Most people celebrate the ushering in of a new year on December 31st, but we believe that January 1st is just as deserving of a party. Invite a few friends over and kick off 2016 with a festive meal. We’ve put together a list of our favorite vegan brunch recipes that will help you celebrate in delicious style.
10 Vegan Brunch Recipes for New Year’s Day Brunch
Country Hash from Everyday Vegan Eats by Zsu Dever – According to Southern folklore, black-eyed peas should be the first food eaten on New Year’s Day for luck and prosperity in the year ahead, and this hash is loaded with them!
Apple Pie Green Smoothie from The Abundance Diet by Somer McCowan – If you over indulged on New Year’s Eve, start the day (and year) out with this green smoothie, which is surprisingly reminiscent of apple pie.
Mom’s Chickpea Flour Pancakes from Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen by Richa Hingle – These chillas in the simplest form are easy and perfect for breakfast, a snack, or a side flatbread. Stuff them with roasted vegetables or vegan feta.
Breakfast Tacos with Poblano Strips, Mojo Scramble, and Pinto Beans from Vegan Tacos by Jason Wyrick – If you’re a fan of Mexican food (and who isn’t?), have fun and go the non-traditional route with tacos for breakfast!
Breakfast Andouille Sausage with Biscuits from The Lusty Vegan by Ayindé Howell and Zöe Eisenberg – If you know you aren’t going to have a lot of time in the morning, you can prep the sausage a day or two in advance. The biscuits come together pretty quickly, but they can also be made in advance and frozen, and then defrosted on New Year’s morning.
Savory Oats Hash from Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen by Richa Hingle – In this recipe, old-fashioned oats are soaked and cooked just enough so they are tender but are separate grains. If you have never tried oats this way, you may be surprised by how good they taste.
Fresh Strawberry Pancakes from The Blooming Platter Cookbook by Betsy DiJulio – If you prefer fruity pancakes, you’ll love these Fresh Strawberry Pancakes. A few of the ingredients in the recipe may seem non-traditional, but you’ll have to trust us when we say these pancakes are spectacularly delicious.
Vegan Cornbread Muffins from Everyday Vegan Eats by Zsu Dever – These muffins are light and buttery and taste delightfully of corn, as any cornbread should. They make a great side for brunch, and they even do well on their own as a main dish slathered with a little vegan butter and drizzled with maple syrup.
No matter what dish you choose to start 2016 off with, we wish you a happy and healthy 2016!