Wake Up Call: 2 Easy Plant-Based Breakfast Recipes

breakfast vegan recipes vegetarian recipes May 15, 2019
Wake Up Call: 2 Easy Plant-Based Breakfast Recipes

One of the questions I get the most is what to eat for breakfast when you’re plant-based. It’s a great question because when most people think of breakfast they think of B.A.E. (aka Bacon And Eggs).

To be honest breakfast has been one of the most difficult meals for me as I transitioned to plant-based. Yogurt, omelettes and quiche are out. So I had to get a bit more creative.

Enter avocado toast. One of my absolute favorite plant-based breakfast go-to’s. You’ve seen me post them on IG 1,562,841 times. And I’m sure it won’t stop because they’re so many ways to enjoy them.

I thought I’d share my super simple recipe for a surefire amazing avo toast.

Avocado Toast

Serving Size: 2


  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • Pinch of sea salt (I use pink Himalayan sea salt)
  • Juice of 1/2 of a lemon
  • Seeded bread (love this one!)


  • Grape or cherry tomatoes
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Everything but the Bagel Seasoning
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Fresh herbs (basil, cilantro, dill, parsley, rosemary)
  • Other potential toppings: Roasted mushrooms, capers and dill (suggested by my fellow plant-based college friend Brian Smalls aka Biggie!)


  1. Mash avocado
  2. Add garlic powder, sea salt, and lemon juice. Taste to make sure it’s seasoned well.
  3. Toast bread. Spread avocado mash on toast.
  4. Add tomatoes, cut side up, to toast (that way the tomatoes soak up/hold the seasonings you sprinkle on top)
  5. Sprinkle on toppings (sea salt, pepper, pepper flakes).
  6. Cut herbs and add on top

Behold the power of avocado

Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats

Serving Size: 2

Okay so sometimes you want something sweet for breakfast. Something filling so you won’t be starving in your 10am meeting, Say hello to another one of my favorite plant-based breakfasts, overnight oats!

What I love about this recipe is that you prep it the night before (hence, “overnight” oats) and you simply grab and go in the morning. Well before you grab and go you actually congratulate yourself for being so prepared that your breakfast is waiting for you when you wake up.

It doesn’t get any better than that. And let’s be honest, basic hot oatmeal can get b-o-r-i-n-g. Keep things cool while the weather is heating up with these chilled oats. Also, chocolate. For breakfast. Justsayin.’


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup oats (I like to use steel cut oats for a nutty flavor and chewy texture but you could also use rolled oats as well)
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk (or your favorite plant milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts
  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips or dark chocolate


  1. Mash the banana with a fork in a medium bowl.
  2. Add oats, almond milk, vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa powder, chia seeds and maple syrup. Stir until well mixed.
  3. Grab 2 containers with lids. Put 1/2 of the oatmeal mixture in each bowl.
  4. Top each with 1/2 of the walnuts and 1/2 of the chocolate.


What are some of your go-to breakfasts?

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