Whether you're vegan, dairy intollerant, or just trying to do your bit and reduce your animal product intake, here are 4 of my favourite vegan go-to breakfasts. This is by no means a professional food post and I haven't measured out any quantities or anything; it's a bit of a spontaneous post using photos already on my phone!
1. Date and cinnamon porridge
This is probably my favourite ever breakfast. Over a low heat I cook up porridge oats and oat milk (however much you prefer) and add roughly a tablespoon of cinnamon and a small handful of chopped up dates. This breakfast is honestly so delicious and warming. The oat milk makes the porridge extra creamy and the dates soften and make it lovely and sweet. It is heaven in a bowl. Try it!
2. Nut/seed rice cakes
This one is super easy but suprisingly filling. All you need is plain rice cakes, your choice of seed/nut butter and some seeds to sprinkle on top. I'm intollerant to most nuts, so I had pumpkin seed butter and pumpkin seeds on mine, but I expect peanut butter or almond butter would be a delicious choice. This also makes a good snack.
3. Blender oat pancakes
These are delicious! They combine the luxury feeling of pancakes with a slightlyyy healthier edge to them. Because they're mostly oats, they have a lovely breakfast feel to them, aswell as making tasty desserts. I like to have mine with either maple syrup or date syrup and cinnamon. But really you could have it with anything. Bananas would make a good breakfast topping. I bulk make them and then put them in the freezer as a quick breakfast fix.
To make a large batch of these pancakes you need to blend the following:
1 1/3 cups of oat milk (or other non dairy milk)
1 tbsp cider vingegar
1 1/2 tbsp oil (olive or avacado are my choices)
2 tsps of maple syrup (or honey or vanilla extract)
2 cups of oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Once your mixture is blended, spray or pour oil in your pan and put on a medium heat. Re-oil after each pancake. The mixture will be quite thick so you might need to quickly spread it out with a utensil. Cook until its bubbled on the top and then flip and cook for a further 30-60 seconds.
(Recipe credit - based on recipe from http://powerhungry.com/2017/05/blender-oat-pancakes-v-gf-no-bananas/)
I'd love to hear your favourite vegan breakfasts!