V for Life


Breakfast Ideas

Cooked breakfasts – even the ‘full British’ – are not a problem for vegetarians and vegans. Veggie sausages and bacon are available and combine perfectly with mushrooms, beans, hash browns, grilled tomatoes and eggs or tofu scramble. Of course, these days a cereal-based breakfast is more common, perhaps with toast and fruit juice. It’s easy to have soya milk and vegan margarine available for vegans. Breakfast can be made more interesting by including granola, good quality mueslis, ‘soaked’ (overnight) oat flake and fruit mixes and porridge instead of ‘regular’ branded cereals. Instead of fruit juice, try serving grapefruit, prunes, fruit salads and dried fruit compote.

  • Breakfast sausages

    Serves: Makes 10 medium sausages
    Time to prepare: 10 mins
    Time to cook: hr 10 mins
    Dietary requirements: Vegan
    It is possible to buy a variety of good quality ready-made vegan sausages and these certainly have their place. These homemade ones have two extra ingredients shop-bought ones don’t – individualit
  • Potato latkes

    Serves: Makes 10–15 latkes
    Time to prepare: hr 05 mins
    Time to cook: hr 20 mins
    Dietary requirements: Vegan
    If these are not familiar to you, they are simply gently fried potato cakes. Serve with a cooked breakfast or as a side for a lunchtime treat. 
  • Swiss Muesli

    Serves: 1 - 2
    Time to prepare: 10 mins
    Dietary requirements: Egg-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegan (with substitutions)
    This is an adaptation of the famous Dr Bircher-Benner’s muesli. For V for Life’s position statement on vegetarianism and veganism, please click here.
  • Scrambled Tofu

    Serves: 4
    Time to prepare: 10 mins
    Time to cook: 20 mins
    Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan
    A quick and easy protein-rich breakfast. Add extra calories by fortifying with vegan cream.
  • Savoury Rosemary and Rye Muffins

    Serves: 6
    Time to prepare: 15 mins
    Time to cook: 15 mins
    Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Vegan
    ​For egg replacements, see here
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