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Vegan breakfast basics: How to make a yummy breakfast with simple ingredients

Creamy porridge, pancakes with fruit and nuts, crunchy muesli or a fruity smoothie - a balanced and healthy breakfast is the perfect start to a productive day. The motto here is: homemade is thought ahead. Because in many products from the supermarket you will find ways too much added sugar, salt and flavor enhancers instead of whole grains, superfoods and organic products.

That's why it's healthier and more fun to prepare your favorite breakfast recipes yourself, using fresh ingredients and organic products. You can fill your shopping cart with porridge, smoothie bowl, and nut butter creations - and turn your vegan breakfast into your own personal moment of pleasure in the morning. We'll provide you with a handy list of vegan breakfast basics. Sharing is caring, isn't it?

Basics for vegan breakfast: shopping lists for supplies + fresh produce

Our favorite vegan breakfast basics are easy to keep in your pantry and supplement with fresh products from the weekly or organic market. The advantage of having a well-stocked supply of non-perishable foods: You always have the basis for a healthy and delicious simple vegan breakfast at hand. As a guide for your next shopping trip, we've put together two shopping lists for you: vegan pantry basics and fresh food for every day.

Vegan basics for your pantry

Basics Variety
whole grain oats Flakes from other cereals and pseudo cereals (spelt flakes, rice flakes, millet flakes and so on)
plant based milk of your choice DIY plant based milk
nuts and nut butter DIY nut butter
seeds and kernels Superfoods such as chia seeds, cocoa nibs and frozen Açaí berries
dried fruits dried fruits like goji berries or mulberries
cinnamon other spices like cardamom, tumeric or vanilla for seasoning mixes
agave syrup syrup of your choice out of dates, apples, rice and so on

Seeds and seeds are great sources of nutrients while adding variety and crunch to your breakfast bowl. If superfoods aren't your thing, go for local nutrient bombs like flax, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, sesame seeds or hemp seeds.

Dried fruits such as dates, figs, raisins or goji berries are also basics that you can store for a long time and buy in stock. Start with your known favorite and taste your way through the assortment piece by piece.

For your weekly shopping list: Fresh Breakfast Ingredients

  • seasonal fruits

  • green veggies

  • plant based yoghurt

  • fresh herbs and sprouts

Creative Breakfast Recipes: The Base for Healthy Enjoyment in the Morning

To create delicious vegan recipes for a balanced breakfast, a small but fine selection of vegan ingredients is quite enough. With our favorites you can prepare your favorite porridge, pancakes, organic snacks, muesli or waffles.

With fruits, nuts and superfoods such as flaxseed, chia seeds or delicious nut butters, you can round off your vegan breakfast and enjoy a new tasty experience every day. Keep reading to see how versatile vegan breakfast basics are.

Die Base: Whole Grain Oits

Oatmeal is a real power pack and can be used in many ways, not only in vegan cuisine.

Oatmeal with blueberrys and banana

If you buy oats from the organic market or supermarket next door, it is best to choose whole grains. For the preparation you can use water or a plant based drink of your choice, for example from almonds. Whether raw or cooked, oatmeal is the ideal base for a whole range of our favorite vegan breakfast dishes:


The much loved oatmeal is filling, healthy and provides you with valuable energy in the morning. Simply boil the oatmeal with plant based mild to the desired consistency. Depending on your appetite, you will need about 50 grams of oatmeal and 250 milliliters of liquid for one serving.

Tipp: You can also easily prepare Overnight Oats with oatmeal - a super tasty breakfst to go.


stapled pancakes with berries

Pancakes without flour - How should that work? It does - with oats! Together with a ripe banana and plant based milk of your choice, oats make a wonderfully fluffy batter for healthy breakfast pancakes. Just put them in the blender and process them to flour. Add cinnamon, vanilla or cocoa powder to bring your favorite taste. You can also eat pancakes for lunch or dinner. With a warm compote of berries or apples and a dollop of soy yogurt, this recipe is guaranteed to please everyone - vegan or not.


Your favorite granola could use a little more crunch? Here's your new favorite recipe: Bake your own crunchy granola from whole grain oats, seeds and nuts and sweeten your creation with agave syrup or date syrup. Your homemade muesli topping not only tastes heavenly, it also comes without any added refined sugar.

Tip: But beware, here it lurks: hidden added sugar! If you want to mix your granola with dried fruits, make sure that there is no product sweetened with refined sugar in your shopping cart. You can find information about this in the ingredients list.


Unlike Granola, for muesli the ingredients are not baked, but enjoyed raw. By the way, if you enjoy creative kitchen sessions, you're guaranteed to have extra fun putting together granola and muesli. From oatmeal to almonds, shredded coconut, seeds, superfood toppings and dried fruit - there are no limits to your culinary creativity. You can mix your self-created ready-made mixture in larger quantities and fill it into storage jars.

Tip: Have you ever tried the combination of muesli and herbs? It sounds strange at first, but tastes even better the second time around. Fresh mint or even a little basil give your muesli a summery-fresh taste.

Toppings: Fruits and Nuts

We like to top our vegan oatmeal-based breakfast with fresh fruit, dried fruit and organic nuts. To avoid hidden added sugar, you can easily prepare your own toppings. Want some inspiration? Here are some of our favorite combos.

Local: A crunchy mix of almonds and apples

Porridge with apples, nut butter and almonds

To top a delicious smoothie bowl or our favorite porridge, we like to reach for local products. A mix of apples and pears also provides a nice crunch. When choosing organic almonds, we make sure that the small energy suppliers come from Europe, for example from Spain.

Saisonal: Fresh Berrys and Walnuts

Among other things, berries contain an incredible amount of antioxidants as well as vitamin B, vitamin C and calcium. Walnuts contain lots of vitamin E, magnesium, zinc and many other vitamins. The mixture is healthy topping idea and brings variety to a delicious vegan breakfast.

Exotic: South Seas fruit and pistachios

Are you looking for exotic topping ideas for your favorite oatmeal-based porridge, waffles, or granola? Then treat yourself to a flavorful getaway with a blend of fresh pineapple, sweet bananas, and sweet and sour passion fruit. Crunchy pistachios round off the exotic treat and score points with unsaturated fatty acids, fiber and vitamin B.

The Add-ons: Our Favorite Superfoods

We come to the healthy add-ons for your vegan breakfast: a fine selection of superfoods. The delicious all-round talents come completely without added sugar and complement your smoothie in the morning as well as oatmeal, your favorite cereal, waffles and in combination with fresh herbs even the salad in the lunch break. We tell you which super powers make which superfood a super supplement for delicious breakfast ideas:


  • Superpower:Flaxseeds are local superfoods that contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and magnesium.
  • Ways to use: Use as a smoothie bowl topping, mix them togehter with whole grain oats to make creamy oatmeal or add them to your smoothie.

Chia Seeds

  • Superpower: Just like flax seeds, chia seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, as well as a high amount of protein.
  • Ways to use: Use as a base for chia pudding, in your favorite porridge or crunchy granola, in your morning smoothie or smoothie bowl.

Goji berrys

  • Superpower: Among other things, Goji berries contain many antioxidants that fight free radicals, as well as important trace elements, magnesium and iron.
  • Ways to use: As an ingredient in your homemade granola, as a topping for oatmeal and smoothie bowls, as a fruity addition to your cereal.

Cacao nibs

  • Superpower: Cocoa nibs are obtained from cocoa beans and contain, among other things, fiber, magnesium, calcium and antioxidants.

  • Ways to use: Use as a sweet-tart crunch for oatmeal-based meals, in smoothie creations, or as an ingredient for healthy banana bread.

Nut butter with the risk of addiction

Porridge with nug butter and almonds

  • Superpower: They are creamy, provide you with fiber and come without added refined sugar - our nut butters in four flavors make you happy and full. So it's a real win-win situation.
  • Ways to use: As a drizzle over your smoothie bowl or porridge, as the perfect addition to banana bread or healthy cake, or straight from the spoon as a little treat in between meals.

The perfect start to your day can be so delicious and so simple at the same time! At least with our vegan breakfast basics for every day. You can find recipe ideas and more tips here on our blog or on our social media channels. Take a look and enjoy the new way of breakfast.

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