A common misconception held by many individuals is that a vegan diet is lacking in nutrition and variety. Many apparently believe that meat and animal products must be in a diet to help them sustain a healthy life filled with tasty food, but that is certainly not the case.
There are many variety-filled vegan recipes out there for all meals during a day. Some of the most simple and scrumptious are vegan breakfast recipes, which use absolutely no animal products on the path to making a nutritious, wholesome and delicious meal to start the day.
One simple vegan recipe is for blueberry pancakes, an all-American breakfast table staple. To make this dish, simply combine two cups unbleached white flour, three tablespoons sugar, three tablespoons baking powder and one teaspoon salt together in a large bowl. Add two cups vanilla soy milk and three tablespoons canola oil to the dry mixture and stir it all together until the batter is smooth. To one side prepare a bowl full of 1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries. Ladle the batter onto a hot pancake griddle or skillet, adding blueberries to the top immediately. Cook two to three minutes per side and serve warm.
Another recipe is a vegan take on potatoes and bacon. To make a potato and “bacon” hash, dice four medium white potatoes, place them into a pot, cover them with water and bring them to boil over medium heat. Allow them to boil 10 to 15 minutes, then drain and rinse them with cold water. While the potatoes cool, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat in a small skillet. Add 8 ounces of tempeh that has been cut into 1/2 inch cubes, along with 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce and 1 1/2 tablespoons liquid smoke. Cook the mixture until all liquid has been absorbed, then flip the pieces of tempeh over and sprinkle with the remaining soy sauce and liquid smoke. Cook until the tempeh is crispy. Finally, heat three tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet, then add one diced onion and the potatoes to the hot oil. Cook approximately 10 minutes before stirring in the tempeh, salt and pepper. Serve hot.
Being vegan does not have to limit a person’s food choices at all. With a little research and time, anyone can cook delicious vegan breakfast recipes to start their day off on the right foot.