High-protein breakfast ideas: 9 deliciously easy recipes

Transform your mornings with these deliciously satisfying – and healthy – high-protein breakfast ideas.

Want to get your day off to a good start? A high-protein breakfast might just be the best way to set your day up for success.

While there are endless options to choose from, incorporating high-protein foods into your morning routine might just be the best way to ensure sustained energy and improved focus and mental clarity throughout the day.

Unlike carbohydrates, which can cause a quick spike in blood sugar followed by a crash, protein offers a slow and steady release of energy.

This means you’ll feel more energetic and alert throughout the morning, avoiding the mid-morning slump that often follows a carb-heavy meal.

Starting your day with a high-protein breakfast also helps keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer, which is helpful when trying to maintain a healthy weight.

Protein takes longer to digest than carbohydrates, meaning it stays in your stomach longer and keeps you satiated.

This can help reduce the temptation to snack on unhealthy foods later in the day.

If you want to get your day off to a good start, here are some of our favourite high-protein breakfast ideas.

Nine quick and easy high-protein breakfast ideas


1. Gluten-free protein pancakes with sticky strawberries

Who doesn’t enjoy a good stack of pancakes? Like these vegan and gluten-free protein pancakes drizzled with sticky strawberry syrup.

2. Coconut chia pudding with puffed choc-chia crunch

Zoe Bingley-Pullin’s gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan-friendly fresh coconut chia pudding recipe is the ultimate plant-based high-protein breakfast.

Creamy Egg Salad

3. Daen Lia’s creamy egg salad recipe

Daen Lia’s twist on the classic egg salad is extremely simple to whip up and is a great high-protein dish to have stored in the fridge for when you need a quick breakfast or easy lunch on the go.

Overnight protein oats.CROPPED

4. Five-ingredient overnight protein oats recipe

With just five ingredients, Luke Hines’ gluten-free overnight protein oats is the breakfast recipe you’ll wish you knew about sooner.


5. Easy vegetarian breakfast frittata

Luke Hines’ phenomenally easy vegetarian frittata ticks all the boxes. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free and packed with protein and healthy fats for a deliciously nutritious start to your day.

Crispy pumpkin fritters

6. Gluten-free pumpkin fritters with fried eggs

Spice up your breakfast with this recipe for perfectly crispy, easy gluten-free pumpkin fritters. They’re so good you’d never guess they’re good for you.


7. Choc chip banana and peanut butter breakfast muffins

If you’re partial to a sweet start, these protein breakfast muffins by nutritionist Sarah Pound are the ultimate grab-and-go snack.


8. Creamed greens with baked eggs and toast

Get off to a deliciously satisfying start with this tasty and well-balanced baked eggs brekkie for the perfect Sunday morning treat.


9. Low-carb spinach quiche

This low-carb and protein-packed savoury quiche, loaded with spinach and ricotta for an easy, makes for a nutritious and mouthwatering meal at any time of day.

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