Monday, November 17, 2014

Vegan Holiday Brunch Ideas

Holiday Dinners - whether it's Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's Day, all have a certain similarity. Families work hard to prepare them, and they're time-consuming to cook. The family spends lots of time together before the big meal is served. Families are either up early to go to Church, or sleep late - either way, by late morning, there are hungry tummies, but dinner is hours away. And, the last thing anyone wants is hunger-inspired grumpiness on a big Holiday!

So, Holiday Brunch to the rescue!

Most of my Brunch dishes come from mixes you make yourself, and can be easily whipped up without a lot of hassle. But, for even greater convenience, and less holiday stress, most of the Pancakes, French Toast, and Waffles below can be prepared in advance and stored in the freezer, and simply toasted in a toaster oven on the big day. Similarly, the Muffins can be thawed and warmed up for serving. The Vegan Sausages can be prepared ahead and stored in the freezer to be microwaved as needed.

If you're looking for Vegan Holiday Dinner ideas, be sure to check out these Holiday Posts:

Fifteen Vegan Thanksgiving Menu Ideas
Happy Hanukkah!

New Year's Day
A Dozen Vegan New Year Holiday Dishes

And, keep an eye out for an upcoming Christmas Dinner post! : )

Here are some ideas for what you can serve:

Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
(I have not tried freezing these - I always prepare them fresh)

Blueberry Pancakes

French Toast

Grilled Banana Pancakes 
(I have not tried freezing these - I always prepare them fresh)

Vegan Cranberry Streusel Muffins
(I have not tried freezing these - I always prepare them fresh)

Vegan Pumpkin Mini Muffins

Vegan Sausage Patties 
These are surprisingly popular with Omnivores, because they have a great flavor, a spiciness reminiscent of sausage, but don't pretend to be meat. They're great for sandwiches made on Naan with Dijon mustard, Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion.

Scrambled Tofu

Breakfast Burritos 
While Burritos may not be your traditional Holiday Brunch fare, some folks just love a savory breakfast, and this fits the bill.

Simply Fruit Salad

This is being shared on:
Menu Plan Monday
Motivation Monday
Clever Chicks
What'd You Do This Weekend
The Art of Homemaking Mondays
Try a New Recipe Tuesday
What's For Dinner? 
Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck 
From the Farm Blog Hop
Real Food Fridays 
Best Recipes of 2014: Easy Healthy Breakfasts
Food on Friday


  1. Anna...I read your food blog for great recipes...simple and nourishing. Can I share your site on a Facebook page pertaining to the Nativity Fast? I believe it would be a great resource for many. Thank you.

    1. Thank you so much! I would be truly honored & most appreciative if you share my site on your Nativity Fast Facebook page! Thank you so much - and I'm so delighted that you're enjoying my posts : )

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    1. No, sorry. I "unfriended" Facebook a few years ago ; )

  3. Oh yum, I would take any of these :-) What a great set of ideas.

    1. Thanks so much! I'm still thinking about those Chai Truffles you blogged about the other day - gotta make them soon.

  4. I see you are a GRID Blogger - I went to the site and read about the affiliates - that's awesome! Congrats! Also...LOVE all the brunch ideas!!! I need to try them! And SOON !!!!

    1. Thanks so much! I'm pretty happy about the Grid thing - a bit of local recognition is always nice : ) Thanks for your sweet comments!

  5. While we aren't vegans, I do try to incorporate vegan dishes into our meal rotation. I love, love, love how breakfast items easily translate over and no one even thinks about it. Like the fact my family can tell no big difference between a vegan pancake and one with eggs

    1. Thanks for visiting - it's very true - Vegan breakfasts are easy. I'm always a little surprised when someone says, "But you can't make pancakes/muffins/waffles without eggs, can you?" Once you know a couple of tricks, it's suddenly really easy - and it's hard to tell the difference : )

  6. I especially like the Apple Cinnamon pancakes, they are sounding really good.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  7. I love brunch! So much inspiration here. Thanks, Anna!

  8. oh yummm, would love to try all of them...

  9. Wow they are look so delicious its hard to pick my favorite. thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays blog hop. Have a healthy happy Thanksgiving. Pinned & twitted

  10. Thanks for the great ideas! And thank you for taking the time to link up each week to the Art of Home-Making Mondays! I really appreciate your vegetarian meal ideas :)


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