If you’re anything like me you enjoy breakfast foods. Blueberry pancakes, waffles, home fries are among my favorites! Just because you’re eating plant based doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy eating traditional breakfast items. It just requires that you make things from scratch or just get a little more creative. Making things from scratch offers the benefit of knowing exactly what you’re eating and it doesn’t have to take that much more time.
So this Monday, let’s have breakfast for dinner. *yeah baby!!!* Here are a few meatless ideas you can try today or any day. (click on the image or the link below the image to get the recipes)
Pancakes,Waffles and (yes) FRENCH TOAST!!!
Show me someone who doesn’t like pancakes and waffles and you’re showing me a stick in the mud. Something about the sweetness of the pancakes, the butter on top (vegan of course), and a nice hot cup of coffee on the side just makes my belly smile. French toast on the other hand I can understand if someone wasn’t a true fan. But if it’s your cup of tea, you can still have french toast without the use of eggs and dairy. These are definitely not everyday breakfast options but if you’re doing breakfast for dinner you MUST include one of these.
These are the BEST pancakes I’ve ever made! Not only are they quick and easy to make, but they are nice, fluffy and vegan. As an added bonus, they contain flax seed meal for a great nutritional boost.
The Pretty Bee is a great site to visit if you’re looking for recipes that are allergen free. She has great snack recipes as well. BUT… this is a yummy waffle recipe you should definitely consider trying.
Last but not least… french toast without eggs and dairy. Is it possible? Of course it is! Is it good? Of course it is! So try it out. If you don’t follow The Minimalist Baker on Instagram or have never heard of her… definitely check out her site for awesome vegan recipes that will NOT disappoint.
I eat oatmeal almost every day. Mine is made with water and steel cut oats, topped with bananas, blueberries, hemp seeds and walnuts… and a splash of plant based milk. Can you say yum! (I’m starting to get hungry writing this!) But have you heard of or tried overnight oats? It’s a quick option for those who need something to grab and go in the morning. Just prepare it the night before, stick it in the fridge and by the morning it’s ready! It’s different since the oats are cold instead of hot but the flavor makes up for the temperature difference. Try one of these options from MJ and Hungry Man.
One of the hardest things to give up when I transitioned from vegetarian to vegan, as far as convenience is concerned, were eggs. Eggs were a simple protein option and offered quick meals when I didn’t want to really think too hard. But there is a way to get a similar egg feel to breakfast with the use of tofu. Tofu scrambles are packed with protein, allow you to add veggies, and if you really want a yellow color you can add turmeric (a superfood) to bring it up a notch.
To me there is no wrong way to make a tofu scramble (as far as what you add to it). If you’re new to it look no further than the Minimalist Baker for a tasty recipe that packs 20 grams of protein in 8 oz of the scramble.
If you’re on Instagram and you follow any health food page, you probably have seen the smoothie bowl. It’s exacty what it sounds like… a smoothie in a bowl! Why a bowl? Well because you top these smoothies with things like chopped fruit, chia seeds, hemp seeds, nuts, and granola. It’s a way to add more texture to your smoothies. So if you’re looking to take your daily smoothies up a notch consider pouring it in a bowl, add some toppings, and eat it like a soup. Here goes a recipe you can try as well.
This is only a small sample of what you could make for a meatless breakfast. Try one or all of these recipes out and let me know what you think in the comments below. Happy Meatless Monday everyone!