Are you as excited for Christmas morning as I am? If yes, then these egg-less and dairy-free Vegan Christmas Breakfast Recipes will be right up your alley! Tasty plant-based holiday dishes and ideas to start the day off right. Perfect for a crowd and as a brunch menu too!
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Vegan Christmas Breakfast Recipes
French toast meets bread pudding with this overnight casserole. Just pop it in the oven on Christmas morning. The subtle flavors of pumpkin pie with a pecan maple topping are an award-winning combo.
Tired of toast and fruit salad when everyone else is eating eggs, sausage, and cheese? This breakfast casserole has vegan sausage and cheese with a bunch of veggies in a creamy tofu custard.
Let’s spice up a bowl of sliced and diced fruit for breakfast. Spiced baked seasonal fruit will have the house smelling like Christmas. You can top waffles and pancakes with this stunning compote.
Do you have a soft spot for hash browns? This casserole will be a favorite at your holiday breakfast. It is so easy with frozen shredded potatoes and make-ahead cheese sauce.
Oats, pears, walnuts, and spices sound like the winter holidays to me! Baking oatmeal is something I often forget to do. This is an easy way to feed a crowd.
Pancakes & Waffles
Prepare yourself to be wowed. Tall, fluffy, Japanese pancakes are a true work of art. These gorgeous little soufflés rise without any eggs. Drizzle with pure maple syrup and enjoy.
Of course you must have gingerbread for Christmas! Rather than cookies, this recipe is for gluten-free gingerbread waffles. There is also pumpkin puree in the batter. This may be a new holiday breakfast tradition.
Tis the season for everything pumpkin pie spice and not just in your latte. Vegan pumpkin pancakes are spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger in keeping with the holiday spirit.
I always remember the aroma of cakey gingerbread baking on Christmas day. Oat flour, molasses, and ginger pancakes are evoking the same memories. These will wake the house up on Christmas morning.
10. Tiramisu Crepes
Tiramisu for breakfast? I think so! Crepes or thin pancakes are layered with vegan whipped cream, cocoa powder, and coffee, so it makes sense. This is one of the prettiest and most delicate stacks ever.
Vegan Egg & Savory Dishes
Imagine a snowy Christmas morning with a fire in the hearth and everyone is still in PJs. This calls for a hearty breakfast hash with roasted potatoes, bell peppers, and vegan chorizo.
Christmas morning can be crazy hectic. So, why not prepare make-ahead vegan egg muffins? These are packed with nutrients in the form of veggies, are very low in fat, and are cholesterol-free.
Eggs are out but tofu is in! A tofu scramble is high in protein, soft like eggs, and golden in color. Add as many vegetables as you want to bump up the vitamins and fiber.
A proper English breakfast might not sound like a vegan option, but it can be with this platter filled with plant-based goodies. The sausage, bacon, beans, roasted vegetables, and tofu eggs are all plant-based.
15. Vegan Omelette
Anything that looks and tastes like an omelet is a win for breakfast. Chickpea flour batter omelets are stuffed with savory fruits and vegetables, as well as vegan cheese. Ready in under 20 minutes!
If you used to enjoy smoked salmon and cream cheese on an everything bagel, this vegan version will spark that nostalgia. Cured carrot strips look like salmon and taste of the salty sea.
I am so happy to see a frittata recipe that is soy-free to switch things up. This is a refreshing alternative using shredded potatoes as the base with chickpea flour and broth batter as the eggs.
Let’s make a holiday breakfast quiche that is filled with peppers, onions, and sausage. Just Egg is a plant-derived liquid “egg” that is so much like the real thing that your family will be completely fooled.
Rolls, Buns, Scones
Are you a pushover for rich cinnamon rolls? I know I am. Here’s an indulgent cinnamon roll with espresso and cocoa powders hidden between flaky yeast-risen pastry layers.
Can we talk about scones for a minute? These vegan sweet orange scones are something you will want on your holiday buffet table. They are tender and perfect with a cup of hot tea.
Cranberries and oranges are holiday besties. Cranberry sauce is a fabulous filling for sweet orange dough to make the best holiday sticky buns to grace your breakfast table.
Want your kitchen to smell of the holidays? Make gingerbread scones seasoned with a healthy dose of ginger and sweetened with molasses. And don’t skip the vanilla glaze!
Who needs donuts when you can have homemade apple pie cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning? When you pull them apart, the seasonal apples, pecans, and cinnamon will lure you in for seconds.
Apple scones drizzled with maple glaze won’t just satisfy your breakfast sweet tooth cravings. You will want to have these again for an afternoon snack after all the holiday excitement has settled down and a cozy break is in order.
Okay, now we are in full-tilt Christmas mode with eggnog. We are talking about tart and sweet cranberry cinnamon rolls smothered in vegan eggnog cream cheese. Make ahead and bake in the morning.
Why haven’t I ever seen chocolate eggnog? I like this idea of a serious relationship between 2 of the best holiday ingredients. What a festive breakfast idea!
Muffins & Loafs
27. Orange Loaf Cake
There might not be anything simpler than a loaf cake. It is my go-to baked good. A cake batter with freshly squeezed orange juice screams breakfast.
Gingerbread anything is appropriate for Christmas breakfast. And this muffin recipe certainly doesn’t disappoint. The batter is prepared with fresh ginger for bold spicy flavor.
Do you ever go to Starbucks and eye the case of edibles while you wait in line for your soy milk latte? They have an enticing gingerbread cake in winter. You can make a close cousin with plant-based ingredients at home using this copycat recipe.
I replicated a recipe for cranberry sauce with fresh ginger once that was delicious. Allergen-free cranberry quick bread combines oat flour with cranberries and ginger for a unique breakfast loaf.
Pears are an often-overlooked fruit when it comes to baked goods, IMHO. The next time you are at the market stocking up for the holidays, grab some fresh pears and try your hand at spiced pear muffins.
Christmas morning is generally a happy occasion. This bread will make it even more cheerful with the smell of apples baking throughout the house.
Have you ever made your own panettone? You know, that Italian-inspired lofty holiday sweet bread studded with dried fruits? If not, try this recipe that will have you wondering What you liked about that bread that came in a neatly wrapped package.
I am all over pumpkin during the holidays. Soft, fluffy, and moist pumpkin muffins with seasonal spices will have you wrapped in a cozy blanket with a hot cup of coffee on Christmas morning.
Merry Christmas! We are earnestly celebrating the morning with dark, rich pumpkin gingerbread. This bread is like a warm hug on a cold morning.
37. Chai Spice Loaf
There are times when Christmas is all about me-time, for whatever reason. That is when you want to make a comforting and decidedly adult breakfast. How about a thoughtfully spiced chai loaf with garam masala seasoning blend?
38. Chai Plum Cake
This plumb cake is chewy, fruity, and spicy. It is a scrumptious Christmas fruit cake that is not the kind that is a solid block that could possibly hurt you!
Skip the boxes of cereal on Christmas morning. You can have festive no-bake coconut and rum snowballs that can be made the day before. Use rum extract so they are kid-friendly.
Christmas breakfast can benefit from a healthy fruit salad to offset all the indulgent sweets. These fruit cups are stunning and fun when served in glass so you can see the layers of colors and freshness.
Do not fear making granola at home! It is so much easier than you think. Every holiday breakfast buffet table needs granola and vegan yogurt. Orange and cranberry granola? I’m in.
Oh man, this smoothie looks too creamy to be good for you. The appearance of decadence is okay because it conceals the protein, potassium, and fiber.
Are you an overnight oats person? Eggnog overnight oats will save you time on Christmas morning. This version includes warming seasonal cinnamon and nutmeg.
What are your favorite vegan Christmas breakfast recipes?
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- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 5-6 tbsp canned full-fat coconut milk (the creamy part)
- 5-6 tbsp agave syrup
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1,5 tsp rum extract
- 1/3 cup chopped almonds
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut (for rolling)
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Make sure that there are no clumps!
- Put the dough in the fridge for 1-2 hour(s) to chill.
- Make the balls (around 11), then roll them into shredded coconut.
- Put the balls in the fridge for another hour before eating (optional, but ideal).
- Keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.