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19 High-Protein Breakfast Recipes

19 High-Protein Breakfast Recipes
Emily Wilcock
Content Executive5 months ago
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There’s nothing like a high-protein meal to start the day off right. So when it comes to expanding your breakfast recipe repertoire, there’s always space for something new. These recipes tick all the boxes — easy, filling, and full of protein.


1. Acai Bowl

An Instagram-friendly breakfast — best served with the most photogenic fruits you can think of. I’m talking banana slices, strawberry slices, coconut pieces. The more colourful the better.

But it’s not just photogenic — with 37g of protein it supports your gains too.

Per serving: Calories - 475kcal Protein - 37g Carbs - 58g Fat - 9.5g

Recipe here.

2. Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake

With the delicious smells of cinnamon drifting up the stairs, you’ll be hard-pushed to prevent your mouth from watering. Luckily you won’t have to wait long — in just 6-7 minutes you’ll be tucking into your new favourite breakfast.

Per serving: Calories - 350kcal Protein - 37g Carbs - 37g Fat - 7g

Recipe here.

3. Protein Pancake Dippers

Pancakes are always a winner, especially when they’re dippable. And laced with a rasher of bacon — the perfect Sunday morning breakfast.


Per serving: Calories - 260kcal Protein - 17g Carbs - 25.4g  Fat -9.4g

Recipe here.

4. Pancake Breakfast Tacos

The taco variation you never knew you needed — and, surprisingly, there’s no tortillas involved. A great excuse to have pancakes for breakfast.

Per serving: Calories - 481kcal Protein - 62g Carbs - 18g Fat - 22g

Recipe here.

5. Jam Sponge Baked Oat Cake

A breakfast sponge that’s twist on the TikTok baked-oats classic. It’s delish, and packed full of protein.

Per serving: Calories - 386kcal Protein - 26.4g Carbs - 58.9g Fat - 6g

Recipe here.

6. Cinnamon Baked Oats Cake

Another breakfast treat packed full of two of the best things — protein and cinnamon. What’s not to love?

Per serving: Calories - 332kcal Protein - 33g Carbs - 35g Fat - 8g

Recipe here.

7. Salted Caramel Overnight Weetabix

Packed away neatly in your favourite container — this is the best way to make your colleagues jealous. When they hear there’s 54g of protein inside, they’ll be snatching it from your hands.

Perserving: Calories - 480kcal  Protein - 54g Carbs - 50g Fat - 5.2g

Recipe here.

8. Breakfast Tiramisu

Five ingredients, 27g of protein, and absolutely delicious.

Perserving: Calories - 395kcal Protein - 27g  Carbs - 41g  Fat - 12g

Recipe here.

9. Raspberry Cheesecake-Filled Croissants

Cheesecake croissants are a real breakfast head turner. A breakfast that’s so good it will leave you singing out loud to cheesy tunes on your morning commute — we just hope you don’t get the train.

Perserving: Calories - 377kcal  Protein - 16g  Carbs - 33g  Fat - 19g

Recipe here.

10. Chocolate-Stuffed Banana Bread Muffins

Bananas are the perfect breakfast food. They work alone, in pancakes, on top of cereal, or better yet — in chocolate-stuffed, protein-infused banana bread muffins.

Per serving: Calories - 223kcal  Protein - 11g  Carbs - 28.2g  Fat - 7.9g

Recipe here.

11. Blueberry Pie Baked Oats

There’s not much that’s better than a breakfast that will tide you over until lunch time. Especially when it’s blueberry pie flavoured.


Perserving: Calories - 327kcal  Protein - 17g  Carbs - 45g  Fat - 8g

Recipe here.

12. Granola Yoghurt

No cooking and minimal prep — what more could you want from a breakfast? Protein? Well it’s got that too — 59g to be exact.

Perserving: Calories - 429kcal  Protein - 59g  Carbs - 35g  Fat - 5g

Recipe here.

13. Whey Forward Pancakes

Master the art of fluffy pancakes under 500kcal with this foolproof recipe. Featuring an animal-free, dairy-identical whey protein, this recipe creates fluffy pancakes with 24g of protein.

Per serving: Calories - 461kcal  Protein - 24g  Carbs - 65g  Fat – 12g

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Recipe here.

14. DIY Protein Granola

DIY is certainly the way to go if you’re looking to cut down on sugars and get more of the good stuff in your breakfast. Under 400 calories and with only eight ingredients, this quick and simple granola recipe is the perfect start to the morning.

Per serving: Calories - 358kcal  Protein - 11g  Carbs - 33g  Fat - 20g

Recipe here.

15. Marino Katsouris' Protein Waffles

If you’re looking for high-protein breakfast inspo, Marino Katsouris has you covered. His signature breakfast waffles feature THE Whey, Salted Caramel, which packs 25g of premium protein and is dripping in Sugar-Free Syrup.

Per serving: Calories - 492kcal  Protein - 42g  Carbs - 62.2g  Fat - 8.7g

Recipe here. 

16. Low-Carb High-Protein Breakfast Cups

Got some leftover veggies and chicken? Quick, simple and under 300kcal – these breakfast cups will have you sorted all week long. All you need is a full spice cupboard and some leftovers, and you’ll be able to whip these up in as little as 12 minutes.

Per serving: Calories - 216kcal  Protein - 22g  Carbs - 2g  Fat - 13g

Recipe here. 

17. Sweet Breakfast Quesadilla

A sweet take on a savoury dish. These Breakfast Quesadillas are packed with 20g of protein and ooze chocolate spread and peanut butter. Top it off with whatever fruit you have knocking about, and you’ve already started the day with a win.

Per serving:Calories - 490kcal  Protein - 20g  Carbs - 60g  Fat - 25g

Recipe here.

18. Chocolate Banana Muffins

Not a coffee person? These Pre-Workout Chocolate Banana Muffins are the perfect way to boost your energy. Under 300kcal, 13g of protein and a chocolate-filled centre; these get top marks for macros and flavour.

Per serving:Calories – 264kcal  Protein – 13g  Carbs – 32g  Fat – 10g

Recipe here.

19. Jammy Baked Oats

These oats take the classic jam doughnut to new heights. Bursting with 20g of protein and an indulgent jammy centre, they’re an excellent way to kick off your morning.

Per serving:Calories - 228kcal  Protein - 20g  Carb – 30g  Fat - 2g

Recipe here.

Take home message

With 12 new breakfast recipes to try out, you’ll be covered for the next two weeks. Now only one question remains — which will you try first?

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Emily Wilcock
Content Executive
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After completing an internship with Myprotein, Emily returned to university to finish her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Marketing. With experience in lifestyle writing, Emily aims to entertain and educate through her work. Her focuses include recipes, real and inspiring stories, and working with writers to help provide easy-to-digest evidence-based research. Her work on recipes has been previously featured in The Supplement magazine, with a particular focus on high-protein, nutritious meals, plus advice on how to properly fuel your body. Outside of work, Emily’s top priority is food. She’s a self-professed star baker and a connoisseur of all things baked. In her spare time, she’s either cooking up a storm, our looking out for the opportunity to try out Manchester’s newest restaurants. But as a huge fan of carbs, if it’s not pasta or pasta-adjacent, she’s not interested. If she’s not in the kitchen, she’s tucked up with a book for an early night, or you’ll find her in the gym working up a sweat. Afterall, all those carbs require quite the appetite.