30+ Plant-Based Breakfast Ideas for Beginners

by Alena

New to a vegan diet? These hand-selected plant-based breakfast ideas for beginners make every morning much brighter. From meal prep-friendly recipes to 3-minute quick breakfasts, super healthy or chocolatey and delicious, this list has got you covered.

Breakfast is our favorite meal of the day! You get to eat delicious sweet food like breakfast cookies or fruity chia pudding and then enjoy a good cup of coffee over a lovely chat.

But if you’re new to a plant-based diet and used to eating bacon, eggs and dairy products first thing in the morning, you might be wondering what your new go-tos could be!

We’ve recently shared our favorite easy plant-based beginner recipes for lunch and dinner as well as these 20+ packable vegan sandwich recipes but wanted to focus on breakfast ideas now.

And no worries, this won’t be a list of just fruit smoothies (find our favorite plant-based smoothies here) and oatmeal! 

Although we did add a few of them to our easy breakfast ideas, we also have vegan French toast, fluffy pancakes, granola parfait, muffins, savory breakfast skillets and a couple of toasts and sandwiches.

If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out our full vegan breakfast guide here or try some low-carb vegan breakfast recipes if that’s your jam!

Easy Plant-Based Breakfast Ideas

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collage of 4 easy plant-based breakfast ideas from baked oatmeal to apple toasts, chia pudding and savory breakfast skillet

30+ Plant-Based Breakfast Ideas + Easy Vegan Oatmeal

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

30+ hand-selected plant-based breakfast ideas for beginners from baked oats to chia pudding, muffins, smoothies, parfaits and breakfast bars! Find your favorite recipe and be sure to try the following easy vegan oatmeal with cocoa powder, banana, coconut flakes and fresh berries — it’s an exclusive snippet from our popular Vegan Starter Kit.


  • 1 cup rolled oats (90 g)
  • 1 cup water (240 ml)
  • 1 cup soy milk (240 ml)
  • 1 banana, chopped
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cacao powder
  • 1 cup fresh berries (120 g)
  • 1 oz chopped nuts (30 g)


  1. Add oats and soy milk to a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and let simmer for 3 minutes until the oats have soaked up the liquid. Stir often and add more soy milk when needed.
  3. Add banana, coconut flakes, maple syrup, cinnamon and cacao powder, stir well
  4. and let simmer for another 5 minutes until everything has heated through.
  5. Remove from heat and pour into a serving bowl. 
  6. Top with fresh berries and chopped nuts and enjoy!


  • This recipe is super customizable! You can swap the soy milk for any other dairy-free alternative, omit the maple syrup or cocoa powder, choose any nuts and replace the berries with apple, mango, melon or whatever is your favorite fruit.
  • Any leftovers can be stored in the fridge and reheated in the microwave.
  • Use certified gluten-free oats if needed and add some vegan protein powder if you prefer higher protein oatmeal.
  • We also like to top our oatmeal with coconut or soy yogurt!
  • Find 30+ more easy plant-based breakfast options in the article above.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: ½ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 419Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 116mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 11gSugar: 23gProtein: 13g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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Alena sitting in a cafe with a bowl of fresh plant-based food and a glass of coffee in front of her

About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

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