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47 Healthy Brunch Recipes – A Plant Based Spread for Any Occasion

healthy brunch salad with greens, berries and almonds
Table of Contents
  1. Healthy Brunch Comfort Foods
  2. Healthy Brunch Sides
  3. Brunch Smoothies
  4. Shareable Beverages
  5. Refreshing Salads

Brunch is my jam. Delicious drinks, lots of different food options (both sweet and savory) and the company of good friends. Whether you need recipes for a family Easter meal, baby shower, Mother’s/Father’s Day or just a morning with your best friends, I’ve got the healthy brunch recipes for you!

Serve my chia pudding in cut jars, make smoothie shots in the color of your choice and create an adorable Italian soda station. Then, don’t forget to snap a photo or two and let me know how these recipes turn out on your table!

baked oatmeal with syrup on a plate

Healthy Brunch Comfort Foods

If you’re looking for a warm, filling dish to showcase, then I’ve got you covered. These recipes are as good as they look!

Ultimate Gluten-Free Crepes

Get ready to experience the best gluten-free crepe recipe. The nutty, earthy taste of the quinoa marries well with the homemade chocolate hazelnut spread (hello, healthy nutella!), and fresh fruit. Feel free to use pre-made chocolate hazelnut spread from the store to save time.

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How to make gluten free crepes
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Enjoy as an easy weekend breakfast or bake at the beginning of the week for a prepped ahead week of nutritious breakfasts. This is an easily loved recipe that tastes much more gourmet than the time it takes to bake!

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baked oatmeal recipe
Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes

Looking for a fun, fall-inspired breakfast dish that your friends and family will love? These vegan pumpkin pancakes are sure to fit the bill! Not only are these whole grain pancakes absolutely scrumptious, but the pumpkin adds a healthy dose of fiber, vitamin A, and beta-carotene.

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fresh stack of vegan pumpkin pancakes covered in syrup
Strawberry Vegan Muffins

My whole family adores these strawberry vegan muffins, but I definitely love them the most. These muffins bring back childhood peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in a sophisticated and more nutritious way.

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Healthy Breakfast Bowl Recipe

Take your breakfast game to the next level by giving it a healthy, plant-powered upgrade. This healthy breakfast bowl combines homemade hashbrowns, bell pepper, a yummy tofu scramble, and avocado for a hearty meal to fuel your morning.

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Warm Steel Cut Oats Recipe

Spice up your breakfast routine with this yummy steel cut oats recipe. It’s got sweetness + protein to help you stay full and focused throughout the day.

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steel cut oats recipe
brunch ideas include homemade yogurt parfaits

Healthy Brunch Sides

Brunch doesn’t have courses or even a true main dish all the time. I’ve got both sweet and savory options for you to put together the perfect spread for your event.

Sweet Sides

Pumpkin Chia Pudding

Celebrate fall with this quick n’ easy protein-packed snack. Pumpkin Chia Pudding tastes great and is the perfect amount of sweet. Treat it like a dessert, a snack, or a light breakfast.

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Sweet Fried Plantains

My move to Florida introduced me to a beautiful Latin American food culture. I instantly fell in love with the smells and flavors of Latin cuisine and especially with sweet fried plantains. They are super easy to make and SO enjoyable as a fun side dish or light dessert. Feel free to dress them up how you want and enjoy my Latin-inspired version.

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Chocolate Covered Banana Bites

Grab a friend and whip up these delicious bite-sized snacks. Chocolate covered banana bites are super easy to make, and oh so fun!

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vegan snack recipe
Healthy Apple Donuts

These Apple Donuts have become a go-to snack thanks to how quick and easy they are to make. Get creative and have fun topping the apple rings with your favorite toppings.

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apple donuts with toppings using fruits
Overnight Oats Recipe

Start your day off right with this simply amazing overnight oats recipe thats’s vegan-friendly and gluten-free.

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overnight oats recipe
Homemade Granola Bars

When you need to go the extra mile, homemade granola bars are your BFF. I grew up on Nature’s Valley bars thanks to my dad, but I wanted to make my own version using my favorite plant-based ingredients.

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Healthy Zucchini Bread

A fun bread the whole family can enjoy (and help make!). I love that this bread contains a whole cup of veggies, and that it’s vegan… though you can’t even tell!

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Healthy zucchini bread, ready to eat
Healthy Caramel Apple Dip

Hope you’re sitting down because this healthy caramel apple dip is going to blow your mind! Made with all-natural, plant-based ingredients and ZERO added sugar (no corn syrup!), this sauce is rawkin’. Use as a spread, dip, topping, sauce, filling, or just eat it by the spoonful.

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Lemon Fat Bombs

These lemon fat bombs, or melt-aways,Β make a great quick afternoon snack. I should warn you, you really have to like lemons to enjoy these tart treats.

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lemon fat bombs
The Best Vegan Yogurt

If you’re looking for a delicious recipe that is plant based, look no further. This fun, easy vegan yogurt recipe is great on its own, or turned into a parfait with the fruit compote and granola.

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Easy vegan yogurt recipe
Healthy Breakfast Bar

The classic fruit-filled snack/cereal bar transformed into a healthy breakfast bar recipe. The oat-studded dough is filled with lightly sweetened fruit jam and baked until golden.

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Savory Sides

Homemade Hummus

With this recipe on hand, you’ll never need store-bought hummus again! Along with iron-rich chickpeas, we’ve included loads of fresh, vibrant herbs to add extra vitamins, minerals to this herb hummus.

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homemade hummus
Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

This stuffed portobello mushroom recipe is easy enough for a delicious weeknight dinner and unique enough for your next dinner party. Mediterranean-inspired flavors pop in these beautiful mushroom caps.

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vegan stuffed portobello mushrooms
Thai Lettuce Wraps

When I became a vegetarian at 16 years old, one of the meals I missed the most was the chicken lettuce wraps from my fav Chinese restaurant. This thai lettuce wrap recipe is inspired by those, yet this dish adds a lot more nourishment and flavors to make me one happy vegetarian.

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Coconut Bacon + Vegan BLT Recipe

If you’re looking for something with a crunch + smoky flavor that is delicious AND plant based, then I’ve got a coconut bacon recipe for you. And it pairs perfectly with this BLT sandwich.

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Coconut Bacon BLT recipe
coffee smoothie in a glass jar with black lid

Brunch Smoothies

Turn your favorite smoothie recipe into an adorable healthy brunch option by blending it, then serving it in tiny glasses. Make a few different options and let people sample as many as they want.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Better than a milkshake! This plant-based peanut butter chocolate smoothie is so creamy and decadent, you’ll think it’s ice cream. Your body will thank you for enjoying this all-natural, no-sugar-added sweet treat.

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chocolate peanut butter smoothie
Vanilla Matcha Smoothie

The mellow taste of matcha with sweet vanilla, blended into a delicious, creamy smoothie. Enjoy any time of the day, this recipe is perfect for breakfast, pre- and post-workout and midnight snacks, too!

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Vanilla Bean Yogurt Smoothie

Whip up this super simple, super delicious vanilla bean yogurt smoothie made with just four ingredients. Switch up the type of fruit according to what’s in season for endless possibilities!

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yogurt smoothie
Creamy Banana Smoothie

Blend your way into a great day with this sweet n’ creamy banana smoothie. It’s got protein that will keep you full, and simple ingredients for natural energy.

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Maple Pumpkin Smoothie

Fall is here and the pumpkin benefits abound! Pumpkin is everywhere so, naturally, we decided to give you a delicious seasonal pumpkin smoothie.

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Maple pumpkin smoothie recipe
Healthy Blueberry Smoothie

This deliciously thick blueberry smoothie is infused with nutritious superfood blueberries, nutty cashew milk and creamy cashew yogurt. It’s a vegan smoothie using just four ingredients and no added sugar. This smoothie is simple, easy to make and full of delicious blueberry flavor.Β 

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Creamy Mango Smoothie

This is a super creamy + delicious mango smoothie with just the right sweetness. Be careful, it might easily become your new fav snack smoothie!

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mango smoothie
Caramel Protein Shake

Plant powered protein for the win in this decadent caramel protein shake. Completely satisfying and healthy, take your next snack or dessert up a notch with this chickpea + Medjool date combo.Β 

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Healthy caramel protein shake
Creamy Avocado Smoothie

With just 5 simple ingredients, this nutrient-packed avocado smoothie recipe blends up in minutes for a satisfying breakfast or hearty snack.

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avocado smoothie
Cinnamon Date Smoothie

I can’t wait for you to try this crowd pleasing Cinnamon Date Smoothie. It’s perfectly sweet and creamy, and will delight at your next party or family movie night. The dates naturally sweeten this cinnamon smoothie, while the rolled oats thicken it to a milkshake consistency.

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Energizing Mocha Coffee Smoothie

Sip on this cool and creamy coffee smoothie for breakfast or as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.Β 

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Healthy Coffee Smoothie using protein and caffeine

Shareable Beverages

Whether you need warm and cozy or cool and refreshing, these delicious healthy brunch beverages will be a big hit with guests.

Vegan Dalgona Coffee

The latest coffee trend…now vegan and naturally sweetened with coconut sugar. Whip up a batch in less than 10 minutes and feel the energy! Can serve the Vegan Dalgona Coffee hot or cold.

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Vegan dalgona coffee - whipped coffee over plant-based milk.
How to Make Healthy Coffee

Using a french press coffee system allows you to effectively extract essential oils from your favorite beans and deliver bold flavor into each cup of healthy coffee.

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Homemade Hot Chocolate

Take a spin on the classic hot chocolate recipe and not even miss a beat with this homemade hot chocolate recipe. This one is even better tasting AND twice as good for you. Let’s cheers to that!

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Turmeric Golden Milk Latte

Turmeric and ginger are super heros when it comes to fighting inflammation. They are also really good for warming up your insides on a cold night, which is when you’ll find me sipping on this drink. Enjoy this Golden Milk Latte recipe for all it’s healing.

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golden milk latte with spices to fight inflammation
Ginger Switchel Recipe

Blend up this refreshing ginger switchel recipe to help cool off, naturally. Perfect for those pregnancy hot flashes, menopausal women or just a hot summer night.

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Ginger Switchel recipe
Non-Alcoholic Berry Sangria

Dress up your next party not only with decor but also with this vibrant non-alcoholic Berry Sangria. It’s full of fruit and flavor, and can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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Cinnamon Dolce Latte

This homemade Cinnamon Dolce Latte recipe is bursting with all the right flavors. You can make this with an espresso shot or high quality instant coffee. There’s no reason to wait in the drive thru line again once you sip this treat.

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How to Make a Matcha Latte

Enjoy the benefits of antioxidant matcha in a creamy homemade matcha latte in 4 easy steps.

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Italian Soda Recipe

When you embrace a plant-powered life and try to avoid processed foods, sodas are one of the first things to go. My twist on a classic Italian soda recipe is a fabulous way to bring back β€œsoda” in a nutritious way. My kids still don’t like carbonated beverages, but as they get older and their tastes change, I know what we will be making first!

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Italian soda recipe

Refreshing Salads

The possibilities are endless with salad. Make the base, spread out the toppings and let people make it their own. Don’t forget the homemade dressing!

Mixed Greens Salad

This hearty mixed greens salad is a great way to load up on several servings worth of fiber-rich veggies + fruit. This dressing is full of flavors that are sure to delight your taste buds while keeping your body fueled + satisfied!

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mixed greens salad
Lemon Arugula Salad

This lemon arugula salad is a feature on any table. It’s got unique (yet findable!) ingredients + an elevated flavor profile that makes me feel like I’m at a fancy restaurant. The perfect salad to mix up your lunch routine.

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arugula salad
Berry Salad

This is the perfect dish to bring to Sunday brunch. I try to enjoy all the fresh berries I possibly can while they’re here, and this salad brings them alive.

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Healthy Pasta Salad

Whether you’re in need of an easy week of lunches or a delicious potluck recipe to share, this vegan pasta salad is for you!

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healthy pasta salad
Kale Caesar Salad

This simple kale caesar salad is the perfect filling lunch. It’s made with 100% plants and is both creamy and filling. I love the flavor and bit of the kale paired with the creamy aioli.

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kale caesar salad with garlic lemon aioli
Strawberry Arugula Salad

This gorgeous strawberry arugula salad is as delicious as it is beautiful. Topped with a unique vinaigrette, this rockstar salad is for you.

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Crunchy Carrot Salad

This is my plant-powered take on a classic recipe. It is lighter, brighter, and not weighed down by mayo. Serve as-is for a wonderful side dish or double and enjoy as the main event.

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Mediterranean Greek Salad Recipe

This colorful salad is as full of flavor as it is color. Your skin will be glowing after incorporating this dish into your lunch routine, and Mediterranean inspired classic!

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Vegetarian Noodle Salad

This refreshing noodle salad is a great light lunch or yummy side for dinner. Take it to the beach and enjoy at sunset for the ultimate summer night.

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cold noodle salad

Healthy Brunch FAQs

What should I eat for a healthy brunch?

Plants! All of my brunch recipes are plant-based. Decide if you need warm or cold dishes, then throw in some smoothie shots for delicious yet healthy addition to your brunch spread.

How do you create a brunch menu?

First, think about the setting. Will you be around a table, standing or putting food plates on your lap? Will it be indoors or outdoors? Now, put together recipes that compliment each other, have seasonal ingredients and fit your setting. You’ve got this and I’ve got over 40 recipes to help!

What are your favorite plant-based brunch ideas?

Colorful smoothies make a great brunch option. Dairy-free pancakes can be made in miniature, and a salad bar is always a good idea. Don’t forget the easy dips (caramel for sweet, hummus for savory) that can be paired with a variety of fruits and veggies.

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