Looking for a protein-packed breakfast recipe to start your day off right? Here are over 30 high-protein breakfast recipes each with 15+ grams of protein!
Starting the day off with a balanced, protein-packed meal is so important! It gives you the energy you need to be productive throughout the morning and can help prevent overeating and cravings later in the day.
When you think of a protein-packed breakfast you probably immediately think about eggs and some type of meat. While those are both great ways to get your protein in, there are so many other high-protein options… from Greek yogurt and cottage cheese to protein powder and tofu and tempeh.
Why is Protein Important?
If you’ve been reading the blog for a while you know how much I stress the importance of protein! I specifically aim to have a balance of protein, fiber and healthy fats for every meal and snack. But why? Protein helps stabilize your blood sugar and keeps you feeling fuller, longer.
It helps satisfy cravings, helps with weight loss (or weight management) and has so many important functions within the body, including muscle repair. So while the mainstream media messaging might be that protein is only important for athletes and bodybuilders, I’m here to let you know that protein is important for everyone!
High-Protein Breakfast Recipes
I’ve pulled together over 30 high protein breakfast ideas have at least 15 grams of protein per serving! Enjoy!
One of my favorite ways to get my protein in for breakfast is from eggs. Frittatas, quiches, egg muffins, omelets… there are so many options to choose from!
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Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Frittata
This sweet potato kale frittata is a quick and easy healthy meal that can be whipped up in less than 35 minutes and served for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
For those of you that think oatmeal isn’t very filling or you find yourself hungry 1 hour after eating it, all you need to do is add some protein and healthy fat. That’s why I’m a huge supporter of making protein oatmeal. Adding a good protein source (think protein powder, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, etc) to your oatmeal ensures that breakfast will keep you full for hours.
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Protein Baked Oatmeal
Have your oatmeal and get your protein in with this protein baked oatmeal! It's easy to make, perfect for meal prep and packs over 17 grams of protein per serving.
This oatmeal smoothie tastes just like a cinnamon oatmeal cookie, but in smoothie form. It's healthy, packed with over 20 grams of protein and makes for a great breakfast or post-workout snack! Vegan + gluten-free.
This strawberry banana protein smoothie comes together quickly with only 4 simple ingredients. It's packed with over 20 grams of protein and is perfect for a post-workout snack or filling breakfast. Vegan + dairy-free.
In a bowl or mason jar, whisk together almond milk and protein powder until protein powder has dissolved. If you’re using a mason jar, you can put the lid on and shake the mixture to combine.
Add chia seeds, maple syrup and vanilla. Stir or shake mixture until well combined. Once the chia pudding mixture is well combined, let it sit for 5 minutes, give it another stir/shake to break up any clumps of chia seeds.
Cover and put the mixture in the fridge to “set” for 1-2 hours or overnight. The chia pudding should be nice and thick, not liquidy.
When ready to serve, portion chia pudding into two glasses with layers of granola, if desired. Top with ¼ cup Greek yogurt each, fresh berries, additional granola and nut butter or toppings of choice.
Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!