Vegan Christmas Breakfast recipes to start your holly jolly mornings this Christmas holiday. And no, it's not just vegetables.
Who doesn't love Christmas?
It’s the time (if not all year round) to pause and be grateful for everything we have, especially at the end of such a convoluted 2020 that definitely tested our limits. While some might not be able to spend this traditionally family-oriented time with their elderly loved ones, aunts and uncles, or cousins overseas, we can in Singapore, take comfort that most of us are in good health. While our thoughts go out to the families whose loved ones are overseas, let's take this opportunity to reach out to a neighbour who is isolated from their relatives to share some love and good food. Food is love.
We picked ten top delicious vegan breakfasts to treat yourself - and others - to this Christmas.
What's the laziest pancake recipe you can think of? We found soft and perfectly spiced vegan pumpkin pancakes that you can whip up using just one bowl in under half an hour. You'll need that energy to get through the Christmas craziness! Pair these with maple syrup, peanut butter or some kaya (yes yes) for an original take on a traditional favourite.
2. 5 ingredient Chocolate Chia Pudding
This recipe from Jessica in the Kitchen adds a little more indulgence to a vegan go-to dessert, the chia pudding. Chocolate is always associated with comfort food and to the exception of Easter, it is the most present during Christmas (we won't complain).
Breakfast is not only for the sweet tooths out there. This delicious roasted sweet potato & kale breakfast hash is a great way to indulge in some healthy comfort food while keeping the sugars low (and available for the Christmas pudding coming later that day). In just 10 ingredients, this staple takes on a colourful twist pimped with the local flavours of masala spices and tofu!
So if you're wondering why on Earth you would consider making this... well you are kind of right. You could go to the trouble of making this (and feel so very proud afterwards) or if you lack the time or willpower, we won't say anything if you hop on down to The Source at Cluny court and refill your own jar with the nut butter of your choice. We do just that.
but if you are brave, adventurous, and just that kind of kitchen lover, here's the recipe that will be sure to taste incredible (and not just because you made it, but kind of).
Brown rice breakfast pudding is a bit of fun fusion breakfast when you come to think of it. The local staple, traditionally eaten as a porridge in many countries in Asia, styled in a Christmas way with cinnamon, cloves and seasonal dried and fresh fruits.
We loooove this morning polenta recipe! Pears aren't really seasonal or cheap in Singapore but you can look for "ugly" fruit given that is a little cheaper (and save for food waste!). Not only is it super for breakfast, but it's light enough to make a quick afternoon snack or original dessert.
This vegan omelette will surprise you by just how moist and delicious it is - all without containing a single egg! This tofu-based batter cooks up nice and golden and comes with a delicious filling for a mean brunch full of plant-based protein.
A soy-free alternative is a vegan chickpea omelette by Minimalist Baker which you can find here.
Oh, the smell of freshly baked cakes... Banana cake in particular really permeates everywhere once the oven starts to bake some of the fruity love. You can make wonderfully simple and quick wholesome breakfast bread without any eggs or butter, and keep it in a sealed box (like a barePack!) to retain the moisture without spoiling for a few days.
Sometimes it's the simplest things that make the most wondrous of life's pleasures. All this decadent smoothie requires is a handful of frozen bananas, plant-based milk, peanut or other nut butter, cocoa powder and salt, with vanilla as a fancy bonus if you have it. Combine. Blitz. Done. Now wasn't that dead easy? Ok, but if you still need the recipe, here it is:
And last but certainly not least, because we need some pumpkin in here and you know it was missing, this delicious cake that suits both a fancy breakfast or high tea thanks to its "buttercream" frosting.