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This roundup of 30+ simple, healthy plant-based breakfast ideas is designed to give you the BEST start to your day. All these recipes are filled with whole food ingredients, a ton of flavour, and nutrition benefits!

Wondering how to add more plants to your diet? Why not start with breakfast?!

I’ve rounded up 30+ simple, healthy, and DELICIOUS whole food plant-based breakfast ideas for you in this post. Many are from my website, along with others from some of my favourite food bloggers and fellow registered dietitians.

Many of these recipes are quick and easy, good for on-the-go, or can be made in advance as part of your weekly meal prep routine.

While I’m not entirely plant-based myself, there are SO many health benefits to eating more plants – no matter what diet you follow!

Plant-based whole foods:

  • are full of dietary fibre, which helps to improve digestion, diversify your good gut bacteria, lower cholesterol, manage blood sugar, maintain your weight, and keep you feeling full and satisfied
  • are packed with micronutrients (essential vitamins + minerals that our bodies need to survive)
  • are rich in antioxidants and other beneficial plant compounds
  • have been shown to reduce incidence of chronic disease

Whether you’re vegan, a meat-lover, or somewhere in between – there’s something for everyone on this list. I’d love to know which ones you try!

Smoothie Recipes

1) Banana Chai Smoothie With Vanilla

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This vegan banana chai smoothie is made with vanilla, almond milk, and nut butter. An easy, healthy breakfast option packed with flavour!
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2) Ginger Pear Green Smoothie

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This simple ginger pear green smoothie is a delicious and nutritious breakfast idea! It's made with healthy ingredients like pears, spinach, avocado, hemp seeds, and chia seeds. Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and high in fiber!
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3) Simple Creamy Green Smoothie

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This Simple Creamy Green Smoothie recipe is made with spinach, avocado, banana, chia, and hemp seeds. It's high in protein and healthy fats for a super satisfying breakfast. Gluten-free with vegan option available!
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4) Chocolate Banana Avocado Smoothie

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This healthy breakfast smoothie is made with spinach, peanut butter, chia, hemp seeds, and almond milk. Dietitian-designed, it’s full of nutritious ingredients for a filling breakfast. Vegan, gluten-free, and can be made-ahead!
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5) Mint Chocolate Black Bean Smoothie

This creamy mint chocolate black bean smoothie is packed full of plant-based protein and has a delicious mint chocolate flavor!
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6) Peanut Butter Cold Brew Smoothie

Get your morning coffee in with this delicious healthy peanut butter cold brew smoothie recipe made with frozen banana, peanut butter, frozen cauliflower (YUP, YOU READ THAT RIGHT), coffee, and
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Warm Oatmeal Recipes

7) Zucchini Bread Steel Cut Oatmeal

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This Zucchini Bread Steel Cut Oatmeal is the yummiest way to get veggies in for breakfast. The recipe is easy, vegan, gluten-free, and can be made in a large batch for meal prep!
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8) Chocolate Orange Oatmeal

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This vegan chocolate orange oatmeal recipe is an easy, healthy, and delicious breakfast idea. It tastes like a comforting bowl of warm chocolate with a burst of orange flavour. Enjoy it hot off the stove or include it in your weekly meal prep for a simple, nutritious breakfast!
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9) Blueberry Steel Cut Oatmeal

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This blueberry steel cut oatmeal is a delicious, healthy, and balanced breakfast! It's perfect for meal prep and uses pantry staples like frozen blueberries, steel cut oats, chia seeds, and cinnamon. Vegan and gluten-free.
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10) Sautéed Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal

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This sautéed cinnamon apple oatmeal is beyond delicious and so easy to make (just 20 minutes). It's so flavourful and filled with healthy ingredients for a perfectly balanced breakfast!
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11) Gingerbread Steel Cut Oatmeal

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This gingerbread steel cut oatmeal recipe is such a warming, cozy breakfast treat! It's vegan, gluten-free, and can be made in advance.
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Baked Oatmeal Recipes

12) Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal

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This easy peanut butter banana baked oatmeal is made with chocolate chips and walnuts. It basically tastes like you're eating a healthier banana bread for breakfast – so delicious! Recipe is both vegan and gluten-free.
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13) Ginger Pear Baked Oatmeal

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This Baked Pear Oatmeal is such an easy, healthy, and delicious breakfast idea! Made with warming spices, it's such a cozy way to start your day. Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and only 9 ingredients.
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14) Baked Pineapple Oatmeal

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This Healthy Pineapple Baked Oatmeal is made with bananas and coconut for an easy, tropical breakfast! Recipe is vegan, gluten-free & refined sugar-free.
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15) Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups

These apple cinnamon baked oatmeal cups are the best healthy make-ahead breakfast or snack! They’re lightly sweetened, soft and chewy, and filled with apple cinnamon flavor in every bite.
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16) Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

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This blueberry banana baked oatmeal is a comforting and delicious breakfast option. A simple recipe that is vegan, gluten-free, and healthy!
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Overnight Oatmeal (Cold)

17) Strawberry Vanilla Overnight Steel Cut Oats

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This Strawberry Vanilla Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal is an easy and nutritious grab-and-go breakfast option. No cooking necessary!
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18) Blueberry & Coconut Bircher Muesli

This beautiful blueberry and coconut yogurt bircher muesli is packed with so many nourishing seeds, like flax, pumpkin, sunflower, and chia.
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19) Grated Apple Bircher Muesli

grated apple bircher muesli topped with chopped apples, peanut butter, nuts, seeds
This Swiss-inspired breakfast uses grated apples for an incredible fall flavour. Make the night before, or increase ingredients to make enough for a few days. Option to make completely plant-based/vegan by using your favourite unsweetened/plain plant-based yogurt and milk.
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Chia Pudding Recipes

20) Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding

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This chocolate banana chia seed pudding is such an easy, healthy breakfast or snack idea. It's just 7 ingredients and so simple to make! Recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
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21) Coconut Chia Pudding With Honey & Lime

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This Coconut Chia Pudding is made with just 4 simple, healthy ingredients. It's super quick + easy, plus it's vegan + gluten-free. Add toppings as desired for a yummy make-ahead breakfast or snack idea!
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22) Blended Raspberry Chia Pudding

blended raspberry chia seed pudding topped with muesli, nuts, and seeds
Have you tried blended chia seed pudding before? Much smoother than traditional chia pudding, this is a great option for those who prefer a silkier texture. Make with your milk of choice and add toppings as desired for a simple, healthy, and fibre-rich breakfast or dessert!
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23) Chocolate Ginger Chia Pudding

3 glass jars of blended chocolate ginger chia pudding topped with nuts and coconut flakes
This delicious chia pudding is rich in fiber, omega-3s, and antioxidants! Nutritious, but good enough to eat for dessert? Yes, please!
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Savoury Breakfast Recipes

24) Curry Tofu Scramble

curry tofu scramble with red bell peppers and spinach on a plate
This Curry Tofu Scramble is made with spinach and red bell peppers. It's a delicious combination of protein, veggies, and spices that is super easy to make, ready in 30 minutes, and full of healthy ingredients. Tofu scramble is also great for meal prep and can be used in so many different ways! 
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25) Black Bean Breakfast Burrito

Filling flavourful, this black bean vegan breakfast burrito is the perfect hearty breakfast. Just one pan, 30 min great for meal prep!
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26) Vegan Shakshuka

This vegan shakshuka is a take on the traditional Israeli dish that is made with quinoa, zuchinni and white beans for a healthy protein-rich breakfasts!
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27) Vegan Omelet

Simple vegan omelet made with 7 wholesome ingredients. Tofu and hummus provide a sturdy base, and nutritional yeast and spices add tons of flavor. Easy, flavorful, healthy.
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28) Vegan Chickpea Flour Muffins

The perfect snack or breakfast when you’re running out the door. These savoury Chickpea Flour Muffins are high in protein, vegan & gluten-free!
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Other Breakfast Ideas!

29) Chewy, Healthy Breakfast Cookies

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These healthy breakfast cookies are soft, chewy, and so easy! Made with nutritious ingredients like oats, pumpkin, almond butter, nuts, and seeds – they're such a delicious, healthy treat you can enjoy for breakfast or at any time of the day.
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30) Homemade Sweet Potato Waffles

These vegan, gluten free homemade sweet potato waffles whip up in the blender in a jiffy! They are light, fluffy and delicious served sweet OR savoury.
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31) Stuffed Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

Switch up your morning meal by trying these Stuffed Breakfast Sweet Potatoes! 5 different recipes, with sweet & savory options. (vegan & gluten-free)
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32) Vegan Buckwheat Pancakes

These healthy vegan buckwheat pancakes are easy to make with simple ingredients. Try them topped with blueberry, banana and syrup. Gluten-free, oil-free.
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33) Chia Jam: 3 Ways

raspberry, blueberry, and apricot chia jam in three glass jars with striped towel
You will love these delicious, healthy, and fiber-rich chia seed jams, three ways. Featuring apricot, raspberry, and blueberry!
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More Recipe Round-Ups To Explore

I hope this post has given you tons of inspiration for easy, healthy plant-based breakfast ideas! If you include any of these recipes in your weekly meal prep, let me know in the comments below.

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Get the Recipe: 30+ Healthy Plant-Based Breakfast Ideas, Including Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding

This chocolate banana chia seed pudding is such an easy breakfast or snack idea. It's just 7 ingredients and so simple to make! Plus, 30 more healthy plant-based breakfast ideas.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Whisk the dry ingredients (chia seeds, cacao powder, cinnamon) together in a large container or bowl.
  • Then, add the almond milk, vanilla, maple syrup, and mashed banana to the dry ingredients. Whisk everything together well.
  • Cover and refrigerate the container or bowl for a minimum of 2 hours (or overnight). The chia pudding will thicken during this time.
  • Once the chia pudding has thicken, pour it into your blender and blend until smooth. This step is optional, but I love how smooth it makes the pudding!
  • Serve and add toppings as desired. Or, store to enjoy later.

Notes

*SERVINGS: this recipe will serve 2-4 depending on if you’re enjoying it for a meal (breakfast) or a snack (smaller portion)! And also on how hungry you are 😉
*STORAGE: Chia pudding can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. Simply portion out the serving you would like, then add toppings before eating!
*TOPPING IDEAS:
  • a sprinkle of chopped nuts, like hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, or pecans
  • a scoop of peanut or almond butter
  • a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, or cacao nibs
  • extra banana slices or other fruit (like berries)
 
*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS:
  • While I used almond milk for this recipe, you can use any milk or milk alternative that you’d like. My only suggestion is to choose one that’s unsweetened!
  • If you can’t find raw cacao powder, cocoa powder will also work. Do note that it’s a bit sweeter though, so you may not need to add maple syrup to sweeten this recipe.
  • Blending this chia pudding is optional! It’s a great way to get a smoother, more true-to-pudding texture, but not necessary. I make many chia seed puddings without the blender 🙂

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