Power up Your Brunch: 12 Protein-Filled Egg Recipes

POPSUGAR Photography | Lizzie Fuhr
POPSUGAR Photography | Lizzie Fuhr

When you're busy, tired, or unable to bother with an elaborate meal, there's nothing like an egg breakfast to fill you up and get you ready for the day. Get your dose of protein, iron, vitamins, and more with these 12 creative and healthy egg recipes!

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Asparagus With Grated Egg
POPSUGAR Photography | Camilla Salem

Asparagus With Grated Egg

The inventive technique of grating a hard-boiled egg jazzes up this simple steamed asparagus. A drizzle of vinaigrette ties this whole plate together.

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No-Bake Veggie Frittata
POPSUGAR Photography | Jenny Sugar

No-Bake Veggie Frittata

Made with cherry tomatoes, cubes of mozzarella cheese, black beans, and purple basil, a high-protein piece of this veggie frittata is bursting with flavor. Pair your under-200-calorie piece with whole-wheat toast or a side salad for the perfect breakfast, lunch, or even dinner.

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Quinoa Egg Bake
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Quinoa Egg Bake

Bake two superproteins together for breakfast: quinoa and eggs. The quinoa serves as a crust while providing 12 grams of complete protein per half cup, while each egg offers seven grams of protein. You'll even get your iron and calcium from the spinach and milk in this tasty recipe!

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Savory Asian Oatmeal
POPSUGAR Photography | Susannah Chen

Savory Asian Oatmeal

Instead of starting your day with the same old simple oatmeal, bring a little spicy flair to the table with savory Asian oatmeal that's topped off with a tasty egg.

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Turkey Sausage Egg Muffins
POPSUGAR Photography | Leta Shy

Turkey Sausage Egg Muffins

Lots of veggies and a good dose of protein, all in a portable size — it's all there in these gluten-free egg muffins.

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Cinnamon-Spiced Baked Eggs
POPSUGAR Photography | Susannah Chen

Cinnamon-Spiced Baked Eggs

Jazz up your weeknight dinner with cinnamon-spiced baked eggs. The tomato-onion sauce may satisfy any pasta cravings, and the allspice, cinnamon, and clove flavors add an unexpected element.

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Baked Eggs in Ham Cups
POPSUGAR Photography | Lizzie Fuhr

Baked Eggs in Ham Cups

Fast enough for a weekday breakfast but filling enough to keep you satisfied well into the morning, these baked eggs in ham cups are the perfect fast breakfast treat.

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Vegetarian Hash
POPSUGAR Photography | Lauren Hendrickson

Vegetarian Hash

The perfectly baked eggs nestled in this vegetarian hash make the dish, and the fact that this hash is jam-packed with veggies instead of corned beef and lots of potatoes makes this version a healthy treat.

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Add Veggies to Scrambled Eggs
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Add Veggies to Scrambled Eggs

Yet another way to sneak in your veggies — mixed in with fluffy, perfectly scrambled eggs and a little bit of melted cheese. Pretty much any green will do, but for a powerhouse combo, try this recipe for arugula, goat cheese, and scrambled eggs.

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Ebelskivers
POPSUGAR Photography | Jenny Sugar

Ebelskivers

Like egg popovers, these ebelskivers are a good option when you're tired of your normal, carb-loaded English muffin/pancake rotation.

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Egg Avocado Bake
POPSUGAR Photography | Lizzie Fuhr

Egg Avocado Bake

This Paleo-friendly combo of a perfectly baked egg nestled in an avocado is sure to wow when you bring a batch to the table.