57 Delicious Vegetarian Breakfasts

Last Updated on March 1, 2024 | 0 Comments
57 vegetarian breakfasts

Vegetarian breakfasts can be far more exciting than standard oatmeal or traditional eggs and toast. With a little inspiration and creativity, there are plenty of intriguing vegetarian breakfast ideas to explore with bright flavors, inviting aromas and interesting textures. Most vegetarian breakfast recipes do not require any special ingredients and can be made from common items found in the refrigerator or pantry.  

Will vegetarian breakfasts keep me satisfied until lunch? Vegetarian breakfasts can be nutritious and energizing with plenty of options for protein. In addition to eggs, vegetarian-friendly protein sources include a wide variety of dairy products, beans, nuts and seeds. Vegetarian breakfast recipes that incorporate these protein-rich foods will keep you full and satisfied all morning. From healthy vegetarian ideas for breakfast to decadent treats you will want to wake up to, here are 57 of the best vegetarian breakfasts.


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High Protein Vegetarian Breakfasts

1. Tempeh Bacon

Crisp, smoky Tempeh Bacon brings a hearty dose of protein and fiber to vegetarian breakfasts. The easy marinade is tangy, savory and sweet made from staple kitchen ingredients. 

Try our Tempeh Bacon recipe

tangy, savory tempeh bacon is a hearty high protein vegetarian breakfast
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2. Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard boiled eggs are a staple protein for vegetarian breakfasts that just got even easier to make thanks to the air fryer. Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs let you skip waiting for water to boil and the guesswork of achieving a fluffy, cooked yolk and enjoy perfectly set hard boiled eggs every time. 

Try our Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs recipe

3. Arepa con Queso

With a grill pan and a few pantry ingredients, Arepas con Queso is an easy option for vegetarian breakfasts. The cheesy South American dish satisfies as part of a leisurely breakfast or as a convenient meal on the go.

Try our Arepa con Queso recipe

arepa con queso is a cheesy south american high protein vegetarian breakfast
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4. Vegan Breakfast Burrito

Quick, satisfying and transportable, this Vegan Breakfast Burrito is the perfect make ahead morning meal. Spiced tofu scramble, crispy potatoes, tender kale and a generous drizzle of cashew cheese are wrapped in a tortilla for a hearty, portable breakfast.

Try our Vegan Breakfast Burrito recipe

5. Spinach Omelette

Master the art of omelet-making with this quick and nutritious Spinach Omelette. The key to creating fluffy and filling omelets is using a quality nonstick skillet for picture-perfect results.

Try our Spinach Omelette recipe

spinach omelette is a quick and nutritious high protein vegetarian breakfast
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6. Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

On their own, in a wrap or over a savory breakfast bowl, Fluffy Scrambled Eggs are a standby element of a high protein vegetarian breakfast. An infusion of butter and mayonnaise gives these silky eggs their signature texture. 

Try our Fluffy Scrambled Eggs recipe

7. Pesto Eggs

Classic avocado toast gets a flavorful twist when paired with a viral breakfast hack. These nutty and herbaceous Pesto Eggs are an Instagram-worthy high protein vegetarian breakfast.

Try our Pesto Eggs recipe

pesto eggs are a twist on the classic avocado toast
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8. Pistachio Latte

Fortify your morning beverage with the satiating protein in a smooth and nutty Pistachio Latte. The pistachio syrup in this recipe could also double as sweetener for any morning coffee or as a flavor boost for oatmeal, yogurt and other vegetarian breakfasts. 

Try our Pistachio Latte recipe

9. Chia Seed Smoothie

Loaded with protein, fiber, good carbs and healthy fats, this Chia Seed Smoothie has everything you need to stay full and energized throughout the morning. Simply pulse all the ingredients in a blender until frothy and smooth for easy, portable vegetarian breakfasts.

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chia seed smoothie is an easy, portable vegetarian breakfast
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Healthy Vegetarian Breakfasts

10. Sweet Potato Hash Browns 

Topped with a dollop of spicy cream sauce, these crisp and colorful Sweet Potato Hash Browns add vibrant flavor to vegetarian breakfast ideas. Quickly shred potatoes with the help of a grater or mandolin for low mess and nearly effortless meal prep.

Try our Sweet Potato Hash Browns recipe

11. Almond Flour Banana Muffins

Almond Flour Banana Muffins are ideal options for gluten free and vegetarian breakfasts. These easy, plant-based muffins are quick to make and finished with fresh banana slices and a tantalizing drizzle of almond butter.

Try our Almond Flour Banana Muffins recipe

almond flour banana muffins are an ideal gluten free vegetarian breakfast
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12. Apple Smoothie

Smoothies are easy vegetarian breakfast ideas that can be prepared the night before for a quick morning meal. Chop up the apples, pears and celery in this nutritious Apple Smoothie ahead of time for a speedy and healthy vegetarian breakfast. 

Try our Apple Smoothie recipe

13. Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

Wake up to warm, autumnal aromas in this tender Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread. The sweet, crunchy pumpkin seed crust is a perfect contrast to the soft, moist loaf. 

Try our Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread recipe

gluten free pumpkin bread has warm autumnal notes
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14. Vegan Pancake Mix

Fiber-rich Vegan Pancake Mix is a pantry staple for a quick, healthy vegetarian breakfast. To make the pancakes, whisk a flax egg, oil, almond milk and a touch of vanilla extract with the prepared pancake mix, then cook on a skillet until golden brown. 

Try our Vegan Pancake Mix recipe

15. Turmeric Latte

A darling of social media health gurus, turmeric is adored for its golden hue and potential benefits. The blend of herbal tea, coconut milk and warm spices in this soothing Turmeric Latte makes it a welcome alternative to morning coffee. 

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turmeric latte is a healthy and soothing vegetarian breakfast
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16. Zucchini Pancakes

Even non-vegetarians will love eating their vegetables when they try these fluffy Zucchini Pancakes. These nutritious pancakes are impressively tender and moist thanks to an infusion of squash and ricotta cheese. 

Try our Zucchini Pancakes recipe

17. Dragon Fruit Smoothie

This beautiful Dragon Fruit Smoothie brings a touch of whimsical elegance to vegetarian breakfasts. Tangy and refreshing, this unique smoothie is a creamy blend of banana, dragon fruit, berries, almonds and your favorite yogurt. 

Try our Dragon Fruit Smoothie recipe

dragon fruit smoothie is a tangy and refreshing, unique smoothie
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18. Gluten Free Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips

Classic and crowd-pleasing Gluten Free Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips are suitable for a variety of dietary needs. Made with gluten free and plant-based ingredients, everyone can enjoy this sweet morning treat. 

Try our Gluten Free Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips recipe

19. Gluten Free Granola

Crunchy, savory and lightly sweet, this Gluten Free Granola includes a nutritious array of seeds, nuts and oats that give a healthy and flavorful boost to a variety of vegetarian breakfasts. A food processor is a helpful tool for quickly chopping large almonds and pecans before incorporating them with the other ingredients.

Try our Gluten Free Granola recipe

gluten free granola are crunchy, savory and lightly sweet
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20. Oat Flour Pancakes

This recipe for Oat Flour Pancakes transforms pantry staples into a delicious, gluten free vegetarian breakfast. Made with homemade oat flour, these quick pancakes bring a boost of fiber and protein to this healthy morning meal. 

Try our Oat Flour Pancakes recipe

21. Sweet Potato Pancakes

Made from wholesome ingredients like roasted sweet potato, ground flax and nuts, these fluffy Sweet Potato Pancakes are brimming with important nutrients like protein and fiber. Top with a pat of butter, crunchy pecans and a drizzle of maple syrup for vegetarian breakfasts that strike a perfect balance between decadent and nutritious. 

Try our Sweet Potato Pancakes recipe

sweet potato pancakes are brimming with protein and fiber
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22. Pumpkin Oatmeal

Simmering this fragrant Pumpkin Oatmeal in a saucepan on the stovetop fills the morning air with the cozy aromas of warm spices. Toast some pumpkin seeds, pecans or your favorite granola to add crunch to this creamy breakfast dish.

Try our Pumpkin Oatmeal recipe

23. Mango Banana Smoothie

Start your morning with a taste of the tropics in this refreshing Mango Banana Smoothie. Bright, fresh and silky smooth vegetarian breakfasts like this one are like a mini vacation in a glass. 

Try our Mango Banana Smoothie recipe

mango banana smoothie isi like a mini vacation in a glass
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Vegetarian Breakfast Casseroles

24. Sheet Pan Pancakes

Easily feed a large family or crowd with these customizable Sheet Pan Pancakes. Pour pancake batter into a sheet pan and top with an assortment of berries, nuts or chocolate chips for an effortless breakfast casserole.

Try our Sheet Pan Pancakes recipe

25. Baked Apple Oatmeal

Make mornings easier with crowd-pleasing vegetarian breakfasts like this tender Baked Apple Oatmeal. Tart Granny Smith Apples are halved and stuffed with a crunchy, spiced oat topping for a simple, pre-portioned snack or breakfast. 

Try our Baked Apple Oatmeal recipe

baked apple oatmeal is a tender crowd-pleasing vegetarian breakfast oatmeal
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26. Vegetarian Breakfast Casserole

Packed with roasted vegetables, herbs and cheese, no one will miss the meat in this Vegetarian Breakfast Casserole from Well Plated by Erin. Each bite of this colorful casserole is filled with an intriguing assortment of tastes and textures.

27. Egg and Potato Breakfast Casserole

Make ahead vegetarian breakfasts like this Egg and Potato Breakfast Casserole by Ahead of Thyme are great for brunch, potlucks or feeding a crowd. This hearty casserole is layered with a  filling of potatoes, vegetables and cheese that is easily customized with your favorite flavor combinations.

egg and potato breakfast casserole is a great make ahead vegetarian breakfast
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Easy Vegetarian Breakfasts

28. Sourdough Waffles

Transform leftover sourdough starter into delicious vegetarian breakfasts like these tender Sourdough Waffles. A classic Belgian waffle maker brings out the nutty flavor of the tahini while giving the waffles their signature golden exterior.

Try our Sourdough Waffles recipe

29. Gluten Free Waffles

Fluffy, buttery and sweet, these Gluten Free Waffles rival any classic recipe. These golden waffles are crisp on the outside and soft in the middle, perfect for serving with fresh berries and powdered sugar or a pat of butter and drizzle of syrup. 

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gluten free waffles are fluffy, buttery and sweet
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30. Asiago Bagel

Crafting a homemade Asiago Bagel is a savory baking project that is probably easier than you think. Enjoy these cheesy bagels with a generous cream cheese schmear, as a hearty egg sandwich or as part of other tasty vegetarian breakfast recipes. 

Try our Asiago Bagel recipe

31. Hotcakes

Enjoy these traditional Hotcakes on their own or as part of a hearty vegetarian breakfast spread. Made with simple ingredients, this iconic breakfast staple is quick and easy to prepare. 

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hotcakes are an iconic easy vegetarian breakfast
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32. Pumpkin Pancakes

Fragrant Pumpkin Pancakes are vegetarian breakfasts made for cool autumn mornings. This cozy stack captures all the signature flavors of fall in each soft, tender pancake. 

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33. Mini Pancakes

Mini Pancakes are adorable and versatile additions to vegetarian breakfast ideas. These bite-sized hotcakes can be fun finger foods for kids or the base of elegant appetizers at brunch. 

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mini pancakes are an adorable and versatile vegetarian breakfast idea
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34. Bunny Pancakes

Classic pancakes become an interactive themed breakfast with these cute Bunny Pancakes. This creative breakfast idea is a fun activity for kids and families to celebrate spring holidays. 

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35. Irish Cream Cold Brew

Put a festive twist on your morning coffee with this Irish Cream Cold Brew. The homemade Irish syrup is a great sweetener for regular coffee or other sweet vegetarian breakfasts. 

Try our Irish Cream Cold Brew recipe

irish cream cold brew puts a festive twist on your morning coffee
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36. Cake Donut

Elevated with a hint of freshly ground nutmeg, an old fashioned Cake Donut is a perfect pairing for a hot morning coffee or tea. Easily achieve the signature shape with a donut pan.

Try our Cake Donut recipe

37. Cherry Turnovers

Flaky, buttery Cherry Turnovers are decadent vegetarian breakfasts that also make delicious desserts. For an easy shortcut, use premade puff pastry or follow the recipe to make your own laminated dough at home. 

Try our Cherry Turnovers recipe

cherry turnovers are decadent vegetarian breakfasts
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38. Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Pancakes are a classic, fan favorite breakfast. Serve these sweet, fluffy pancakes with fresh berries and a glass of cold milk. 

Try our Chocolate Chip Pancake recipe

39. Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

A quality, nonstick loaf pan is a helpful tool for creating easy vegetarian breakfasts such as sweet or savory breads and even deep dish casseroles. Put that loaf pan to work with this bright and zesty Lemon Poppy Seed Bread.

Try our Lemon Poppy Seed Bread recipe

lemon poppy seed bread bring a bold pop of lemon flavor
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40. Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Bright and buttery Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins bring a bold pop of lemon flavor with a tender, citrusy crumb finished with a tart lemon glaze. These lemony muffins are an ideal accompaniment to morning tea. 

Try our Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins recipe

41. Caramel Latte

Rich, toasty caramel brings sweetness and complexity to this decadent Caramel Latte. Keep a batch of the homemade caramel in the fridge to use in morning lattes, drizzled over oatmeal or with a bowl of ice cream. 

Try our Caramel Latte recipe

caramel latte is a rich and complex latte
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42. Vegan Scones

Vegan Scones are a light and fluffy plant-based alternative to the traditional British tea time treat. This recipe was carefully crafted to be free of eggs and dairy without sacrificing texture or flavor. 

Try our Vegan Scones recipe

43. Blueberry Crepes

These light, buttery Blueberry Crepes are ideal for elegant vegetarian breakfasts or a leisurely weekend brunch. Although they can be made in a regular skillet, a crepe pan set turns out picture-perfect crepes with consistency and ease.

Try our Blueberry Crepes recipe

blueberry scones are an elegant vegetarian breakfast
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44. Bananas Foster French Toast

Elevate traditional French toast with toppings inspired by a classic dessert in this rich, complex Bananas Foster French Toast. Crisp on the outside with a custard-like center, this vegetarian breakfast is finished with a decadent flambéed rum sauce and caramelized bananas. 

Try our Bananas Foster French Toast recipe

45. Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls are soft, fluffy and easy to make for warm, sweet vegetarian breakfasts. Use dental floss or a sharp knife to slice neat, even swirls.

Try our Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls recipe

gluten free cinnamon rolls are soft, fluffy and easy to make
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46. Cranberry Orange Scones

Jeweled with dried fruit and zesty citrus, these Cranberry Orange Scones are delicate, buttery and sweet. These tender, aromatic scones pair beautifully with morning coffee or tea. 

Try our Cranberry Orange Scones recipe

47. Cornbread Muffins

These soft, lightly sweet Cornbread Muffins are a perfect complement to vegetarian breakfasts or savory meals any time of day. Prepared in a muffin pan, each piece of cornbread is conveniently portioned for individual servings.

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cornbread muffins are soft and lightly sweet
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48. Eggnog French Toast

Eggnog French Toast elevates the classic breakfast with a generous dose of holiday spirit. The crispy pecan and cornflake crust gives this festive breakfast a unique crunch in addition to its signature holiday flavor.

Try our Eggnog French Toast recipe

49. London Fog Latte

Cozy and creamy with soothing notes of lavender, this London Fog Latte brings a moment of calm to busy mornings. Bold Earl Grey tea is infused with lavender and finished with an airy foam of frothed milk for a relaxing morning treat.

Try our London Fog Latte recipe

london fog latte is cozy, creamy with soothing notes of lavender
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50. Pink Velvet Macchiato

Enjoy dessert for breakfast with this luxurious Pink Velvet Macchiato with flavors reminiscent of decadent red velvet cake. This colorful beverage is finished with espresso shots for a morning boost. 

Try our Pink Velvet Macchiato recipe

51. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Fluffy and moist Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are vegetarian breakfasts that could double for dessert with a luxurious cream cheese swirl and warm, autumnal aromas. A sprinkle of pumpkin seeds on top gives these tender pumpkin muffins a crunchy bite. 

Try our Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins recipe

pumpkin cream cheese muffins are fluffy and moist
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52. Chocolate Crepes

The batter for these Chocolate Crepes is made in a blender for quick, easy and impressive vegetarian breakfasts. Top these delicate crepes with your favorite berries and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

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53. Egg in a Hole

A classic Egg in a Hole is a simple, yet satisfying idea for vegetarian breakfasts. Enjoy this traditional dish on its own or paired with your favorite sides like potatoes, vegetables or fruit.

Try our Egg in a Hole recipe

egg in a hole is a simple and satisfying vegetarian breakfast
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54. Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

Bursting with fresh berries, these Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins are a sweet morning treat for cozy breakfasts at home or a convenient option for meals on the go. Each perfectly portioned muffin features a soft, fruity interior topped with crunchy, gluten free streusel. 

Try our Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins recipe

55. Skillet Breakfast Potatoes

Crispy Skillet Breakfast Potatoes are a staple of vegetarian breakfasts. These crunchy, tender potatoes make an excellent side dish or a hearty filling for breakfast burritos. 

Try our Skillet Breakfast Potatoes recipe

skillet breakfast potatoes are a staple of vegetarian breakfasts
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56. Sourdough French Toast

Sourdough French Toast brings a unique tang to the traditional breakfast dish. Swapping in sliced sourdough gives this eggy breakfast treat an intriguing, complex flavor. 

Try our Sourdough French Toast recipe

57. Chilaquiles Rojos

Inspired by a traditional Mexican dish, Chilaquiles Rojos feature crunchy tortilla chips simmered in spicy red sauce topped with a colorful array of ingredients such as black beans, guacamole, crumbly cotija cheese and a fried egg. This hearty dish makes great vegetarian breakfasts and a creative addition to weekend brunch. 

Try our Chilaquiles Rojos recipe

chilaquiles rojos are inspired by a traditional mexican dish
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Whether savory or sweet, the best vegetarian breakfast recipes are the ones that you want to wake up to from tender, fruity muffins and stacks of fluffy pancakes to hearty casseroles and smooth, creamy lattes. 

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