15 Delicious High Protein Breakfast Recipes

Including protein in your morning meal is a great way to control hunger and cravings as protein keeps you satiated and curbs your appetite.

I love breakfast. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again and again. There just something special about that first meal of the day . Breakfast sets you up for the rest of the day. Breakfast gets you going and keeps you going. For me it can be highlight of a dreary morning, giving me something  delicious to look forward to and savour.

Including protein in your morning meal is a great way to control hunger and cravings as protein keeps you satiated and curbs your appetite. Protein also helps to increase recovery and build lean mass which is particularly important for active individuals.

Here are some great breakfast ideas which will satisfy your tastebuds and help you get in more protein:

1 – Protein Overnight Oats (8 Ways) from Peanut Butter & Fitness

The PB&J recipe for overnight oats from Peanut Butter & Fitness has to be one of my favourite go-to breakfast recipes. So good you want to lick the bowl and boosting around 30g of protein.

Try the recipes here.

2 – Make Ahead Healthy Breakfast Burrito from Snacking in Sneaker

Chrissy Carroll via Snacking in Sneakers

I absolutely love burritos, so burritos for breakfast are no-brainer for me! These breakfast burritos are packed with veggies and lean chicken sausages. Switch this recipe up by using lean bacon medallions or turkey rasher and boost the flavour factor by eating them with some delicous salsa.

Get the recipe here.

3 – Perfect Protein Pancakes from Her Food & Fitness

These protein pancakes are so quick and easy to whip up. Pillowy soft, golden brown and packed with around 30g of protein they are indulgent but balanced treat for pre or post workout breakfast or brunch.

Try my recipe here.

4 – Easy Microwave Scrambled Eggs from The Creative Bite

Danielle via The Creative Bite  

I love this Microwave Scrambled Egg recipe as something you prep ahead and cook in 5 minutes in the morning. You can have so much fun with this; add your favourite breakfast meat (lean sausage, bacon), beans, cheese or veggies.

Get the recipe here.

5 – 5 Make Ahead Fruit & Greek Yoghurt Parfaits from Project Meal Plans

Danielle via Project Meal Plan

For me, greek yoghurt and fruit are my go-to breakfast. Super easy to prep, buy on the way out and even easier to eat.

Check out the recipe here.

6 – Cheesy Breakfast Sausage Stuffed Peppers from Fit Foodie Finds

Linley via Fit Foodie Finds

Despite how “cheffy” these stuffed peppers look, believe me this breakfast recipe is almost effortless to make. You can sub out some of the eggs for egg whites and sharp cheddar for a lower fat cheese for a leaner breakfast

Get the recipe here.

7 – Perfect Protein Waffles from Her Food & Fitness

I love these waffles as they are perfect for meal prep. I whip up a batch over the weekend and take them to work with me for breakfast. They easily reheat in the microwave in 30 seconds but I even popped them in the toaster. These waffles have made me the envy of all my colleagues – they make me look like absolute kitchen pro but in truth they are super easy to whip together!

Try my recipe here.

8 – Sausage, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Spinach Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches from Fit Foodie Finds

Who doesn’t love a breakfast sandwich? This another tasty meal prep breakfast idea which you can even freeze for later!

Get the recipe here.

9 – Mexican Inspired Breakfast Hash from Her Food & Fitness

I think I’ve said it before but it’s worth repeating I love Mexican food! This low calorie, high flavour and let’s not forget high protein breakfast is an absolute winner.

Try the recipe here.

10 – Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowls from Budget Bytes

Beth via Budget Bytes

If you like cottage cheese then you’ll love these breakfast bowl ideas. Not only is cottage cheese inexpensive but it’s an excellent source of protein.

Get the recipe here.

11 – Easy Breakfast Pizza from Whitney Bond

Whitney via Whitney Bond

Wait, pizza for Breakfast! Sign me up!! Ok so maybe you’re not eating this for breakfast everyday but a great high protein brunch idea that will help you hit your macros.

Try the recipe here.

12 – Southwest Protein Breakfast Bowls with Sweet Potato and Black Beans from Good Life Eats

These Southwestern Breakfast Bowls are a vibrant and tasty way to start your morning.

Check out the recipe here.

13 – Overnight Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding from Fat Loss Lifestyle School

Dessert for breakfast, anyone? These Chia Puddings are an indulgent, chocolatey way to start your day.

Find the recipe here.

14 – Protein French Toast from Her Food & Fitness

I’ve been addicted to Cinnamon Protein French Toast lately. I’ve had it consistently over the last week, I highly recommend you try it!

Try the recipe here.

15 – Baked Protein Oats from Clean Food Crush

Rachel from Clean Food Crush

I love the idea of  Baked Protein Oats for busy morning or breakfast on the go. These would make an amazing pre- or post- workout meal but this would be great in a smaller portion as a snack to keep on hand.

Find the recipe here.

Nayomi Pennant
I’m an utter foodie who is passionate about wellbeing, health & fitness. I created Her Food and Fitness to share delicious nutritious recipes & feasible fun fitness advice for women. My mission is to provide women with food and fitness advice on how to lose fat, build lean muscle and stay healthy.