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5 Protein-Rich Plant-Based Breakfasts

Sharon Palmer

It seems that everyone is in search of protein, which is a vital component for muscle synthesis, healthy skin and hair, bone health, satiety, and more. This can be even more important if you’re eating a plant-based diet. That’s why I recommend that you include a plant-protein superstar, such as tofu, tempeh, beans, nuts, and seeds, at each meal and snack. That includes breakfast. Often, breakfasts can be carb-heavy and exclude that all-important serving of protein. That’s why I’m sharing my top five plant-rich, plant-based breakfasts on the blog today. Each recipe provides at least 10 grams of protein per serving. From pancakes and scrambles to cereal bowls and breakfast plates, there is truly something for everyone in this collection of protein-rich vegan recipes.

5 Protein-Rich Plant-Based Breakfasts

Almond Buckwheat Pancakes with Gingered Peaches (Vegan)

This pancake recipe boasts 13 grams of protein per 2 pancakes, making it a great, tasty way to start your day. Applesauce in the pancakes and the peach topping makes this breakfast naturally sweet, without the added sugars. Plus a touch of buckwheat and almonds helps push up the protein.

Savory Steel Cut Oats with Spinach, Mushrooms and Tofu (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Steel cut oats are the perfect, nutritious backdrop for a savory combo of tofu, spinach, tomatoes, and mushrooms. Serve this up for a satisfying breakfast that will fuel your busy, active day. One serving has 26 grams of protein!

Vegetarian English Breakfast: Baked Tomatoes with Beans and English Muffin (Vegan)

Every time I’m in England, I am enamored by the traditional English breakfast, which typically includes baked beans in tomato sauce, baked tomato half, mushrooms, sausage, and toast. My vegetarian English breakfast variety swaps the sausage for a veggie-sausage. I made a California version with avocado slices and served it with an English muffin. This hearty, plant-based breakfast is so satisfying and has 17 grams of protein per serving!

Scrambled Turmeric Tofu with Mushrooms and Greens (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

One of my all-time favorite dishes is this Scrambled Turmeric Tofu with Mushrooms and Greens. In fact, you will find this classic dish as a staple among the plant-based set, and different versions of it exist in plant-based restaurants across the country. This rich, savory scrambled turmeric dish will satisfy every palate. And it’s packed with star nutrition power, including 14 grams of protein.

Berry Quinoa Power Bowl (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

I love the power bowl trend: you just start with a whole grain and layer in nutrient-rich toppings and you’ve got a flavorful meal in one. You can whip up this completely vegan, gluten-free bowl in minutes—even quicker if you use leftover quinoa you cooked the day before. With only 8 ingredients, this healthy recipe provides a whopping 13 grams. So, turn to this healthy recipe for breakfast any day of the week!

For more tips on powering up on plant protein, check out the following:

How to Power Up on Plant Proteins
Plant-Based Protein Tips
A New Take of Plant Protein Quality

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