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Dairy-free breakfast ideas

Looking for some new dairy-free breakfast recipes? Get inspired by our collection of pancakes, porridge, overnight oats, baked avocado, scrambled tofu and more

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


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 super quick to whip up and the peanut butter makes them sturdy so they’re easy to flip.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vegan smoothie bowls

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

No-bake breakfast bars

Quick to make and easy to eat on-the-go; fast and raw food is a hot health trend. 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.

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.

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.

Savoury vegan crêpes

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

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.

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.


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.