5 Quick and Easy Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas

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Updated Jun 6, 2019 @ 9:41 pm

It might come as a surprise to some, but the truth is satisfying and nutritious vegetarian breakfast ideas span the morning-meal gamut from savory scrambles to sweet oats and everything in between. We rounded up some of the fastest ones we know how to make. These fiber-rich recipes — including a sweeter take on classic avocado toast — will keep you full and energized till lunch.

Honey-Yogurt Avocado Toast from The Kitchn

Okay, so maybe you don’t really need a recipe for avocado toast… Just toast a couple slices of bread and slather on some avocado, right? Not quite. This honey-yogurt avocado recipe will make your taste buds sing. It’s a little unconventional, yes, but complete awesomeness lies just outside the realm of comfort. Now that’s a nice way to get the day started.

Sweet potato tempeh scramble
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Smoky Sweet Potato Tempeh Scramble from Connoisseurus Veg

Don’t reserve sweet potatoes for dinnertime: The vibrant, vitamin-packed veggie makes for a tasty and filling breakfast, too. With a total cook-time of less than 20 minutes, you’ll wonder where this red pepper, tempeh, sweet potato combo has been all along. Eat it as a breakfast bowl or serve as a wrap in a warm tortilla. Don’t forget to add a few slices of avocado too.

Breakfast Tacos with Mango Salsa from Ex-Sloth

The total cook time for these Mexican-inspired breakfast tacos is 25 minutes, but you can save a good deal of time by making a large batch of the mango salsa ahead of time. Then, all you need to do morning-of is whip up the tofu and black bean scramble on the stovetop. Stuff into your tortillas of choice, top with the mango salsa and some avocado, and chow down.

Breakfast quesadillas
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Simple Breakfast Quesadillas from Cookie and Kate

Truly a classic combo here — fluffy scrambled eggs, melty cheese, and a carb source — disguised as a completely different kind of meal. The best part about these quesadillas is that you can change up the ingredients to alter the flavor profile based on what you’re feeling. Don’t want Mexican-inspired quesadillas? No problem: Use basil and mozzarella instead of cilantro and cheddar for a different palate.

Easy Overnight Oats from Feel Good Foodie

A list of vegetarian breakfast ideas wouldn’t be complete without an ode to overnight oats. Mason jars of oats and almond milk serve as my savior many a busy morning, but it turns out you can do a whole lot more with them than just add cinnamon and berries (my simple go-to). I’m talking Almond Joy replicas, apple parfaits, and banana pudding doppelgangers. Overnight oats are refrigerated, but you can always warm them for 30 seconds to one minute if you prefer warm oats.

5 Quick and Easy Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas