You don’t need a lot of fancy ingredients to start the day with a healthy vegan breakfast! Try these delicious vegan breakfasts with five ingredients or less.
These five-ingredient vegan breakfast ideas are all easy-to-make and super delicious. When tallying up ingredients, I don’t count water, salt or pepper, because those are three things that I’m assuming you have handy in your kitchen, regardless of how stocked your pantry is.
There are sweet and even a couple of savory vegan breakfasts included below, so you can choose the recipes that speak to you!
Vegan Breakfasts with Five Ingredients or Less
1. Cinnamon Apple Steel Cut Oatmeal
This easy, Instant Pot recipe has exactly five ingredients, not counting water. Just mix and bring to pressure when you wake up. By the time you’re showered and dressed, your piping hot steel cut oats will be ready to serve. Sweeten with maple syrup or a dollop of applesauce – your choice!
2. Avocado Toast
There are so many ways to build your ideal avocado toast. A basic recipe is just avocado, sliced onto toast, maybe topped with some sea salt and black pepper, but you can mix things up for fancier options! I like my avocado toast with a drizzle of sriracha sauce and a sprinkling of sesame seeds. Care2′s Katie Medlock has even more delicious ideas for dressing up avocado toast here.
3. Quinoa Porridge
Who says that quinoa is just for supper? If you haven’t had sweet quinoa, you are in for a breakfast treat! Just simmer with the vegan milk of your choice and add your favorite mix-ins. Easy peasy, and there’s no need for more than four or five ingredients total.
4. Buckwheat Pancakes
If you choose water as the liquid ingredient, these hearty, gluten-free pancakes clock in at exactly five ingredients. They’re delicious topped with your favorite fruit, nuts and a drizzle of maple syrup.
5. The Elvis
Sometimes, a little spin on a simple idea is the best breakfast. Instead of peanut butter and banana on toast, use whole wheat tortilla as the base for this quick, easy and filling vegan breakfast. You can even swap in different nut- or seed-butters, if that’s your jam.
6. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Granola
This is a delicious make-ahead vegan breakfast to have on hand. It keeps for up to a week in an airtight container, so make it on Sunday for sprinkling over vegan yogurt or dousing in vegan milk all week long. Or eat it straight from the jar! I won’t judge.
7. Garlic-Herb Avocado Cream Cheese
Bust out those bagels, because this five-ingredient vegan cream cheese is going to blow you away. This spread will keep for a few days in the fridge, so make it on Sunday night, and you’re set for breakfasts for half of the week. Serve your bagel up with a schmear or add sliced tomato, cucumber, onions and lettuce. Build your own bagel adventure!
8. Sweet-and-Creamy Oatmeal
Who needs added sugar or heavy cream to make a bowl of rich, sweet oatmeal? Not you! The base for this recipe is just regular ol’ rolled oats and mashed bananas, and you can add your toppings of choice to make your own concoction.
9. Ginger-Peach Smoothie
A little bit sweet, a little bit spicy. This smoothie is a decadent way to start the day! Throw in a handful of leafy greens to get a veggie boost, too, if that’s your thing. Either way, this is an easy breakfast to make when you’re in a hurry. You can sip it in the car or on the train.
10. Coconut Chia Pudding
Chia pudding is a filling, versatile breakfast. This recipe gives you some options, so you can mix and match ingredients, depending on what you have on hand. Chocolate for breakfast? Don’t mind if I do! Mix it up the night before, and breakfast will be ready when you wake up in the morning.
11. Strawberry Chia Pudding
If fruity is more your thing, this sweet chia pudding packed with strawberries is perfect for you. It’s date-sweetened, contains no refined sugars, and only has four whole food ingredients. Chia pudding keeps for a few days in the fridge, so make a big batch so you can have it for a few breakfasts.
12. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake
Can you believe that this decadent, vegan breakfast shake has only three ingredients? And none of them are protein powder. Instead, this chocolate-peanut butter-banana smoothie gets its protein punch from peanut flour.
13. Coffee Milk
Maybe you’re like me and aren’t a big breakfast-eater. You can still start the day with a little bit of protein and fiber with this refreshing cold brew drink. Instead of vegan milk, you actually blend up your coffee with dates and hemp seeds for a sweet, creamy coffee drink that’s a lot healthier than store-bought iced coffees.
14. Berry Coconut Breakfast Bowl
This is a healthy, filling and grain-free vegan breakfast recipe, and if you leave out the optional hemp hearts, it contains exactly five ingredients. You get healthy fats and proteins from walnuts and chia seeds and a touch of sweet and a bit antioxidant boost from the berries. Good morning to you!
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