15 High-Protein Breakfasts For More Energy

If you are looking to get your day off to a great start, breakfast should be part of your daily morning routine. Starting your day with any number of high-protein breakfasts is hugely beneficial, not just for your day but for your body as well. 

Protein is an essential nutrient that acts as a building block for skin, hair, muscles, and more. It is especially important for muscle health and building muscle mass. The higher your muscle mass, the faster your metabolism will be, and the easier it will be to maintain a healthy weight. These fifteen high-protein breakfasts will help you start your day off right with more energy.

1. Breakfast Taquitos

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These breakfast taquitos are perfect for when you want a healthy, protein-packed breakfast but have no time to actually make one. You can make these tasty taquitos in just fifteen minutes, and they are perfect for stocking your freezer for a quick breakfast on the run. Fill your taquitos with eggs, cheese, and any veggies that you love. These are versatile, so you never have to worry about a boring breakfast. 

2. Ground Turkey Breakfast Scramble

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This ground turkey breakfast scramble is a delicious breakfast that will give you the energy you need to get through your day. It’s simple and quick to make with ground turkey, eggs or egg whites, and any vegetables you want to include for a little extra nutritional value. This reheats well if you want to make extra and have breakfast for a couple of days. 

3. Hummus Avocado Toast

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You are going to absolutely love this hummus avocado toast. It’s so easy to make, rich, creamy, and full of good-for-you nutrients that your body craves. Looking for even more flavor and nutrition? Add some toppings to your toast, like sliced tomato, sesame seeds, feta cheese, or bell pepper.

4. Breakfast Quinoa Bowl

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Despite what you may think, quinoa is not just for lunch or dinner. It also makes a delicious, healthy, high-protein breakfast. Did you know that quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids? Top your breakfast quinoa bowl with your favorite superfoods like avocados, berries, or nuts. Make a big batch, and you can eat it hot or cold, sweet or savory all week long.

5. Mexican Scrambled Eggs

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Mexican scrambled eggs are a flavorful way to start your day. Packed with protein, healthy fats, and fiber, thanks to the black beans. Caramelized onions, black beans and eggs are combined for a delicious base that you can top with all of your favorite Mexican toppings like cilantro, diced tomatoes, corn, bell peppers, and avocado. Eat it straight from the bowl, or turn it into a breakfast burrito you’ll love.

6. Waffle Iron Omelets

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If you are trying to build a freezer stash of delicious protein-packed breakfasts that you can grab when you need them, these waffle iron omelets should definitely be on your to-make list. The “waffle” is actually just eggs, and you can add all kinds of ingredients to them, like spinach, turkey sausage, bacon, and cheese. Just grab one or two from the freezer and heat them in the toaster, just like a waffle.

7. Baked Oatmeal with Frozen Strawberries

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If you like strawberry shortcake and enjoy starting your day off on a sweet note, you should try this baked oatmeal with frozen strawberries. Since it calls for frozen strawberries, you can make it year-round, and the flavor combination is absolutely amazing. This breakfast casserole can be made ahead of time, and it’s got a healthy dose of protein at 14 grams per serving.

8. Spinach Quiche with Feta Cheese

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If you love Mediterranean flavors, this spinach quiche with feta cheese recipe is for you. It’s quick and simple to put together and there is a new flavor to discover with each and every bite. Cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta cheese, red onion, and Italian seasoning all come together for a medley of flavors that you will make again and again. This recipe can easily be made ahead, and it would make a great dish for brunch, too!

9. Mini Egg Muffins Recipe

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If you tend to run short on time in the mornings, these mini egg muffins are the solution to skipping breakfast. They are perfect for meal prep and freeze beautifully, so you can just pull them out when you need them or set them in the fridge to thaw the night before. They are versatile, too, so if you want to add some veggies or sausage to them, you absolutely can.

10. Vegetable Breakfast Tart

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This vegetable breakfast tart is packed with veggies, protein, and flavor. It’s easy to make and super versatile as far as ingredients and toppings go. You can make it for breakfast to feed a crowd or make one at the beginning of the week to enjoy breakfast all week long for yourself. 

11. Southwest Breakfast Muffins

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If you like to start your day with a little spice and a lot of flavor these southwest breakfast muffins are the recipe to try. They are easy to make, perfectly portable, and they freeze well, too. They are great for when you need a delicious breakfast but the clock says it’s time to go.

12. Greek Avocado Toast

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If you are looking for a quick, simple, and delicious high-protein breakfast with plenty of flavor, you need to try this Greek avocado toast. It’s so simple to make, and it has a whopping 15 grams of protein per serving. Avocados, feta cheese, tomatoes, cucumber, and basil give this simple breakfast a flavor you are going to love.

13. Healthy Protein Pancakes

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These healthy protein pancakes make a delicious breakfast. You only need two ingredients to make them: egg whites and oatmeal. Whisk those two ingredients together and cook the batter just like you would a regular pancake. You’ll end up with a tasty pancake that you can enjoy with any number of sweet or savory toppings. 

14. Peanut Butter Oatmeal

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If you love peanut butter, you will adore this tasty and simple peanut butter oatmeal. It’s high in protein, rich, nutty flavors, and healthy fats. Make this simple breakfast even more flavorful with your favorite toppings, like bananas, chocolate chips, blueberries, or diced apples. 

15. Breakfast Quesadillas

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If you are looking for a breakfast recipe that you can get excited about, you need to try these quesadillas. Breakfast quesadillas are all of your favorite breakfast foods, like eggs, sausage, bacon, ham, cheese, and veggies, in a toasted tortilla, so you can enjoy all of those flavors in each and every bite. They are delicious when freshly cooked and still amazing when pulled out of the freezer and warmed. 

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