Vegetarian breakfast recipes

Start your day with our delicious vegetarian ideas.
Published 21 January 2018 | Updated 21 August 2023
Vegetarian hash brown tray bake

Breakfast ideas for vegetarians

Eating a nutritious breakfast every day can help ensure you have more energy, improved concentration on busy days, and may help stop you snacking before lunch by keeping you fuller for longer.

A healthy, balanced breakfast doesn't have to be fancy or take up a lot of your time. It can be something quick or on-the-go for those with school runs or commutes.

The good news for vegetarians is with the exception of bacon, most breakfast items are vegetarian. So whether you like poached eggs, avo on toast or creamy porridge there is plenty on the menu for vegetarians at breakfast time.

If you're a vegetarian looking for some breakfast ideas that are both delicious and nutritious, here are a few options to consider:

  • Overnight oats: Overnight oats are a quick and easy breakfast option that you can prepare the night before. Simply mix together rolled oats, milk (or a non-dairy alternative), chia seeds, and any other mix-ins you like, such as honey, cinnamon, or vanilla extract. Let the mixture sit in the fridge overnight, and then top with fresh fruit in the morning.
  • Breakfast burritos: Breakfast burritos are a filling and satisfying breakfast option that can be customised to your liking. You can fill your burrito with scrambled eggs, black beans, cheese, salsa, and avocado for a plant-based protein-packed breakfast.
  • Greek yoghurt with fruit and granola: 99% fat-free Greek yoghurt is a great source of protein, and when paired with fresh fruit and granola, it makes for a delicious and filling breakfast. You can mix together your favourite fruits and granola for a customisable and tasty breakfast option.
  • Veggie omelette: Omelettes are a classic breakfast option that can easily be made vegetarian. You can fill your omelette with vegetables like capsicums, onions, spinach, and mushrooms for a healthy and satisfying breakfast. Pair it with wholemeal toast and a side of fresh fruit for a well-rounded meal.