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Sweet or savory non egg breakfast ideas with plenty of protein
Eggs are a great option for starting the day off with plenty of protein, but if you’re looking for something different, there are plenty of other high-protein breakfast recipes to choose from. From overnight oats to smoothies and even pancakes, here are five delicious and protein-packed breakfast recipes that don’t require eggs.
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Eggs typically provide protein for breakfast, though these five recipes offer high protein meals without them. Some are able to incorporate eggs for those who don’t want to eat them, and others are eggless for vegans and those with food sensitivities.
The five high protein breakfast ideas here include sweet and savory options, and each contains a substantial 20-40 grams of protein per serving. Greek yogurt and protein powder are both included.
Let’s look at how to get a protein packed first meal of the day!
High protein parfait
This is a favorite of mine! How do you make a breakfast yogurt parfait high protein? Let me tell you about mine. It has 40 grams of protein.
1/3 c oats soaked with an equal amount of very hot water. While it softens get out the other ingredients:
- 1/2 c each plain greek yogurt and cottage cheese
- 1 scoop naked PB
- 15 grams unflavored whey or vegan protein that you like
- sugar free or regular vanilla syrup to taste
- spices like cinnamon and cardamom
- optional ground flax, hemp seeds or chia seeds
- optional chopped up apple or berries
Mix everything except fruit into the softened oats then top with fruit if desired. Add chopped or sliced nuts if you want even more texture.
I am a huge fan of oats, especially when they are cooked using the slow-cooker or steel-cut method. Old-fashioned, slow-cooked oats are the perfect way to enjoy a savory oatmeal dish. It’s even great for a late-night snack. The texture of overnight oats, however, is not something that I enjoy (I find them to be slimy).
I like this version sans the egg. Enjoy the salty salmon, silky avocado, bright fresh greens and chewy oats. See the recipe for this miso oatmeal bowl.
You may also like Savory Breakfast bowls post that features a savory Spanish porridge with chorizo, roasted peppers and almonds. Delicious!
Grain free cream of rice carnivore bowl
This savory high protein porridge is so delicious you will want to eat it day and night.
This bowl clocks in at a minimum of 33 grams of protein with virtually no carbs (eggs have carbs)
Check out the recipe from Tiny Cottage Kitchen for savory high protein porridge.
Start by cooking quinoa according to the instructions on the package. Once cooked, transfer it to a bowl and add in your desired toppings such as peanut butter (or almond butter) and banana. If desired, you can also add in any other desired toppings such as honey, nuts, chia seeds, and/or dried fruit. Then, mix everything together until it is well combined. Enjoy your delicious and nutritious textured breakfast bowl! If you’re meal prepping, you can portion out individual servings and store them in the fridge for up to four days. This way, you have a quick and easy breakfast option on hand for busy mornings. Enjoy!
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Protein powder is becoming a popular alternative to eggs for creating tasty and comforting breakfasts. This vegan protein pancake recipe is a great way to get light and fluffy pancakes without the need for eggs.
Try this vegan protein pancake recipe . I like to have my pancakes with blackberry jam and greek yogurt for flavor and an extra protein boost.
Sweet potato breakfast bowl
Another favorite of mine!
By simply adding unflavored protein powder to the seasoned sweet potato base coupled with the greek yogurt topping you will hit your 20 grams or more of protein.
This bowl is so full of flavor!
Seasoned with cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, black pepper, tahini and more makes the base high in flavor. Then top with nuts, greek yogurt, maple syrup and coconut and you will be addicted. I veered from the recipe and also add cardamom because I can’t help myself with cardamom. Either way it’s very cravable!
Get the nourishing sweet potato bowl recipe .
Keto breakfast hash
Avoiding potatoes on your way of eating? No problem with this version of hash. No carbs and adds more protein to you hash.
This bowl clocks in at a minimum of 25 grams of protein for an average serving. You can amp it up by increasing sausage or ham and adding an extra egg.
Check out the keto hash recipe on the Tiny Cottage Kitchen website.