6 Breakfast Burrito Recipes With 17 Grams of Protein or More

These breakfast wraps will keep you full for hours thanks to their high protein content.
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Life is hectic enough, so your breakfast shouldn't be. That's why breakfast burritos — the perfect combination of convenience and comfort — should become a part of your a.m. routine.


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Try one of these six high-protein breakfast burrito recipes for a stress-free morning meal that can be enjoyed on the go. Each burrito packs at least 17 grams of protein and clocks in under 500 calories.

1. Steak Breakfast Burrito

This breakfast burrito contains sirloin steak and sweet potatoes.
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  • 470 calories
  • 29 grams of protein


Got leftover steak from last night's dinner? This high-protein burrito is a great way to repurpose your sirloin scraps.

Not your average burrito, this healthy wrap features a sprouted-grain tortilla, which is higher in fiber and easier to digest, plus it's stuffed with sweet potatoes, which are packed with vitamin A, potassium and magnesium, according to the USDA. The recipe even swaps out sour cream (and unhealthy saturated fats) for protein-rich Greek yogurt.


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2. Egg Burrito

This egg burrito boasts a good amount of protein thanks to black beans, eggs and cheddar cheese.
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  • 327 calories
  • 18 grams of protein


Between black beans, eggs and cheddar cheese, this breakfast burrito boasts three times the protein power in one yummy package. Not only does eating a protein-rich diet keep you satisfied, but it may also help you lose body fat and maintain lean muscle, per a November 2014 study in Nutrition & Metabolism.

Get theEgg Burrito ​​recipeand nutrition info here.

3. Spicy Breakfast Burrito

Add this veggie-focused burrito to your weekly breakfast rotation.
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  • 491 calories
  • 23 grams of protein

Even meat lovers will pine for this tasty, plant-based tortilla that touts tofu, pinto beans and a cashew sauce as its main sources of protein. People who eat more plant protein (and fewer animal products) were observed to live longer and have a lower risk of heart disease in a July 2020 BMJ meta-analysis.

And while this healthier burrito lacks cheese, it doesn't skimp out on flavor thanks to the addition of nutritional yeast with its nutty, cheesy notes.

Get theSpicy Breakfast Burrito ​​recipeand nutrition info here.

4. California Breakfast Burrito

This vegetarian breakfast burrito owes its meaty texture to hearty cremini mushrooms.
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  • 457 calories
  • 23 grams of protein

With warm spices like cumin and fresh herbs like cilantro, this breakfast burrito is bursting with flavor. Not to mention texture: Hearty cremini mushrooms lend an extra layer of meatiness (without the actual meat) while avocado adds a velvety creaminess.

Make a batch of these nutritious burritos in advance, wrap them individually and pop them in the freezer — that way you can have one on hand for busy mornings.

Get theCalifornia Breakfast Burrito ​​recipeand nutrition info here.

5. Stuffed Turkey Breakfast Skillet Burritos

These breakfast burritos get their protein from lean ground turkey and scrambled eggs.
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  • 397 calories
  • 22 grams of protein

Protein powerhouses like lean ground turkey and scrambled eggs fill this satiating burrito that'll keep the tummy rumbles at bay until lunch. You also get a healthy heap of vegetables — green bell peppers, corn and scallions — with every serving that supplies 8 grams of gut-friendly fiber.

These burritos are perfectly portable. Simply wrap each in parchment paper and foil for a mess-free experience.

Get theStuffed Turkey Breakfast Skillet Burritos ​​recipeand nutrition info here.

6. Mango and Black Bean Lettuce Wraps

These black bean breakfast burritos offer sweetness from mangoes.
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  • 475 calories
  • 17 grams of protein

These black bean burritos toss the tortillas in favor of lettuce leaves to cut carbs and add even more good-for-you nutrients. Diced mangos deliver a dose of natural sweetness to balance the savory flavors. Did we mention one serving equals four filling lettuce wraps? Now that's what we call getting your belly's worth of burritos.

Get theMango and Black Bean Lettuce Wraps ​​recipeand nutrition info here.