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20 Healthy Breakfasts Packed With Protein To Kickstart Your Day

Brighten up your morning with these recipes for energy boosting grains, breakfast muffins and quiches.
20 Healthy Breakfasts Packed With Protein To Kickstart Your Day

Protein-rich pancakes, a colourful citrus salad, oatmeal remixes and super bowls are just a few of the recipes ready to amp up your morning routine. Ingredients like cottage cheese, oats, eggs, hemp hearts, flaxseeds, chia and spelt take these dishes into a new realm without losing any points on flavour or looks. Get inspired with the healthy breakfasts below:

Good morning breakfast salad

Salad for breakfast? This zesty meal is topped with avocados and smoked salmon, giving it plenty of protein to get you through the day. Get this breakfast salad recipe.

Breakfast salad with avocado and smoked salmon on a plate, served with pancakes. Photo, Erik Putz.

Teff bowl

This high-in-protein bowl of teff—a fine grain originating from East Africa—will give you the boost of energy you need to start the day. Get this teff bowl recipe.

Blackberries, strawberries, almonds and teff in a bowl Photo, Eden Hagos.

Maple custard oatmeal

This sweet maple oatmeal is thick like a custard and packed with protein thanks to the eggs that are whisked in with the milk. Get this maple custard oatmeal recipe.

Maple-custard oatmeal topped with walnuts, raspberries and blueberries in a bowl. Photo, Erik Putz.

Breakfast power bars

Just toss everything into a blender to get these no-bake breakfast bars. (These are so simple, you’ll never buy the packaged ones again.) Get this breakfast power bar recipe.

Breakfast power bars on a parchment paper. Photo, Erik Putz.

Masala oatmeal

Why not try a savoury oatmeal in the morning? This recipe is made with veggie broth instead of milk, curry paste, onions and tomatoes and each serving has 10 grams of protein to keep you full until lunch. Get this Masala oatmeal recipe.

Masala oatmeal topped with cherry tomatoes, chili and cilantro. Photo, Erik Putz.

Cottage Cheese Whole Wheat Pancakes

Cottage cheese adds lightness and protein to these low-sugar flapjacks. Get our whole-wheat cottage cheese pancake recipe.

Whole wheat cottage cheese pancakes on a plate topped with berries for a post on the best cottage cheese pancakes recipe

Carrot cake custard oatmeal

Carrot cake for breakfast? This oatmeal, made with eggs, has lots of protein and vitamins (and a hint of your favourite dessert) to energize your morning routine. Get this carrot cake oatmeal recipe.

Carrot cake oatmeal topped with pecans and shredded carrots. Photo, Erik Putz.

Green goddess egg salad sandwich

Egg sandwiches gets a green makeover with a mix of fresh herbs and avocado. Get the green goddess egg salad sandwich recipe.

Green goddess egg salad sandwich on a cutting board. Photo, Erik Putz.

Peanut butter and raspberry jam chia parfait

Packed with protein, fresh fruit and chia seeds, this layered breakfast parfait is a great way to start the day. Get the peanut butter and raspberry jam chia parfait recipe.

Peanut butter and raspberry jam chia parfait in mason jar Photo, Erik Putz.

Fruit and nut steel-cut oats

Use any combination of dried fruit, nuts and seeds to make this comforting bowl of oats. Get this fruit and nut steel-cut oats recipe.

Steel-cut oats, blueberries, and raisins in a bowl

Crustless mini quiches

These mini quiches go perfectly with toasted English muffins, for an easy (and filling) breakfast sandwich. Get this mini quiche recipe.

Crustless mini quiches in a muffin pan, with and english muffin sandwich next to it. Photo, Erik Putz.

Green goddess smoothie bowl

Simplify your morning with a smoothie bowl. This easy, eye-pleasing meal starts with yogurt and avocado, lettuce, apple and banana base (meaning it’s packed with protein, fibre and vitamins!). Get this green smoothie bowl recipe.

Green goddess smoothie bowl topped with oats, pepitas, dried blueberries and raspberries. Photo, Sian Richards.

Chai custard oatmeal

Who needs a chai latte? With 13 grams of protein, this chai oatmeal has just enough kick to get you going in the mornings. Get this Chai custard oatmeal recipe.

Chai custard oatmeal topped with cacao nibs, coconut, almonds and sliced bananas. Photo, Erik Putz.

Superfood baked granola recipe

We filled this baked granola with every superfood in the pantry. The result is a deliciously addictive mix that packs a whopping 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fibre in every serving. Get this baked granola recipe.

Superfood granola with goji berries, pepitas, sultanas, berries on yogurt. Photo, Erik Putz.

Peanut butter and jam oatmeal

Nothing says breakfast quite like this! We combined the two for a perfectly rich, creamy and filling meal. Get this peanut butter and oatmeal recipe.

Peanut butter and jam oatmeal with raspberries. Photo, Erik Putz.

Egg and cheese breakfast muffins

With the perfect balance of protein and fat, which gets you to lunch with level energy and a clear head, these bite-sized concoctions are flavourful, vegetable-packed and can be made in very little time. Get this egg and cheese breakfast muffin recipe.

Egg and cheese breakfast muffins in a muffin pan Photo, Tara Miller.

Banana-coconut toast

Forget avocado on toast. With 13 grams of protein and 8 grams of fibre, this is the smartest slice around. (And it takes only minutes to make!) Get this banana-coconut toast recipe.

Peanut butter, banana, and coconut on toast on a plate. Photo, Erik Putz.

Parmesan oatmeal with mushrooms and roasted squash

Tired of sweet oatmeal? This version is savoury, made with mushrooms, squash and parmesan and has 19 grams of protein in each serving. It’s practically dinner! Get this parmesan oatmeal recipe.

Parmesan oatmeal topped with roasted squash and mushrooms. Photo, Erik Putz.

Easy eggs benedict with healthy hollandaise

Classic hollandaise is made with lots of butter, but we traded it for Greek yogurt with amazing results. And our favourite fast-food hash browns are usually deep fried, but we baked them instead and, wow, are they good! Get this easy eggs benedict recipe.

Eggs benedict on a plate. Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Pecan cranberry granola

This low-sugar, healthy granola mix is done in less than 10 minutes and is a great way to spice up your morning yogurt. Get this pecan-cranberry recipe.

Pecan-cranberry granola in a frying pan. Pecan-cranberry granola


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