25+ High-Protein Vegan Breakfast Ideas

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Stay energized all morning long with these delicious high-protein vegan breakfast ideas! Find sweet and savory recipes from oats to smoothies, pancakes, casseroles & more.

Whether or not you’re a morning person, everyone appreciates a good breakfast! If you’d like to fuel your day with additional protein but don’t eat any animal products, we’ve got you covered.

After featuring easy vegan protein snacks, desserts, and meals, we knew we had to cover breakfast next!

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Not all of them include protein powder and rely on whole plant-based foods for their protein punch instead — so all different preferences will be met in our collection.

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Best High-Protein Vegan Breakfast Ideas

Flavorful Silken Tofu Scramble
Meet your new go-to savory breakfast idea! This flavorful silken tofu scramble is packed with flavor and can be served with tempeh bacon for even more protein in your breakfast bowl.
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silken tofu scramble on a plate next to some bread
Vegan Strawberry Bean Smoothie
This creamy berry smoothie is made with cannellini beans, soy milk and vegan protein powder (which is optional).
You won’t taste the beans at all, of course, and can customize it to your liking. The smoothie even features some frozen veggies!
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woman in white dress holding a glass jar with homemade strawberry and blueberry smoothie in her hands
Vegan Chickpea Omelette
If you’re into savory breakfast options, make this super easy vegan chickpea flour omelette. It offers a wonderful egg flavor thanks to black salt, is low in overall calories and slightly crispy on the outside.
Stuff with sautéed veggies and enjoy warm!
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vegan chickpea flour omelette filled with mushrooms and bell pepper in a black bowl next to a fork
Vegan Almond Flour Pancakes
What better way to start the day than with a batch of vegan pancakes! This recipe is gluten-free, light, fluffy and higher in protein compared to traditional pancakes.
It’s easy to double or triple if you’re serving a larger crowd and can also be frozen for a convenient breakfast.
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Chocolate Chia Pudding
This delicious breakfast recipe uses minimal ingredients, comes together quickly and is great for meal prep!
Enjoy this protein-packed chia pudding for breakfast, dessert or as a creamy snack and increase the protein content by using soy milk instead of coconut.
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Breakfast Protein Bars
Try these whole food protein bars with lots of healthy nuts and seeds if you want to eat more plant-based protein without using any powder.
Bursting with nutrition and so satisfying, these breakfast bars can be eaten on the go and easily customized.
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06 Protein Breakfast Bars
Hearty Baked Beans
Baked beans on toast are a true comfort food! Make this higher protein breakfast with simple ingredients such as canned tomatoes, apples, garlic, smoked paprika and thyme.
It’s perfect for making ahead of time and can be enjoyed any time of the day!
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Easy Protein Muffins
Who would have thought that getting your protein as a vegan could be so delicious! These blender muffins are easy, healthy and really quick to make.
All you need are some common ingredients (including protein powder!) and 10 minutes of prep time.
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close up of one vegan protein muffin topped with chocolate chips which can be eaten as a post-workout snack
Protein Overnight Oats
Creamy, thick and healthy: these protein overnight oats tick all the boxes. They are perfect for meal prep because you can make them the night before and just grab them from the fridge in the morning.
Each serving contains over 20 grams of protein!
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09 protein overnight oats
Full English Vegan Breakfast
Enjoy this platter featuring 4 different sources of plant-based protein in the morning! It’s a huge English veggie fry up, including tofu, sausages, veggies and beans.
Bursting with flavor, texture and essential nutrients, it’s such a satisfying recipe.
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10 English Vegan Breakfast
Vegan Baked Protein Oats
If you love blended oats and have a sweet tooth, you need to try these chocolate-baked oats!
They are packed with protein (of course!), sweetened with stevia and banana and keep you full for hours.
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Vegan Protein Shake
This creamy and filling vegan protein shake packs 22 grams of protein per serving and is so easy to make!
Customize it to your preferences and add any fruits, veggies or supplements to it for your perfect start to the day!
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Tofu Breakfast Burritos
If you’re into hearty breakfasts, make these protein-packed tofu burritos!
Crispy smoked tofu slices and scrambled tofu are complimented with fresh pico de gallo, black beans, sliced avocado and coriander.
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Vegan French Toast
What’s better than homemade vegan French toast on the weekend? This higher protein version is soft, sweet and golden.
You’ll love the texture, simple ingredients and how quickly it can be made.
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Apple Pie Smoothie
Not only does this apple pie smoothie pack a good amount of protein, but it’s also got some hidden veggies that you can’t even taste!
You can prep it in advance and enjoy a quick and delicious breakfast in the morning.
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Vegan Breakfast Casserole
This eggless breakfast casserole features potatoes and veggies baked in a flavorful sauce which consists of chickpea flour and tofu.
It’s flavourful, filling, high in protein and can be prepared or baked in advance for a make-ahead option!
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Banana Peanut Butter Protein Cookies
How about some chewy and soft banana protein cookies for breakfast? They are made with oats and peanut butter, offer 10 grams of protein per serving and are really delicious.
Only 30 minutes and a handful of ingredients are required to make them!
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Banana Lentil Pancakes
If you’ve never made pancakes out of lentils before, we dare you to try it! Cooked red lentils, rolled oats, banana and a few spices make up the protein- and fiber-packed batter for this breakfast idea.
Serve warm with fresh fruit, maple syrup, nut butter or vegan yogurt!
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18 banana lentil pancakes
Breakfast Sausage Patties
These breakfast sausage patties have all the flavor you’d expect from a store-bought vegan sausage — plus, they don’t fall apart or are mushy.
Use them to make breakfast sandwiches or serve them with tofu scramble, waffles or pancakes.
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Chorizo Tofu Scramble
This hearty and spicy vegan chorizo tofu scramble delivers a double dose of plant-based protein from tofu and vegan chorizo.
Enjoy it for breakfast or brunch and you might not have to eat again until dinnertime!
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20 Chorizo Tofu Scramble
Vegan Protein Oats
These easy protein oats have serious potential to become a new staple meal! Especially if you want a big and filling breakfast, this recipe is a must-try.
Top with stewed blueberries, nuts or nut butter!
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21 vegan protein oats
Creamy Flaxseed Pudding
Move over, chia pudding — we’ll use flaxseeds this time! It’s the cheaper version of this common meal prep breakfast idea and still loaded with healthy fats, protein and fiber.
Prepare it with soy milk to bump up the protein content and top with any fruit of your choice!
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22 flax pudding
Vegan Chorizo & Pepper Frittata
Made with tofu and chickpea flour, this vegan frittata boasts a whopping 18 grams of protein for a large serving and is full of flavor!
It takes only 10 minutes of hands-on time to make and your whole family will love it.
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23 Vegan Frittata
Cherry Almond Granola
This protein-packed cherry almond granola is made with simple pantry staples like oats, shredded coconut, pepitas, cocoa nibs and vegan vanilla protein.
It comes together in 20 minutes total and can be enjoyed over the course of a month!
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24 protein packed cherry almond granola
Vegan Eggs Benedict
Do you have a special breakfast or brunch coming up? This vegan eggs Benedict recipe is made with toasted English muffins, juicy tomato slices, fresh baby spinach and eggy tofu smothered in creamy vegan hollandaise sauce.
Vegan or non-vegan, everyone will devour this!
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25 Vegan Eggs Benedict
Vegan Savory Oatmeal
No matter if you’re looking for a high-protein vegan breakfast, lunch or dinner: this savory oatmeal can be enjoyed any time of the day!
It takes only 15 minutes to make, is filling and nutritious and can easily be customized.
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26 vegan savory oatmeal
Easy Buckwheat Porridge
Swap your oats for buckwheat in the morning to make this healthy and creamy porridge.
Soak the raw buckwheat overnight, then cook on the stove in the morning and top with banana, blueberries, nuts or anything else you enjoy!
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27 buckwheat porridge

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25+ High-Protein Vegan Breakfast Ideas (Savory & Sweet)

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Stay energized all morning long with these delicious high-protein vegan breakfast ideas! Find sweet and savory recipes from oats to smoothies, pancakes, casseroles & more. The following vegan yogurt bowl takes only 5 minutes to make, is really delicious and easy to customize!
Serves 1

Ingredients

Yogurt Bowl

  • 6 oz soy yogurt 170 g
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder 20 g
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ banana sliced
  • 1 tablespoon berry chia jam
  • 1 tablespoon mixed nuts
  • ½ cup vegan granola 30 g

Instructions

  • Stir protein powder, chia seeds and yogurt in a bowl until smooth. 
  • Decorate with the toppings we listed or add any other of your choice!
  • Enjoy immediately.

Notes

  • Other topping ideas include peanut butter, berries, sliced apple, dates, chopped protein bar, hemp seeds, maple syrup or coconut chips.
  • You can omit the chia seeds or replace them with flax seeds.
  • Find 25+ more high-protein vegan breakfast ideas in the article above!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Nutrition Facts
25+ High-Protein Vegan Breakfast Ideas (Savory & Sweet)
Amount per Serving
Calories
480
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
16
g
25
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
14
g
Sodium
 
132
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
73
g
24
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
40
g
44
%
Protein
 
29
g
58
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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