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High-Protein Breakfast Recipes to Rev Up Your Morning

  • Love & Zest

    Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats

    The cottage cheese in this sweet breakfast treat adds protein to your usual bowl of oats. Prep this the night before for a grab-and-go breakfast that's way healthier than cruising through the drive-through.

    Get the recipe: Love & Zest

  • Avocado Pesto

    Breakfast Quinoa Salad with Eggs and Smoked Salmon

    You don't need to save your salad for lunch. Get your greens in first thing in the morning paired with a powerhouse breakfast combo: avocado and eggs. Pump up the protein by sprinkling some quinoa in the mix for a breakfast that's both creamy and crunchy.

    Get the recipe: Avocado Pesto

  • My Soulful Home

    Apple Quick Bread

    For those mornings when you're craving some carbs, this quick bread is an easy, guilt-free way to cave in. Add some nut butter on top for an extra spread of protein and nutty flavor.

    Get the recipe: My Soulful Home

  • Spinach for Breakfast

    Chocolate Avocado Protein Smoothie

    Use any frozen fruit of your choice to blend up with this protein smoothie.

    Get the recipe: Spinach for Breakfast

  • A Sweet Pea Chef

    Lemon Blueberry High-Protein Pancakes

    Swap out flour for egg whites and you'll get a lighter, leaner pancake that's perfect for protein seekers and pancake lovers alike.

    Get the recipe: A Sweet Pea Chef

  • Home in High Heels

    Spicy Thai Basil Sriracha Deviled Eggs

    Using Greek yogurt instead of mayo in these deviled eggs make them a bit more angelic in our book. But don't be fooled—garlic powder and hot sauce add a kick that's well, hot as hell.

    Get the recipe: Home in High Heels

  • My Fussy Eater

    Granola Crust Breakfast Tarts with Yogurt and Berries

    "For those who can tolerate it, dairy is a good way to get some calcium as well as 10 to 15 grams of protein," says Young. Make these tiny tarts for a weekend breakfast you can snack on all day long.

    Get the recipe: My Fussy Eater

  • Tedi Sarah

    Suzy's Potato and Tofu Scramble

    Great for breakfast or as breakfast-for-dinner, tofu is the only plant-based protein source that has all nine essential amino acids—the ones that are needed for a healthy diet but something your body can't produce on its own. Good morning, indeed

    Get the recipe: Tedi Sarah

  • Droolworthy Daily

    Cookie Dough Protein Shake

    For when you can't possibly make your fruit, milk, and almond butter frozen concoction one more time, this smoothie promises to shake things up—without skimping on the protein.

    Get the recipe: Droolworthy Daily

  • A Little Rosemary and Time

    Lazy Gal's Protein Pancakes

    Use your blender for minimal effort and easy cleanup to throw these protein pancakes together.

    Get the recipe: A Little Rosemary and Time

  • Recipe Runner

    Sausage, Apple & Thyme Breakfast Pizza

    This recipe is everything we want in a breakfast served in our favorite vessel: pizza. "When going the high-protein route fat is fine (like avocado, which is full of healthy fats), but try to eliminate trans and saturated fat, which is in a lot of meats," says Young. The chicken sausage in this recipe is a healthier alternative to bacon or other breakfast meats.

    Get the recipe: Recipe Runner

  • The Savvy Kitchen

    Breakfast Quinoa with Blueberries, Strawberries & Chocolate Chips

    The perfect use for your leftover quinoa from last night's dinner: Heat it up and toss together with berries, milk, and any other healthy toppings of your choice for a fast oatmeal that's ready to eat in minutes.

    Get the recipe: The Savvy Kitchen

  • Munchkin Time

    Tomato, Bacon, Egg Open-Faced Sandwich

    The McMuffin has nothing on these pretties. Throw these morning staples together on crunchy bread for a breakfast bite that's full of protein and skips the greasy stuff that can make you feel crummy later on.

    Get the recipe: Munchkin Time

  • Making Thyme for Health

    Super Green Protein Smoothie

    Sometimes you just need to get the good stuff into your body in the shortest amount of time possible. Cue this super smoothie, stacked with almond butter, hemp seeds, almond milk, and matcha for a nutrient-dense sip you can feel great about.

    Get the recipe: Making Thyme for Health

  • Eat. Drink. Love.

    Sweet Potato and Chicken Sausage Hash

    We know, nothing says fall like pumpkin spiced latte season, but this recipe will have your kitchen smelling festive in minutes. Apple chicken sausage, sweet potatoes, and your favorite fall veggies—like Brussels sprouts or spinach—will make your mouth water before you even get it on the plate. Put an egg on top for extra protein (and because everything is better with an egg on it, yes?).

    Get the recipe: Eat. Drink. Love.

  • 40 Aprons

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Granola Bars

    Packaged bars often have the least amount of protein and the most amount of sugar. Flip that nutritional script by making your own granola bars at home for a portable breakfast or snack. Dates, natural peanut butter, and honey give you a natural sweetness that won't leave you starving hours later.

    Get the recipe: 40 Aprons

  • Amy's Healthy Baking

    Cherry Pie Protein Overnight Oats

    With just five ingredients and a boost of protein from Greek yogurt, you'll find that this breakfast recipe will be a well-used one to get through the busy work weeks.

    Get the recipe: Amy's Healthy Baking

  • Back to Her Roots

    Curried Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls

    Simple and savory, the seasonings make this recipe stand out. Garlic and curry add a kick of flavor while farro serves as a healthier carb alternative—and one that's high in both fiber and protein. Put a couple of runny eggs on top and you may never eat breakfast out again, because your food is way better.

    Get the recipe: Back to Her Roots

  • Add a Pinch

    Honey Nut Granola

    Nuts are a great source of protein, so make this granola on Sundays for a fast way to add some more protein to your breakfast for the week. It's a healthy topping for yogurt, or even eaten straight out of the bag.

    Get the recipe: Add a Pinch

  • Joyful Healthy Eats

    Skinny Banana Nut Muffins

    Pecans add a punch of protein to these muffins, while bananas, honey, and cinnamon amp up the sweetness without resorting to the artificial stuff.

    Get the recipe: Joyful Healthy Eats