Mornings can be stressful times. Getting the kids ready for school, feeding the cats, brushing your bushy hair into something resembling normal, doing a last minute load of laundry because your favorite shirt has a mysterious stain on the front.
I understand but sitting down to cereal and milk or toast and jam again is a drab way to start the day. This February during a winter funk I began treating myself to delicious little breakfasts like Mason Jar Miso Soup with kabocha, or dandelion greens with lots of garlic. No judging my choices here. To paraphrase Woody Allen The tastebuds want what the taste buds want.
I have included grab and run to work breakfasts, start the night before breakfasts, cold and hot, sweet and savory and let’s invite all our friends over for brunch breakfasts.
Let’s start with this vibrant open faced sandwich:
The beautiful Anjali from Vegetarian Gastronomy brings us Cinnamon-Infused Vegan Mascarpone on Focaccia. Creamy vegan mascarpone, salty pistachios and sweet strawberries are slathered on chewy focaccia. This gem calls for a latte and a good book.
Melissa, of Vegan Huggs, never disappoints with her comforting delicious recipes and this quesadilla is no exception. Sit down at the kitchen table and savor this hearty Vegan Breakfast Quesadilla.
You will enjoy every cheesy bite.
Lovely Alexandra from Occasionally Eggs brings us Blueberry Almond Muffins that are not only tasty but downright sexy. That girl has photography skill for miles. If you start now you could have a fragrant blueberry muffin in your hand within the hour!
This is one of my favorite breakfasts on a hot humid summer morning when I’m not chowing down on watermelon. I think of overnight oats as past me making a gift for present for me. Mel from A Virtual Vegan makes the most decadent yet healthy Black Forest Overnight Oats.
When your feet are aching from dancing on tabletops till the sun rises there is nothing that hits the spot like a bowl of rich tomatoey Shakshuka. Once you step into Nico’s blog Yumsome be prepared to stay a while. She is a consummate recipe writer but also witty, well read, kind hearted and has lived in every country you’ve ever heard of and a few different galaxies as well. One-Pan Vegan Chickpea Shakshuka.
Vanessa from Vegan Family Recipes is a girl after my own heart not just because she is a self-confessed coffee addict like me but because she found a way to incorporate chocolate into breakfast and make it classy. These Chocolate Crepes From the Make Ahead Vegan will impress even your mother-in-law.
Start your batter tonight and tomorrow you will have a wonderful tangy brown rice batter for home made three ingredient Brown Rice Dosa. I dare you to eat just one of these spongy slightly addictive pancakes from Cook with Kushi.
Father’s Day is coming up and I will be serving these lighter than air Raised Waffles for my guy. When I started Sunnyside Hanne this recipe was top on the list to recreate because my husband was just pining away for them like a parrot for the Norwegian fjords.
Food doesn’t come more adorable than these Hungarian Sweet Potato Biscuits. Oh my gosh! They are almost as adorable as their creator Evi from the eponymous Green Evi. There is nothing that sweet potato doesn’t improve and these little gems prove my point.
Vegan Elvis Pancakes with Peanut butter Whipped Cream it’s all there in the name folks. Wowsa now that is a fantastic stack of Sunday morning pancakes! Thank you to Al and Casey from Two City Vegans for putting their heads together and coming up with this decadent breakfast.
Rebecca from Strength and Sunshine starts her day with four am yoga practice so you bet ya she’s hungry for a hearty breakfast when six am comes along. Try her golden Vegan Chickpea Flour Omelette.
I went on a three week Conjee(Chinese Rice Porridge) jag this winter. Rice is comfort food of the highest order and when it is cooked down to a soupy porridge and topped with an array of garnishes then is is a breakfast fit for Queens. Sam from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken is a level of friendly and adorable that is only seen in animated creatures.
If you are looking for a secret weapon to improve your baking then look no further than The Lazy Vegan Baker. Her recipes have always performed for me in a stellar fashion and even more importantly they have never failed. A huge Oven Baked Blueberry Pancake that frees me from the drudgery of flipping pancakes while every one else is eating? Oh yes! I’m in!
Idriss has shared with us his and his girlfriend’s favorite breakfast treat Baghrir (Sweet Moroccan Pancakes). If you made my Orange Upside-Down Cake you will have some semolina left over. Here’s your chance to use it up making pancakes for the one you love. These are just as good the next day too.
Sarah from Fried Dandelions shares with us a nutritious make-ahead Hippie Breakfast Bowl. If you haven’t tried chia yet here is just the yummy recipe to get you started. As the daughter of two hippies I approve this recipe.
Tropical Summer Coconut Oatmeal from Kristen over at The Endless Meal is like Hawaii in a bowl. Fresh tropical fruit dance around in coconut milk infused oats. If you need to bribe someone in your life to paint the garage this is the breakfast to serve them.
If you serve your family this French Toast with whipped Coconut Cream they will think you slaved to make something so fancy, but the truth is that this moist and flavorful dish comes together very quickly. Sina from Vegan Heaven was inspired by the French Toast that her grandmother used to make for her. Awww.
There is an old Italian bakery in town where we used to buy our weight in biscotti before going vegan. Now we make our own. It is simply diabolical how Matt and Steph added chocolate to the dough and then drizzled it on top as well. I am glad they are using their super powers for good and not evil. Chocolate-Drizzled Almond Biscotti
I really do adore these fritters, if you go to Louise-Claire’s recipe at Poppy and the Bees you’ll see I commented on them back in January. People, it is corn season get out there and make these Aussie Breakfast Corn Fritters your family will be grateful you did.
Bake up a pan of my Butterfinger Breakfast Bars, put them in a jar on the kitchen counter. When you’re asked what is for breakfast just motion to them. One bite from your family and they will ask “Is this a trick? I really allowed to have this for breakfast?”