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18 Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas – the proper way to start the day

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18 Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas - The Proper Way To Start The Day |

The only thing worse than a bad breakfast is no breakfast. Luckily, that’s not going to be an issue for you. We’ve put together a lineup of some of the best vegan and vegetarian breakfast ideas we’ve ever seen.

Each recipe is genuinely tasty – we like our food quick and nutritious, but it has to taste good too. If it didn’t make the grade, it didn’t make this list.

So, without further ado, welcome to our list of veggie breakfast ideas. The breakfasts range from 3 to 25 minutes depending on how long you’ve got to spare, and all are easy enough that they won’t tax you first thing in the morning. Enjoy.

Scrambled Eggs with Cheese

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4.63 from 96 votes
Ready in:5 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Make the best scrambled eggs you’ve ever had with our quick & easy but simple to follow recipe – so good you’ll never look elsewhere again!

Caramelized Banana Dark Chocolate Oatmeal

Caramelized Banana Dark Chocolate Oatmeal - 18 Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas |
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Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: LivelyTable

Sweet caramelized bananas and smooth dark chocolate chips make this caramelized banana dark chocolate oatmeal feel more like a luxurious dessert than a healthy breakfast!

Low Carb Breakfast Egg Muffins (25 Minutes, Vegetarian)

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4.6 from 140 votes
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Delicious and Healthy Breakfast Egg Muffins. Simple recipe, great taste. Low carb and high in protein. Perfect as a full meal or filling snack.

Chickpea Flour Pancakes

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4.76 from 129 votes
Ready in:10 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

A savory pancake begging to be eaten with pickles and chutneys or yogurts and cream. East meets West with this beautifully, wonderfully healthy dish.

Actually, let me put the recipe into this post. Go ahead and try it out right away 🙂

4.85 from 19 votes
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:5 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes
Servings:4 pancakes



  • ½ tsp chili flakes (I highly recommend this)
  • 1 bell pepper, red
  • ½ cup peas


  • Add the flour, water, turmeric, salt, pepper and chili flakes (if using) to a mixing bowl and give it a quick blend using a food processor or blender. Leave it to settle for a few minutes while you heat up the oil or ghee in a non-stick pan. The batter needs to look very runny!
  • Dice the veggies finely and add them to the mixture.
  • Use a tissue or similar (a spray oil would work wonders here) to ensure the bottom of the pan is coated well in oil.
  • Add about a ladle of the mixture and veggies when the pan is hot – a medium heat should be just right.
  • Cook for about 3 minutes – the mixture will quickly start to firm. If you’re using two pans, you can make two pancakes at the same time.
  • Make sure you use a large pan (or pans) here, you’re aiming for thin pancakes. They’re MUCH easier to handle!
  • Use a large spatula to help you flip the pancakes, adding more oil underneath if necessary. After another 2-3 minutes your pancake will be ready!
  • Keep it somewhere warm while you repeat with the second pancake, adding more oil when necessary.
  • Done! Add your desired toppings and enjoy. Remember – it’s important to eat these pancakes warm – don’t let them get cold!

Serving suggestions:

  • Any chutneys (red onion is a favourite of ours) yogurt dip, hummus, avocado, guacamole, Branston Pickle (if you can find it where you are it goes incredibly well!).


IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: then check out Kat’s Overnight Oats for another great breakfast idea. Otherwise this lovely Mango Lassi is a beautiful Indian way to wake up!


Nutrition Facts
18 Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas – the proper way to start the day
Serving Size
142 g
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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The Best Keto Waffles (Gluten & Sugar Free!)

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Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: KetoConnect

If you’re looking to reduce carbs then these keto waffles are a must-try! On top they’re also gluten-free using almond flour. Thick, fluffy, and if you keep your toppings light, entirely keto friendly as well!

Dutch Apple Pancakes – Modernized!

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4.94 from 16 votes
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: Jansen & HurryTheFoodUp

This modernized version brings the classic dish up to date with quick preparation and easy ingredients, while keeping the same well-loved taste.

Rhubarb-Mango Oatmeal

Rhubarb-Mango Oatmeal - 18 Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas |
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Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: OatAndSesame

For all those rhubarb lovers out there! This Rhubarb Mango Oatmeal is perfectly sweet & you can still taste the rhubarb flavor. Decorate it with edible Johnny Jump Up flowers and you have a masterpiece. A truly delicious vegan breakfast recipe.

Easy Tomato Omelette

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4.71 from 37 votes
Ready in:10 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Easy Tomato Omelette. There is a trick to making the perfect omelette – and it’s weirdly easy. We’ll show you how. You’re gonna love this one!

Mediterranean Breakfast Burrito

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Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: FoodMeanderings

This easy, meatless, healthy breakfast burrito is full of protein, mediterranean flavours, make- ahead, freezable and a great brunch or breakfast potluck idea!

The Runner’s Sandwich

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4.73 from 37 votes
Ready in:10 minutes

A tasty AF sandwich that hits all your nutritional post run needs – carbs, protein, healthy fats and electrolyte replenishment.

The 2 Ingredient Banana Egg Pancakes

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4.57 from 460 votes
Ready in:10 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

This world’s simplest pancakes recipe contains just two ingredients (egg and banana) and is super quick – just minutes from bowl to plate! Simple and tasty.

Coffee Chia Breakfast Pudding

Coffee Chia Breakfast Pudding - 18 Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas |
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Ready in: 3 minutes
Recipe by: SugarFreeLondoner

Easy to make and intensely delicious. Prepare this coffee chia breakfast pudding in advance and enjoy it the next morning. A sugar free, low carb, vegan, gluten free and paleo-friendly breakfast recipe.

Eggs in a Cloud

Eggs in a Cloud - 18 Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas |
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Ready in: 11 minutes
Recipe by: ThePetiteCook

These fluffy and light Eggs In a Cloud make an impressive, yet simple, breakfast/brunch/light lunch in less than 15 minutes – plus, they’re loaded with protein and are naturally gluten-free and meat-free!

Dump-and-Bake 5-Ingredient Buttermilk Pancakes

Dump-and-Bake 5-Ingredient Buttermilk Pancakes - 18 Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas |
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Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: TheSeasonedMom

This 5-ingredient recipe is such a simple way to spoil your family! The pancakes would even be a fun dish to share at a kids’ slumber party, at a church potluck, or at a bridal shower. Let’s face it, everyone loves fluffy buttermilk pancakes — especially when the meal only requires 5 minutes of prep!

Baked Eggs in Spinach and Tomato

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4.83 from 17 votes
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Baked Eggs in Spinach and Tomato. A delicious breakfast to help combat hangovers by replenishing the most important nutrients and amino acids. Easy to make and very tasty. You know you wanna.

Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie

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4.79 from 42 votes
Ready in:5 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie. A superior blueberry and banana smoothie with a huge protein kick! Try it, love it. And thank us later.

Almond Cherry Oatmeal

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Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: KillingThyme

This delicious and belly-warming bowl of Almond Cherry Oatmeal calls for only six ingredients and 15 minutes! A lovely vegan breakfast idea.

Quinoa Breakfast Muffins (Vegetarian)

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4.94 from 16 votes
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: Dave

These nutrient-dense muffins are a great way to start the moring. Bursting with flavour as well as more health benefits than you could shake a stick at they’re an easy complete breakfast, or even pack well for work or snacking!

Vegan IRONMAN Oatmeal

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4.73 from 43 votes
Ready in:5 minutes

This power breakfast from IRONMAN champion Patrick Lange is the perfect vegan way to smash your health targets! 

Peppers and Onions Scrambled Eggs (Vegetarian)

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Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: UmamiGirl

This 10-minute meal of scrambled eggs with peppers and onions, cheese and hot sauce with a generous sprinkle of cilantro works equally well for breakfast or dinner.

Moist Almond Flour Muffins

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4.93 from 13 votes
Ready in:25 minutes

These almond flour muffins stay soft and succulent – and only need five minutes to prep! Bung them in the oven and you’re good to go!

Healthy Yogurt Parfait

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4.63 from 8 votes
Ready in:10 minutes
Recipe by: Hauke

This yogurt parfait is rich with fruits and nuts and is a deliciously quick way to start the day. Never get bored of breakfast again!

So there we have it! Our favourite vegan and vegetarian breakfast ideas all in one place. I hope they hit the spot – if they don’t just leave us a comment and let us know why!


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  1. I have just cooked the veg muffins for 5 young ladies – all vegetarian – staying with me for bnb. Super and I love the sound of lots of the others I shall be doing for my grandchildren in half term – excellent, quick, practical and ingredients already in the fridge – no special shopping trips! A bonus all round!

    1. Ah, that’s so great to hear, Anne! I’m pleased it all worked out so well. And I’m glad you’ve found others you like the look of!! Happy cooking, and thanks for writing 🙂

    2. I run a small b&b and usually serve bacon & sausage (locally bred) but I want to change and do veg/vegan breakfasts instead. That’s the reason I’m checking out this site.

      1. Awesome! I hope you’ve found something you can use, Alex. Good luck with the b&b!

  2. Can wait to try them all.

  3. How the heck you guys use eggs, cheese in your recipes and call it vegetarian? How is that possible?

    1. Hi Stanislaw, we use the generally accepted definition of ‘vegetarian’ – no meat or animal rennet. Our recipes without animal products are labelled as ‘vegan’.

      1. Cheese is fine, eggs… I’d avoid calling it vegetarian.

        1. Hi Nuno, thanks for the comment. We’re using the two simplest terms of labelling food – vegetarian includes ovo/lacto (so eggs and dairy), vegan is without any animal product whatsover. It’s the most widely accepted terminology at the moment.

        2. Flexatarian

    2. Because these are not vegan recipes

    3. Vegeterians dont eat meat and fish…..vegans dont eat any animal products like eggs and cheese. thats the difference.

      1. Eggs are not vegetarian they are chicken embroys that arent fully devolped.

        1. Hi Carrots, eggs fall into the broadest definition of vegetarian. They are not vegan though.

          1. no eggs are not vegetarian if someone just eats eggs and continues a veg diet he/she is an eggetarian and this meal is probably for them vegetarians are the ones who just drinks milk from the cow and milk products

          2. For ease of clarification, we use the lacto-ovo definition, as per the Vegetarian Society, and it includes eggs. Cheers.

        2. Carrots- eggs are not “embryos that aren’t fully developed”. Egg laying hens aren’t exposed to roosters, therefore the eggs produced are not fertilized and will never become an animal. Just like human females have to pass the eggs that aren’t fertilized, so do hens.

  4. This blog is really awesome for me I just try two recipes from it “Eggs in a Cloud” and “Runner’s Sandwich”, and both were just wow in taste. Thanks and keep sharing.

  5. 5 stars
    Love this breakfast roundup! I am starting to get tired of my breakfast favorites and need to change things up! Such great breakfast ideas here! Thanks!!

    1. Glad to hear that, Emily!! 😀

  6. 5 stars
    Im doing a review on this for a school project, and I’m just going to say this was perfect!

  7. Yum! I love all of the ideas.

  8. I think your recipes look great and am going to try them. I’m trying to eat more vegetarian food so appreciate ideas with eggs and cheese as I would honestly struggle to become vegan. I think it’s great that people are trying to change their eating habits so all you vegans out there please give us a break and let us do it in small steps. Hopefully we will get there !

    1. Thanks Margaret! Yes, every step helps, absolutely. Good luck eating veggie – it’s great!

  9. 5 stars
    I have tried several of the breakfast recipes and they were very good. My whole family enjoys them. Thank you.

    1. Thank you very much, that’s great to hear! I’m really happy they all enjoyed them 🙂

  10. 5 stars
    I just stumbled on this site and although I do not eat meat or chicken, I don’t consider myself a vegetarian or vegan. I’m just trying to eat healthier. I appreciate all of your recipes and plan on trying a bunch of them. Thank you so much

    1. Hi Cyndi – sounds good! That’s exactly what we’re aiming for to be honest – to inspire people to eat more healthily – and to show it’s possible for all to cut down on meat. Thanks for writing, and enjoy the recipes!

  11. 5 stars
    I’ve tried several of these recipes and I love them all so far! My favorite has to be the blueberry banana protein smoothie. I’m trying to go vegetarian for about 5 months because I had always wanted to try it but I am thinking of staying vegetarian because I’ve found lots of awesome recipes like this!

    1. Hi Katsuki! Really glad you’ve enjoyed them so far! I love that smoothie too . Five months sounds like a great goal, and as you say – maybe you’ll stay that way! There are definitely looooads of awesome recipes 😀

  12. Eggs are not vegetarian.
    You can do your ovo lacto all you want, it’s a biological creation – not organic. Even if you don’t care about animal cruelty , eggs are not vegetarian by any means.

    1. Hi Kay, as stated we use the broadest definition of vegetarian – ovo lacto – no animal flesh. You will also find milk and cheese in these recipes. Please check this compilation: for recipes with no eggs, milk or cheese 🙂

  13. Vegetarian does not include egg buddy!

    1. yes it does, mate!

  14. Vegetarians don’t eat eggs. Infact animals in any form.

    1. I guess we can just keep the conversation going here.


    For all you “vegetarians don’t eat eggs” folks.

  16. You guys have it all! I wish i’ve found you earlier!

    1. Wow AWESOME! Thank you for writing, it’s much appreciated and hope to hear from you again!

  17. I looked over these they are great. I am not a vegan or vegetarian . I do eat animal protein looking to cut back on it. Most of these will be great for me to try. Due to job in healthcare field I need quick n fast recipes. I look forward to checking out lunch n supper ones as well. What people dont realize everything we eat can be modified to suit your own personal lifestyle n. Cheers Petrina

    1. Hi Petrina, glad you’ve found some ideas you like the look of! You’ve nailed it there – it can all be modified how we want it. Thanks for writing anf cheers too!

  18. For myself and opinion be satisfied what you eat that’s is good for yourself and you’re body. Every body is in tittle to there own vegetarian meal and options. Just be happy living this journey is a free giving.

  19. ☹️Egg is not vegetarian

  20. 4 stars
    Love all your recipes. But, I will have to look for an egg substitute in most of them.

  21. 5 stars
    The Mediterranean Breakfast Burrito made me shed tears of joy. It was amazing. Thanks for the great recipe!

    1. Haha, thanks! Glad you enjoyed 😀

  22. 5 stars
    Thank you for all these breakfast ideas! I’ll be trying them!

    1. Thanks for your interest! All these recipes are definitely worth trying!

  23. i dont like this sight vegetarian means you dont eat animal products that inclueds egg.


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