Vegan Brunch Recipes and Ideas
Whether you are a brunch beginner or a pro, there is always room to improve and up your hosting game. As a “brunch pro” (a title that I gave myself, but don’t worry I’m totally a professional), I have put together these recipes and ideas to inspire and help you lovely folks and breakfast lovers.
Because breakfast food is the best. (But eating breakfast food with your friends while boozing, is even better.)
If you would like something even fancier, take look at my vegan tea party article for inspiration.
There are a few things that are essential to host a fantastic brunch, that will leave your guests begging for more Sunday get-togethers.
Here’s what you will need:
Unless you are hosting a “super-nature-lover” brunch and foraging berries from a nearby forest, you will need some tableware to serve the yummy drinks and food.
I like to make my parties all impressive and use special party tableware when I have friends over.
My go-to place for the most amazing and aesthetic party accessories is Sugar and Cloth. They have super cute stuff for really cheap prices. (I have ordered like 7 times from them already and my friends are still freaking out over the plates and napkins…)
Sometimes, when no one is looking, I still eat dinner from my mint-gold party plate (Please don’t judge!).
Overall, make sure you have some plates, cocktail glasses, coffee mugs and any other stuff you need to properly serve your drinks and meals.
You can go the extra mile like me and prepare some decorative name holders too.
Even if you are not quite the home decor junkie, you can always put a few flowers on the table. It will do the job, just fine.
Instead of making one big arrangement and using it as a centerpiece, make several tinier “bouquets” and put them into smaller vases.
Extra points, if your flowers are fresh cut, as they will provide a really nice scent that will linger around the room.
I have these 5 Colored Petite Cut Glass Bud Vases by Art & Artifact.
They give the room a nice, cheerful, “Spring-y” vibe. I love it.
No brunch is complete without mimosa. This orange juice based boozy cocktail is the perfect thing to drink with any breakfast food on a lazy Sunday.
What’s better than a refreshing glass of mimosa sangria? Sweetened with not-from-concentrate orange juice, it’s a perfect brunch offering.
Cocktails and Drinks
You might want to include a few alcoholic cocktails besides the mimosa and a few non-alcoholic beverages as well.
It’s time to prepare homemade blueberry syrup! Don’t worry, it’s super easy, and it makes this cocktail sing.
Here’s a vegan version of the Bloody Mary that’s sure to delight with its thirst-quenching flavors. Plus, it includes four servings of veggies!
This strawberry cucumber limeade is a real refresher and so summery. It’ll give you that extra note of relaxation you’re looking for at the brunch table.
Hibiscus tea, rose water, and almond milk? This warm, comforting latte tastes as good as it sounds.
Hints of lime, vanilla, and mint cut through coconut to refresh the palette. This creamy smoothie will impress.
With its pretty pastel colors and bright citrus flavors, this cocktail has brunch written all over it.
Vegan “Egg” Dish
The traditional brunch is usually centered around some “epic” egg dish, but we are trying to host a vegan brunch here. Solution: use vegan eggs made from plants!
Serve up this vegan eggs Benedict at your next brunch. With its silky Hollandaise and perfect accouterments, it’s a real crowd pleaser.
This scrumptious scramble bowl features tomato, avocado, tofu, and a generous handful of scallions for balance.
Hearty Savory Breakfast Food
I’ve always felt like even though brunch is supposed to be the mixture of BReakfast and lUNCH, truly, it is a breakfast party (at lunch time). So, here you’ll find insanely delicious savory breakfast food recipes that are so filling, they function as lunch too! (Or at least you won’t be hungry until the afternoon tea party. 😉 )
The marinated tomatoes starring in this recipe are fit for the truest lox lover. These bagels are a filling treat.
This breakfast pizza pairs tomato sauce, tofu, and seitan sausage with mushrooms. It’s perfect for brunch!
Present an offering of elegant finger sandwiches. These ones have just the perfect creaminess and crunch. You’ll adore them!
Serve this vegan take on latkes, a traditional Jewish treat, loaded with your favorite toppings and with a side sauce of your choice.
These potstickers equal Asian flair for your brunch. They’re stuffed with oyster mushrooms and paired with a sweet-spicy-salty dipping sauce.
If I could, I would eat pancakes for every breakfast (or waffles/french toast … but really they are just disguised pancakes to me). Too bad, I’m lazy, so it’s never gonna happen. Although, when I’m hosting brunch at our home, I always make sure to welcome our guests with a huge plate of steaming hot pancakes. I throw some berries on them too, for juiciness and good measure.
Not only are these little pancakes adorable, they’re also light, fluffy, and melt-in-your-mouth good. Top them with syrup and fresh fruit of your choice.
Bring on the coconut whipped cream… and top this tower of delicious, vanilla-spiced French toast!
This recipe combines sweet potato, oats, and flax seed to create a perfect plate of waffles topped with a sweet-and-sour blueberry sauce.
Other Sweet Treats
You can never have enough of sweet treats, so why not make some cinnamon buns or fancy granola cups?
These buns, filled with decadent cinnamon butter, are a perfect sweet treat for brunch.
This little rice pudding is sweet, creamy, and refreshing, thanks to its bright mango flavors.
Whatever wow factor is, these cakes have it. They’re fluffy, rise beautifully, and the sunken plums are sweet and tart by turns.
These elegant powdered donuts are so much healthier than their non-vegan counterparts, while remaining just as soft, sweet, and buttery.
Bursting with fresh fruit and the zesty tartness of lemon, these granola cups will impress at any brunch.
Poppy seeds and lemon prove why they’re a classic combination in these moist, citrusy muffins.
This coffee cake is super moist and filled with delightful cinnamon notes.
End your phenomenal vegan brunch with a healthy dessert, like fruit salad.
(Plus if you have a friend over who’s on a diet, they will be extra grateful for the sugar-free option.)
Bring your brunch to a close with a tropical fruit salad that’ll leave you and your guests raring to go after a lazy morning.
What else to serve for vegan brunch:
What are *your* favorite vegan brunch recipes?
Share your thoughts with me in the comments!
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