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5 High-Protein Breakfast Recipes From 30p

5 High-Protein Breakfast Recipes From 30p
Emily Wilcock
Writer and expert2 years ago
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I’ve said it before, but I'll say it again: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. With the cost of living increasing, you might be inclined to just have a slice of toast. But budget doesn’t have to be boring.

We've dug through our recipe archives to pull out some of our favourite high-protein breakfast recipes for when you want to save some pennies. And they’re far from dull.

Note: we’ve calculated these prices using the ASDA website, so prices may vary depending on where you shop.

Apple pie baked oats

Pretty much the definition of a feel-good breakfast. It tastes incredible and the macros are even better. And they’re spot on for meal prepping. Prep a batch at the weekend, roll out of bed and bake them just before eating. Golden, crispy on top, gooey on the inside … be right back, just off to make some of these.

Protein: 16g | Carbs: 60g | Fat: 6.2g | Calories: 362kcal

4 cooking apples (Granny Smith) £1.00
2 tbsp maple syrup £0.30
½ tsp cinnamon £0.10
200g rolled oats £0.90
1 tsp baking powder £0.10
2 scoops Impact Whey Protein (Vanilla) £1.60
300 ml milk £0.30
1 pinch brown sugar (for dusting) £0.10
Total (serves 4) £4.40
Total (per serving) £1.10

Homemade protein granola

Granola packed with protein, not sugar. Too good to be true? The best part is it’s completely adaptable — mix it up week to week. Raisins, dried fruit, chocolate chips, the possibilities are endless. You might even call it the gift that keeps on giving. Well, I would anyway.

We’ve included the price for a few of the basic ingredients.

Protein:9g | Carbs: 113g | Fat: 13.8g | Calories: 293kcal

40g coconut oil £0.30
80g maple syrup £0.50
180g oats £0.25
100g mixed nuts £0.75
1 tsp cinnamon £0.10
2 egg whites £0.35
Total (serves 6) £2.25
Total (per serving) £0.38

Breakfast tiramisu

I was sceptical at first, but you can always trust @healthy_floflo to provide unbeatable recipes. I can’t believe I ever doubted her. After all, there’s nothing like starting the day as you mean to go on. Dessert for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Go on then.

Protein:27g | Carbs: 41g | Fat: 12g | Calories: 395kcal

3 tbsp light cream cheese £0.30
1 scoop Impact Whey Protein (Cookies & Cream) £0.80
100ml black coffee (cold) £0.20
4 Ryvita crispbreads £0.20
Unsweetened cacao to dust £0.10
Total (serves one) per serving £1.60

Cookie cereal

You caught us — @healthy_floflo dreamt up this beauty of a recipe for Valentine’s Day, but that’s not going to stop us from eating it all year round. If you’re not feeling the love, swap out the hearts for little circles, it’s still just as tasty. And for an extra protein punch, enjoy with your favourite protein shake poured over the top. Yum.

Protein:11g | Carbs: 29g | Fat: 14g | Calories: 289kcal

50g flour £0.05
60g chocolate spread (White Chocolate) £0.30
¾ egg £0.16
4-5 drops pink food colouring £0.10
Total (serves two) £0.61
Total per serving £0.30

Breakfast pudding

No cooking required — music to our ears. Crisp bakes are the vital ingredient and can be found in the aisles of many larger supermarkets.

Protein:38g | Carbs: 46.3g | Fat: 5.6g | Calories: 367kcal

150g 0% fat Greek yoghurt £0.25
¾ scoop Impact Whey Protein (Chocolate Smooth) £0.60
5 crisp bakes £0.25
1 tbsp unsweetened cacao powder £0.20
70-80ml milk of choice £0.10
Total (serves one) per serving £1.40

Take Home Message

Which one will you be adding to your breakfast menu first? Will you join the baked oats hype or dive in the deep end with a breakfast tiramisu. The world’s your oyster.



Emily Wilcock
Writer and expert
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After completing an internship with Myprotein, Emily returned to university to finish her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Marketing. With experience in lifestyle writing, Emily aims to entertain and educate through her work. Her focuses include recipes, real and inspiring stories, and working with writers to help provide easy-to-digest evidence-based research. Her work on recipes has been previously featured in The Supplement magazine, with a particular focus on high-protein, nutritious meals, plus advice on how to properly fuel your body. Outside of work, Emily’s top priority is food. She’s a self-professed star baker and a connoisseur of all things baked. In her spare time, she’s either cooking up a storm, our looking out for the opportunity to try out Manchester’s newest restaurants. But as a huge fan of carbs, if it’s not pasta or pasta-adjacent, she’s not interested. If she’s not in the kitchen, she’s tucked up with a book for an early night, or you’ll find her in the gym working up a sweat. Afterall, all those carbs require quite the appetite.