It might come as a surprise, but plant are an excellent source of protein. While eggs contain 6 grams each, tofu—which is commonly turned into an egg-like scramble for breakfast—contains 10 grams per 1/2 cup. Impressive, right? And that’s just one of the many options you have when it comes to making a high-protein vegan breakfast without a single egg. From hummus toast to quinoa breakfast cookies, start your day with these nutritious recipes.
Our favorite high-protein vegan breakfast recipes
Between all the veggies, avocado, and plant-based sausage, this high-protein breakfast contains nearly 34 grams per serving.
2. Hummus toast
Peanut butter is great, but nothing can top this hummus toast recipe when it comes to protein. Between the sprouted bread and spread—which contains hummus, hemp seeds, and sunflower seeds—you’re getting around 11 grams per slice.
This protein-packed breakfast burrito—which contains egg-y tofu scramble, sweet potatoes, avocado, and spinach—is nothing short of a win.
Pancakes got a high-protein upgrade in this recipe that uses oats, ground almonds, almond milk, and chia seeds in the batter.
These crispy granola clusters contain rolled oats, hazelnuts, buckwheat groats, and dark chocolate chips for a protein-loaded mix you can enjoy alone, as a cereal, or on top of your yogurt.
Quinoa is the secret ingredient in these breakfast cookies. Along with oats, shredded carrots, almond butter, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds, they’re a delicious (and healthy!) way to start the day.
This might look like eggs and taste like eggs, but—surprise!—it’s tofu. Between the plant-based protein and hummus, broccoli, and nutritional yeast, this quiche is a super-filling breakfast option.
Who wouldn’t want to start their day with some cake? These overnight oats taste just like carrot cake thanks to Medjool dates, carrots, almond milk, rolled oats, coconut yogurt, banana, and some spices.
In a rush? Grab one of these RD-approved protein bars for breakfast:
You can make these easy high-protein plant-based meals right in your Instant Pot. Then find out the 10 affordable plant-based staples everyone should have in their kitchen.
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