Vegan Breakfast Burritos

Erin Coleman, R.D., L.D.
Vegetable Burrito

Choosing a vegan burrito recipe for breakfast is a perfect way to get your day started off right. Choose several plant-based main ingredients (such as proteins, veggies, and tortillas) and add new ones as you go.

Black Bean Zucchini Breakfast Burritos

This simple, yet flavorful, zucchini wrap recipe is one you'll want to make over and over. You'll enjoy the variety of vegetables and flavors.

Ingredients

  • 4 large flour tortillas, warmed
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sliced yellow zucchini
  • 1 cup sliced green zucchini
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 2 teaspoons minced seeded jalapeno chilis
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 small avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup shredded vegan cheese

Instructions

  1. Sauté onions in oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, until onions begin to brown (about five to seven minutes).
  2. Add seasonings and zucchini, and continue cooking until veggies are tender (about five additional minutes).
  3. Add in chilies, black beans, and rice and simmer until heated through.
  4. Wrap tortillas in foil and heat in the oven at 350 degree F for about five minutes.
  5. Wrap veggie mixture with vegan cheese, avocado, and diced tomatoes.
  6. Serve with fresh cilantro.

Servings: 4

Optional Variations

  • Replace black beans with pinto or navy beans
  • Use bell peppers in place of zucchini.
  • Omit the rice to reduce the carb content.

Vegan Scrambled Tofu and "Sausage" Burritos

This recipe tastes a lot like the real egg and sausage version but without any animal-based foods. It's a great choice to serve to people who are new to a vegan diet.

Ingredients

  • Breakfast Burrito with Scrambled Eggs
    4 large flour tortillas, warmed
  • 1 14-ounce package of firm tofu, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup red bell peppers, diced
  • 3/4 cup green bell peppers, diced
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup cooked store-bought or homemade vegan sausage
  • 1 small avocado, diced (optional)

Instructions

  1. Saute tofu over medium heat with olive oil, garlic, salt, and onion (about five minutes) until onions are soft.
  2. Add peppers and seasonings and continue cooking for an additional seven to ten minutes (until mixture is no longer watery).
  3. Add vegan sausage to the mix and stir well.
  4. Wrap up mixture in warmed tortillas (with avocado, if desired) and enjoy!

Servings: 4

Optional Variations

  • Use vegan cheese in place of vegan sausage.
  • Replace peppers with mushrooms, spinach, or zucchini.
  • Try vegan "bacon" in place of vegan sausage.

Choosing Vegan Burritos

Many vegan breakfast burritos work well for lunch, dinner or even snacks and are as mouth watering as they are nutritious. That's why having a few vegan breakfast burrito recipes on hand is crucial when avoiding animal products (while getting all the essential nutrients your body needs) is your goal.

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Vegan Breakfast Burritos