Want to bring vegan brunch to your early afternoon party snack table? Try one of these recipes to impress eaters of all persuasions.
Approximately half of one percent of the population in the U.S. is vegan. It’s true that this is a small number. It still works out to be about 1.62 million people, though.
Many more people are dabbling with vegan eating, too, even if they don’t consider themselves to be 100 percent vegan.
If you’re part of either of these groups or if you have friends or family members who are, you can still prepare delicious meals for them while also making sure you comply with their dietary needs.
Listed below are 12 delicious and healthy vegan brunch recipes you can prepare to wow all of your plant-based friends.
An easy, savory hash is the perfect side dish for any brunch party. This hash, in particular, is full of healthy and accessible ingredients like mushrooms, roasted potatoes, and onions.
To make this dish, start by roasting your potatoes. Chop four Yukon gold potatoes into one-inch pieces, then roast them in the oven for about 20 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
While the potatoes roast, prepare the rest of the hash. Chop one white onion, then add it to a skillet along with about 16 ounces of mushrooms. Cook over medium heat with a bit of olive oil until everything is golden brown.
Then, add the potatoes, along with some sage and garlic, and continue to cook until they’re crispy.
French toast is the perfect brunch food, and you can certainly cook it up without using any eggs or milk.
This almond French toast recipe replaces the eggs and milk with tofu, almond butter, and almond milk.
Blend one cup of almond milk with 2/3 cup of mashed tofu and two tablespoons of almond butter. Add in 1/4 teaspoon each of almond extract and cinnamon.
Dip your bread into the mixture, then cook it in a skillet sprayed with a bit of canola oil. Top each slice off with slivered almonds, more cinnamon, and a dusting of powdered sugar.
Tofu comes to the rescue again! If you need a savory brunch dish but can’t use eggs, try whipping up a tofu frittata instead.
To make the “egg” base, combine one 14-16-ounce package of drained silken tofu with 1/2 cup of coconut milk, three tablespoons of nutritional yeast, one tablespoon of tahini, and two tablespoons of corn starch.
Add 1/4 teaspoon each of turmeric and black pepper as well.
Once you’ve made the base, cook your favorite vegetables (leeks, bell peppers, and asparagus are great options) along with an additional seven ounces of firm tofu.
When everything is cooked, add it to the liquid base, then pour into a greased, oven-safe skillet. Cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes.
When you’re cooking brunch for lots of people, baked oatmeal is a good option to consider, especially if you want to serve something on the sweeter side.
To make an easy baked oatmeal dish, combine 2/3 cup of chopped pecans with two cups of old-fashioned oatmeal. Mix in two teaspoons of cinnamon along with one teaspoon of baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon of sea salt, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg.
After mixing your dry ingredients, in a separate bowl, combine 1 3/4 cup almond milk with 1/3 cup maple syrup. Mix in two flax eggs (make them by combining two tablespoons of ground flaxseeds with six tablespoons of water), two tablespoons of coconut oil, and two teaspoons of vanilla extract.
Combine your wet and dry ingredients, then bake in a greased baking dish for about 45 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Drizzle with one tablespoon of melted coconut oil when you take it out of the oven.
Sweet oatmeal is always a crowd-pleaser, but you may want to try shaking things up with savory oats instead.
To make some savory oats for your vegan guests, start by combining some oat bran cereal or old fashioned oatmeal with hot water.
While your oats cook, combine 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast with two tablespoons of hummus. Add some extra flavor with 2 teaspoons ground turmeric, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper.
When your oats are cooked, stir in the nutritional yeast/hummus mixture and some chopped greens like spinach or kale. The heat will wilt the greens. Top with sliced avocado.
If you like to plan ahead, chia seed pudding is the perfect brunch recipe to make the night before the big event.
To make chia seed pudding in bulk, mix 1/2 cup of chia seeds with 3 cups of almond milk, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 3-4 tablespoons of maple syrup. Add a dash of sea salt as well.
Mix everything together and store in a large, sealed container overnight in the fridge. When the time for brunch arrives, divide the pudding into four bowls and allow your guests to top it with their favorite fruit, almond-milk yogurt, or chopped nuts.
Smoothie bowls are a fun way to satisfy your guests’ sweet cravings. Mango smoothies are especially fresh and perfect to enjoy on a hot day.
For the smoothie base, combine about eight cups of frozen mango in a blender along with a few chopped frozen bananas. Add 2 cups of almond milk and a bit of lime juice as well.
Once you’ve prepared the smoothie base, pour it into bowls and let your guests top them however they’d like. Fresh fruit, coconut, and nuts are all great additions.
If you’re going to be having millennials over for brunch, you definitely ought to serve some avocado toast.
In all seriousness, though, avocado toast is the perfect brunch party food since it’s easy to prepare and customize.
Start by toasting your favorite bread. While it toasts, mash up a few avocados in a bowl and add a bit of lemon or lime juice to prevent them from going brown.
Serve a variety of toppings to go with the avocado toast. Hemp hearts add crunch as well as protein, and chopped nuts and seeds are good options as well. Make sure you have a few different seasonings on hand (such as sea salt, pepper, garlic, turmeric, and sesame seeds) as well.
Scrambled tofu is the perfect filling for breakfast tacos. It tastes great, and your guests won’t even realize they’re not eating regular meat-and-egg-filled tacos.
For the scrambled tofu, cook one drained 16-ounce block of tofu in olive oil. Add chopped bell peppers, chopped onions, and tomatoes to the mix, along with one tablespoon each of chili powder and smoked paprika. Mix in 3/4 teaspoon of salt and the juice of one lime as well.
Once the tofu is cooked, add it to corn tortillas along with your favorite hot sauce, chopped cilantro, and sliced avocados.
Another wonderful side dish to serve at any brunch, vegan or otherwise, is a fruit salad.
The great thing about fruit salad is that you can use whatever fruit you have handy. Strawberries, kiwi, pineapple, and mandarin oranges are all good additions. You can also get more exotic and use some fun fruits like papaya and dragon fruit.
If you want to jazz up your fruit salad, toss the chopped fruit with 1/4 cup of coconut milk, two tablespoons of fresh lime juice, and a couple of teaspoons of sugar.
A waffle bar is the perfect brunch setup. They’re easy to prepare, and they give everyone the opportunity to customize their dishes to suit their own tastes.
This whole wheat waffle recipe is vegan-friendly and delicious. It only uses a few basic ingredients as well.
To make these waffles, combine 1/2 cup white flour with 1/2 cup of wheat flour. Mix in two tablespoons of baking soda along with 1/4 teaspoon of salt. When your dry ingredients are combined, add in one cup of almond milk with 1/2 cup of applesauce.
Pour the batter into a hot, greased waffle iron and cook just like you would any other waffles.
These vegan pancakes are so tasty, your friends will think they’ve gone to a healthy restaurant instead of to your house for brunch. To make these pancakes, you’ll need just a few simple ingredients you likely already have on hand, including flour, baking soda, and almond milk.
Start by combining one cup of flour with a tablespoon of sugar, two tablespoons of baking powder, and 1/8 teaspoon of salt. Then, add one cup of almond milk and two tablespoons of vegetable oil.
When everything is mixed, pour the batter into a frying pan or onto a griddle greased with canola oil spray and cook until golden brown.
After the pancakes are finished, top them with fresh fruit, powdered sugar, and maple syrup.
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There you have it: 12 healthy and tasty vegan brunch recipes that are sure to wow your friends and family, whether they follow a vegan lifestyle or not.
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