15 High-Protein Egg Breakfasts You Can Look Forward To Starting Your Morning With

Breakfast ruts are easy to fall into, especially when mornings are rushed with work or school preparations. Yet, there’s no reason for the first meal of the day to be mundane, particularly when it comes to eggs. Ready to break free from the monotony of breakfast? Here are fifteen high-protein egg recipes that will transform your mornings and have you waking up with anticipation.

1. Mexican Scrambled Eggs

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Dive into the vibrant flavors of Mexico with this hearty scrambled eggs dish. This Mexican scrambled eggs recipe is a perfect way to start your morning with plenty of protein and healthy fats. It has all the Mexican flavors you love while giving you the nutrition you need to fuel your morning.

2. Solo One Egg Omelet with Cheese

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This one-egg omelet with cheese is perfect for mornings when you’re dining alone and craving simplicity with a touch of elegance. Customize with your preferred seasonings for a personal touch. This One Egg Omlet with Cheese is a delicious solo breakfast that won’t leave any leftovers.

3. Breakfast Taquitos

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These delicious Breakfast Taquitos are a game-changer for busy mornings. Packed with eggs, cheese, and veggies, they’re a delicious grab-and-go option that will keep you fueled.

4. Crustless Quiche

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A great low-carb option for breakfast is a good Crustless Quiche. This one has delicious southwestern flavors, satisfying and convenient for on-the-go mornings.

5. Vegetable Breakfast Tart

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This Vegetable Breakfast Tart is a feast for the eyes and the palate. Prepare it over the weekend for a stress-free, veggie-packed start to your weekdays.

6. Easy Frittata

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If you’ve never made a frittata before, I promise it’s not hard. This recipe comes with easy-to-follow instructions for How To Make A Frittata. It’s a great way to use up those veggies in the fridge before they go bad.

7. Spaghetti Eggs

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Before you raise an eyebrow, consider the harmonious blend of eggs and spaghetti sauce. These Spaghetti Eggs are an unexpectedly delicious way to repurpose last night’s pasta sauce.

8. Waffle Iron Omelets

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Waffles aren’t just for pancake syrup. On the contrary, a good, savory waffle is a wonderful breakfast. These Waffle Iron Omelets have no flour at all. Instead, they are simply made of eggs. Make a batch, freeze them, pop a couple in the toaster in the morning, and top them with your favorite omelet toppings. Easy and delicious.

9. Asparagus Cheddar Omelet

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If you want an omelet that has a little more “oomph” to it, give this Asparagus Cheddar Omelet a try. The asparagus adds fiber that will fill you up, and the cheese adds wonderful flavor.

10. Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs

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Prep a few of these ahead of time in minutes, and then let your air fryer make this Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs while you get ready in the morning. Breakfast will head out the door with you!

11. Mini Egg Muffins

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Need breakfast on the go for you or the kids? These Mini Egg Muffins are perfect for eating in the car to school or work.

12. Egg Vegetable Scramble

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Embrace the bounty of summer with this fresh and hearty Egg Vegetable Scramble, bursting with garden-fresh produce for a light yet satisfying meal.

13. Italian Breakfast Scramble

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This breakfast scramble pulls together all those Italian flavors you love and pairs them with filling, delicious protein. For a quick and tasty breakfast, this Italian Breakfast Scramble is a must-try.

14. Pita Breakfast Sandwich

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This Pita Breakfast Sandwich is a grab-and-go meal that will keep you full until lunchtime. Just scramble up a few eggs, mix in some bell peppers and spinach, and load everything into a pita pocket.

15. Ground Turkey Breakfast Scramble

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If you need a bit of meat with your morning eggs, this Ground Turkey Breakfast Scramble is a great one-pan breakfast that makes up in minutes. It’s filling and satisfying and will keep you full for hours.

Love Coffee For Breakfast But Not All The Sugar?

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If you need alternatives for putting processed sugar in your coffee, here are some ideas for making your morning cup of Joe a little healthier.

Do You Love Smoothies For Breakfast?

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Smoothies are great for helping you get more servings of fruits and veggies into your diet. But there are ways to amplify their benefits even further.

Struggling With Trying To Eat Healthier? This Can Help

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We all have good intentions when it comes to eating healthier. But actually doing it can be a hurdle many struggle with. These tips can help get you over the hump and on your way to eating and feeling better.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

Author: Tiffany McCauley

Title: Journalist

Expertise: Food, cooking, travel


Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist and an award-winning cookbook author. She is also a food blogger. She has been featured on MSN, Huffington Post, Country Living Magazine, HealthLine, Redbook, and many more. She has helped thousands of people learn to cook simple, clean, and healthy foods in their own home kitchens. She lives in Maine and loves Elvis, sunflowers, and a good seafood chowder, as well as travel writing.

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