12 High-Protein Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes

Skip the sugary cereals and muffins!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so skip the sugary cereals and muffins. Instead, start right with one of our protein-packed low-carb breakfast recipes. They’re full of heart healthy fats, lean protein, and filling fiber to stave off hunger all morning long.

These twelve recipes use wholesome, clean ingredients packed with vitamins and minerals. You’ll find tons of bright bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and other veggies. Additionally, these recipes are full of low-carb breakfast favorites such as eggs, avocado, and rich cheese. You don’t have to sacrifice flavor for health!

1. Crustless Quiche Loaf

This elegant skinny egg dish slashes calories by skipping the crab-heavy crust. You get all the flavor of the eggs, tomatoes, diced bell peppers, fresh thyme, and mozzarella with none of the guilt. One serving comes in at under 100 calories with only 3g of carbs.

2. Mini Breakfast Quiche

Mini Breakfast Quiche
This is another skinny quiche recipe that is sure to satisfy your taste buds. It’s filled with rich flavors from eggs and bell peppers and topped with a satisfying layer of cheese.

3. Egg and Toast Breakfast Cup

Egg and Toast Breakfast Cups
These eggs and toast breakfast cups are another delightful crowd-pleaser. They’re a pleasure to serve and an ingenious way to incorporate breakfast favorites. Each cup contains 21 grams of protein and only 13 grams of carbs.

4. Skinny Breakfast Popovers

Skinny Breakfast Popovers
Enjoy the combination of subtle coconut flavor and sweet homemade strawberry jam. These low-calorie, low-carb popovers contain 5 grams of protein per serving!

5. Flourless Banana Pancakes

Flourless Banana Pancakes
Pancakes have long been a favorite among kids and adults alike. However, they are unfortunately high in refined carbs. These banana pancakes are a great alternative! Made with banana, eggs, and quick oats, they deliver 6 grams of protein per serving and only 16 grams of carbs.

6. Avocado Egg Bake

Avocado Egg Bake Recipe
For a truly low-carb recipe, check out this avocado egg bake. Delicious but surprisingly easy to make, this recipe delivers heart-healthy fats that may actually help you lose weight. Avocado is a great source of these healthy fats, and the egg provides protein to help you feel full all morning long.

7. Spinach & Feta Lettuce Wraps

Spinach Feta Breakfast Lettuce Wrap Recipe
To cut back on carbs during breakfast, remove the tortilla from your breakfast wrap. Instead, try this veggie packed alternative! Baby spinach, eggs, tomato, and rich feta cheese pack in the flavor.

8. Parm & Red Pepper Frittatas

Parmesan & Red Pepper Mini Frittatas
These individual frittatas are another way to enjoy nutrient-packed veggies for breakfast. The egg dish is layered with bright bell pepper, onion, zucchini, and decadent cheese.

9. Fried Eggs with Mushrooms and Brussels Sprouts

Fried Eggs with Mushrooms & Brussels Sprouts
Fried eggs with a cool and healthy twist. Add brussels sprouts, mushrooms, onions, garlic, and walnuts to turn eggs into a whole, fiber-rich, protein-packed breakfast.

10. Salmon and Eggs on Toast

Protein Salmon and Eggs on Toast
Layer smoked salmon and rich eggs over whole wheat toast to make this healthy low-carb breakfast. Each serving has 9 grams of heart-healthy fat and a whopping 20 grams of protein!

11. Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Protein Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl Recipe1
This blueberry quinoa recipe is a high-protein alternative to oatmeal with fewer carbs! Quinoa is loaded with fiber and protein, while the berries add antioxidants to boost your immune system.

12. Slow Cooker Vegetable Omelette

Slow Cooker Vegetable Omelette Recipe1
Making breakfast with a slow cooker means you get to sit back while your omelette cooks! This recipe packs in complex flavors with zucchini, diced potatoes, red bell peppers, onion, carrots, and delicious parmesan cheese.

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Sofia Lopez

Sofia received her BA from Cornell University and her MFA from San Francisco State University. She creates workouts and fitness challenges. Her hobbies include running, hiking, and listening to audiobooks from the exercise bike.

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  1. Wondering if you have any other low-carb/low-fat breakfast recipes for those of us who don’t like eggs…. I’ll definitely be trying the Quinoa Bowl! Thanks!

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