Brunch is my jam. Delicious drinks, lots of different food options (both sweet and savory) and the company of good friends. Whether you need recipes for a family Easter meal, baby shower, Mother’s/Father’s Day or just a morning with your best friends, I’ve got the healthy brunch recipes for you!

baked oatmeal with syrup on a plate

Serve my chia pudding in cut jars, make smoothie shots in the color of your choice and create an adorable Italian soda station complete with fresh Coconut Whipped Cream.

Don’t forget to snap a photo or two and let me know how these recipes turn out on your table!

Table of Contents
  1. Healthy Brunch Comfort Foods
  2. Sweet Sides
  3. Savory Sides
  4. Brunch Smoothies
  5. Shareable Beverages
  6. Refreshing Salads
  7. Healthy Brunch FAQs

Healthy Brunch Comfort Foods

If you’re looking for a warm, filling dish to showcase, then I’ve got you covered. These recipes are as good as they look! They’ll look perfect on any festive table. Plus, many of them already have serving sizes for a group.

How to make gluten free crepes
Ultimate Gluten-Free Crepes
5 from 5 votes
Get ready to experience the best gluten-free crepe recipe. The nutty, earthy taste of the quinoa marries well with the homemade chocolate hazelnut spread (hello, healthy nutella!), and fresh fruit. Feel free to use pre-made chocolate hazelnut spread from the store to save time.
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baked oatmeal recipe
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
5 from 8 votes
Enjoy as an easy weekend breakfast or bake at the beginning of the week for a prepped ahead week of nutritious breakfasts. This is an easily loved recipe that tastes much more gourmet than the time it takes to bake!
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fresh stack of vegan pumpkin pancakes covered in syrup
Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes
4.9 from 7 votes
Looking for a fun, fall-inspired breakfast dish that your friends and family will love? These vegan pumpkin pancakes are sure to fit the bill! Not only are these whole grain pancakes absolutely scrumptious, but the pumpkin adds a healthy dose of fiber, vitamin A, and beta-carotene.
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Strawberry Vegan Muffins
5 from 12 votes
My whole family adores these strawberry vegan muffins, but I definitely love them the most. These muffins bring back childhood peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in a sophisticated and more nutritious way.
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Healthy Breakfast Bowl Recipe
4.6 from 5 votes
Take your breakfast game to the next level by giving it a healthy, plant-powered upgrade. This healthy breakfast bowl combines homemade hashbrowns, bell pepper, a yummy tofu scramble, and avocado for a hearty meal to fuel your morning.
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steel cut oats recipe
Warm Steel Cut Oats
4.7 from 6 votes
Spice up your breakfast routine with this yummy steel cut oats recipe. It's got sweetness + protein to help you stay full and focused throughout the day.
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Vegan Waffles
5 from 1 vote
Get ready for weekend brunch the right way with my vegan waffles. Fluffy, delicious, comforting and dairy and egg-free. You'll be shocked at how wonderful these are and how much you don't miss the dairy.
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Sweet Sides

Brunch doesn’t have courses or even a true main dish all the time. I’ve got both sweet and savory options for you to put together the perfect spread for your event. These sweet dishes can be gorgeously plated or served in miniature servings to accommodate your gathering.

homemade yogurt parfaits in 4 glass jars on a wooden platter to serve at a healthy brunch.
Pumpkin Chia Pudding
5 from 4 votes
Celebrate fall with this quick n' easy protein-packed snack. Pumpkin Chia Pudding tastes great and is the perfect amount of sweet. Treat it like a dessert, a snack, or a light breakfast.
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Sweet Fried Plantains
5 from 2 votes
My move to Florida introduced me to a beautiful Latin American food culture. I instantly fell in love with the smells and flavors of Latin cuisine and especially with sweet fried plantains. They are super easy to make and SO enjoyable as a fun side dish or light dessert. Feel free to dress them up how you want and enjoy my Latin-inspired version.
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vegan snack recipe
Chocolate Covered Banana Bites
4.9 from 7 votes
Grab a friend and whip up these delicious bite-sized snacks. Chocolate covered banana bites are super easy to make, and oh so fun!
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Quick Apple Donuts
5 from 1 vote
These apple donuts have become a go-to snack thanks to how quick and easy they are to make. Get creative and have fun topping the apple rings with your favorite toppings.
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overnight oats recipe
Overnight Oats Recipe
5 from 8 votes
Start your day off right with this simply amazing overnight oats recipe thats's vegan-friendly and gluten-free.
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Homemade Granola Bars
5 from 25 votes
When you need to go the extra mile, homemade granola bars are your BFF. I grew up on Nature’s Valley bars thanks to my dad, but I wanted to make my own version using my favorite plant-based ingredients.
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Healthy zucchini bread, ready to eat
Healthy Zucchini Bread
5 from 5 votes
A fun bread the whole family can enjoy (and help make!). I love that this bread contains a whole cup of veggies, and that it’s vegan… though you can’t even tell!
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Healthy Caramel Apple Dip
4.9 from 7 votes
Hope you’re sitting down because this healthy caramel apple dip is going to blow your mind! Made with all-natural, plant-based ingredients and ZERO added sugar (no corn syrup!), this sauce is rawkin’. Use as a spread, dip, topping, sauce, filling, or just eat it by the spoonful.
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lemon fat bombs
Lemon Fat Bombs
4.9 from 26 votes
These lemon fat bombs, or melt-aways, make a great quick afternoon snack. I should warn you, you really have to like lemons to enjoy these tart treats.
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3 glass jars full of vegan yogurt parfaits.
Vegan Yogurt
5 from 4 votes
If you're looking for a delicious recipe that is plant based, look no further. This fun, easy vegan yogurt recipe is great on its own, or turned into a parfait with the fruit compote and granola.
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Healthy Breakfast Bar
4.4 from 8 votes
The classic fruit-filled snack/cereal bar transformed into a healthy breakfast bar recipe. The oat-studded dough is filled with lightly sweetened fruit jam and baked until golden.
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Savory Sides

It’s a good idea to balance the sweeter, more typical recipes with some savory options so your guests can enjoy a little bit of everything. Same rules apply with these healthy brunch ideas for a group: smaller servings, fun platters and colorful produce for visual appeal.

black skillet of crispy hash browns topped with fresh parsley.
Crispy Hash Browns (Restaurant-Style)
5 from 1 vote
Bring that comforting diner feel to your breakfast table with my crispy hash browns. This simple recipe is only five ingredients, made in a cast-iron skillet and will feed a crowd!
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homemade hummus
Homemade Hummus
5 from 13 votes
With this recipe on hand, you'll never need store-bought hummus again! Along with iron-rich chickpeas, we've included loads of fresh, vibrant herbs to add extra vitamins, minerals to this herb hummus.
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vegan stuffed portobello mushrooms
Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
5 from 3 votes
This stuffed portobello mushroom recipe is easy enough for a delicious weeknight dinner and unique enough for your next dinner party. Mediterranean-inspired flavors pop in these beautiful mushroom caps.
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Thai Lettuce Wraps
5 from 28 votes
When I became a vegetarian at 16 years old, one of the meals I missed the most was the chicken lettuce wraps from my fav Chinese restaurant. This thai lettuce wrap recipe is inspired by those, yet this dish adds a lot more nourishment and flavors to make me one happy vegetarian.
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Coconut Bacon BLT recipe
Coconut Bacon + Vegan BLT Recipe
5 from 7 votes
If you’re looking for something with a crunch + smoky flavor that is delicious AND plant based, then I’ve got a coconut bacon recipe for you. And it pairs perfectly with this BLT sandwich.
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Brunch Smoothies

coffee smoothie in a glass jar with black lid surrounded by a pile of coffee beans.

Turn your favorite smoothie recipe into an adorable healthy brunch option by blending it, then serving it in tiny glasses. Make a few different options and let people sample as many as they want.

2 mason jars of chocolate peanut butter smoothie with straws.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
4.7 from 222 votes
Better than a milkshake! This plant-based peanut butter chocolate smoothie is so creamy and decadent, you'll think it's ice cream. Your body will thank you for enjoying this all-natural, no-sugar-added sweet treat.
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Vanilla Matcha Smoothie
5 from 3 votes
The mellow taste of matcha with sweet vanilla, blended into a delicious, creamy smoothie. Enjoy any time of the day, this recipe is perfect for breakfast, pre- and post-workout and midnight snacks, too!
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yogurt smoothie
Vanilla Bean Yogurt Smoothie
5 from 5 votes
Whip up this super simple, super delicious vanilla bean yogurt smoothie made with just four ingredients. Switch up the type of fruit according to what’s in season for endless possibilities!
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Creamy Banana Smoothie
4.5 from 182 votes
Blend your way into a great day with this sweet n’ creamy banana smoothie. It’s got protein that will keep you full, and simple ingredients for natural energy.
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Maple pumpkin smoothie recipe
Maple Pumpkin Smoothie
5 from 26 votes
Fall is here and the pumpkin benefits abound! Pumpkin is everywhere so, naturally, we decided to give you a delicious seasonal pumpkin smoothie.
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Healthy Blueberry Smoothie
4.7 from 168 votes
This deliciously thick blueberry smoothie is infused with nutritious superfood blueberries, nutty cashew milk and creamy cashew yogurt. It’s a vegan smoothie using just four ingredients and no added sugar. This smoothie is simple, easy to make and full of delicious blueberry flavor. 
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mango smoothie
Creamy Mango Smoothie
4.8 from 4 votes
This is a super creamy + delicious mango smoothie with just the right sweetness. Be careful, it might easily become your new fav snack smoothie!
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Healthy caramel protein shake
Caramel Protein Shake
5 from 8 votes
Plant powered protein for the win in this decadent caramel protein shake. Completely satisfying and healthy, take your next snack or dessert up a notch with this chickpea + Medjool date combo. 
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avocado smoothie
Creamy Avocado Smoothie
4.9 from 13 votes
With just 5 simple ingredients, this nutrient-packed avocado smoothie recipe blends up in minutes for a satisfying breakfast or hearty snack.
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Cinnamon Date Smoothie
4.5 from 298 votes
I can’t wait for you to try this crowd pleasing Cinnamon Date Smoothie. It’s perfectly sweet and creamy, and will delight at your next party or family movie night. The dates naturally sweeten this cinnamon smoothie, while the rolled oats thicken it to a milkshake consistency.
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Healthy Coffee Smoothie using protein and caffeine
Energizing Mocha Coffee Smoothie
5 from 11 votes
Sip on this cool and creamy coffee smoothie for breakfast or as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. 
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Shareable Beverages

Whether you need warm and cozy or cool and refreshing, these delicious healthy brunch beverages will be a big hit with guests.

Vegan dalgona coffee - whipped coffee over plant-based milk.
Vegan Dalgona Coffee
4.5 from 6 votes
The latest coffee trend…now vegan and naturally sweetened with coconut sugar. Whip up a batch in less than 10 minutes and feel the energy! Can serve the Vegan Dalgona Coffee hot or cold.
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How to Make Healthy Coffee
5 from 35 votes
Using a french press coffee system allows you to effectively extract essential oils from your favorite beans and deliver bold flavor into each cup of healthy coffee.
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Homemade Hot Chocolate
4.9 from 10 votes
Take a spin on the classic hot chocolate recipe and not even miss a beat with this homemade hot chocolate recipe. This one is even better tasting AND twice as good for you. Let's cheers to that!
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golden milk latte with spices to fight inflammation
Turmeric Golden Milk Latte
4.9 from 20 votes
Turmeric and ginger are super heros when it comes to fighting inflammation. They are also really good for warming up your insides on a cold night, which is when you’ll find me sipping on this drink. Enjoy this Golden Milk Latte recipe for all it's healing.
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Ginger Switchel recipe
Ginger Switchel Recipe
5 from 3 votes
Blend up this refreshing ginger switchel recipe to help cool off, naturally. Perfect for those pregnancy hot flashes, menopausal women or just a hot summer night.
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Non-Alcoholic Berry Sangria
4.8 from 6 votes
Dress up your next party not only with decor but also with this vibrant non-alcoholic Berry Sangria. It's full of fruit and flavor, and can be enjoyed by the whole family.
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Cinnamon Dolce Latte
5 from 8 votes
This homemade Cinnamon Dolce Latte recipe is bursting with all the right flavors. You can make this with an espresso shot or high quality instant coffee. There's no reason to wait in the drive thru line again once you sip this treat.
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Creamy Matcha Latte
5 from 8 votes
Enjoy the benefits of antioxidant matcha in a creamy homemade matcha latte in 4 easy steps.
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Italian soda recipe
Italian Soda Recipe
5 from 6 votes
When you embrace a plant-powered life and try to avoid processed foods, sodas are one of the first things to go. My twist on a classic Italian soda recipe is a fabulous way to bring back “soda” in a nutritious way. My kids still don’t like carbonated beverages, but as they get older and their tastes change, I know what we will be making first!
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Refreshing Salads

The possibilities are endless with salad. Make the base, spread out the toppings and let people make it their own. Don’t forget the homemade dressing!

mixed greens salad
Mixed Greens Salad
4.7 from 614 votes
This hearty mixed greens salad is a great way to load up on several servings worth of fiber-rich veggies + fruit. This dressing is full of flavors that are sure to delight your taste buds while keeping your body fueled + satisfied!
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arugula salad. in a bowl with salad tongs.
Lemon Arugula Salad
4.4 from 237 votes
This lemon arugula salad is a feature on any table. It's got unique (yet findable!) ingredients + an elevated flavor profile that makes me feel like I'm at a fancy restaurant. The perfect salad to mix up your lunch routine.
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Berry Salad
4.8 from 181 votes
This is the perfect dish to bring to Sunday brunch. I try to enjoy all the fresh berries I possibly can while they're here, and this salad brings them alive.
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healthy pasta salad
Healthy Pasta Salad
4.7 from 190 votes
Whether you're in need of an easy week of lunches or a delicious potluck recipe to share, this vegan pasta salad is for you!
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kale caesar salad with garlic lemon aioli.
Kale Caesar Salad
4.7 from 154 votes
This simple kale caesar salad is the perfect filling lunch. It's made with 100% plants and is both creamy and filling. I love the flavor and bit of the kale paired with the creamy aioli.
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Strawberry Arugula Salad
4.7 from 128 votes
This gorgeous strawberry arugula salad is as delicious as it is beautiful. Topped with a unique vinaigrette, this rockstar salad is for you.
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Crunchy Carrot Salad
4.2 from 162 votes
This is my plant-powered take on a classic recipe. It is lighter, brighter, and not weighed down by mayo. Serve as-is for a wonderful side dish or double and enjoy as the main event.
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Mediterranean Greek Salad Recipe
5 from 2 votes
This colorful salad is as full of flavor as it is color. Your skin will be glowing after incorporating this dish into your lunch routine, and Mediterranean inspired classic!
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cold noodle salad
Vegetarian Noodle Salad
5 from 4 votes
This refreshing noodle salad is a great light lunch or yummy side for dinner. Take it to the beach and enjoy at sunset for the ultimate summer night.
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Healthy Brunch FAQs

What should I eat for a healthy brunch?

Plants! All of my brunch recipes are plant-based. Decide if you need warm or cold dishes, then throw in some smoothie shots for delicious yet healthy addition to your brunch spread.

How do you create a brunch menu?

First, think about the setting. Will you be around a table, standing or putting food plates on your lap? Will it be indoors or outdoors? Now, put together recipes that compliment each other, have seasonal ingredients and fit your setting. You’ve got this and I’ve got over 40 recipes to help!

What are your favorite plant-based brunch ideas?

Colorful smoothies make a great brunch option. Dairy-free pancakes can be made in miniature, and a salad bar is always a good idea. Don’t forget the easy dips (caramel for sweet, hummus for savory) that can be paired with a variety of fruits and veggies.

About the Author

Jen Hansard

I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.

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  1. Wow- these are a ton of recipes. I love the muffin ideas and plan to make the Strawberry and Almond Butter Muffins. They look so cute. 🙂

    1. Yes, the strawberry and almond butter muffins are delish! Enjoy!