High-Protein Breakfast & Brunch Recipes

Find healthy, delicious high protein breakfast and brunch recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Spinach & Mushroom Quiche

Rating: 4.55 stars
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This healthy vegetarian quiche recipe is as simple as it gets. It's a quiche without the fussy crust! It's filled with sweet wild mushrooms and savory Gruyère cheese. Enjoy it for breakfast or brunch, or serve it with a light salad for lunch.

Ham and Broccoli Breakfast Casserole

Rating: 4.67 stars
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Prepare this easy ham and broccoli casserole the evening before, and in the morning just pop it in the oven for a delicious breakfast.

Easy Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins

Rating: 4.55 stars
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Protein-packed omelet muffins, or baked mini omelets, are a perfect breakfast for busy mornings. Make a batch ahead and freeze for the days when you don't have time for your typical bowl of oatmeal. You can also serve these fresh with fruit salad for a simple weekend brunch.

Zucchini, Corn & Egg Casserole

Rating: 5 stars
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This healthy casserole is essentially a crustless quiche, brimming with fresh summer vegetables. Bake it up for an elegant summer brunch or a casual backyard barbecue.

Mozzarella, Basil & Zucchini Frittata

Rating: 4.77 stars
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This vegetable-studded frittata recipe is one of the quickest meals you can make. Make it for breakfast, or serve for lunch or dinner with a tossed salad and a slice of olive oil-drizzled crusty baguette.

Spinach-Avocado Smoothie

Rating: 4.5 stars
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This healthy green smoothie gets super creamy from the frozen banana and avocado. Make ahead (up to 1 day) and store it in the fridge until you need a veggie boost.

Peanut Butter-Banana Cinnamon Toast

Rating: 4.67 stars
3
This satisfying peanut butter-banana toast gets a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra flavor boost.

Baked Eggs in Tomato Sauce with Kale

Rating: 5 stars
3
You can make these three-ingredient tomato-simmered eggs with things you probably already have on hand in your freezer and pantry. To make these baked eggs more like eggs in purgatory, look for a spicy tomato sauce and don't forget some whole-wheat bread for dipping.

Berry-Kefir Smoothie

Rating: 4.67 stars
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Get a probiotic boost at breakfast when you add kefir to your smoothie. Feel free to use any berries and nut butter you have on hand in this healthy smoothie recipe.

Bacon & Egg Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast tacos are quintessential morning eats in Austin, but with this breakfast taco recipe you can enjoy them wherever you are. The smoky, earthy ancho chile salsa is what makes these extra-special, though for a quicker weekday breakfast, feel free to swap in your favorite store-bought salsa.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Protein Shake

Rating: 4.67 stars
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This creamy high-protein shake will keep you satisfied for hours and tastes like a chocolate-peanut butter banana milkshake. You don't even need to add protein powder, thanks to the naturally occurring protein in the soymilk, Greek yogurt and peanut butter.

Chocolate-Banana Protein Smoothie

Rating: 5 stars
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Red lentils give this smoothie a plant-based protein boost. To make this smoothie vegan, try using unsweetened coconut beverage or almond milk in place of the dairy milk.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Make an Egg Sandwich in the Microwave
This healthy hack for making an instant breakfast sandwich in the microwave might sound weird, but it tastes great!
How to Make a Healthy Smoothie Bowl
The creamy, frosty base in this smoothie bowl recipe is so thick you need a spoon to eat it. Top it with fruit, nuts and seeds for a protein-rich breakfast.

Apple-Cheddar Ham and Egg Casserole

This casserole featuring eggs, cheese, ham, and fennel would also make a perfect breakfast for a special day.