The Best Meat-Free Vegan Whole30 Breakfast Recipes and Ideas



The best easy vegan, vegetarian and meat-free whole30 breakfast recipes to keep you in check during the whole30 program! With optional modifications included, these protein-packed breakfasts will kickstart your day and keep you energized! 

Meat-Free + Vegan WHOLE30 Breakfast Recipes (Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free, Keto)- The BEST quick and easy whole30 breakfasts made 100% plant based- Sweet and savory options! #whole30 #meatfree #vegan #whole30recipes #whole30breakfasts- Recipes on

Ever since I shared the best meat-free Whole30 recipes last year, I received a ton of requests for more whole30 recipes and snack ideas. 

Coming into the new year, I know many of you are looking for some sort of diet reset. Nothing permanent- Just a means to get back to eating less processed foods and more fresh produce.

If you are anything like me, you’ve certainly given into all the sweets these past few months. Whether it be having homemade crunch bars, coconut crack bars, or flourless cookies, it’s safe to say my sweet tooth has NOT been suffering. 

I’m not usually one to do temporary diets, but I am keen to experiment for the sake of my readers. Many of you have often asked if the Whole30 can be done without eggs and without meat, and it got me thinking.

I want to do the Whole30 diet challenge, but without eggs or meat- Aka a 100% Vegan Whole30! 

If you have a close look at approved Whole30 foods list, there is a HEAVY emphasis on animal protein and eggs. In fact, scrolling through recipes in the book and online provide very little without either of those. 

Can you do the whole30 as a vegetarian?

If you can eat eggs, doing the whole30 as a vegetarian is not difficult to adhere too. They will be a primary protein source but can be used in many ways. Breakfast, lunch, snacks or dinner, there is always a different, easy way to use them. They are also incredibly cheap. 

Can you do the whole30 as a vegan?

Doing the whole30 with a vegan lifestyle is a little trickier. From my perspective, it looks like I’ll be having a naturally higher fat diet (even higher than the traditional whole 30 protocol).


  • Whole30 approved nuts (cashews, almonds, and pecans are all higher protein nuts)
  • Seeds (sunflower seeds, pepitas, and sesame seeds)
  • Whole 30 approved nut butter (natural almond butter, natural cashew butter)
  • Seed Butters (sunflower seed butter and tahini)
  • Higher protein vegetables (spinach, kale, broccoli and brussels sprouts) 

Other Vegan Protein Sources for the Whole30? 

While not recommended, there are some modifications which can be done for vegans on the whole30 program, as a means to achieve an adequate amount of protein.

  • Hemp and/or Pea Protein Powder (no added sweeteners or flavors) 
  • Non-fermented, organic soy (I’ll be using extra firm tofu)
  • Minimally processed fermented tempeh 

In my list below, I’ve included my recipes with tested modifications. I was going to share some ‘oat-less oatmeal’ recipes, but want a concrete base recipe to share with you. Stay tuned for an exclusive recipe from the Clean Sweets Cookbook for that!

Speaking of staying tuned for recipes, I have a fun series to keep your whole30 snacking EASY, delicious AND satisfying. 

HINT- Here is a teaser…

Homemade Larabars-

Okay, let’s jump into the Vegan Meat-Free Whole30 Breakfast Recipes with tips and tricks for each one! 

3 Ingredient Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Healthy 3 Ingredient Banana Breakfast Smoothie (Whole 30, Paleo, V, GF)- Whole30 compliant thick and creamy smoothie made with 3 CLEAN ingredients- Filling, satisfying and ready in seconds! {whole 30, paleo, vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}-

Low Carb Snickers Breakfast Shake

Tips + Tricks- Ensure you use a vegan protein powder (hemp or pea protein) which has minimal additives in them. 

Healthy Low Carb Snickers Breakfast Shake- Quick, easy and frappe-like! It's protein packed and perfect for weight loss- NO dairy and sugar-free! {Vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

Low Carb Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Shake

Tips + Tricks- Add 1/2- 1 cup of frozen pumpkin or sweet potato for a thicker, slow-releasing smoothie! 

THICK & CREAMY High Protein Cinnamon Roll Shake (V, GF, Paleo)- A delicious filling breakfast or snack high protein smoothie which tastes like a cinnamon roll! Sugar free and dairy free too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

Oil-Free Baked Veggie Chips

Tips + Tricks- To amp up the protein and healthy fats, drizzle with coconut oil or dip in tahini for a filling savory breakfast. 

Oil Free Baked Veggie Chips (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free) An easy savory snack recipe ready in under 20 minutes! Crunchy, crispy and a guilt-free snack made with no fat or oil! -

Oil-Free Curly Fries

Tips + Tricks- To amp up the protein and healthy fats, pair with a serving of mixed nuts and seeds (cashews, almonds, etc), a tablespoon or two of nut butter (almond or cashew) and/or a serving of tempeh or extra-firm tofu.

Healthy Oil-Free Baked Curly Fries (Whole30, V, GF, P)- Easy, fat-free potatoes which are crispy, easy and the perfect spice blend- The perfect snack or vegetable side dish! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}

Zucchini Cauliflower Tots

Tips + Tricks- For a well-rounded, filling breakfast, serve with a side of pan-fried tofu or dip in a tahini sauce (tahini, coconut aminos, water, to thin out). 

Healthy 3 Ingredient Sweet Potato Zucchini Baked Tots (V, GF, P, DF)- Crispy, easy and accidentally healthy low carb tots which are the perfect snack or veggie packed side dish- Oil free too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

Zucchini Cauliflower Fritters

Tips + Tricks- Drizzle with almond butter thinned out with hot sauce and coconut aminos. 

4 Ingredient Zucchini Cauliflower Fritters (V, GF, P, DF)- Crispy, easy and oil-free, these veggie packed cauliflower rice fritters need just four ingredients and 5 minutes to whip up! A kid-friendly meat-free/vegetarian meal! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

Sticky Cinnamon Roll Chia Seed Pudding

Tips + Tricks- Make sure your protein powder is pea or hemp based. Drizzle with 100% coconut butter for a delicious glaze!

Healthy Sticky Cinnamon Roll Chia Pudding- Dessert, breakfast or snack, this protein packed chia pudding has the BEST texture and ready in minutes! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

Raw Cacao Chia Seed Pudding

Tips + Tricks- Use raw cacao powder and add a sprinkling of maca powder and sea salt to bring out the flavor!

Healthy Brownie Batter Chia Seed Pudding- Thick, creamy, and just like dessert, this quick and easy recipe is high protein and sugar free! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

Mixed Berry Breakfast Smoothie

Tips + Tricks- Add a scoop of protein powder for a more filling smoothie. Frozen coconut chunks can add extra healthy fats to keep you satisfied longer. 

4 Ingredient Mixed Berry Breakfast Smoothie (Whole30, Paleo, V, GF)- Whole 30 friendly thick, creamy, satisfying smoothie to keep you satisfied for hours- Delicious snack or post dinner drink too! Four ingredients, easy, quick and naturally sweetened! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, dairy free, whole30 recipe}-

Layered Cacao Raspberry Smoothie 

Tips + Tricks- Use a mix of raw cacao powder and maca powder to give a richer flavor. Swap out the raspberries for any berry of choice, or even pineapple/banana. 

4 Ingredient Chocolate Raspberry Layered Breakfast Smoothie (Whole30, Paleo, V, GF)- Thick, creamy, protein and fiber packed breakfast smoothie LOADED with nutrients to keep you satisfied for hours! Filling, easy and sugar free! {whole 30, paleo, vegan, gluten free recipe}-

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Tips + Tricks- Pair with a side of seasoned tempeh or tofu for a well-rounded savory breakfast. 

Kettle Corn Grilled Sweet Potatoes- A delicious, quick and easy side dish for the sweet potato fans out there- A sweet and salty spice rub take these grilled sweet potatoes to the next level- Perfect for grilling season or an easy weeknight meal the whole family would love! Naturally paleo, gluten free and vegan! -

Warm Cinnamon Smoothie 

Tips + Tricks- If you don’t have a sweet potato on hand, sub it out for pumpkin or even banana. This smoothie works just as well chilled. 

Healthy WARM Sticky Cinnamon Roll Smoothie- For Breakfast or a snack, this THICK and CREAMY recipe is PACKED with protein and tastes just like a cinnamon roll- Quick, easy and can be enjoyed hot or cold! {vegan, gluten free, sugar free, paleo recipe}-

Meat-Free + Vegan WHOLE30 Breakfast Recipes (Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free, Keto)- The BEST quick and easy whole30 breakfasts made 100% plant based- Sweet and savory options! #whole30 #meatfree #vegan #whole30recipes #whole30breakfasts- Recipes on

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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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