Looking for dairy-free breakfast recipes? Try our ideas below, then check out our best dairy-free desserts, dairy-free recipes and dairy-free ice cream taste test. For more breakfast recipes check out our easy breakfast recipes.


Best dairy-free breakfast recipes

Healthy banana pancakes

These healthy pancakes are dairy-free and gluten-free, as well as being low in calories. Using just three ingredients, they're quick to whip up and the peanut butter makes them sturdy so they're easy to flip.

Plate of pancakes with syrup and bananas

Vegan overnight oats

All it takes is 10 minutes and four ingredients to make these vegan overnight oats. Finish with grated apple, coconut yogurt and maple syrup.

Vegan Overnight Oats Recipe

Coconut overnight oats

You can soak oats in any milk overnight but we love the creaminess that coconut milk gives. This makes a few portions for the week, so you get a healthy breakfast that’s quick to make in the morning.

Coconut overnight oats


A classic brunch dish, shakshuka is vegetarian and quick and easy to make – spices, peppers, tomatoes and eggs bubbled up in a pan, what's not to like?

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Shakshuka Recipe

Mocha porridge

Morning porridge tastes so much more exciting when you add cocoa powder, espresso, almond milk, dates and cinnamon. The perfect vegan start to the day.

Two bowls of porridge with toppers on the side

Vegan porridge with chocolate, coconut and raspberries

Cocoa powder adds a richness to this quinoa porridge, while berries add a burst of sweetness. Perfect if you want a warming start to your day.

Bowl of chocolate quinoa porridge topped with raspberries and coconut shavings

Vegan french toast

We've put a vegan twist on this brunch staple – the maple-cinnamon glaze helps crisp up the toast and caramelise the edges. Serve with yogurt and berries for a great start to your day.

Vegan French Toast with Berries and Yogurt

Vegan smoothie bowls

These vibrant smoothie bowls filled with crunchy granola, blueberries and shaved coconut are an easy and satisfying breakfast idea.

Blueberry Smoothie Bowl Recipe with Granola

No-bake breakfast bars

Quick to make and easy to eat on the go. These breakfast bars use dates and nut butter to hold together. You can experiment with different seeds and nuts in your next batch, and use agave for a vegan version.

Pile of no-bake breakfast bars

Vegan tofu scramble

This low-calorie vegan breakfast recipe made with smoked tofu, punchy chilli and pan-fried courgette makes a great alternative to eggs.

Tofu Scramble with Avocado on a Plate

Blackberry baked oats

Make the most of tart, juicy blackberries when they're in season throughout the UK in the summer months in this easy oat bake that's perfect for breakfast or dessert.

Blackberry Baked Oats with Ice Cream and Honey

Berry and nut butter porridge

Packed with nuts, fruit and oats, this hearty porridge bowl is perfect for a post-workout breakfast.

Berry porridge with nut butter in two bowls

Vegan pancakes

Serve a stack of these fluffy American-style vegan pancakes soaked in maple syrup for an indulgent, plant-based brunch.

A stack of vegan American pancakes covered in maple syrup

Easy vegan banana bread

Our moist vegan banana bread is moreish and easy to make, and goes perfectly with your morning tea.

Easy Vegan Banana Bread Sliced on a Board

Savoury vegan crêpes

Pack crisp vegan crêpes with garlicky mushrooms for an easy plant-based brunch.

Vegan Crêpes with Mushrooms on a Plate

Roasted tomatoes and avocado on toast

This delicious healthy breakfast, lunch or snack couldn’t be easier to put together. Ripe tomatoes, avocado and salad leaves on toast are a great vegetarian combination. Get more avocado on toast recipes here.

Avocado Toast Recipe with Roasted Tomatoes

Baked avocado with smoked salmon and egg

Avocados are really versatile. Try them baked with smoked salmon and egg for a quick, healthy brunch. You can find even more inspiring avocado recipes here.

Baked avocado with smoked salmon and egg

Healthy granola

Start every day the right way with this easy to make, healthy granola. Serve with your favourite dairy-free milk or yogurt, and plenty of fresh fruit, for an energising breakfast.

Healthy homemade granola

Green vegetable smoothie

This is a hearty smoothie that's loaded with spinach, kale, banana and rolled oats, making it a great breakfast choice.

Green Vegetable Smoothie

Chorizo brunch eggs

Prepare this comforting chorizo stew and top with zesty avocado salsa and soft boiled eggs for a vibrant brunch dish.

Chorizo Baked Eggs with Chopped Avocado in a Bowl

Breakfast berry fro-yo

Packed with mixed berries and creamy coconut yogurt, these little pots are whizzed together using a few frozen ingredients, then topped with crunchy granola for a delicious breakfast.

Vegan Breakfast Fro-Yo with Berries

Vegan avocado on toast with chickpeas

Turn a storecupboard staple into a twist on a popular brunch dish, livened up with sesame seeds and spring onions for a hearty start to the day.

Avocado on Toast with Chickpeas and Miso

Acai smoothie bowl

When making your healthy breakfast smoothie bowl, get creative and experiment with different fruits, veg and any superfood toppings you can get your hands on.

Acai Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Kale smoothie

Try our health editor's vegan, four-ingredient green smoothie, packed with vitamins and nutrients including vitamin C.

A glass filled with green kale smoothie with a metal straw on an orange and pink background


Tracey Raye is the health editor for olive and BBC Good Food. Tracey, MSc, is a registered nutritionist, holding a Master’s degree in Personalised Nutrition. She is passionate about harnessing the power of all things health and wellbeing – in a way that enhances, rather than limits our lives. She covers our nourishing recipes and collections, oversees our health strategy and stays adrift of the latest health and lifestyle trends in order to bring you the tools and inspiration you need to find what health means for you.

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