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14 Protein-Packed Vegan Breakfasts

Eggs aren't the only way to get your morning protein.

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Sometimes it seems like the hardest part of being vegan is finding breakfast recipes that are both easy and nutritious...

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And when you do, they always seem to lack protein. 😒

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So here are 14 vegan breakfasts that are packed with protein:

1. Peanut Butter Chia Overnight Oats

Simply throw everything into a container, shake it up, and let it sit in the fridge overnight. The oats will magically soften and become rich and creamy — no cooking necessary.

Protein per serving: 25.1 grams.

Get the recipe here.

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2. Breakfast Burritos

These burritos are packed with veggies and tofu to start your morning strong.

Protein per serving: 23.7 grams.

Get the recipe here.

3. Hummus Toast

With just four ingredients, you can make this toast on even the busiest of mornings.

Protein per serving: 19 grams.

Get the recipe here.

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4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl

bakerita.com

Even though this smoothie bowl kinda looks like dessert, it's actually loaded with chia seeds, fresh fruit, and granola to start your morning right.

Protein per serving: 57 grams.

Get the recipe here.

5. Strawberry Coconut Protein Smoothie

A hearty scoop of your favorite vegan protein powder makes this smoothie the perfect thing to drink before a long day of work.

Protein per serving: ~33 grams (depending on what protein powder you use).

Get the recipe here.

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6. Greek Chickpeas on Toast

Instead of topping your toast with eggs, top it with stewy chickpeas cooked in tomato sauce — it's delicious and packed with protein.

Protein per serving: 43.8 grams.

Get the recipe here.

7. Chickpea Avocado Toast

Crispy chickpeas give this creamy avocado toast a pop of contrasting texture and extra boost of protein.

Protein per serving: 42 grams.

Get the recipe here.

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8. Breakfast Quinoa With Chai-Spiced Almond Milk

wellandfull.com

Quinoa for breakfast might sound weird, but if you pair it with the right things (like the warming flavors of chai) it makes the perfect alternative to oatmeal.

Protein per serving: 21 grams.

Get the recipe here.

9. Spicy Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Tacos

This recipe swaps out scrambled eggs for crumbled tofu to give it a hearty boost of protein.

Protein per serving: 21.7 grams.

Get the recipe here.

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10. Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats

eatingbirdfood.com

Anything with peanut butter and jelly is bound to be good — so this overnight oats loaded with protein powder is sure to hit the spot.

Protein per serving: 31.6 grams (depending on what protein powder you use).

Get the recipe here.

11. Easy Peanut Butter Protein Bars

seededatthetable.com

These bars only take four ingredients and are the perfect make-ahead meal for hectic mornings.

Protein per serving: 28.1 grams (depending on what protein powder you use).

Get the recipe here.

(Note: this recipe uses honey, so feel free to swap it out with agave.)

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12. Four-Ingredient Protein Pancakes

runningonrealfood.com

These pancakes are insanely fluffy, hearty, and just happen to be vegan.

Protein per serving: 36 grams (depending on what protein powder you use).

Get the recipe here.

13. Mocha Banana Protein Smoothie Bowl

Proof that a healthy breakfast can taste just like dessert.

Protein per serving: 20 grams (depending on what protein powder you use).

Get the recipe here.

14. Tofu Omelet

This vegan omelet only takes eight ingredients to make and fills you up with 22 grams of plant-based protein.

Protein per serving: 22 grams.

Get the recipe here.

All nutritional info provided by the recipe authors or roughly calculated on Verywell.com

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