Vegan Recipes for Beginners

Quick Vegan Breakfast

Ok then, let’s look at some quick vegan breakfast alternatives!

Soy Yogurt with your favourite Granola, Muesli or Bran Flakes.

Add your favourite fruit or berries, or the ones that are typical for the season. If you like, you can also add some seeds, for example flax-seed. However, don’t use more than a couple of tablespoons of those since they contain some cyanide. Nothing to worry about, just don’t overdo it. Or you could sprinkle some pumpkin seed over your yogurt, they add kind of a nutty taste, and contain healthy fat, proteins and many valuable vitamins and minerals (eg zinc).Quick Vegan Breakfast


This one needs to be prepared the previous night, and will then be ready to eat on the go in the morning!

Overnight Oats 1:

Cover and put in fridge over night, and serveΒ  with berries, nuts, seeds or fruit. You can also add some cardamom or cinnamon, or cocoa nibs or…Β  you can vary this almost endlessly!Β  Yummie!

Overnight Oats 2: (The Greeeen variety!)

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 large handful fresh spinach
  • 1 large banana, make sure it’s ripe
  • 1,5 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk

Blend spinach, banana, chia seeds and almond milk until smooth, them mix with the rolled oats. Cover and put in fridge over night, and serve as above. Delicioussss…

Oatmeal Porridge

Now this is a classic! If you associate it with dull and tasteless breakfasts, think again! Oatmeal porridge is what you make it. If you only want to make one serving you can easily cook it directly in your bowl in your micro. If you are making several servings, cook it in a pot on the stove.

Per serving:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup water
  • A pinch of salt (or two)

Mix it in a bowl, cook in the micro for a minute, stir and cook for another minute. If you want it somewhat thicker cook some more. On the stove, just cook until you’re satisfied with the thickness.

Well then, what makes it yummie instead of boring? Add stuff! Nuts, seeds (sunflower and pumpkin are great!), raisins, berries, coconut flakes, perhaps a little syrup or coconut sugar (or honey if you think that’s okey, many vegans stay away from honey though). Finally, pour your favorite plant milk on top. Eat and enjoy!

Oooor, you can try this VERY tasty variety:

Carrot Oatmeal Porridge ( two small or one large serving)

  • 1 heaped cup finely grated carrot (about 1 large)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk cream (or use more almond milk)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup regular rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup

Mix everything well, except for the syrup, in a pot. Cook for a few minutes until it has thickened to your liking. Now add the syrup, and if you like some raisins and walnuts. This is crazy yummie!!


Now this is a super easy to go breakfast that can be made in many, many varieties. Perhaps not the most filling of breakfasts, but so easily prepared and very fresh.

For example:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup plant milk of your choice
  • 1 cup berries , choose the ones you like
  • Fresh spinach, a couple of large handfuls


  • 5 tbsp protein powder
  • 1 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 1 large banana


  • 5 tbsp protein powder
  • 2 tsp psyllium husk
  • 1/2 cup soy yogurt
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup berries, fresh or frozen
  • 1-2 cm grated fresh ginger


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup vanilla soy yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup diced mango
  • 1/2 cup raspberries

For all smothies: Mix in blender until smooth.

You see! You can vary your smoothie almost endlessly

Drink slowly at home, or pour in a bottle or to go mug and enjoy it on your way to work, or when you arrive at work!

Tips! Prepare a smoothie, and combine with my Monday Morning Breakfast suggestion down below. Now that will make you very satisfied indeed!

Regular Monday Morning breakfast πŸ™‚

Oh these dreary Monday mornings, when you suddenly realize that you skipped the grocery store yesterday and therefore have NO fresh ingredients at home. What to eat? Well, hopefully you have some peanut (or almond/cashew) butter in your kitchen cupboard, and some bread in your freezer. Aaaand, your breakfast is saved! Enjoy with a cup of te or coffee. Any nut butter contains a lot of good fats, vitamins and proteins, so they do well as part of a wholesome meal. My advice though, skip the jelly… and use whole grain bread, much tastier and better for you.

Peanut Butter

Now these are some of the quick vegan breakfasts you can make. If you are fortunate enough to have a lazy, slow morning on your hands, check out the vegan brunch ideas! (Coming soon!)


12 thoughts on “Quick Vegan Breakfast

  1. Karen

    Great site…love the recipes. While I’m not vegan, I already enjoy many of these recipes for breakfast. may I’m vegan after all. Or at least in the morning.
    Could you include a list of foods to stay away from? And perhaps the health benefits of going vegan would help.
    I’ll be back for more.

    1. Katrin Post author

      Hi Karen, thanks for dropping by! Yeah, maybe you are part vegan already! πŸ™‚ Actually, in a couple of days I will publish a list of vegan foods, so look out for that! And it’s a great idea to publish a list of foods to stay away from as a vegan, it’s not always as obvious as you may think.

      Vey welcome back!


  2. envlizard

    Wow! That is a lot of choices. I know that a lot of people think that it is boring or hard being Vegan or Vegetarian but I used to eat with my sister all the time and she was Vegetarian and we never failed to find something great to eat. You provided a lot of great options that are interesting and not the norm which is always awesome because you are able to try out some new recipes and some new food choices all in one! I think that I am definitely going to give a couple of your smoothie recipes a shot. The only problem is that a lot of the recipes call for “nut” butter and I absolutely hate it! I have not found one yet that I like! Any suggestions?

    1. Katrin Post author

      Hi! You’re quite right, the concept that being a vegetarian or a vegan is boring and monotonous is clearly false. There are many very yummie recpies and things to eat πŸ™‚

      Pity though you dislike nut butters so much! Maybe when being an ingredient in a recipe it will work out for you? The texture of the nut butter will disappear in the dish you’re preparing, but the very pleasant and nutty taste will remain of course. What do you think? Let me know if you try!


  3. LakanDula

    These recipes sound so good! I’m no vegan, but I always wanted to try vegan foods. My culinary code is, “as long as it’s good, I like it”. Too bad there’s no vegan places near me, I’ve been eating like pure crap (especially since this is the holiday season) and could really start munching in something healthy.

    1. Katrin Post author

      Hi! I like your culinary code, for sure πŸ™‚ And I agree even though I don’t eat meat even if the taste is good. My aim with this place though is that most of these vegan recipes should be pretty easy to use, so maybe you’ll be able to make some nice vegan food at home instead of going out.

      Best of luck with munching healthy vegan foods πŸ™‚


  4. Susan

    Hi Katrin,

    Great informational website for Vegan Beginners. Now I know where to look for recipes should I go vegan one day πŸ™‚

    I am surprised to see that there are actually quite a number of vegan breakfast variations that one can opt for! It’s not boring at all! Would be great to see more recipe ideas in the near future.

    Just one little suggestion. You may like to include at least one image/photo next to the recipe suggestion to make it more visual and captivating. Sometimes it is the image that draws people’s attention to the text..well, for me at least πŸ™‚

    Anyway, keep it up!


    1. Katrin Post author

      Hi Susan! Yoy are most welcome back πŸ™‚

      Thanks for the suggestion, and I agree, picturs do make it more appealing and when it coms to food makes you drool more easily πŸ˜‰ I will put my man to the job, he’s an excellent photographer and has in fact already offered to help. I will begin with the beginning, that is with the vegan breakfasts πŸ™‚


  5. Mike

    Okay, I confess, I’m a carnivore. But as much as I love meat, I’m interested in my overall health so I’ve been paying more attention to the vegan lifestyle and recipes as of late. I’m not sure I could ever do it full time, but introducing so vegan recipes into my diet can only be a good thing. Some of these actually sound pretty tasty so I will give it a shot!

  6. Whitney

    These is really great! I’m not vegan myself, but I do like to eat healthy and cook healthy recipes. There are a lot of good ideas here that I’d love to try incorporating into my diet and cooking. Plus breakfast has always been a tough one for me – I’m not a huge breakfast person. But I’ve gotten on to the smoothie routine and it’s always helpful to see ideas on how to change it up. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Nemira

    Hello here, you have plenty of simple but tasty recipes here. I wonder about cyanide. You mentioned that in flaxseeds can be cyanide. How it can be? I bought from Costco and used it with yougurt and mable syrup. On the top I put some cacao powders. Delicious but now I am concerned about cyanide.
    I think that we can experiment with your recipes adding additional ingredients and removing some of yours.
    Thanks for great presentation of vegan breakfast recipes.
    All the best, Nemira.

    1. Katrin Post author

      Hi Nemira! It’s only if you eat several tablespoons of flaxseeds that you need to worry about the cyanide-content. One or two is fine!

      Absolutely, you can test switching ingrediens as much as you like. Maybe you find a new favotite that way?

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