15 High-Protein, Egg-Free Breakfast Recipes To Start Your Day Off Right
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We all know how important it is to start your day off with some protein. Doing so can reduce hunger cravings throughout the day and give you the energy you need to get things done! But while we totally love eggs, some days simply call for an egg-free breakfast – anyone that gets the egg ick understands this. 😵💫
Whether you're looking for a gluten-free breakfast, vegan morning meals, or Paleo-friendly alternatives, we've got an eggless option for you below. Check out 15 of our favorite protein-packed, yet completely egg-free breakfast ideas!
Chia seeds are relatively high in protein, and the fact that you can turn 'em into pudding that tastes like literal dessert has our tummies grumbling! This egg-free breakfast idea is also a perfect fit for meal prepping, since you can make a big batch and store it in the fridge for later. Top with any fruits or nuts of your choosing! (via Brit + Co)
These healthy muffins take the traditional apple + cinnamon oatmeal and turn it on its head. They're a super easy high-protein bake, and the recipe leverages some pretty accessible ingredients, too. (via Brit + Co)
You'll get a great protein *and* caffeine boost from this easy egg-free breakfast recipe. You can get crazy with the toppings, too! (via Brit + Co)
Think breakfast hash is only for egg lovers? Think again. This tofu-based scramble also features sweet potato, kale and red onion. Bonus points if you can find a fresh, seasonal squash from your local farmers’ market to add! (via Minimalist Baker)
Omelettes are traditionally made with eggs, but we're dying to buck tradition with this chickpea-based egg-free breakfast recipe. You can easily save time by making the batter before going to bed. Wake up in the morning, cook it on the stove top, and it'll be ready to eat in just 5 minutes. (via Fork & Beans)
Speaking of meals you can prep before bed, these overnight oats are about as quick and easy as it gets! Just soak 'em in your favorite dairy-free milk overnight, and in the morning, they'll be soft and parfait-like. Top with pureed fruit, chia seeds, nuts, and anything else that suits your fancy. (via Oh She Glows)
If you're a Paleo eater, you know how frustrating it can be when granola recipes contain extra grains and sugar. But this Paleo-friendly recipe only calls for those absolutely necessary, primal, completely clean ingredients that really matter: nuts, seeds, spices, and natural sweeteners. (via Real Food with Jessica)
This grain-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free recipe gives banana bread a whole new meaning — it's literally sweetened only with bananas. Egg-free breakfast never sounded so yum! Pro tip: add some homemade Paleo-friendly chocolate chips to make it even healthier and yummier. (via Bakerita)
Did you know you can use quinoa as a cereal-like grain for breakfast? This quinoa bowl is topped with an antioxidant-rich blueberry smoothie, making for a protein-packed, nutrient-dense meal. (via Food Faith Fitness)
This savory egg-free breakfast option packs a ton of protein into a completely vegan meal. Here's a little breakfast hack for ya – mix your spices together with a little water and you have a quick, ready-made seasoning sauce to top your scramble with! (via Minimalist Baker)
Granola is a healthy and quick breakfast option that can easily be topped with non-dairy milk for a delicious vegan treat. Be sure to stir your granola after it's been in the oven for about 12 minutes, so it gets evenly crispy on all sides. (via A Saucy Kitchen)
Looking for an egg-free breakfast that's still packed with plant-based protein? This vegan muesli bowl is so amazing, you won't miss conventional cereals or dairy milk at all. It's deliciously packed with rolled oats, cacao nibs, fresh fruit, honey, coconut and protein vanilla milk for sweetness. (via The View From Great Island)
These waffles are made with almond butter and coconut flour, as well as blueberries, cinnamon, mashed banana and almond extract. The result is a batch of totally healthy, grain-free waffles that will leave you feeling satisfied and full of protein-powered energy – no eggs necessary. (via Ambitious Kitchen)
Did you know that protein powder can actually stand in for pancake mix in many cases? This little egg-free breakfast hack is commonly used by athletes and fitness gurus, and it's super simple to do at home. (via Vega)
A whole, delicious vegan protein bar we can grab on our way out the door? Yes, please. To make these nut-free, simply substitute sunflower seed butter for the peanut butter included in the recipe. (via Oh She Glows)
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This article has been updated from a previous post with additional reporting by Meredith Holser.
Lead image via The View From Great Island.
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