The 10 Most Popular High-Protein Breakfast Recipes of 2019

updated Dec 30, 2019
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My morning motto? No wimpy breakfasts. If you want a meal that’s going to fill you up and carry you through to lunch, I say make sure you choose something rich in protein. You seem to agree, as high-protein breakfast recipes were extremely popular on the site in 2019. From egg muffins and oat cakes to savory yogurt bowls and whipped cottage cheese toast, these are the 10 most popular high-protein breakfast recipes of the year.

1. Overnight Crock-Pot Breakfast Casserole

Packed with veggies, ham, and cheese, this egg casserole keep you going all morning. And all you have to do is dump everything in the slow cooker before you go to bed! By the time you wake up, breakfast is ready.

Get the recipe: Overnight Crock-Pot Breakfast Casserole

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2. Broccoli Cheddar Egg Muffins

Cottage cheese gives these egg muffins an extra dose of protein. I like to make them in advance because this portable breakfast is just as satisfying straight from the fridge as it is warm.

Get the recipe: Broccoli Cheddar Egg Muffins

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3. Overnight Oats

If you’re not a morning person, overnight oats are the best thing you can meal prep. Each serving clocks in with over 11 grams of protein, and I like to up that a little more by topping my oats with an extra dollop of creamy Greek yogurt and toasted nuts or hemp seeds.

Get the recipe: Overnight Oats

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4. High-Protein Cottage Cheese Omelet

Just say yes to adding cottage cheese to omelets! Spooned into the center of a warm omelet, the cottage cheese curds instantly soften and melt against the eggs. Don’t be surprised if it reminds you of ricotta.

Get the recipe: High-Protein Cottage Cheese Omelet

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5. Australian Folded Eggs

If you love scrambled eggs, give folded eggs a try. They’re softer and creamier, and hold together much better, which is key for avocado toast and breakfast sandwiches.

Get the recipe: Australian Folded Eggs

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6. Easy Oatmeal Pancakes

Soaking the oats before blending the batter together is the key to whipping up a batch of hearty, wholesome oatcakes with the best texture.

Get the recipe: Easy Oatmeal Pancakes

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7. Instant Pot Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Strata

Get a head-start on breakfast by prepping the casserole the night before. It’ll save you time in the morning and the overnight soak will help the bread absorb plenty of savory custard.

Get the recipe: Instant Pot Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Strata

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8. Whipped Cottage Cheese on Toast

Have you tried whipping cottage cheese yet? If not, you’re missing out. It makes the most creamy and delicious toast topper, like an amped-up ricotta. Grab a tub of cultured cottage cheese for a dose of protein and probiotics.

Get the recipe: Whipped Cottage Cheese on Toast

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9. Blueberry Walnut Overnight Oats

Oats, chia seeds, and toasted walnuts join forces for an easy make-ahead breakfast that will keep you going until lunchtime.

Get the recipe: Blueberry Walnut Overnight Oats

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10. Savory Yogurt Bowl with Sliced Veggies and Fried Mustard Seeds

If you skew towards savory over sweet dishes, this is the make-ahead yogurt bowl to keep in your breakfast rotation.

Get the recipe: Savory Yogurt Bowl with Sliced Veggies and Fried Mustard Seeds