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Vegan Breakfast Potatoes – Break the Fast

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I’ve been really looking forward to posting these vegan breakfast potatoes for a long time now.

Once in a while recipes come along that I just can’t stop eating, and these breakfast potatoes are one such recipe.

All of us on the blog absolutely loved the farmer’s breakfast, and I know Kat and Dave recently changed over to the Spanish omelette as a breakfast staple.

I’ve never been a fan of eggs though, and I decided if I could cut those out, then why not make it completely vegan?

And so, the vegan breakfast potatoes (or breakfast hash?) were born.

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They’re quick, easy, hot, have loads of flavour and are even high in protein (thanks to the tofu). What’s not to like?

Vegan breakfast potatoes – breaking the fast the right way

There really is something great about cooking in the morning. Getting a good, solid breakfast in (that still only takes twenty minutes) has a lot going for it.

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Especially if it was an active morning, post-gym or such. Even if it wasn’t, I find it a great start to the day.

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It’s a nice high fiber breakfast too – fiber is something that way too many people don’t get enough off.

If you leave the skins on the potatoes you get even more (and save time too).

Did I mention how good this breakfast hash tastes? I did? Good. Well, I will again anyway.

Vegan food often seems to come with the common misconception that it’s not as good as ‘regular’ food. Try these and see if you think the same after.

Protein Power

As briefly mentioned, tofu is an excellent source of protein, especially considering it’s not an animal product. It’s also cheap and high in unsaturated (good) fats.

Not to mention it tastes great when done right (which is exactly what this recipe does).

While soy products are certainly a current debate, when looking more deeply into the issue it seems that the evidence leaning towards soy in a good light is far higher than the other way around.

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As always, we recommend moderation: enjoy soy a couple or few times a week – but not with every meal. Simple.

Vegan Breakfast Potatoes
4.79 from 41 votes
Vegan Breakfast Potatoes – the best way to start the day. Animal-friendly, high in protein and even higher in taste. Yes please!
Diet: dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, vegan
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Total Time:20 minutes
Servings:2 people



  • Clean and cut the potatoes in cubes, roughly as thick as your small finger. Peel and cut the onions into “half rings”.
    18 oz potato, 2 medium onion
  • Set the pan high heat. Add the potatoes and water. Cook for 10 mins with a lid on, stirring occasionally. Add the onions halfway.
    1.5 cup water
    Vegan Breakfast Potatoes - Break the Fast - potatoes are frying in the pan #vegetarian #oil |
  • Once the water mostly evaporated and the potatoes are soft, add the olive oil and set the pan to medium heat.
    1 tbsp olive oil
  • Now crumble in the tofu. Stir and add the spices, salt and pepper. If you have, put a lid onto the pan and cook for 10 min. If it looks like it needs more oil you can add some – or add a little hot water instead to save on calories.
    7 oz firm tofu, 1 tsp cumin, ground, 2 tsp oregano, dried, Salt and pepper to taste
  • In a second pan add a drop of olive oil and wipe it around. Set to medium heat. Cut the tomatoes in half and fry for roughly 5 minutes until some dark spots appear. You can also fry with a few drops of hot water if you'd prefer. Season with salt and pepper.
    8 cherry tomatoes
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  • If you don’t have a second pan, or don’t want to use one, then pop the potatoes on a plate and cover (or keep warm in oven).
  • Assemble the potato mix and tomatoes on a plate. Done 🙂


Tips: Depending on your preferences you can peel the potatoes or just leave the peel on. In this post we’ve listed a few pros and cons about potato peel. If they’ve been sitting in the pantry for quite a while we’d generally recommend peeling anyway.
Make-ahead? Yes, prep the night before!
Freezable? Yes, it holds up nicely!


Nutrition Facts
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. What kind of potato do you recommend using?

    1. Hi Mary! Russets work really well for this, though in a push most white potatoes do well here. If possible I’d err on the waxy rather than the floury side 🙂

  2. 4 stars
    Good receipt hope it comes out good Christmas Eve brunch grandaughter

    1. It’ll be perfect for brunch!

  3. 5 stars
    Kia ora from Aotearoa/New Zealand!
    I’ve just made this for breakfast this morning – and hoovered it… soooo delicious!
    Keen to try out the Spanish omelette next:)

    1. Kia ora, KT! And thank you! Really glad to hear you enjoyed it. And the Spanish omelette is a great choice! Guten Appetit!

  4. 5 stars
    Could you guys be any more amazing? I got your Farmer’s Breakfast recipe in Thursday’s email and thought, “Gee, I wish they would veganize this.” And it turns out, you had! Thanks so much for everything you do to promote plant-based nutrition.

    1. Awww thank you Jean! Kind of you to say, and of course we’re very happy to help! Guten Appetit 🙂

  5. I make a breakfast that is similar but I use various veggies which I cook first then add tofu. I use turmeric to give the yellow color which resembles scrambled eggs. I think if I added potatoes which will cook with my other veggies it would be more satisfying. I see you cook everything in oil. I cook things in water or veggie broth to cut the calories. The oil is tastier but I don’t need the extra calories.

    1. Hi Barbara, I’m with you there – oil for taste, broth for fewer calories! It really depends on what you’re looking for at the time. Both are delicious 😀

  6. Who has time for all that cooking in the morning? If you guys want this job, it is yours! Sorry… Everywhere I look there are such amazing recipes. I can do that, I mean, I can create amazing recipes myself. What I cannot do is to wake up at 5 am to cook potatoes! Sorry, again, guys!

    1. In general I’d agree, these are perfect for the weekend!

    2. I agree Andrea, I wake up at 430 in the morning, so I usually prepare breakfast the night before.

  7. Hi! I don’t see it anywhere mentioned, but are the potatoes precooked? Or you really add raw potatoes in a pan?

    1. Hi Erika, yep, raw! They’re diced quite small and get a good 20 mins cooking time so they should have the perfect texture when the dish is ready 🙂

      1. well I precooked them little bit and turned out nice, too. Next time I will go with raw potatoes 😉 Thanks Dave!

        1. Haha cool! It sounds like it worked out well anyway then. You’re welcome, and thanks for writing, Erika!