This vegan breakfast burrito is insanely good. The flavor combo is spot on, they are easy to prep ahead and you can customize with anything!
This post was originally published on June 2, 2016.
I am generally a smoothie during the week, big savory breakfast on the weekend type of girl. Burritos are always a fave, and loading them up for breakfast is the perfect start to the day!
There are just so many perks to breakfast burritos. Most importantly, they’re insanely delicious. Plus, the possibilities for variety are endless, which makes them easy to customize to suit everyone’s individual preferences. And, they’re easy to prep ahead, you can even make up a big batch to put in the freezer!
Making breakfast burritos is amazing because you can put just about anything you want! Here are some of our favorite ingredients:
- Egg type of choice (crumbled tofu, vegan egg, scrambled chickpea or regular eggs if not vegan)
- Portobello bacon recipe
- Breakfast potatoes
- Black beans
- Cilantro Lime Rice
- Burrito sized tortillas
- Shredded cabbage
- Red onion
- Spicy cilantro cream sauce
- Hot sauce
- Shredded cheese or cheese sauce
How to Make a Vegan Breakfast Burrito
Making breakfast burritos is fun and easy! You can even set up all the fillings and have a make you own burrito bar!
- Top a tortilla with fillings.
- Wrap up and enjoy!
Tips for freezing burritos
Make a ton of extra burritos and save them for later! Grab and go meals are the best. Here is how to freeze them:
- Make the burritos and let them cool.
- Wrap with parchment paper.
- Then wrap with tin foil.
- Put them in a plastic sealable freezer bag or wrap with plastic wrap.
To serve, unwrap the frozen burrito. Then wrap it in a damp paper towel and heat in the microwave. Or you can unwrap it and put it in the tin foil and heat it in the oven.
Tips and tricks
These helpful suggestions should come in handy when making homemade breakfast burritos:
- Use burrito sized tortillas. If you use smaller you won’t be able to fit as many fillings in!
- Once wrapped up, grill the burrito in a pan starting with the seam side down. It adds a nice texture and helps to seal it up.
- Save time in the morning by prepping your fillings in advance. Then all that’s left to do is heat and wrap!
A vegan breakfast burrito is made with a tortilla filled with plant based food. Good filling options include tofu or a vegan egg substitute, Portobello bacon, potatoes, salsa, guacamole, peppers, and onions.
Yes! Just let them cool, wrap them up, and freeze! See more information on this above.
You can in a few different ways. First, you can prep the fillings so all you have to do is heat and assemble. Or, make them completely and freeze for later!
One More Breakfast Burrito Recipe
Another great combo comes from this cookbook by Minimalist Baker. They sent me one to review and it definitely stood out, so I gave it a try and it was delish! The book overall is fabulous and I highly recommend it.
- 3/4 cup white rice, rinsed and drained
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 lime juiced (1 Tbsp or 15ml)
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 4 small red potatoes*
- 1/2 red onion 55g
- 1 – 2 tbsp vegan butter (or 15-30ml olive oil)
- 1/4 tsp each sea salt and black pepper
- 1 cup cooked black beans (if unsalted, add 1/4 tsp salt)
- 1/4 tsp each ground cumin garlic powder, and chili powder
- 1/4 ripe avocado
- 1 lime juiced (2 Tbsp or 30ml)
- 1 cup purple cabbage, green cabbage, or radish, thinly sliced
- 1 jalapeno, seeds removed, thinly sliced
- Pinch each of sea salt and black pepper
- 2 large vegan flour tortillas white or wheat, to your preference (I used gluten free)
- 1/2 ripe avocado sliced
- 1/4 cup salsa
- Hot sauce optional
- Start by adding the rice, water, and salt to a saucepan and bringing it to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until all of the water is absorbed and the rice is fluffy. Remove from the heat and set aside.
- As the rice is cooking, heat a large metal or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Wash and chop potatoes into bite-size pieces.* Slice the onion into 1/4-inch rings.
- Once the skillet is hot, add the vegan butter. Swirl to coat. Add the potatoes to one half of the pan and the onions to the remaining half. Season with the salt and pepper, cover, and let cook for 4-5 minutes on one side. Then flip/toss to brown on the other side for 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the heat and set aside.
- Add the beans to a small saucepan over medium heat and season with the cumin, garlic power, and chili powder. When bubbly, reduce the heat to low to keep warm.
- To make the slaw, mash together the avocado and lime juice, then add the cabbage and jalapeno and toss to combine. Season with a pinch of salt and set aside.
- To the cooked rice, add the lime juice and cilantro. Toss with a fork to combine.
- To soften the tortillas, wrap in a damp towel and warm in the microwave for 30 seconds, (or in a 350 degree F oven (176 degrees C) for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the fillings in any order, followed by sliced avocado and salsa (or hot sauce, if desired). Roll up, slice in half, and enjoy. Serve any extra potatoes, black beans, or rice on the side.
- *This recipe yields leftover potatoes, rice, and black beans, all of which are calculated into the nutrition information (page 282 of book). Specific nutrition information will vary depending how generously you fill your burrito.
- Reprinted from Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking by arrangement with Avery Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © 2016, Dana Shultz
More Vegan Breakfast Recipes
As much as we’d love to, we simply can’t have breakfast burritos every single day. Here are some other plant based recipes to get you through the week:
- Healthy Breakfast Cookies
- Blueberry French Toast Muffins
- Mango Banana Breakfast Popsicles
- Easy Vegan Yogurt
- Gluten-Free Granola
Ultimate Vegan Breakfast Burrito Recipe
- 1 cup crumbled tofu or vegan egg , see note (or use regular egg if you don’t need it vegan)
- 1 cup portobello bacon recipe , chopped into smaller pieces (or use other bacon recipe you prefer)
- sea salt , to taste (if needed)
- 1 cup breakfast potatoes
- 1 cup black beans , homemade or store bought
- 4 burrito sized tortillas , gluten-free if needed
- Cook the crumbled tofu or vegan egg over medium heat. When almost done, add the bacon and mix in. Put into a bowl and set aside.
- If you want the cabbage wilted a little, add to the pan and saute with broth or oil until just wilted. You can also use it cold, but this is a good option too.
- Warm the tortillas by wrapping them in a damp paper towel and heating in the microwave for 30-45 seconds. Keep heating in 15 second increments to get them soft and pliable.
- Fill with ingredients of choice, we used ¼ cup of the egg mixture, potatoes and beans. Then topped with all the fixings.
- Fold in the sides, then bring the bottom over the top of the ingredients and tuck around them tight as you roll the burrito closed.
- Place seam side down on a heated pan over medium low and grill for about 3-5 minutes until the edge is sealed. This helps make eating the burrito easier so it doesn’t fall apart, and also gives some great texture.
- If making my portobello bacon recipe make the whole thing.
- You can half the breakfast potato recipe or make it all and serve some as a side.
- You can adapt these to be whatever you prefer with the toppings and main ingredients.
- Nutrition facts are for the base ingredients only. They use the tofu as a base.
- Make fillings and store in fridge to use whenever.
- Serve as a bowl for babies (cut up potatoes into small pieces) and toddlers. Or for toddlers make into small thin long burritos.
Recipe by Veggies Don’t Bite, visit our site for more great plant-based recipes.