Category Archives: Breakfast

Gluten Free Bran Muffins

1/2 Cup Brown Rice Flour

1/2 Cup Oat Bran

1/4 Cup Arrowroot Powder

1/4 Cup Ground Flax Seed

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/4 Cup Raisins

3/4 Cup Soy Milk

1/2 Cup Prune Syrup (See Recipe Under “Sauces”)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large mixing bowl, mix your dry ingredients.

In a medium mixing bowl mix the remaining ingredients, combining the liquids thoroughly.

Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry, and quickly mix until just blended.

Just fill the cups in a silicon muffin pan (requires no oil or spray) and bake for 20 minutes. (Give or take)

These high-fiber muffins make a satisfying “quick fix” breakfast as you head out the door, and they stay with you all the way until lunch. The prune syrup helps this recipe keep its moisture and adds that sinful gooey texture that we all know shouldn’t be part of a bran muffin. This time however, there’s no guilt.

Breakfast Smoothie

2 Cups Frozen Blueberries

2 Cups Pomegranate Juice

2 Cups (packed) Fresh Baby Leaf Spinach

Put all ingredients in a powerful blender (Like a VitaMix for example)

Blend for 90 seconds or until smooth. You can do this in a regular blender, but the VitaMix pulverizes those pesky seeds into atoms. (Well…not atoms really, but so small as to not be noticed..) This smoothie has the most powerful anti-oxidants combined with the chlorophyll, minerals and vitamins of spinach. This is the best breakfast on the go!

Vegan French Toast (*With GF Option)

1 Cup Vanilla Soy Milk (Or Silk Nog if it’s in season)

2 Cups Water

1 Tablespoon Agave Nectar (Unless you used Silk Nog)

1 Tablespoon Nutritional Yeast (Not bread yeast!)

1 Cup Cashews

1 Teaspoon Cinnammon

3 Tablespoons Corn Starch

3 Tablespoons Ground Flax

1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Spice

1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

Blend cashews with water until creamy. Add soy milk and blend again. Add the rest of the ingredients and either blend or mix well. Batter stale bread (*I use Gluten Free Millet Bread for this as it seems to come stale right from the store!) and brown on a non-stick griddle.

Garnish with fruit. Yum.

This is more of a breakfast treat than a healthy staple, but a great way to stay on the vegan path when relatives are visiting.

Perfect Oats

1 Cup Dry Dates

2 Cups Water

3 Teaspoons Coriander

3 Teaspoons Cinnamon

1 Cup Rice Milk

1 Cup Old Fashioned or Steel Cut oats

1 Cup Blueberries

1 Cup Raisins

1 Cup Ground Flax Seed

Chop dates in a food processor and slowly add rice milk. You will not get a smooth consistency, but you will get close. Soaking the dates in the rice milk overnight helps but I rarely do this myself.

Place your date/rice milk mixture, water, coriander and cinnamon in a pot to boil.

Add oats, flax and raisins to the boil and turn heat down to a simmer. Simmer for about 15 minutes. You may need to add more rice milk to reach your preferred consistency. Add blueberries, mix and serve.

This is one of my more complex recipes, but  you will be surprised where oatmeal can take you. This exotic oat dish has a distinctive eastern flavor that is sure to satisfy anyone’s morning sweet-tooth.