I want to share some ideas that you can use as a breakfast for vegans. I don’t often eat breakfast in the traditional sense. That is to say that I don’t often eat food at what would be considered breakfast time.
However, my first meal of the day is usually a vegan breakfast. Or something that you would recognize as a breakfast choice.
If I’m feeling lazy I’ll have a bowl of Fruit Loops or Reese’s Puffs. I should say that they are my choice of cereal when I’m feeling lazy and craving sweets. Which seems to be often. Both of those cereals are thankfully vegan. With a nice splash of soy milk it makes for a great vegan breakfast.
When I’m feeling lazy but looking for something more healthy my choice is for cereals like Kashi Go Lean Crunch or Nature’s Path Organic Optimum Blueberry Cinnamon cereal. Both choices are very healthy with lots of protein and fiber.
An easy quick, super healthy and extremely cheap vegan breakfast is ye good ol’ fashioned oats. Steel cut Irish style oat meal is super popular but takes longer to cook and you need to cook it over a stove for a few minutes in plenty of water.
I have found that using Quaker quick cooking oats is just as yummy and all you need to do is pour boiling water over it and stir it up a bit and leave it for a few minutes. Voila it is then ready for your yumminess. Instead of sugar add half a cup of frozen blueberries or other berries.
Something else very yummy to have for breakfast is a bagel or half. Our serving sizes are getting right out of control. In fact what we consider a bagel today was just 30 or 40 years ago a 2 person serving.
Anyway, I love a toasted bagel with all sorts of different toppings. Peanut butter and jam is classic and always delicious. Vegan margarine and marmite are super yummy if you’re looking for a savoury taste and vegan cream cheese is the cat’s meow. But let the bagel cool a minute or 2 so the cream cheese doesn’t melt onto the bagel.
I also sometimes enjoy a high protein cheese and Tofurky deli slices toasted sandwich which you can read how to make here.
Lastly, for a really hearty brunch or otherwise high protein, lower fat traditional vegan breakfast that can compete with and is more tasty than sausage and eggs try making yourself a tofu scramble with vegan sausage links or vegan bacon.
For the tofu scramble I like to take a pound of extra firm tofu and pat it dry with paper towels. In a frying pan fry up some green onions and chopped garlic in oil. Break and crumble the tofu with your hand into the frying pan.
Fry this scrambled tofu up with a tablespoon of turmeric to give it a nice yellow colour as well as salt and pepper, some diced tomatoes and a splash of soy sauce.
You might also like to try adding in a dollop of salsa, maybe some Italian seasoning or thyme and marjoram or even sage. I’ve added a teaspoon or so of curry powder before and that makes a nice curried tofu scramble.
Of course don’t add all the above to your tofu scramble. Mix and experiment. In the kitchen, as well as in life oftentimes less is more. More flavourful in this case. My base always includes the tofu, turmeric, onions and garlic. Start there and add another ingredient or two for different effects.