5 Autumnal Breakfast Ideas | Vegan & Gluten Free

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autumnal breakfast

Hi guys, this is the main post of four going up today! Now we’re officially into autumn, it’s finally starting to get colder and smoothie season is definitely over, I wanted to dedicate a post to autumnal breakfast ideas. Two of these recipes went up in recent weeks, and three of them are new. Originally, I was going to add the three new recipes to this post, but that was getting a little too long so they’ve all linked to this anchor post instead.  

I wanted to make most of them easy to have when you’re in a hurry on a morning, so most of them are something you can make at the weekend and eat throughout the week. They are all seasonal flavours, think apple, plums and lots of cinnamon.  

The only exception is my cinnamon apple pancakes, but I thought it was only fair to include one more weekend breakfast/ brunch idea too.  

All of these recipes are vegan and gluten free, most are also soy free.  

Peanut Butter Pretzel Granola  

This was the first recipe I made using my homemade date syrup and I’ve used that a lot since. The date syrup makes the granola recipes able to be oil free and refined sugar free. 

peanut butter pretzel granola

Cinnamon Pecan Granola  

Speaking of granola, this one is so autumnal and warming. Cinnamon, pecans and dried fruit. This one also contains my date syrup, making this one oil free and refined sugar free too.  

cinnamon pecan granola

Apple and Walnut Loaf  

This one is perfect for this time of year as not only does it contain autumnal ingredients, but it can be eaten hot or cold on those chilly mornings.  

Spiced Plum Jam 

I was so happy with how the photos turned out for this one. If you only click on one of these recipes, please look at this one. I know jam isn’t technically a breakfast food on its own, but you could add it to oats or something toasted, or layer it in an overnight recipe. Still eating your everyday foods but making it a touch more seasonal.  

Plums in general I think are a very underrated fruit, but they’re one of the very few fruits that are actually in season at this time of year and they taste so good with the autumnal spices. Most jam recipes I saw used equal amounts sugar and plums, which is a lot. So, I decided to half the sugar and use chia seeds to help it thicken and set. Obviously, it still contains quite a bit of sugar, but it’s still healthier than most alternatives.

spiced plum jam 

Cinnamon Apple Pancakes with Date Caramel Sauce 

Last, but not least, we have our weekend option. I’ve mentioned several times before that I’m not a fan of bananas, so I used the concept of a banana pancake recipe but used unsweetened applesauce instead. And I added cinnamon because it’s autumn and you’re supposed to add cinnamon to everything. The sauce is simply dates, water, and maca powder to give it that caramel flavour without making it too unhealthy.  

cinnamon apple pancakes

Which of these looks the best to you? Tell me your favourite autumnal breakfasts in the comments! 

Until next time, 


41 thoughts on “5 Autumnal Breakfast Ideas | Vegan & Gluten Free

  1. Thank you so much for sharing these – I love the sound of that cinnamon pecan granola! At the moment I just have Fruit & Fibre for brekkie but it is getting a bit repetitive…

  2. I always love reading your recipe ideas they’re so creative! That plum jam sounds gorgeous and the pancakes look amazing, you can’t beat pancakes for breakfast in my opinion!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com

  3. these are great! I love and appreciate how much effort you put into this post, it really paid off! those pancakes look great! also the jam looks great as well! that would be perfect for the mornings I have to leave earlier then usual and don’t get time to have a sit down breakfast and have to eat on the drive to work! loved this post and still so in love with your new recipe formate! xx

    mich / simplymich.com

  4. These breakfasts look so good! I’m really slacking with breakfast as I only really have toast or cereal and it’s very boring! Really loving the idea for the spiced plum jam I’m actually craving bagels right now! Great post x

  5. Love this post, and these breakfast ideas are just perfect! Love the idea of spiced plum jam, might have to give this a whirl myself 🙂 its not your first thought of autumn food, but so relevant to the reason right?

  6. I think this is such a great post! I don’t know about anyone else but I get so lazy with my breakfast sometime but ideas like this for breakfast will definitely get me out of bed earlier!! Definitely the pancake excite me most!

  7. With autumn kicking in full gear, these breakfast ideas are perfect! Yum!!! My boyfriend would LOVE the peanut butter pretzel granola. Oooh, I’d appreciate the pecan granola. I love how nutty these recipes are. I like that you swap ingredients out for something that fits your appetite. Thanks for sharing these!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  8. I really want to try your pretzel granola! I love pretzels and haven’t had them in ages, and that recipe sounds so delicious I’m also planning on making some jams soon, so I’ll definitely be trying out the plum jam and chia seeds. Such a good idea!

    Beka | http://www.bekadaisies.com

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