Mix a smoothie and go: During the week, breakfast can quickly loose its high priority or even gets cancelled. But not on the weekend! An extensive and cozy vegan brunch with family and friends is more than just a vegan breakfast at home. Make the first meal of the day an absolute highlight - on holidays, special occasions or when you just want more than the normal Sunday breakfast.
What ends up on the table at vegan brunch? Pancakes, croissants, banana bread, scrambled eggs, muffins, bacon... Yep, you read that right. Everything is vegan, everything is delicious and absolutely brunch-worthy.
Our menu is proof that brunch heaven does indeed exist and that vegan and indulgence is the perfect match. With a little creativity, you can easily replace many classic brunch dishes based on animal products with plant-based alternatives.
We've got everything you need for a vegan breakfast feast: tips, recipes and lots of inspiration on how to make your vegan brunch really, really good.
- What goes into a tasty vegan brunch?
- Breakfast Scramble Recipe
- Recipe for fluffy Porridge Pancakes
- Recipe for coconut banana bread
- Recipe for Mini Açaí Cheesecakes
- Recipe for fruity breakfast muffins
- Recipe for blackberry casserole
- Recipe for filled croissants
- Recipe for vegan bacon
What goes into a tasty vegan brunch?
Counter question: What does not belong to a good vegan brunch? Variety is the magic word in any case: The extended breakfast is the ideal opportunity to really let off steam in the kitchen. A classic brunch includes sweet and savory options that fall somewhere between breakfast and lunch (hence the name brunch, a combination of breakfast and lunch): bread and rolls, spreads, cold cuts, fruits, cereals, pancakes, scrambled eggs, vegetables, ...
The final dishes you serve will depend on your taste and the preferences of your guests.
Bread and pastries
Good bread and fluffy rolls in all variations are an absolute must at brunch. Most bread doughs are vegan - unless the pastry is a milk roll. Pretzels are popular, as are grain bread, baguettes and wholemeal toast. Croissants, of course, can't be missing either. Fortunately, you can now find vegan croissants in many organic bakeries, but you can also easily make them yourself from puff pastry.
Spreads and cold cuts
Of course, you also need the right spreads. Hearty vegan options include hummus, vegetable or lentil spreads, smoked tofu, vegan cheese, olive paste or avocado mash. Pectin-based jams are suitable for vegan brunch, as are nut mushes and sweet spreads without whey powder and other animal ingredients.
Pancakes, waffles, casseroles: The sweet fraction at the vegan brunch
Even if there are actually no rules at a brunch: Sweet dishes are an absolute must and make the extensive breakfast really cozy. In other words: pancakes, waffles, cakes, brownies and sweet casseroles are a must. If you use whole spelt flour or buckwheat flour instead of wheat flour and replace household sugar with natural sugar alternatives such as date syrup, then you don't need to have a guilty conscience.
Savoury for brunch: It doesn't always have to be sweet
In the hearty corner of the vegan brunch, stir-fried tofu, vegetables (roasted and raw), soups, hearty salads made from lentils and vegetables, pizza rolls, beans, hash browns, quiche or pasta salad, potatoes or even burgers.
And what would you like to drink? Again, whatever you and your guests like! Tea in all variations, coffee with oat or almond milk, orange juice, fruity smoothies, lemonade or hot chocolate are all good. On high holidays, a glass of Prosecco is also served with brunch. Want to dig a little deeper into the bag of tricks? Then serve your friends the vegan Dragon Freak Shake.
You've already planned what you want to serve your guests at the next brunch? That's great. Then here are 10 recipes for brunch that should not be missing.
Gluten free options
Some of your guests can't tolerate gluten? No problem at the vegan brunch. Delicious options include chia pudding, overnight oats with gluten-free oatmeal, pancakes or waffles with buckwheat flour, tofu stir fry, smoothie bowls or coconut yogurt with fruit. Need more ideas? Then check out our recipes for a vegan gluten free breakfast.
Breakfast Scramble Recipe
Scrambled eggs, or scrambled tofu, is an absolute must-have on the brunch table and at the same time a delicious vegan protein-rich breakfast. The version with tofu is in no way inferior to the classic version with egg and thanks to turmeric also comes very close in color to the original.
For six servings you need
- 800 g natural tofu (firm)
- 2 small onions
- 1 bell pepper
- 3 tablespoons cashew puree or white almond puree
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1,5 tsp. turmeric
- 2 tsp. paprika powder
- salt and pepper
- fresh chives.
You will also need: 2 tsp Kala Namak. The Indian rock salt has a sulfurous taste and imitates the egg flavor particularly authentic.
- Crumble tofu in a bowl with a fork and mix with turmeric, paprika powder and kala namak.
- Peel onions and chop into small cubes. Wash bell bell pepper and chop into small cubes as well. Mix nut puree with 3 tablespoons water until smooth.
- Heat rapeseed oil in a well coated pan and sweat the onions in it for three minutes. Add diced peppers and sauté for another three minutes. Add seasoned tofu and sauté. After 5 minutes, stir in nutmeal-water mixture and continue to sauté for about 5 to 10 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper and garnish with fresh chives. By the way, tastes also delicious with tempeh.
Recipe for fluffy porridge pancakes
We've mentioned it before: no vegan brunch without pancakes. For these vegan banana pancakes recipe all you need is porridge, oatmeal, a banana, and some baking powder. Tip: Prepare the pancakes in the pan and then keep them warm in the oven at a low temperature until you serve them. Anything in your pantry will do as a topping: Fruits, jam, nut puree... The more, the better😎
Recipe for the most delicious coconut banana bread
Instead of sugary cake with egg, simply delight your guests with a coconut banana bread without refined sugar. We had enough time during the lockdown to perfect our banana bread recipe - and what can we say? We proudly present: the juiciest, tastiest and healthiest Banana Bread you've ever tasted. Sound a little over the top? Try it! The base consists of banana, mango, passion fruit and dates, which provide the incomparably fruity-fresh taste together with coconut.
Recipe for Mini Açaí Cheesecakes
You feel a little special and want to offer your guests something fancy? That's good. Surprise them with these little cheesecakes with lots of fruity mit viel fruchtiger açaí berry – raw, vegan, gluten-free and soy-free. Not only do they look incredibly fancy and cute, but they taste creamy, fruity and like summer! Your guests will make eyes. Perfect for Mother's Day brunch or to bring along for a birthday brunch.
Recipe for fruity breakfast muffins
Your brunch offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy muffins first thing in the morning. And without any sugar shock or guilty conscience: The cakes, based on whole-grain rice pudding flakes, are sweetened naturally with dates and contain no refined sugar. Packed with fruit and coconut the Tropical Breakfast Muffins taste like a vacation in the sun. You can easily prepare them the night before.
Recipe for sweet blackberry casserole
Lightning fast in the oven and super easy to prepare is one of our favorite recipes: The forbidden tasty blackberry casserole with cinnamon crunch and coconut yogurt. We use our Sweet Ceylon Hot Breakfast Bowl with whole spelt semolina for it, which provides fiber and is also already perfectly seasoned and sweetened.
Recipe for filled croissants: easy and vegan
All you need is a roll of vegan puff pastry and a filling of your choice: from vegan cheese or vegan butter to sweet chocolate-nut spread, anything goes. Our favorite: croissants filled with Wholey Sh*t.
- One roll of puff pastry (most ready-made puff pastries are made with vegetable margarine and are therefore vegan. But always check the ingredient list when buying)
- 6 tsp Wholey Sh*t nut butter
- Cut puff pastry into oblong triangles, spread a teaspoon of Wholey Sh*t on the wide edge of the triangle, then roll the pastry up from the long side to the thin side.
- Place croissants on a baking sheet with baking paper and bake in a preheated oven (200° C top/bottom heat/ 180° C convection oven) for about 15 to 20 minutes until the croissants are golden brown.
Also delicious: fill croissants with almond paste and sprinkle sliced almonds over the finished croissants before serving.
Recipe for easypeasy vegan strawberry jam
Here is a simple recipe for vegan strawberry jam.
- 200 grams of strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
How it works:
- Finely mash strawberries in a high mixing bowl and stir in chia seeds. If you have a sweet tooth, add a few dates to the mixture.
- Leave the jam to swell in the refrigerator for half an hour and then blend again.
Tastes deliciously fresh on bread, pancakes or waffles.
Recipe for vegan bacon
Sounds strange, but is so so so good: bacon from coconut. The tropical fruit is not only a delicious topping on the Breakfast Bowl, but is also perfect for savory affairs.
For the vegan bacon you'll need:
- 1 tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon paprika powder
- 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
- 100 g coconut chips (unsweetened)
- Mix soy sauce, maple syrup, paprika powder and liquid smoke in a small bowl to make a marinade.
- Mix marinade with coconut chips and spread chips on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake coconut bacon in a preheated oven (180° C top/bottom heat/ 160° C convection oven) for about 5 to 10 minutes. Towards the end, take care that the chips do not burn.
- Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
In terms of taste, the coconut bacon is ideal with scrambled tofu and as a crunchy topping on savory spreads.
Vegan brunch in 3, 2, 1.... Have fun trying it out and enjoy!