Powering up on protein at breakfast time is almost always a surefire way to make it through to lunch with nary a tummy growl. That's why we're particularly fond of these protein-packed vegetarian breakfast recipes.
Eggs, cheese and dairy are highlighted here, but there are also plenty of plant-based proteins for the less lacto-ovo inclined. Meatless and protein-full? Totally possible!
Freezer-Friendly Greens & Tofu Scramble Wraps
Nutritional yeast adds cheesy flavor to protein-rich tofu in these vegan scramble wraps. Make a big batch and freeze a bunch for hearty breakfasts on-the-go.
Quinoa Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bake
Wait - quinoa for breakfast? Heck yes! We're sweet on this protein-rich breakfast bake from Jeanette's Healthy Living.
Tropical Breakfast Quinoa
Savvy Eats whips up this fruit-filled fest that's perfect for when you're craving something beyond your standard bowl of oatmeal.
Chocolate Mint Green Smoothie
This luscious and fresh green smoothie gets a bit of decadence from chocolate protein powder - an easy way to get those protein grams in the morning.
Quinoa Quiche Muffins with Spinach and Cheese
Quinoa. Is there anything it can't do? The protein-packed super food joins up with eggs, spinach and cheese in these tasty muffins from Diethood.
Strawberries 'n Cream Smoothie Bowl
Score one for seeds! This irresistible bowl from Hello Natural has a triple hit of plant-based protein thanks to chia seeds, hemp seeds and flaxseeds. Homerun!
Eggs Benedict with Avocado and Roasted Red Pepper
Who needs ham? Not us! This veg-friendly and protein-rich Eggs Benedict gets a bountiful boost from avocados and roasted red peppers.
Vegan Vanilla Cashew Shake
Cashews, chia seeds and banana contribute to Kitchen Treaty's protein-rich smoothie. It boasts over 10 grams of the good stuff, and - bonus! - it tastes like a vanilla milkshake. Really!
5 Minute Breakfast Burritos
This breakfast burrito from The Corner Kitchen teams leafy greens with a one-two-three protein punch - eggs, cheese and black beans. And they only take 5 minutes to make. Let's roll!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Breakfast Parfait
An excuse to eat chocolate and peanut butter - the world's most glorious food combination - for breakfast? We're in. Chia seeds are the key ingredient in this seemingly decadent - but surprisingly healthy - protein-rich parfait.
Brussels Sprout and Sweet Potato Egg Skillet
Eggs atop crispy caramelized Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes? Yes please! This breakfast skillet from Dishing Up the Dirt will have you seeing the sunny side on even the darkest winter days.
Make-Ahead Breakfast Quesadillas
Quesa say what?! Yep, it's true - you can freeze these egg-and-bean breakfast quesadillas. Just add some creamy avocado when it's time to nosh and you're set.
Zucchini Goat Cheese Breakfast Crostini
Crostini for breakfast! We're gaga over these brilliant bites from Eats Well With Others. Summer squashes join forces with eggs and goat cheese, all atop a crusty baguette. Protein has never looked so perfectly palatable.
Biscuits and Gravy
Vegetarians needn't eschew biscuits and gravy at breakfast time - this version, with a hearty mushroom-and-carrot gravy over rosemary biscuits - makes any ordinary morning special.
Huevos Rancheros Enchiladas
Eggs and cheese add protein to these saucy enchiladas, but we're also pretty enamored with the tasty mix of sweet potatoes and russet potatoes that goes inside. Talk about a happy hybrid!
Spicy Veggie Breakfast Bowls
A couple of eggs, chickpeas, and a few jalapeños give these healthy Spicy Veggie Breakfast Bowls a taste-packed kick that will start your day right.
Powering up on protein at breakfast time is almost always a surefire way to make it through to lunch with nary a tummy growl. That's why we're particularly fond of these protein-packed vegetarian breakfast recipes. Eggs, cheese and dairy are highlighted here, but there are also plenty of plant-based proteins for the less lacto-ovo inclined. Meatless and protein-full? Totally possible!
Avocado, Hummus and Egg Toasts
Plain ol' avocado toast gets a jolt of protein by way of both hummus and an egg. We want what Two Peas and Their Pod are having!
Chocolate Black Bean Brownie Smoothie
So smart! The Muffin Myth adds black beans (yep, beans!) to this rich chocolate smoothie for a blast of both protein and fiber.
Savory Tempeh Breakfast Sandwiches
Connoisseurus Veg makes tempeh especially tempting in these breakfast sandwiches. An ingenious sauce with maple syrup and smoked paprika gives the protein-rich tempeh a sausage-y vibe. Good morning indeed!
Sam @ PancakeWarriors says
Awesome round up of protein packed breakfast dishes! I started my day with a thin mint green smoothie - hit the spot 🙂 Some of these would be awesome mid afternoon snacks as well! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner says
Yum great ideas thanks!
I'm always looking for high-protein vegetarian breakfast ideas. They're the only breakfasts that keep me from getting snacky and cranky before lunchtime. 😉 Great ideas here! Thanks for including my tempeh sandwich!
Katie (The Muffin Myth) says
Awesome roundup! Pinning for future breakfast reference. Thanks for including my smoothie!
She Rocks Fitness says
So many awesome choices on the list...Lately I've been loving quinoa breakfast bowls and lots of smoothies with lost of nut butter of course...Thanks for sharing! 🙂
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Thanks for such a delicious round up!
Kate @ Diethood says
Such wonderful ideas, especially with my favorite, quinoa! Thank YOU for including my quinoa quiche muffins!! xx
Heather Mason says
I love this post so much! I am always telling my clients to eat protein in the morning, but we need other options besides eggs all the time. This is a great resource, thank you!
marquis @realrawkitchen says
This is such a wonderful roundup! I can't believe how many delicious recipes there are ... It looks like I have breakfast made for a month straight haha