28 High-Protein Breakfast Ideas That Will Keep You Full ’Til Lunchtime
You’ve heard it all your life: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But not all breakfasts are created equal. The more filling and nutritious, the less likely you’ll be scouring your desk’s snack drawer before lunchtime. Here are 28 high-protein breakfast ideas that are sure to keep you full and satisfied.
10. Eggs in a Basket (10g protein)
Toad in a hole, hen in a nest, one-eyed Jack—call it whatever you want, but this yolky, carby classic never gets old. Throw it together in the oven and make coffee while it bakes.
11. Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter and Banana (29g protein)
We’re betting a dollop of grape jelly on top would taste pretty damn delish (and nostalgic).
12. Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Muffins (25g protein)
Not only is each muffin stuffed with a whole hard-boiled egg, but they’re also loaded with tangy buttermilk, chopped scallions and grated cheddar cheese.
18. Overnight Oats with Coconut and Ginger (12g protein)
Spicy, nutty, sweet and oh so creamy, this modest mason jar of overnight oats packs serious flavor.
22. Breakfast Sliders (19g protein)
Breakfast sausage + cheddar cheese + egg = a filling combination that we’ll definitely never tire of. Top them off with lemony arugula, if you feel so inclined.
23. Vegan Quinoa Breakfast Frittata (16g protein)
How is it possible without real eggs, you ask? Chickpea flour combined with water makes for a pretty uncanny (and protein-rich) substitute.
24. Savory Cheese Waffles (14g protein)
Just spruce up the basics with buttermilk, melted butter and cheddar cheese to make this super versatile meal. Turn each waffle half into a sandwich or serve them with a side salad.
25. Bacon, Kale and Egg Grandma Pie (29g protein)
A cornmeal-dusted crust. Grated Gruyère. Thick-cut bacon. Smoked sea salt. Yeah, it’s the fanciest breakfast pizza you’ll ever eat.
28. Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches (56g protein)
What do you get when you crown a cheese-laced waffle with a piece of crispy, buttermilk fried chicken? Heaven on a plate, of course. Now, the tough part: maple syrup or hot sauce?
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