No meat? No problem. Get all the protein you need with these delicious vegetarian recipes, all sans bacon.
Quinoa isn’t just a dinner side dish anymore. With mix-ins like cinnamon and peanut butter, the seed (no, not grain) is the perfect alternative to oatmeal. Plus, the 8 grams of protein per cup will keep you full for way longer. Try out this cinnamon apple & PB quinoa recipe for an easy breakfast that won’t leave you starving an hour before lunch.
The carb-filled pancakes of your childhood don’t stand a chance to this breakfast, which is equally delicious but packed with nutrients. Spelt flour has 35% more protein than the bleached variety, and yogurt and egg majorly increase the protein content. Pancake art is encouraged.
Easy to make in a big batch and grab on a busy morning, these granola bars are a surefire way to make sure you’re getting your protein in the most delicious way possible. With 8 grams of protein in only 2 tablespoons, the PB in these bars will keep your stomach from growling hours after you leave for class.
#SpoonTip: This recipe is completely customizable, so swap nut butters, nuts, seeds, and other mix-ins for your ideal bar.
Save time without sacrificing nutrition by scrambling your eggs in the microwave. Try out this recipe to make the perfect breakfast burrito, no major cooking skills necessary.
#SpoonTip: Long day ahead? Add black beans to the burrito for an extra protein punch that will go perfectly with the Sriracha and avo.
This green goddess pizza recipe is the perfect way to have pizza for breakfast, the healthy way.
If you want a fruity breakfast without the inevitable carb crash an hour later, try this açaí bowl recipe with added hemp protein to satisfy your cravings and stay full until lunchtime.
Go south of the border without leaving your kitchen with this creative dish.
Oatmeal is a great source of protein and super-filling fiber on its own, but adding mix-ins like milk, nuts, and chia seeds pumps up the protein per serving. Make your morning stress-free by mixing all the ingredients beforehand and storing in the fridge overnight. Try out this recipe for a super-easy intro to overnight oats.
Think veggie omelet, but packed into a portable, muffin-shaped quiche. Spinach and cheddar up the protein count per serving and add delicious texture to the muffin.
While you’re still feeling international, take the time to make this classic Mediterranean egg-based dish.
Yogurt is always better when layered with crunchy granola and sweet berries. Pack into a mason jar for a breakfast that’s both portable and powerful.
Too lazy to even flip an omelet? All the prep for this recipe can be done in less than a minute since all it involves is cracking an egg into half an avocado. #noexcuses
Unlike your usual takeout, this fried rice is light, protein-rich, and can be eaten for breakfast without a grease-induced stomachache. Plus, it’s super-customizable and can be made with any extra veggies you have on hand.
Forget store-bought protein bars, which are often packed with artificial sweeteners, and get the filling on-the-go breakfast you want with these balls. Bonus: they’re refrigerated instead of baked, making prep even easier.
27. Grams. Of. Protein. Per. Serving. And they can be made in a blender. #blessup
16. Breakfast Greens
Greens for breakfast? Top with an egg, and anything goes.
This breakfast is the perfect balance of sweet and satisfying, and great for when you want something a little more indulgent without settling for sub-par nutrition.
The fall classic gets a healthy boost in this recipe, which gets its protein from egg whites, oats, and protein powder.
Hitting the dining hall for breakfast? Pass up the often-sugary cereal bar for a more nutritious DIY meal: bring a fried egg to the panini station and layer with feta, tomatoes, and spinach on whole-wheat bread.
20. Breakfast Sundae
Bring your yogurt bowl to the next level with PB, jam, granola, and banana toppings.
Eggs are the obvious choice if you’re looking for protein in the mornings, but if you want an extra boost, pimp it out with these green veggies.
22. Sweet Potato & Yogurt Bowl
Breakfast bowls are all the rage – break from the basic smoothie bowl with this new twist. Fill any bowl with half sweet potato, half Greek yogurt, and top with almond butter, granola, nuts, cinnamon, and anything else you have in your pantry.
#SpoonTip: Granola can seem deceiving healthy – check out this guide to see which brands you should skip.
23. PB&B Toast
Toast with PB is a breakfast staple; top with bananas (or any fruit of your choice) for a sweet twist. Still hungry? Sprinkle with a tablespoon of flax seeds to add an extra few grams of protein.
This protein powerhouse will make you feel like you’re eating dessert for breakfast: combine 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 a mashed banana, an egg white, and any mix-ins (we love berries and cinnamon), and microwave for 30 seconds at a time until cooked, or give this recipe a try.
25. Egg Whites & Nutritional Yeast
Cut the fat without losing the protein with this trick – scramble egg whites and top with nutritional yeast for eggs that are just as filling and magically taste like cheese.
26. Toad in the Hole
Get a 2-in-1 eggs and toast combo with this easy breakfast. Cut a 3-inch hole into a slice of whole wheat bread, place into buttered skillet, crack an egg into the hole, then cook on both sides until done. Easy, breezy, protein-packed beautiful.
27. Cappuccino Banana Ice Cream
We love ice cream for breakfast too, but the classic vegan banana-based version always leaves us hungry an hour later. Easy fix: blend in Nuzest cappuccino protein powder for a new flavor that will keep you full.