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The Best 42 Egg Recipes For Brunch & Lunch

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If you’re looking to pack in the protein this January take a look at our bumper list of egg recipes for brunch (and lunch!). An egg lunch or brunch makes an excellent filling meal and will fuel you for work, workouts, and beyond!

The Best 42 Egg Recipes For Lunch or Brunch | Hurry The Food Up

Eggs are a great source of protein and can definitely aid weight loss or muscle gain if that is one of your resolutions this year.

I have collected 42 healthy lunch ideas with eggs (and of course egg brunch ideas are there too), giving you a great way to reach those protein goals.

Protein helps you to feel fuller for longer and build muscle. The building blocks of protein include nine essential amino acids, which are something that we can’t make on our own.

Luckily for us, eggs contain all of them, which makes them a complete protein source and a great main ingredient.

The best thing about egg lunches and brunches is you can eat them in so many different ways from a simple scramble, to perfect pancakes, omelettes, frittatas, wraps and one of my favourite ways, on avocado toast!

Do you love a runny yolk? I do, but some crazy ones out there don’t 😉. Let me know in the comments.

Let’s get into this list of easy egg recipes for lunch! (and brunch lol)

There are some egg-cellent ideas to choose from – these healthy egg recipes will suit everyone.

Egg muffins

We’re kicking off this collection with some healthy breakfast egg muffins – easy to make ahead using just a muffin tin, they’re great for kids too!

There are many variants possible – one for every taste, pretty much! The main reason I truly love them is not just the taste, nor the high-protein but because they’re soooooo easy to pack and take to work!

You can also eat them hot or cold. I tend towards the microwave for reheating, but I’ll absolutely eat them cold when on the go.

1. Low Carb Breakfast Egg Muffins (25 Minutes, Vegetarian)

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4.60 from 146 votes
Protein: 17g
Calories: 219kcal
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: low carb and high protein

Looking for a high-protein, low-carb brunch? Try these breakfast egg muffins – 1 recipe, 4 amazing flavours! I love taking these for lunch, too!

2. Italian-Style Healthy Breakfast Egg Muffins

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4.79 from 23 votes
Protein: 19g
Calories: 228kcal
Ready in:30 minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: Italian twist on the classic egg muffin

Fresh basil, salty feta, tangy sun-dried tomatoes and sweet cherry tomatoes: that’s the beautiful combo that gives these breakfast-lunch (so brunch :D) egg muffins the name ‘Italian Style’.

3. Asian-Style Easy Egg Muffins

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4.89 from 27 votes
Protein: 25g
Calories: 359kcal
Ready in:30 minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: who wouldn’t like to eat Chinese food for brunch?

These Asian-Style Easy Egg Muffins are beautifully different. The carrot and ginger are a fresh and zippy combo. The soy sauce rounds it all up! Enjoy

4. Smoked Tofu Breakfast Egg Muffins

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4.82 from 54 votes
Protein: 22g
Calories: 298kcal
Ready in:30 minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: tofu added for extra protein

Boasting 22 grams of protein per serving and a taste like the beautiful French pizzas known as Tarte Flambee. You gotta try our High Protein Smoked Tofu Egg Muffins!

5. Fluffy Quinoa Egg Muffins

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4.95 from 17 votes
Protein: 14g
Calories: 308kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: Dave

Bonus: a taste of the Med for brunch

These quinoa egg muffins are incredibly high in protein – and super-quick, too! Perfect any time of the day.

6. The Best Savoury Ricotta Muffins

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4.69 from 41 votes
Protein: 6.7g
Calories: 101kcal
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: Heiko & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: low-calorie and high protein

Want a healthy lunch or snack option that has great protein too? These savoury ricotta muffins are just what you need!

7. Air Fryer Egg Bites

Protein: 13g
Calories: 185 kcals
Ready in: 14 minutes
Recipe by: RachnaCooks
Bonus: mess-free and great for kids too

These delicious egg bites make a good brunch or snack. Small bite-sized egg bites have cheese and vegetables. So tasty.

Omelettes

‘Omelettes’ or ‘omelets’ taste just the same. They make quick weekday lunches and you can add pretty much anything you can pick up from the grocery store.

8. Best Easy Omelette Recipe

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4.37 from 11 votes
Protein: 17g
Calories: 220kcal
Ready in:7 minutes

Bonus: super easy recipe

Searching for the perfect omelette? This protein packed, easy omelette recipe has got your back!

9. Silken Tofu Omelette with Eggs

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5 from 2 votes
Protein: 15g
Calories: 257kcal
Ready in:22 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: gluten-free and high in protein

Looking to up your protein intake? Try this high protein, low fat silken tofu omelette with eggs – the perfect healthy brunch and lunch (or even a tasty low fat snack!)!

10. 3 Ingredient Microwave Mug Omelette

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5 from 2 votes
Protein: 23g
Calories: 322kcal
Ready in:5 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: quick to make and energy saving

Looking for a super-speedy egg lunch? Whip up our healthy & tasty microwave mug omelette in minutes! It’s a personal fave of mine.

11. Easy Tomato Omelette

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4.73 from 44 votes
Protein: 21g
Calories: 304kcal
Ready in:10 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: really easy and really tasty

Looking for a healthy high protein lunch or brunch? This tomato omelette is just the trick – 20g protein per serving!

Pancakes

Who knew you could make such a tasty lunch with just an egg, whole milk, and flour! What are your favourite toppings?

12. The 2 Ingredient Banana Egg Pancakes

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4.57 from 571 votes
Protein: 12g
Calories: 241kcal
Ready in:10 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: super quick ready in just 10 minutes

This world’s simplest pancake recipe contains just two ingredients (egg and banana) and is super quick – just minutes from bowl to plate! Simple and tasty. It’s a firm favourite here.

13. Raspberry Low Calorie Pancakes

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4.78 from 9 votes
Protein: 18g
Calories: 329kcal
Ready in:15 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: fruity and low in calories

Win over the crowd at your next brunch without hurting your waistline with these raspberry low calorie pancakes (truly one of our favorite 300 kcal breakfasts!)!

14. Gingerbread Pancakes

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5 from 6 votes
Protein: 18g
Calories: 374kcal
Ready in:17 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: a festive favourite

We all know pancakes rock, and now we know gingerbread pancakes rock too. Light, elegant and with a soft hint of ginger, they’re the new winter treat.

15. Low Carb Cream Cheese Pancakes

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4.75 from 105 votes
Protein: 10g
Calories: 321kcal
Ready in:10 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: light and fluffy

The 2 ingredients Low Carb Cream Cheese Pancakes. Just mix eggs and cream cheese to get delicious low carb, high taste pancakes. Ready in 10 minutes.

16. High-Protein Lentil Pancakes

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4.89 from 9 votes
Protein: 18g
Calories: 351kcal
Ready in:15 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: sweet and filling

There is no time for chit-chat when fluffy lentil pancakes are to be cooked. Just follow a few deliciously easy steps.

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Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:15 minutes
Servings:2 (2 small pancakes per serving)
Calories:351kcal
Author: Abril Macías

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Blend the egg, water, vanilla extract, banana, lentils, whole grain flour, baking powder, sugar and salt until you have a thick homogeneous batter. Some lentil streaks will be visible, but don’t worry, they won’t be noticeable when the pancakes are cooked.
    1 egg, 2 tbsp water, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 medium banana, ½ cup lentils, cooked, ½ cup wholegrain flour, 1 ½ tsp baking powder, 1 tsp sugar, ½ tsp salt
  • Heat the butter in a non-stick pan and turn the heat to low-medium. Make 4 small pancakes or 2 medium ones.
    Cover with a lid if you have. Cook until the top of the pancake appears to be dry, then turn and cook until the bottom of the pancake has browned. Repeat with the rest of the batter.
    1 tsp butter
  • Serve lentil banana pancakes with strawberries, maple syrup and low fat greek yogurt as toppings.
    ½ cup strawberries, 2 tsp maple syrup, ½ cup Greek Yogurt

NOTES

  • Be careful of not over blending the batter, this will activate the gluten and the pancakes won’t be as fluffy and soft. To facilitate the process add the liquid ingredients first to the blender. 
  • These are great frozen and reheated in the oven. So for people who want a quick breakfast or snack you just have to make a few batches, freeze and reheat whenever you want. 
  • The pancakes are great on their own, so for people who want to cut more calories I recommend skipping the maple syrup. Do not skip the yogurt though, because it adds good protein. 
  • Using 1/4 cup flour and 1/4 oats instead of ½ cup flour is very good as well. Resulting in less calories but also slightly less protein.
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
The Best 42 Egg Recipes For Brunch & Lunch
Amount per Serving
Calories
351
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
0.1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
90
mg
30
%
Sodium
 
659
mg
29
%
Potassium
 
911
mg
26
%
Carbohydrates
 
59
g
20
%
Fiber
 
9
g
38
%
Sugar
 
19
g
21
%
Protein
 
18
g
36
%
Vitamin A
 
263
IU
5
%
Vitamin C
 
27
mg
33
%
Calcium
 
246
mg
25
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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17. Healthy Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

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5 from 9 votes
Protein: 19g
Calories: 431kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: a quick healthy brunch

Looking for a low calorie egg brunch recipe you can rustle up quickly? Try our oatmeal banana pancakes, served with blueberry syrup!

18. No Fuss Coconut Flour Pancakes

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4.80 from 10 votes
Protein: 20g
Calories: 382kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: fuss and gluten-free

Proper tasty, easy to make Coconut Flour Pancakes. One serving boasts 20g of protein on just 400 calories. They’re gluten-free and Paleo friendly too!

19. Cottage Cheese Pancakes

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4.74 from 119 votes
Protein: 26g
Calories: 367kcal
Ready in:12 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: boost that protein intake

34g of natural protein. Just three ingredients: Cottage cheese, eggs and oats (cottage cheese snacks don’t get much better than this!). 12 minutes from start to finish. You won’t be disappointed!

20. Ricotta Pancakes – Sweet Version

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4.95 from 19 votes
Protein: 27g
Calories: 511kcal
Ready in:10 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: high in protein and super tasty

Incredibly easy high-protein ricotta pancakes. Your first and foremost stop for all things tasty and high-protein – we know what we’re doing.

21. Kaiserschmarrn – Delicious torn pancake

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5 from 5 votes
Protein: 17g
Calories: 390kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: an Austrian specialty

Kaiserschmarrn or Kaiserschmarren – different name, same amazing pancake. The Austrian Emperor gave this dessert his approval. It’s not hard to see why.

Eggs on bread

Eggs and bread just go together don’t they? This section should prove that for sure!

22. Great British Eggy Bread

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4.28 from 11 votes
Protein: 21g
Calories: 367kcal
Ready in:10 minutes

Bonus: simple but satisfying

A Quick Eggy Bread Recipe. Simple but satisfying, and so very tasty. Ready in just a few minutes – why wait longer for a delicious and healthy lunch?

23. Scrambled Eggs with Cheese

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4.64 from 109 votes
Protein: 22g
Calories: 327kcal
Ready in:5 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: way to transform a classic

Make the best scrambled eggs you’ve ever had with our quick & easy but simple to follow recipe – so good you’ll never look elsewhere again!

24. High Protein Eggs and Asparagus Breakfast

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5 from 1 vote
Protein: 24g
Calories: 347kcal
Ready in:18 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: healthy and high in protein

It might be called delicious eggs and asparagus ‘breakfast’ but it’s perfect for brunch or lunch, too. It even packs an amazing 23g protein per serving!

25. Scrambled Eggs with Cream Cheese

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5 from 6 votes
Protein: 23g
Calories: 361kcal
Ready in:15 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: extreme protein

Level up your scrambled eggs with cream cheese, an easy way to pile on extra protein in a classic dish. A truly superb egg lunch recipe.

26. 4-Way Tortilla Egg Roll Breakfast Wraps

Protein: 9g
Calories: 197 kcals
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: Babaganosh
Bonus: great to make ahead and grab on the go

These Tortilla Egg Rolls make an EASY 5-minute brunch that the whole family LOVES! Easily customizable, delicious, and they freeze well!

27. Perfect Soft-Boiled Eggs and Soldiers

Protein: 16g
Calories: 350 kcals
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: Christina’sCucina
Bonus: a classic made well

A typical British Sunday brunch for children that we all seem to enjoy far into adulthood.

28. Healthy French Toast

Protein: 9g
Calories: 304 kcals
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: NutmegAndVinegar
Bonus: if you can made a delicious breakfast healthy I’m in

Homemade healthy french toast is perfect for a full weekend brunch or lunch (if you like this, try one our low fat french toast with apples). You make this easy recipe with a few simple ingredients in less than 10 minutes!

Other eggy brunches and lunches

This is a selection of simple egg dishes that don’t fit into the other categories but are delicious, healthy, and filling all the same.

29. Banana Mug Cake

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4.50 from 63 votes
Protein: 10g
Calories: 359kcal
Ready in:6 minutes
Recipe by: Cristina & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: who doesn’t love cake for lunch

Try this yummy mug cake for when you’re in a rush to get that sweet fix. It’s a healthy snack ready in just 6 minutes!

30. Easy Vegetable Frittata

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5 from 2 votes
Protein: 30g
Calories: 376kcal
Ready in:28 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: a whopping 30g of protein

This simple vegetable frittata is full of veggie goodness and packed with protein. Give it a go, we dare you!

31. Breakfast Beans and Eggs

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4.88 from 8 votes
Protein: 24g
Calories: 406kcal
Ready in:15 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: fill up and face the day

Called breakfast beans and eggs, sure, but perfect for a hearty brunch or lunch too, and will quench the urge to snack!

32. Healthy Protein Baked Oats

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5 from 5 votes
Protein: 19g
Calories: 409kcal
Ready in:40 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: dessert for lunch, yes please!

A healthy high-protein version of those famous Tiktok baked oats. They’ll fill you up and keep you smiling until lunch!

33. Healthy Huevo Rancheros

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4.91 from 11 votes
Protein: 16g
Calories: 360kcal
Ready in:15 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: a Mexican take on the traditional cooked brunch

Huevos rancheros are a quick and easy traditional Mexican brunch that makes a great healthy option for vegetarians.

34. Soy Sauce Eggs (Shoyu Tamago)

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5 from 3 votes
Protein: 13g
Calories: 186kcal
Ready in:10 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: easy to pack for lunch on the go

A super-tasty twist on the classic hard-boiled egg – perfect for a high-protein snacky-lunch! I eat them all the time!

35. Baked Eggs in Spinach and Tomato

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4.83 from 17 votes
Protein: 23g
Calories: 422kcal
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: a delicious hangover cure

Baked Eggs in Spinach and Tomato. A delicious brunch to help combat hangovers by replenishing the most important nutrients and amino acids. Easy to make and very tasty. You know you wanna.

36. Creamy Polenta With Mushrooms

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5 from 5 votes
Protein: 20g
Calories: 416kcal
Ready in:22 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: a yummy Spanish brunch option

Enjoy a taste of the Med with our creamy mushroom and sundried tomato polenta – total perfection!

37. Breakfast Egg Burrito

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5 from 4 votes
Protein: 23g
Calories: 402kcal
Ready in:15 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: a great grab and go brunch

Did someone say burrito? Try our egg burrito recipe to wrap a perfect high-protein dish with healthy fillings.

38. Farmer’s Breakfast

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4.72 from 46 votes
Protein: 23g
Calories: 424kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: hearty and filling

Hearty and filling Farmer’s Breakfast. We love it for brunch and lunch, too! Full of protein and energy to keep you going. Perfect any time of the day. Ready in 30 mins. Embrace your rustic side.

39. Potato Farls

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4.94 from 15 votes
Protein: 20g
Calories: 438kcal
Ready in:35 minutes
Recipe by: Ciaran & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: great with a fried egg or two

Potato Farls (also known as potato bread) – an authentic Irish recipe that’s great for brunch and perfect with any Ulster fry.

40. Spinach and Mushroom Breakfast Casserole

Protein: 16g
Calories: 241 kcals
Ready in: 1 hour
Recipe by: WhatAGirlEats
Bonus: breakfast for the whole family

Gluten-free Spinach, Mushroom, and Cheese Breakfast Casserole, goes the name, but we love it for lunch as well!

41. Savoury Oatmeal Bowls

Protein: 13g
Calories: 261 kcals
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: Babaganosh
Bonus: perfect if you don’t like sweet oats

A delicious savory breakfast that is ready in under 15 minutes! These savoury oatmeal bowls are super easy to make, hearty, filling, and loaded with healthy veggies and nutrients, such as fiber and protein.

42. Shakshuka with Feta Cheese and Swiss Chard

Calories: 262 kcals
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: EatTheLove
Bonus: superfoods and super filling

This eggs-in-tomatoes dish is a quick and easy vegetarian meal that satisfies nearly everyone. I use canned tomatoes because they are available all year round.

If you want to use fresh tomatoes, just chop them up and simmer them longer to break them down. Feel free to adjust the cooking time, in the end, to get your eggs runnier or more firm to your taste.

Egg lunch recipe FAQs

Let’s have a look at the questions you have about eggs.

How many calories are in an egg?

There are 78 calories in 1 large egg.

How much protein is in an egg?

There is 6g of protein in a large egg.

What goes well with eggs?

As you can see there are so many things that go well with eggs. These include vegetables, toast, hash browns, veggie sausages, the list goes on.

These are some of the best egg recipes as far as I’m concerned. They all get my taste buds tingling, in fact, I think I could eat eggs for any meal of the day! The best thing about these quick lunch ideas is that they have great health benefits, like protein and good cholesterol.

Incorporate eggs into your busy mornings to fuel your day in the most perfect way. Whether you eat them for brunch or use lunch recipes for easy weeknight dinners, I think this list shows that there are some creative ways to use eggs.

Next time you buy some, why not try a classic eggs benedict, a brunch burrito, egg casserole, or Mexican huevos rancheros?

Need some egg recipes for breakfast? There you are!

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  1. Love these ideas for recipes using eggs! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Happy to help! 🙂