17 Macro-Friendly Breakfast Recipe Ideas


Are you tired of feeling sluggish and unproductive in the morning? It’s time to upgrade your breakfast game! A healthy and balanced breakfast is essential for starting your day on the right foot, but finding macro-friendly options can be a challenge. 

That’s why we’ve put together this article with a list of delicious and nutritious macro-friendly breakfast ideas that will fuel your day and keep you feeling satisfied until your next meal.

From protein-packed smoothies to savory egg dishes, these quick breakfast ideas are perfect for anyone looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing flavor. So, if you’re ready to kickstart your day with a nutritious breakfast that will keep you energized and focused, keep reading for some tasty macro-friendly recipes.

What are good macros for breakfast?

Before we dive into these quick breakfast ideas, let’s talk about what good macros are for breakfast. Generally, a good macro-friendly breakfast is a mix of protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates. This will help keep you full and energized throughout the morning, while also helping you to maintain or lose weight.

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Now, let’s get into the macro-friendly breakfast ideas:

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Our Macro Friendly Breakfast Recipes

1. Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oatmeal

Looking for a delicious and healthy breakfast that will keep you full all morning? Try our Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oatmeal, made with chia seeds, Greek yogurt, and protein powder. Top it off with fresh berries for an extra burst of flavor!

Macros for Overnight Oatmeal

Per Serving: Calories 282, Fat 6g, Carbs 27g,  Protein 30g


  • 12g chia seed 
  • 15g strawberries & cream oatmeal (dry) 
  • 80g plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 15g vanilla whey (110-130 cal per serving) 
  • 90mL vanilla protein drink


  • 30g strawberries
  • 20g blueberries


In a glass container or bowl mix together chia seeds and oatmeal.

Add half of the protein drink and stir.

Mix in the greek yogurt until well combined.

Add the remainder of the protein drink and stir well.

Place in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight.

Top with fruit or other toppings of your choice.

This recipe can be made ahead of time and will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 

2. Protein-Rich Turkey and Broccoli Omelet

Start your morning with a protein-packed breakfast that will keep you satisfied until lunchtime! Our Protein-Rich Turkey and Broccoli Omelet is easy to make and delicious. Just mix cooked ground turkey and broccoli with whole egg and liquid egg whites, season with salt and pepper, and cook on the stovetop. Add some red onion and avocado for extra flavor and texture, and serve with a slice of toasted white bread if desired.

Macros for Omelet

Per Serving: Calories 397, Fat 17g, Carbs 26g,  Protein 35g


  • 50g cooked ground Turkey (93% lean) 
  • 30g cooked broccoli
  • 1 whole egg (50g) 95g liquid egg whites 
  • Salt & pepper


  • 5g red onion
  •  20g avocado 
  • Slice white bread toasted


Heat a skillet on medium to high heat with a small amount of spray oil.

In a bowl mix whole egg and egg white and then add to skillet.

Evenly add meat and veg to the egg mixture.

Leave to cook for one minute and then reduce heat to low.

When the egg mixture has started to cook through, flip the omelet and cook for 1 minute on the other side.

Fold omelet over and plate.

Top with red onion and avocado. You can eat this alone or serve on a slice of toast.

3. High Protein Banana Breakfast Pancakes

Start your day with a protein boost with our High Protein Banana Breakfast Pancakes. These delicious pancakes are simple to make and perfect for a quick, macro-friendly breakfast. Customize your toppings with your favorite fruit, low-cal syrups, and yogurt for a flavorful start to your morning.

Macros for Protein Pancakes

Per Serving: Calories 341, Fat 12g, Carbs 29g,  Protein 29g


  • 1 Banana (approx. 100g) 
  • 2 eggs (approx. 100g) 
  • 20g protein powder (100-120 cal/scoop) 
  • Low-cal cooking spray


  • Fruit of choice 
  • Low-cal syrups 
  • Yogurt


Preheat a frying pan over medium heat with a small amount of spray oil.

In a blender, blend all ingredients on high until a smooth batter is formed.

Pour batter into frying pan, you can make the pancakes any size you desire (This recipe makes approximately 4 small pancakes or one large).

Fry until golden brown, flip and repeat.

Enjoy with toppings of your choice. The batter can be made up to 3 days ahead of time.

4. Low Fat Bacon and Egg MI-Muffin

Looking for a delicious and low-fat breakfast sandwich that won’t wreck your macros? Our Low Fat Bacon and Egg MI-Muffin is packed with protein and flavor, and perfect for a satisfying morning meal!

Macros for Egg & Bacon Muffin

Per Serving: Calories 333, Fat 13g, Carbs 30g,  Protein 24g


  • 2 slices Canadian bacon 
  • 1 egg (approx 50g) 
  • 30g egg whites 
  • Salt & pepper
  • English muffin 
  • Low cal cooking spray


  • Ketchup 
  • Mustard 
  • 1 slice American cheese


Heat up pan using low-cal cooking spray, lightly fry the 2 pieces of bacon.

Mix together the whole egg and egg whites in a small bowl, and add a pinch of salt and pepper. Add to pan and fry.

Toast English muffin. Top with bacon and egg.

You can customize this recipe with ketchup, mustard, and a slice of cheese for an authentic fast food taste.

5. Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie

This quick and healthy breakfast option is not only easy to make but also kid-friendly. Smoothies are perfect for busy mornings when you need to get your kids out the door quickly, but still want to ensure they are starting their day with a nutritious meal.

Macros for Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie

Per Serving: Calories 277, Fat 9g, Carbs 22g,  Protein 27g


  • 200mL vanilla protein drink
  • 80g strawberries 20g pb2 (or other peanut butter powder) 
  • 12g peanut butter 
  • 10g strawberry jelly 
  • 10 Ice cubes 


  • Frozen strawberries


Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. 

If you like a really thick smoothie try adding frozen strawberries to your smoothie.

This recipe can easily be adjusted to fit your macro needs, consider using 100mL whole milk, plantbased milk, or liquid of your choice and halving the protein drink.

6. Fluffy Protein Waffles

Fluffy Protein Breakfaast Waffles - 5g Fat, 25g Carbs, 20g Protein and 225 Calories Per Serving

Our macro-friendly Fluffy Protein Waffles are a delightful and nutritious way to start your day. Made with self-rising flour, whey, Greek yogurt, eggs, unsweetened applesauce, and a touch of vanilla extract, these waffles are light, fluffy, and packed with protein.

Macros for Fluffy Protein Waffles

Per Serving: Calories 225, Fat 5g, Carbs 25g,  Protein 20g


  • 30g self-rising flour
  • 10g whey
  • 3 tbsp (45g) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp (15g) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat waffle iron or pancake griddle.

Mix the dry ingredients first to avoid clumping. Slowly add the wet ingredients until well blended.

Pour the batter on the waffle iron and let it cook until it’s golden brown.

7. High-Protein Brownie Batter Pancakes

High Protein Brownie Batter Pancakes Recipe: 380 Calories Per Portion, 4.5g Fat, 28g Carbs and 20g Protein

Try our Protein Brownie Batter Pancakes – a delicious and nutritious breakfast treat that combines the rich flavors of brownie batter with the goodness of protein. These pancakes are packed with wholesome ingredients that will satisfy your sweet tooth while providing a boost of energy to start your day right.

Macros for High-Protein Brownie Batter Pancakes

Per Serving: Calories 380, Fat 4.5g, Carbs 28g,  Protein 20g


  • 1/4c (30g) cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp 0 Calorie sweetener
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white (46g)
  • 50g plain Greek yogurt
  • Optional: add 1 tbsp mini chocolate chips to the batter (not included in calculated Calories)


Stir in ingredients to make a thick batter.

Pour batter into a frying pan and fry until cooked on one side before flipping over to cook the other side.

8. Simple Overnight Oats

Simple Overnight Oats with2g Fat, 16g Carbs and 8g Protein. 115 calories

Our Simple Overnight Oats is a quick and easy breakfast option is made with three ingredients – rolled oats, unsweetened almond milk, and fresh Greek yogurt. With a variety of nutritious topping options, you can switch up this simple recipe with a burst of added flavor to keep you full all morning!

Macros for Simple Overnight Oats

Per Serving: Calories 115, Fat 2g, Carbs 16g,  Protein 8g


  • 1/4c (20g) rolled oats
  • 1/4c (60ml) unsweetened almond milk
  • 50g Greek yogurt


Stir together all ingredients.

If using berries, they might become a bit mushy if you’re having them set overnight, so you can add them just before eating if you don’t like the texture.

This can be eaten cold or hot if you prefer.

Flavor Ideas:

  • Banana yogurt with blueberries and/or strawberries
  • Coconut yogurt with sliced almonds
  • Vanilla yogurt, splash of butter extract, sprinkles and/or chocolate chips to make birthday cake or cookie dough
  • Cinnamon and sugar free syrup
  • Any sliced fruit
  • Nuts/seeds
  • PB2
  • SF pudding mix (so many flavors!)

9. Macro-Friendly French Toast

Macro-Friendly French Toast Recipe: 170 calories per portion with 5.5g Fat, 18g carbs and 12g Protein

Introducing our twist on the classic French Toast for a macro-friendly and full-of-flavor breakfast option. This recipe is quick and easy with just four core ingredients; low cal bread, egg, unsweetened almond milk, and a sprinkling of sweet cinnamon for a balanced start to your day!

Macros for Macro-Friendly French Toast

Per Serving: Calories 170, Fat 5.5g, Carbs 18g,  Protein 12g


  • 2 slices (45g) low cal bread (Sara Lee Delightful used)
  • 1 egg – 1/4c (60ml) unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


Preheat a griddle or nonstick skillet.

Mix together the egg and almond milk. Soak the bread on both sides and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Fry both sides for ~ 2 mins each or until crisp. Only flip once.

You can use just egg whites to reduce the fat, but the flavor is so much better with the whole egg!

10. Cinnamon Roll Oats Mug Cake

Cinnamon Roll Oats Mug Cake, 3g Fat, 20g Carbs, 15g Protein and 170 Calories

Introducing our super quick and easy Cinnamon Roll Oats Mug Cake. Made with high-in-fiber coconut flour, hearty rolled oats, warm cinnamon, and protein-packed egg white, topped with vanilla and almond milk icing. This recipe is a great choice for a sweet, macro-friendly breakfast ready in just under two minutes!

Macros for Cinnamon Roll Oats Mug Cake

Per Serving: Calories 170, Fat 3g, Carbs 20g,  Protein 15g

Ingredients (for the cake)

  • 1/4c (20g) rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp (8g) coconut flour (works with whole wheat flour too)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg white (46g)
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar free syrup


  • 10g vanilla casein
  • 1 tbsp 0cal sweetener
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) almond milk


In a microwave-safe bowl or large mug, stir together all ingredients for the cake. Cook for 1 minute, stir and cook for another 30 seconds or so until it’s fluffed up a bit.

Stir together the icing ingredients, you may need a little more milk depending on your casein. You can put the icing in the fridge if you want it to thicken more like a frosting, or warm it up for a few seconds and pour it on the mug cake.

11. Low Carb Chicken and Waffles

Low Carb Chicken and Waffles: 15g Fat, 12g Carbs, 50g Protein and 380 Calories Per Portion

Enjoy every guilt-free bite with this delicious low-carb Chicken and Waffles recipe! Using casein, almond flour, baking powder, egg, Greek yogurt, and 0-calorie sweetener, these light and fluffy waffles are not only low in carbs but also packed with flavor. Enjoy with crispy, golden chicken for a big protein hit and prepare yourself for a truly satisfying start to your day that perfectly aligns with your healthy lifestyle!

Macros for Low Carb Chicken and Waffles

Per Serving: Calories 380, Fat 15g, Carbs 12g,  Protein 50g


For the waffles:

  • 15g casein
  • 2 tbsp (14g) almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 30g plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp 0 Cal sweetener

For the chicken:

  • 8g Shake’N’Bake or seasoned bread crumbs
  • 113g chicken (cut into 1 inch pieces)



Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C).

Coat the chicken pieces in Shake’N’Bake, lay them on a greased baking sheet.

Bake for ~15 mins or until crispy.


Preheat waffle iron or pancake griddle.

Mix the dry ingredients first to avoid clumping. Slowly add the wet ingredients until well blended.

Pour the batter on the waffle iron and let it cook until it’s golden brown.

12. Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe: 2g Fat, 12g Carbs, 7g Protein and 95 Calories per Muffin

Start your day on a high note with this guilt-free morning treat! These muffins are loaded with goodness, naturally sweet ripe bananas, creamy pumpkin puree, fresh Greek yogurt, and a sprinkle of chocolate chips to indulge your sweet cravings. The perfect grab-and-go breakfast if you are short for time in the mornings!

Macros for Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Per Serving: Calories 95, Fat 2g, Carbs 12g,  Protein 7g


  • 1/4c (30g) cake four
  • 25g whey
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4c 0 Calorie sweetener
  • 100g banana
  • 1/4c (30g) cake four
  • 25g whey
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4c 0 Calorie sweetener
  • 100g banana


Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C), grease a muffin tin.

In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients (except chocolate chips) on low speed until there are no more big chunks of banana. Don’t over-mix.

Fill each muffin cup about 3/4, top with chocolate chips.

Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

These are best kept in the refrigerator after they cool off.

13. High Fiber Zoats

High Fiber Zoats: 1.5g Fat, 16g Carbs, 8.5g Protein and 115 Calories

Our High Fiber Zoats ensure that you have a delicious and nourishing start to your day. This wholesome bowl brings together the goodness of oats and grated zucchini or riced cauliflower, perfectly combined with protein-rich egg white. Top with fresh fruit for a burst of natural sweetness, chocolate chips for a decadent treat or nuts for added crunch, and enjoy this vibrant, balanced and nutritious breakfast!

Macros for High Fiber Zoats

Per Serving: Calories 115, Fat 1.5g, Carbs 16g,  Protein 8.5g


  • 1/4c (20g) rolled oats
  • 1/4c (60ml) water
  • 100g grated zucchini or riced cauliflower
  • 1 egg white (46g)


In a microwave-safe bowl, mix the oats and water. Microwave for 1 minute until it’s fluffed up a bit.

Stir in the zucchini/cauliflower and egg whites. Microwave for another minute (microwave temps vary). Keep stirring and fluffing it up until it reaches your desired consistency.

Top with any choice of fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, or syrups.

14. Protein Donuts

Protein Donuts Recipe: 60 Calories Per Donut, 1g Fat, 8g Carbs and 5g Protein

Try our Protein Donut recipe for a convenient, on-the-go breakfast option packed with protein for a satisfying boost to kick start your day! Made using simple, wholesome ingredients, these donuts are quick to prepare and even quicker to eat.

Macros for Protein Donuts

Per Serving: Calories 60, Fat 1g, Carbs 8g,  Protein 5g


  • 140g protein pancake mix (Kodiak Cakes, Birch Benders, FlapJacked)
  • 4g sugar free pudding mix (or just use 0 Calorie sweetener)
  • 65g plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg – 1/3c (80ml) almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract



Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C), grease a donut pan. This batter also works as muffins.

Stir together all ingredients, the batter should be a little sticky. If it’s too thick, add more almond milk just 1 tsp at a time.

Fill each donut mold no more than ¾ full.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until set.


120 Calories – 10c | 0f | 20p (for the whole bowl, use as much or as little as you like per donut!)

200g plain Greek yogurt – 4g sugar free pudding mix flavor of choice

1 tbsp additional 0 Calorie sweetener or 1 tsp extract to taste

Tip: put the batter in a ziplock bag and cut off a corner, it makes for a much less messy process.

15. Protein Bread Pudding

Protein Bread Pudding - 2.5g Fat, 24g Carbs, 24g Protein and 215 Calories

Try our Protein Bread Pudding recipe for a delicious, macro-friendly, protein-packed breakfast! With low-cal bread, protein-rich egg whites, sugar-free syrup, pudding mix, almond milk, and a hint of cinnamon or nutmeg, it’s a satisfying way to start your day. Add chopped nuts and raisins for extra bursts of flavor and added crunch!

Macros for Protein Bread Pudding

Per Serving: Calories 215, Fat 2.5g, Carbs 24g,  Protein 24g


  • 2 slices (45g) low cal bread
  • 2 egg whites (92g)
  • 1 tbsp sugar free syrup
  • 1/2c (120ml) almond milk
  • 4g sugar free pudding mix
  • 10g Casein
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon/nutmeg
  • Optional: chopped nuts, raisins (not counted in Calories)


Cut the bread into 1” cubes, soak with the egg whites and syrup in a shallow bowl. Sprinkle with cinnamon/nutmeg and let it sit while you make the pudding.

Whisk together the almond milk, pudding mix, and casein.

Preheat the oven to 375°F (175°C), transfer the soaked bread to a small cast iron skillet or greased baking dish.

Add about half of the pudding mixture to the bread, gently stir, then bake for 15 minutes. Refrigerate the remaining pudding.

Add any nuts, raisins, and the rest of the pudding mixture and bake for another 5 minutes.

16. Protein Oat Pancakes

Protein Oat Pancakes Breakfast Recipe: 175 Calories Per Serving with 2g Fat, 17g Carbs and 22g Protein

Start your day right with our simple and easy to make Protein Oat Pancakes! These wholesome pancakes are made with rolled oats, Greek yogurt, and whey, ensuring you stay satisfied and energized throughout the morning.

Macros for Protein Oat Pancakes

Per Serving: Calories 175, Fat 2g, Carbs 17g,  Protein 22g


  • 1/4c (20g) rolled oats
  • 1/3c (80ml) water
  • 15g whey
  • 50g plain greek yogurt
  • 1 egg white (46g)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp 0 Calorie sweetener


In a microwave safe bowl, stir the oats and water. Cook for 1 minute until fluffy.

Stir in the rest of the ingredients to make a thick batter. Make pancakes as normal.

17. PB Brownie Muffins

PB Brownie Muffins Recipe: 2g Fat, 7g Carbs, 6g Protein and 70 Calories per Muffin

Jumpstart your day with our PB Brownie Muffins! With a delicious chocolate brownie base topped with protein-rich peanut butter, these mouthwatering muffins are the ultimate grab-and-go breakfast treat that will keep you energized and focused all the way to lunchtime.

Macros for PB Brownie Muffins

Per Serving: Calories 70, Fat 2g, Carbs 7g,  Protein 6g


For the brownie base:

  • 1/4c (26g) Kodiak Cakes mix
  • 15g chocolate whey
  • 1 tbsp (5g) cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp (45g) unsweetened applesauce or pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp sugar free chocolate syrup
  • 1 tbsp (14g) light butter (melted)
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) milk (Fairlife nonfat used)
  • 1/2 tbsp (7g) mini chocolate chips

For the Peanut Butter Layer:

  • 1/4c (26g) Kodiak mix
  • 15g Peanut Butter whey
  • 2 tbsp (12g) PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
  • 3 tbsp (45g) unsweetened applesauce or pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp (14g) light butter (melted)
  • 1/4c (60ml) milk


Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C), grease a muffin tin.

In 2 separate bowls, mix the ingredients for each respective layer (dry first to avoid clumping).

You can layer them either way, a brownie layer on the bottom is recommended because the batter is a little more thin.

Bake for 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Starting your day with a macro-friendly breakfast can set the tone for a healthy and productive day. From quick and easy options like smoothies and overnight oats to heartier choices like omelets and pancakes, there are plenty of delicious and satisfying breakfast ideas to choose from.

With the right balance of protein, carbs, and healthy fats, you can fuel your body and stay on track with your health and fitness goals. Don’t forget to check out our other articles on macro-friendly meals, including lunch and dinner ideas, to keep your nutrition on point throughout the day. If you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, check out our Macro-Friendly Dessert article.

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