15 Best High-Protein Breakfasts That Aren’t Eggs

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Scrambled, hard-boiled, or poached—when it comes to high-protein breakfast options, egg protein tends to steal the spotlight. Although we love a veggie-packed omelet as much as the next person, once in awhile a morning meal shake-up is in order. Instead of throwing in the towel and opting for a donut, which is bound to leave you hungry an hour later, we recommend exploring other high-protein options.

Not sure how to load up on this filling macronutrient once egg protein is taken out of the equation? We’ve put together 15 high-protein breakfast meals that are delicious and promise to keep you satiated, all without an egg in sight.

Want even more a.m.options? Take a glimpse at this list of 15 Healthy Breakfast Ideas, all of which take just 5 minutes to prepare and use only 5 ingredients.

Nutty Waffles


  • 1 KNOW Better waffle, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter
  • ½ small banana, sliced

HOW TO MAKE IT: Nuts are a great way to transform waffles from a carb and sugar bomb to a balanced breakfast, thanks to their abundance of protein and healthy fats. To make this an all-star breakfast, opt for a KNOW Better waffle, which boasts 18 grams of protein per waffle. Spread one tablespoon of Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter onto a toasted KNOW Better waffle and top it off with one half of a sliced banana.

NUTRITION: 433 calories, 35 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 150 mg sodium, 26 g carbs (9 g fiber, 10 g sugar), 20 g protein

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