Here’s a slew of vegan brunch recipes for celebrations large and small with company, or for cozy weekend meals. From old standards like tofu scrambles and hash browns to “I can’t believe it’s vegan” transformations to luscious eggless French toast casseroles, this concise list gives you a wealth of tasty options.
Brunch is a tidy word that comes straight to the point—a meal that’s a cross between breakfast and lunch. But as a concept, brunch is so much more than just that—it evokes images of leisurely eating, casual, fun times with family and friends, and celebrations large and small.
Contemporary brunches can be designed around wholesome, natural ingredients and seasonal produce. From savory skillets to fruity casseroles, the following recipes for intimate brunches will leave you and your guests with the wonderful sense of having celebrated but not overindulged.
Spicy Vegan Tofu Rancheros: A well-seasoned egg-free version of the Southwestern classic, huevos rancheros. It’s an easy brunch or dinner dish, served with slices of avocado and/or orange.
Vegan Tofu Quiche with Vegetables and Herbs: This vegan quiche is so tasty and easy to prepare. It’s a great choice for a weekend brunch, but there’s no reason you can’t serve this as an everyday light dinner main dish as well.
Southwestern Tofu Scramble: Southwestern tofu scramble is a vegan interpretation of migas, a dish developed for using up corn tortillas that have lost their freshness. Brimming with lively southwestern flavors, in the original recipe, tortilla pieces are scrambled with eggs; this version replaces eggs with tofu.
Vegan Breakfast Burritos with Plant-Based Sausage and Tofu: Welcome the weekend with these easy burritos, filled generously with crumbled plant-based sausage patties (the kind you buy or make yourself) and salsa-flavored scrambled tofu.
Tofu Shakshuka (Middle Eastern Scramble with Bell Peppers & Tomatoes: Common to many regional Middle Eastern cuisines, this is one of those simple dishes that, with the right ingredients, is amazingly tasty. Tofu shakshuka is as welcome for brunch as it is as part of a light dinner.
Vegan Spanish Omelette: Here’s an easy recipe for vegan Spanish omelette (tortilla española) that’s perfect for breakfast or brunch, though you can enjoy it for any meal of the day.
Vegan Artichoke & Spinach Strata: This easy recipe for vegan artichoke and spinach strata is so special you can serve it to company for breakfast or as a brunch entrée.
Skillet Tempeh Hash with Potatoes & Zucchini: A hearty tempeh hash is a fantastic savory weekend breakfast or brunch. This one makes great use of tempeh, transforming it easily into vegan chorizo-style crumbles embellished with walnuts.
Sheet-Pan Hash Browns with Tofu, Greens, and Tomatoes: Here’s an easy-to-prep, easy clean-up weekend brunch dish and a fantastic “breakfast-for-dinner” main dish.
Golden & Sweet Potato Hash Browns with Vegan Chorizo: Hearty hash brown skillets are irresistible, and this one becomes a main dish with sweet potatoes, greens, and vegan chorizo. Golden and sweet potato hash browns just might become your brunch go-to dish, and it’s hearty enough to serve for dinner.
The Best Vegan Biscuits with Gravy: Did you ever think you’d see the day when you could make vegan biscuits and gravy? And not just any gravy, but one made with hearty (plant-based) sausage? Well, that day has arrived.
Vegan Shrimp and Grits: Vegan shrimp and grits is another recipe that just a few years ago would have seemed impossible to accomplish. Now, with plant-based seafood alternatives, just about anything is possible! Lemony plant-based shrimp are nestled into vegan cheese grits for a surprising weekend breakfast or brunch treat.
Vegan Cheese Grits with Greens and Tempeh Bacon: Vegan cheese grits topped with hardy greens and tempeh bacon are a great weekend brunch option or anytime dinner. It’s also a perfect companion with bean dishes, and is a nice change of pace from potatoes or rice.
Savory Steel-Cut Oats with Greens and Vegan Mushroom “Bacon”: Warm bowlfuls of savory steel cut oats with plenty of greens and topped with vegan mushroom “bacon” make a delicious weekend breakfast or brunch.
Vegan Mini Quiche Cups (Made with Chickpea Flour): These vegan mini quiche cups are a great grab-and-go breakfast. They’re equally delicious fresh out of the oven as they are served cold.
Blueberry-Banana and Praline French Toast Casserole: Here’s a luscious vegan French toast casserole that will delight your friends and family as a year-round weekend or holiday brunch treat.
Blueberry Baked Oatmeal: Made with fresh or frozen berries, vegan blueberry baked oatmeal is a cross between a dessert and a meal. Truth be told, many of the recipes for this hearty sweet dish (which can be served for breakfast or brunch, or a dessert) aren’t vegan — they contain eggs, butter, and sometimes milk. Turns out none of these are necessary.
French Toast Casserole with Fresh Fruit: If you have a day-old Italian bread and/or a houseful of guests, this easy vegan French toast casserole is an easy route to a fantastic breakfast or brunch.
Banana-Walnut Pancakes: These dense, oat-based vegan banana-walnut pancakes have a fabulous flavor. Top them with fresh fruit, nut butter, the easy optional berry sauce recipe you’ll find here — or try a combination of all three.
Vegan Chickpea Deviled Tomatoes: If you’ve gone vegan and miss classic egg dishes, this is for you! Chickpea deviled tomatoes have a surprisingly egg-like flavor and consistency. Serve as a surprising side dish rather than as a main course for a special brunch.
Easy Vegan Carrot Lox: This is the easiest vegan carrot lox recipe ever! Many contemporary recipes for vegan carrot lox involve a lot of steps, and in some cases, many days, to accomplish. This simplified version starts with wavy-cut carrots, which are the perfect size, shape, and thickness to serve as a lox substitute.
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