“You’re vegan? So, what do you eat?”  

There’s a preconceived notion that a vegan diet is highly restrictive, selective and boring — but this is far from reality.

These easy breakfast ideas are ideal for both vegan and non-vegan students to enjoy on busy school days, featuring some great finds from grocery stores local to Western University’s campus.

Vanilla chia seed pudding


Vegan Breakfast

Vanilla chia seed pudding is an easy student-friendly vegan breakfast.

3 tablespoons of chia seeds 

1 teaspoon of cinnamon 

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 

¾ cup of non-dairy milk of choice 

Maple syrup to taste


  1. In a bowl or reusable container, combine all ingredients.

  2. Mix well and refrigerate for at least one hour or overnight to achieve a pudding-like texture. Stir before serving.

  3. Add your favourite toppings like chopped strawberries or banana, natural peanut butter,  jam, cinnamon or granola. 

Avocado toast with Just Egg 


Half an avocado

⅓ cup Just Egg, plant-based egg substitute derived from mung beans

Salt and pepper to taste

Lemon juice or concentrate (optional)

Sriracha sauce 


  1. Mash half a ripe avocado on toasted bread and squeeze fresh lemon juice or lemon concentrate.

  2. Pour Just Egg in a lightly oiled skillet on medium-low heat and scramble. Add salt to taste.

  3. Top avocado toast with Just Egg, drizzle sriracha and enjoy.

Peanut butter and banana toast with hazelnut coffee


For toast

1 to 2 tablespoon of natural peanut butter

2 slices of bread

1 banana

Cinnamon to taste

For coffee

Silk Hazelnut Almond Creamer


  1. Toast bread and add natural peanut butter.

  2. Top with sliced banana and cinnamon.

  3. Pair with a homemade hazelnut latte by adding vegan creamer to your morning coffee.

Yogurt parfait 


Silk Almond dairy-free, fruit-flavoured yogurt

Fruit of choice

Nature Path’s Coconut Chia Granola 

Chia seeds


  1. Spoon out dairy-free yogurt into a bowl.

  2. Top with your favourite fruit, granola and chia seeds for some extra fibre. 

Breakfast apple crumble 


Half an apple, chopped and diced

2 tablespoons of maple syrup 

2 to 4 teaspoons of cinnamon 

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 packet of regular Quaker quick oats 


  1. In a microwave safe bowl, add diced apple, 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, 1 to 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix and microwave for one minute.

  2. In a separate bowl, combine quick oats, 1 to 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup.

  3. Sprinkle the oat topping over the apples and microwave for another two minutes. 


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