Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos [Gluten Free]


Just in time for Cinco De Mayo – breakfast tacos!

I have an ex-boyfriend from Texas who was also half-Mexican. I feel like I had the real culinary skills for the most part in that relationship (and every relationship, obvi) but when it came to Mexican food – and especially breakfast tacos guacamole – kid had it down. He probably still reads my blog so I’ll leave it at that.


I’m a sucker for good Tex Mex.

I made these last Sunday morning for brunch after my friend Chrissy and I had the most indulgent Saturday I have had in a while. I am just going to clean and say we had seven desserts between us at The Progress. I mean, who knows when you’re going to get in at The Progress again – and at the hands of some of their cooks – so we took advantage of the extra dishes they brought over. We also ran 12 miles that day and didn’t eat lunch but the two-mile walk home was much needed after that dinner.


Vegetarian breakfast tacos.

We were standing in line for coffee at the Philz Truck in the Marina and discussing what to make for breakfast before I had to take her to the airport. Originally we were going with waffles then we realized we needed vegetables and protein in our life ASAP. After grabbing some spinach and mushrooms at the Marina Supermarket, I recreated this breakfast from boyfriends past.


Alternately titled, I needed a manicure and need a tripod.

He used potatoes in his breakfast tacos because he did not have the fear/distrust/distaste of white potatoes that I do so I subbed those out with mushrooms and spinach. I mean really, the only thing that was basically the same was scrambled eggs and the whole idea of breakfast tacos, but I needed some sort of fun anecdote to go with these.

Stay tuned for ex-boyfriend guacamole. (Kidding, most likely.)

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Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos [Gluten Free]
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Recipe type: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
Serves: 6 breakfast tacos
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 8 oz button mushrooms, chopped
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup egg whites
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup Stubbs Hatch Chile sauce
  • ¼ cup shredded Mexican cheese (or pepper jack or whatever you have on hand)
  • cherry tomatoes
  • avocado
  1. Heat a small amount of coconut oil in a skillet. Add baby mushrooms and onion. Cook on medium high until soft, about 4-5 minutes.
  2. While vegetables are cooking, whisk together egg, egg whites and almond milk. Scramble eggs, turning with a spatula. (It makes them extra fluffy.)
  3. Add spinach and Stubbs sauce to mushrooms and onions. Cover with a lid and let cook until spinach is wilted, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. While spinach is wilting, mix cheese into eggs and heat tortillas.
  5. Add ⅙th vegetable mixture and ⅙th scrambled eggs and cheese into each tortilla. Top with cherry tomatoes, avocados and your favorite hot sauce.

If you’re looking for more Meatless Monday recipes, check out the Meatless Monday round-up from Tina Muir and Confessions of a Mother Runner.

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What is the best meal you have had lately? Do you have an ex who’s cooking you miss? (Ex-boyfriends, if you’re reading this it’s okay to say you miss mine.)

24 comments on “Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos [Gluten Free]

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Tina Muir on May 4, 2015 6:15 am

YUMMY! Please join us for meatless monday…I think we said eggs are okay….I say they are ;)

Tacos for breakfast? yes please! By the way, we need a catch up soon :)
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Cassie on May 4, 2015 11:05 pm

Haha just joined and linked back :)

Yes, Skype or phone chat next week so we can discuss our marathons?!?!

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on May 4, 2015 7:08 am

Yes. I love everything in here. Best meal I had recently was the octopus at Rustic House. Holy bananas it was perfection!
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Cassie on May 4, 2015 11:04 pm

I need to get back to Chicago ASAP!

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Heather @Fit n Cookies on May 4, 2015 7:33 am

I’ve never had breakfast tacos but these definitely look like I should change that! How’d you do yesterday?! I was thinking of you, mostly as I turned left at the end of the burmingham bridge and you went right ;) I was happy with my choice! haha
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Cassie on May 4, 2015 11:04 pm

Yes, tomorrow is the perfect time :)

The marathon went so well! (Well, as well as it could for my first marathon). That point on the Birmingham Bridge really committed it for me haha. I was jealous of everyone going to the left!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on May 4, 2015 9:34 am

I love these but… I just died a little inside at the idea of subbing mushrooms for potatoes.
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Cassie on May 4, 2015 11:00 pm

I know, it’s kind of sacrilegious to do so I think! :/

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Dietitian Jess on May 4, 2015 10:00 am

Hahaha! I hope he is reading and appreciates your shout out! I totally agree with you about white potatoes, not a big fan. Hope the marathon went well!!

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Cassie on May 4, 2015 10:59 pm

Haha he hasn’t texted me angrily so maybe not lol… and it did, thank you so much!!

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Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on May 4, 2015 10:02 am

Mmm this looks delicious. Guacamole + mushrooms are two of my favorite things!
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Cassie on May 4, 2015 10:59 pm


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Shashi at RunninSrilankan on May 4, 2015 11:23 am

My daughter is infatuated with breakfast tacos! She would love these – especially the mushroom version!

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Cassie on May 4, 2015 10:59 pm

Let me know what she thinks if you try them!!

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Evhta on May 4, 2015 2:47 pm

I’m going to give it a try! Thanks for sharing on blog love!
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Nikki on May 4, 2015 3:55 pm

That looks so good! Yum!
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Heather @ The Nerdy Fox on May 4, 2015 5:32 pm

I love breakfast tacos/burritos. They’re so yummy. I have to try this.
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Cassie on May 4, 2015 10:58 pm

I hope you enjoy them!

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Whitney on May 5, 2015 7:46 am

Hahaha Cassie, you crack me up! I love all the veggies, cheese & eggs!
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We were certainly on the same page this week! love my Mexican inspired breakfasts. Thanks for linking up with us for Meatless Monday nice to have you!
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Beverley @ sweaty&fit on May 6, 2015 10:09 am

Oh man do those tacos look good! I could eat them literally every day – breakfast tacos for breakfast and fish tacos for dinner. Those are well rounded meals… right??
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Cassie on May 8, 2015 9:17 am

Yes, definitely!

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GiGi Eats on May 6, 2015 1:15 pm

I want eggs in my face, right now! Super hungry – or maybe my headache is just talking…
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Cassie on May 6, 2015 9:21 pm

I always want eggs…. ahh is it breakfast so I can make these yet?

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