4 of the Best High Protein Breakfast Recipes

                 The moment your alarm clock chimes, signaling the start of a new day, the choices you make in the morning can set the tone for everything that follows. Breakfast, often hailed as the most important meal of the day, holds a special place in this daily ritual. It’s a time to nourish your body, fuel your mind, and embark on your daily journey with energy and vitality.

                  If you’re on a quest to maintain a healthy lifestyle, build lean muscle, or simply find a way to stave off mid-morning hunger pangs, then you’re in the right place. Welcome to our culinary adventure, where we’ll unveil a collection of breakfast recipes that not only tantalize your taste buds but also pack a powerful protein punch. These morning delights are meticulously crafted to elevate your breakfast game, ensuring you start your day on the right foot.

1. Jumbo chickpea pancake

                    INGREDIENTS

  • 1 small shallot, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup lentil flour (you can also use chickpea flour or a mix of both)
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Dash of cayenne pepper (optional, for some heat)
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons plant-based milk (such as almond or soy)
  • For serving: tomato salsa, sliced avocado, dairy-free yogurt (optional)

                   DIRECTIONS

  1. Begin by preparing your choice of vegetables and set them aside. Ensure they are finely chopped and ready for use.
  2. Preheat a 10-inch skillet over medium heat, making sure it’s sufficiently heated for cooking.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine the chickpea flour, garlic powder, salt, pepper, baking powder, and, if desired, red pepper flakes. Whisk the dry ingredients together until there are no clumps.
  4. Add the water to the dry mixture and whisk thoroughly. Aim to whisk for about 15 seconds to introduce plenty of air bubbles into the batter.
  5. Gently fold in the chopped vegetables into the batter, ensuring an even distribution.
  6. Once the skillet is preheated (a drop of water should sizzle on the pan), generously spray it with olive oil or a non-stick cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  7. Pour the entire batter into the skillet (if making one large pancake) and swiftly spread it out to evenly cover the pan’s surface. Cook for approximately 5-6 minutes on one side, but keep an eye on the timing as it can vary based on your pan’s heat. The pancake should be firm enough to flip without breaking.
  8. Carefully flip the pancake and cook for another 5 minutes or until it achieves a light golden brown color. It’s crucial to allow ample cooking time, as this pancake takes longer to cook compared to regular pancakes.
  9. Transfer the cooked pancake to a large plate and garnish it with your preferred toppings.
  10. Any leftovers can be wrapped and stored in the fridge. When you’re ready to enjoy them again, simply reheat them on a skillet until they are warmed throughout.

 

2. Breakfast BLT salad

              Embrace a fresh perspective on breakfast with this delightful BLT Breakfast Salad. While it may not be the typical morning fare, this unique dish has become one of my personal breakfast favorites. It’s a departure from the expected breakfast choices, but don’t let that deter you! If you’ve never considered salad as a morning meal, I invite you to broaden your culinary horizons. And rest assured, if breakfast salads aren’t your thing, this dish transitions effortlessly into a delicious lunch option.

 

To Prepare the Dressing: Begin by crafting the delicious dressing for your BLT Breakfast Salad. In a small bowl, combine creamy goat cheese, mayonnaise, a splash of white wine vinegar, and a drizzle of olive oil. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to your liking. Once well-blended, set the dressing aside in the refrigerator to chill while you prepare the salad.

For the Eggs: In a medium saucepan, add enough water to cover the eggs by a few inches and set it over high heat. While waiting for the water to come to a boil, take the opportunity to shred the fresh kale for your salad.

Transfer the shredded kale to a spacious bowl, and introduce a drizzle of olive oil, a pinch of salt, and a dash of pepper. Roll up your sleeves, and for the next three minutes, gently massage the kale until it transforms into a softened and more tender texture. Once the kale is perfectly prepped, set it aside.

As your water reaches a rolling boil, reduce the heat to maintain a gentle simmer and carefully add the vinegar. With a gentle hand, crack two eggs into the simmering water. Cook them for 3 to 6 minutes, depending on your preferred level of doneness. Retrieve the eggs from the water using a slotted spoon, and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to remove any excess water.

Now, let’s assemble this culinary masterpiece. Divide the massaged kale evenly between two large plates. Crown the kale with impeccably cooked bacon, creamy avocado, vibrant tomatoes, and the perfectly poached eggs. Finally, elevate your creation by drizzling each salad with half of the sumptuous goat cheese dressing.

3. Eggs Benedict with avocado Hollandaise

                  Preparing the Dish:

  1. In a large saucepan, combine water and white wine vinegar, and bring it to a gentle boil.
  2. Crack each egg into a teacup and create a gentle whirlpool effect in the simmering water using a whisk. Gently pour the eggs into the swirling water.
  3. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and poach the eggs until the egg whites are fully set, which should take approximately 6 minutes.
  4. While the eggs poach, halve the muffins and toast them until they’re golden brown.

                  Creating the Avocado Hollandaise Sauce:

  1. In a separate saucepan, warm up the KNORR Garde d’Or Hollandaise Sauce.
  2. Once the sauce is heated, introduce the avocado flesh.
  3. With the assistance of a stick blender, blitz the mixture until it reaches a silky-smooth consistency.

                   Final Assembly:

  1. Carefully remove the poached eggs from the simmering water using a slotted spoon and allow any excess water to drain on a sheet of kitchen paper.
  2. Now, it’s time to assemble the dish. Begin by slicing the toasted muffins in half.
  3. Place a bed of fresh spinach leaves on each muffin half, followed by a layer of savory ham and a perfectly poached egg.
  4. To finish, generously spoon over the velvety and hot avocado hollandaise sauce.

4. Grain-free banana protein pancakes

                  These Banana Protein Pancakes are a delightful morning choice, offering both a scrumptious taste and a satisfying, nutritious start to your day. Crafted from just five straightforward ingredients, these pancakes boast a light and fluffy texture that will keep you full and energized. By combining egg whites, protein powder, and ripe bananas, we’ve created a low-fat, low-carb breakfast option that serves as a complete and wholesome meal, all with the added bonus of being under 200 calories.

                            Ingredients:

  • 40 grams of vanilla-flavored protein powder
  • 1 large overripe banana
  • A pinch (about 1/8 teaspoon) of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • A dash (about 1/4 teaspoon) of salt
  • 2 large eggs
 

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