Looking for vegetarian breakfast ideas? Here are 20 quick and easy Vegetarian Breakfast Recipes to help streamline your morning routine, including sweet and savory breakfasts, and both vegan and vegetarian options.
Since mornings can be bonkers at the best of times, I've scoured the internet for the best quick and easy Vegetarian Breakfast Recipes. 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 Quick and Easy Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas!
20 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. Made with creamy ricotta, fresh spinach, a freshly cracked egg, and a pinch of lemon zest, this is one of our favourites for breakfast or breakfast for dinner.
2. Vegetarian Breakfast Bowl with Hummus
I love making meal bowls, and this Vegetarian Breakfast Bowl looks soooooo good. Who wouldn't love hummus for breakfast?! Made with sautéd kale, quinoa, roasted butternut squash, and a jammy egg, a sprinkling of dukkah takes this breakfast bowl over the top.
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. Loaded with all your favourite veggies, soft scrambled eggs, and wrapped up in a whole grain tortilla, this is one on-the-go breakfast I turn back to time and time again. This is a great vegetarian breakfast idea for feeding a crowd, or perfect for meal prepping.
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! Made with roasted zucchini, peppers, potatoes, and more, this is a perfect meal prep recipe since everything can be made in advance.
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. Perfect for meal prep or even for feeding a crowd, these beauties are made with top-quality eggs, loads of fresh spinach, red peppers, feta cheese, and are served on toasted whole-grain buns.
6. Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
Overnight oats is one of my absolute favourite make ahead vegetarian breakfast recipes. There are so any different flavour combinations, but these Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats are on repeat in our home year round. Made with grated apples, yogurt, chia seeds, oat milk and a good amount of cinnamon, I always start my day on the right foot when I wake up to a batch of this easy make-ahead breakfast recipe in my fridge.
7. Buckwheat Porridge
If you're looking for an alternative to your regular oat porridge, be sure to check out this Buckwheat Porridge recipe from Little Sunny Kitchen. Made with buckwheat groats that are either soaked overnight for a raw porridge or cooked hot in the morning, this creamy breakfast cereal is packed with nutrients. Top with fresh berries, your milk of choice, and your favourite nut butter and you're good to go.
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. Honestly, this recipe is one of my favourite ways to use up spotty bananas. Made with brown bananas, coconut oil, flax egg, and a blend of wholegrain and all-purpose flours, these easy vegan waffles are sure to become a repeat item in your household too.
9. Instant Pot Oatmeal
I know oatmeal is pretty easy, but do you want to know how to make it even easier? Make it in your Instant Pot! This recipe for Instant Pot Oatmeal with Chocolate takes your breakfast to a new level - and it's as nutritious as it is beautiful to look at. Made with rolled oats, almond milk, and sweetened with maple syrup, this is an easy and healthy breakfast you'll come back to time and time again.
10. Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt Cups
No need for those expensive grocery store yogurt cups, you can totally make your own! These Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt Cups are perfect for meal prepping as you can make a batch for the week all at once. All you need to do is spoon your favourite frozen berries or fruit preserves into a jar, and top with yogurt. I love topping these with homemade granola, sweetened quinoa, or even a handful of nuts for a protein-packed breakfast.
11. Paleo Muesli
if you're on a grain-free diet such as paleo, breakfast can be tricky. But worry not! Sarah from Sustainable Cooks has got an amazing Paleo Muesli recipe for you to make a big batch. This Paleo Muesli recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, and sweetened with only maple syrup. Made with nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, and whatever your favourite dried fruit is, a big batch of this is perfect for grab-and-go breakfasts.
12. Maple Apple Granola
A bowl of homemade granola with your favourite kind of milk or yogurt has got to be one of my go-to breakfast recipes. I pretty much always have a bag of granola in my freezer, and this Maple Apple Granola is a family favourite. It's naturally sweetened with maple syrup and applesauce, made with rolled oats, toasted walnuts, and lightly scented with cinnamon. It's sure to become a favourite in your home too.
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! Sweetened with honey, and made with wholegrain flour and rolled oats, this is a make-ahead breakfast recipe or after school snack you can really feel good about.
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. They're endlessly customizable - just throw your favourite smoothie ingredients into freezer bags, jot down the mix-ins like almond milk or water, and toss them into the freezer. These are a lifesaver on a weekday morning.
15. No Sugar Banana Bran Muffins
And of course I can't share these vegetarian breakfast recipes without talking about these No Sugar Banana Bran Muffins. Not only are these muffins freezer-friendly, I actually think they taste better after they've been frozen. Sweetened only with dates and ripe bananas, these muffins are studded with walnuts, packed with dietary fiber, and don't contain any added sugar. Perfect for breakfasts on the go!
16. Spelt Flour Pancakes
I love whipping up a big batch of pancakes on the weekend and freezing the leftovers for busy weekday mornings. These Spelt Flour Pancakes are always on repeat in our home. Made with a blend of wholegrain and all-purpose flours, yogurt, and just barely sweetened, they're perfect with whatever your favourite pancake toppings might be.
17. Savory Dutch Baby
If savory breakfasts are more your thing, be sure to give this Savory Dutch Baby a try. This giant oven pancake is baked in a pre-heated cast iron pan for a super simple vegetarian breakfast recipe the whole family will love. It puffs up dramatically in the pan, and is crisp on the outside while custardy and delicious in the middle. Made with a blend of flours, lots of eggs and milk, and sharp cheese, it's one of our favourites for breakfast for dinner.
18. Vegetarian Breakfast Casserole
This overnight strata recipe is one of my favourite things to make when I'm hosting a brunch. It's a Vegetarian Breakfast Casserole made from torn bread layered with cheese and vegetables - in this case with Swiss chard and Gruyere, then soaked overnight in an eggy custard. An endlessly customizable recipe, think of this high protein breakfast like a savory french toast. Leftovers are also great packed for lunch, and are freezer friendly to boot.
19. Indonesian Black Rice Pudding
If you're looking for a deliciously different breakfast recipe, give this Indonesian Black Rice Pudding a try. It's vegan, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened with coconut sugar, and the best news is that it's super easy to make either on the stovetop or in the Instant Pot. A great hearty breakfast, this rice pudding can be enjoyed warm, or my favourite, chilled.
20. Egg in a Squash Hole
Mix things up with this gluten-free riff on egg in a hole... Egg in a Squash Hole! Intead of a fried egg, eggs are cracked into rounds of roasted butternut squash, and then baked in the oven until the eggs are perfectly set. This vegetarian breakfast recipe is as easy as it is impressive, and is perfect for entertaining. Mix up the sides and seasonings, or even use a different squash depending on what you've got on hand.
21. Oat Flour Waffles
If you love oats, be sure to try these easy and delicious Oat Flour Waffles. Made with homemade oat flour that you blitz up in your blender or food processor (or you can buy a bag of oat flour), together with classic waffle ingredients melted butter, eggs, milk, and a touch of sugar, this is an easy whole grain breakfast the whole family will love. And as a bonus, these oat waffles are gluten-free!
This recipe roundup was first posted September 20, 2019. It was last edited, updated, and re-published on February 21, 2023.