We all sometimes need inspiration and a refresher of what to have for brekkie from time to time… here are my five super duper vegan Brekkie recommendations and recipes. Vegan smoothies, pancakes, waffles, your own made buckwheat crunch muesli, and more. All easy and flexible!
5. Banana Oat Smoothie (GF) for one person: blend 1 lge ripe banana, 1/4 cup rolled oats, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 to 1 tsp spirulina powder (optional) and 1 cup of milk of choice – add maple syrup to taste (optional).
Smoothies need to have substance, or they can’t count as a breakfast I find, hence the oats in this recipe. Nowadays, many smoothie recipe designers make it a 20min act to ‘cook’ one smoothie. Me personally, I need to keep it simple to have fun making/drinking them.
4. Vegan Pancakes, for 2 ppl (can be GF):
1. Mix 1 1/2 cup self-raising flour (spelt or buckwheat work too) with 2 flax eggs (mix 4tbs water +2 tbs flax meal, it gels up after 5-10min), 1 tsp vanilla extract, vegan milk of choice to mix to a consistency to your liking.
2. Heat coconut oil for frying up 2-3 pancakes at the time in your pan. They’re easily stackable. 😀
Variety: add ripe mashed banana or vegan choc chips
3. Vegan Buckwheat Crunch Muesli (GF, can be raw), makes about 4 cups
Prep: Buy raw, organic buckwheat kernels and soak 3 cups of it for a day or two in a bowl with water and covered with a cloth. Rinse once a day and refill the buckwheat bowl with fresh water. Once sprouted (don’t let tails get longer than a few mm, or the kernels get bitter), spread the buckwheat on a parchment sheet and dehydrate in the oven or your dehydrator on very low temperature until they’re dry and crunchy. (it takes 2-8h, depending on the temperature and device you use – keep an eye on it).
1. In a bowl add your buckwheat crunch then add any other seeds or nuts (chopped small) and dried fruit, coconut chips, raw choc chips, cocoa, etc., and for sweet spices cloves, cinnamon or cardamom – whatever flavours and combinations you like.
2. To make it all stick together, you have several options: you can add any nut butter (optional), then add one tbsp at the time of maple syrup, agave syrup or date paste (soaked dates blended up) to make a sticky mix. If too sticky add a bit of fruit juice, or apple sauce but let it not get too wet.
3. After taste testing spread the mix on one or two dehydrator sheets/ trays lined with baking paper and with a ruler press in a grid for your muesli squares for easier cutting/breaking into small muesli pieces later. Then slowly let your muesli dry out in oven/dehydrator at low temperatures.
Lasts in a sealed jar for 1-2 months. Enjoy with cold milk of your choice – add fruit if you like.
2. Vegan Banana Berry Fibre Bowls (2 ppl)
1. Blend 2 Bananas with 1 cup berries of your choice and 2 tsp psyllium husk (or more if you like but be careful, the mix firms up fast), juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 tsp vanilla essence and 1tb maple syrup (optional) or stevia.
2. Pour mix into two bowls and add roasted nuts, oats or coconut (chop almonds/hazelnuts/coconut/oats and toast for a few minutes in a dry pan over medium heat), seeds of choice, more berries or cut fruit, acai powder (if you have any) or sprinkle of cinnamon.
1. Vegan Chocolate Waffles w/ chocolate sauce
1. Mix 2 cup self-raising flour (spelt/wheat) with 3 flax eggs (mix 6tbs water +3 tbs flax meal, it gels up after 5-10min), 1 tsp vanilla extract, 2 tb cocoa podwer, and 2 1/2 cups of vegan milk of choice to mix to a consistency to your liking. Set aside.
2. Vegan chocolate sauce: Mix 1 tb maple syrup with 1 1/2 tb coconut oil and 1tb raw cocoa. Add vanilla extract if you like and mix. Taste test and adjust to your liking. Set aside
3. After heating up the waffle iron, spray it with a healthy cooking oil or spread coconut oil on it with a silicon brush.
4. Cook your waffles as you like them, then sprinkle over the chocolate sauce and then nuts/ toasted coconut, cut banana/fruit etc.
Variety: add ripe mashed banana or grated vegan choc chips to the batter before cooking.
And there you have it.
FIVE really great vegan brekkies. Some take a few minutes, others a bit of prep, however, all are healthy and delicous!
Let me know what you think in the comments below!