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20 High Protein breakfast recipes

20 high protein breakfasts that will keep you full and satisfied until lunch.

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I love breakfast. Many of you know by now that I start most mornings with a smoothie, but there are a ton of delicious filling ways to start your day! I enjoy trying new ways to make the classic pancakes, waffles, and eggs, and my kids enjoy helping me eat them. If you’re feeling like you’re in a bit of a rut when it comes to breakfast recipes, I’ve compiled 20 of my favorite high protein breakfasts to help you out.

Why High Protein in the Morning?

  • Keeps you full. Protein helps you to feel full for longer, so that you can last until your next meal without being hungry again in 10 minutes.
  • Helps you lose weight. Because it helps to curb your hunger, eating high protein/low calorie meals is a great way to help you lose weight while still feeling satisfied.
  • Keeps you alert. Full of amino acids, protein helps your brain function at its highest level.
high protein breakfast- avocado toast with cottage cheese and tomatoes.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is a high-protein breakfast good for weight loss?

Yes! As I’ve mentioned before, high protein/low-calorie is a great way to lose weight.

How many grams of protein should I aim to have in my breakfast?

If you’re having balanced meals and snacks throughout the day, you should strive to have between 10-13 grams of protein in your breakfast.

Which breakfast foods are high in protein?

Eggs are incredibly high in protein, as is Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and turkey sausage. But adding flaxseed meal, protein powder, or other nutrition additives can up the protein of your meals.

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20 High Protein Breakfast Recipes

Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes

4.44 stars average
15 minutes
Naturally sweetened with fruit, these apple cinnamon protein pancakes are gluten-free and will fill you up while fulfilling the sweet craving in a healthy way.
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apple protein pancakes

Chocolate Orange Protein Smoothie

4.34 stars average
5 minutes
This creamy, protein-packed smoothie is made with rich dark chocolate, juicy orange, and a pinch of cinnamon.
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Chocolate Orange Protein smoothie

Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal

4 stars average
6 minutes
Warm, naturally sweet, and a filling breakfast, this Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal with walnuts tastes like pie in a bowl.
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Pumpkin banana oatmeal

Peanut Butter Banana Greek Yogurt Bowl

4.69 stars average
5 minutes
Creamy vanilla Greek yogurt is topped with banana slices and melted peanut butter to create this easy protein-packed peanut butter banana Greek yogurt bowl.
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Peanut Butter Banana Greek Yogurt in Bowl

Low-Carb Bacon, Egg, and Spinach Casserole

4.5 stars average
45 minutes
This low carb, high protein egg casserole is made with bacon, spinach, and cheese. Ideal for prepping ahead and enjoying for breakfast all week long!
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Healthy Egg Bake Recipe

Chorizo and Egg Breakfast Tacos

5 stars
15 minutes
This quick and easy breakfast taco recipe is made with scrambled eggs and savory chorizo sausage then drizzled with salsa verde.
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Breakfast Tacos with Chorizo and a wedge of lime

Maple and Brown Sugar Microwave Oatmeal

4.8 stars average
3 minutes
This easy maple and brown sugar oatmeal recipe is ready in just 90 seconds and is naturally gluten free!
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Microwave Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal Recipe

High Protein Chocolate Steel Cut Oats

4.91 stars average
20 minutes
These thick and hearty whole grain steel cut oats are not only easy to make but rich in fiber, chocolately and packed with 15 grams of protein.
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High Protein Chocolate Steel Cut Oats

Hummus Toast with Scrambled Eggs

4.67 stars average
15 minutes
This quick and easy breakfast toast is made with hearty, whole grain bread, creamy Sabra hummus, scrambled eggs and za’atar. 
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Hummus Toast with Scrambled Eggs on a plate

Avocado Toast with Cottage Cheese and Tomatoes

4.66 stars average
5 minutes
This satisfying no-cook avocado toast breakfast is packed with protein, fiber and healthy fats – perfect for busy mornings or an easy lunch.
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Avocado toast with cottage cheese and tomatoes

Cheesy Sausage and Pepper Egg Bake

4.25 stars average
40 minutes
This low carb, high protein egg bake breakfast recipe is made with Italian sausage, bell peppers and sharp cheddar cheese.
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Easy Sausage and Pepper Egg Bake with tomatoes on a plate

High Protein Blueberry Kale Smoothie

4.4 stars average
5 minutes
This high protein powerhouse blueberry kale smoothie is full of antioxidants and plenty of protein to keep you full and satisfied until your next meal.
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Blueberry Kale Power Smoothie Healthy protein

Apple Cinnamon Buckwheat Pancakes

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25 minutes
These cinnamon-scented apple buckwheat pancakes make for a hearty and delicious breakfast recipe. Leftovers are great for freezing! 
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apple cinnamon buckwheat pancakes

Peach Protein Smoothie

5 stars
5 minutes
This thick and creamy peach protein smoothie tastes like summer in a glass. 
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Peach Protein Smoothie Recipe

High Protein Homemade Granola

4.63 stars average
40 minutes
Sweetened with cinnamon and honey, this high protein granola is filled with oats, nuts, seeds, and flavor.
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High protein granola

Avocado Toast with Turkey and Egg

4.75 stars average
13 minutes
The ultimate savory egg recipe, whole grain toast is topped with mashed avocado, smoked turkey and a runny fried egg. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
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Avocado Toast with Egg and Sriracha - a fast and healthy breakfast recipe

Green Smoothie Bowl

5 stars average
5 minutes
This thick and creamy green smoothie bowl is the ideal vessel for your favorite toppings such as chia seeds, flaked coconut and fresh berries.
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Green Smoothie Bowl with Kiwi and Ginger - a fun breakfast recipe

Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

3.67 stars average
5 minutes
Save time and stress in the morning by putting together overnight oats the night before!
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Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oat - The Lemon Bowl

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

3.85 stars average
30 minutes
These naturally gluten free banana oatmeal muffins are moist and cake-like yet contain no oil or butter.
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Gluten Free Oatmeal Banana Muffins - a healthy, moist and naturally gluten free baked good recipe
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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.

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