Got a sweet tooth? If you’re like me, and can only stand to eat something light and sweet in the morning, these recipes are for you! Recipes 1-3 are my own favourite sweet breakfasts, and recipes 4 and 5 are some of my favourites from the vegan community.
Don’t worry, it is possible to have a healthy, yet sweet breakfast, using the natural sugars in fruit for sweetness is the healthiest way to a sweet vegan breakfast. Take a look at these breakfasting dishes to pacify your sweet cravings in Sweet Vegan Breakfasts: 5 Sweet Tooth Recipes You’ll Love!
1. Chocolate & Apple Granola
- ½ cup jumbo oats
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup dried apple
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/3 cup mixed seeds or nuts
- ¼ cup vegan chocolate chips
- Vegan butter
- Step 1 – Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl, other than the maple syrup and vegan butter, and stir thoroughly.
- Step 2 – Thinly coat your oven tray with vegan butter until the entire inner surface is covered.
- Step 3 – Pour the granola mix in and spread it evenly in a single layer.
- Step 4 – Heat the mixture for 10 minutes in a preheated oven at 180°C. Stir half way through.
- Step 5 – Take your granola out of the oven and drizzle over your maple syrup.
- Step 6 – Once the granola is cool, break the granola apart into your bowl.
This can be eaten alone, in a bowl of fresh fruit, or even on a bowl of porridge if you’re really hungry! This recipe serves two.
2. Apple Sauce-Based Pancakes
- 1 cup plain flour
- ½ cup ready-made apple sauce*
- 1 ½ tsps baking powder
- ½ cup unsweetened oat milk
- Vegan butter
- Step 1 – Put the flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl, and stir these together thoroughly.
- Step 2 – Add your apple sauce and vegan milk, and use a fork or whisk to fully stir these until you have a smooth mixture.
- Step 3 – Put a frying pan over low heat and add butter to grease the pan.
- Step 4 – Pour the mixture in, a third at a time, waiting until the pancake fully unsticks from the pan to flip.
You can top these pancakes with fruit, vegan chocolate sauce, or golden syrup.
*For ready-made apple sauce I use Biona Apple Puree. You can find it in most health food shops.
3. Avocado Toast
Avocado toast is a simple recipe but add almond butter and this breakfast is not only soothing for a sweet tooth, but extra decadent! This recipe makes avocado toast a dish more suited to breakfast than to lunch.
Simply spread the almond butter onto your bread, add thinly sliced avocado on top, and sprinkle on the milled chia seeds.
* You can use white bread or brown bread, seeded or non-seeded, depending on your preference. I use Warburtons Thick Sliced White Toastie bread. Just make sure you choose bread you know won’t break apart easily when you spread your almond butter on it!
4. Chocolate Porridge
This breakfast recipe by Deliciously Ella is a warm, creamy and sweet treat! This only takes 5 minutes to prepare and cook. Despite that it’s simple-looking, this porridge is something special, especially for those of us with a preference for a warm, and sweet breakfast.
5. Blueberry Breakfast Muffins
These blueberry muffins (But It’s Vegan) are my all-time favourite breakfast dish! They are light and fluffy, and the blueberries give a delicious natural sweetness. Best of all, you can freeze these muffins and finish your batch later.
Which of the SWEET TOOTH recipes above appeal to you? Give them a go at home when you find yourself craving something sweeter for breakfast! Know any healthy sweet-but-healthy recipes? Let us know in the comments below and join in the conversation on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!