A good day starts with a healthy vegan breakfast, don't you think? If you're not convinced (yet) that you can make a filling and nutritious vegan brekky, here are 5 very doable and inspiring recipes for you to get rolling.

1. Chickpea flour pancakes

Chickpea Flour Pancakes

If you're looking for something familiar but want to make a healthy vegan breakfast for weight loss, these pancakes are just perfect for you. Pancakes are something we are conditioned to associate with happy Sunday mornings ever since we were little. This recipe makes them guilt-free, as they don't include sugar, dairy, eggs, or gluten.


  • ½ cup (80 g) chickpea flour
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder or baking soda
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp whole leaf stevia powder or 10-15 drops liquid stevia / 1 tbsp of coconut sugar / pure maple syrup / date syrup / molasses
  • ¼ – ½ cup water or unsweetened dairy-free milk


Mix the dry ingredient together then slowly poor the water or dairy-free milk until you have a nice thick (but not too runny) consistency. Preheat your nonstick pan (otherwise use some unrefined coconut oil). Scoop a spoonful for each pancake.

You can use a variety of different toppings. Try berries, dairy-free yogurt, fresh fruit, apple and cinnamon puree, nut butters.


  • Chickpea flour
  • Sea salt
  • Baking powder or baking soda
  • Stevia / maple syrup / date syrup / molasses
  • Water / dairy-free milk

2. Hummus with veggies

Hummus With Veggies

Hummus is a great and filling option as a healthy vegetarian breakfast for weight loss. It's delicious used as a dip or as a spread any time of the day, actually. The beauty of hummus is that you can make lots of variations with different spices (curry, pepper), veggies (beetroot, sun-dried tomatoes), and more exotic options (coconut, olives, mangoes).

For breakfast, spread your home-made hummus on a whole-grain toast and top it with fresh veggies, such as tomato, bell peppers, cucumber, avocado. A nice little final touch is a pinch of fresh or dried herbs, like rosemary or basil.

If you don't want bread, you can use your hummus as a dip. Chop a selection of your favorite crunchy veggies like celery, cucumber, and carrots.


  • 1 can of chickpeas in unsalted water (reserve the liquid)
  • 2 tsp tahini
  • 1 garlic crushed clove
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ground pepper (optional)
  • Paprika powder (optional)
  • Coriander or parsley leaves (optional)


Rinse the canned chickpeas with cold water, pour them and the rest of the ingredients into a blender and blend them together until smooth. You might need to add some of the chickpea liquid that you held back.


  • Canned chickpeas in unsalted water
  • Tahini
  • Garlic
  • Sea salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Ground pepper (optional)
  • Paprika powder (optional)
  • Coriander or parsley leaves (optional)
  • Crunchy fresh veggies

3. Chia pudding

Chia Pudding

A good list of healthy vegan breakfast ideas is somewhat undone without a chia pudding recipe. Here's how I like to do it.


  • 1 cup of unsweetened coconut yogurt
  • 2 tbs of chia seeds
  • Some sweetener (5 drops liquid stevia / 1 tsp pure maple syrup / agave syrup / date syrup / molasses)
  • 1.5 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp high-quality cocoa powder (optional)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • Berries or fruit for topping (blueberries, raspberries, banana)


Gently mix everything (except berries) together until chia seeds are spread throughout the yogurt. Pour everything into a glass and leave in a fridge overnight. You may want to stir the mixture one more time before going to bed. In the morning put some berries or other fruit topping and enjoy!


  • Unsweetened coconut yogurt
  • Chia seeds
  • Stevia / maple syrup / agave syrup / date syrup / molasses
  • Lime juice
  • Cocoa powder (optional)
  • Cinnamon (optional)
  • Berries or fruit for topping

4. Green smoothie


If you're looking for an option to take on the go, you'll never go wrong with a smoothie. They come in so many different colors and tastes that it may seem overwhelming to even start experimenting. Try this recipe for your next vegan breakfast aimed for weight loss and mood boost.


  • ½ cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ cup fresh celery, chopped
  • 1 cup raw spinach
  • ½ cup non-dairy unsweetened milk
  • 1 tsp flaxseed powder


Blend all the ingredients until smooth.


  • Strawberries
  • Banana
  • Fresh celery
  • Raw spinach
  • Non-dairy unsweetened milk
  • Flaxseed powder

5. Tofu and veggie scramble

Tofu And Veggie Scramble

If a typical egg scramble is something you miss dearly from your omnivore days, try out a tofu scramble and see if it scratches your itch.


  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¼ red onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 5 button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 compressed cup of fresh spinach
  • 150-200 g of firm tofu (you can choose a smoked tofu option)
  • 1-3 dashes of soy sauce
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • 1 pinch of black pepper
  • ½ - 1 tsp of turmeric
  • Fresh or dried herbs (rosemary, basil, coriander)
  • 1 pinch of cumin (optional)
  • 1 pinch of chili powder (optional)


Warm a pan over a medium heat. If you're using a non-stick pan, you'll need to put some water throughout cooking or some no-flavor unrefined coconut oil.

Start with the garlic, onion, mushrooms, and bell peppers. Saute until they soften.

Crumble your tofu with a fork and throw it into the pan. Add the spices and soy sauce and stir fry for a few more minutes.

Lastly, turn the heat off, add the spinach, and cover the pan. Let it sit for a minute or until the spinach gets soft. Top your scramble with some fresh or dried herbs and / or spring onions.


  • Garlic
  • Red onion
  • Bell pepper
  • Button mushrooms
  • Fresh spinach
  • Firm tofu or smoked tofu
  • Soy sauce
  • Turmeric
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Turmeric
  • Fresh or dried herbs
  • Cumin (optional)
  • Chili powder (optional)
  • Herbs or spring onions
Written by Audra Bajori
Audra is a writer, an ethical vegan, a compulsive self-experimenter and health-hacker, who plans on living for at least 100 years. She's also a cinephile,...
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