41+ Vegan Breakfast Ideas All 30-Minutes or Less

Nov 21, 2023 by Hannah Sunderani

41+ Vegan Breakfast Ideas All 30-Minutes or Less

Eating a plant-based diet doesn’t mean you have to give up delicious and nutritious breakfasts! These Vegan Breakfast Ideas will give you tons of ideas and require just 30 minutes to make. They’re perfect for busy moms, college students, weekday mornings, brunch, and everything in between. Your taste buds will never be bored with these vegan breakfast ideas.

Before going vegan, I was worried about finding satisfying, protein-rich replacements for the breakfast foods I grew up eating. But, I very quickly realized that plant-based breakfasts are actually often more nutritious than the classic eggs and bacon, and that they’re much more than a bowl of fresh fruit! From avocado toast, to fluffy pancakes, to cold smoothies, smoothie bowls, overnight oats, chia pudding, and more – the options on a vegan diet are truly endless. 

Below you’ll find a large collection of the best vegan breakfast recipes that will satisfy even the biggest skeptics! Seriously! Many of these recipes have been viewed millions of times, and have rave reviews from vegans and non-vegans alike. So without further ado, let’s dig in!

Smoothies and Beverages

Smoothies and smoothie bowls are one of my favorite quick and easy ways to start the day with a nutrient-rich meal that I can whip up in a matter of minutes. They’re the perfect solution for on-the-go busy mornings and can be made with so many variations of fruits, leafy greens, protein-rich seeds and nuts, plant milks, and more!

Below you’ll find a few of my favourite quick and easy smoothies, as well as a few of my staple morning beverages like matcha lattes and mimosas for brunch (yes mimosas are vegan! Lucky us).

1. How to make an Açaí Bowl (5-Ingredients and 5-Minutes!)

close up of thick and creamy acai smoothie in a white bowl topped fresh strawberries, bananas, granola and coconut flakes. Sitting on a wood cutting board on a white backdrop.
How to Make an Açaí Bowl just like your local juice bar with just 5 simple ingredients. Ready in 5-Minutes! This homemade açaí bowl is thick, antioxidant-packed, sweet, and refreshing! Topped with fruity and crunchy toppings.
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2. Pina Colada Smoothie

This Pina Colada Smoothie is a refreshing tropical paradise. It's easy to make, with just 5 healthy ingredients for a thick, sweet, protein-packed and tropical tasting smoothie.
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3. Green Cleanse Smoothie

Green Cleanse Smoothie
A healthful green smoothie for breakfast or snack time. It's sweet and refreshing. Made with spinach, parsley (trust me on this), tropical fruits, almond butter, plant protein powder and fresh ginger.
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4. Extra-Thick Coffee Milkshake

Extra Thick vegan coffee milkshake
This milkshake is EXTRA THICK, made with coffee, almond butter, oats, dates and frozen bananas. Enjoy it for breakfast or snack time to keep you full and satiated.
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5. Best Mimosa Recipe

Best mimosa recipe
These mimosas are light, refreshing and bubbly. Perfect for a celebration. Only 2-ingredients for a easy sippable drink.
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6. Green Goddess Smoothie

A healthy and nourishing smoothie to detoxify. Perfect for breakfast or snack-time. This is also one of the recipes in my 3-Day Cleanse.
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7. 3-Ingredient Matcha Nice Cream Recipe

matcha nice cream in two white bowls, sprinkled with coconut flakes and topped with fresh strawberries on a white backdrop
3-ingredient matcha nice cream that you're going to be craving all summer long! No ice cream maker or fancy tools required to make this soft-serve, naturally sweet, earthy, and creamy vegan ice cream.
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8. Purple Nourish Smoothie

A healthy and nourishing smoothie to renergize and detoxify. Perfect for breakfast or snack-time. This is also one of the recipes in my 3-Day Cleanse.
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9. Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

A healthy and nourishing smoothie to renergize and detoxify. Perfect for breakfast or snack-time. This is also one of the recipes in my 3-Day Cleanse.
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10. Banana Chocolate Smoothie

This Banana Chocolate Smoothie is a clean and classic blend. Perfect for breakfast or snack-time. This is also one of the recipes in my 3-Day Cleanse.
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11. How to make a matcha latte (with almond milk)

how to make a matcha latte
Step-by-step instructions for how to make a matcha latte with almond milk. Simple 3-ingredient recipe with simple steps.
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Chia Puddings

Thick and creamy chia pudding have been a staple morning breakfast in our house for years. Not only are they packed with healthy fats, protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals, but they’re also super easy to make and to meal-prep.

If you’re meal prepping, simply increase the recipe to make the desired number of servings and divide between individual serving jars. I typically like to thicken my chia puddings overnight, but they will gel and become creamy in just 20 minutes if you are in a rush! 

12. The Best Chia Pudding Recipe (Just 3-Ingredients!)

How to make chia pudding. A 3-ingredient recipe for chia pudding that's perfect pudding consistency using the perfect ratio of chia seeds to almond milk. Vegan, gluten-free, great for babies and adults alike!
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13. Mango Coconut Chia Pudding (20-Minute Recipe!)

mango coconut chia pudding with chunks of coconut on top, sprinkled with toasted shredded coconut. The jars are sitting on a white cutting board with a white backdrop.
Thick and creamy and perfect consistency coconut milk chia pudding with layers of sweet mango puree. Topped with fresh mango and toasted coconut for crunch! This 20-minute recipe will instantly teleport you to a tropical destination.
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14. Matcha Chia Pudding (Vegan)

matcha chia pudding in a small pot and topped with kiwi and toasted coconut shavings
This matcha chia pudding is made with almond milk and matcha powder. It's smooth and aromatic, and so zen. Chia pudding is a great breakfast or snack to-go. It's healthy, gluten-free and easy to digest.
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15. 4-Ingredient Chocolate Chia Pudding

Easy Chocolate Chia Pudding
This chocolate chia pudding is vegan, gluten-free and paleo, using almond milk for a delicious dairy-free treat. It can be prepared well in advance of eating. Certainly, this is a great meal-prep recipe for weekday breakfasts or easy snacks.
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16. Chocolate Mocha Chia Pudding

Chocolate Mocha Chia Pudding! This chia pudding makes a lovely breakfast to start the day, or afternoon snack. Made by mixing chia with almond milk, with cocoa powder and a shot of espresso.
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17. Turmeric Chia Pudding

Turmeric Chia Pudding
Spice up your chia pudding with a little turmeric! This is a very simple recipe for golden chia pudding that's packed with antioxidants. Enjoy for breakfast or snack time.
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18. 4-Ingredient Coconut Chia Pudding

coconut chia pudding in a glass cup topped with banana and the toasted coconut. A spoon is scooping out some of the chia pudding.
A simple coconut chia pudding recipe made with 4 simple ingredients. A creamy chia pudding that's loaded with coconut flavour and the perfect pudding consistency. A great base recipe for adding your favourite toppings.
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Oatmeal and Porridge

Warm porridge and oatmeal is one of the coziest vegan breakfast there is! It’s particularly high in soluble fiber, which is great for regulating digestion and keeping you satiated for several hours. In this collection, I’ve included some of my favourite warm and cold oatmeal, and oatmeal alternative recipes. I think you’re guaranteed to find a new favourite that the whole family will love!

Or, if you’re more of a savoury person, check out my Savoury Oatmeal with Squash and Pepita (included below). It requires a bit more time, but it is relatively quick and easy and the perfect healthy breakfast for meal prep!

19. Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge (Vegan)

20-Minute buckwheat breakfast porridge made with soaked buckwheat and coconut milk. This buckwheat porridge is naturally gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free. The buckwheat lends a slightly nutty taste, topped with a simple berry compote and toasted pecans. This is a delicious oatmeal alternative using buckwheat, great for celiacs or those with sensitive tummies like IBS!
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20. 4-Minute Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats (Vegan)

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats
These Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats cook in 4 minutes! Made with almond milk, it's vegan and gluten-free. This recipe is completely hands-free with perfect chewy texture. Expect creamy and nutty oatmeal with sweet maple cinnamon flavour.
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21. 10-Minute Creamy Decadent Chocolate Oatmeal (Vegan)

A bowl of chocolate oatmeal topped with blueberries, chocolate chips and drizzled with peanut butter. The chocolate oatmeal is in a white bowl on a white backdrop.
If you’re a chocolate lover, you are going to love this vegan oatmeal recipe. It’s like having dessert for breakfast! This simple stovetop oatmeal combines a handful of wholesome ingredients like rolled oats, cocoa powder, oat milk, chia seeds, and coconut sugar (or maple syrup). Ready within 10 minutes!
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22. 20-Minute Creamy Quinoa Porridge (Vegan)

top down image of the quinoa porridge in a bowl, topped with mango
This quinoa breakfast bowl recipe uses gluten-free quinoa as an oat substitute and coconut milk for an irresistible, creamy texture. Made stovetop, this quinoa porridge is one of my very favourite quick and easy vegan breakfast recipes.
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23. Vegan Bircher Bowl w/ Almond Butter and Jam

A bircher bowl is like overnight oats, but jazzed up a bit with nuts and seeds, yogurt and shaved apple. Perfect to make for a quick and wholesome mid-week breakfast. This one is topped with my homemade strawberry jam and almond butter.
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24. Creamy Amaranth Porridge (vegan and gluten-free)

amaranth porridge in a white bowl topped with sliced pears and toasted pecans. There is a spoon in the bowl ready to enjoy the porridge.
Vegan and naturally gluten-free amaranth porridge recipe! Made with amaranth, coconut milk and maple syrup for a sweet and nutty tasting porridge. An easy one-pot recipe that's ready in less than 30 minutes! Top with juicy ripe pears and toasted pecans for extra decadence.
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25. PB&J with Fried Banana Oatmeal

This is the dreamiest bowl of banana oatmeal to get you through the winter. Made by simmering oats and chia in oat milk (or other plantbased milk) and topping with fried banana, peanut butter and homemade raspberry chia jam. You won't believe how decadent an easy a breakfast bowl can be.
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26. Vegan Overnight Steel Cut Oats (no cook!)

overnight steel cut oats
No cook vegan overnight steel cut oats! Made with almond milk. This overnight steel cut oats recipe is easier to make than traditional oatmeal. Prepare the recipe and let it soak overnight. Come morning you have a deliciously soft and chewy oatmeal.
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27. Citrus Passionfruit Overnight Oats

Passionfruit Porridge with Coconut and Orange
I love these tart bowls for a delicious citrus inspired oatmeal. Made with passionfruit and blood orange. Enjoy for a sweet and warming breakfast.
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28. Pink Oatmeal

Pink Porridge Oats
This is a simple 10-minute oatmeal recipe made in a classic way, but with a spoonful of Pink Pitaya powder to turn it pink. A great recipe for kids, or a girls weekend. Your oats just got a lot prettier.
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29. maple apple butter oatmeal

maple oatmeal with apple butter vegan and gluten-free
An ultra cozy, fall-inspired oatmeal bowl. With warm creamy flavours like maple, spiced apple, creamy yogurt and toasted nut. It’s a heavenly bowl! And really easy to throw together whether it’s mid-week or for a lazy weekend breaky.
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30. Chocolate Overnight Oats

Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats with Blueberry and Dates
I love these chocolate overnight oats with blueberries and dates. It's sweet and decadent, yet light enough for a healthful breakfast.
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Pancakes and Waffles

If you’re tired of eating oatmeal for breakfast, you’re going to love these vegan pancakes and waffles recipes! They’re just as easy to make, but they’re so much more fun and delicious. Plus, you can serve them however you’d like.

Enjoy plain with a drizzle of maple syrup, or load them up with fresh berries, sliced banana, a dollop of nut butter, or even a dollop of coconut whipped cream! Picky eaters and husbands love these breakfast ideas. 

31. 30-Minute Vegan Gluten-Free Oatmeal Waffles

Vegan gluten-free oat waffles
An 8-ingredient recipe for the best vegan and gluten-free oatmeal waffles that are light, crispy, airy, and naturally sweet. Ready in 30 minutes!
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32. Almond Flour Waffles (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

almond flour waffles piled together on a light backdrop. The waffles are showcased plain with no toppings.
Crisp, light and fluffy Almond Flour Banana Waffles. A delicious nutty flavour from the almond flour and lightly sweetened with banana. The recipe is vegan and gluten-free! Perfect for breakfast and brunch, and a family favourite!
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33. Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes Recipe (Dairy-Free & Vegan!)

Fluffy coconut flour pancakes topped with strawberries, maple syrup and cut to show the fluffy interior. The pancakes are stacked on to a white plate. The plate is sitting on a white backdrop.
These coconut flour pancakes are light and fluffy, gluten-free, sweet and moist. Made with coconut flour and gluten-free baking flour. Enjoy as a delightful brunch with your loved ones.
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34. Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes (no blender!)

Easy Banana Oat Pancakes | Vegan Banana Pancakes Recipe
Easy vegan banana oat pancakes recipe that doesn't require a blender! A 1-bowl recipe for sweet and fluffy oat pancakes that are full of banana flavour.
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35. Almond Flour Banana Pancakes (Vegan)

almond flour pancakes in a stack on a white plate with a white backdrop. Almond flour pancakes are topped with sliced banana and are being drizzled with maple syrup.
Light and fluffy, vegan and gluten-free Almond Flour Banana Pancakes. A delicious nutty flavour from the almond flour and lightly sweetened with banana. Perfect for breakfast and brunch, and a family favourite! The recipe makes 15 pancakes.
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36. 1-Bowl Fluffy Vegan Banana Pancakes Recipe

A stack of fluffy vegan banana pancakes, the stack consists of pancakes and sliced bananas. The pancakes are stacked on a white plate with a fork holding a slice of the pancakes, to show the fluffy inside. The plate is sitting on a white backdrop.
Super light and fluffy vegan banana pancakes. This is a classic recipe to enjoy for a lazy Sunday brunch. Only 10 ingredients and so easy.
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37. 20-Minute Vegan Buckwheat Pancakes

Stacked buckwheat pancakes topped with a dollop of butter on a white place sitting on top of a white cutting board with white countertop and white backdrop. There is a small jug of maple syrup overtop of the pancakes that's being drizzled onto the top of the pancakes.
These buckwheat pancakes are light and fluffy with a  deliciously lightly nutty taste. Made with a blend of natural gluten-free flours like buckwheat flour, gluten-free rolled oats, and almond flour – the blend helps to subdue overpowering buckwheat flavour that many complain about in most buckwheat pancake recipes. Vegan and naturally gluten-free – it’s a simple blender recipe that comes together in 20 minutes.
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Breakfast Spreads and Jams

A piece of toast can make a fine breakfast, especially when spread with gourmet spreads, vegan cream cheese, homemade jams, plant-based yogurt, and nut butters (like almond butter and peanut butter). If you’re a toast and bagel aficionado like I am, you’re going to want to try all of these recipes!

And while you’re at it, try baking up your own Homemade Spelt Bread too!

38. 5-Minute Tofu Cream Cheese

image of tofu cream cheese being spread onto a bagel on a white plate. The plate is sitting on a white backdrop.
Light and whipped, smooth and creamy with a little bit of tang. This nut-free and dairy-free tofu cream cheese is made with five simple ingredients, and takes 5-minutes to make. It tastes so much like real cream cheese, you'd never know it's vegan!
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39. Raspberry Chia Jam (Fresh or Frozen Raspberries!)

Raspberry chia jam in a small glass jar with a silver spoon scooping out some of the chia jam. In the back right hand corner is a white bowl filled with raspberries. The jar of chia jam is sitting on a white backdrop.
This quick DIY recipe for raspberry chia jam combines fresh or frozen raspberries with chia seeds, and maple syrup — that’s it, just 3 basic ingredients! Prepared in a saucepan stovetop, the result is a thick, spreadable raspberry jam speckled with chia seeds that’s great with toast and muffins, or dolloped on top of your breakfast oatmeal.
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40. Gourmet Avocado Toast

Gourmet Avocado Toast
Try adding fresh berries to your avocado toast, to make it a little more gourmet. These are topped with fresh strawberries and cherries, with balsamic to drizzle.
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41. Peanut Butter and Coconut Yogurt Toast

Thick sourdough toast spread with peanut butter, a dollop of coconut yogurt, agave, walnuts and dark chocolate chips. These simple ingredients make for a cozy gourmet toast. 
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42. Strawberry and Cream Bruschetta

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Strawberry and Cream Bruschetta. Only three ingredients for this sweet, creamy and lush recipe. It’s a delicious summer inspired toast that you can enjoy for breakfast, snack time or as a sweet appetizer.
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43. Coconut Yogurt Parfait with Detox Granola

Coconut Yogurt Parfait
This detox granola is made with nuts, seeds, coconut flakes and oats, and mixed with just enough oil and sweetener that it’s still healthy but hella tasty.
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More Vegan Breakfast Recipes You Might Love

So there we have it! 41+ Vegan Breakfast Ideas that you can make in 30 minutes or less! These recipes prove that plant-based diet doesn’t mean you have to give up delicious and nutritious breakfasts! They’re perfect for busy moms, college students, weekday mornings, brunch, and everything in between.

I hope you love these vegan breakfast recipes as much as I do! If you do make any of these recipes, please let me know in the comments below what you think and check out The Two Spoons App and The Two Spoons Cookbook for more wholesome vegan recipes like this! I truly love hearing from you, and I’m always here to answer any questions you might have. 

And of course, tag me on Instagram with your pictures using the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations. 


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