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    The 25 BEST Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas

    It’s great to see so many more people embracing the idea of eating some meals without meat or going fully plant based. However, unless you’ve been vegetarian for a while, sometimes it can be a bit daunting to know what to make.

    So, we’re here to the rescue with these vegetarian breakfast ideas, and believe us when we say there is something for everyone in there.

    Whether you’ve got a serious sweet tooth, or you like things savory, have a look!

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    Vegetarian Breakfast Recipes:

    1. Shakshuka

    Are you an egg lover? Then check out this scrumptious shakshuka! It’s super flavorful and made with eggs, tomatoes, onions, peppers, garlic, paprika, cumin, cilantro, parsley, and feta cheese.

    The recipe takes 40 minutes to make and it is so so worth it. It yields 6 servings that you will fight over! I promise, this dish will leave your mouth watering for days. So what are you waiting for? Try it out!

    Get the Recipe: Shakshuka

    2. Dutch Baby (German Pancakes)

    Dutch baby, also known as German pancakes, are next up on our list! They taste like pancakes in crepe form.

    They have a custard-like center and crispy tall edges. Perfect for crepe and German pancake lovers!

    Get the Recipe: Dutch Baby

    3. Mediterranean Omelette

    Need a new omelette idea? Look no further! This Mediterranean Omelette is a winner. It’s super fresh and tasty with eggs, tomatoes, spinach, kalamata olives, and crumbled feta cheese. Yum!

    It’s also super easy to make and perfect for a lazy morning in. The recipe serves 2 people, so be sure to double it if cooking for others. Just one bite and you won’t be able to resist it. Go ahead and give it a try!

    Get the Recipe: Mediterranean Omelette

    4. Mayak Eggs (Korean Marinated Eggs)

    If you’re in the mood to try something new, don’t pass up on these Mayak Eggs. They are super easy to make and perfect if you’re in a rush in the morning. Make them the night before, then grab and go!

    The cook times depend on how you want your eggs, with 6 minutes for runny soft boiled eggs and 10 for hard boiled. But the flavors are constant and delicious! The recipe yields 5 eggs, so make sure you share!

    Get the Recipe: Mayak Eggs

    5. Mushroom, Spinach and Egg Breakfast Skillet

    You can never go wrong with a breakfast skillet! And this Mushroom, Spinach, and Egg Breakfast Skillet is the perfect savory dish to start your day. It’s full of flavor and nutrients, and it’s keto friendly Don’t miss out!

    All you need is eggs, mushrooms, spinach, and lots of seasonings and you’re good to go! The recipe takes 25 minutes to make and yields 2 servings. Serve it with some delicious bread or toast. Count me in!

    Get the Recipe: Breakfast Skillet

    6. Egg Bhurji (Indian Scrambled Eggs)

    Travel around the world with this recipe for Egg Bhurji, or Indian Scrambled Eggs. They are full of fun flavors. With tomatoes, onions, and jalapeño peppers, you won’t want to miss out on this dish!

    It takes 25 minutes to make and serves 3 people. The eggs are cooked in a scrumptious masala that you will absolutely adore. Serve the dish with bread, on a sandwich, over rice, or any other way you’d like. Try it out!

    Get the Recipe: Egg Bhurji

    7. Chinese-Style Savoury Stuffed Breakfast Pancakes (Vegan Recipe)

    Sick and tired of your usual pancakes? Mix things up with these Chinese-Style Savoury Stuffed Breakfast Pancakes! They are so tasty and easy, and they’re vegan! I wouldn’t miss out if I were you.

    They take 2 and a half hours to make in total but I promise it’s worth it! With scrambled tofu, carrots, red bell peppers, and tons of spices, you can’t say no. The recipe serves 8 lucky people, so prepare to cook for a crowd!

    Get the Recipe @ thefoodietakesflight

    8. Overnight Oats

    Overnight oats are the perfect recipe for busy mornings. Just make it the night before and it’s good to go! Plus they are super healthy and they can keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. Prep for the whole week!

    Wanna know the best part? You only need 5 minutes to prep them! And they can be gluten-free, vegan, and nut-free with some modifications. So they are perfect for anyone! The recipe only makes one serving, so be sure to take that into account. Get to it!

    Get the Recipe @ cookieandkate

    9. Our Favorite Berry Smoothie

    Calling all berry-lovers! This yummy Berry Smoothie is for you. It has any berries you’d like, vanilla yogurt, chia seeds, and milk. Just blend it up and it’s good to go! You’ll absolutely love it.

    It’s super quick and easy and the recipe yields 2 servings. Drink it on its own or have it with toast, eggs, or any recipe on this list. It’s all up to you! You can even mix it up and add in some other fruit if you’d like. Try it!

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    10. Energy Breakfast

    This delicious breakfast is energizing, easy, and filling! It’s made with cream of wheat, blueberries, almonds, apricots, and brown sugar. Sounds good to me! Any cream of wheat fan is sure to enjoy it.

    It just takes 5 minutes to make and it’s one of the simplest recipes on our list! Feel free to add any other fruit or nuts you’d like, this recipe is super versatile. So go ahead and get to it! You won’t regret it.

    Get the Recipe @ lemontreedwelling

    11. Ricotta and Spinach Egg Bake

    If you need a quick and yummy breakfast that’s packed with protein, try this Ricotta and Spinach Egg Bake! It’s super fun and filling. And it looks super fancy! I just know your friends will be impressed.

    It takes 20 minutes to make in total and the recipe serves 1 person, so be sure to adjust it accordingly. With dried thyme, lemon zest, olive oil, and salt and pepper, it’s sure to be a tasty dish. What are you waiting for? Enjoy!

    Get the Recipe @ heynutritionlady

    12. French Toast Roll-Ups

    Craving some French toast? Try it in this yummy bite-sized form! These French Toast Roll-Ups are simply too good. They are easy and super fun to make, you have to try them out! And they are perfect for kids.

    They take 23 minutes to make and the recipe serves 8 people so it’s a great weekday breakfast. If you like cinnamon, then you are sure to love these little tasty treats. Dip them in maple syrup and enjoy. So get to it!

    Get the Recipe @ thebakermama

    13. Summer Fruit Vanilla Bean Chia Pudding Bowl

    Want a fruity and refreshing start to your day? Try this Summer Fruit Vanilla Bean Chia Pudding Bowl! With strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, cherries, and any other fruit you’d like, it’s sure to be tasty!

    The recipe serves one person and it only takes a few minutes to put together. However, the chia pudding needs to chill for at least 4 hours before it is eaten, so make it the night before. What are you waiting for?

    Get the Recipe @ savorylotus

    14. Lemon Cream Cheese Danish Breakfast

    If you need a breakfast to impress, you have to try this Lemon Cream Cheese Danish Breakfast! It’s super delicious and elegant, sure to leave a smile on any face. Plus the danishes are much easier to make than they seem!

    They are ready in just 35 minutes and serve 8 people, so cook for a crowd! They are made with fluffy puff pastry sheets and filled with lemon cream cheese. Serve them for a special holiday or just for fun.

    Get the Recipe @ fillmyrecipebook

    15. Cashew Milk & Chia Cream of Wheat

    Looking for a healthier recipe to sweeten your morning? Try this Cashew Milk & Chia Cream of Wheat! It’s the easiest, quickest, healthiest, and tastiest recipe you’ll find. I promise you will absolutely adore it.

    It’s ready in just 10 minutes and serves 2 people. All you need to do is cook the cashew milk, chia seeds, and cream of wheat, and then top it! Top it with honey, bananas, blueberries, raspberries, and anything else you’d like. Yum!

    Get the Recipe @ afrovitalityeats

    16. Vegetarian Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

    Calling all hash brown lovers! This one’s for you. This Vegetarian Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole is so so good. It’s the perfect breakfast for a weekend morning when the whole family wants to dig in. You’ll love it!

    The recipe takes a little over an hour to make and yields 8 servings. The casserole has a hash brown crust and is loaded with onions, red bell peppers, mushrooms, baby spinach, and cheddar cheese! Go ahead and give it a try.

    Get the Recipe @ eatingbirdfood

    17. Copycat Starbucks Spinach Feta Wrap

    Craving a Spinach Feta Wrap from Starbucks? Make it yourself with this simple and scrumptious recipe! It’ll be so much cheaper, and even tastier! It has more fiber and almost double the protein of a Starbucks wrap.

    It takes 20 minutes to make and serves 1 person, so make sure you double the recipe if you are cooking for someone else. Grab some spinach, feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and egg whites and get to work!

    Get the Recipe @ laurenfitfoodie

    18. Pear Apple Cheddar Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese Bagel Sandwich

    If you’re a bagel lover then you simply have to try this Pear Apple Cheddar Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese Bagel Sandwich! It’s just as fancy as it sounds, and sure to impress anyone. Plus it’s super fun to make and restaurant quality. Yum!

    It takes an hour and 15 minutes to make and I promise, every minute is worth it! The recipe serves 2 people so be sure to take that into consideration. You can eat it for any meal of the day.

    Get the Recipe @ theroastedroot

    19. Authentic Irish Potato Farls 

    Need a simple and delicious recipe to pair with your favorite breakfast foods? Try these Authentic Irish Potato Farls! You can pair them with anything you’d like and they are so easy to make. I just know you’ll love them.

    They take 40 minutes to make and the recipe yields 6 servings. The best part is, you only need 5 ingredients! What could beat that? So go ahead and try something new, I promise you won’t regret it!

    Get the Recipe @ biggerbolderbaking

    20. Pesto Eggs

    Pesto eggs have been taking the internet by storm, so we decided to give them a try. Why not? We love pesto and we love eggs!

    This is a simple, but incredibly tasty, breakfast that whips up in no time, if you already have some pesto handy.

    Get the Recipe: Pesto Eggs

    21. Orange Cardamom Breakfast Twist

    Looking for something elegant? This Orange Cardamom Breakfast Twist is the recipe for you! It’s super yummy and pairs well with any breakfast food. Make it with your partner for a cute date idea!

    It takes 20 minutes to prep, 2 hours to rest, and 35 minutes to cook, but I promise it is all worth it! You simply won’t be able to resist the scrumptious smell of this bread wafting from the oven. Wanna know the best part? The recipe serves 8!

    Get the Recipe @ iambaker

    22. Creamy Vegan Hot Cereal Breakfast with Raspberries

    Need something warm and comforting to wake up to on a chilly day? Try this Creamy Vegan Hot Cereal Breakfast with Raspberries! It’s super quick, easy, and healthy. And it’s vegan, perfect for anyone dairy-free!

    The recipe takes just 15 minutes to make and serves 1 person. All you need is non-dairy milk substitute, cream of whea farina, vanilla paste or extract, raspberries, and stevia extract. Top it with any other fruit you’d like, granola, or pumpkin/sunflower seeds. Yum!

    Get the Recipe @ plantbasedrecipe

    23. Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes

    Want a healthy but sweet start to your day? Give these Paleo, Grain-Free, & Dairy-Free Gingerbread Pancakes a shot! See, there’s still a way to enjoy tasty treats without breaking your diet. These pancakes are so delicious!

    They take 17 minutes to make and the recipe just serves 1, so be sure to keep that in mind. They are perfect for the holidays, or any time of year that you wanna have a little fun. With cinnamon, ginger, and molasses, they have to be tasty!

    Get the Recipe @ whatgreatgrandmaate

    24. Easy Honey Pear Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel

    Muffins are the perfect breakfast for a busy on-the-go morning. Make them the night before and you’re good to go! These Easy Honey Pear Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel will leave your mouth watering for hours.

    The recipe takes 40 minutes to make and yields 12 muffins, so don’t be afraid to share! You can have them for breakfast, brunch, dessert, or as a snack. They are as versatile as they are scrumptious. So go ahead and try them out!

    Get the Recipe @ brokenovenbaking

    25. Cheesy Masala Beans on Toast

    Perhaps you’re in the mood for a cheesy and savory start to your day. Well, last but not least, we have this yummy recipe for Cheesy Masala Beans on Toast! This South Asian twist on a British classic is the perfect way to wake up.

    It takes 30 minutes to make and the recipe makes two pieces of toast. Each bite is absolutely packed with flavor. The toast is seasoned with cumin seeds, coriander leaves, masala, green or red chilies, and hot sauce for a spicy and flavorful treat. Yum!

    Get the Recipe @ sanjanafeasts

    26. Hearty Breakfast Skillet

    Need something a little more filling? Try this Hearty Breakfast Skillet! With hash browns, eggs, cheddar cheese, and lots of seasoning, it’s sure to be a hit. Who can resist cheesy potatoes and eggs?

    It takes just 20 minutes to make and serves 4 people. It’s the perfect dish to celebrate the weekend. I just know everyone will be fighting over it! So what are you waiting for? Check it out!

    Get the Recipe @ acouplecooks

    We hope you enjoyed our collection of the 25+ Best Vegetarian Breakfasts. There’s so many delicious recipes to choose from. Let us know what you decide to try first!

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    25+ BEST Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas

    Start your day right with delicious Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas! From savory omelets to sweet pancakes, we have 25 recipes to choose from.


    • 4 eggs
    • 8oz mushrooms
    • 4 cups fresh spinach
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • ½ tsp dried thyme
    • ½ tsp red chili flakes
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1.5 Tbsp butter, divided
    • Salt and pepper to taste


    1. Heat olive oil and 1 Tbsp butter in 8" skillet over medium high heat.
    2. Slice mushrooms and add to skillet. Cook 3-4 minutes then add chopped garlic, thyme, and red chili flakes, along with salt and pepper to taste. Cook until soft and all juices from mushrooms have evaporated.
    3. Add spinach, 1 cup at a time. As it wilts, add more until all is in the skillet and wilted.
    4. Using a spoon, make four depressions in the mushroom spinach mix. Divide remaining butter into each well. Crack one egg into each well. Reduce heat to medium low, cover and cook until eggs are done to your preferred consistency.
    5. Serve with nice bread!

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