Hectic mornings? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with some quick and easy breakfast ideas that are yummy!
All the recipes mentioned in this article are suitable for vegans.
Smoothie Bowl – Fruit Bowl
I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t know why it’s called a smoothie bowl – it’s not a drink after all!
This is quick and easy to make. You can use a mixture of frozen and non-frozen fruit.
Personally, I use summer fruits and tropical fruits such as pineapple, melon, blueberries and mango as the base with some red berries, combined with banana.
The banana adds a creamy touch which is lovely. Topped with homemade granola, banana, blueberries and chia seeds – don’t forget the addition of walnuts and pecans.
Drizzle with maple syrup for additional sweetness.
Oatmeal or Porridge – Baked or Non-Baked
Perfect for when you want something warm in the mornings, especially when it’s cold outside.
Oatmeal can easily be made within 10 minutes. Add you choice of milk to the saucepan – we are loving the Alpro Vanilla Milk and add your oatmeal or porridge.
I always add a dash of maple syrup and depending on the type of taste and topping that I’ll be adding, I may add cinnamon, nutmeg or other spices.
Once this has heated and started to thicken (slightly), you can pour this into your bowl and eat right away.
If you have some time to spare, pop the mixture into an oven-proof dish and place in the oven to bake.
I tend to do this when I add spice such as cinnamon and nutmeg – topping it with either my homemade fruit compote or fresh fruit such as Apricot, Persimmon or Blackberries.
Let it ‘bake’ for 5-10 minutes and top it with your fruit of choice, add a dash of vegan cream or ice cream! A perfect treat.
Fluffy French Toast – Or Pancakes!
A fantastic choice and perfect if you have 15 minutes to make these! I’ve tried a lot of different recipes but this is by far the quickest and easiest option – and healthy too!
My go-to bread for this recipe is sourdough bread – it doesn’t get soggy, it crisps and it tastes wonderful and a healthier option.
When I can, I also have Zea flour bread which is a ‘heavier’ option but much, much healthier.
For the ‘dippy’ mixture, you just need your milk of choice, again I’m using the Alpro Vanilla Milk, a touch of cornflour (or cornstarch) and mashed banana – also adding a dash of maple syrup to this mix too.
I haven’t tried this but I have heard that black salt provides an ‘eggy’ taste – if you have this to hand, give it a go but I can’t recommend as I haven’t tried it yet. If you do, let us know! 🙂
Dip your bread into the mixture and add to a pan with vegan butter or oil – letting the bread crisp before turning it to the other side.
Plate up and top with your choice of fruit, vegan cream or ice cream and enjoy. My choice tends to be fruits such as blueberries, strawberries and banana – along with pecans and plenty of maple syrup!
Avocado Toast – With a Twist!
Quick and easy to make, you can add your own twist as the plain-old avocado on toast is boring and bland.
Below, I’ve got three of my favorite varieties!
On all the recipes, the base is the same.
Base – Toasted sourdough bread with a drizzle of olive oil (I use Greek Olive Oil), along Cayenne Pepper.
Avocado – Mashed avocado with salt and black pepper.
Topping One – Tomato & Peppers
This is great if I have some time to spare, adding small cut-in-half tomato and red / yellow peppers to a pan with olive oil.
Let them cook and soften. You can add tarragon for additional flavor – this is down to personal preference.
Add the cooked tomato on top of your avocado-on-toast and sprinkle with coarse sea salt and black pepper.
(You can also add caramelized onions to this, experiment and create your version.)
Topping Two – Seasoned / Flavoured Oil
Add some oil to a saucepan, add your seasoning / herbs to create your own flavour.
Great if you want to experiment – you can use chilli but I tend to use different herbs.
Again, drizzle the oil onto the avocado-on-toast and enjoy.
Topping Three – No Cook
Keep things simple, add mashed or sliced avocado to your sourdough toast and top with fresh ingredients such as tomato, peppers or keep it simple with avocado only.
You can also use fresh herbs such as basil for that depth of flavour.
There we have some incredibly easy and simple recipes – there’s such a variety that you can do but I’ll feature more in another post!