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Top 30 Vegan High-Protein Breakfast Recipes

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Whether you’re new to the vegan diet or not, this list of 30 high protein vegan breakfasts is a surefire way to fuel your day!

There are no animal products in sight in this recipe compilation, and they’re all bursting with protein to help you lose weight or gain those muscles you’ve always wanted.

Vegan High-Protein Breakfast Recipes | Hurry The Food Up

Breakfast, it has to be argued, is the most important meal of the day in my opinion.

In fact, I get excited at the thought of what I’ve got to look forward to when I finally manage to drag myself out of the warm covers.

If I’ve got a workout to do, or I’m trying to lose a few pounds, high-protein vegan breakfasts are my go-to option.

I know then, that I will feel satisfied and fueled up to get through a workout and beyond.

That’s because choosing a breakfast that is packed with protein helps to stop cravings, makes you feel fuller for longer, and helps build muscle.

This is why the protein content of a healthy breakfast is so important; sadly a lot of us simply don’t get enough protein into our diet.

The best type of protein to have is complete protein. This contains the additional nine essential amino acids that our bodies can’t produce on their own.

However, being on a vegan diet means that these sources are limited.

One option is to make soy products like tofu or edamame a part of your daily diet where you can. There are of course other ways too, and my recipes will cover these.

Too busy to plan out your meals for the week? Then try out this Free 7-Day Vegan Meal Plan.

Now let’s check out these high-protein vegan breakfast ideas

I’ve planned this collection out into sections as an easy way for you to find your favorite vegan recipes.

Oats and more

We’re starting with plenty of options for overnight oats, porridge, and more – let’s dig in!

1. Vegan Overnight Oats in a Jar

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4.87 from 22 votes
Protein: 17g
Calories: 400kcal
Ready in:5 minutes
Recipe by: Kat

Bonus: less rushing about in the morning

Deliciously tasty and vegan overnight oats in a jar: High in fiber, great against diabetes and heart disease. Did we mention it’s vegan too?

2. Fruity Quinoa Porridge

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5 from 4 votes
Protein: 19g
Calories: 418kcal
Ready in:18 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: delicious and filling

After a high-protein alternative to traditional oatmeal? This vegan noatmeal recipe has 19 grams of protein per serving (what an awesome plant-based high protein meal, right?)! Try it now!

3. Bulgur Porridge

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5 from 16 votes
Protein: 16g
Calories: 374kcal
Ready in:12 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: packed with more porridge than your standard oats

Bulgur porridge completely revitalizes the morning rush – with a naturally sweet (and incredibly tasty) whole-grain breakfast – it’s vegan, too!

4. Blueberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

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4.63 from 32 votes
Protein: 18g
Calories: 324kcal
Ready in:4 minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: dessert for breakfast sounds perfect

Try out this delish Overnight Oats combo of blueberries, lemon, yogurt, and maple syrup. You won’t be disappointed!

5. Quinoa with Hot Blueberry Drizzle

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4.91 from 10 votes
Protein: 16g
Calories: 356kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: simple and spiced to keep you warm

Quinoa Breakfast Porridge with Hot Blueberry Drizzle. A beautiful union of delicious but easy-to-find spices and fruits in a simple and satisfying breakfast.

6. High Protein Breakfast Bowl

Protein: 23g
Calories: 580kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: 2ShareMyJoy
Bonus: quick and healthy

Healthy and easy vegan high-protein breakfast bowl with 23g protein, 19g fiber, fruits, nuts, seeds, and more. Done in 10 minutes.

7. Protein Overnight Oats (2 Ways)

Protein: 29g
Calories: 375kcal
Ready in: 4 hours 5 minutes or overnight
Recipe by: MyQuietKitchen
Bonus: two options for protein

Protein overnight oats are a flexible, tasty, and satisfying way to start the day. This recipe offers two ways to make overnight oats with a nice amount of satisfying protein.

Using either vegan protein powder OR creamy silken tofu. Both are quick, ridiculously EASY, and nutritious.

8. Creamy Chia Overnight Oats

Protein: 18g
Calories: 256kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes then overnight
Recipe by: JoyfulDumplings
Bonus: great for using up that protein powder

These high-protein overnight oats with protein powder are a healthy vegan breakfast and snack. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free.

9. Vegan Protein Mug Cake

Protein: 28g
Calories: 455kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: JoyfulDumplings
Bonus: super quick and super sweet

You’ll definitely love this Protein Mug Cake Recipe! Who says you need to sacrifice flavor for convenience?

With this 5-minute protein mug cake recipe, you can enjoy an indulgent dessert in no time and no huge cleanup after (for more like this, try some yummy high protein cookies!). Get your ingredients together, and let’s get started!

10. Overnight Oats with Protein Powder

Protein: 33g
Calories: 360kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes (2 hours or overnight)
Recipe by: VeganPunks
Bonus: just four ingredients

Overnight oats with protein powder is one of the best ways to start the day and includes over 30g of protein per portion (if you don’t have protein powder, try one of our protein breakfast recipes without protein powder instead)!

So you’ll be well on your way to hitting those macro goals. Protein powder overnight oats are super versatile, great for meal prepping and super filling.

11. Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Protein: 15g
Calories: 463kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes then overnight
Recipe by: WatchLearnEat
Bonus: sweet and creamy in just 5 minutes

These chocolate peanut butter overnight oats are packed with protein and fiber for a filling and flavorful make-ahead breakfast.

Gluten-free, vegan, oil-free, and just 5 minutes of prep time!

Bready breakie

This is as simple as it sounds, bread has always belonged with breakfast time (sorry no low carb options here!). Enjoy this selection of sandwiches, bagels, and deliciousness on toast.

12. Vegan Tempeh Sandwich

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4.80 from 34 votes
Protein: 21g
Calories: 547kcal
Ready in:10 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: who needs bacon when you can have this instead

Crispy tempeh and a creamy avocado filling are stuffed between slices of bread in this vegan tempeh sandwich. Get ready to experience the lunch of a lifetime!

4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time:3 minutes
Cook Time:7 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes
Servings:2
Calories:555kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Slice the tempeh and fry in oil. After a couple of minutes add the soy sauce, vinegar and maple syrup. Stir and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
    3 oz tempeh, 2 tbsp vinegar, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tsp maple syrup, 1 tbsp olive oil
  • In the meantime, chop the dried tomatoes.
    ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • Spoon the flesh out of the avocado and add to a bowl along with the lemon juice and salt and pepper. Give it a mash together.
    ½ lemon, Salt and pepper to taste
  • Spread the avocado over half the slices of bread.
    1 avocado, 4 slices nice bread
  • Rinse the rocket and lay it on the slices of bread. Add the chopped dried tomatoes.
    2 handfuls rocket
  • When the tempeh is ready, lay it on the rocket slices of bread.
  • Place the avocado breads on top. Done!

Optional:

  • You could also fry the sandwich in a little oil after it has been assembled, flipping halfway through, for an extra bit of crispiness.

NOTES

Need more sandwiches? Then another afternoon avocado favourite is right here, and this banana-peanut butter sandwich is also for fighting hangovers!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Top 30 Vegan High-Protein Breakfast Recipes
Amount per Serving
Calories
555
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
32
g
49
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Sodium
 
1479
mg
64
%
Potassium
 
1270
mg
36
%
Carbohydrates
 
55
g
18
%
Fiber
 
11
g
46
%
Sugar
 
9
g
10
%
Protein
 
19
g
38
%
Vitamin A
 
550
IU
11
%
Vitamin C
 
52.4
mg
64
%
Calcium
 
164
mg
16
%
Iron
 
5
mg
28
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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13. Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich

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4.89 from 17 votes
Protein: 15g
Calories: 442kcal
Ready in:8 minutes

Bonus: fruit, nuts, and carbs to soak up last night

Anti Hangover Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich. Simple to make and refuels those important nutrients and amino acids to have you feeling better in no time.

14. Smooching Mushrooms on Toast

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4.74 from 23 votes
Protein: 20g
Calories: 409kcal
Ready in:12 minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: a great egg alternative

Our delicious vegan take on the trendiest cafe food of the moment, Mushrooms on Toast. It’s perfect for everything from a savory breakfast to a light dinner.

15. Chickpea Avocado Toast

Protein: 16g
Calories: 507kcal
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: NataliesHealth
Bonus: vegan and gluten-free

Turmeric Chickpea Avocado Toast is a super simple yet very nourishing meal. It’s packed with amazing flavors and nutrients, so tasty and easy to make.

This healthy avocado toast is great for breakfast, lunch, or light dinner. Vegan. Gluten-free.

16. Vegan Bagel Sandwich

Protein: 18g
Calories: 509kcal
Ready in: 1 hour and 5 minutes
Recipe by: YumVeganLunchIdeas
Bonus: not quick but definitely worth it

Try this ultimate vegan bagel sandwich recipe loaded with cashew cream cheese and delicious vegan lox.

This is one of my favourite vegan lunch ideas. The vegan lox bagel! It’s just the same as salmon and cream cheese only it’s completely VEGAN!

17. 5-Minute Tofu Cream Cheese

Protein: 40.4g
Calories: 516kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: MyPurePlants
Bonus: this would go well on the bagel above

This 5-minute tofu cream cheese is a surprisingly tasty spread to make your breakfast protein-packed and delicious.

If you are craving a bagel and cream cheese sandwich, this vegan version will not leave you hanging.

18. Tofu Lettuce Tomato Sandwich

Protein: 20g
Calories: 563kcal
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: TheVeganLarder
Bonus: never miss a BLT again

Smokey Tofu bacon with lettuce, avocado, and tomato. Everything you want in a sandwich but with no cruelty! Totally delicious!

Super smoothies

Sometimes you just need a quick grab-and-go breakfast, and smoothies are a great option here (as are these awesome healthy and quick breakfast ideas!).

Quick to make and full of fresh fruit or veg, they not only contain plenty of protein but they’re packed with nutrients like vitamin C to help support your immune system.

19. Vegan Blackberry Smoothie

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4.75 from 12 votes
Protein: 22g
Calories: 482kcal
Ready in:10 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: fruity and keeps you full til lunchtime

A fruity vegan smoothie, packed with protein to fuel your day ahead (if you like this, try our other vegan protein smoothies now). Love fruit and nuts? Then you’ll love this!

20. Super Spinach Banana Smoothie

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4.68 from 149 votes
Protein: 15g
Calories: 310kcal
Ready in:3 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: packed with nutrients

A super healthy yet tasty summer smoothie. You won’t even realize you’re eating spinach (or drinking it, smart arse).

21. The Zesty Caulicokin Smoothie

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4.72 from 14 votes
Protein: 27g
Calories: 677kcal
Ready in:8 minutes
Recipe by: Gigi

Bonus: cauliflower in a smoothie who would think it

The reason smoothies are so unendingly popular is because of all-time classics like this. This creamy high protein recipe is both delicious and nutritious.

22. Chocolate Cashew Milkshake

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4.80 from 50 votes
Protein: 20g
Calories: 454kcal
Ready in:5 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: milkshake for breakfast yes, please

This deliciously smooth cashew milkshake can be made any way you like – just follow the simple instructions and you’ll be drinking a mega shake in five minutes!

Cooked breakfasts

If you’ve got a bit of time at the weekends, then these are the recipes to try. Some take a bit longer to make but they are all definitely worth it!

They’re full of ingredients like tofu, lentils and beans so you won’t have to worry about the amount of protein on your plate.

23. Tofu Scramble Recipe

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5 from 4 votes
Protein: 23g
Calories: 367kcal
Ready in:10 minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: new to veganism and missing eggs then try this

Tofu, spices, and veggies combine to make the ultimate vegan breakfast, a tofu scramble, in this vegan-friendly take on the classic.

24. Vegan Breakfast Potatoes

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4.79 from 41 votes
Protein: 16g
Calories: 407kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: flavourful and filling

Vegan Breakfast Potatoes – the best way to start the day. Animal-friendly, high in protein, and even higher in taste. Yes, please!

25. Vegetarian Baked Beans

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4.77 from 13 votes
Protein: 20g
Calories: 355kcal
Ready in:15 minutes

Bonus: who needs a tin when you can have homemade in 15 minutes

Vegetarian Baked Beans. Thick and full flavored with a moreish tang. Low in calories, ready in 15 minutes, and just as good as the ‘original’ from Heinz!

26. Cheesy Vegan Tofu Scramble

Protein: 26g
Calories: 225kcal
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: WatchLearnEat
Bonus: eat vegan and still get a cheesy taste

A breakfast classic goes vegan with this oil-free tofu scramble made with nutritional yeast to add some “cheesy” flavor!

This 5-ingredient cheesy vegan tofu scramble is perfect with your favorite vegan breakfast dishes such as tempeh bacon and home fries.

Add even more cheesy flavor by topping it with our vegan cheese sauce.

27. Tofu Breakfast Burritos

Protein: 15g
Calories: 340kcal
Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: DelightfulAdventures
Bonus: great for a grab-and-go breakfast option

This is an easy recipe for freezer-friendly tofu breakfast burritos that include roasted potatoes, a delicious tofu scramble, and fresh toppings.

28. Broccoli Cheddar Egg Cups

Protein: 15.7g
Calories: 200kcal
Ready in: 26 minutes
Recipe by: ResplendentKitchen
Bonus: great for lunchboxes too

These Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Egg Cups are easy to make and are perfect for a wholesome high-protein breakfast or brunch (check out our other egg recipes for brunch and lunch if you like this!).

Start your day right with this vegetable-packed oil-free and gluten-free Vegan Cheddar Egg Cups!

This easy-to-make-ahead breakfast is oil-free and gluten-free. This recipe makes 12 muffins, with 6 servings of 2 muffins each.

29. Mushroom Spinach Pancake Roll

Protein: 20g
Calories: 510kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: TheVeganLarder
Bonus: if you love pancakes but prefer savory this is the one for you

This delicious breakfast dish is inspired by traditional English food, but with healthy modern twists.

Served either as a whole roll, that could be eaten with roasted tomato and other breakfast items, or cut up as part of breakfast or lunch sharing platters.

30. Spicy Tofu Scramble

Protein: 16g
Calories: 332kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: SomebodyFeedSeb
Bonus: great if you like a bit of spice in the mornings

A perfect breakfast dish for spicy food lovers! Wonderful egg-free breakfast served on crusty toasted bread and a side of tomatoes and greens.

It’s a wholesome and substantial meal to get your day started the right way! Rich in protein (in case anyone asks where you get your protein from?) and ready to eat in 15 minutes.

Our Vegan Spicy Tofu Scramble is a great way to spice up your breakfast routine!

High-protein vegan breakfast FAQs

Here are the answers to your burning vegan breakfast questions:

What is the best vegan protein?

There are lots of options for vegan protein but the best is probably peanuts and almonds with 26 grams and 21 grams per 100g respectively. Spirulina, which is a powdered algae, has a whopping 56 grams per 100g, however, it’s only really safe to consume around 8g a day. It’s also pretty expensive!

What happens if you don’t eat enough protein?

If you don’t eat enough protein you may develop what is known as protein deficiency. Symptoms can include, loss of muscle, weakness, fatigue, and anemia.

How to get 40 grams of protein without the meat?

There are lots of ways to get 40 g protein without the meat. These include, adding protein powder to porridge, smoothies, or shakes; eating high-protein whole foods like nut butters, lentils, chia seeds, chickpeas, and tofu; and having a protein-rich meal at every mealtime.

The high protein vegan breakfast ideas in this post will give you a perfect start to your day.

Well, what did you think of those delicious healthy recipes? I think the vegan breakfast burritos are one of my favorites – what is yours?

The thing I love about plant-based protein sources is that it is so easy to get them into every meal and breakfast recipes are no exception.

What better way to boost your overall health than by packing a balanced meal with protein-rich foods that are going to fuel you for whatever lies ahead?

For more vegan meal inspiration take a look at 12 High-Protein Low Carb Vegan Recipes.

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10 comments
  1. Hi Dave,
    Do you have similar recipes for lunch and dinner as well?

  2. Hi truly love your recipes they are mind blowing.

    1. Thanks a lot Oscar!

  3. Hi Dave, thanks for your posts. I want to loose 1 kilo a week so I’m going to start a healthy high Protein vegan diet for 12 weeks aiming to loose 10 kilos in time for my dad’s 75th birthday party.

    1. Hi Deepa, happy to help! High-protein sounds great. Good luck and enjoy the party!

  4. 5 stars
    Thank you for posting these recipes, they are unique and look amazing! Can’t wait to try some ☺️

    1. Thanks Alexandra! Glad you like the look – enjoy!

  5. 5 stars
    Hi Dave. Not tried your recipes yet as I am just about to embark on a trial in vegan eating. I am so inspired by your breakfast recipes as I prefer savory to sweet. I will post comments as I try them out. Thanks for sharing

    1. Hi! I’m really glad the recipes could inspire you! Good luck on your vegan trial! And I’m with you – savoury over sweet any day :). Thanks for writing!