Happy Friday!! Are you ready for the weekend? I know I am. There’s nothing quite like that first sip of coffee on a chilly Saturday morning. We’ve had a lot of cold weather lately, so admittedly, there’s been more coffee than usual. And now that we’ve hit 2018, it’s time we start making delicious food. Well, more delicious food. So why not start with breakfast? We love making slightly more involved breakfasts over the weekend– because honestly, what else are you doing at 8 am on a Saturday morning?
Check out these 10 weekend breakfasts you need to be making. No need to necessarily make any of them ahead of time– it’s totally possible to make an early morning grocery trip!
- Sweet Simple Vegan’s Holiday Strata
This was our Christmas breakfast, and it was the best. We’ve made this the morning of by dicing the bread a little smaller and making sure to combine everything, and it’s turned out perfectly. We love breakfast casseroles, especially savory ones. The Lightlife vegan sausage gives the perfect amount of savory flavor to every bite. On top of that, the sausage and chickpea flour in the recipe adds tons of protein. 🙂
- hot for food’s Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
I made these last Christmas up at my parents’ house and let them rise overnight. The rolls turned out incredibly fluffy, and my dad kept asking me if I was sure they were vegan.
- Forks Over Knives Chickpea Omelet
Chickpea flour will give you the closest homemade consistency you’ll get to eggs, without the eggy aftertaste. Moreover, you’ll get in your protein and veggies (if you add them– I did!) early on in the day.
- hot for food’s Tofu Scramble
This is our go-to breakfast for weekend mornings. If you have time to make the potatoes too, they’re the perfect accompaniment. Dave made them last week when I had to work from home, and they were awesome.
- The New York Times’ Quinoa Pancakes
Okay, okay: this recipe isn’t vegan… but it can be made vegan very easily! We don’t make this (veganized) recipe as often as I would like, but these pancakes are super hearty and and hold up well with syrup.
- Running On Real Food’s Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes
We’ve made a ton of different recipes for lemon chia seed pancakes– even modifying the quinoa pancake recipe above to suit the lemon and chia seeds! But I just can’t get enough of them: I love how the acidity of the lemon cuts through the sweetness of the maple syrup when you’re eating it.
- Elephantastic Vegan’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread
This recipe uses minimal added oil (just 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and the oil in the peanut butter itself!), and is just sweet enough without giving you that mid-morning sugar crash. Even better, as noted in the recipe: drizzle more peanut butter on top of the bread when it’s time to eat.
- Food Faith Fitness’ Snickerdoodle Vegan Overnight Oatmeal
While this overnight oatmeal does require some planning ahead of time, it’s perfect on the go or for an easy and quick (even weekday!) breakfast. We love it for road trips when we know we’re going to leave earlier than Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts opens.
- From My Bowl’s Whole Wheat Vegan Monkey Bread
Alright, so I haven’t made this one yet… but it’s on the list. It’s hard to make something like this and not eat it all by yourself in one sitting! We’ll probably make it for one of our upcoming meetups with friends… but we’ll see. I don’t know know if we’re going to want to share. 😉
- Mary’s Test Kitchen’s Vegan Boston Cream Doughnuts
Girrrrrl. A friend of ours made these a couple of months ago, and I was dying just looking at the pictures. Why haven’t I made these yet?! Boston cream doughnuts have always been my favorite, but I haven’t eaten them in over a year? How have I not died yet? I think these need to be my Sunday afternoon project! 🙂
Questions for you:
What are some of your favorite weekend breakfasts to make?
Have you ever made doughnuts? I’ve never actually made them myself (outside of a biscuit can, that is). What do I need to know??
What are you up to this weekend? I’m hoping to visit a year-round farmer’s market, but we’ll see what happens!!