We do everything and anything to make mornings tolerable. From coffee pots that brew on their own to alarm clocks that simulate a sunrise, we take all the help we can get. Then there's breakfast. Until we can get a robot to make it for us as soon as we get out of bed, we have to fend for ourselves. But with the help of Aimee Ryan from Wallflower Kitchen, mornings just went from tolerable to enjoyable, no matter what your diet calls for. Check out the following vegan recipes, from fluffy pancakes to fruity French toast and sweet smoothies, so you can finally master mornings (no matter how enticing the snooze button is).
Sunday brunch has arrived… early! No need to wait for the weekend for your favorite French toast. Just whisk the wet ingredients, coat the bread slices, and cook on a skillet, flipping until browned on both sides. Serve with fruit, nut butter, or a dollop of dairy-free yogurt to complete this vegan-approved breakfast.
It’s true. These are the fluffiest pancakes. Ever. OK, maybe not ever but seriously get ready to devour these mini pillows infused with cinnamon and orange zest, then topped with fresh figs (hello, summer). Bonus: This recipe is derived from a cupcake recipe, so you know it’s going to be good.
Get out the blender: It’s smoothie time. And don't worry, this isn't just another banana-based blend. Using frozen blueberries adds thickness that a banana usually provides. This vegan, drinkable version of a blueberry muffin will become as regular as your morning cup of coffee.
Protein-packed, seasoned, and sautéed tofu in just seven minutes. No eggs required. While we’re typically scrambling for more time in the a.m., the only thing we’re scrambling for here is a second serving. With a teaspoon of turmeric, you get all the benefits this trendy spice has to offer.
Trail mix rocks, but do you ever feel like half of it ends up on the floor or you're over it after you've picked through the good stuff and don't want the remaining raisins? Where'd all of the M&Ms go? Introducing trail mix breakfast bars. With every bite, you get a perfectly balanced taste of coconut, seeds, nuts, raisins, and sweetness. No need for the five-second rule because every bit of this on-the-go breakfast will go right into your mouth.
What do you get when you blend chia seeds, nut butter, and nut milk? A creamy, porridge-style breakfast that tastes like Thanksgiving dessert. Going raw (no cooking) is a great way to preserve the full dose of nutrients in given ingredients. Top with apples for an extra dose of fiber and natural sweetness.
Believe it or not, this recipe is 100-percent vegan. By using dairy-free yogurt and nut or soy milk, this smoothie has all the creaminess without the actual cream. The addition of dates gives this recipe a natural sweetness and thickness.