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

updated Aug 30, 2019
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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.

1. Breakfast Grain Bowl Mix

Protein-rich quinoa joins forces with steel-cut oats in a toothsome grain bowl mix. Best part? It can be topped with sweet or savory ingredients, depending on your mood. You can pop the pre-cooked grains in the microwave to warm, and dress with a pre-boiled egg and some leftover sausage — or anything else you have on hand!

Get the recipe: Breakfast Grain Bowl Mix

2. Loaded Savory Breakfast Muffins

Packing these muffins with sausage and cheese not only makes them all too easy to eat, but it also ensures they’ve got staying power. Make a dozen, and you’ve got breakfast for the week.

Credit: Joe Lingeman

3. The Best Overnight Oats

Stirring Greek yogurt into overnight oats not only adds a good deal of protein, but it gives them a super-creamy texture. Mix it up and pop it in the fridge, and it’s ready to be topped and eaten in the morning.

4. 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!

Credit: Joe Lingeman

5. Sheet Pan Veggie Frittata

This large-format frittata can be enjoyed a number of ways: Pack up a slice on its own, wrap it up on a tortilla, or slip it inside an English muffin for an innovative breakfast sandwich.

Credit: Joe Lingeman

6. 2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes

Cook up these super-simple pancakes the night before and then reheat a couple of them in the toaster oven or in a skillet the next morning. To add extra protein, top them with a dollop of yogurt.

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7. Cottage Cheese 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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