No bacon, no problem. Start your day right with these veggie breakfast ideas. Whether you’re hungry for a hearty feast or digging something sweet and indulgent, there’s plenty of veggie nosh for every mood. Think classic egg-based dishes bagels loaded with smoked salmon and cream cheese and fluffy American pancakes. Shake up your morning routine with our favourite vegetarian brekkies.
The full veggie breakfast works
Scrambled, poached or fried, however you like your eggs in the morning, tucking into a protein packed meat-free brekkie with all the trimmings is a great way to start your day and keep you energised right through till lunch.
Load up with crunchy toasted sourdough, griddled halloumi, sliced avocado, grilled toms on the vine, baked beans and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. This is peak veggie breakfast stuff – don’t hold back. Feel free to add tofu or veggie sausages into the mix if you fancy a meat-free spin on the traditional English breakfast.
For your halloumi, cut the block up into 1cm thick slices and place on a griddle pan over medium to high heat. Cook on each side for a few minutes or until they look golden brown. Make sure you don’t move the halloumi around too much as you’ll want to get those lovely charred lines across your slices.
Smash your avocados with salt, pepper, olive oil and chilli flakes.
Place your vine tomatoes on a baking tray, drizzle with oil, salt and pepper. Pop them in the oven at 180° for 15-20 minutes. Drizzle them with balsamic glaze when you plate them up for added depth and flavour.
Heat a knob of butter in a pan and add your (clean) spinach. Keep stirring to avoid the bottom layer from burning and when all of it is wilted drain it using a sieve. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Nothing says good morning like layers of smoked salmon sandwiched between a crunchy bagel smothered in cream cheese and washed down with a fresh glass of OJ – it’s the breakfast of champs.
Craving somethin’ sweet? Pancakes are always a good idea for breakfast or brunch, especially when they’re the thick, fluffy American kind.
Swap the crispy maple bacon for banana and Nutella or load up your stack with fresh berries and a dollop of Greek yogurt. There is no moderation when it comes to P Cakes.
Healthy breakfast smoothie
For those busy mornings when you need something fuss-free and convenient, blend your favourite fruit and a handful of super greens to make an easy and nutritious breakfast smoothie. You can use water, coconut water or milk (oat milk is particularly yummy in a breakfast smoothie) to get it to your desired consistency. Pop a fresh strawberry on top and garnish with flaked almonds for a bit of texture. Easy!
The grazing table of dreams
You may have seen that we’re huge fans of a grazing table around here, so it comes as no surprise that one of our favourite ways to enjoy a veggie breakfast is by laying on a spread outside so our guests can dig in and help themselves to whatever they fancy. Beans and avo on toast with a side of fruit topped pancakes. Sure, sure – go wild.