Quick-Step Vegan Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you’re just chugging on juice or coffee, then running off to work with nothing on your stomach, you’re making a great mistake. With this quick-step vegan breakfast recipes, there’s no excuse for you to skip breakfast now.

Chickpea Pancakes

Quick-Step Vegan Breakfast Recipes

1 green onion, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup finely chopped red pepper
1/2 cup chickpea flour (also known as garbanzo flour or besan)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons water
For serving: salsa, avocado, hummus, cashew cream (optional)

1. Prepare the vegetables and set aside. Preheat a 10-inch skillet over medium heat.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the chickpea flour, garlic powder, salt, pepper, baking powder, and optional red pepper flakes.
3. Add the water and whisk well until no clumps remain. I like to whisk it for a good 15 seconds to create lots of air bubbles in the batter.
4. Stir in the chopped vegetables.
5. When the skillet is pre-heated (a drop of water should sizzle on the pan), spray it liberally with olive oil or nonstick cooking spray.
6. Pour on all of the batters (if making 1 large pancake) and quickly spread it out all over the pan. Cook for about 5-6 minutes on one side (timing will depend on how hot your pan is), until you can easily slide a pancake flipper/spatula under the pancake and it’s firm enough not to break when flipping. Flip pancake carefully and cook for another 5 minutes, until lightly golden. Be sure to cook for enough time as this pancake takes much longer to cook compared to regular pancakes.
7. Serve on a large plate and top with your desired toppings. Leftovers can be wrapped up and placed in the fridge. Reheat on a skillet until warmed throughout.

Blueberry Oatmeal Waffles

Quick-Step Vegan Breakfast Recipes

1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup quick cooking oats
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or your fave non-dairy milk)
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries

1. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and allspice into a mixing bowl. Mix in the oats. Make a well in the center and add applesauce, milk, maple syrup, oil and vanilla. Stir with just until combined.
2. Let batter rest for 5 minutes or so, it will thicken a bit. Fold in the blueberries. Don’t worry too much about the blueberries bleeding into the batter, it’s no biggie.
3. Cook in waffle iron according to manufacturer directions. In my 8-inch waffle iron, I use a heaping 1/2 cup of batter. Remember to spray or brush the iron with oil in between each waffle.

Breakfast Sandwich

Quick-Step Vegan Breakfast Recipes

1 English muffin
2 Tbsp soy vegan sausage pressed into a round patty (GimmeLean used)
3 thin slices of bell pepper
1 Tbsp vegan shredded cheese, Daiya used
1 tsp harissa or hot sauce (optional)
1/2 tsp vegan butter (Earth Balance)
1 tsp maple syrup or jam (berry is best!)
pinch of black pepper
extra virgin olive oil for coating patty

Other optional toppings: greens like spinach, sliced mushrooms.

1. Grab all your ingredients out of the fridge. Stick your English muffin – uncut under the grill press for 45 seconds while you arrange your ingredients.
2. Slice off 2 Tbsp of the vegan sausage (you know the kind that comes in the thick tube) and hand-press a nice patty. 3. Rub the patty in a very light amount of EVOO and place it on the heated grill. Remove your English muffins and press the panini grill shut – or cover your stovetop skillet with a heavy spatula or foil. You want it to cool through in just under 2 minutes. Thinner patties cook in a flash.
4. Slice open your English Muffin and place the open-faced ends back on the grill while you prep your veggies. Rub some sliced pepper in a bit of EVOO and place it on the grill as well.
5. Close panini lid and allow the vegan sausage, peppers, and bread to grill for another minute. After a minute, lift the lid and observe doneness. Pull anything that looks very done. Otherwise turn off panini press and close to keep heated.
6. Grab your cheese and sprinkle it right over top the patties – still on grill. Then place the sizzling hot peppers right on top of the cheese so that it creates a hot barrier – and close the panini press one more time. Yes, the panini press/grill is on off – but there will be enough heat from the grill and peppers to melt the cheese.
7. Grab your English Muffin and spread 1 tsp buttery spread on one side – the maple syrup and/or jam on the other. 8. Start building your sandwich: Muffin, patty (with cheese and peppers), layer your fresh spinach on top of that (and optional harissa) then close with top half of muffin. Slice.

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  • Alicia Spillers says:

    Thank you for sharing this super deliciousness! A waffle maker is going on my list of must haves, then this recipe. Cheers!

  • Jennifer varner says:

    I love chickpea flour pancakes. I’ve never had them for breakfast before but for lunch or dinner spread with a layer of hummus or cashew cheese and then topped with olives, slow-roasted tomatoes, and basil is mighty delicious. Will have to try your version.

    • Josephine Murphy says:

      This sounds good, I’ll try that!

  • Frances Shapiro says:

    Wow I really wasn’t expecting another recipe so soon but thought I’d check anyway and I’m glad I did. The pancake looks delish. I’ll be trying it tomorrow morning for breakfast since I have all the ingredients. Thanks!!

  • Quin Meri says:

    These tasted great but were a mess. All but one broke apart when I opened the waffle iron. The one that made it was a little darker than the others so I wonder if a longer cook time leads to more structurally sound waffles? I appreciate the healthy vegan recipes!

    • Maria Bruce says:

      Mine was the same. I’m not sure if my waffle maker sucks or I did something wrong with the recipe.

  • Made this today, and it was UNREAL. I have never tried this breakfast sandwich and it is now our new favorite. I’m pretty sure every morning I’m not making juice, this will be on my plate.

  • This looks fantastic! Making a savory pancake never occurred to me. I’ve been searching for an omelet like recipe, but I’ve always hated the texture of eggs. This fits exactly what I’ve been seeking all along. Thanks for sharing this.

  • I love waffles but it is a pain to make in the morning when I have an impatient toddler who will make your life a living hell until you give her breakfast! With that being said, These waffles were a HUGE hit with not only my household but my friends who I gave this link to and gave it a try. These waffles do freeze well and when you have an impatient toddler first thing in the morning, to pop a waffle in the toaster or in the oven to crisp up is easy peasy! Toddler problem solved ?

  • For a while, I was the same (always had oats or smoothies for breakfasts) but I’ve been having this sort of breakfast more often recently and I love it! It’s amazing what having a savory, fiber-filled breakfast can do to your day. I have yet to try chickpea flour (mostly because I just couldn’t imagine it in sweet baked goods) so this seems like the perfect option.

  • Emily Carlson says:

    This sandwich was so delicious! I made it just now and it was a hit with my kids too! Along with the sandwich, I made a vegan breakfast burrito with the Bombay Potatoes from ca brand called Tastybite, tofurky, and tomatoes. This was also delicious and the two complemented each other very well. Can’t wait to make these next weekend too!

  • Patti Luna says:

    Great recipes! Quick and easy! This is definitely going to be a staple for me. Thanks for this!

  • Maria Wolfe says:

    Those waffles look amazing! I love blueberries in just about anything, but I’ve never tried them in waffles. This is definitely something I need to investigate. ?

  • Samantha Tran says:

    Oh, this looks fantastic! I have definitely had bad experiences with chickpea flour, but I think this could be the trick to making it scrumptious.

  • Felicia Blake says:

    These look so good. I’ll have to ask my mom where her waffle maker thingy is. I’m not much of a waffle/pancake person but man I can’t resist these. They’re making their way onto my menu sometime soon.

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