This vegan breakfast burrito bowl is a fantastic way to get the day started! Made with black beans, smoky jackfruit and oil-free maple roasted sweet potatoes, it’s packed full of flavours and healthy ingredients. Gluten-free, oil-free, incredibly easy. 

Easy vegan breakfast burrito bowl

We all know of breakfast burritos. But a breakfast burrito bowl really steps things up. Think an abundance of vibrant ingredients, plenty of flavours and textures to keep each bite interesting, and a lot of savoury comfort to set you up for a great day. Count me in!

 

You guys know I love my savoury breakfasts. They’re big, cosy and give me a lot of energy to be super productive throughout the morning. This option is a current favourite of mine! I’m sure you will end up loving it too.

Closeup of a vegan bowl with black beans, jackfruit, sweet potato and avocado

Breakfast burrito bowl with maple sweet potatoes

I decided to base this burrito bowl on sweet potatoes. I know that a typical burrito ingredient is rice, but sweet potato feels more appropriate for breakfast. Although, if you want to switch it up for rice of your choice, all the power to you!

Making oil-free maple roasted sweet potato is super easy. Simply toss your sweet potato pieces with maple syrup and salt. Transfer to a baking tray and bake for at least 15-20 minutes, but perhaps longer, depending on the size of your sweet potato pieces. I would totally recommend making extra to use in other recipes.

Breakfast burrito bowl with refried beans, smoky jackfruit, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, avocado and tahini

Smoky jackfruit

In my opinion, no burrito bowl is complete without a hint of smokiness/spice. That’s where the smoky jackfruit comes in. To make it, all you need is:

Ingredients for smoky jackfruit

  • Red onion
  • Jackfruit
  • Sea salt
  • Paprika
  • Garlic granules
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Tomato paste
  • Plant based milk.

To start, sauté the onion for a couple of minutes to soften it. Then, add the jackfruit, sea salt, paprika, and garlic granules. Cook for a further 2-3 minutes, before adding the chopped tomatoes, tomato paste and plant based milk. Simmer over a medium heat for 8-10 minutes, until thick and fragrant.

Smoky jackfruit in a frying pan

Bowl with black beans, sweet potato, lettuce, avocado, sweetcorn and tahini

The perfect black beans

Black beans are a must for a breakfast burrito bowl. My preparation method is very simple and only takes around 5 minutes. in order to make them, you will need:

  • Garlic
  • Tamari
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Lemon juice

Add all the ingredients to a saucepan. Cook for around 5 minutes, stirring frequently and pressing down some of the beans to create a ‘refried bean texture’. After this is done, you are ready to assemble your bowl! It’s up to you which other ingredients and vegetables you pick, but here I went for lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, sweetcorn, and a generous drizzle of tahini. Serve and enjoy!

Bowl with avocado and lettuce surrounded by jackfruit, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, tahini, sweetcorn, and black beans

Tips and tricks for the best breakfast burrito bowl

  • Serve with plenty of vegetables! The more texture and variety you can create, the better.
  • Be generous with spices. Don’t lessen the amounts because a good amount of seasoning is the best way to create amazing flavours.
  • If you meal prep, you can make all the ingredients ahead of time and assemble the bowl as needed.
  • Add nuts on top for a little bit of extra crunch.

Closeup of a bowl with black beans, jackfruit, sweet potatoes, avocado and corn

You will love this amazing savoury breakfast!

It is …

  • Comforting and cosy
  • Full of flavour
  • Made with healthy and whole ingredients
  • Filling and satisfying
  • Gluten-free
  • Oil-free
  • Easy to make
  • Great for meal prep
  • A really unique way to enjoy burrito flavours!

Burrito bowl with avocado, sweetcorn, jackfruit, lettuce tomatoes, refried beans and tahini

Other savoury vegan breakfast ideas

Let me know in the comments: what’s an essential burrito bowl ingredient for you? If you give this burrito bowl a go, be sure to tag me on Instagram (@earthofmariaa) so I can see your creations, and leave your feedback in the comments below together with a star rating!

Vegan breakfast burrito bowl

Get the Recipe: Vegan Breakfast Burrito Bowl

A flavourful vegan breakfast burrito bowl with maple roasted sweet potato, smoky jackfruit and black beans. This meal is made with healthy ingredients in under 30 minutes and is perfect for brunch too! Gluten-free & oil-free.

Ingredients

For the maple roasted sweet potatoes

  • 1 medium sweet potato, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the smoky jackfruit

  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 can jackfruit, draind
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/2 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup plant based milk

For the black beans

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 lemon, juice of

To serve (optional)

  • 2 cups lettuce, chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1/4 cup sweetcorn
  • 2 tbsp tahini

Equipment

  • Conventional oven
  • Frying pan
  • Saucepan

Instructions 

Make the maple roasted sweet potatoes

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C/400 F.
  • Mix together the sweet potato, maple syrup and salt. Transfer to a baking tray and bake for 15-25 minutes, depending on the size of your potato chunks (more may be necessary if they are larger).

Make the smoky jackfruit

  • To start, sauté the onion for a couple of minutes to soften it.
  • Add the jackfruit, sea salt, paprika, and garlic granules. Cook for a further 2-3 minutes, before adding the chopped tomatoes, tomato paste and plant based milk.
  • Simmer over a medium heat for 8-10 minutes, until thick and fragrant. Use this time to make the black beans

Make the black beans

  • Add all the ingredients to a saucepan. Cook for around 5 minutes, stirring frequently and pressing down some of the beans to create a 'refried bean texture'.

Assemble the bowl

  • Serve the sweet potato, jackfruit and black beans in a large bowl with lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, sweetcorn, and a generous drizzle of tahini.

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Calories: 711kcal, Carbohydrates: 106g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 2057mg, Potassium: 2597mg, Fiber: 31g, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 20023IU, Vitamin C: 86mg, Calcium: 290mg, Iron: 8mg

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