I have the hardest time coming up with breakfast options. Gluten free isn’t that hard, but when you take away dairy and meat and oats that makes it insane to find options for that most important meal of the day. Lunch and dinner weren’t as big a problem for me because I found some vegan recipes that were easily adapted. Breakfast for a vegan involves a LOT of oats and as much as I like to substitute quinoa flakes for oatmeal my budget doesn’t allow for it everyday.
After much seeking and searching I now have a decent list of breakfasts that I can eat and some of them I can even freeze and have ready at almost a moments notice.
My favorite breakfasts:
These are a super easy option that can cook without supervision in the toaster oven while I am doing other things. My favorite way is to put some frozen French fries or roasted potatoes underneath them. Everything gets warm/cooked at the same time (17 minutes for two eggs at 375 to 400 degrees F) and its a hearty filling breakfast.
This is another easy egg dish that doesn’t require constant supervision; however, you do have to have some roasted peppers on hand!
Roasted Red Pepper & Kale Frittata
My new favorite waffles
I can’t say enough good things about them. Again I substituted quinoa flakes for the oatmeal. They are even good reheated in the toaster which is a boon because I like to keep a stash of breakfasts in the freezer.
Banana “oat” Pancakes
I like these pancakes because they are filling and freeze well. They are also tasty even if no one else in the house will eat them!
Banana Buckwheat Muffins
These muffins are so amazing that my husband who for six years has completely refused to eat muffins…eats these! They freeze well and are great if you want several with some fruit or as a side to something else.
Gluten & Sugar Free Blueberry Muffins
These amazing muffins are completely sugar-free! They have some pricy ingredients, but are also great out of the freezer.
What would breakfast be without a smoothie? Here are some of my favorites–be warned: some of them are seasonal, but why not have a pumpkin smoothie in April just because?
Paleo Strawberry Coconut Kale Smoothie
I usually leave out the protein power and get my protein somewhere else since I haven’t found a vegan protein powder that agrees with me yet.
Sweet & Sour Grapefruit Smoothie
Creamy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Amazing especially with Coconut Whipped Cream!
Chocolate Banana Strawberry
My own creation!
I also used to like breakfast casseroles; however, they are full of things that need to be substituted right now (meat, bread, cheese) so they are few and far between. I am going to post one soon that I’ve adapted with no complaints from the fussy people department!
What about you? What are your favorite breakfasts? Do you have a hard time choosing something to eat in the morning?