Vegan Breakfast + Brunch Ideas (Weekend)

Even though we are lazy, we sometimes like to get a little (not a lot) fancy. Sometimes, we might have a little more time in our hands and after we sleep in on the weekend, maybe we want to make something a little more special. After all, the standard banana, spinach and berry smoothie might get a little boring.

So I decided to make some more interesting and slightly different breakfast and brunch recipes. One of them involves sushi.. yup – sushi for breakfast! I LOVE having a nice, special breakfast especially on the weekend when you have extra time. You can, of course, invite some friends over and host your own brunch and save yourself the extra $20 for the tofu scramble restaurant that you could’ve made better.

Here is the recipe video:


 

Vegan Breakfast + Brunch Ideas for the Weekend

Vegan Chickpea Omelette

Ingredients (for 2 omelettes)

  • For the omelette batter (derived from: Forks and Beans)
    • 3/4 cup chickpea flour
    • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
    • 1/2 tsp each of: turmeric, garlic powder, onion powder
    • 1/4 tsp baking soda
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp non-dairy milk
    • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 to 1 tbsp of oil to cook the omelette
  • Optional vegetables (up to you but here are some ideas…)
    • onion
    • bell pepper
    • green onion
    • cilantro
    • tomato
    • spinach
    • broccoli

Instructions:

  1. In a small/medium mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients for the batter and mix well. Then add liquid ingredients and whisk until well-combined.
  2. On a frying pan, cook up the optional vegetables. Set aside.
  3. Now heat up a different frying pan (or use the same one – just take the veggies off). On medium-high heat, heat up the oil.
  4. Pour half the batter into the frying pan and spread it out as best as you can.
  5. On half the omelette, place the vegetables.
  6. Cook for a few minutes and when you can, fold over the other side and cook for another few minutes.
  7. Serve with whatever you desire – I had mine with salsa and it was the bomb!

 

 

Breakfast Sushi Sandwich Recipe

Ingredients (for around 3 sandwiches):

  • The sushi rice:
    • 1 cup uncooked sushi rice
    • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • Scrambled tofu
    • 1/2 block tofu (medium firm or firm tofu)
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric
    • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/2 tsp onion powder
    • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
    • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Other optional fillings: cilantro, green onion
  • 3 nori sheets
  • Spicy Cashew Mayo 

 

How I make sushi rice & the sushi sandwiches: 

Instructions:

  1. Prepare sushi rice (watch video above if you want to know how I prep mine – spoiler: I’m no sushi chef)
  2. Prepare the cashew mayo. The recipe is here.
  3. On a frying pan on medium-high heat, crumble up the tofu and add all seasonings. Cook well for a few minutes until most of the moisture is gone.
  4. Now you can follow the instructions on my video to make the sushi sandwiches. Trust me, I can’t explain this well so you’re better off watching the video. A video is worth a million words. Or something like that.
  5. ENJOY !!!

 

 

Protein Mug Cake

Ingredients:

  • Optional: 1/2 tsp coconut oil or any oil for greasing
  • 1 scoop sweetened vegan protein powder (I used vanilla, but feel free to use chocolate)
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup coffee (or use non-dairy milk but coffee is so good…)
  • Optional but recommended: a few dairy-free chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. If you plan on taking out the mug cake, then grease the inside of the mug with a little oil.
  2. Add all dry ingredients and mix well.
  3. Add all wet ingredients and mix with the dry ingredients until well-combined.
  4. If desired, top with a few chocolate chips.
  5. Microwave on high for around 3 minutes (each microwave is a bit different, so you might want to check up on it after 2 minutes or so, but mine took 3 minutes).

 

Coffee Protein Smoothie

(k, I know that’s a terrible photo but I’m a terrible blogger and I forgot to take a photo so I had to take a screenshot…plus it didn’t look that great anyway in the video….. okay thanks bye) 

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 ripe bananas (preferably frozen)
  • 1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 cup coffee (cooled down)
  • 1/2 cup (or more) non-dairy milk
  • A few ice cubes if necessary

Instructions:

  1. uhmm….I hope you know how to make a smoothie! Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Woohoo 🙂
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