Vegetarian Breakfast Ideasvegan pumpkin pancakes by digiyesica of flickr
Breakfast is an important start to the day for vegetarians, vegans and the dairy-free too, providing energy for all that outdoor activity.
Basic animal-free breakfasts are easy, and if you offer cooked options you may have friends for life! Here we suggest how to do it.
For ideas on where to buy what, refer back to the ingredients page, which is handy to read before the start of the ski season. Our Veganising Recipes page has extensive lists of dairy-free, egg-free and meat-free alternatives to use in any of your recipes, with ideas on where to get them.
You can also take a look at our Recipes.
essential daily basics
- soya milk. Long-life soya milk lasts for months and is as good as the fresh stuff, so you can keep it in stock. Use like cows milk in any cooking. Great on cereal.
- vegan margarine - easy to finish up in any cooking, so get in a lot
- cereal: reliable vegan ones include Kelloggs rice krispies, cornflakes, frosties and Weetabix. Leave out the cereals in their packets so guests can read the ingredients
- bread/toast: most bread is vegan, but briefly check for dairy content such as whey, milk powder, buttermilk, lactose
- preserves: all jams and marmalades are vegan. Honey is not strictly vegan.
- Yeast extract (e.g. Marmite or Meridian) is a must
- other vegan dairy products commonly available: soya yoghurt, cream/dream, ice-cream, and even cheeze (currently rare outside the UK & USA)
- peanut butter is very popular and a good fall back if you run out of vegan marg
- fresh fruits and juices - add luxury and cheer to anyone's breakfast
hot breakfast items
- porridge: always a winner. Make as normal but with water, soya milk, rice milk or oat milk. Even better if cooked up with mashed banana and ginger or dried apricots and cinnamon.
- cooked breakfast: baked beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, vegan bacon and sausages (supermarket, DIY or made from Sosmix brought from the UK).
- scrambled tofu
- pancakes/waffles: replace the eggs with 1 tablespoon of oil, use self-raising flour and either soya milk or water - cholesterol free so suitable for everyone - and taste exactly like pancakes! Syrups and lemon etc are all vegan. Particularly good with fried onions and mushrooms.
- mashed potato patties, fried or griddled. These are especially good when any of the following are mixed in: fried onion, smoked tofu, smoked paprika, nuts or sesame seeds, meat alternatives chopped small, sun dried tomatoes, sweet chillies.
Many of these are popular with all customers, including gluten-free people.
is it vegan?
Refer to the vegan definition on the ingredients page.
Please contact us if you have any suggestions for this page, or any others.
Recipes are listed under breakfast ideas, starters, mains, sides and sauces, desserts and cakes. However, ideas can be mixed around between courses. More recipes will be added to each section as time goes on.
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Veggie Snow is a bunch of people who want to make it easier for you to cater for all the dairy-intolerant people, vegetarians and vegans who stay with you. People with special diets tend to be loyal customers who bring their friends. Giving them tasty dishes should serve you well and give you experience of making dairy-free dishes that are widely required and enjoyed.
Our tips and recipes will seriously help you if you have dairy-free or egg-free guests as well, as well as halal, kosher and other religious customers. Your eyes will be opened to a whole new tasty suite of dishes suitable for everyone.
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