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20 Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas (+ Easy Recipes)

These vegetarian breakfast ideas are so healthy and delicious, even proud meat-eaters will be testing them out in the mornings.

These easy recipes combine some of your favorite meat-free breakfast items with other ingredients that some people don’t even consider for breakfast (like loads of veggies).

Green Smoothie Bowl with Banana, Blueberries and Kiwi
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The results are incredible. 

Whether you like to start your morning with something sweet, savory, or a perfect mixture of both, you should be able to find several dishes to suit your tastes.

And don’t shy away from trying something “outside the box” because those are some of my favorite recipes.

1. Sweet Potato Hash

I love breakfast hash. It’s tasty, filling, and such an easy thing to make on busy mornings. Plus, it’s versatile.

You can effortlessly swap out ingredients to have something a little different each day.

This recipe combines sweet potatoes, onions, peppers, garlic, paprika, and more. It has a ton of flavor, and all the ingredients are healthy and meat-free. 

Of course, you can always add eggs and your favorite breakfast meat if you’re not feeling the vegetarian option.

Strawberry Banana Granola Parfait

2. Strawberry Banana Granola Parfaits

The best thing about these parfaits – aside from how amazing they taste – is that you can bake the homemade granola beforehand.

Doing so allows you to wake up and fix the parfaits in 5 or 10 minutes.

They’re an excellent choice for busy, on-the-go mornings. Plus, they’re delicious

Strawberries, bananas, granola, dates, honey, and Greek yogurt – what’s not to love about that?

Pumpkin Spice Pancake

3. Pumpkin Paleo Pancakes

Grain-free and paleo-friendly, these pumpkin paleo pancakes are one of my favorite fall breakfast ideas. 

They take about 20 minutes to make and are the closest you can get to eating pumpkin pie for breakfast without actually doing it.

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They’re full of pumpkin flavor, spicy, and if you add a dash of cinnamon, they can be even tastier.

Plus, you can always play with the toppings to make them even sweeter and more dessert-like.

4. Vegetable Frittata

The only essential ingredients in this recipe are the eggs. Aside from them, you can adjust this recipe however you like.

Use your favorite veggies, your favorite type of cheese, and only add the yogurt or other dairy product if you want to add it.

That’s the great thing about frittatas. Like hash, they’re versatile.

I suggest going heavy on the cheese because cheesy frittatas are the best, and

I’d also add the yogurt because that makes it creamier and gives you an extra protein serving to boot. 

5. Mini-Breakfast Pizzas

We all enjoy pizza for breakfast now and then, but with these mini breakfast pizzas, you can have pizza for breakfast without even feeling guilty. 

Made on scrumptious naan bread and containing all kinds of good foods like eggs, spinach, tomatoes, chives, and mozzarella, this is a relatively healthy breakfast option. 

Homemade Blueberry Muffins

6. To Die for Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins always make a yummy breakfast treat, but these really are to die for, as the recipe claims.

Unlike regular blueberry muffins, these are softer, sweeter, fluffier, and just better.

They’re overflowing with blueberries, and they have insanely good streusel toppings made of cinnamon and brown sugar.

The only problem I have with them is that I always eat way too many.

7. Banana Zucchini Overnight Oats

As long as you pre-cook your oats, these easy overnight oat jars take only 5 minutes to make.

Although you’ll want to refrigerate them for at least 6 hours to maximize the flavor.

They require only six ingredients – chia seeds, oats, unsweetened, non-dairy milk, a banana, zucchini, and cinnamon. 

Of course, the morning you eat them, you’ll want to top them with extra goodies like more banana slices, walnuts, syrup, chocolate chips, berries, or other yummy toppings.

8. Easy Avocado Toast

There’s almost literally nothing easier to make for breakfast than avocado toast.

All you’ll have to do is toast some bread and slice or mush your avocados. That’s it. All done.

However, plain old avocado toast can get boring after a while. This article gives you all kinds of great ideas about how to “spice it up.” 

Try avocado toast with a fried egg on top. Or perhaps you’d prefer cauliflower, red onions, and garlic?

There’s even a spicy version with radishes, jalapenos, scallions, and red pepper flakes! 

Long story short, there’s enough variety in this one article to help you vary your avocado toast every day of the week.

Just imagine what you can do with it when you let your own imagination run wild.

9. Vegan Banana Pancakes

Okay, I love the pumpkin paleo pancakes listed above, but they don’t hold a candle to these vegan banana pancakes. (Of course, I am nuts about bananas.)

This recipe calls for bananas, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla extract and is for vegan-friendly pancakes. 

If you’re vegetarian, not vegan, you can substitute regular dairy products for the soy ones listed here.

10. Jumbo Chickpea Pancakes

If you prefer savory breakfast options, these jumbo chickpea pancakes are a fantastic choice. Also, they’re massive!

The pancakes are made of chickpeas, so they aren’t exactly like traditional pancakes.

Instead, they’re dense and packed with fiber. They have a mild taste.

The flavor comes primarily from the toppings with these pancakes, although the garlic is noticeable.

If you’re looking for a hearty breakfast that’ll hold you over till dinnertime, these super-sized pancakes are the way to go.

11. Veggie Egg Muffins

Cheesy, herby, and packed with vegetables, these veggie egg muffins are the stuff!

They take a little over 30 minutes to make, but you can make a large batch and freeze the leftovers to reheat later.

12. Veggie Breakfast Tacos

I never really thought about eating tacos for breakfast until a friend turned me onto them.

Now I wonder why in the world I never made them in the past!

With zucchini, garlic, onions, squash, peppers, eggs, tomatoes, cheese, and lime juice, these are a spicy, flavor-packed way to start the day. 

They’re insanely good, and despite being relatively low-calorie, they’re also filling.

I try to make them at least once every few weeks now that I’ve discovered them.

13. Vegan Green Smoothie

There’s no easier way to make vegetarian breakfasts than with smoothies.

This particular recipe makes a smoothie that’s both vegetarian- and vegan-friendly.

Unlike some green smoothies, though, this one is delicious.

All you’ll need to make it is a banana, mango (or berries), greens, hemp seeds, orange juice, almond milk, and a large, pitted date. 

You’ll have a healthy, tasty breakfast in 5 minutes or less!

Banana Muffins

14. Bisquick Banana Muffins

These banana muffins are incredibly moist and absolutely bursting with banana goodness.

Thanks to Bisquick, they’re also pretty easy to make.

All you’ll need is six ingredients (seven if you want to add chopped walnuts) and about 30 minutes, and you’ll have a dozen delightful muffins to enjoy.

15. Huevos Rancheros

Cheesy and scrumptious, this huevos rancheros casserole tastes incredible and is more filling than you can imagine.

I don’t know if people in Spanish-speaking countries eat this casserole for breakfast, but I have no idea why they wouldn’t

The black beans are filling; the salsa adds so much flavor, and the eggs and cheese are a gooey, mouth-wateringly tasty addition. 

I also add all the suggested garnishes and some fresh or frozen (thawed) corn kernels because I love my Mexican food to include corn.

If you like extra heat, jalapenos also make a good addition.

16. Vegetarian Breakfast Casserole

Although this one has less of a Mexican flair, it’s another casserole that seems to have everything you could want for breakfast, all rolled into one. 

And when I say everything, I mean everything. 

Here are just a few of the ingredients this phenomenal, all-inclusive casserole contains: sweet potatoes, broccoli, eggs, ricotta cheese, onions, mushrooms, and peppers.

The Italian seasoning, basil, thyme, and garlic give it a delightful herby taste, too.

17. Mexican Potato Hash

This Mexican potato hash has a lot going for it, as well. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan-friendly.

It’s versatile, as all hash is, and you can adjust your ingredients as you like.

The recipe is pretty perfect as-is, though. It contains all your favorite Mexican favorites – corn, ancho powder, onions, peppers, salsa, avocado, and more. 

The base of the hash comes from two-and-a-half-pounds of potatoes. It may be high in carbs, but it will absolutely fill you up and keep your belly from rumbling all day.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

18. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

This cold, creamy drink is a delicious treat first thing in the morning.

Plus, it’s super simple to make, requiring only five ingredients and 5 minutes. 

All you do is pile everything into a blender and blend it until it’s smooth. 

If you like a bit of tartness with your sweet stuff, you can throw in a handful of your favorite berries, as well.

Another option is to add in some coarse sea salt for a bit of contrast. 

19. Veggie Supreme Egg Bake

The veggie supreme egg bake takes a little time and effort to pull together, but it’s worth it in the end for all the veggies you’re able to pack into the first meal of the day. 

If you want to cut down on some of the time it takes, you can buy pre-cut veggies from the grocery store.

In fact, the recipe’s author purposely chose only veggies you could purchase pre-cut.

The whole thing uses a dozen eggs and two cups of half-and-half to make them soft and fluffy.

It’s also wonderfully cheesy, thanks to the two cups of cheddar cheese. 

20. Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

This breakfast bowl is so lovely and so tasty that it’s hard for most people to believe that it’s also healthy, but it is! 

The ingredients are fresh and natural.

All you’ll need is quinoa, original or vanilla almond milk, cinnamon sticks, vanilla bean (vanilla extract also works), and salt. 

The bowl takes about 25 minutes to make, and when it’s ready, you can fill it with all your favorite healthy toppings, such as berries, syrup, nuts, or coconut flakes.

It’s a sweet, delicious way to make the most of your morning.

20 Vegetarian Breakfasts That Go Beyond Smoothies

Try these vegetarian breakfast ideas for a meat-free morning! From parfaits to pancakes to breakfast tacos, these easy recipes are sure to please!


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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