It’s more than a breakfast, but not quite lunch. It’s brunch, and it’s just got exciting with these easy vegan brunch recipes!
Let us know in the comments which are your favorite.
1. Vegan Banana Bread By The Spruce Eats
Vegans can enjoy decadent banana bread again with this creative brunch recipe. This light recipe substitutes plant milk and apple cider vinegar for animal-based products like milk and eggs. As with all banana bread recipes, make sure the bananas are as ripe as possible. This helps to coax out as much flavor as possible into this vegan banana bread. Top with nut butter for a hearty vegan brunch.
2. Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl By Bakerita
Smoothie bowls provide one of the trendiest breakfast and brunch options around. This flavorful brunch option packs a lot of nutrients into one beautiful and customizable meal. This smoothie bowl provides a detailed recipe for a strawberry banana concoction using coconut milk. Add orange juice, coconut flakes, nuts, and other toppings for a fun and refreshing brunch.
3. Quinoa Fruit Salad with Maple Syrup Dressing By Noble Veggies
A salad for breakfast? Brunch provides the perfect opportunity to debut creative dishes that blur the line between morning and afternoon meals.
This refreshing salad combines hearty and nutritious quinoa with maple syrup, a breakfast favorite. Preparing your own maple syrup salad dressing allows you to control sugar and salt contents for healthier salads too. Add a collection of chopped fruits like grapes, mangoes, and strawberries for a delicious and unexpected brunch side dish.
4. Blended Vegan Baked Oatmeal By Simply Quinoa
If you’re ready to graduate from overnight oats, try this newest oatmeal-based viral Internet sensation. Blended baked oatmeal is all the rage for today’s vegans. This unique breakfast treat feels like eating cake for breakfast but is truly a naturally-sweetened and cruelty-free brunch choice.
This recipe instructs you to add oats, plant milk, bananas, and all other ingredients to your blender. Mix all ingredients on high, then bake in small ramekins for luxurious blended vegan baked oatmeal.
5. Fluffy New York-Style Bagels w/ Vegan Carrot Lox By Sweet Simple Vegan
East Coasters know there is nothing like biting into a fresh bagel first thing in the morning. Enjoy the next best thing with this easy vegan brunch recipe. This bagel recipe is so delicious you can feel free to eat them plain. Or explore toppings like red onions, capers, and homemade vegan cream cheese made from cashews.
6. The Best Vegan Breakfast Burritos By Rainbow Plant Life
Or maybe you’re a West Coaster yearning for a yummy breakfast burrito? This vegan breakfast burrito packs so many delicious favorites into one warm tortilla. This recipe is actually a 5-in-1 recipe, with additional easy vegan brunch recipes for vegan queso sauce, pico de gallo, tofu scramble, and roasted potatoes included within.
7. Vegan Avocado Toast By Mindful Avocado
Avocado toast is the iconic millennial treat. This delicious easy brunch recipe is completely customizable, making it a great brunch option for vegan guests. Simply provide beautifully toasted bread, smashed and seasoned avocado, and a variety of savory toppings. Choose crunchy add-ons like chickpeas, arugula, red onions, and radishes for delightful texture contrast.
Don’t forget to squeeze lemon or lime juice into the mashed avocado – this will prevent the avocado from prematurely browning while on display for brunch. While the discoloration is not harmful, it can appear visually unappealing.
8. Vegan Spinach Quiche By Bianca Zapatka
Quiche ranks as one of the top brunch favorites for those who eat eggs and those who do not. This versatile recipe effortlessly appeals to all tastes and preferences. A vegan quiche uses the velvety texture and subtle flavor of tofu to replicate this traditionally egg-heavy dish.
9. Vegan Fry-Up By BBC Good Food
Enjoy a full English Breakfast, vegan style! This traditional breakfast from across the pond features distinct dishes like beans and tomatoes as well as sausage, eggs, and potatoes. Substitute scrambled tofu and vegan sausages for a vegan-friendly option. Add mushrooms for a hearty side dish that serves as a delicious meat substitute.
10. Gluten-Free and Vegan Coffee Cake By Fitchen
Wrap up a delicious brunch with this satisfying vegan coffee cake. This recipe doesn’t skimp on all of the classic touches of coffee cake, featuring a rich, cinnamon flavor and decadent crumb topping. Coconut milk, agave, and apple cider vinegar provide a light, vegan spin on this coffee shop staple.
11. Vegan Granola Cups with Fruit and Lemon Filling By A Dash of Megnut
Attending a brunch potluck? Throwing a brunch book club meeting or baby shower? Try these adorable, bite-sized granola cups for an easy vegan brunch recipe that is almost too cute to eat!
Granola is formed into an edible cup, holding coconut yogurt. Berries and lemon juice add a sweet and tart yogurt topping to this delicious, vegan-friendly twist on the classic fruit tart.
12. Vegan Breakfast Mango Rice Pudding with Coconut By Plated Cravings
Vegan breakfast mango rice pudding delivers an unexpected brunch palate cleanser. Coconut milk provides a fresh, subtle flavor to the rice while also imparting decadent creaminess. This make-ahead recipe can chill in the refrigerator while you dish up vegan scrambles and other brunch dishes.
13. Vegan Pumpkin French Toast By My Darling Vegan
When fall rolls around, celebrate the season with this flavorful vegan French toast. Chickpea flour, plant milk, and pumpkin puree provide a delicious custard for challah bread or another rustic loaf. Top with maple syrup or spiced whipped cream for a luxurious yet easy vegan brunch recipe.
14. Vegan Breakfast Pizza By Elephantastic Vegan
As plant-based foods rise in popularity, no food item is out of reach within a vegan diet. New plant-based meats and cheeses make delicious vegan breakfast pizzas achievable even in a homemade version. This easy vegan brunch recipe features seitan sausage, vegan cheese, and tofu scramble for toppings.
15. Vegan Latkes By I Love Vegan
Latkes, or potato pancakes, act as a classic, snackable potato preparation no one can keep their hands away from. These potato pancakes feature prominently in Jewish culture and are known by other names in different regions, like kuku sib zamini in Iran and raggmunkar in Sweden.
Elevate this latke recipe by topping with vegan cheese. Add non-dairy milk to the recipe to maintain this traditional recipe as an easy vegan brunch recipe.
16. Vegan NY-Style Bagels with Tomato “Lox and Cashew Cream Cheese By Carrots and Flowers
Replicate the iconic lox and bagel breakfast with this vegan spin on the classic. Blended cashew nuts deliver a creamy, nutty cream cheese alternative for these chewy bagels.
Bright pink lox, or thinly sliced salmon, ranks as one of the most popular bagel toppings available. Boiled tomatoes steeped with balsamic vinegar are thinly sliced and placed on top of these vegan bagels for a flavor-packed lox clone.
17. Hibiscus Rose Latte By Choosing Chia
No brunch is complete without a full array of tasty and creative beverages. Mimosas are already vegan, so consider spicing up your brunch spread with this hibiscus rose latte. Hibiscus is a large tropical flower with a subtle, fresh flavor that can be infused into drinks and baked goods. Rose flavors come across as a strong, flavor so use with care.
18. Vegan Bloody Mary By Oh She Glows
This spicy tomato drink can easily veer into non-vegan territory with the inclusion of meat products and mixers like the cocktail’s signature tomato-clam juice. Maintain a vegan-friendly Bloody Mary recipe by using pure vegetable juice and vegan-friendly Worcestershire sauce.
19. Vegan Crepes By Plant-Based School
Crepes deliver a light, tender brunch option that is easily transformed into an easy vegan brunch recipe. Opt for plant-based milk to keep this recipe vegan-friendly.
Once this thin batter turns golden brown, delicately spread nut butter, applesauce, fresh fruits, or other toppings on top of the crepe. Then roll up for a mouthwatering treat.
20. Herbed Breakfast Hash By Forks Over Knives
This easy vegan brunch recipe swerves back into a hearty, savory breakfast item. This breakfast hash serves as a terrific recipe to clean out the refrigerator, as any vegetables and herbs can be incorporated into this simple meal. Display this gorgeous hash as a side dish to pack in tons of vegetables to an otherwise calorie-heavy brunch menu.
21. Vegan Eggs Benedict By Woman in Real Life
Nothing says brunch quite like an eggs benedict. The combination of eggs, ham, and a velvety Hollandaise sauce provide a decadent late-morning treat.
For a vegan-friendly dish, use soft tofu for the eggs and vegetarian deli meat like Tofurkey for the meat replacement. Hollandaise gets the vegan seal of approval with the addition of silken tofu. Keep it vegan with plant milk, nutritional yeast, and vegan butter.
22. Blender Sweet Potato Waffles with Blueberry Sauce By Emilie Eats
This vegan and gluten-free recipe ticks so many tasty boxes for those with food preferences and sensitivities. The fact that this entree also packs tons of nutrients and amazing flavor combinations into this easy vegan brunch recipe makes this a must-have brunch option.
Almond milk, agave, and flax meal provide the vegan ingredients necessary for this recipe. Use mashed sweet potatoes for the chewy and sweet waffle.
23. Vegan Chickpea Flour Omelet By Nutritiously
Chickpea flour stands in for eggs in this easy vegan brunch recipe. However, no one will be able to guess as this omelet looks and tastes deliciously eggy. Add nutrient-packed ingredients like mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, and avocado to your omelet for a robust brunch option.
This vegan-friendly flour may be more difficult to find at a typical grocery store. Try a health food store or other specialty food shop for chickpea flour and other vegan-friendly ingredients.
24. Eggplant Bacon By Whole Foods Market
Go for a whimsical and cheeky vegan treat with this eggplant “bacon” at your next brunch gathering. Roasted eggplant prepared in thin strips curls up and imparts a smoky flavor, just like bacon. This meaty nightshade provides a robust flavor on its own or when the eggplant bacon is tucked into a breakfast burrito or inside an omelet.
25. Hash Brown Casserole By Eat Plant-Based
These crispy strips of potatoes serve as a breakfast favorite for so many of us. Elevate the typical hash brown casserole into a vegan-friendly brunch entree with the addition of nutritional yeast, spinach, bell pepper, and vegan cheese. Bake this casserole for 30 minutes for a hearty and easy vegan brunch recipe.
26. Homemade Peanut Butter By Love and Lemons
So many of the recipes featured on this list encourage you to add a bit of nut butter to the top. So we figured we should also provide you with a simple nut butter recipe!
Simply blend roasted peanuts and sea salt in a food processor until smooth. This recipe also works for other nuts, to make cashew butter or almond butter. Store in the refrigerator or at room temperature.
27. Vegan Pancakes By Jessica Gavin
Easy substitutions make homemade vegan pancakes easy and fast to make. Simply swap coconut oil for butter when frying the pancakes. Replace eggs with flaxseed and choose your favorite plant milk to make fluffy classic pancakes.
Oat milk ranks as the best plant milk option for vegan pancakes. This flavorless milk imparts no distinct taste and does not influence the pancake’s final appearance. Soy, almond, rice, and coconut milk can add a subtle flavor and may prevent your vegan pancakes from becoming golden brown.
28. Breakfast Baked Sweet Potatoes with Almond Butter, Banana & Chia By Ambitious Kitchen
Who doesn’t love a loaded baked potato? But what about transforming this idea into an easy vegan brunch recipe?
Get seriously creative with this loaded breakfast baked sweet potato. Borrow the flavor profiles of smoothie bowls, crepes, and other sweet brunch favorites to influence the accompaniments for your loaded breakfast sweet potato. Bananas, chia seeds, almond butter, and other toppings work well.
29. Maple Pecan Banana Breakfast Bake By Paleo Running Mama
This nutty, banana-filled batter becomes a sweet and hearty breakfast and brunch entree. Pecans provide a terrific, crunchy bite running throughout this breakfast bake. Top with maple syrup for a luxurious addition that takes this easy vegan brunch recipe over the edge.
30. Buckwheat Porridge By Healthier Steps
Buckwheat is a nutrient-dense seed that provides a wonderful, healthy start to anyone’s day. Because buckwheat is a seed and not a grain, buckwheat delivers a naturally gluten-free option for a morning porridge recipe. Scour health food stores and specialty groceries for buckwheat groats or the kernels of oat, barley, and buckwheat. Buckwheat porridge only takes about 10 minutes of stovetop cooking.
31. Keto Golden Milk Chocolate Breakfast Jars By Keto Diet App
Enjoy this fresh spin on the breakfast parfait with these keto breakfast jars featuring chia seeds, coconut cream, and cocoa powder.
This easy vegan brunch recipe is worthy of a social media photoshoot, featuring the trendy golden milk ingredient. Golden milk features several spices like turmeric and cinnamon infused into plant-based milk. Make this recipe the night before to help the flavors steep into the chia pudding layer.
32. Vegan Strawberry Pop Tarts By Make it Dairy-Free
Throw it back to your childhood with this vegan-friendly version of a kid classic. These pop tarts pack in all the sweet, flaky flavors you remember while keeping everything cruelty-free. Choose vegan shortening instead of vegan butter for the flakiest crust.
33. Vegan Roasted Sweet Potato & Lentil Quesadillas By Cupful of Kale
If you’re not eating sweet potatoes for breakfast by now, you are missing out on a powerful vegan brunch ingredient! Incorporate quesadillas into your easy vegan brunch recipe repertoire with this flavorful breakfast dish. Combine roasted sweet potatoes with lentils for a winning quesadilla filling between warm, crispy tortillas.
34. Cold Brew Protein Chia Seed Pudding By The Castaway Kitchen
Are you someone who needs a cup of coffee before they can start their day? Get your caffeine fix with this protein-packed chia seed pudding instead.
Use packaged cold brew or steep your own using freshly-ground coffee beans. Let coffee beans sit ideally overnight to achieve the smooth cold brew flavor. Try this creative and easy vegan brunch recipe for a fresh way to experience your morning cup of joe.
35. Root Vegetable Pancakes By From My Bowl
Mix up your next brunch spread with this easy vegan brunch recipe. Shredded carrots, potatoes, parsnips, and zucchini turn into crispy potatoes with a warm, soft interior. Think of this recipe as making a short stack of jumbo, colorful latkes!
36. Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Donuts By Eat with Clarity
A few specific ingredients and tools are needed to make this yummy easy vegan brunch recipe. Grab your vegan butter, potato starch, and the donut pan you got as a Christmas gift a few years ago to make these vegan cinnamon sugar donuts.
37. Tempeh Breakfast Sausage By All Recipes
Tempeh ranks as one of the most versatile meat substitutes for any vegan home cook. Tempeh is a fermented soybean product formed into cakes. This Indonesian food item effortlessly translates into a no-cholesterol breakfast sausage option. Tamari, a Japanese seasoning similar to soy sauce, provides a signature flavor to this ubiquitous breakfast food. Wheat flour serves as a useful binding agent for tempeh.
38. Southwestern Tofu Scramble By The Vegan Atlas
Do you have tortillas you need to use up? Toss those weary tortillas into this tasty Southwestern tofu scramble. This recipe is a spin on the traditional dish of migas, or Portuguese and Spanish comfort food. Stale tortilla strips mixed with tofu, black beans, green onions, and other southwestern flavors. This easy vegan brunch recipe resembles chilaquiles.
39. Chickpea and Rosemary Roasted Potato Breakfast Tacos By Well Vegan
If your tortillas are fresher, add one of today’s most favorite foods to your brunch menu. Who doesn’t love tacos?
Make these delicious tacos vegan-friendly with the choice of many hearty taco fillings. Reach for flavorful rosemary roasted potatoes and crunchy chickpeas. Add turmeric and miso paste for a multidimensional flavor.
40. Peanut Butter Overnight Oats By Minimalist Baker
As the name implies, this recipe works best when you have at least eight hours for the old-fashioned oats to soak. Toss in maple syrup, peanut butter, chia seeds, and plant-based milk to make a smooth and filling breakfast or easy vegan brunch recipe.
Be sure to use old-fashioned oats for this recipe, instead of quick or instant oats. Old-fashioned oats provide the most appealing final texture. Because this recipe is best when soaked for several hours, oats other than the old-fashioned version will disintegrate when sitting for that long.
41. Mini Chickpea Flour Frittatas By The Simple Veganista
Chickpea flour provides a crucial ingredient to so many yummy and easy vegan brunch recipes. Acting and looking similar to eggs, chickpea flour makes these mini frittatas and quiche an irresistible, bite-sized treat. Bake these in a muffin tin for a perfectly poppable brunch dish.
Easy Vegan Brunch Recipes, Final Thoughts
Finding an easy vegan brunch recipe, whether you are treating yourself or serving a crowd, is easier than ever. Try alternatives to pancakes and oatmeal, as well as creative chia puddings and quesadillas. Explore ingredients like tempeh, nutritional yeast, plant milk, and chickpea flour to bring these brunch recipes to life.