7 High-Protein Breakfast Recipes You Can Make the Night Before

updated Nov 30, 2023
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If you’re the kind of person who needs to eat a breakfast that’s rich in protein to keep you going until lunch, but too often run out of time as you’re scrambling to get out the door, don’t fret.

Just carve out a few minutes the night before — after dinner and before you retreat to the couch — and we can help you wake up to something wholesome and satisfying that’s ready to go when you are. Here are seven of our favorite make-ahead breakfast recipes, all with enough protein to keep the hanger away.

High Protein Breakfast Recipes

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Breakfast Grain Bowl Mix
This breakfast grain bowl features quinoa and steel-cut oats and is flavored with ginger and lemon. Make it on Sunday and enjoy throughout the week.
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Loaded Savory Breakfast Muffins
This savory muffin's got it all: eggs, sausage, cheese, spinach, and even a bit of apple to help you power through your day.
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Overnight Oats
Old-fashioned oats are mixed with milk and yogurt for a portable, make-ahead breakfast that's cool, creamy, and subtly sweet.
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Scrambled Chickpea and Spinach Pitas

These flavorful vegan breakfast sandwiches can be individually wrapped in foil and frozen: When you’re ready to eat one, just warm it up in the oven, and voila!

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Sheet Pan Veggie Frittata
This cheesy, veggie-packed big-batch frittata is the best way to meal prep breakfast.
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2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes
The only gluten-free, dairy-free delicious pancake recipe you need.
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Cornmeal Muffins with Roasted Red Peppers and Feta

Cottage cheese is packed with protein and ensures these filling savory muffins stay moist for days.

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