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Looking to up your protein intake? Start with breakfast! Here are 30+ High Protein Breakfast Ideas with over 10 grams of protein to get you started each day.

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Does anyone else find it difficult to get in enough protein with breakfast? Lunch and dinner? No problem! But there’s something about breakfast that makes it a bit trickier.

My goal has been to up my daily protein this year so I’ve been focusing on incorporating high protein breakfast ideas to kickstart my day. I’ve been finding I feel fuller for longer and don’t get that mid-morning sugar crash quite as often.

I thought I would share some of my go-to protein breakfast ideas with you.

Why Protein?

Carbs and fats are very important but protein is also very important for rounding out a healthy diet and for helping to stabilize blood sugar. Protein tends to be the focus of athletes and bodybuilders but the average Joe and Jane need plenty of protein too.

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weightor 0.36 grams per pound (source).

Some people (especially those who are very active or pregnant) may require a little bit more protein. But luckily protein is abundant in all sorts of foods both animal and plant-based!

What Breakfast Foods Contain Protein?

There are SO many protein breakfast ingredients. Some are more obvious (eggs) while others less so (nut butters and dairy products). Fortunately this means there are plenty of ingredients to reach for if you’re looking to incorporate a high protein breakfast. I’m featuring some of my favorite high protein breakfast recipes below but in terms of ingredients you can focus on the following:

  • Eggs
  • Greek Yogurt and Cottage Cheese
  • Milk + Cheese (cream cheese especially)
  • Nuts + Nut Butters (peanut butter and almond butter are both great)
  • Chia Seeds
  • Protein Powder
  • Sausage, Bacon, Smoked Salmon (and other breakfast meats + seafood)
  • Whole-Grains
  • Beans
  • Tofu

Egg Recipes

Easy Vegetarian Egg Bake

Looking for a super simple breakfast to feed a crowd? This Easy Veggie Egg Bake is perfect for your next breakfast potluck or brunch date. Customize the recipe with your favorite veggies, and bake for a delicious breakfast meal.

Homemade Shakshuka

Have you ever wondered how to make shakshuka? This wonderful This Israeli Shakshuka recipe with poached eggs made in a saucy tomato broth is the next best addition to your weekend brunch or easy recipe arsenal.

Sweet Potato Egg Boats with Avocado Crema and Bacon

The original Sweet Potato Egg Boats with Avocado Crema and Bacon. A simple and healthy baked breakfast or lunch packed full of flavor and nutrition. It will be love at first bite.

This caramelized onion broccoli and spinach frittata is a healthy breakfast option for your body and the planet.

Caramelized Onion, Broccoli and Spinach Frittata

Wake up the right way with this Caramelized Onion, Broccoli and Spinach Frittata. Made with organic onions, broccoli and mighty spinach, this frittata will hit the spot for a quick weekday breakfast or weekend brunch.

The Best Green Shakshuka

Inspired by my trip to Israel, this green shakshuka is packed full of leafy greens, fresh herbs and the garlicky poached eggs we all love in Shakshuka. The perfect recipe to change up your breakfast routine.

One ramekin with vegetables, baked eggs and spices inside.

Baked Eggs in Ramekins

An easy and delicious recipe for baked eggs in ramekins mixed with hearty veggies and cooked to perfection. Eggs can be baked to preferred texture and veggies can easily be substituted to what you have on hand. 

Easy and healthy portable breakfast egg cups - perfect for meal prep and an easy breakfast on the run

Healthy Portable Egg Cups

Meal Prep your breakfast for the week with these healthy portable egg cups! Build this meal-in-one in advance and have breakfast on the go ready for every weekday morning. These breakfast egg cups are easily portable too!

Plate of egg muffins topped with goat cheese.

Egg Muffins with Mushrooms and Goat Cheese

A healthy breakfast packed all into one cup with these egg muffins with mushrooms and goat cheese. Customization options to make these all your own and easy freeze options too!

Smoothies + Shakes

Almond Chai Green Smoothie

Get your veggies first thing in the morning with this vegan Almond Chai Green Smoothie. The perfect breakfast recipe to kickstart your day that’s protein-packed and ready in minutes.

peach smoothie in a mason jar sprinkled with cinnamon.

Peach Smoothie

A creamy and naturally sweet smoothie, this Peach Smoothie brings the best of summer all in one glass! It comes together easily and makes the perfect breakfast or snack recipe!

pink smoothie bowl with bananas, granola and honey.

Healthy Smoothie Bowl

The perfect healthy breakfast all in one – smoothie bowls! A healthy smoothie bowl recipe made with frozen berries, banana and delicious toppings. A smoothie bowl recipe that’s thick, creamy and eaten with a spoon.

blueberry smoothie in a mason jar topped with blueberries and a metal straw.

Blueberry Smoothie [with Superfoods]

Start your day with this delicious blueberry smoothie recipe packed-full of superfoods. Learn how to make the creamiest blueberry smoothie that will keep you full all morning long.

creamy watermelon smoothie recipe in a clear cup.

Watermelon Smoothie

Get the best flavors of summer with this delicious and refreshing watermelon smoothie recipe. Made with frozen watermelon, fresh mint and high-protein greek yogurt, this protein shake comes together quickly in the blender and will fill you up all morning long!

overhead image of a thick chocolate peanut butter smoothie with drizzled peanut butter and a metal straw.

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

This healthy chocolate peanut butter smoothie is packed full of healthy ingredients but tastes just like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup! Made with chocolate protein powder, banana and natural peanut butter this will become your go-to breakfast or healthy snack recipe.

Protein Pancakes + Waffles

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage cheese pancakes are a high-protein alternative to traditional pancakes. This version is fluffy and crisp around the edges and perfect for a healthy breakfast!


Banana Protein Pancakes

The absolute best banana protein pancakes recipe you’ll try. Made with vanilla protein, egg, banana and a few other simple ingredients, this protein powder pancake recipe will become your new favorite high-protein breakfast!

Customizable Protein Pancakes

Kick your mornings off with an extra dose of protein with these healthy and customizable protein pancakes. I’ve got the base and you’ve got the creativity to make these pancakes exactly how you like them!


Protein Waffles

Have your waffles and eat them too with this delicious protein waffles recipe. At 15 grams of protein per serving, you’ll not only love the nutritional benefits and simple ingredients but the flavors too!

Protein Oatmeal + Pudding etc…

Chocolate Almond Butter Overnight Oats

A simple and easy breakfast recipe, this Chocolate Almond Butter Overnight Oats will become a new morning favorite. Just throw all the ingredients into a jar and let it sit overnight for a healthy and fun breakfast in the AM!

Overnight Steel Cut Oats

This recipe for overnight steel cut oats is the perfect solution for a quick and easy breakfast on busy mornings. By preparing the oats the night before, all you have to do in the morning is heat them up and add your favorite toppings.

Protein-Packed Oatmeal Cups

Love oatmeal but want oatmeal with protein powder? With 11 grams of protein in each cup, these customizable protein-packed oatmeal cups make for the perfect breakfast on the go. Customize, bake and then keep them in the freezer so you always have a healthy breakfast waiting for you!

Chocolate Raspberry Overnight Oat Parfaits

Have yourself a yummy breakfast in two easy steps with this Chocolate Raspberry Overnight Oat Parfaits. With the fibre and whole-grains from oatmeal, the antioxidants from the raspberries and the protein from the greek yogurt this breakfast recipe will keep you satisfied for hours!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Balls

Just 5 ingredients are all you need to make these delicious and simple peanut butter oatmeal energy balls! They’re completely no-bake and ready in under 20 minutes – plus only one bowl required.

Close up shot of vanilla chia pudding in a glass dish topped with chopped almonds.

Vanilla Chia Pudding

Simple Vanilla Chia Pudding made with fresh vanilla beans (or vanilla extract) and topped with your toppings of choice! This basic recipe makes for the perfect customizable breakfast or snack recipe and only takes minutes to pull together!

Very Berry Chia Pudding

Better stock up on those chia seeds cause you’re going to love this Very Berry Chia Pudding. Made with a triple berry punch, this healthy snack or breakfast recipe is full of protein and fiber to keep you full for hours.

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Looking for a healthy, high-fiber and protein breakfast or dessert? This Chocolate chia pudding is packed-full of nutrition and made with simple ingredients you already have at home!

More High-Protein Breakfast Ideas

Copycat Starbucks Spinach Feta Wrap

Get the flavors of Starbucks Spinach and Feta Wrap in this copycat version you can easily make at home! This vegetarian and high-protein breakfast recipe pairs egg whites with spinach, feta cheese and the most delicious sun-dried tomato cream cheese spread in a fiber-rich whole wheat wrap!

Make-Ahead Frozen Breakfast Burritos

These make ahead frozen breakfast burritos make for a delicious meal prep breakfast that you can unwrap, reheat and enjoy quickly!

Patatas bravas with a fried egg on top. Silverware cut into egg.

Breakfast Patatas Bravas Inspired Recipe

Crispy baked potatoes topped with a chipotle garlic aioli and served up fresh with a fried egg make this breakfast patatas bravas recipe an instant classic and easy weekend morning brunch recipe.

Sweet potato hash with baked eggs in a cast iron skillet

Sweet Potato Hash

Enjoy a filling and savory breakfast with this sweet potato hash recipe! Easily made as a side dish or a full meal with full serving of veggies, zesty spices and baked eggs. Perfect for a weekend brunch or potluck meal!

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Hi! I'm Davida and welcome to my corner of the internet. I'm a wellness blogger, yoga teacher, certified herbalist, and green beauty lover.

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