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Vegan Breakfast Empanadas

Vegan Breakfast Empanadas

These Vegan Breakfast Empanadas are easy to make, filled with protein and so delicious!

Make this vegan breakfast empanadas to surprise your friends or family. Also, empanadas are wonderful to eat as finger food, breakfast, brunch or snack. These vegan empanadas are filled with tofu, vegetables, vegan cheeses and salsa. I can assure you that even non-vegans would love them.

These vegan breakfast empanadas can be made with scrambled eggs for people that are vegetarian. Also, for people that are soy intolerant. These vegan breakfast empanadas can be frozen for a month and refrigerated for a week.

Why you should make these breakfast empanadas?

  • Easy to make
  • Flavorful
  • Great for any occasion
  • You can make your dough gluten-free
  • Convenient

Vegan Breakfast Empanadas

You can buy the dough already made at the supermarket. But, be aware of the ingredients because it can contain milk. If you are vegan making your own dough is the best option. If you need a tutorial for the folding method check out my video here:

What are Empanadas?

In Puerto Rico, what you call empanada, we call empanadilla. An empanada is a type of baked or fried turnover consisting of pastry and filling, common in Southern European, Latin American, and the Philippines cultures. The name comes from the Spanish verb empanar, and translates as “enbreaded”, that is, wrapped or coated in bread. My grandma referred to empanadas as breaded beef.

I remember eating them for lunch or after school at the cafeteria or “kioskito” across the street from my school. If you are Puerto Rican, you know what that is. Empanadas are very versatile because you can fill them with any filling that you would like. My favorite flavors are cheese and pepperoni pizza. Although I love other flavors.

You can find more vegan empanada recipes here on my blog:

Vegan Pepperoni Pizza Empanadas (Empanadillas de Pizza Vegan)

Black Bean Empanada  – Puerto Rican Style

If you like Puerto Rican food, check out my Vegan Quesitos tutorial:

If you give this recipe a try, let me know what you think! Leave a comment below. Also, don’t forget to take a picture and share it on my Facebook page or tag it #thehungrydragonfly on Instagram! I love seeing your creations!


Vegan Breakfast Empanadas


Hey there! Welcome to The Hungry Dragonfly! I’m Mariela, the writer, photographer and recipe developer behind The Hungry Dragonfly!

I share vegetarian and vegan recipes that are simple to follow and require friendly ingredients that are easy to find. Because life is about having a balance. I create healthy recipes and also some comforting dishes, as well. What else can you find here on my blog? I share seasonal baking recipes and tips, lifestyle ideas, pet friendly road trips and coffee shops.

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  1. These breakfast empanadas are such a great idea! I love the tofu sautéed with the veggies, and the air fryer is perfect! Does that make them crispier than baking them in the oven? We are starting to use our air fryer a little more these days, so this would be fun to try!

    1. Hi Suz! Thank you so much for stopping by. Yes the air fryer makes them crispier than the oven. I love using my air fryer for almost everything. Let me know if you try it. Thank you so much!

  2. Will do, Mariela! Great to hear that it works so well in the air fryer. I love it when the crust gets nice and crispy!

    1. Yes!! That’s the best way!

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