Start your day off right with these plant based healthy winter breakfast recipes! Here’s a mix of the best sweet and savoury, dairy-free breakfasts perfect for cold mornings. I’ve gathered a mix of make-ahead, speedy on the go, and slow morning ideas, with a variety of in-season fruits and veggies. Citrus, root vegetables, hardy greens, and winter fruits are all here, along with all season staples like whole grains.
So if you’re seeking some morning inspiration for breakfasts that’ll make you feel good all day, I’ve got you covered. Need some more ideas? Check out my breakfast archives.
1. Chocolate Orange Chia Parfait – Occasionally Eggs
Want the healthy parts of chia pudding but hate the tapioca-like texture? This fruit sweetened chocolate orange parfait is blended into a pudding and topped off with orange juice and pomegranate. Get the recipe here.
2. Hemp-Buckwheat Blender Waffles with Spices Apples – Dolly and Oatmeal
Gluten free and vegan blender waffles, made with a base of whole grain buckwheat flour and hemp hearts. I think these would be just as good with a savoury topping. Get the recipe here.
3. Healthy Carrot Bread with Dates and Olive Oil – Occasionally Eggs
This easy quick bread is sweetened with dates and banana, making it a perfectly appropriate on the run breakfast. Whole grain spelt flour and olive oil add a nutty flavour and there’s a little bite from fresh ginger. Get the recipe here.
4. Seedy Farro Breakfast Bowl with Warmed Figs and Pears – Vegetarian Ventures
Dried figs, winter friendly pears, pomegranate, and orange juice sweeten up this farro breakfast bowl, which can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Get the recipe here.
5. Kale Breakfast Salad – Naturally Ella
I’ve never thought to make a kale salad for breakfast, but I’d be down for this one. It looks a bit like ham, but those are actually potatoes – and greens, eggs, and potatoes are a pretty traditional breakfast combo, just in salad form here. Get the recipe here.
6. Persimmon Porridge – Occasionally Eggs
This is a wintery twist on the oatmeal Graham cooks for us just about every day of the week. With persimmon and coconut milk cooked alongside the oats, it’s a bit more luxe than standard oatmeal. Top with everything you can get your hands on and cozy up. Get the recipe here.
7. Cranberry Citrus Oat Muffins – The Simple Green
Cranberries and citrus are a classic pairing, and these little muffins look just about perfect. Whole grain spelt, oats, and flax serve as the base here for a quick breakfast that’ll keep you full far longer than the muffins you can get at your run of the mill coffee shop. Get the recipe here.
8. Orange Spelt Pancakes – Occasionally Eggs
Take advantage of blood oranges while they’re in season and make some weekend pancakes! No flax eggs or binding agents needed here, as these fluffy dairy and egg free pancakes are on the small side. Get the recipe here.
9. Carrot-Ginger Citrus Immune Boosting Smoothie – Vanilla and Bean
Immune system friendly carrots, orange, ginger, and turmeric are blended up with banana and hemp for creaminess in this pretty winter smoothie. Get the recipe here.
10. Orange Tahini Granola – Occasionally Eggs
Oats, seeds, and lots of spices blend nicely with maple syrup, tahini, orange, and olive oil for a granola that feels a little special in the mornings. Dates are added once the granola is cooked for a little extra sweetness. Get the recipe here.
11. Very Good Vegan Biscuits with Miso & Green Onions – The First Mess
Very good indeed – look at these biscuits! Maybe not the most practical for a workday, but these would be an excellent addition to a weekend brunch. I can see them going well with the kale breakfast salad above, or with some broth in the morning. Get the recipe here.
12. Kumquat Honeycomb Tartines – The Bojon Gourmet
Honey, kumquats, olive oil, and pistachios top fromage blanc (I’m thinking this vegan labneh for a dairy-free version) in this fancied up toast. Despite the general shininess of this toast, it totally works for a weekday breakfast. Get the recipe here.
13. Chocolate Beet Muffins – Occasionally Eggs
Chocolate for breakfast is always a good idea, especially when vegetables are involved. These muffins are surprisingly healthy, with whole grain spelt flour, cocoa powder, and a shredded whole beet. Get the recipe here.
14. Pistachio Rose Rice Pudding – Half Baked Harvest
Rice pudding makes an excellent breakfast, especially when it’s made with coconut milk, orange, and rose water like this one. Keep it in the refrigerator for a speedy option, or serve as a pretty weekend breakfast. Get the recipe here.
15. Spicy Sweet Potato Pancakes – Occasionally Eggs
No eggs needed here, with chickpea flour acting as the binding agent in these healthy sweet potato latkes. They taste excellent cold, so you can make a double batch ahead of time and keep them for later. Get the recipe here.
16. Citrus Poppy Seed Muffins – Edible Perspective / 80Twenty
Gluten free, made with oat and almond flour, with a mix of lemon and orange. These healthy little muffins are sweetened with apple sauce and honey for a very breakfast friendly treat. Get the recipe here.
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