Aimee O'Keefe

20 Best High Protein Breakfasts for Muscle Growth | Man of Many

Making sure you get a protein-packed breakfast doesn’t mean you have to say no to a cheeky Sunday morning serving of pancakes with this recipe for grain-free banana pancakes. With just six ingredients and no grains, they’re healthy without compromising on taste!

1. Grain-Free Banana Protein Pancakes

This quick and easy toast is great for breakfast or a snack, perfect for those busy weekday mornings. The cottage cheese is packed with protein and compliments the avocado with delightful sweetness, all on a bed of whatever bread you fancy. Balanced, easy and delicious- you’ll find yourself making this toast most mornings!

2. Avocado Toast with Cottage Cheese

Salmon is a breakfast favourite, and there’s no point in just saving it for special occasions. This breakfast takes just minutes to assemble and is fresh, healthy and full of protein. Salmon is loaded with nutrients like protein and omega-3 fats, and easy to store in the freezer. Add a little bit of cream cheese for some extra flavour if you’re feeling a bit cheeky.

3. Smoked Salmon Bagel

You’ll be thanking your past self for putting these overnight oats in the fridge before you went to bed, one of our favourite grab-and-go high protein breakfasts. Perfect for the winter months, add almond milk, oats and protein powder, some berries and whatever else you desire into a jar and place it in the fridge- so simple! The next morning it with have combined into a thick, gooey pot of deliciousness.

4. Overnight Oats with Fruit

Salad for breakfast is an unconventional but protein-rich breakfast idea that we are currently loving. Pack your bowl with all the good stuff like kale, bacon, avocado, tomato and most importantly- eggs. It’s all your breakfast favourites without the bread, in a bowl! It may take a while getting used to, but once you’ve tried this salad for breakfast there’s no going back.

5. Breakfast BLT Salad

This high protein breakfast requires a little more effort, but it’s definitely worth it. It is the vegans’ answer to scrambled eggs, with just as much protein and flavour. Instead of using eggs, you just need a jar of chickpeas. The dose of turmeric and garlic add a delicious flavour that coats the protein-packed chickpeas to a tee.

6. Chickpea Scramble Breakfast Bowl

We are true believers that burritos are to be enjoyed no matter what time of day. These breakfast burritos are packed with sweet potatoes, black beans, eggs and avocado. The beans mean they’re full of protein and you can also pop them in the freezer for meal prep during your busier weeks.

7. Healthy Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Avocado Breakfast Burritos

This high-protein sandwich is double the protein, with turkey and egg to fill you up and keep you going all day long. Sandwich the turkey and egg in between a toasted English muffin for a warm, hearty, protein-rich breakfast. The turkey is a healthier substitute for bacon, so next time you find yourself craving a classic B&E, try turkey instead.

8. Turkey Sausage & Egg Sandwich

A deliciously healthy alternative for breakfast when you wake up and your sweet tooth is ready to go. To make the pancakes mix eggs, whole wheat flour, baking powder and cinnamon and add in blueberries. The best part? Top with Greek yoghurt for a creamy topping that is high in protein and low in all the bad stuff.

9. Blueberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes

We know how irresistible an eggs-benny can be, but with this healthy version of our brunch classic, you don’t have to say no. You get all the protein you need from the eggs, and the avocado hollandaise means that you’re getting your protein and healthy fats without those unnecessary extras.

10. Eggs Benedict with avocado hollandaise

This breakfast bowl is healthy, gluten-free and packed with protein. A little bit different to your usual fried rice, it’s made with cauliflower rice and contains the classic breakfast veg like bacon, mushrooms egg and avocado. Best of all, you can throw in whatever you like!

11. Paleo Breakfast Fried Rice

These lemon chia seed muffins are perfect for meal prep, just whip them up the night before and put them in the freezer ready to go for the busy week ahead. The flavours are a bit different so there are great for when you’re feeling bored with your regular breakfast staples. They’re also portable so take a muffin (or two) on the run!

12. Lemon Chia Seed Muffins

We all know the simple pleasure of putting everything into a blender and whipping it all up to create a magnificent liquid deliciousness. This if our favourite smoothie mixture for when you’re looking to pack in plenty of protein. Filled with oats, protein powder, fruit and a touch of peanut butter- its healthy, filling and delectable.

13. Breakfast Smoothie

Don’t let the name fool you, this high protein breakfast is as sweet as it is healthy. Put aside 10 minutes in the morning to whip up some oats, and in another bowl whisk egg whites to add to your cooked oats. Top it with fruit, peanut butter and whatever else you’re craving that morning.

14. Egg White Oatmeal with Fruit and PB

Vegans don’t have to miss out on the joys of scrambling eggs for your morning breakfast ritual with this tofu scramble recipe. Tofu is one of the most underrated, versatile ingredients and is perfect for breakfast meals. Scramble it with oil, onion, kale, capsicum and add turmeric, garlic and cumin for a savoury, flavoursome simple, protein-packed breakfast.

15. Southwest Tofu Scramble

When you think of French toast, healthy and protein-rich is probably not the first thing that comes to mind, but this simple version is a great, balanced breakfast. By pairing the recipe back to just eggs and a dash of vanilla, you still get the sweet flavours without the unnecessary extra sugars and fats. Top with blueberries and nuts for some more healthy goodness.

16. Blackberry Vanilla French Toast

This is another easy smoothie to add to your high protein breakfast smoothie arsenal. It only takes five ingredients- kale, mango, Greek yoghurt, almond milk and peanut butter. You can whip this up on mornings you’re in a rush but don’t want to sacrifice healthy, fresh goodness. We love to make this on those hot, summer mornings.

17. 5-Ingredient Green Smoothie

A super quick and easy breakfast that’s filled with quinoa and flavoured with chai that takes just five minutes to make. With 16 grams of plant-based protein in each bowl, quinoa is one of our favourite high protein ingredients. The chai and maple syrup give this breakfast a warming, wintery touch.

18. 5-Minute Chai Spiced Breakfast Quinoa

Craving pumpkin pie for breakfast? Try this alternative. This does require some baking, so perhaps add it to the Sunday baking list and you’ll thank yourself later in the week. In a bowl, combine oats, pumpkin, oil, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice and pecans and bake for 50 minutes. Serving it with yoghurt is a delicious, healthy way to enjoy it.

19. Yoghurt with Pumpkin Granola

If you can master a vegan omelette, you can master anything! It certainly doesn’t look like eggs before the cooking goes on, but the finished result will have you amazed at the resemblance. Instead of eggs, use silken tofu and some hummus and add in whatever other omelette staples you like.

20. Simple Vegan Omelette

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