10+ High-Protein Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

10+ High-Protein Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

These flavorful breakfasts are seriously worth waking up for. Whether you’re in the mood for overnight oats, omelet muffins or freezer burritos, these dishes take minimal time to reheat or put together in the morning. Plus, they each offer at least 15 grams of protein per serving to help you stay energized and satisfied until your next meal. Recipes like our Greens-&-Gruyère Mini Quiches and Breakfast Blueberry-Oatmeal Cakes are easy ways to keep breakfast simple, nourishing and delicious.

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Carrot cake for breakfast? We say yes! These carrot cake overnight oats taste just like the classic dessert—complete with a frosting-like layer—but with far less added sugar. We like layering some of the frosting in between layers of oats, but you can just dollop it all on top if you prefer.

Greens-&-Gruyère Mini Quiches

This mini quiche recipe uses classic Provençal flavors–garlic, oil-cured olives, anchovies, caramelized onions–to season these very-green egg cups. They keep well, perfect for breakfast on the fly, but the flavors are sophisticated enough to serve for brunch. If you frequently make mini quiches, consider investing in silicone mini muffin tins; they make popping these out a dream!

Easy Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins

Protein-packed omelet muffins, or baked mini omelets, are a perfect breakfast for busy mornings. Make a batch ahead and freeze for the days when you don’t have time for your typical bowl of oatmeal. You can also serve these fresh with fruit salad for a simple weekend brunch.

Breakfast Blueberry-Oatmeal Cakes

This oatmeal-meets-muffin-tin cake recipe is perfect for having a healthy breakfast available on busy weekdays. Make a batch on the weekend and keep them in your freezer. For a grab-and-go breakfast, reheat the oatmeal cakes in the microwave for about 40 seconds.

Make-Ahead Freezer Breakfast Burritos with Eggs, Cheese & Spinach

Ali Redmond

Mornings just got easier with these satisfying breakfast burritos made with eggs, spinach, serrano peppers and cheese. These burritos can last for months in the freezer and reheat within minutes in the microwave, so keep a stash on hand for when you need a quick, healthy breakfast.

Parmesan & Vegetable Muffin-Tin Omelets

These simple veggie muffin-tin “omelets” are easy to make in the morning–or mix up the batter the night before. They’re perfect for company or to take for an easy breakfast on the go.

Homemade Plain Greek Yogurt

Learning how to make Greek yogurt at home is simple with this easy recipe. Start by making homemade yogurt: heating milk, combining it with a little bit of already-cultured yogurt and letting it sit in a warm spot until the milk turns into yogurt. Making protein-rich Greek yogurt takes one step more than making regular yogurt: straining the yogurt to thicken it. You can add the leftover liquid—also known as whey—to smoothies, or you can use it in place of buttermilk in baking.

Vegan Freezer Breakfast Burritos

Having a stash of flavorful bean burritos in your freezer means you’ll always have a satisfying plant-based meal ready for a grab-and-go breakfast on a busy morning or to take to the campsite for an easy campfire meal. Our vegan breakfast filling—made with tofu and prepared to mimic scrambled eggs—is tossed with beans, veggies and salsa for a delicious and ultra-satisfying meal.

Muffin-Tin Omelets with Broccoli, Ham & Cheddar

Let your muffin tin help you meal-prep a week’s worth of protein-rich muffin-tin eggs with the classic combo of ham, Cheddar cheese and broccoli to stash in the fridge or freezer for those extra-busy mornings.

Breakfast Beans with Microwave-Poached Egg

In Costa Rica, this popular breakfast bean dish is called gallo pinto, which means spotted rooster, referring to the dark beans amid the pale rice. We call for cooked barley here, but you can use whatever leftover cooked grain you may have on hand.

Creamy Wheat Berry Hot Cereal

This warming whole-grain hot cereal recipe pairs cooked wheat berries with rolled oats, fruit and nuts for a filling fiber-rich breakfast. Using a microwave makes preparation speedy, especially if you’ve thawed frozen cooked wheat berries overnight in the refrigerator.

Vanilla-Cranberry Overnight Oatmeal

Overnight oats can simplify your morning routine while still providing a hearty, nutritious breakfast. You can prepare this in a 2-cup mason jar or other to-go container if you usually transport your breakfast.

Muffin-Tin Omelets with Sausage & Gruyère

With a little help from your trusty muffin tin, you can meal-prep a week’s worth of protein-rich muffin-tin eggs like these with sausage and Gruyère to stash away in the fridge or freezer for those extra-busy mornings.