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14 Healthy Vegan Low Calorie Breakfasts

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These vegan low calorie breakfasts are the perfect way to start your day. If you’re anything like me, you don’t have a huge appetite in the morning. You’ve just woken up – it takes a while for your belly to kick into gear!

But after all, as the old saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we won’t have any of our readers skipping it!

That’s where these light vegan breakfasts come in!

What’s on the menu for vegan low calorie breakfasts?

We’ve got a whole range of healthy vegan breakfast recipes for you today (and once you’ve had breakfast, you can look at our easy vegan lunch recipes!). They are all under 300 calories per serving!

Porridge makes a few appearances, but in some fun new forms that you probably haven’t tried before, like cornmeal porridge and bulgar porridge. These porridge recipes, both traditional and non-traditional, make fantastic low calorie vegan breakfasts because they are super filling, low in fat and come in at only 200-300 calories each (if you want slightly more calories, try our 400 kcal breakfasts here!).

There are also some yummy muffin recipes which work well as vegan weight loss breakfasts because they are made lighter and healthier than normal muffins through some simple swaps.

For example, these vegan protein muffins are sweetened with bananas instead of sugar and enriched with cashew butter instead of butter. Furthermore, in this high protein vegan breakfast, protein powder is added for an extra boost of energy.

And if you’re looking for a low carb vegan breakfast, try a delicious chocolate chia pudding!

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Are you looking for low calorie vegan breakfasts because you are trying to lose weight (if you are, you’ll want to try our vegan low calorie snacks too!)? I thought so!

Well, you are in the right place, because veggie/vegan weight loss is kind of our whole thing.
Healthy vegan breakfasts for weight loss are not the only thing we can offer you!

We are passionate about teaching people how to lose weight healthily and sustainably as a vegetarian, which is why we run our very popular Vegetarian for Weight Loss Course!

However, we’ve got to add a disclaimer to this one: lowering calories indefinitely is not the key to successful weight loss!

By that we mean, a meal is not necessarily BETTER for weight loss just because it is LOWER in calories, because, contrary to the popular narrative, calories are NOT a bad thing.

They are just a measure of energy – and we all need energy from our food, that’s kind of the whole point!

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How do I lose weight then?

If you want to lose weight, you need to have a calorie deficit, but not a huge one! You need to make sure you are eating enough to keep you going, so you don’t get cravings that will sabotage your weight loss goals.

Low calorie vegan breakfasts are helpful in that they allow you to keep your initial calorie intake low at the beginning of the day, freeing up more calories for later on in the day (for delicious low calorie lunches!). Or they could allow you to eat multiple small meals rather than 3 big ones, if that works better for you.

However, you still need to make sure you eat enough over the course of the day – we aim for around 1500kcal in total. So combine your easy healthy vegan breakfast with plenty more filling, healthy food throughout the day and you’re off to the races!

Basically it’s low calories, not no calories!

Anyway, that’s today’s lecture out the way! Enjoy these delicious vegan low calorie breakfast (and if you want more, check out these 300 kcal breakfasts too!)!

1. Authentic Vegan Banana Pancakes

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4.78 from 75 votes
Protein: 14g
Calories: 410kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: whole grain, naturally sweetened
231 calories per serving

Authentic Vegan Banana Pancakes. Ready in 20 minutes. Complete with easy to follow cooking instructions compiled by the best vegan pancake makers around!

2. Vegan Blackberry Muffins

Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: NoSweatVegan
Bonus: oil free, refined sugar free
182 calories per serving

These Vegan Blackberry Muffins are lightly sweetened and topped with a delicious oat streusel! They’re whole wheat, oil-free, and refined-sugar-free. Perfect for breakfast, snacks, packed lunches, and dessert!

3. Cornmeal Porridge

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4.86 from 27 votes
Protein: 18g
Calories: 404kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: Hauke

Bonus: filling, quick
238 calories per serving

A classic homemade Jamaican breakfast made vegan and more nutritious – and bursting with the same sweet and scrumptiously savoury taste!

4. Vegan Mango Berry Fruit Tart

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: SpeakVeggieToMe
Bonus: simple, fresh fruit
201 calories per serving

This sweet and creamy vegan tart recipe is made with mango strawberries, blueberries, and a vegan cream cheese.

5. Chickpea Flour Pancake with Fennel & Olive

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4.79 from 19 votes
Protein: 19g
Calories: 346kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: Hauke

Bonus: gluten-free, versatile
232 calories per serving

These tangy chickpea pancakes are vegan and incredibly tasty. Getting them right is easy – just follow our simple cooking steps!

6. Vegan Applesauce Oatmeal Pancakes

Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: MyPlantifulCooking
Bonus: oil free, gluten free
212 calories per serving

Incredibly fluffy, cozy and filling, these vegan oatmeal applesauce pancakes makes the perfect fall breakfast! Only simple pantry staples needed and you can make them in 30 minutes. They are naturally oil-free and gluten-free too!

7. Vegan French Toast

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5 from 7 votes
Protein: 6g
Calories: 232kcal
Ready in:12 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: easy, quick
232 calories per serving

This vegan French toast should be on every food radar. Our simple guide with the dos and don’ts of French toast means breakfast has never been easier!

8. Chocolate Chia Pudding

Ready in: 5 minutes prep + overnight soaking
Recipe by: AlineCooks
Bonus: energising, filling
252 calories per serving

Chocolate Chia Pudding is a very healthy and delicious breakfast recipe! It’s a real indulgence for all chia pudding and chocolate lovers!

9. Vegan Protein Breakfast Muffins

Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: MyPlantifulCooking
Bonus: high protein, transportable
184 calories per serving

Dense yet fluffy and moist, these vegan protein muffins makes a great wholesome breakfast or snack (more healthy veggie protein snacks right this way!)! Incredibly easy to make, and is ready in 40 minutes. These oatmeal protein breakfast muffins are meal-prep friendly and freezable too (try this cherry protein oatmeal for another protein packed oatmeal recipe)!

10. Bulgur Porridge

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5 from 16 votes
Protein: 16g
Calories: 374kcal
Ready in:12 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: filling, versatile
300 calories per serving

Bulgur porridge completely revitalises the morning rush – with a naturally sweet (and incredibly tasty) whole grain breakfast – it’s vegan, too!

11. Courgette Fritters

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: TheVeganLarder
Bonus: gluten free, freeze-able
81 calories per serving

Delicious gluten free courgette fritters (or zucchini) made with pine nuts for a yummy crunch, as well as capers and fresh herbs!

12. Tomato Avocado Toast

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5 from 8 votes
Protein: 6g
Calories: 279kcal
Ready in:10 minutes
Recipe by: Hauke

Bonus: super quick, super simple
279 calories per serving

A bright and flavourful twist on the hipster classic. Make your Avocado Toast a little more exciting with some tasty fried tomatoes.

13. Vegan Eggless Frittata Bites

Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: TheVeganLarder
Bonus: high protein, gluten-free
73 calories per frittata

Frittata, Eggless quiche, vegan protein bites, whatever you call these yummy little bites, they are a great vegan snack for on the go, picnics and parties (a great little low calorie plant-based snack!)!

14. Chia Breakfast Pudding

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4.85 from 13 votes
Protein: 17g
Calories: 386kcal
Ready in:7 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: simple, super energising
158 calories per serving

Chia breakfast pudding packs a lot of healthy goodness into a small package! Meet tomorrow’s breakfast!

Try it right away 🙂

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Prep Time:7 minutes
Total Time:7 minutes
Servings:2 people



  • Grab a fork and mash the banana in a bowl. Then divide the mash into two glasses.
    1 ripe banana
  • Now, in a bowl mix the chia seeds and cacao powder with the milk. To avoid cacao lumps use a mixer (we use this immersion blender, and it rocks!) or something similar.
    4 tbsp chia seeds, 1 cup soy milk, 2 tbsp cacao powder, 1 tsp maple syrup
  • Pour the mix on top of the banana mash.
  • And lastly garnish with grated hazelnuts. You can use a food processor to grate them. Or just garnish with whole hazelnuts.
    2 tbsp hazelnuts
  • Pop the pudding into the fridge for roughly 8 hours. Enjoy!


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Nutrition Facts
14 Healthy Vegan Low Calorie Breakfasts
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193 g
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. I LOVE all of these delicious low calorie vegan breakfasts! They are so simple to make and full of nutrition. It’s the perfect way to start my mornings. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Yeah, give them a try! Thanks for your feedback!

  2. I love your recipes and I have been vegan since following your vegan month plan 18 months ago. Like the vegetarian meal plan for weight loss any chance that there be a vegan version?

    1. That’s so good to hear Beccy!! For the moment we’re not planning to create vegan weekly meal plans, I’m sorry 🙁
      I know that happy herbivore has weekly vegan plans. Maybe that is an option for you?