High Protein Breakfasts for Vegetarians and Vegans

A vegetarian breakfast burrito with tofu
A breakfast burrito with tofu makes for a high-protein vegetarian breakfast.

Looking for ways to get a high-protein breakfast as a vegetarian or vegan? There's plenty of ideas, but the real key is adding lean protein, that is, plenty of protein without plenty of fat. For example, peanut butter (or almond butter or soy nut butter) on whole grain toast has plenty of protein, but if you eat too much peanut butter, you're going to be adding lots of fat, too. 

Some simple ideas other than protein shakes (I like plain or flavored hemp protein for a vegan protein powder) and highly-processed bars?

Tofu scramble, baked tofu, quinoa breakfast bowls, oatmeal with peanut butter (add hemp seeds for extra protein) and baked quinoa egg muffins. If you need something super fast, try eating quinoa flakes instead of oatmeal, or do half and a half.

If you're looking for more specific help, try one of these vegetarian and vegan breakfast recipes below. Each one of these high-protein recipes has a complete nutritional breakdown so you'll know just how much protein you're getting in each serving for breakfast. I've noted which of these vegetarian recipes are vegan as well with a "V".

High-protein breakfasts

  • Orange Ricotta Pancakes (10 grams protein)

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