5 High Protein Breakfast Ideas When You’re Out of Eggs

Can’t find eggs? It’s time to spice up your breakfast ideas.

By: Rebecca Jacobs

If you haven’t been able to find eggs at your local grocery store for a bit, you’re definitely not alone. Eggs have become one of the quarantine essentials many people have been stocking up on, leaving many of us not able to find any. But, if you can’t find them, don’t sweat it — seriously, there are plenty of other high protein breakfast options that only require a handful of ingredients and very little prep time. 

We’re sharing all you need to know to whip up a nourishing breakfast that packs in a hefty dose of protein (egg-free). 

5 High Protein Breakfast Ideas (No Eggs Required) 

#1 Antioxidant-Rich Smoothie Bowl 

Grab all those frozen fruits and veggies you have stocked in your freezer and blend up a nourishing, refreshing, and damn right delicious smoothie bowl (or regular smoothie if that’s more your flavor). 

Top it off with whatever crunchy deliciousness you have sitting in your pantry. 

We personally love topping our smoothie bowls with: 

  • Almonds 
  • Cashews
  • Chia, flax, and hemp seeds
  • Shredded coconut 
  • Drizzle of raw honey 

Oh, and don’t forget to add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to make this a high protein breakfast you’ll be turning to during the chaos of the morning rush — heck yes for quick and easy breakfast recipes. 

#2 Protein-Packed Overnight Oats 

Add a protein-rich spin to your standard overnight oats by adding a scoop of collagen peptides (or your go-to protein powder), a tablespoon of almond butter, and chia seeds. 

Not only will the added protein (and healthy fats) help keep you full until lunch, but adding some superfoods to your breakfast is always a good idea. 

Need some overnight oat inspo? Check out FitOn PRO, where we offer custom meal plans and delicious, nutrient-dense recipes to make healthy eating easy. 

#3 Protein-Rich Banana Bread

Banana bread has taken the internet by storm, and more people are relying on this comforting recipe during this period of quarantine, and we’re totally here for it. Banana bread is delicious, and it’s also easy to make and doesn’t require a ton of ingredients. 

We put our own healthy spin on the standard banana bread, giving you a healthy breakfast option the whole fam can get on board with. 

Check it out here, and to make this into a high protein breakfast option, try adding a scoop of collagen peptides to the batter #easyproteinwin!. 

#4 Chia Pudding

If you have some chia seeds sitting in your fridge, then chia pudding is calling your name. It’s SO easy to make, and it actually comes with plenty of protein, healthy fat, and fiber, making it an amazingly filling breakfast option. 

Here’s our favorite way to make it. 

Protein-Rich Vanilla Chia Pudding 

Serves: 2


  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • For topping: 1 tbsp almond butter, 1 tbsp hemp seeds, drizzle of raw honey 

Add all ingredients minus the toppings to a glass jar and whisk well. 

Cover and place in the fridge for 2 hours before serving. 

Top with desired toppings and enjoy! 

#5 Tofu Scramble

If you’re missing those morning eggs, tofu may become your new BFF. Grab a package of tofu during your next grocery haul and scramble some tofu up with a sprinkle of turmeric, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper, and you’ll have yourself some vegan scrambled “eggs.” 

Pair it with some gluten-free toast or a side of sauteed veggies to take breakfast to a new healthy level. 

Fuel Your Mornings Right 

There you have it — five ways to enjoy that high protein breakfast without the eggs. So, whether you simply can’t find eggs at the store, or are tired of the same old breakfast, give a few of these ideas a try. 

They may totally transform your mornings, giving you more energy to power through that AM FitOn workout or get your WFH day started.