I’m a vegetarian. I often have porridge/oatmeal in the mornings. Other breakfasts I eat sometime I feel need the accompaniment of bread. Can you suggest some non-bread breakfast options for vegetarians?

Albertino E.
What is the problem with bread? Wholemeal bread provides some important nutrients and is quite often vegan.

But if you still want to go without bread, maybe you can try to eat fruits and berries alongside your porridge and also add some chia seeds or nuts.

But I would still say: No reason to skip the bread 🙂

Jessica J.
Granola or wheat based breakfast bars are a good replacement for bread. Try to look for something with non animal based protein so you still get the energy to start the day! I use a vegan based vitamin shake for many of my meals. Keep up the good work on your habits!
Loreto S.
If you have time to make a big breakfast Joe Wicks has an amazing recipe for California Eggs. It's eggs, tomatoes, spinach, avocado and feta cheese. Super tasty and filling, takes about 15 mins to cook. He has other (more on-the-go) recipes too, I recommend checking him out.
Abssil O I.
Carrots are sweeter than most vegetables, and are a good backup option. I like low-carb wrap options from Mission, also. Cereal and milk/almondmilk is a strong daily breakfast, too.
N Via A.
Fruit smothies with Chia seeds and oatmeal, Look up a recipe for green juice, the seeds add a lot of energy for your day
Bonnie P.
Absolutely! Although I'm not a vegetarian myself, I only eat vegetarian breakfasts. I have a big need for eggs, so an omelette with spinach, tomatoes and onions is a healthy option. Sometimes I have a fruit salad with Greek yoghurt and swirl some agave syrup on top! Porridge is great, if you want to upgrade it a bit, try different varieties, like adding some blueberries or almonds or even apples and cinnamon. Another healthy option would be banana pancakes – I sometimes make that when I want to treat myself!
Faustine Y.
You could spice up the oatmeal by adding fruits like bananas grapes, mangos. You could also add coconut flakes, coconut milk and yoghurt. Sometimes when I’m really in a rush and I can’t make oatmeal, I would make a fruit juice consisting of carrots, apples, celery, cucumber and whatever you like!
Gilbert P.
Quinoa or rice can be used with jellies or fruit. Peanut butter or eggs. It is a texture thing and bland so you make it how ever you want.
Dustin E.
If you eat dairy, enjoy some cottage cheese and blueberries or some yogurt and granola! Both give you a good serving of protein.
Manon Y.
One kind of breakfast which you might like which is tasty and vegetarian and also nutritionally complete for breakfast is rice and dal. its delicious its complete and best of all, its Indian.
Thanks for listening.
Selmaan A Ali
Charly Q.
Hello! I am a big fan of smoothies and eggs in the morning. I like putting all sorts of things in my smoothies, but my favorite is banana, cacao powder, and almond milk. I usually add peanut butter and whey for fat and protein. Tastes like a milkshake :). For my eggs, I like to eat scrambled with spinach and garlic. I am a huge bread lover, but both of these things seem to curb my constant cravings for it. Hope this helps, and happy munching!
Gerald U.
Unfertilized eggs aren’t considered meat, so maybe scrambled eggs? A handful of peanuts might be a good source of protein too. Try adding fruit to the oatmeal or porridge if you’re not already to make it feel more filling. A glass of milk or orange juice might also be a nice addition to breakfast.
Perry F.
Tofu scramble, smoothie with fruit, pancakes ( using flax-seeds instead of an egg), try using other , açai with dried fruit, yoghurt with dates/ banana/ dried fruit or fresh berries, buckweat instead of oats:) enjoy! Good luck!
Julio G.
Eat just fruits, it will make you feel fuller and they aren't as heavy to digest than oatmeal, thus you won't feel sleepy in the morning. Examples: 2 kiwis (just cut them in have and eat them with a dessert spoon), 3 prunes, 1-2 apples (the last 2, you can have them on your way to work bring a napkin with you and you're good to go). If you want more protein or something salty, have an avocado. I hope this helps.
Rapaz N.
If you eat eggs, making a quiche or breakfast casserole is an option that you can eat from for multiple days at a time. Tofu scrambles are also delicious.
Alberte A.
Next to oatmeal (which i love) you can make smoothies or smoothiebowls. Or crushed chickpeas with herbs as a sort of scrambled eggs. Add avocado yumm
Nolan O.
My partner and I are also vegetarian. First, expand on what you already like: hot cereals. How about Cream of Wheat? Grits? Dinosaur Eggs? Go sweet, go savory, etc. Experiment with toppings.

We often eat high protein Kodiak Pancakes or waffles. Smoothies are a staple as well. Definitely recommend switching it up with fruity vs. vegetably smoothies. Try adding yogurt, fruit juice, or soy milk to improve flavor and texture.

Also, if you're able to have bread but just find it boring, we really like fried eggs and Harmless Ham on toasted English muffins. Going in the eggs direction is also really good – think breakfast burritos, frittatas, quiches, atsuyaki/dashimaki tamago, omelets, and on and on.

Bernard U.
I’m not sure but I usually pair my breakfast with wasa crackers. I don’t know if you heard of them but my nutritionist recommended and I’ve been in love ever since. It’s super dry – but if you put butter or some other condiments on top – it taste great ! And you get your fiber intake for the day. Hope this helps.
Capucine Y.
I’m a vegetarian too and I like to have yoghurt and fruit – sometimes I’ll chop up an apple, pop it into a bowl and add some greek yoghurt, honey and cinnamon. There are lots of combinations you can try.
Kyle O.
You could go as simple as to have salad, it doesn’t need to be an ordinary salad. You could try it with strawberries, blueberries and other fruits/berries. You could also eat cereal or waffle or pancakes. There is many different types of breakfasts, these are just suggestions.
M Lvin Z.
Have you tried to bake your own vegetarian bread? There are plenty of recipes out there. I would also like to recommend the youtuber PickUpLimes for vegan recipies. She has a lot of breakfast tips and recipies for healthy energy bars that I think would be a great option for you, if you don't want to eat bread in the morning. Best of luck ^^
Alcinda I.
A hand full of mixed nuts such as pinnuts and wallnuts would be a great idea. Another solution that helped me a lot too is a cup of low fat yoghurt with slices of fruit in it
Joshua R.
Several breakfasts that do not include bread would be smoothies, chia seed puddings, muffins, pancakes, and waffles. If you do not mind eggs, omelets, scrambled eggs and hash browns, or egg muffins work well for breakfast too. Many of these suggestions depend on your personal taste and they are all easily customizable with different fruits and vegetables. I hope this helps!
Guiseppe X.
I normally eat skyr with crushed flaxseeds, psyllumhusks, chia and some almonds. Skyr is an Icelandic dairy product which contains a lot of protein, in case you don’t already know. Avocado is also a good choise.
Avery E.
I'm not an expert in this field, but I spent quite some time avoiding bread in my diet. So I have 2 suggestions for you.

First, replacing bread with raw nuts; especially almond. Nuts taste great, you can eat it almost with any breakfast you can think about, and it fills your stomach good like bread does. You can easily control the amount. Just avoid the salted, roasted, or flavored nuts. They are full with unnecessary calories and out of good nutrients.

Second, rice. I eat white steamed rice with egg or beans at breakfast, like the Asian does, and surprisingly it taests great. You can also have it fried but be careful with amount and type of oil you use.

Hopefully my answer would help! 🙂

Lucas T.
I’m afraid I will not be able to answer your question effectively. My staple breakfast consists of tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, olive oil, red peppers-walnuts paste, cheeses, bread and tea. Sometimes avocados and occasionally eggs. I can change everything in that list except bread and tea.
I’m sorry I’m of no help.
Ana Lle P.
Eggs and mashed banana scrambled in a pan with a little coconut oil is delicious. Or scrambled eggs and mashed avocado. Smoked paprika or other additions can make this combination yummy!
Generally eggs are my suggestion as they are a good protein and are so filling.
Alternatively, there are some great bread recipes using dense grain/seeds and no gluten or dairy or sugar if that scratches the itch. I recommend ‘breakfast bread’ by Hemsley and Hemsley which you can freeze in slices for a quick daily warming and add natural jam.
Alexander W.
Try a veggie breakfast bowl with eggs, quinoa, veggies, spinach and some hummus on the side. Smoothies with a mix of veg and fruits is also amazing!
Hanni Z.
Hey I hope that you still on the right way , you can prepare a smash potato with some veggies or lentils or any beans , I’m really sorry I don’t know much about the vegetarian food so that’s what I know
Good luck in your journey 💕
Paige P.
Oatmeal is a great choice. I also sometimes eat rice cakes for breakfast or almond bread (no egg recipe) as an alternative. I often check Pinterest for new meal ideas too. Hope this helps!
Ricardo F.
19 Vegan Breakfasts You Can Make in 15 Minutes or Less

When simply getting out the door without mismatched shoes is considered a feat during chaotic weekdays, whipping up a satisfying morning meal seems like a long shot. And while meat eaters—and even vegetarians—can grab a decently healthy breakfast sandwich en route to work, it’s often slim pickings for vegans. Not anymore: Check out these 19 meat- and dairy-free recipes you can make at home in 15 minutes or less; some are even portable!

1. Fluffy Vegan Pancakes
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When pancakes can be ready in 15 minutes, there’s no reason they should be reserved just for weekends! Use a blender to whip up the ingredients in a jiffy. Then top them with nut butter for some extra protein and healthy fat to keep you going all morning.

2. Vegan French Toast
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Thanks to a blend of flour and almond milk, vegan French toast can be a thing! Thick slices of day-old bread get soaked in the mixture then seared on a pan until that all-important crust forms. You may not even miss the egg!

3. Flourless Pumpkin Muffins
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The canned pumpkin, cranberries, and warm spices make these wheat-less cups taste just like the holidays. But since they require just ten minutes in the oven, they make a tasty, gluten-free and portable breakfast any time of year.

4. No-Bake Cookie Dough Energy Bites
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Thanks to this blogger subbing out the butter and refined sugar for more nutritious ingredients like almond butter, wheat germ, and just a touch of honey (use maple syrup or agave to go full vegan), it’s perfectly acceptable to be eating cookie dough for breakfast. Grab a handful of these energy-rich morsels on your way out the door; they may be small, but they’re dense enough to fuel you for a while!

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5. 10-Minute Cinnamon Raisin Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge
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If you’ve got leftover cooked brown rice handy, this breakfast comes together in just ten minutes. Cook the grains over low heat until the almond milk thickens them up, and you’ve got a gluten-free, porridge style bowl ready for your favorite toppings!

6. DIY No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars
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If you’re running short on time in the morning, these 10-minute, no-cook bars are a no-brainer. With just 1/4 cup of honey in the eight-serving recipe, they’re much lower in sugar than store-bought versions, while the nuts, seeds, and coconut oil give you plenty of healthy fat without any of the hydrogenated stuff that lurks in many packaged bars.

7. Strawberry-Infused Quinoa Breakfast Cereal
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“Strawberry-infused” sounds like there’s fancy technique at play here, but it’s really just a matter of blending the fruit with some cashews and water for a smoothie-like result. Pour it onto cooked quinoa for a breakfast that’s much heartier than plain old milk and cereal.

8. Sun Butter, Banana, and Chia Seed Toast
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All right, this is hardly even a recipe. But it’s quick, vegan, healthy, and delicious, and you need to know about it. Just take your regular nut butter on toast to new and nutritious heights by slicing a banana on top and sprinkling the whole thing with heart-healthy chia seeds. Minimal effort, maximum benefits.

9. Banana Bread Breakfast Cup Cake
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Breakfasts made in a mug are the ultimate quick-fix meal. This one goes vegan by using banana instead of an egg as its binder. The use of ground almond flour for healthy fat will leave you feeling full.

10. The “Zen” Quinoa Bowl
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So much goodness in a single bowl but it still only takes 15 minutes to throw together! Find tofu, a heap of veggies, avocado, and quinoa in here, all jazzed up with a handful of spices. Whoever thought eating vegan meant skimping on nutrition should meet this recipe.

11. Cucumber Avocado Toast
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It isn’t a breakfast roundup without an avocado toast recipe! This one adds the refreshing crunch of cucumbers alongside the creamy, fiber-rich fruit. Enjoy it open-faced or turn it into a sandwich to eat on the go.

12. Healthy Vegan Breakfast Burritos
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With scrambled tofu, refried beans (make sure you’re using a lard-free version to keep things vegan!), veggies, and all the fixin’s, you’ve got your protein, carb, healthy fat, and fiber all tucked inside a single tortilla. There’s no way you’ll be hungry after chowing down on one of these breakfast burritos.

13. Vegan Chickpea Omelet
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This take on a traditionally eggy dish swaps out the incredible edibles for high-protein chickpea flour. Whisk it into some almond milk, ladle it into a pan, and fill it with veggies. Fold it over, grab a fork and knife, and dig in—just like you would with an omelet!

14. Homemade Vegetarian Baked Beans
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This healthier take on a classic British breakfast dish cuts down on the brown sugar and contains none of the bacon or lard that you may find in a lot of canned varieties. Pile it on top of toast for a super-satisfying morning meal.

15. Seedy Hummus Toast
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If you make your own hummus, this recipe will only take you an additional five minutes, and it’ll still keep the total time to make this savory breakfast under 15. Up the healthy fat factor by adding some sunflower and hemp seeds on top of the spread—they’ll add a satisfying crunch.

16. Vegan Breakfast Eggs
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Disclaimer: This recipe calls for one minute of prep, tipping the total time to 16 minutes. We’re thinking you may not mind though, since the results are a big plate of generously seasoned tofu with dashes of nutritional yeast and turmeric (that make them taste just that much more like scrambled eggs).

17. Green Pea and Kale Spread
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It looks like avocado toast, but the green in this spread comes from another superfood, kale, and protein-rich peas. Slathered onto whole grain bread, it’s a simple way to start your day on a fiber-packed and filling note.

18. Single-Serving Asian-Style Savory Oats
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Give oatmeal the savory treatment with a dash each of soy sauce and sesame oil. With slices of bell pepper and carrot in the mix, you’ll also be getting in a serving of veggies before noon.

19. Quick Apple Sweet Potato Hash
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Regular potato hash is tasty, but for more complex flavor without any extra work, try this apple and sweet potato combo. Lightly spiced, salted, and peppered, they’re then sautéed in coconut oil until just soft enough to eat but still satisfyingly crisp.

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Ava Z.
Heck yeah! I think this recipe for "crackers" is easy and delicious, plus they're super good for you. I like them with avocado and a little salt on the side of my eggs. https://ohsheglows.com/2012/01/31/endurance-crackers/
Thomas O.
One of my most favorite breakfasts is a fruit bowl… I usually put bananas, oranges, strawberries, kiwis, rasberries, blueberries, and blackberries. I also like to make fruit pancakes; they are delicious! There are a lot of recipes you could find online. You could also try granola and bananas with some honey. Just remeber that if youre vegiterian, you are allowed to eat products from animals but not meat. If you are vegan you can ot eat anything from animals or use products tested on animals.
Chloe G.
Gluten free bread is the 👍 also you can use Chickpeas as your bread or like a pancake,with that bread you can put tufo with some tomatoes,spinach as well,also you can put any sort of vegetables in your sandwich.But in the morning or afternoon if you like,I consider tofu or Chickpeas,and yeah also with more good on the sandwich is some sause of a pineapple with seasoned chilis or herbs,and all.Im always here to help no matter what please enjoy your food👌💕and btw I also love 22 days nutritious best of the best for your meal,I highly recommend this,again Good luck and I'll pray for you the best🙏✊👌
Luke J.
Hey, so try some plain corn tortillas(no additives) and maybe peanut butter and a little honey. Warm the tortilla first it’s a good side to oatmeal. I don’t know if you’re a fan of Tofu but fry that with a little extra virgin olive oil peppers onions kale and one potato and it make a pretty hearty breakfast hash that can also be eaten with a corn tortilla and maybe fresh salsa or ketchup. Also fruit shakes with fresh nuts and oatmeal sprinkled on top make a good breakfast.
Michael R.
I am not big on eating early in the morning. However, I get up really early and need the fuel. I start with water of course, then a fruit and a protein shake with almond milk. Sometimes I mix it up to eggs and a shake or a protein bar. Basically anything that I can grab and eat while I'm getting ready, or on the drive to work is a good choice. I'm not vegetarian, but I rarely eat meat at an early breakfast. Not super creative, but I hope that helps!
Lily O.
Whole wheat tortillas, bread free sandwiches (use lettuce leaves as your bread and place diced veggies, nuts, seeds and condiments between them;
You can fill cucumbers with interesting foods, such as veggies or quinoa, stuff other veggies too, such as pumpkins, potatoes and squash;
Instead of bread use beans and nuts, oatmeal.
Vicky F.
Try skillet home fries, they are a great hearty vegan breakfast that's also gluten free. Bake your favorite type of potatoes in advance (not too soft!) and leave them in the fridge. In the morning, dice into cubes and season with onion or garlic salt, pepper, and paprika. Sautee in oil of your choice (make sure to preheat the pan to prevent sticking!) and serve with sliced avocado. Super yummy, healthy, and satisfying! You can use your pre-baked potatoes for oven fries as well.
Howard U.
I add oatmeal to my scrambled eggs actually! I add some cheese and cherry tomatoes and half an avocado on the side! It’s light but filling and no bread needed! Hope that helps!
Peter F.
Yoghurt, if you’re vegetarian and not vegan eggs. Or I make my own baked beans. Keep in my whole grain bread is an important part of a balanced diet
Aurore Q.
Buckwheat/bulgur/millet/lentils/mung beans/white rice/brown rice/wheat porridge with any vegetables or fungi to your taste
Gunnar T.
If you are a vegetarian, and thereby not a vegan, then eggs and Dairy, like yoghurt or skyr. Otherwise i would say go for nuts and banana and some other fruit. If you dont train hardcore, then it should be enough protein.
Jonathan P.
A smoothie bowl or a plant based shake would be a good option! You could even research recipes on how to make tofu scramble which is a vegan version of scrambled eggs! They may be a bit more time consuming though so good in the weekends or in the morning if you have a bit more time to yourself!
Alfredo E.
Chia seed pudding is great, lots of good fats. Mix a can of coconut milk with chia seeds, and flavor however you want: blueberries, cinnamon, vanla, cocoa, nuts/seeds, peanut butter, banana, maple syrup… Can be customised however you like and the fat add protein will help you stay satiated without the need for bread. I also have 30g protein in a protein shake quite often because it's convenient and filling. Other non-bread options could include scrambled tofu or tofu omelette (I'm vegan so don't do eggs), with a side of fried or baked tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, mushroom, or baked beans. I often crave bread too so I'm trying rye bread with beans to go for a less refined option.
Allie U.
Mostly we prefer to eat in morning on daily basis are: Boiled Gram, Mung, Apple or Papaya, Milk and Dry nuts like Almonds,cashewnut,etc…
Julio R.
I am a vegetarian myself, if you are able to get ahold of plant based "milk" you can eat oats with milk, just like cereal. Add dried fruit, banana maybe even some nuts or seeds. Sometimes i add a spoonful peanutbutter just to get some more protein for the sugars to last longer. If you can't get ahold of plant based milk, you can make it yourself, search for oatmilk or ricemilk recipes online, hope this helps ❤️
Elliot P.
Fruit! Try switching the habit of eating bread to one of a carb-y fruit like bananas. If you're eating porridge and oatmeals, you might just be missing the habit of having something else to bite into, rather than the carbs from bread.
Benjamin W.
You can do rice pudding with some nuts or but butter for protein. Homemade or a healthy store-bought granola or meusli. They have vegan yogurt if you don’t do dairy and you can add fruit and nuts. A tofu scramble is good instead of eggs, lots of good recipes online for that and it’s super easy and very quick. Sweet potato or potato hash. A breakfast bowl with rice or grits and vegan or regular cheese and greens like kale or chard, and some salsa or beans. I like savory breakfasts, so a vegetarian breakfast burrito is always nice with some kale and either eggs if you do that or tofu scramble instead. Avocado with baked egg if you do eggs. Or avocado with some beans and salsa. There are some savory things you can do with some Japanese style breakfasts with rice and tofu and such if you like that kind of thing. A blog I like for creative plant based recipes is “my new roots” hope that helps give you some ideas! 😊
Sol Ne O.
You can have a tofu or chickpea scramble with sautéed spinach, kale, or any of your favorite vegetables. Try following some of the amazing vegan channels on YouTube or instagram for ideas.
Erika F.
If you seem to need bread with your breakfast, you’re probably missing that filling factor. Instead of going for bread and carbs, some protein would serve you well to make you feel fuller. I’d recommend quinoa, boiled peas or lentils for that kick of sweet vegetarian protein!
Fernando T.
Maybe plain yogurt with honey and chia seeds and maybe some fruit or a spinach omelette if you have time for an egg dish.
Monika X.
Quinoa could be a good option. I also enjoy roasted sweet potatoes with my breakfasts when I want a starch. You can also make cauliflower bread or sweet potato flatbread if you want “bread” but a healthier alternative. I also like broccoli tots.