Vegan Cooked Breakfast

The best way to start Sundays! Enjoy nearly everything you would find in a regular English Cooked Breakfast but in a vegan-friendly, earth-friendly, healthier way. Get our Vegan Cooked Breakfast recipe below.

Breakfast can feel like a challenging meal when you first go vegan. Typically, breakfast involves a lot of dairy, meat or both at the same time. When it comes to a satisfying, filling, delicious breakfast, you can’t beat a ‘Full English’. Discover the many different ways to enjoy a Vegan Cooked Breakfast right here.

You may also like 6 Benefits of Going Vegan.

About the Ingredients

When it comes to choosing ingredients for the Vegan Cooked Breakfast, we like to choose the items with the lowest carbon footprint and the least packaging waste.

Vegan Meal with The Natural Essex Girl

Locally Grown Tomatoes and Mushrooms

Locally sourced tomatoes and mushrooms are the best option for this Vegan Cooked Breakfast. We like to grow our own tomatoes in the summer months for an even fresher flavour and lower carbon footprint. If you are shopping for tomatoes and mushrooms, source package free options wherever possible, and support your local growers too.

If you don’t know much about growing your own food, and would like to try, start with our 13 Benefits of Gardening blog. You can also find useful growing tips on our Instagram page too.

We love adding other fruit and vegetables like spinach and avocado to the Vegan Cooked Breakfast. Similar to tomatoes, spinach can be easily grown from home in a pot. Using it this way avoids the single use plastic bags spinach always seems to come in.

On the other hand, avocados are not grown in the U.K. Whilst we love them so very much and could eat them everyday, we recommend avoiding them regularly, opting instead for food that has travelled fewer miles for your most regular meals. When you do use avocados in this Vegan Cooked Breakfast, source ones that come plastic free. Avocados have an excellent natural skin to protect them and plastic packaging for these guys is a complete waste.

You may also like these Easy to Grow Indoor Plants and Herbs.

The Best Vegan Sausages

Choosing to eat vegan, doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to sausages or even bacon when you enjoy an English Cooked Breakfast. Personally, we haven’t found a vegan bacon we like the texture of, but when it comes to vegan sausages, there are excellent plant-based alternatives. We love Linda McCartney’s Vegan Sausages. They taste similar to the ‘real thing’ and come in recyclable cardboard boxes. We keep a nice stock of these in our freezer as they are also delicious in breakfast bagels and vegan sausage baps too.

There are many other excellent vegan products available to compliment your Vegan Cooked Breakfast. We can’t imagine making ours without a vegan butter like Pure Sunflower Spread, baked beans which you’ll find are an excellent lazy vegan option for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and an excellent plant-based egg replacement like scrambled tofu.

Clearspot Organic Smoked Tofu

Alpro Oat Milk

Order your vegan products online at The Vegan Kind Supermarket.

Print Recipe
Vegan Cooked Breakfast
The taste of lazy Sundays - this vegan cooked breakfast can include the 'Full Works' or just a handful of our suggestions below.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine British
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Cuisine British
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Pre heat the oven as recommended on your chosen vegan sausages pack. Place sausages in the oven to cook for 20-30 minutes (see box for details). If also using hash browns, we throw these in at the same temperature as the sausages and all on the same tray - to save time and washing up!
  2. Whilst the sausages are cooking, prepare your other stove top ingredients. Pour the tin of baked beans into a saucepan. Chop the mushrooms and tomatoes, or leave whole if desired, and place in a small frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil. We also like to add a little salt and pepper.
  3. Cook the mushrooms and tomatoes on a medium heat whilst you prepare your avocado. We like to slice the avocado in half, then cut long smaller slices to arrange on our plate but you can play with this. Perhaps choose big uncut chunks of avocado or even smashed avocado with a dash of lime.
  4. When the sausages and hash browns are about 5 minutes from being ready, turn the baked beans on at a medium to high heat, stirring regularly to prevent sticking and place your bread in the toaster (if using).
  5. If you've timed it right, whip out your perfect shade of toast and butter, whilst loading up your plates with all your other Vegan Cooked Breakfast ingredients, in as messy a fashion as you please.
  6. Useful Tip: Cooked Breakfasts always involve lots of juggling and precision timing - we recommend turning individual ingredients to lower heats if you notice something will be finished before other items are cooked. The heat on low helps you create the perfect end results whilst keeping everything hot for serving.
  7. Serve with tea or coffee with a plant-based milk (we love Oat Milk) or freshly squeezed orange juice.
Recipe Notes

You may also like to add a scrambled tofu egg replacement to compliment your breakfast, bulk out the veggies with fresh spinach in your tomato and mushroom pan or spice up your baked beans with chilli flakes or cayenne pepper. There are no rules - so have fun!

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