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

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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.

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

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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

6. Crunchy Peanut Butter Steel Cut Oatmeal

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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


11. Falafel Waffle With Greek Salad

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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

14. Microwaveable Carrot Cake Quinoa Loaf

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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

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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