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These cheap, easy, and healthy breakfast ideas are perfect for when you’re sick of the same old breakfast day after day. All recipes below take 30 minutes or less (often much less!), are perfect for meal prepping at the beginning of the week, and are vegan-friendly.
If you’ve been struggling to be creative in the kitchen and are after some interesting, healthy, easy, and cheap breakfast ideas, you’re in the right place.
These recipes are:
- All perfect for meal prepping in advance
- Nutritious and packed with protein to keep you full for longer
- Ready in 30 minutes or less
- Made with normal ingredients you can find in any supermarket
- Easy to make – no fancy gadgets required
Before we dive into the full list of cheap breakfast ideas, I just want to cover a few essentials that in my experience, can make life in the kitchen so much easier. Don’t neglect your tools – below are some of my essential kitchen accessories that make cooking more convenient, accessible, and much more enjoyable.
My Must-Have Kitchen Essentials:
- Nutribullet: I use my Nutribullet almost every single day. It’s honestly one of the best investment I’ve made for my cooking. I use it to make smoothies, whip up pancake batters, make my own peanut butter, sauces, dips, and so much more. If you can’t afford a Nutribullet right now, the Sboly blender does have good reviews.
- Tupperware: A must if you’re going to be meal prepping throughout the week. Tupperware is also much more eco-friendly than cling film and plastic bags, so that’s another bonus to investing in a set with a few different sizes!
- Glass Storage Jars: My shelves of glass jars displaying my long-life ingredients are one of my favourite features of my kitchen. Not only do these look great, but they also make grabbing the ingredients you need super convenient, and guarantee no nasty crumbs or spills in your cupboards from open bags.
- A non-stick pan: If you don’t have a good quality, non-stick pan yet, your life is about to change. No more burnt bits on the bottom of your pan and ruined food. No more smoky rooms and nasty smells. Just pure, easy, non-stick cooking.
Like I said, enjoying cooking isn’t just about the food – a few simple additions to your kitchen can really transform meal prep from a chore into something you look forward to.
Below are 20 amazingly easy & cheap breakfast ideas that taste delicious, but are also perfect if you’re in a rush and just want a quick filling breakfast before work.
Easy Vegan Protein Oats With Stewed Blueberries
Protein oats are a fantastic go-to quick and easy breakfast, with the added protein helping you stay fuller for longer. These are topped with a super quick stewed berry medley which really takes this recipe to the next level.
Vegan Chia Seed Pudding With Stewed Blueberries
Chia seeds look strange, but taste amazing and are so good for you! Pair with berries, granola, peanut butter - the world is your (Vegan) oyster..!
Berry-Beautiful Frozen Fruit Smoothie Bowls
This list of ultimate frozen fruit smoothie bowls is a must-try, especially in the hotter summer months.
30 Minute Vegan Breakfast Burritos- Veggies Don't Bite
How amazing do these vegan breakfast burritos look? Just 30 minutes to prep, and perfect for freezing until you're ready to pop them in the microwave and reheat.
Vegan Breakfast Hash
Like a burrito, but without the wrap. This breakfast hash is packed with nutritious veggies and makes a perfectly quick, filling breakfast.
Easy Muesli Recipe (Vegan, GF, & Customizable)
Muesli is not something to be ignored - nutritious, healthy, so easy to make, and super cheap. What more could you want when you're in a rush in the morning?
5 Minute Homemade Peanut Butter - Pinch of Yum
If you haven't tried making your own peanut butter yet, you need to try it! This 5-minute peanut butter recipe is so easy you'll laugh, but the perfect cheap and healthy breakfast paired with some toast.
How to Make a Vegan Breakfast Sandwich for Less than $3 » I LOVE VEGAN
A gorgeous breakfast sandwich for under $3?!?! Sign me up! This recipe is really versatile so you can adapt to what you have in the fridge.
Classic Vegan Pancakes
Pancakes are perfect for making ahead and reheating each morning, but these take less than 10 minutes from start to finish either way. Perfect with berries and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Protein Breakfast Bars (Vegan + Paleo)
An amazing grab-and-go breakfast that is packed with protein and nutritious nuts and seeds.
Epic Vegan Breakfast
This epic vegan breakfast from the Happy Pear looks insanely good! I've been following these guys for a long time and really love their recipes. Save this one for the weekend when you have a little more time to play with!
Vegan Banana French Toast with Caramelized Bananas
Who said french toast isn't for vegans? The caramelized bananas really elevate this recipe to the next level.
Healthy Breakfast Tacos w/ Tofu & Roasted Potatoes
Tofu is perfect for turning into a vegan-alternative to scrambled egg, and amazing paired with potatoes and soft tortilla tacos.
The BEST Vegan Banana Bread Recipe
Banana bread can easily be adapted depending on what you have in the cupboards and is perfect for slicing and whizzing out the door when you need a super quick breakfast.
Bread Upma - Indian Breakfast Recipe
Bread Upma is a highly popular Indian breakfast recipe and happens to be vegan-friendly without any adaptation. If you're bored with your more traditional breakfast ideas, why not try something a little different?
Easy Tofu Scramble (Vegan Scrambled Eggs)
Just a simple tofu scramble recipe ready in less than 10 minutes. This is amazing in wraps, on toast, with grilled tomatoes and avocado - whatever way you want it! Plus, it's packed with protein to keep you full for longer.
Blueberry Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are a great alternative to traditional oatmeal, especially in the summer. This recipe is so easy to adapt, too!
Flattened rice with onions, potatoes and peas, or Kande Pohe. An Indian breakfast classic.
Another popular Indian breakfast recipe that is traditionally vegan. This easy recipe would definitely keep you full for the whole morning!
Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake
Peanut butter? Chocolate protein powder? Frozen banana? All whizzed up into a protein-packed shake that tastes like a peanut butter cup. Sign. Me. Up.
One-Pot Vegan White Bean Shakshuka - Making Thyme for Health
I really missed shakshuka when I first stopped eating eggs, but this gorgeous recipe shows that you really don't need them to recreate this beautiful smoky, tomato-based dish.
Read my complete guide to eating plant-based on a budget next, and be sure to check out these gorgeous vegan dinner recipes too!