Breakfast the Vegan Way?

We like meat here at Pork & Gin, but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t open to trying new things. So, a vegan breakfast anyone?

Turning vegan is a bit of a challenge for some, it can get quite difficult in whipping up a delicious meal since not everyone likes the taste of vegetables. If you are committing yourself to the vegan diet, there are plenty of ways you can do to enjoy the change.
(Editors note: I think we all know that the P&G team are never going to turn vegan, but I’ll have a go at mixing things up with an animal product free breakfast.)

We are constantly told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gives you the jump start you should have for your entire day. Always choose the healthiest food choices for this special meal. Here are a couple of vegan recipes to support your daily needs:

Pancakes with Peanut Butter Swirls

Peanut butter pancakes are delicious. Why is it good to start your day with? For starters, it is a great source of protein. It will surely energize you for a whole day of activities. It is also beneficial to the heart and surprisingly, it aids in weight loss. Packed with essential nutrients and fibre, you will surely get more than you can chew.

For the batter
One and one fourth cup of wheat flour
Two tablespoons of sugar
One tablespoon of baking soda
Half a teaspoon of salt
One and a half cup of rice milk
One egg (or equiv. substitute mix)

For the peanut butter swirl
Two tablespoons of peanut butter
One tablespoon of maple syrup

  1. Place all the dry batter ingredients in a bowl and mix them well. Place the remaining ingredients and mix it in a different bowl. Combine the two and mix until smooth.

  2. Heat a skillet. In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the peanut butter swirl. Place in a baggie and snip off the end. Set batter aside and preheat skillet.

  3. Once the skillet is ready, place the batter. Place the swirl onto the pancakes soon after. Wait for the bubbles to form before flipping to another side. You can make your own syrup if you like.

This recipe is good for six servings. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Smoothie

If you are in a rush in the morning and have no time to prepare a delicious and healthy meal, smoothies are your best bet. You just need to throw a couple of ingredients in a blender and you are all set!

One cup of almond milk
A half cup of rolled oats
A teaspoon of flaxseed oil
A small banana
A teaspoon of cinnamon
A pinch of salt
A pinch of pepper
A half cup of pumpkin puree
A tablespoon of honey (optional)
Five ice cubes (optional)

Who has time to bake pies so early in the morning? Enjoy the delicious taste and nutritious goodness that a pumpkin pie provides.

  1. Place the banana in the freezer. Prior to blending, soak the flax seeds and oats in the almond milk. Leave it there for more than an hour, or preferably overnight. Slice the frozen banana.

  2. Put all of the ingredients into a blender, and mix until smooth. You can add ice if you want. Transfer in a glass and enjoy!

Editors note: As our reader Daisy pointed out in the comments – neither eggs or honey are vegan.

There are very many egg substitutes available in most shops, which do the job perfectly well, and the recipe has been updated to reflect that.

Honey on the other hand is a trickier business. There are more and more ‘bee free honeys’ available, usually made from fruit like apples or quince. I do also know some vegans who eat honey and justify it in various ways, although strictly speaking it definitely is not vegan.

Guest author Linda Rosario is a food blogger from Chef Needs “The Kitchen that Every Chef Needs”. Linda loves painting, gardening and works as an Elementary Teacher

6 thoughts on “Breakfast the Vegan Way?

  • September 28, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Can I use soy milk instead of almond milk?

    • September 29, 2013 at 10:51 am

      I make something like this with soy milk and it works just fine, I think the almond milk has a nicer taste though.

  • October 3, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Sorry, but as I sit looking at my beautiful bacon sandwich, I remain to be convinced about the vegan brekkie.

  • July 9, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Not sure either are vegan since eggs and honey don’t feature in a vegan diet – sorry

    • July 31, 2014 at 11:34 am

      How very right you are Daisy, apologies for that!

      We’ve amended the recipe to show that you can use an egg substitute, which are easy to buy these days.

      The honey is an optional ingredient. It’s also one that seems to be a bit divisive, honey is definitely not vegan by any definition you care to pick, but I do know some vegans who eat it.

  • February 15, 2016 at 8:22 am

    My sister is vegan but eats honey, I think the logic is that it is not extracted from the animal in order to be eaten, we just kind of pick it up after they have left it there.


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