The words “warm” and “vegan” don’t necessarily go together at first. Many tend to think raw, crunchy salads and smoothies, but those aren’t the only options for breakfasts! When foregoing eggs and bacon in the morning, it might be difficult to think of breakfasts that are satisfying, warming, comforting, and easy to make! Don’t worry, I got you covered! From sweet potato breakfast bowls to Pumpkin pancakes, these plant based breakfasts will start your winter day on a warm, cozy note.

 

Spiced Hot Fruit Bake (pair with non-dairy yogurt or oatmeal)

This is such a great option whether you’re serving a crowd, or just meal prepping for the week. Cold fruit just doesn’t sound as appetizing during the colder months as it does in the summer. Simply baking and adding a few warming spices gives the fruit a nice festive flavor! Make this as a side dish, add it to non-dairy yogurt, or use it on top of a warm bowl of oats for a filling, well-balanced meal!

 

 

Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

It’s like a smoothie bowl, but warm and perfect for the winter! Sweet potato is such a great complex carb to start your day with. Paired with healthy fats from the almond butter and a little protein powder; this breakfast bowl will power you through your morning.

 

Gingerbread Oatmeal

Nothing beats a warm bowl of oats on a cold winter morning. Unless, of course, you add gingerbread! This winter cookie-inspired breakfast comes together in under 20 minutes, so you can skip the fuss of rolling dough and cutting out little gingerbread men and get right to the good part; eating!

 

 

Cinnamon Roll in a Mug

This is another dessert-inspired recipe that is so quick and easy. No kneading, rising, or baking. It’s also a single-serve recipe, which is perfect if you live alone and don’t want to make an entire batch of cinnamon rolls.

 

 

Oil-Free Banana Bread Granola

I don’t know what magic is behind this recipe, but it actually tastes like banana bread – especially fresh out of the oven! With only a ¼ cup of maple syrup and no oil, it’s a great alternative to store-bought granola. The recipe makes a large batch, so it’s great for meal prep!

 

 

Vegan Strata – Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole

I had to throw a savory vegan option in here, too! Strata is a make-ahead breakfast casserole that is perfect for serving a crowd. Simply soak the bread in the vegan ‘cheesy egg’ mixture overnight and bake in the morning for a warm and cozy meal!

 

 

Chocolate Orange Oatmeal

I can’t be the only vegan who misses those orange-shaped chocolates… This chocolate orange oatmeal recipe is the next best thing! Oats pack a nutritious punch with slow digesting carbohydrates and a variety of micronutrients, including B vitamins, iron and zinc. The orange and cacao powder give this dish a decadent (and nostalgic) flavor, while adding a nice antioxidant boost!

 

 

Vegan Eggnog French Toast

French toast is such a classic slow-morning breakfast. Thanks to the ever growing food industry, even vegans can enjoy this eggy comfort food. 

 

 

Stuffed Acorn Squash Breakfast Bowls

You’ve heard of stuffed squash for dinner, but have you tried it for breakfast? This “recipe” is more of a build-your-own guide, so you can make it as simple or as elaborate as you want! Acorn squash takes on a sweet side in this recipe, with nut butters and fruits to round it out and satisfy your tummy and taste buds. Fill your edible squash bowls with non-dairy yogurt, fruit, cereal, oatmeal, or whatever else you like. The possibilities are endless.

 

 

Overnight Gingerbread French Toast Casserole

This French Toast Casserole is another great option for serving a crowd. Prepare it the night before, so that in the morning it’s ready to go for you and any guests or family members. It’s also a great option for meal prep. Bake once, and enjoy delicious vegan french toast all week!

 

 

Pumpkin Sheet Pancakes

Everyone loves pancakes, but we all know the struggle of cooking them for multiple people. The first ones turn out flat, they get cold before the rest of the batter is cooked, and the person making the food doesn’t get to eat with everyone else. This sheet pan pancake recipe is such a genius idea because it’s fuss-free and everyone in the household can enjoy warm pancakes together!

 

 

Winter Spiced Granola

This spiced granola tastes like a winter treat, but it’s packed with nutrient dense whole-food ingredients to fuel you through your morning! The oats, almond butter, and pumpkin seeds provide plant based protein and fiber, and the dried fruit adds a sweet, but tart burst of flavor. Serve with some plant milk or possibly top your oatmeal for an extra spicy crunch!  It all pairs perfectly with fragrant, warming spices.

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