5 Filling Vegan Breakfasts With Beans and Legumes

It sometimes feels like there are two options for breakfast: sugary, sweet pastriesor eggs and bacon. The truth is, you don’t need to choose between a meat-based breakfast andlow-sugar, protein-rich meals. Cooking with legumes and beansis a great way to get protein into your breakfast and “beef up” the content of your first meal without having to include animal products.

Beans and legumes for breakfast?! Yep! Here are five plant-based ideas to inspire your next breakfast creation.

Breakfast Polenta With Beans

A vegan-friendly breakfast polenta can be a hearty and filling way to start the day. Add some beans (all types taste good, especially kidney beans with a hint of maple syrup) and you have a protein-packed breakfast that’ll keep your energy levels high all day long. Two of my favorite recipes come from The Breakfast Drama Queen and The Stingy Vegan. Just add your favorite beans to their veggietoppings and you’ll be good to go.

Vegan Breakfast Skillet

Vegan breakfast skillets are delicious, but without adding in beans or tofu, they are high in carbs and fat but lack protein. Beans and legumes do the trick! I love these two scramble recipes from Heather Christoand Veg News.

Hummus Breakfast Bowls

Breakfast bowls are always a great option, mainly because they frequently contain tons of healthy whole grains and veggies. Adding a few dollops of hummus to your breakfast bowl boosts your meal’s protein and healthy fat content, making it even more nutritious. If you’re not vegan, adding an egg on top is often the icing on the cake, but feel free to keep it egg-free by adding hummus, vegetables, avocados and chia seeds.

Savory Oatmeal with Chickpeas

Oatmeal is often sweetened with fruit or maple syrup, but instead of going the sugary route, why not whip up a delicious savory oatmeal bowl? Filling and uber-tasty, these dishes are great for vegan breakfasters. I particularly love this recipe for Oatmeal With Mushrooms, Onions, Chickpeas and Greens from The Lovely Crazy, as well Savory Turmeric Chickpea Oats from The Full Helping.

Breakfast Lentils

Finally, lentils make for an amazing addition to just about any meal. Their light flavor and nutritious profile make them a great topping for toast (including avocado toast) or breakfast bowls. Try out these Breakfast Lentils from Meatless Mondayor this Kale Lentil Breakfast Bowl from Lively Table.

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Claudia S
Claudia S29 days ago

Thank you

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Marija M
Marija M29 days ago

tks

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Glennis W
Glennis W29 days ago

Great info and help Thank you for caring and sharing

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Glennis W
Glennis W29 days ago

Very interesting article Thank you for caring and sharing

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Glennis W
Glennis W29 days ago

Very informative Thank you for caring and sharing

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Glennis W
Glennis W29 days ago

Great information and advice Thank you for caring and sharing

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Lesa D
Lesa D29 days ago

thank you Maggie...

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Chrissie R
Chrissie R29 days ago

Thanks, but I'll stick with an ETHICAL OMNIVORE breakfast of foods from my farm.

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Margie FOURIE
Margie FOURIEabout a month ago

I may start my day with baked beans (homemade) on toast.

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Paulo R
Paulo Rabout a month ago

ty

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