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20 Delicious and Dairy-Free Breakfast Ideas


Often we hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but if you’re going dairy-free you may feel limited in your choices. Luckily, there are plenty of wholesome breakfast options that use dairy-free beverages and products to help you start your day off strong.

Going dairy-free is a wonderful opportunity to bring variety to your diet. Here we’ve put together 20 delicious and dairy-free breakfast ideas to delight your tastebuds, no matter what kind of mood you’re in.

1. Dairy-Free Blueberry Mini Muffins with Maple Glaze

These little dairy-free breakfast muffins are both hearty and beautiful to look at. Made with whole wheat flour, eggs and blueberries, they’re the perfect way to start your day. Make the glistening glaze using Pacific Foods Organic Oat Original Plant-Based Beverage, maple syrup and a dash of powdered sugar.

View the Recipe: Dairy-Free Blueberry Mini Muffins with Maple Glaze

2. Dairy-Free Hemp Pancakes

This dairy-free take on a very traditional pancake is made with Pacific Foods Hemp Original Plant-Based Beverage. They’re also easy to whip up in 20 minutes or less when you’re craving a hot breakfast. Add a little vanilla extract for flavor and top them with your favorite fresh berries, bananas or syrup.

View the Recipe: Dairy-Free Hemp Pancakes

3. Pancake Cereal

f you’re going dairy-free and cutting back on carbs, this is the breakfast for you. These mini pancakes are sweetened with powdered erythritol, which is a zero-calorie sweetener.

Along with eggs, almond flour is used instead of white flour, which makes them extra hearty. For keto-friendly, dairy-free toppings, try some chopped walnuts or hazelnuts.

View the Recipe: Pancake Cereal

4. Vegan Shakshuka

Shashuka is an African and Middle Eastern savory tomato-based dish and is the perfect dairy-free breakfast for a chilly morning. The flavorful combination of paprika, cumin, garlic, coriander and black pepper will warm you immediately and energize you for the day ahead.

While traditional shakshuka is made with eggs, the protein in this vegan version comes from tofu and vegan ricotta cheese. Diced red bell pepper, yellow onion and chopped tomatoes give it an extra boost of flavor. Don’t forget to use Pacific Foods Organic Creamy Tomato Basil Soup for your base.

View the Recipe: Vegan Shakshuka

5. One-Skillet Sweet Potato and Kale Hash

Love a savory breakfast, but with a hint of sweetness? Then try this dairy-free hash that’s packed with fresh vegetables and spices. Sweet potatoes, kale, and onion are combined with garlic, ginger, rosemary and thyme.

Pacific Foods Organic Chicken Bone Broth and eggs add just the right amount of savory flavor. Want to keep it vegan? Try adding pinto beans or a plant-based breakfast meat in place of the eggs.

View the Recipe: One-Skillet Sweet Potato and Kale Hash

6. Vegan Chilaquiles

Anyone who loves nachos as a snack will love these vegan, dairy-free chilaquiles for breakfast. This zesty dish brings the heat with chipotle pepper, smoked paprika, cumin and chili powder.

Fire-roasted tomatoes and a cashew vegan cheese sauces add a delightful layer of satisfaction. Top it off with some crunch tortilla strips, creamy avocado slices and warmed black or pinto beans.

View the Recipe: Vegan Chilaquiles

7. Dairy-Free Pancakes

Craving regular pancakes, but with a wholesome twist? Then these dairy-free pancakes are sure to hit the spot. Plus, they’re quick and easy to make in 10 minutes or less. All you need is lemon, eggs, vanilla, sugar and your favorite plant-based beverage.

View the Recipe: Dairy-Free Pancakes

8. Pear and Cranberry Oatmeal

This luscious, aromatic oatmeal is easy to prep the night before. Combine Pacific Foods Organic Oat Plant-Based Beverage and eggs with vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add your rolled oats, pears and cranberries, and top it off with some maple syrup. You’ll love starting your day with the subtle combination of flavors.

View the Recipe: Baked Pear and Cranberry Oatmeal

9. Dairy-Free Apple Streusel Muffins

Should dairy-free breakfast taste like cake? Why not! Apples, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger make these gorgeous muffins burst with flavor. They’re light, fluffy and topped with a crunchy streusel and delicate vanilla glaze.

View the Recipe: Dairy-Free Apple Streusel Muffins

10. Hemp Milk Soufflé Pancakes

These hemp milk soufflé pancakes are a dairy-free breakfast the whole family can enjoy. They’re subtly flavored with cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg. Ground flaxseed and arrowroot powder add a wholesome aspect to these pancakes. Top them with vegan butter, maple syrup or some dairy-free whipped cream.

View the Recipe: Hemp Milk Soufflé Pancakes

11. Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding Parfaits

Chia seeds are known for being packed with nutrients. As a pudding, they’re incredibly satisfying. As a parfait? They’re downright decadent.

The gorgeous presentation of this dairy-free breakfast is just the start, with a variety of fruit flavors to mingle with your taste buds. This breakfast is easy to prep the night before when you need your morning to speed along, and only takes 15 minutes to assemble. Add maple syrup if you need an extra boost of sweetness and top it off with some coconut flakes.

View the Recipe: Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding Parfaits

12. Instant Pot® Steel Cut Cinnamon Oatmeal

If you’re in love with your Instant Pot®, you’ll love this dairy-free oatmeal for breakfast. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare with four simple ingredients. Mix Pacific Foods Cashew Unsweetened Original Plant-Based Beverage with steel-cut oats, cinnamon and a dash of sea salt.

You can use this basic recipe as is or as a starting point for something even more delicious. Drop in some vanilla extract or your favorite fruit for another layer of flavor!

View the Recipe: Instant Pot® Steel Cut Cinnamon Oatmeal

13. Gluten-Free Strawberry Pastry Tarts

Perfect for a kids’ sleepover, the prep for these gorgeous little gluten-free strawberry pastry tarts can serve as a project for the night before and breakfast the morning after!

Make these gluten-free with your favorite gluten-free flour and keep it dairy-free with vegan butter. You and your kiddos will love the bright pink glaze made from sauteed strawberries, Pacific Foods Organic Unsweetened Coconut Original Plant-Based Beverage and powdered sugar. Eat them warm, cold or dip them into your favorite dairy-free milk!

View the Recipe: Gluten-Free Strawberry Pastry Tarts

14. Dairy-Free Sweet Spinach Pancakes

We’re not sure why this combination works, but we promise you it does. Baby spinach, egg and coconut sugar combine to make this breakfast meal a colorful surprise for you and your family. Plus, you can get creative with your garnish, from berries to dairy-free yogurt.

View the Recipe: Dairy-Free Sweet Spinach Pancakes

15. Dairy-Free Monkey Bread

This gooey pull-apart treat is sure to delight children and adults alike. It’s also an excellent choice to wow your friends at brunch! To make the dough, mix Pacific Foods Organic Oat Vanilla Plant-Based Beverage with apple sauce, bread flour, vanilla, sugar and vegan butter. Top it off with a homemade vanilla glaze and indulge in the cinnamony taste.

View the Recipe: Dairy-Free Money Bread

16. Teff Waffles with Raw Chia Marmalade

This gluten-free, dairy-free recipe is a satisfying and wholesome twist on the traditional waffle. It combines teff and sorghum flour along with eggs, cinnamon, and cardamom to create waffles that will leave you feeling nourished. The raw chia marmalade adds a sweet and fruity element that everyone will love. Give it a try!

View the Recipe: Teff Waffles with Raw Chia Marmalade

17. Coconut Açai Bowl

This might look like a smoothie in a bowl, but it’s super satisfying and deliciously creamy. Plus, it takes 10 minutes or less to make, so you’ll have no problem sticking to your morning schedule.

Just take some frozen fruit, like raspberries, strawberries and bananas, and add a dash of peanut butter and acai powder. Enhance the flavor by topping it with sliced kiwi, almonds and Goji berries.

View the Recipe: Coconut Açai Bowl

18. Lemon Blueberry Baked French Toast

This baked delight is a great choice to serve houseguests. It features blueberries, challah bread and all sorts of delightful spices. Top it with brown sugar, cinnamon and maple syrup, and feel free to sprinkle some powdered sugar on top.

View the Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Baked French Toast

19. Vegan Strawberry Oat Waffles

These fluffy waffles get their wholesome flavor from Pacific Foods Organic Oat Original Plant-Based Beverage, flaxseed and whole wheat flour. Dress them up with fresh diced strawberries, coconut yogurt or maple syrup.

View the Recipe: Vegan Strawberry Oat Waffles

20. Dairy-Free Blueberry Cashew Smoothie Bowl

This blueberry cashew smoothie bowl features zucchini, blackberries and chia seeds. It only takes 5 minutes to make and is equally gorgeous and satisfying. Add a dollop of cashew butter to make it extra creamy and garnish it with coconut flakes or your favorite berries.

View the Recipe: Dairy-Free Blueberry Cashew Smoothie Bowl

Introduce These New Breakfasts Into Your Routine

Breakfast is a powerful place to begin expanding your habits and enriching your life. Whether you choose solely on taste or whatever looks quick and easy, be sure to bookmark the recipes that you can’t wait to try.

You can easily keep it dairy-free with our many plant-based beverages, soups and stocks made from wholesome ingredients. Prepare for your next recipe by shopping our products today.