By Erik Marcus
If you want to sit down to a special vegan brunch, you’ve got all sorts of delicious possibilities.
Brunch is a delicious fusion of breakfast and lunch, usually served as a massive meal on a lazy weekend morning. Given its traditionally heavy reliance on eggs and meat, brunch might appear off-limits to vegans. But in reality, it’s a remarkably vegan-friendly meal offering a multitude of enticing plant-based options.
Popular Vegan Brunch Items
Man oh man, look at all these delicious possibilities!
- Vegan pancakes
- Vegan muffins
- Toast with vegan butter
- Tofu scramble
- Vegan sausages
- Home-fried potatoes
- Hash browns
- Vegan waffles
- Fruit slices or fruit cocktail
- Vegan cinnamon rolls
- Vegan bacon
- Coffee with vegan creamer
- Orange juice
All of the above items are easy to prepare. So if you’re new to cooking, brunch is a great place to start. The most popular recipes are nearly impossible to screw up, yet they’re satisfying and full of flavor.
Vegan Egg and Meat Dishes
The preceding list makes clear that vegans have always had abundant brunch options. They simply had to make due without omelets or traditional breakfast meats, since good options didn’t exist. But even that has now changed.
Thanks to JUST Egg or Follow Your Heart’s VeganEgg, you can now make an omelet so eggy your non-vegan friends wouldn’t know the difference. You can use these products in your favorite egg-based omelet recipe, making no modifications whatever, and get perfect results.
When it comes to breakfast-style meats, bacon and sausage are by far the most popular choices. There are now numerous vegan bacon and sausage products. If you’re new to vegan meats, start with vegan sausage, which is much more convincing than vegan bacon. The vegan bacon products currently on the market, while delicious, won’t fool anyone.
Vegan Brunch Cookbooks
If you want to create a knock-’em-dead vegan brunch, here are some cookbooks that deliver the goods:
- Vegan Brunch: Homestyle Recipes Worth Waking Up For, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
- The Ultimate Vegan Breakfast Book, by Horn & Mayer
- Easy Vegan Breakfasts & Lunches, by Maya Sozer
- The Global Vegan Waffle Cookbook, by Dave Wheitner