5 Mouthwatering Healthy Vegan Breakfast Ideas

I’ve rounded up these five tasty recipes from Gaz Oakley that are some of the best vegan breakfast recipes around.   They look elegant but still easy enough that anyone could put them together.

These ideas are not only delicious and tasty but also very simple to make as well as beginner-friendly.

These breakfasts are really uncomplicated with simple and fresh nourishing ingredients that are good for you.

They take 5-20 minutes to make if you are in a rush and need to get to work or travel and they are enough portions for two people.

You can even make some parts of these recipes ahead of time, put the rest together in the morning and take it with you on your commute or to eat when you arrive at the office.

Each dish will keep you full throughout the morning so you can concentrate on work or things that you need to do.  It’s convenient that two of these recipes are on toast — you can use gluten-free bread if you need to.

There’s enough variety to choose from that will suit any taste.

Any of these breakfasts can be incorporated into your diet even if you are trying to lose weight.

What could be better? Healthy, vegan, and simple.

Pair them with some hot tea, coffee, or your favorite fruit flavored water and you’re good to go!


1.  Smashed Avocado

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*Recipe & Photo Courtesy of Gaz Oakley*

This is the ideal dish to make with over-ripe avocados.  There’s nothing better served on a warm vegan bagel or toast than delicious and healthy avocados.

Avocado is loaded with heart-healthy fats for vegans and weight loss.  It’s incredibly nutritious and contains more potassium than bananas as well as many other benefits.

Achieving this avo-goodness couldn’t be simpler.  The other ingredients totally transform the flavor of the avocado.  This adds a real freshness to a healthy breakfast.

In this recipe, the lime not only seasons the avocado but also keeps the color of the avocado green.  You can make this a couple of hours in advance although it is best to eat it right away after making.

What you’ll need:
  • 2 very ripe avocados, peeled and pit removed
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • A pinch of sea salt & cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 tsp. dried chili flakes (optional)
Serve it with:
  • 1 slice of toast of your choice
  • 2 pieces of homemade vegan ‘bacon’ — fried (find it in the cookbook)
How to make:
  1. Scoop out the avocados and put them into a bowl.
  2. Mash it with a fork or other kitchen appropriate utensil.  Mash it until you have your desired texture — chunky to very mashed.
  3. Mix in the rest of the ingredients with the avocado.
  4. Taste for seasoning and adjust according to your taste.


2.  Granola, Mango, Yogurt, Maple & Seeds

*Recipe & Photo Courtesy of Gaz Oakley*

This dish is one of the simplest and quickest dishes that you will ever make.  Filled with healthy fats, protein, and fruit — nothing could be more nutritious and easy!

What you’ll need:
  • 1 cup or 240 ml vegan coconut yogurt (from your local health food store or buy here) + 3 tbls. rolled oats mixed in
  • 1/4 mango
  • 1/2 cup or 45g granola (homemade recipe found in cookbook)
  • A drizzle of maple
  • 3 tbls. mixed seeds
  • A few blueberries
How to make:
  1. Add the coconut yogurt to the bowl
  2. Peel the mango using a serrated knife
  3. Cut the mango around the seed
  4. Cut the mango into vertical slices
  5. Add granola
  6. Add nuts
  7. Top with maple syrup
  8. Top with a few blueberries

3.  Peanut Butter, Caramelized Banana, Walnut & Blueberry

*Recipe & Photo Courtesy of Gaz Oakley*

This recipe offers a sweet alternative to other breakfasts using healthy sweetners and fresh fruit.

What you’ll need:
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 tbls. Vita Coconut Oil (54 oz found here or 16 oz here)
  • 1 tbls. coconut sugar (buy online here)
  • 2 tbls. natural peanut butter (make your own from the cookbook or buy here)
  • Handful mixed nuts
  • Handful blueberries
  • Zest of 1/2 of a lime
  • 1 tbls. maple syrup (find 100% pure Vermont maple syrup here)
  • 1 slice of toast of your choice
How to make:
  1. Peel and cut the bananas on an angle in slices
  2. Add a tbls. of coconut oil to the pan
  3. When the oil is hot, add the bananas
  4. Sprinkle the coconut sugar
  5. Allow the bananas to caramelize before flipping them over
  6. Add another sprinkle of coconut sugar to the other side
  7. Once the bananas have caramelized on both sides, spread the peanut butter on the toast
  8. Then add the bananas on top once they have cooked
  9. Add the blueberries
  10. Add nuts
  11. Add the zest of 1/2 lime
  12. Garnish with mint
  13. Drizzle a little maple syrup on top


4.  Sauteed Mushrooms & Tomatoes

*Recipe & Photo Courtesy of Gaz Oakley*

For this recipe, you can use any mushroom you like.  You can add garlic if you want to make it more savory for a brunch or lunch type of breakfast.

What you’ll need:
  • 2 tbls. grapeseed oil
  • 1 small basket/container of mushrooms of your choice
  • Handful of cherry tomatoes
  • Handful of chopped fresh parsley
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Garlic (optional)
Serve it with:
  • 1 slice of toast of your choice
  • 2 tbls. vegan cream cheese (make your own from the cookbook)
How to make:
  1. (Prep) Remove excess dirt from the mushrooms by rinsing them off with water and then gently dry them off with a dish towel.  Cut the larger ones in half and leave the smaller ones whole.  You can use a small splash of olive oil before sauteeing or a touch of water.
  2. Add your olive oil or water to the pan and let it heat up a bit over medium heat.  Add your mushrooms and toss them around a bit and allow them to heat up for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add salt and pepper to pan, toss.
  4. Allow mushrooms to get golden and shrink half in size, then add tomatoes and chopped parsley.
  5. Mix around together until everything is warmed up
  6. Spread the vegan cream cheese on the toast
  7. Top the toast with the mushroom and tomato mixture
  8. Garnish with a sprinkle of fresh parsley


5.  Acai Bowl

*Recipe & Photo Courtesy of Gaz Oakley*

Acai bowls are very popular, easy to make, and super healthy to eat.  Acai are a Brazilian “superfruit.”  They are loaded with antioxidants and they can boost brain function and improve cholesterol levels.

This breakfast is great for the summertime or when you want a cold breakfast.

What you’ll need:
  • 1 large or 2 small frozen bananas (cut & freeze the night before)
  • 2 sachets of acai (from your local health store in the freezer section or buy here — see instructions on the back of package for adjustments on amount)
  • 1/2 cup or 120 ml of water + a little extra may be needed
Garnish and top off with:
  • Orange (segmented)
  • Kiwi (cut into slices)
  • Coconut flakes
  • Seeds of your choice (pumpkin, chia, etc.)
  • Blueberries
How to make:
  1. Add the sachets of acai to your blender
  2. Add the banana(s)
  3. Add 1/2 cup of water
  4. You may need to stop the blender and give it a mix.  Add a touch more water if needed.
  5. Once blended, spread into your bowl
  6. Cut and/or peel your choice of fruits and add to the top
  7. Orange (Cut the peel off of the orange with a knife then cut the segments out of the orange)
  8. Kiwi (Cut the kiwi off and cut into slices)
  9. Add a sprinkle of coconut flakes
  10. Add a small handful of blueberries
  11. Add a small handful of seeds

To see more delicious recipes like these, check out Gaz’s vegan cookbooks:

If you’d like the video portion of these recipes, check the video out below.


Kat & Blossom is a Birmingham, AL, U.S. based cruelty-free lifestyle blog created by me, Ally. My goal is to help you live your best life by incorporating more DIY and sustainable options into your daily routines, using clean beauty, haircare tips, and practicing self-care.

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