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Need vegan breakfast ideas? Breakfast doesn’t have to be all eggs or yogurt! Whether you eat a fully plant based diet or want to cut dairy and meat out of your morning, we’ve compiled our most delicious vegan breakfast ideas for you! Most of these plant based recipes feature minimally processed foods like vegetables, plant based proteins and whole grains, like oatmeal and acai bowls. Of course, we’ve got a few waffles and pancakes in there too! Ready to get started?

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Banana baked oatmeal

20 Vegan Breakfast Ideas: Banana Baked Oatmeal & More!

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 to 8 1x


This banana baked oatmeal is the ideal healthy breakfast! It’s full of good-for-you ingredients and so delicious, everyone will want seconds.


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup pecan pieces (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup mashed banana or 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1 ¾ cups milk of choice (dairy, almond or oat)
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • For serving: Banana slices, almond butter or peanut butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.*
  2. Butter an 8 x 8″ or 9 x 9″ pan. In a medium bowl, mix together the rolled oats, pecan pieces, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, and kosher salt.
  3. Dump the dries into the prepared pan. 
  4. Mash the bananas. In the same bowl, whisk together the bananas, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla. Drizzle the milk mixture over the oats. Stir lightly with a fork to make everything gets evenly incorporated.
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes until the top is nicely golden and the oat mixture has set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
  6. Before serving, spread the top with almond butter or peanut butter (or a combination) and top with banana slices. Store leftovers refrigerated for up to 1 week: reheat in a 300 degree oven or microwave until warm.


*Make ahead instructions: do not make the entire pan in advance and refrigerate overnight because the oats will absorb all the liquid. You can mix up the wets and dries separately and store in separate containers (with the wets refrigerated), then pour them together in the morning and bake.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Vegan
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Vegan Breakfast Recipes, Vegan Breakfast Ideas, Plant Based Breakfast Recipes, Plant Baked Breakfast Ideas

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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  1. Thanks for all these great ideas! It reminds me I need to shake up my breakfast routine :) Love the idea of simple almond butter toast, blueberry muffins, and of course acai bowls never get old! Thanks Sonja and Alex. You’ve inspired me to change up my morning routine.

  2. I re did the calorie amount because the nutrition didn’t seem right with the exception of almonds instead of walnuts or something else. And this is what I found Calories
    2cups rolled oats 1214 calories
    1/2cup of almonds 266
    1tsp baking powder 2
    1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 9
    1/2 tsp allspice 7.5
    2 bananas 178
    1/4 cup syrup 204
    1 1/3 chocolate almond milk 54

    Total divided by 8 is 242 averaged per serving

  3. This recipe made my day! Apple smoothie and oatmeal both are my favs. I eat oatmeal in my daily breakfast. Me and my husband we love oatmeal. Thanks for sharing this unique recipe.

  4. Hi all the beautiful food mentioned above is extremely nice kindly if I may add for your breakfast falafil or chickpeas a wonderful variety ate 100% vegan healthy tasty and so affordable just an add on

  5. OMG I feel lucky I came across your blog. These recipes appear to be delicious. The photos are making me hungry for breakfast. I’ll try them all one by one and give an update to you guys. Thank you so much.

  6. Oh wow I try to find some breakfast recipe for vegan all the time, and I find this page!
    They all look great and delicious. Maybe I’ll try french toast one someday.

  7. Hi Sonja,

    I did not expect that eating healthy could be that yummy! My favorites are the tofu scramble and vegan pancakes. They are heavy on the stomach. And since they are two contrasting flavors, they boosted my appetite. Of course, without the fear of gaining weight.

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