It can be challenging to find vegan breakfast recipes that are both delicious and filling. We love cereals, smoothie bowls and PB&Js but when you have a busy day ahead of you, something more filling is in order. 

In this article we share high protein breakfast recipes that will make sure your day gets off to a great start! Just to make things better, all these high protein recipes contain tempeh. And are super delicious 😉  
No wonder many people say that breakfast is their favourite meal of the day!

1. English Breakfast with Tempeh Rashers

Thanks to tempeh rashers and baked beans, this is a high-protein vegan breakfast for sure! This delicious breakfast also includes avocado, mushrooms, potato waffles and sourdough toast. Trust us, it will fill you up! Perfect for those mornings when you don’t have to rush.

  • Serves: 2
  • Difficulty rating (for rookies, for home cooks, for future chefs): For rookies
  • Main ingredients: Tempeh Rashers, baked beans, bread, tomatoes, chestnut mushrooms, avocado, potato waffles

A photo of a high protein vegan breakfast: Vegan English Breakfast with Better Nature tempeh rashers assembled on a grey plate that is placed on a wooden table.  Next to the plate is a black fabric napkin. On the top corner is a mug with coffee. On top of the plate is a pair of hands that are holding cutlery.


2. Avocado and Tempeh Bacon on Toast

Avocado toast is so simple, yet so delicious! And the addition of tempeh takes this toast to another level. Tempeh Rashers add protein, fibre and a nice bite to this vegan breakfast: always a good idea.

  • Serves: 2
  • Difficulty rating: For rookies
  • Main ingredients: Tempeh Rashers, sourdough bread, avocado

Photo of an avocado toast that is topped with tempeh rashers. On the plate, next to the toast, are some lime wedges.


3. Tempeh BLT with Spicy Mayo

You might be more used to having a BLT for lunch than breakfast but it’s great in the mornings, too. This plant-based BLT is full of flavour and contains plenty of protein. And we can’t forget the carbs! Thanks to bread, this vegan breakfast has a good amount of those, too.

This Tempeh BLT with Spicy Mayo will please your taste buds and keep the hunger at bay until lunch time. Give it a whirl!

  • Serves: 2
  • Difficulty rating: For rookies
  • Main ingredients: Tempeh Rashers, bread, vegan mayo, tomato

On a wooden table, on a wooden cutting board is a high protein, vegan BLT made with Better Nature tempeh rashers.


4. Sizzling Pancakes with Sweet & Smoky Tempeh Rashers

This pancake stack with tempeh rashers is the breakfast of champions! Both sweet and savoury, packed with protein and oh so fluffy… What more could you ask for? Also, you need less than ten ingredients to make this dreamy breakfast!

  • Serves: 2
  • Difficulty rating: For home cooks
  • Main ingredients: Sweet & Smoky Tempeh Rashers, self-raising flour, plant-based milk, maple syrup

On a wooden table is a white plate with a stack of vegan pancakes. Behind the plate is a tiny bowl with maple syrup and a cup of coffee. On top of the pancakes are some Better Nature's Sweet & Smoky tempeh rashers. Maple syrup is being poured on the pancakes.


As you can see, we love breakfasts with tempeh rashers. The tasty tempeh rashers are quick to cook and they add plenty of protein and fiber to your breakfasts. Tempeh even counts as one of your 5 A Day! 

If you’re pressed for time, you can simply add cooked tempeh rashers on top of toasted bread along with vegan spread and you’re good to go. So, have a bite of tempeh toast or pancakes and get ready to take on the day! A cup of coffee always helps, too 😉

Bonus round

All the recipes that we shared contain tempeh rashes but you can make use of tempeh in other ways, too. If you want to experiment in the kitchen, why not try making your own vegan sausages using our plain tempeh? Tempeh sausages will definitely take your vegan breakfast to another level! For example, Comptoir V uses our tempeh to make amazing, vegan Merguez Sausages. Tempeh sausages are perfect for weekend brunches!

A fairly close-up photo of Comptoir V’s vegan brunch dish that includes mushrooms, beans in a sauce, vegan bacon, vegan scramble, spinach and vegan Moroccan Merguez Sausages made with Better Nature tempeh.

What is tempeh?

We’ve been going on and on about tempeh but you might be wondering what exactly it is. Tempeh is an all natural, plant-based protein that is typically made with soybeans. Tempeh originates in Indonesia and is high in protein and fibre. Beyond being super nutritious, tempeh has a great, firm texture and it’s super versatile so you can use it in various ways. Our tasty tempeh is definitely worth your attention, we promise 😉  If you want to learn more about tempeh and how it differs from tofu, check out this blog post!

If you’re keen to give these vegan breakfast recipes a go, get yourself some tasty tempeh here. Let us know on Instagram if this post helped you find a new favourite! 

P.S. If you’d like to also get inspiration for high-protein lunches and dinners, check out this blog post.