This easy breakfast plate is a platter of walnut meat, fresh greens, and sliced avocado. In under 10 minutes, this no-cook breakfast comes together with its smokey breakfast sausage crumbles and creamy cool avocado. If you’re looking for a healthy summer recipe, this is! This vegan keto breakfast plate is gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb and whole30 friendly.
- Spring fresh and summer perfect! No cooking or heating up the kitchen required.
- Vegan walnut meat is made from walnut crumbles with salty & smokey flavors and lovely aromatics.
- A couple of low-carb berries or a thin slice of fresh grapefruit make this dish super refreshing.
- Spiced walnuts, avocado, and greens make this recipe vegan, keto, paleo, low-carb, whole food plant based and whole30 friendly.
How is this vegan keto breakfast plate lazy?
Remember when I told you this recipe would take 10 minutes? Guess what, I lied. I think you can do it in 5 minutes.
The only bit of effort this recipe requires is throwing the walnut meat together. Toss walnuts with a handful of ingredients into a food processor and pulse until your walnut sausage crumbles looks like walnut meat!
Because this is just spiced walnuts, you don’t even need to cook them. You’re free to heat them in the oven or on a skillet but if you’re looking for a no-cook vegan summer recipe then skip the heat! Add a large scoop of walnut meat to your plate with a handful of greens and slices of fresh avocado. You’re ready to eat!
Why is this vegan keto breakfast so good?
Not only do we have fresh avocado and a beautiful plate of greens but we have easy walnut sausage crumbles!
The walnut crumbles are so flavorful! They’re salty and smokey, and the dried aromatic herbs give these such a cozy feeling. This breakfast is full of fat and fiber with a nice touch of sweet from the small portion of berries.
Dare I say this vegan keto breakfast is more than good, it’s elegant.
Where to buy unique ingredients?
In efforts to keep this whole30 and soy-free, I used coconut aminos. I’ve seen them at Sprouts for the best price. I bet Trader Joes offers coconut aminos at a fair price as well. Whole Foods sells coconut aminos but if you have soy sauce feel free to use that instead.
I use a tiny bit of liquid smoke which you can buy anywhere. I bought mine at Kroger, so it has caramel coloring. I’ve seen super clean ones on Amazon that are just smoke aroma and water. You can leave out liquid smoke or use a smoked salt or spice (like smoked paprika or chipotle) instead.
How to make this vegan keto breakfast?
Simply add walnuts to a food processor with spices, oil, and coconut aminos
Pulse until walnuts look like sausage crumbles
Add walnut meat to a plate of greens and avocado
Put a spin on this recipe.
- Change out the walnuts to macadamias or another oily nut
- Add other spices such as sage! I wish I had sage in my pantry to spice the walnut meat.
- You can use vegan keto flax wraps and turn this into breakfast tacos
- Skip the small side of fruit and add homemade vegan keto yogurt instead
If you use liquid smoke, know that a little goes a long way. Don’t overdo it!
Salt and spice to taste. As you pulse the walnuts take a sample and adjust as needed.
You can make the walnuts as crumbled as you’d like. Avoid over processing the walnuts. You’ll want some texture, but you’ll also want to break the walnuts down enough to coat them evenly with flavor!
I served my walnut meat without heating it, but you’re welcome to warm them in a skillet or toast them in the oven.
Need more vegan keto recipes?
- 4 Vegan Keto Recipes – Pizza, Cinnamon Toast Cereal, etc
- Vegan Keto Buddha Bowl
- 3 Vegan Keto Cream-Filled Sandwich Cookies
- 3 Vegan Keto Flax Hacks – Wraps, Oatmeal, Crackers
- 3 Vegan Keto No-Bake Desserts
Walnut Meat – Breakfast Style Sausage Crumbles
1 cup walnuts
2 tablespoons liquid aminos (use less if using high sodium soy sauce)
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground fennel (*some people hate fennel)
2 teaspoons Italian spice blend
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
sprinkle of paprika
- Add everything to a food processor and pulse until into crumbles
- Taste to see if it needs more salt or spices
Store in fridge up to 4 days
Inspired by Plant Power Couple