3. Black Bean Quesadillas

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In less than 30 minutes, you could have a plate of hot high-protein quesadillas as a delicious breakfast treat. Found on Pinterest, the black bean quesadillas from Tastes Better from Scratch are a great choice for kids, too. Saute bell pepper, garlic, onion, and salsa with black beans. Spread between two warmed tortillas, with cheese and sour cream, and dig in. You can spice things up by adding chopped jalapeño or keep it mild by using mild salsa in the recipe. 

Here’s a tip for an even quicker breakfast — make these quesadillas the night before and reheat when you wake up. 

2. High-Protein Chocolate Donuts

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Wait, donuts are a high-protein breakfast? They are if they’re made with protein powder, like this Pinterest-featured recipe from Running with Spoons. You make Healthier Chocolate Glazed Donuts with whole wheat flour, unsweetened cacao powder, Greek yogurt, and baking staples like sugar and baking powder. Where the protein powder comes in is for the glaze. It’s as simple as adding almond milk (or other milk of choice) to vanilla protein powder, then drizzling the mixture over the baked chocolate donuts. For even healthier donuts, choose an organic protein powder brand. 

1. Almond Flour Pancakes

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Two tablespoons of almond flour provide 4 grams of protein, making almond flour pancakes a higher-nutrient alternative. The New York Times published a pancake recipe popular on Pinterest that mixes whole wheat flour with almond flour and sprinkled with pecans and dried cranberries. Both the almond flour and pecans give these pancakes their high-protein benefit. 

To keep things interesting, try different toppings like banana and peanut butter before drizzling with pure maple syrup. You can also make pancakes with ingredients like cheddar and scallions when you’re craving a savory breakfast over something sweet. 

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