Busy days require a superpowered breakfast. Croissants might be delicious, and waffles are definitely a brunch favorite, but in order to fuel your day you need something high in protein so you don’t crash and burn before your next meal. And lucky for you, that doesn’t have to be complicated! These breakfast recipes, including a homey casserole and creative 5-ingredient breakfast cups, are an easy win.
Eggs and “high-protein” are practically synonymous at this point, which means omelets are one of the best ways to fuel your day. This easy recipe is filled with buttery mushrooms, Fontina, and a sprinkling of thyme. Serve with a thick slice of bread!
When you think of a hearty breakfast, smoothie bowls might not be the first thing that come to mind. But there are tricks to make them more filling! In addition to being packed with fruit, this recipe includes Greek yogurt and chia seeds, which are both good sources of quality protein. You could also add a swirl of nut butter to bulk it up a little.
This diner-worthy breakfast takes less than 15 minutes to make at home, and you only need a few ingredients. Does it get any easier than that? Add a piece of toast or an English muffin to make it even more substantial.
Do you have a bunch of hungry mouths to feed? Or do you want to prep a week’s worth breakfasts on Sunday and then just not think about anything? Casseroles are always the easiest answer. This strata will keep you full all day thanks to baguette, a bunch of vegetables, Mexican chorizo, and of course cheddar cheese.
This fridge-cleaning breakfast is perfect way to use up all the bits and scarps you might have from your farmers market haul or CSA. This recipe specifically calls for zucchini, tomato, and spinach, but almost any sautéed vegetable or green will work. Don’t forget the cheese!
Breakfast sandwiches are one of the most satisfying ways to start the day. This classic recipe is pretty straight-forward with the bread, eggs, and cheese, but things get interesting with the bacon. Five minutes before the bacon is done cooking in the oven, you brush it with a little maple syrup. The result is the perfect sweet-and-savory treat.
Oats are a good source of protein, and they also provide a fair amount of fiber which means you’ll be fuller for longer. This bowl of oats is topped with warmed and sweetened pears and pecans, but depending on what’s in season, you can switch this up with fresh berries.
For an ultra-filling vegan breakfast, make this savory tofu scramble! It takes a little bit of prep work with the vegetables, but you could do that in advance to make your mornings easier. After your veggie are ready, all you do is marinate the tofu, sauté your vegetables, and then cook your tofu. If you’re in a hurry, that can take under less than 15 minutes and the recipe feeds four people.
This creative take on an easy breakfast idea only takes 20 minutes to make and will feed six hungry eaters. To make, add buttered bread, cooked bacon, and raw egg to each muffin cup and then bake it in the oven. That’s it!
All breakfast tacos are winners, but this one with with panfried potatoes feels extra special and filling. Make that potatoes the night before so they have time to cool, and then in the morning you can add them to your tortilla with egg, cheese, and Pico de Gallo.