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17 High-Protein Breakfast Recipes For People Who Don’t Like Eggs

The task of whipping up a nutritious and high-protein breakfast that’ll kickstart your morning can feel like a real challenge, especially if you have an aversion to eating or cooking eggs.

According to registered dietician Abby Langer, the recommended daily intake of protein per meal is 20 to 25 grams. Classic “breakfast foods” like cereal and toast won’t help you meet those numbers since they’re just carbs and offer very few grams of protein. Most people eat very few grams of protein in the morning, and take in the majority of their protein at dinner – which is unbalanced and can result in the person feeling hungry very soon after their morning meal. And while eggs are a protein-packed breakfast favorite, there are other high-quality protein sources out there.

Here’s a list of delicious, no-egg, healthy breakfasts that are within or close enough to the 20 to 25 grams of protein range to add some variety to your morning meals.

1. Savory Turmeric and Chickpea Oatmeal

Turmeric, oats, spinach, and nutritional yeast make up this savory oatmeal bowl. Get the recipe here. Protein: 22g

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Turmeric, oats, spinach, and nutritional yeast make up this savory oatmeal bowl. Get the recipe here.

Protein: 22g

2. Strawberry Coconut Protein Smoothie

A fiber-packed smoothie to get your day ~moving~. Get the recipe here.

Protein: 21g

3. Banana and Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Simple ingredients like rolled oats, eggs, cottage cheese, and bananas yield this perfect-looking stack of pancakes. Top them with maple syrup and your choice of berries for the ultimate morning treat. Get the recipe here.Protein: 19.6g

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Simple ingredients like rolled oats, eggs, cottage cheese, and bananas yield this perfect-looking stack of pancakes. Top them with maple syrup and your choice of berries for the ultimate morning treat. Get the recipe here.

Protein: 19.6g

4. Blood Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

It's like the popsicle. Get the recipe here. Protein: 31g

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It’s like the popsicle. Get the recipe here.

Protein: 31g

5. Greek Yogurt Bowl

A Greek yogurt base + fruit + granola = a whole bowl of goodness. Recipe here.Protein: 21g

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A Greek yogurt base + fruit + granola = a whole bowl of goodness. Recipe here.

Protein: 21g

6. Crunchy Peanut Butter Steel Cut Oatmeal

Overnight oats are super simple and save time, and with peanuts and peanut butter added to the mix, these oats pack enough protein to keep you going all morning long. Recipe here.Protein: 22g

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Overnight oats are super simple and save time, and with peanuts and peanut butter added to the mix, these oats pack enough protein to keep you going all morning long. Recipe here.

Protein: 22g

7. Mocha Banana Protein Smoothie Bowl

A smoothie bowl that doubles as breakfast and dessert? Even better. Get the recipe here. Protein: 20g

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A smoothie bowl that doubles as breakfast and dessert? Even better. Get the recipe here.

Protein: 20g

8. Pumpkin-Oatmeal Raisin Mug Cake

A three-step mug cake? It's true. Recipe here. Protein: 20g

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A three-step mug cake? It’s true. Recipe here.

Protein: 20g

9. Cottage Cheese Toast And Fresh Fruit

High-protein and low-effort, toast and fruit checks off all the boxes for a fulfilling breakfast. Get the recipe here.Protein: 21.7g

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High-protein and low-effort, toast and fruit checks off all the boxes for a fulfilling breakfast. Get the recipe here.

Protein: 21.7g

10. Simple Vegan Omelette

A vegan omelette – how?! Hint: tofu, of course!

Protein: 22 grams

Get the recipe here.

11. Falafel Waffle With Greek Salad

If you love waffles but want to switch up your usual berry and whipped cream-drenched waffles for something more savory, try this falafel-based recipe. Get the recipe here. Protein: 23.9g

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If you love waffles but want to switch up your usual berry and whipped cream-drenched waffles for something more savory, try this falafel-based recipe. Get the recipe here.

Protein: 23.9g

12. Avocado Toast With Cottage Cheese and Tomatoes

One way to add protein to your morning avocado toast? Add some cottage cheese. Get the recipe here. Protein: 25g

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One way to add protein to your morning avocado toast? Add some cottage cheese. Get the recipe here.

Protein: 25g

13. Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats

Peanut butter and jelly but with oats and chia seed jam instead of bread and jelly. Get the recipe here. Protein: 22g

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Peanut butter and jelly but with oats and chia seed jam instead of bread and jelly. Get the recipe here.

Protein: 22g

14. Microwaveable Carrot Cake Quinoa Loaf

Cake for breakfast because it's full of all the ~healthy~ ingredients like carrots, quinoa, applesauce, and brown rice protein powder. Get the recipe here. Protein: 19g

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Cake for breakfast because it’s full of all the ~healthy~ ingredients like carrots, quinoa, applesauce, and brown rice protein powder. Get the recipe here.

Protein: 19g

15. Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

If your goal is to incorporate as much peanut butter as possible throughout your day, your best bet is starting your morning off with this insanely decadent smoothie. Get the recipe here. Protein: 29g

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If your goal is to incorporate as much peanut butter as possible throughout your day, your best bet is starting your morning off with this insanely decadent smoothie. Get the recipe here.

Protein: 29g

16. Tofu Tahini Scramble

An tahini take on a tofu scramble because why not. Get the recipe here. Protein: 19.9g

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An tahini take on a tofu scramble because why not. Get the recipe here.

Protein: 19.9g

17. Pomegranate Pistachio Greek Yogurt

Pomegranate and pistachio seem like a match made in parfait heaven. Get the recipe here.Protein: 31g

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Pomegranate and pistachio seem like a match made in parfait heaven. Get the recipe here.

Protein: 31g

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