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    The 40 BEST High Protein Breakfast Ideas

    If you’re looking for some delicious ways to add more protein into your diet, you’ve come to the right place!

    We’ve compiled this list of our absolute best High Protein Breakfast Ideas for you to cook, and they’re all amazing.

    From egg preparations to amped up versions of pancakes and muffins, bowl meals, casseroles and more, there’s something for everyone here!

    Cook your way through all of these high protein breakfast ideas, you will love these flavors!

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    High Protein Breakfast Ideas:

    1. Denver Omelette

    We are starting this incredible list of high protein breakfast ideas with our own beloved Denver Omelette!

    This classic Western Omelette is loaded with goodies like ham, cheese and peppers that make it a super filling and satisfying breakfast.

    With 42 grams of protein per serving, it’s an amazing way to start your day.

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    2. Breakfast Tacos

    Guys, make your busy weekdays more flavorful and delicious with this excellent Breakfast Tacos recipe!

    These additive tacos are super filling, tasty, very easy, and fun to make. They are awesomely versatile, so you can really make them your own. So just enjoy.

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    3. Crustless Ham and Swiss Quiche

    You are going to absolutely love this Crustless Ham and Swiss Quiche recipe to the core! It’s light, fluffy, and creamy deliciousness in each bite.

    This quiche variation is high protein, low carb and gluten-free recipe, plus it’s great for meal prep and freezer friendly, too.

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    4. Egg Bhurji (Indian Scrambled Eggs)

    Craving some Indian flavors but want to make something quick and healthy? We have got you covered with this outstanding Indian Scrambled Eggs, popularly known as Egg Bhurji.

    This flavorful egg recipe is made using a few Indian staple spices, and it tastes incredibly delicious. This is one of our favorite high protein breakfasts.

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    5. Grillades and Grits

    Grillades ‘n’ Grits, a Creole delight, and commonly served for breakfast around New Orleans.

    Tender medallions of meat simmered in a tomato based gravy over creamy, cheesy grits. It takes a little time, but the results are worth it! Plus, it has 48 grams of protein per serving!

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    6. Loco Moco

    Now, give your regular breakfast or brunch a break and make this Hawaiian favorite dish, Loco Moco. It’s a beef patty with gravy over rice, all topped with a fried egg.

    The recipe is super fun to make and to eat. Plus, it packs 44 grams of protein per serving.

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    7. Eggs Cochon

    Make your morning special with this spectacular Eggs Cochon recipe, a delicious version of eggs benedict, but in New Orlando style.

    This fantastic dish features a fluffy buttermilk biscuit topped with Cajun pulled pork, poached egg, and tasty hollandaise sauce.

    It’s a perfect recipe to impress your family and friends.

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    8. Scrambled Eggs on English Muffins

    Just a little bit more ingredients and efforts can take your basic scrambled eggs from regular to stunning and delicious.

    Serve them on English muffins topped with goat cheese and arugula… Simply fabulous!

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    9. Shakshuka

    Shakshuka – So much more than your regular eggs! With so much flavor from the herbs and spices, this Middle Eastern classic will become your favorite in no time.

    This is one of our go-to high protein breakfast ideas!

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    10. Bahamian Boiled Fish

    If you’re looking for a high protein breakfast without eggs, how about going the island way?

    Hearty, flaky fish simmered in a delicious broth with potatoes, onions, tons of lime juice and a bit of hot kick. It is typically eaten for breakfast along with grits.

    By itself, it has 46 grams of lean protein per serving.

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    11. Mushroom, Spinach and Egg Breakfast Skillet

    If your breakfast table needs sprucing up, try this fresh and exciting breakfast skillet. It’s tasty, packed with nutrients and it’s even keto friendly.

    This is your sunny side up with a twist! 

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    12. Mediterranean Omelette

    Add some Mediterranean flair to your breakfast rotation with this easy and tasty Mediterranean Omelette!

    Filled with tomatoes, spinach, olives and feta, it’s one of our favorite high protein breakfast recipes!

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    13. Biscuits and Gravy

    Who wouldn’t like some creamy, delicious gravy doused with plenty of sausage over some fresh hot biscuits? This gravy happens only in 20 minutes.

    This is a classic southern comfort food is one of our favorite high protein breakfasts.

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    14. Tropical Protein Smoothie

    Give yourself a splendid treat by making this Tropical Protein Smoothie, which will become your favorite for sure!

    This healthy drink is loaded with high protein ingredients and fresh tropical fruits that make the most delicious smoothie ever.

    Get the Recipe @ healthyfitnessmeals

    15. Yogurt Bowl Recipe (Protein-Packed)

    Start your day with this Healthy Yogurt Bowl, it is completely protein-packed!

    You can make this superb bowl in just 5 minutes, and you will simply love the chocolate peanut butter flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ eatthegains

    16. Breakfast Casserole

    Treat your family and friends with a fantastic Breakfast Casserole, it will surely please the crowd. Plus it’s healthy and super filling.

    This protein-rich casserole is loaded with fresh veggies, greens, and feta or goat cheese, making it more delicious in every bit. It’s great for a make-ahead breakfast also.

    Get the Recipe @ cookieandkate

    17. Protein Waffles

    Now, make your favorite waffles more healthy and protein-packed with this smashing Protein Waffles recipe!

    These hassle-free waffles come together in no time, and are made using eggs and cottage cheese.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    18. Easy No Bake Protein Balls

    Want some healthy options for munching in the morning, or for post-workout snacks? Then try making these Easy No Bake Protein Balls, you will love them instantly.

    The recipe has four different flavors, and it takes only 10 minutes to make them. This a perfect high-protein breakfast recipe for you.

    Get the Recipe @ eatingbirdfood

    19. Steak and Eggs

    Jazz up your morning with this elegant Steak and Eggs recipe! This fancy meal is just perfect to start your day, it’s super simple to make and tastes just divine.

    Serve with toast and coffee, and enjoy!

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    20. Protein Pancakes

    Pancake lovers, this easy and protein-rich recipe will be definitely a keeper in your family. It’s made only with oats, bananas, and eggs, but it tastes as good as your normal pancakes.

    You can top up your pancakes as you like, the options are endless to make it your own…

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    21. Breakfast Quesadillas

    Give your morning a Mexican twist by making these outstanding Breakfast Quesadillas, and wow your family!

    This recipe is so simple to make, and it uses ingredients that are easily available. This recipe is super versatile too.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    22. Fluffy Yogurt Pancakes

    These Fluffy Yogurt Pancakes are going to make it to your weekly rotation. It’s a super easy blender recipe that takes just minutes to make.

    These flavorful and protein-packed pancakes will be a perfect treat to start your weekday. You can add your favorite toppings to make them unique.

    Get the Recipe @ ambitiouskitchen

    23. Sausage Breakfast Casserole

    Make a memorable breakfast with this magnificent Sausage Breakfast Casserole recipe!

    This amazing comfort meal is loaded with ingredients that are just out of this world delicious together.

    It’s a great high protein breakfast idea to feed a crowd.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    24. Cottage Cheese Bowl 2 Ways (Sweet & Savory)

    Are you bored of the same old breakfast every day, and want to make something new and filling? Then make this fantastic Cottage Cheese Bowl recipe!

    You can make these bowls either sweet or savory, depending on your mood and the ingredients in your hand.

    Get the Recipe @ eatthegains

    25. Yogurt Breakfast Parfait

    These High Protein Breakfast Parfaits will become your new family favorite!

    This incredibly easy recipe is full of nutrition-rich ingredients, and can be ready in no time. You’ll enjoy this absolutely delicious go-to breakfast.

    Get the Recipe @ thelemonbowl

    26. Meal Prep Egg and Sausage McMuffin 

    Ok, now make McDonald’s egg and sausage McMuffin copycat version at home in a healthy way with this wonderful recipe!

    You can devour your favorite takeout breakfast without less guilt. Perfect when you crave some restaurant quality food.

    Get the Recipe @ thegirlonbloor

    27. Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl 

    This Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl is totally going to be your favorite breakfast for a long time!

    This bowl is loaded with creamy oats mixed with peanut butter, apple sauce, and cinnamon, and then topped with a pecans and your favorite fruit for an extra punch of flavors.

    An awesome bowl that is rich, flavorful, and super easy to make.

    Get the Recipe @ healthyfitnessmeals

    28. Smoked Salmon Sandwich

    This fancy Smoked Salmon Sandwich can be your breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

    This open faced sandwich featured the classic combination of smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers.

    It’s so good!

    Get the Recipe @ simplydeliciousfood

    29. Cottage Cheese Omelette 

    This Cottage Cheese Omelette is going to be one of your go to high protein breakfast ideas!

    Made with fresh cottage cheese, spinach, and parmesan cheese, it’s an amazing change to your routine omelette.

    Get the Recipe @ sweetashoney

    30. Breakfast Crunchwrap

    This Breakfast Crunchwrap is a hit! Eggs, sausage, hashbrowns and cheese are wrapped in tortillas, then all if grilled to perfection.

    Please don’t wait, make this Crunchwrap soon…

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    31. Southwest Protein Breakfast Bowls

    This Southwest Protein Breakfast Bowl is loaded with high protein ingredients like eggs, bacon and beans, along with other goodies.

    It’s a filling meal that will definitely keep you full till lunchtime. Simply delicious…

    Get the Recipe @ goodlifeeats

    32. Breakfast Burritos

    This Breakfast Burritos recipe is great for meal prep ahead of time for your busy mornings!

    These delicious burritos are loaded with tater tots, eggs, breakfast sausages, beans, and cheese, making it a super duper burrito that you will love.

    You can easily freeze these burritos for a month.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    33.  Slow Cooker Breakfast Burrito Bowls

    Just wait till you try these Slow Cooker Breakfast Burrito Bowls!

    Potatoes, sausage and beans, cook low and slow in your crockpot, then get topped with egg, salsa, and chilis. It’s a filling, protein-rich, and super comforting breakfast.

    Get the Recipe @ thekitchn

    34. Banana Baked Oatmeal Bars

    Give your family a healthy treat by making these Banana Baked Oatmeal Bars!

    These freezer-friendly bars are totally delicious and made with oats, bananas, sweetener, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips. A perfect healthy bar for everyone.

    Get the Recipe @ chocolatecoveredkatie

    35. High Protein Blueberry Muffins

    Here is the best High Protein Blueberry Muffins recipe!

    These muffins are made with healthy ingredients that are well balanced and make the perfectly moist muffins that you all love.

    Start your day with this sweet delight, and make your mornings happy.

    Get the Recipe @ eatingbirdfood

    36. High Protein Overnight Oats

    Kickstart your day with these delicious High Protein Overnight Oats, which you can make in advance for your busy mornings.

    This protein-packed meal is super easy to make, plus you can add some frozen fruits to them for extra punch.

    Get the Recipe @ crowdedkitchen

    37. Egg White Bites (Starbucks Copycat)

    Get ready to indulge in some delicious Starbucks copycat Egg White Bites!

    This recipe is insanely easy to make in a pressure cooker. You can easily customize these bites and give them your own touch.

    Get the Recipe @ eatingbirdfood

    38. Frittata

    Do you like Frittata? If yes, you are in for a delicious treat with this exceptional Frittiata recipe!

    This veggie-packed skillet is super filling, and an absolutely healthy meal that gets ready in just 20 minutes.

    Get the Recipe @ thekitchn

    39. Avocado Toast with Egg

    Now, this Avocado Toast with Egg is just a terrific recipe, which includes your favorite eggs in 4 different ways.

    The avocado and eggs combination is simply delicious. You are going to love this quick, tasty and comforting breakfast recipe for sure.

    Get the Recipe @ feelgoodfoodie

    40. Baked Oatmeal Protein Muffins

    We’re wrapping up this list of high protein breakfasts with these Baked Oatmeal Protein Muffins.

    This protein-packed grab-and-go breakfast or snack is super easy to make, and tastes incredibly delicious. Even kids will devour them.

    Get the Recipe @ healthyfitnessmeals

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    40 BEST High Protein Breakfasts

    This collection of easy High Protein Breakfast Ideas will give you plenty of hearty and filling ways to start your day. We love this simple omelet:


    • 6 eggs
    • Salt to taste
    • Pepper to taste
    • 3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
    • 8oz cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 2 cups fresh spinach
    • 1/4 cup kalamata olives
    • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese


    1. Crack the eggs in a bowl (2 or 3 per omelette) and whisk them with salt and pepper.
    2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet. Add in spinach, halved cherry tomatoes and kalamata olives, and chopped parsley. Sauté until spinach wilts. Remove to a plate.
    3. In the same pan, add more oil and pour the whisked eggs for one omelette. Let it set for a minute or two. You have an option to keep it like a plain crepe or give it a little stir with a spoon to make it a little fluffy. Flip it over cover with a lid and cook till desired doneness (I did about two minutes).
    4. Remove to a plate and cook egg mixture for second omelette using same method..4
    5. Spread on the veggie mixture and give it a sprinkle of crumbled feta cheese.

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