29 Easy & Healthy Vegan Christmas Breakfast Recipes

by Alena

Making healthy choices during the holidays just got a whole lot easier! To help you start your holiday mornings off right, we’ve hand-selected the prettiest, tastiest and easiest vegan Christmas breakfast recipes from around the internet.

No matter if you’re new to plant-based eating or have been a full-blown ethical vegan for years on end, we think everyone can benefit from the goodness we’ve collected for this list of the best vegan Christmas breakfast recipes.

Celebrating with children? Make them some baked gingerbread doughnuts and hot chocolate.

Anyone at the table gluten-free? We have flourless vegan sweet potato brownies, easy oat bars and breakfast “nice” cream up our sleeves.

Some gourmet food lovers skeptical of vegan recipes? Present them with pumpkin cheesecake bars, vegan eggnog french toast casserole or a pumpkin and spinach quiche.

But please don’t think that every vegan Christmas breakfast recipe on our list is as complicated as it might sound!

If you know anything about our kitchen game, you’ll be confident that we picked only easy and rather quick recipes, because who’s got the time (especially during the holidays) to spend hours cooking or baking for Christmas breakfast?

Speaking of which, we also have the best healthy and easy vegan Christmas recipes for an elaborate dinner on the blog, featuring sides, mains and treats the whole family will love and that won’t have you tied to the stove for the whole day.

The Best Vegan Christmas Recipes

Our vegan holiday survival guide can give an idea about what sides are often already vegan and which ingredients to look out for during holiday feasts, such as butter, cream or chicken broth, to keep your plate fully vegan. You also find tips around dinner table conversation and much more there.

If you’re still on the hunt for some great vegan gift ideas, check out our latest gift guide with over one hundred hand-selected unique ideas from food to fashion, books, donations and so much more.

111+ Unique Vegan Gift Ideas

Now that we’ve talked about the basic Christmas stuff, let’s get right into our list of easy and healthy vegan Christmas breakfast recipes!

Feel free to replace or omit ingredients you either don’t have on hand or want to replace for taste or health reasons, such as oils, sugar and things you’re allergic to. Most recipes offer substitution information.

The Best Vegan Christmas Breakfast Recipes

Choose from health-promoting smoothies and oatmeal variations, crunchy treats and creamy warming drinks for your perfect vegan Christmas morning.

From waffles to french toast, spiced bread and pumpkin-everything, the following breakfast ideas will make everyone merry and nourished.

Cardamom Pancakes with Cranberry Compote

stack of vegan cardamom pancakes with a hand putting cranberry compote on top
Recipe by Planted Purpose

Warm, fluffy and incredibly fragrant, these vegan pancakes take this traditional breakfast or brunch choice to the next level.

They are made with whole wheat flour and only slightly sweetened with some maple syrup – and if you have any leftover cranberry-orange sauce from Christmas dinner, this breakfast choice couldn’t be any easier.

Fluffy Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls

two white bowls with blended orange sweet potato, some granola and vegan yoghurt
Recipe by From My Bowl

Looking for a wholesome grain-free and gluten-free vegan breakfast idea? You need to try these fluffy sweet potato breakfast bowls.

Healthy and hearty, the recipe calls for easy but incredibly delicious holiday ingredients such as roasted sweet potatoes, cinnamon, pomegranate, cacao nibs and some granola.

Easy Wholesome Cinnamon Rolls

woman in grey sweater holding a white plate with a vegan cinnamon roll and pouring maple syrup over it
Recipe by Nutriciously

Can you imagine a better smell filling your kitchen than some warm, fluffy and nutty vegan cinnamon rolls?

Our easy and wholesome recipe has only 8 basic ingredients plus all the wintery spices you want. No milk, oil, dairy or refined sugar required for these sweet holiday-friendly buns.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Bake

woman holding white plate with a vegan carrot cake oatmeal Christmas breakfast bake over a table of more food
Recipe by Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures

A vegan breakfast collection surely must include a couple of oatmeal recipes! Starting with this whole food plant-based carrot cake bake, which is definitely not your usual morning bowl of oats.

Sweet, moist, and packed with oats, walnuts, carrots, and raisins, this breakfast bake is seriously delicious while free from sugar, oil and gluten.

Pumpkin Waffles with Cashew Cream

three orange pumpkin waffles on a white plate topped with some pecans and a hand that drizzles maple syrup over them
Recipe by My Darling Vegan

Aren’t waffles a must for every festive breakfast or brunch spread? No worries, it’s very easy to make fully plant-based ones.

Spiced to perfection and slathered in sweet, creamy custard, these vegan waffles are cozy and perfect for the whole family. If you’ve never tried adding pumpkin puree to your waffle batter, you need to make this recipe!

Thick Vegan Hot Chocolate

two mugs with thick vegan hot chocolate topped with white coconut cream and one hand reaching for it
Recipe by The Minimalist Vegan

Let’s sprinkle in some cozy and wintery vegan Christmas breakfast beverages! This thick Italian vegan hot chocolate is so rich, creamy and chocolatey that you will seriously fall in love with it.

A mix between normal hot chocolate and chocolate pudding, it’s made with soy milk, cornflour, cocoa powder and some good-quality dark chocolate while only requiring a small amount of coconut sugar.

Sugar-Free Apple Crumble

blue baking dish containing sugar-free apple crumble on a counter top and a hand taking some of it out with a spoon
Recipe by Nutriciously

This classic baked crumble is a must during the holidays! Made with apples, banana and warming spices, the filling is warm, soft and gooey –  and not at all overpowered by the delicious gluten-free crunchy oat topping.

While tasting fantastic, it’s secretly good for you and easy on the waistline. Serve it with some protein-rich vegan ice cream or date caramel!

Baked Gingerbread Porridge

vegan Christmas breakfast spread consisting of baked oatmeal with plant-based milk and berries
Recipe by Natalie Penny

Perfect for chilly winter mornings, this easily adaptable baked gingerbread porridge makes for a comforting, healthy and very flavorful addition to your Christmas breakfast spread.

It’s gluten-free and oil-free, featuring wholesome staple ingredients such as oats, raisins, apples, nuts, seeds, and plant-based milk of your choice. Don’t forget a good heap of all the tasty winter spices!

Golden Coconut Apple Oats

white bowl with golden oatmeal, mango, chopped nuts and vegan milk as well as a spoon
Recipe by Running On Real Food

Sticking with the oatmeal theme, here’s another simple yet genius vegan Christmas breakfast recipe: golden coconut apple oats!

Inspired by the popular golden milk, this easy-to-make oatmeal calls for warming spices like turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom and ginger.

Tasty add-ons include apple, banana, mango, nuts and cacao nibs – just use your favorites to create the perfect morning oats for your taste!

Pumpkin Pie Cookie Bars

four pieces of moist and dense vegan pumpkin pie cookie bars on top of each other
Recipe by Feasting On Fruit

Your favorite fall pie meets gooey cookie goodness in these pumpkin pie cookie bars with pecan crust, date-sweetened filling, and lots of chocolate chips!

Granted, these sound and look a whole lot unhealthier than they actually are.

Completely refined sugar-free and oil-free, you use ingredients such as Medjool dates, nuts, pumpkin puree, plant-based milk and shredded coconut. Easy to make in just 15 minutes of hands-on time!

Carrot Cake with Cashew Frosting

woman in grey shirt holding a white plate in her hand and holding a square piece of vegan carrot cake with cashew frosting in her other hand
Recipe by Nutriciously

How about sneaking some veggies into your festive Christmas morning spread? This wholesome vegan carrot cake hides 2 cups of shredded carrots and a cup of unsweetened applesauce.

Combine with some whole grain flour, winter spices, brown sugar, soy milk and a few optional add-ons to get these moist and sweet snacking cake squares!

Highly recommended that you include the easy cashew frosting, but not a must if you’re short on time.

Eggnog French Toast Casserole

white baking dish with cut up french bread and thick white vegan sauce
Recipe by Blissful Basil

How could you possibly put more comforting Christmas breakfast choices into one dish?

This vegan eggnog french toast casserole really makes for the perfect holiday brunch – hearty cubes of french bread soaked overnight in a rich texture of coconut milk, applesauce, almond milk, maple syrup and some spices.

Bake for 45 minutes in the morning and have the whole family enjoy this rich yet healthy dish!

Chia Pudding with Pumpkin Caramel

glass of chia pudding with yellow pumpkin caramel and topped with nuts on a white plate next to a spoon
Recipe by Hello Veggie

This popular plant-based breakfast choice can totally be prepared to become a festive, fancy version of a simple chia pudding!

The little seeds pack quite a bit of protein and fiber and when soaked in liquid, it thickens up nicely to create a pudding. Top with homemade vegan caramel sauce, nuts and apples for a healthy holiday experience.

Crunchy Pumpkin Spice Granola

vegan Christmas breakfast spread on a wooden table with a pumpkin granola and raspberries in the foreground
Recipe by Crowded Kitchen

Speaking of popular vegan breakfast choices, let’s not forget about the mighty granola!

This easy pumpkin-spice version makes for a great Christmas morning addition for anyone wanting to top their smoothie bowls, coconut yogurts or overnight oats with some crunchy goodness – or just enjoy it by the spoonful, we won’t judge.

Winter Citrus Smoothie

two glasses of bright orange and dark red fruity citrus smoothie next to some fruit and a knife
Recipe by Half Baked Harvest

Feeling a bit under the weather between stressful holiday gatherings? Why not offer an immune-boosting and delicious winter citrus smoothie!

This colorful fruity drink can crush any cold that might be coming up with the help of frozen mango chunks, orange juice, red beet, raspberries, turmeric, ginger and pomegranate juice – possibly meeting 1000% of your vitamin C needs with just one sip.

Healthy Vegan Skillet Cookie

baking pan with warm vegan cookie cake and coconut ice cream
Recipe by Nutriciously

This delicious vegan cookie cake is the perfect combination of a moist cookie and scrumptious, slightly sweet cake that can be dressed up to your liking!

Featuring accessible staple ingredients, it’s fiber-rich, high in protein and such a crowd-pleaser. Serve with vegan frosting or a dollop of homemade ice cream!

Sweet Potato Nice Cream with Cinnamon Crumble

white bowl with yellow sweet potato nice cream topped with granola and sunflower seeds
Recipe by Blissful Basil

If you’re familiar with vegan recipes, you’ve probably heard of the homemade fruity sister of dairy ice cream: banana (n)ice cream.

This next-level version doesn’t just call for frozen bananas but includes some slow-releasing carbs in the form of sweet potato purée as well as a tablespoon of sunflower butter for extra creaminess.

We love this twist and the easy cinnamon-sunflower crumble makes for the most irresistible topping! 5/5 delicious and healthy.

Spiced Cranberry Orange Bread

two slices of moist cranberry orange bread with white glaze on a white plate next to oranges and a fork
Recipe by From My Bowl

You’re only 11 healthy plant-based ingredients away from this fluffy and flavorful holiday breakfast treat!

If you’re not feeling the chocolate vibes for every single festive occasion (totally fine!), why not make this fruity and moist cranberry orange bread?

Made with ground oats (again, it’s just such a versatile vegan staple!), applesauce and creamy coconut milk, it features seasonal fruit and can be topped with a sweet homemade glaze for extra yumminess.

Apple Pie Chia Smoothie

woman in white shirt holding a glass with purple applie pie chia smoothie next to apples and cinnamon
Recipe by Hello Glow

Craving a healthier plant-based meal during the holidays? No need to compromise on Christmas flavors. This creamy and easy apple pie chia smoothie actually tastes like pie but is at the same time packed with vital nutrients.

Just five simple ingredients and five minutes of preparation are required for this healthy winter beverage, and it will make a perfect addition to any festive bread, muffin or pancakes.

Creamy Vegan Turmeric Latte

two white mugs filled with bright yellow turmeric latte vegan golden milk and rose petals
Recipe by Real + Vibrant

Staying in the spirit of delicious warming beverages, this creamy turmeric latte (or “golden milk”) is a trendy and healthy addition to any vegan breakfast or brunch.

Completely free of caffeine, it’s suitable for young and old, can be made with the plant-based milk of your choice and only requires a handful of common winter spices.

Baked Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

seven pieces of squared bright orange pumpkin cheesecake bars on a table next to a cook and a cup of coffee
Recipe by Rainbow Plant Life

Are you on the hunt for an elaborate and rich vegan Christmas breakfast recipe? Look no further.

These scrumptious baked pumpkin cheesecake bars will make your creamiest dreams come true. This certainly isn’t your “only 5 easy ingredients and 5 minutes prep time” recipe, but it’s certainly worth it.

If you want to wow any vegan critic, this is the rich and sweet treat to win their heart!

Pumpkin Crust Winter Quiche

green plate with colorful vegan pumpkin spinach quiche featuring slices of red beets and two plates next to it
Recipe by Rainbow Nourishments

Another fancier vegan holiday recipe to serve during a more elaborate breakfast or brunch is this quiche with a pumpkin crust.

It’s one of those dishes you might think are impossible when choosing a vegan lifestyle, but that’s really not the case!

This vibrant pumpkin and spinach tart-cross-quiche is gluten-free and packed with protein, featuring a naturally-sweet pumpkin pastry and tofu ricotta filling.

Overall, the ingredients aren’t too hard to find at the store and the quiche only requires 15 minutes of prep time!

Mini Baked Gingerbread Doughnuts

four small baked gingerbread doughnuts with a white glaze stacked on top of each other
Recipe by Wallflower Kitchen

Doughnuts for Christmas breakfast? Why not, if it’s basically just some flour with applesauce, plant-based milk and some spices!

Sure, they double as a healthy vegan dessert, but if your holiday spread can use some healthy-ish sweet treats for the kids, these can be a handy addition.

Creamy & Easy Vegan Eggnog

two glasses of creamy vegan eggnog sprinkled with cinnamon on a wooden surface
Recipe by The Minimalist Vegan

Our friend Maša from Australia just makes the best cozy beverages, so we had to feature another one of her creamy creations. This stunning vegan egg-less nog is incredibly thick and can be stored in the fridge for 4-5 days – perfect to make in advance!

Featuring wholesome plant-based ingredients such as cashews, coconut milk, dates and all the winter spices, it’s naturally gluten-free, oil-free and sugar-free.

Flourless Sweet Potato Brownies

a couple of moist and dense vegan sweet potato brownies on a white surface
Recipe by The Almond Eater

Anyone at the table skipping grains or gluten this year? Present them with these easy vegan sweet potato brownies for a lush Christmas breakfast option.

Made with just 4 (f-o-u-r) ingredients, their moist texture will satisfy both vegan and paleo eaters – as well as everyone in between.

Nobody will be able to taste the nutrient-dense sweet potatoes and the brownies only require 10 minutes of hands-on time.

Pumpkin Cranberry Pecan Bread

white plate with Vegan Pumpkin Cranberry Pecan Bread and one slice cut off
Recipe by Blissful Basil

A festive addition to any holiday spread, this spiced spelt pumpkin loaf is dotted with crunchy pecans and chewy cranberries – all the things that make winter recipes so delicious.

The orange-hued pecan bread comes together in a flash and requires only a short list of easy-to-find ingredients.

Perfected with any easy sugar-cinnamon glaze, this might not be your 100% whole food plant-based choice but a delicious vegan option everyone will love!

Baked Apples with Oat Streusel

white plate on wooden surface with half a baked apple stuffed with oat streusel
Recipe by The Simple Green

This simple baked apple recipe can be enjoyed at any time of the day – and makes for a festive vegan Christmas breakfast or brunch addition.

It features seasonal Gala apples baked until soft and fragrant with a comforting and crumbly oat, spelt, cinnamon and brown sugar filling.

There are a few tweaks to make this recipe healthier if you wish, but otherwise, it’s the perfect classic fall and winter treat.

Pumpkin Spice Thai Iced Coffee

glass of Pumpkin Spice Thai Iced Coffee with vegan milk being poured into it
Recipe by Unconventional Baker

Let’s round this up with a final pinch of pumpkin spice and something you’ll probably need heaps of during a busy Christmas morning: coffee!

The good ol’ straight-up black energizing beverage might get the job done, but why not serve a fancy and incredibly delicious version for this year’s elaborate holiday breakfast?

Only five ingredients – plus some optional cinnamon for sprinkling – and after just 10 minutes you can start slurping this goodness. Festive, cozy, warming and simply gorgeous from the inside out.

Which of these vegan Christmas breakfast recipes are most enticing to you? Will you serve something quick and easy or are you up for a more elaborate holiday spread? Share with us in the comments below and Pin the recipes to always have them on hand.

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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