossed in a few of our favorite, longer-to-make plant-based breakfast recipes for good measure – just in case you have one of those slow mornings or are looking for a family breakfast idea for the weekend.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the 21 easy and delicious plant-based breakfast ideas…

1. Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

blueberry smoothie recipe

Let’s start with a simple yet delicious, low carb vegan breakfast smoothie: the blueberry smoothie. When you’re in a hurry, or seeking a healthy but light option, this blueberry smoothie should be one of your go-to options! Just toss a few ingredients in the blender and you’re on your way with a refreshing plant-based meal replacement smoothie that is full of antioxidants and loaded with fiber. Blueberry smoothies are also used as a staple for diets designed for weight loss, reduced inflammation and to promote heart healthy.

This recipe makes two servings and consists of nine grams of total fat (including 1.5 grams of saturated fat), 32 grams of carbs, five grams of protein and eight grams of fiber per serving.

    2. Banana Oat Muffins Recipe

    banana oat muffins recipe

    These banana oat muffins only take about 10-15 minutes to prepare and approximately 25 minutes to bake. And when refrigerated in an air tight container, these muffins should remain good for five days. That makes these muffins a perfect option to meal prep for a quick, healthy grab-and-go breakfast.

    This recipe, as is, makes about 15 muffins and can easily be adjusted to make more or fewer muffins depending on your needs. Each muffin is slightly under 150 calories with zero grams of saturated fat (and only one gram of total fat). They also contain 35 grams of carbs, three grams of fiber and four grams of protein.

    Banana Oat Muffins Ingredients:

    2 cups of oats (or quick-cooking oats)
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp cinnamon
    ½ tsp salt
    ½ cup brown sugar
    One large banana
    1 cup apple sauce
    ½ cup almond milk (or your choice of a plant-based milk substitute)
    1 tbsp vanilla
    1 tsp apple cider vinegar or wine vinegar
    ¼ cup crushed walnuts (optional)

    Banana Oat Muffins Instructions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350° F
    2. Use a blender or food processor to blend the oats into a fine powder (it should take one minute or less, depending on your appliances power)
    3. In a bowl, mix the oat flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and brown sugar.
    4. In a second bowl, mash one banana.
    5. In the second bowl, add and mix the apple sauce, almond milk, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar (or wine vinegar).
    6. Combine both bowls and mix in crushed walnuts (if desired).
    7. Scoop the batter mixture into a non-stick muffin baking pan or into muffin cups.
    8. Bake for approximately 25 minutes. These muffins are done when you’re able to stick a toothpick through the center and remove it cleanly.

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