by Liz Thomson
February 21, 2020This post may contain affiliate links.
These vegan breakfast recipes are packed with protein to keep you energized all morning long! Whether you need to refuel after a workout or you want to stay full until lunchtime, these recipes are filled with plant-based protein!
It can be hard to find breakfast recipes that are high in protein and vegan. Even most vegetarian breakfast recipes rely on eggs or yogurt to create a balanced meal. But luckily, there are lots of delicious, vegan breakfast options out there! Before we dive into the recipes, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite high-protein vegan ingredients that I like to use in my breakfast recipes.
High Protein Vegan Breakfast Ingredients
Tofu– Does it sound crazy to eat tofu for breakfast? Not if you scramble it! Believe it or not, tofu makes an amazing substitute for scrambled eggs. It’s delicious in breakfast burritos but it can also be eaten alone, with seasoning and hot sauce! Try it seasoned with nutritional yeast for an extra boost of protein.
Chia Seeds– These are a great way to add a little protein to your favorite smoothie, but they can even be used in muffins and pancakes! I use chia seeds in my vegan blueberry muffins and it’s an easy way to add a little more protein and fiber, while also providing a binding agent instead of an egg!
Whole Wheat Bagels– While bagels don’t tend to be the most nutritious option, there are tons of new high protein bagel options on the market! I love Dave’s Killer Bread for high protein, lower calorie bagles that taste great!
Quinoa– This little seed is high an protein and it can be used as an oatmeal replacement in grain bowls as well as granola! It’s a great ingredient for vegans because it’s also a complete protein, meaning it contains all the essential amino acids.
Peanut Butter– Peanut butter contains a hefty amount of protein and you probably have some in your pantry! Try it drizzled on your bowl of oatmeal or blended into your next smoothie!
Now that we’ve covered some of the basic protein sources, let’s dive into the recipes! I hope this list of high protein vegan breakfast recipes helps you start your day on the right foot! Don’t forget to pin these recipes so you can find them later!
Tempeh makes a delicious substitute for bacon and it's loaded with protein! Once you marinate it with seasoning, tempeh cooks up quickly! Enjoy it on a breakfast sandwich or eat it with a little fruit for a high protein vegan breakfast!
This dairy-free Chocolate and Pumpkin Breakfast Smoothie is perfect if you’ve got a sweet tooth and after an easy and healthy nourishing breakfast recipe. It’s rich, creamy and decadent. Plus, with zero added sugar and bursting with good-for-you ingredients, it’ll surely power you through till lunchtime!
Vegan breakfast burritos with plenty of protein? Yes please! Nopalitos, black beans, thin-sliced new potatoes, avocado, red chile sauce, and yes, crumbled tofu all wrapped up in a soft flour tortilla… High Protein Vegan Breakfast Burritos are loaded with the flavors of the southwest, and full of nutrients! What a great way to kick start your day!
Try this vegan breakfast salad recipe for a fantastic way to kick off your day! This breakfast salad with protein packed pan fried mushrooms, avocado and marinated tomatoes is delicious and will up your servings of vegetables for the day.
Corn fritters are a classic New Zealand breakfast food, and a great dish to add to your breakfast routine. The buckwheat and chia seeds in these corn fritters give them a high protein and high nutritious punch.