Category Archives: Breakfast Foods

Banana-Date-Walnut Muffins

These muffins are my “rainy day, need a pickup” chai tea partners. Oh who am I kidding, they’re good in any weather! Egg-free, oil-free, and totally delicious 🙂

Banana-Date-Walnut Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins

1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup unbleached white flour
1/2 cup sugar (optional, the bananas sweeten lightly)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
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Vegan Baked Apples

It was a dark and stormy night…so she made baked apples. I actually use my local bakery’s no-fat cinnamon-sunflower seed granola for the stuffing, adding some nut butter (sometimes) and maple syrup, but here’s an approximate breakdown of their ingredients.

Vegan Baked Apples
Makes 4 large servings or 8 smaller servings (half-apples)

4 large firm baking apples, cored
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Breakfast Smoothies

I like for one of my meals—usually breakfast—to be a smoothie made with veggies and fruit. I also add one superfood powder: 1 ounce of one of the following–spirulina powder, unsweetened cocoa powder, wheatgrass powder, or a vegan protein powder.

First, choose 4—6 ounces of some good dense, fibrous ingredients—

  • Leafy greens of any kind
  • Roots/Tubers of any kind

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Cinnamon Citrus Oat Pancakes

Here’s a lightly-modified recipe from Rip Esselstyn’s “The Engine 2 Rescue Diet.” These delicious breakfast cakes are fat-free, refined sugar-free, and packed with flavor 🙂
Cinnamon Citrus Oat Pancakes
1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt (optional)
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of ground cloves
Pinch of cardamom 
1 teaspoon
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Vegan Pancakes

These pancakes are wonderful for breakfast with fruit toppings, but they can also make a great lunch or supper topped with savory foods like curries, ratatouille, thick soups and stews, or chili.

Vegan Pancakes
Yield: 6 large pancakes

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt (optional)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

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Vegan Waffles

This recipe is based on a version by Rip Esselstyn, a former firefighter and triathlete. He’s a health activist and food writer and the author of The Engine 2 Diet, “Plant-Strong” and “The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet”.


Vegan Waffles
6 waffles

2½ cups old-fashioned oats
ÂĽ cup flaxseed meal
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
Zest of 1 lemon

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