In the colder months, breakfast should be warm, cozy, spiced with fall flavors (looking at you, cinnamon), and perfect for enjoying tucked up inside. But in the summer, we want to be dining al-fresco as much as possible. Throughout June, July, and August, breakfast should be light, refreshing, and packed with nutritious ingredients to see us through those long hot days. Below, we’ve picked some of our favorite summer breakfast recipes to see you through until September.

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What is the best breakfast for summer?

When the sun is shining, we don’t spend ages in the kitchen cooking. Instead, we want to be soaking up those beautiful early morning rays, before the midday sun hits (and always wearing SPF, of course). That’s why these summer breakfast recipes are quick and easy to prepare. They’re also light and refreshing, too. It’s best to avoid heavier meals in the summer months, as they’re harder to digest and might make you feel a little sluggish and uncomfortable. But most importantly, summer days (and all days) should be started with something delicious and nutritious.

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10 summer breakfast recipes

Our recipes below tick all of the boxes.

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1 Vegan Blueberry Scones

If the day ahead is filled with summer activities, these blueberry scones are ideal for an on-the-go breakfast. Blueberries are the perfect summer berry—not only do they provide a refreshing burst of flavor, but they are also packed with antioxidants, vitamins C and K, and fiber.
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2 The Best Avocado Toast Ever

You can’t go wrong with creamy avocado spread on toasted bread. But while these two ingredients are delicious on their own, they truly shine when combined with spiced chickpeas, tomatoes, and a spicy maple syrup drizzle. The best avocado toast ever? There’s only one way to find out.
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3 Banana Tahini Chia Pudding

Prepare this chia pudding in advance so that when you wake up, you can treat yourself to a cold, refreshing, and delicious breakfast straight from the fridge. The combination of tahini, banana, and dates creates a rich, nutty base, while the peanut butter chocolate sauce makes this nourishing breakfast taste more like a dessert.
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4 Vegan Carrot Lox Toast With Herbed Cheese

Lox is arguably even better when it’s made with carrots and served with tofu cream cheese, fresh herbs, arugula, and pickled onions. It’s the perfect mix of smoky, tangy, and refreshing. Plus, for ease in the morning, it can be made the night before and stored in the fridge overnight.
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5 Vegan Fresh Herb and Fennel Chickpea Frittata

A vegan frittata (yep, no eggs necessary) is another tasty, light summer breakfast choice. This version is protein-rich, thanks to the chickpea flour, and packed with aromatic flavor, thanks to the combination of basil, cilantro, parsley, and fennel.
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6 Vegan Berry and Almond Amaranth Porridge

Discover the underrated grain, amaranth, in this protein-rich, flavor-packed, nutty porridge recipe. The comforting bowl features a medley of mixed berries, maple syrup, and a hint of cinnamon, which is complemented by creamy non-dairy yogurt and crunchy slivered almonds.
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7 Easy, 4-Step Vegan Portabello Benedict

If berries aren’t really your thing, and you prefer something savory and hearty even in the summer, you can’t go wrong with this easy vegan portobello benedict recipe. The marinated portabello mushrooms provide a savory, umami-rich taste that is satisfying but not too heavy.
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8 Vegan Harissa-Spiced Tofu Scramble

If you like to start your mornings with a little spice, check out this flavorful harissa-spiced tofu scramble recipe. It’s delicious and satisfying but still feels light and refreshing enough for those hot summer mornings.
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9 Vegan Banana French Toast

Sweet, indulgent, and simple to make, this banana French toast is a crowd-pleaser all year round, but it’s particularly good for summer brunches and breakfasts. Serve with plenty of maple syrup and fresh berries to make it extra nutritious and refreshing.
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10 Vegan Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

Start your day on a sweet note with this chocolate-covered strawberry smoothie bowl, which is quick and easy to whip up on a summer morning. Not only is it tasty, but it’s also incredibly nutritious, thanks to the mix of fresh fruits like bananas and strawberries, and ingredients like cacao nibs and hemp seeds.
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