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25 High-Protein Breakfast Ideas (+ Easy Recipes)

The best breakfasts aren’t just delicious, they also give you an energy boost to kick-start your day.

These tasty and filling high-protein breakfast ideas tick both boxes, providing plenty of inspiration if you’re in a breakfast rut.

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It happens – we get used to chowing down cereal, or grabbing a coffee on the way out the door. But you deserve better.

You deserve to start your day with a plate of baked avocado egg, or a hearty tomato, feta, and egg scramble.

Avocado and Egg Toast

Short on time in the mornings? No problem. Make-ahead muffins or overnight oatmeal give you lots of grab n’ go options.

Wake up to these nourishing nibbles, and you’ll have a spring in your step all day long!

1. High Protein Pancakes with Greek Yogurt and Oats

Who says you can’t have pancakes on a high protein diet?

These healthy pancakes contain 10-13 grams of protein per cake. They’re made with oats, yogurt, eggs, and a touch of natural sweetener.

2. Greek Yogurt Oatmeal

Adding Greek yogurt to your oatmeal doesn’t just up the protein, it also makes it creamy, rich, and very filling.

If you’re not in the mood to stand over the stove, stirring oatmeal, in the mornings simply prep it the night before.

Get your overnight oats going in the slow cooker and then just wake up, stir in your yogurt, and enjoy!

Strawberry Banana Granola Parfait

3. Strawberry Banana Granola Parfaits

This fruity, fresh parfait is more like a sundae than breakfast – and that’s a very good thing.

Strawberries and bananas are layered with crunchy, homemade granola and thick, creamy yogurt. It’s sweet, it’s savory, it’s loaded with protein.

4. Greek Yogurt Blueberry Muffins

Adding yogurt to baked goods keeps them wonderfully moist and fluffy.

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These scrumptious muffins aren’t just delightfully soft, they’re also low in sugar and high in protein.

Blueberries provide natural sweetness (and antioxidants!) while yogurt and milk keep them light and airy.

They’re the perfect guilt-free way to start the day.

5. Blueberry Pie Protein Overnight Oats

This recipe is what happens when you combine blueberry pie with oatmeal.

The delicious results will kick your morning into high gear. 

This thick, creamy oatmeal contains just five ingredients – blueberries, yogurt, milk, oats, and natural sweetener.

Just mix everything together and chill overnight for a mood-boosting breakfast.

6. Greek Tomato, Feta and Egg Scramble

This tasty savory breakfast is ideal for the weekends, or long lazy brunches. 

Inspired by delicious Greek flavors, it’s packed with tangy feta, juicy tomatoes, and silky scrambled eggs. 

Known as kagiana in Greece, this is a very traditional meal with a long history of sending people into their day well-fed and very happy.

Sausage and Egg Muffins

7. Sausage and Egg McMuffins

McDonalds effectively cornered the fast food breakfast market when it introduced McMuffins in 1972.

But you can now skip the drive-thru and make a healthier version in your own kitchen.

If you have egg, cheese, sausage, potato, and muffins, you can have a McMuffin.

Assemble your sandwich and enjoy the meaty, satisfying goodness.

8. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bowl

Peanut butter is a great energy-booster.

Packed with protein and healthy fats, it’s ideal if you’re sluggish in the mornings and need help to get moving.

Peanut butter isn’t the only thing that makes this oatmeal awesome.

It’s topped with shredded coconut, dark chocolate, and fresh fruit. 

Is it dessert? Is it breakfast? When it’s this yummy, who cares?!

9. Poached Egg and Avocado Toast

I have a love/hate relationship with poached eggs. I love their soft, buttery taste, but absolutely hate making them.

This recipe takes the angst out of your eggs, by sharing an easy hack to getting great poached eggs every time.

Team your perfectly poached eggs with avocado and thick slices of grainy, buttered toast for a restaurant-worthy breakfast or brunch.

10. Black Bean and Vegetable Burritos

Turn your mornings Mexican with this delicious recipe that’s full of spicy, zesty flavor.

Ideal for vegetarians or anyone looking for more nutritious breakfast options, this hearty burrito is packed with peppers, beans, juicy tomatoes, corn, and cheese. 

If you’re tired of dry, boring cereal, liven things up with this colorful plate of yum.

11. Breakfast Egg Muffins

Eggs are a great way to start the day and keep you full until lunch. Especially in muffin form.

Think of these as mini-quiches. They’re extremely versatile and a great way to use up any veg leftovers. 

Need more protein? Just add some meats to the mix – bacon, ham, or smoked salmon would work beautifully in these rich, fluffy breakfast bites.

12. Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs

Smoked salmon is the ultimate decadent breakfast. Salty, savory and irresistible, it makes your morning meal fancy and flavorful.

Salmon’s also very healthy.

Adding it to classic scrambled eggs, ups the nutrition thanks to its high content of Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and vitamin D.

13. Cottage Cheese Pancakes 

Time for a riddle – what has crunchy, golden edges and a soft gooey center? 

Your breakfast, if you make this recipe for chunky, satisfying protein-rich pancakes.

Low in carbs and calories but high in taste, these pancakes are great on their own or as the foundation for a fancier feast.

Top with fresh fruit, whipped cream, and/or nuts to really get your day going.

14. Starbucks Egg White Wrap with Spinach and Feta

I love Starbucks copycat recipes. Not only do you get to enjoy your favorites at home, but you can make them healthier or tweak them according to your taste.

This version of the popular Starbucks breakfast wrap is ideal for anyone on a low-carb kick. 

Filled with spinach, feta, cream cheese, and sundried tomatoes, it’s so good you’ll be tempted to eat it again for lunch.

15. Cheddar Oatmeal with a Fried Egg

If you’ve never tried savory oatmeal, you’re missing out.

This unique recipe pairs a mild, creamy cheddar, with golden fried egg, fresh peppers, and fragrant onions.

Pro tip – no one likes doing a pile of dishes in the morning.

Save yourself the work by cracking your egg directly into the oatmeal just before it’s done cooking.

16. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Not all of us have an appetite in the morning. But even sensitive stomachs will enjoy this healthy, satisfying smoothie.

It’s rich, thick, and creamy – making the most of one of the best food pairings in culinary history, peanut butter and banana.  

17. Baked Avocado Egg

Avocado egg boats are arguably the best thing to happen to the creamy fruit since guacamole.

And they’re super easy. Simply crack an egg into the centre of a halved avocado, season, and bake.

Sprinkle with cheese, chives, and chopped bell pepper to give this delightful breakfast an even more punchy flavor.

Bacon Breakfast Casserole

18. Bisquick Breakfast Casserole

If you’ve a load of guests, or a big family, breakfast casseroles can help you quickly feed a crowd on busy mornings.

Breakfast sausage, peppers, onions, hash browns, and lots of cheese go into this melty, creamy casserole.

There are also a few eggs in there for extra protein. 

19. Huevos Rancheros

Huevos rancheros were traditionally served as a hearty mid-morning meal in rural Mexico.

It was created to give hard-working farmers the energy they needed to power through their work until dinner.

You may not be heading out to tend the harvest, but this delicious mix of eggs, tomatoes, chorizo, and beans will definitely spice up your morning.

20. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos

This vegetarian breakfast burrito combines sweet potato and black beans for a nutritious dish that’s full of flavor.

Ready in 30 minutes, they’re worth the time, but you always can prep the ingredients the night before and swiftly assemble later for a grab-and-go breakfast.

21. Peanut Butter Energy Bites

These bites work as breakfast, brunch, or an any-time energy-boost.

With just five ingredients, they’re so easy and quick.

Make up a big batch and store them in the fridge for a super convenient breakfast any day of the week.

Sweet Potato Frittata

22. Sweet Potato Frittata

Low-carb sweet potatoes are a great breakfast choice. High in vitamin A, C, and fiber, they’re a healthy addition to this flavorful frittata.

This baked casserole is vegetarian-friendly and ideal for chilly mornings when you need something warm and comforting to fire you up.

23. Peanut Butter and Blueberry Jelly Chia Pudding

Kids love pudding for breakfast and this healthy recipe is both kid and adult-approved. 

Chia seeds swell in liquid, providing that soft pudding texture while peanut butter adds a creamy depth and blueberries finish it off with fresh, fruity sweetness.

24. Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl

This breakfast recipe is ideal for anyone on a diet.

Keto, low-carb, and diabetic-friendly, it’s nourishing and nutritious without sacrificing any of the taste.

There are no hidden nasties in this bowl of yum, just healthy, simple ingredients like cottage cheese, chia seeds, and juicy berries.

Italian Sausage Breakfast Casserole

25. Italian Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Italian sausage, potato, onion, and melty cheese – you better wake up with an appetite for this heavenly casserole.

It’s a meal for your morning, but you don’t have to eat it all in one sitting.

Cut into individual servings and freeze to take the work out of future breakfasts.

If you’re a meal-prepper, this might just become your go-to breakfast.

25 High Protein Breakfast Ideas (+ Easy Recipes)

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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