Let's get our busy weekday mornings in check! Here are 16 Vegetarian Breakfast Recipes you can make in advance to help streamline your morning routine, including sweet and savory breakfasts, and both vegan and vegetarian options.
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but the truth is that what your first meal of the day is comprised of is much more important than when you eat it.
Whatever time you choose to eat, you want to break your fast with a healthy meal that's going to give your metabolism a boost in the right direction. Sorry, toast with jam. Sorry, sugary cereal. There's no room for you here.
Since mornings can be bonkers at the best of times, I've scoured the internet for the best Vegetarian Breakfast Recipes that you can make ahead. This means that whether you're sitting down to a family breakfast or packing something with you to eat later, you're guaranteed to save time, eat well, and be confident that you're fuelling your day with something healthy.
For the rest of you, let's get into these Vegetarian Make-Ahead Breakfasts!
16 Vegetarian Breakfast Recipes:
1. Ricotta and Spinach Egg Bake
If you're looking for a protein-packed vegetarian breakfast option that you can prepare in advance and cook at the last minute, give this Ricotta and Spinach Egg Bake a try.
2. Vegetarian Breakfast Bowl with Hummus
3. Vegetarian Breakfast Burritos
Nothing makes me happier than having a good stash of burritos in my freezer, and these Vegetarian Breakfast Burritos are no exception.
4. Roasted Vegetable Frittata
Frittatas are one of my favourite meals at any time of day. They're great warm, cold, or at room temperature, which makes them a perfect vegetarian breakfast recipe to make ahead. This Roasted Vegetable Frittata is one of my favourites!
5. Freezer Vegetarian Breakfast Sandwich
These Vegetarian Breakfast Sandwiches are a lifesaver on a busy day! I make a big batch and toss them in the freezer, then pull them out on an as-needed basis.
6. Overnight Oats
Overnight oats is one of my absolute favourite make ahead vegetarian breakfast recipes. There are so any different flavour combinations, but here are a couple of my top pics: Apple Pie Overnight Oats or you could try these basic Banana Overnight Oats.
7. Buckwheat Porridge
8. Vegan Banana Waffles
One of my favourite vegetarian breakfast recipes that can be made in advance and stashed away is a big batch of these Vegan Banana Waffles. I cool them, freeze them, and pop them into the toaster on busy mornings and they are perfect.
9. Instant Pot Oatmeal
10. Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt Cups
11. Paleo Muesli
12. Homemade Granola
A bowl of homemade granola with your favourite kind of milk or yogurt has got to be one of my go-to vegetarian breakfast recipes to make in advance. I pretty much always have a bag of granola in my freezer, either Maple Apple Granola, Coconut Banana Granola, or Healthy Pumpkin Granola.
13. Apple and Raspberry Breakfast Oat Slice
I love having a stash of muffins and bars in the freezer that you can grab for an easy breakfast on the go. This Apple and Raspberry Breakfast Oat Slice from Goodie Goodie Lunch Box is just that kind of thing!
14. Frozen Smoothie Packs
I love making healthy smoothies for breakfast, and luckily my kids love them too! These Frozen Smoothie Packs mean I can whizz together a smoothie in no time at all, which is a big win for me on a busy morning.
And of course I can't share these vegetarian breakfast recipes without talking about a few of my favourite muffin recipes! Whip up a batch of these No Sugar Banana Bran Muffins to keep in the freezer, or try some Whole Wheat Muffins with Cinnamon Roasted Apples.
This recipe roundup was first posted September 20, 2019. It was edited, updated, and re-published on September 16, 2021.