Feeling uninspired by your same old breakfast routine? Breakfast doesn’t have to be boring! And it doesn’t have to include classic breakfast foods like bacon and eggs to be high-protein and delicious.
Tomorrow morning, leave the eggs in the fridge. Try something new from the following five breakfast ideas from Pinterest. These easy meals are high in plant-based protein to get your day off to a great start.
5. Avocado Toast with White Bean Spread
Here’s a new twist on avocado toast, from Love and Lemons. We can see why it’s a Pinterest favorite, especially for fans of lemon and garlic flavors. Recipe author Jeanine Donofrio combines cannellini beans, olive oil, and garlic with fresh lemon juice and zest to create a savory white bean spread. Smear on toast, add slices of avocado on top, and enjoy!
Did you know eating white beans could help lift your mood? Calming nutrients like zinc and magnesium make white beans a great food for soothing the blues and brightening your outlook.
4. Eggless Breakfast Sandwich
Another great breakfast option for vegans and vegetarians is the plant-based breakfast sandwich from Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes. Fried tofu with vegan cheese, vegan Canadian bacon, and fresh veggies on a toasted English muffin are the basics of this recipe. Enticing additions of nutritional yeast, turmeric, and pea shoots give this sandwich a wow factor that takes a quick breakfast to the next level.
We agree this recipe is Pinterest-worthy and perfect for Sunday breakfast or brunch. What’s even better? Pair these thick breakfast sandwiches with virgin bloody marys or glasses of fresh tomato juice.
3. Black Bean Quesadillas
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
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
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.
More Pinterest Breakfast Ideas
It’s easy to search for new breakfast recipes on Pinterest to find morning meals worth waking up for. Create your own Pinterest account so you can pin your favorite recipe posts to themed boards for future reference.
Practicing weekly meal prep could make trying new breakfast foods easier for the whole family. Search for Pinterest recipes with your kids and get them involved in preparing crockpot and casserole dishes that can be prepared the night before. There’s something even yummier about breakfast that’s hot and ready to eat without much morning effort.