7 vegan breakfasts for each day of the week

Dessert is naturally a must-try treat, but why wait until after dinner to satisfy your sweet craving? We shouldn’t, so throw delayed gratification out the window and have dessert for breakfast. Luckily, the vegan blogosphere has plenty of sweet breakfast options, which inspired us to round up our favorite recipes that taste like true indulgence.

Why breakfast is the most important meal of the day

Breakfast has long been touted as the most important meal of the day, and for good reason. Making sure you make time for your breakfast has many benefits.

Breaking the overnight fast with a healthy, nutritious meal kickstarts metabolism and helps burn more calories throughout the day. This in turn helps deliver your glucose to your brain which it uses to create energy, help you feel alert and combat any feelings of sluggishness.

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Skipping breakfast leads to a slower metabolism and can often lead to feeling sleepy, inattentive and lack of concentration. Even a light breakfast, such as vegan yogurt, fruit or granola, provides energy and boosts metabolism.

Choosing the Right Breakfast Foods

Although experts advise against eating pastries for breakfast, indulging in a vegan donut and a cup of coffee once in a while won’t hurt. But for those days when you wake up craving something sweet, there are ways to add a little something extra to your morning meal.

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Oatmeal, a universal breakfast staple, is easily seasoned with fruits, nuts, maple syrup, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and more. For an even more delicious treat, opt for baked oats infused with your favorite blends.

Smoothies, chia puddings, and even veggie-based cakes are other ways to enjoy a nutritious, dessert-like breakfast.

7 Dessert-Style Vegan Breakfasts for Every Day of the Week

Discover the recipes below and treat yourself to vegan desserts in the morning!

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1 Monday: Pumpkin Frosted Vegan Shakes

Instead of eating leftover pie for breakfast, try this thick and creamy pumpkin shake from the Healthy Happy Life blog. It’s all the flavors of pumpkin pie in a healthy, portable breakfast you can enjoy all morning.

Plus, it only takes a few minutes to mix it up, making it perfect for a busy Monday morning. For a lower fat option, use frozen bananas instead of coconut milk. You can even add a handful of spinach to boost the bulk and nutrient profile. The shake may turn green, but the decadent taste of cinnamon and pumpkin still shines through.Get the recipe here

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2 Tuesday: Baked Berry Oatmeal

If you’re tired of the same bowl of oatmeal, upgrade your morning pick to this baked variety. Maple syrup and a mix of berries add a touch of sweetness, while nuts, plant milk and vanilla add a touch of creaminess and an irresistible aroma. Don’t forget the chia seeds, as these nutritious powerhouses add a kick of protein and antioxidants.
Get the recipe here

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3 Wednesday: Vegan Pumpkin Donuts with Spicy Glaze

Let’s face it, donuts really are breakfast cake. Made with pumpkin puree, maple syrup and the perfect blend of spices, every bite is heavenly.

These breakfast dessert bites from My Darling Vegan are dipped in a spicy cinnamon glaze so perfect you’ll wish fall never ended.Get the recipe here

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4 Thursday: Jamaican-Inspired Porridge

Bananas lend a touch of sweetness to this Jamaican-inspired oatmeal. Add cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and vanilla, and you have a comforting breakfast bowl that will fill you up while feasting on indulgence. Add your favorite stewed berries or a dollop of coconut cream for a nourishing addition.

Get the recipe here

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5 Friday: baked oats with peaches

This customizable cobbler from The Oatmeal Artist is warm, gooey, and seriously satisfying. The fruit layer is perfectly sweet and pairs beautifully with the cookie-like oatmeal filling.

Even better? The recipe works with both fresh and frozen fruit, so you don’t have to wait for peach season. You can also get creative and swap the peaches for your favorite fruits.
Get the recipe here


6 Saturday: Oat milk pancakes

The weekend calls for stacks of big, fluffy, greasy pancakes that fill your home with their subtle yet oh-so-appealing aroma, which is why we love these oat milk pancakes.

Take your pancakes to a new level with blueberries. Mix frozen or fresh berries into your batter and top with syrup, a dab of vegan butter and a few extra blueberries. You’ll want to make them every weekend, trust us.
Get the recipe here

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seven Sunday: Carrot Cake Scones

This is the only carrot cake recipe that doesn’t need vegan cream cheese frosting. Hearty, moist and flavorful, these scones from Pickles and Honey will give you sweet satisfaction without the crushing sugar.

For a lower fat option, omit the nuts. You can also replace the grated carrots with zucchini. Pair them with a cup of coffee or an almond milk latte and enjoy a relaxing, lazy Sunday munching on these healthy vegan treats.Get the recipe HERE

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