Dairy-free breakfasts can include vegan dishes like plant-based pancakes and tofu scrambles, or non-vegan options like bacon and egg cups and steak-topped sweet potato toasts. Whether you’re savouring a weekend meal with the family or grabbing something to eat on the go, these dairy-free recipes will help you start your day in a delicious way.
Whole30 Bacon and Egg Cups
This dairy-free muffin tin recipe is perfect for brunch parties or breakfasts on the go. The cups are formed with potato, bacon and bell pepper with a fresh cracked egg on top.
Israeli Sabich Sandwich
You may be more familiar with breakfast burritos or wraps, but the Israeli sabich is a vegetarian sandwich you’re going to love. A large pita is wrapped around fried eggplant, slices of hard-boiled egg, cucumber-tomato salad, hummus, and pickles, then finished with tahini.
Vegan Pinto Bean Breakfast Sausage
In this high-fibre alternative to soy-based vegan sausages, seasoned pinto beans take centre stage. Any extra sausages can be frozen for up to a month and thawed for a quick breakfast sandwich.
Apple Pie Oatmeal Bake
Apple pie goes from dessert to breakfast in this warming vegan meal bake filled with fruit, walnuts and chia seeds. This can be made ahead and heated in the microwave or popped in the oven before serving. For a hint of creaminess, add a splash of nut milk or a dollop of coconut yogurt.
Dairy-Free Summer Berry, Lemon and Tahini Pound Cake
Pour yourself a piping hot cup of coffee or tea and savour a slice of this scrumptious dairy-free pound cake. The berries and lemon are like sunshine in every bite, and tahini gives it a tender, moist texture without the dairy.
Vegan Tofu and Spinach Scramble
A healthy high-protein breakfast option, this vegan scramble uses firm tofu, fresh spinach and plump grape tomatoes with herbs and spices. Serve it with whole-grain toast for a complete meal.
Teff Breakfast Bowl
Teff, an ancient grain used in Ethopian and Eritrean cooking, is the base of this gluten-free, high fibre, dairy-free breakfast bowl. Rich in iron and packed with protein, it’s flavoured with cinnamon, cloves and cardamom, and topped with sliced pear, almond butter, pecans and maple syrup.
Ina Garten’s Breakfast Smoked Salmon Platter
Step up your breakfast or brunch spread with this smoked salmon platter garnished with capers, pepper, lemon and onion. Serve the salmon along with vegan bagels and a dairy-free cheese spread, or on top of scrambled eggs.
Brussels Sprout and Bacon Hash
Instead of breakfast potatoes, shredded Brussels sprouts and crispy pieces of thick-cut bacon come together in this irresistible side dish. Just add eggs cooked to your taste and toast for a complete meal.
Apple Granola Stackers
These stackers from Ree Drummond will help your family get out of their breakfast rut. A healthy choice that’s rich in protein and fibre, the apple slices, granola and peanut butter also offer a satisfying crunch.