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#1 Old 03-31-2012, 10:31 PM
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Hey all,

Breakfast is something I have always struggled with! Now that I am a vegan I struggle even more because obviously I can't have eggs, milk, yoghourt, honey etc. I'm also not a big fan of eating too much wheat and bread so toast usually just doesn't appeal.

Does anybody have any ideas for great and quick vegan breakfasts (I don't want to have to spend ages cooking them!) so that I can try and get into a more healthy breakfast routine?

Here is one thing I have come up with that was delicious: Peach, Date and Walnut Bircher Muesli. But I'm looking for more great ideas, as I don't think I will be very inspired by eating the same thing every morning!

What do you guys generally have for a vegan breakfast?
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Fruit or green smoothies, oatmeal, cereal with almond (or soy, etc) milk, leftovers from last night's dinner, homemade muffins (oatmeal/spelt/banana/oat bran is my fave combo! And they can be made ahead, frozen and reheated in the morning), soy yogurt and granola parfait, a big bowl of fruit and some almonds, tofu scramble
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I also sometimes use this resource: http://www.vegansoapbox.com/101-vegan-breakfasts/
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I like to eat fruit and granola or vegan bread with hummus.
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#5 Old 04-06-2012, 05:52 AM
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Grits, ya'll! With vegan butter and maple syrple.
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I plan on trying this recipe this weekend.

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What are grits?

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What are grits?

 

Grits is a hot cereal made from corn. It's basically the small nub found at the very tip of the corn kernel, which is where all the good stuff is. Don't believe those who try to tell you grits is just ground up corn. It isn't. It's more like "concentrated" corn. Very delicious. Very nourishing. It's a traditional Southern dish, derived from native America. Grits is also found in Manchuria, where it's called gezi. Grits is sometimes served with warm milk and sugar. I like it with vegan butter and maple syrup.

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Yum, grits. They are great sweet, too, with maple syrup. Or with daiya cheddar shreds. smiley.gif
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^Finally I know what grits are!

I usually go down the smoothie and toast/toasted things route for breakfast but if that not for you, how about soup? I've had thick vegetable soups for breakfast before and found they keep me full and warm for the morning ahead. It makes a change from porridge or cereal with hot rice milk, and packs a few more veggies into your day.


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Ah I see! I don't think there is anywhere I can get grits down under :) They sound nice though!

 

I do love soup for breakfast, and I often have it if there are leftovers from the night before. It's a nice idea to just make some and keep it in the fridge for breakfast.

 

I've been doing a lot more breakfast idea hunting since I started this thread. I've been doing a lot of breakfast muffins, just making up a batch and they grabbing one to go for the next couple of days, it's working pretty well. Here are some of my recipes if anyone is interested

Orange, Almond and Choc chip, Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins, Quadruple Hazelnut and Date Breakfast Muffins. They're fun to experiment with :)

 

Also, I found a great German Pancake recipe, for the days when I have a bit more time in the mornings. They were really great!

 

I've also been doing a lot of banana/strawberry smoothies which are yummy, although not so good for colder weather (like this morning!), and bircher muesli is always a staple (like cherry and almond bircher muesli - yum!)

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I like banana smoothies!

my favourite so far though is 1 banana, 1 generous tablespoon of peanut butter, almond milk, and protein powder. sometimes i add a couple drops of agave nectar to sweeten. yummy!! oh and i also love to add 1/2 an avocado to this. makes it so smooth and awesome!
 

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Whole wheat toast,fruit,almond milk sometimes.Like the soups for breakfast too.I do this really simple soup just 2 cups vegetable broth,any veggies you like and boil until veggies are done.Top with some soy sauce or Braggs and serve with whole wheat toast.You could also add some onion powder to the soup.Plus, I like miso soup as well.

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yes so true .i'm also searching any cheap meal because my budget has gotten out of hand .
i will provide one of easy and very very healthy recipe .
Probably never heard before and I always brought in the breakfast because it gives me the necessary energy to work throughout the day.
 
                     ingredients:
 
1- Three-quarters of a kilogram blanched beans and dry which is not fresh
 
2- Chopped onion
 
3- Half a head of garlic, peeled
 
4- Salt 
 
5- Package of green coriander, chopped
 
6- A quarter of a teaspoon of cumin powder
 
7- Olive oil

 

 

                    method :

 

- Purified and wash beans. Is placed in a pot on a strong fire are inundated with water.Add coriander, onion, garlic and leave to boil then reduce the fire. Raise whenever foam appeared on the surface of the mixture. Continues cooking until the beans cooked with the addition of water as needed.

- Strain the mixture into a colander and add the cumin and salt

- Progress in the dishwasher and pour olive oil over it.

 

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Google "chickpea flour omelete" for various ways to make it.  It is very quick to make and filling.  I add lots of veggies folded into mine, and sometimes prepared salsa or nutritional yeast sauce in it.  It is like a savory pancake and has an eggy taste. 

 

Sometimes I just have a handful of almonds and a mango or something.  Or saute tempeh, tamari, and leafy greens like kale or chard with some spices like garlic, cumin, chili powder etc. and lime juice. 

 

Or I might have crockpot steal cut oats or millet with chopped apple, cinammon, maybe some almond milk.  All you have to do is throw the ingredients in the crockpot, turn it on low, go to bed for seven or eight hours, and it is all ready for you.  And you can make enough to last several days.  One cup grain to four cups liquid will yield four cups cooked millet or steel cut oats (try oat groats for a different texture also). 

 

Raw buckwheat groats make a nice crunchy natural granola cereal with things like sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, dried fruit, fresh berries, cinammon, a little nut butter or applesauce, whatever fancies you added in.   

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Google "chickpea flour omelete" for various ways to make it.  It is very quick to make and filling.  I add lots of veggies folded into mine, and sometimes prepared salsa or nutritional yeast sauce in it.  It is like a savory pancake and has an eggy taste.

 

Sometimes I just have a handful of almonds and a mango or something.  Or saute tempeh, tamari, and leafy greens like kale or chard with some spices like garlic, cumin, chili powder etc. and lime juice.

 

Or I might have crockpot steal cut oats or millet with chopped apple, cinammon, maybe some almond milk.  All you have to do is throw the ingredients in the crockpot, turn it on low, go to bed for seven or eight hours, and it is all ready for you.  And you can make enough to last several days.  One cup grain to four cups liquid will yield four cups cooked millet or steel cut oats (try oat groats for a different texture also).

 

Raw buckwheat groats make a nice crunchy natural granola cereal with things like sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, dried fruit, fresh berries, cinammon, a little nut butter or applesauce, whatever fancies you added in. 

Oh, Naturebound, if no one else ever tells you this, I will. You are a beautiful, wonderful human being. Thank you for the chickpea flour omelette idea.

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Oh, Naturebound, if no one else ever tells you this, I will. You are a beautiful, wonderful human being. Thank you for the chickpea flour omelette idea.

Thank you so much for the compliment! I really needed to hear that today.

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Thank you so much for the compliment! I really needed to hear that today.

Agreed, your posts have helped me so much. :yes:

 

I usually just have instant oatmeal or cereal.. It's hard being a gluten free vegan.

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Hi QiTian,  I usually eat miso soup in the morning and I think it is pretty easy to make vegan. Some miso soups sold in the United states even already come pre-packaged vegan. For example I think Annie Chung's make a vegan miso soup. They also make a vegan Udon soup too. I'm not sure if you want soup for breakfast, but I like it for breakfast. Another food you could try is Idli and Sambar. Idli is a breakfast rice cake in India and sambar is like a spicy vegetable stew. You are supposed to dip the idli in the sambar.

 

These are the recipes, I think they are vegan:

http://www.veganricha.com/2011/04/multi-grain-idli-steamed-lentils-and.html

 

http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2008/02/red-lentil-sambar-from-vegan-fire-and.html

 

I know these are kind of weird suggestions but I hope it helped a little.

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Thanks, your suggestions are great. Just the kind of thing I'm interested in, stuff that is different from the normal western breakfast of cereal/muesli/toast. I love soup for breakfast and I make miso soup for my lunch often, I will have to try it for breakfast. That Indian one sounds interesting too :)

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Hi.

Is that the name of it (tofu scramble)?

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Is that the name of it (tofu scramble)?

I didn't see that mentioned, but scrambled tofu is a weekend favorite! I sautee the veggies (onion, pepper and mushroom if I'm lucky) and add broken up firm tofu. Add a marinade of teaspoon liquid smoke, Braggs aminos, a bit of syrup and about 1/4 cup water. Let simmer till absorbed and then golden. Some tumeric and black pepper too.

 

Best for me on weekday mornings is a fruit and greens smoothie, with flax or chia or even some oatmeal.

 

Best biscuits I ever made had a 1/4 cup of silken tofu mixed in. I thing the first recipe I tried used egg so I subbed tofu. Made without since, but with the tofu they were very moist. I never make biscuits anymore though.

 

Fruity chia pudding! Cut up pineapple, banana, orange segments and shredded coconut. Add a tablespoon chia seeds and almond (or whatever) milk. Sweeten if the milk is plain. That was a good experiment! Gets puddingy when set.


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Anyone else do parfaits with cultured coconut milk instead of yogurt? Maybe that's another option. I love me some fruit and a good granola, and although I'm not vegan, I've never been friends with yogurt. I much prefer coconut milk. So Delicious carries a few good vegan "yogurts" from almond or coconut milk. I've used just straight up organic canned coconut milk though.

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One thing I've been wanting to try for awhile is breakfast pizza:



http://www.thatwasvegan.com/2013/01/21/breakfast-pizza/

It may not be the healthiest option but man oh man... It's full of protein at least. tongue3.gif

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Breakfast pizza? Yum! That looks amazing.

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Also, this chickpea flour omlelet with asparagus... drool.gif



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I make a "two flowers, two roots" vegan breakfast bowl. I slice a potato, boil it then drain the water, then brown it with a little oil, put potato in bowl. In same hot pan I put in a hand full of chopped broccoli, a hand full  of chopped mushroom and same amount of onion, turn off heat and brown that in a pan with a lid on to stream. Put in the bowl and top with salsa. Another option is to make flat bread and have it as a breakfast burrito. Flat bread is started the prior evening, 2/3 cup flour, 1/3 cup warm water and a pinch of yeast. combine and form a ball, put in a bowl put bowl in a pot of hot water and cover. In morning roll it out and cook in pan first.Makes two flat breads.

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Buzzfeed just posted this great list: 29 Delicious Vegan Breakfasts

There are a variety of options but my favourite is probably the stacked strawberry shortcake pancakes:



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I have a quick question, and this thread seems like the best place to put it...

 

One of my favorite things for breakfast is potato pancakes, but the recipe I used to use has egg in it for a binder. I've gotten myself an egg substitution chart, but there doesn't seem to be anything under the "savory dishes as binders/coating" that would work tastewise. I also try to avoid wheat where possible. Is there something I could use?

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http://www.theppk.com/2007/12/happy-hannukah-eat-some-latkes-for-me/

That's the recipe for potato pancakes that I use.
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