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.
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 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.
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.
Easy Hash Brown Potatoes: This versatile and easy hash brown potatoes recipe has been a favorite in my family for ages. It’s vegan, of course, and there are lots of ways to vary it. It’s good for breakfast, brunch, or dinner. My family has enjoyed this dish just as much for weekend breakfasts (made with the tofu variation below the recipe box) as 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.
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. Combining chickpeas, nutritional yeast, and vegan mayo, and a touch of curry, these beauties are rather addictive, so be prepared for them to disappear quickly!
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 doesn’t even require a knife, let alone a mandoline slicer. It starts with wavy-cut carrots, which are the perfect size, shape, and thickness to serve as a lox substitute.