Recent research shows that breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day, especially as many people seem to swear by intermittent fasting these days. But intermittent fasting isn’t for everyone, and skipping your breakfast might keep you from losing weight.

Picture this, it’s a normal workday, and you decide to skip your breakfast. A few hours pass and the clock hits 11 am; you do your best to ignore the loud rumbling in your stomach. It’s finally lunchtime, and you break your long fast.

Just one problem, the lunch is not as filling as you expected it to be, you are still ravenously hungry. So, you reach for that snicker bar, safely stashed away in your office drawer – triggering the sleeping binge eater within you. We have all been there and done that.

By skipping your breakfast, you might end up consuming more calories each day than when you have your breakfast.

Whether it’s a quick macro balanced grab-and-go breakfast recipe or a yummy bowl of overnight oats, our healthy macro breakfast recipes list has it all.

Counting your macros is especially important when it comes to breakfast. This is your first meal after an 8 to 10 hour long fast; you are about to break fast (quite literally!). Having a filling, macronutrient-rich breakfast keeps you from indulging in unhealthy midday snacks.

This article will help you prep macro-friendly breakfast meals that are not just nutritious but also delicious. If you are passionate about nutrition, you can use these recipes for inspiration and experiment with your macro-friendly recipes. Then, make sure you share those yummy recipes with us

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We have also provided the macronutrient breakdown of every recipe in this list. So, you can stick to your IIFYM diet plan without any hassles.

You can calculate your macros using our macro calculator and don't forget to check our 20 macro meal recipes, macro friendly snacks and low calorie macro recipes. 

Top 20 Macro Balanced Breakfast Recipes

Low-Calorie Breakfast Scramble

1. Low-Calorie Breakfast Scramble

Easy to make, high in protein, and low in calories, so what’s not to love? You can customize this recipe by adding fresh veggies of your choice or tweak the number of eggs to suit your macro needs.

Eggs are filled with vitamin B12, vitamin B2, vitamin A, vitamin B5, selenium, and a plethora of other essential nutrients. Please keep in mind that the source from which an egg is obtained can alter its nutrient composition- always opt for organic, pasture-raised eggs.

This is a high carb- protein IIFYM breakfast, ideal for weight loss. 

  • 290 Calories
  • 21 Grams Carbs
  • 13 Grams Fat
  • 19 Grams Protein
Bacon and Egg Macro Bowl

2. Bacon and Egg Macro Bowl

This macro breakfast recipe is an excellent source of healthy fats. Avocado oil, used in this recipe, is high in monounsaturated fats, which is your best friend in lowering bad cholesterol and improving heart health.

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Of course, if you are not a fan of processed red meat, you can skip the bacon. But, even without the bacon, this recipe is highly nutritious and filling.

This is a macro balanced breakfast recipe high in healthy fats. 

  • 150 Calories
  • 7 Grams Carbs
  • 11 Grams Fat
  • 7 Grams Protein

Breakfast Sausage Scramble

3. Breakfast Sausage Scramble

A filling bowl of macro-balanced goodness- this recipe will keep your hunger pangs away for good. You can even skip the sausages if you dislike processed meat; it will still be a highly nutritious and satiating meal. Even otherwise, one serving of this recipe has just 0.67th of a Cajun sausage link.

The protein from the eggs is coupled with the goodness of various veggies like red skin potatoes, Yukon gold potatoes, yellow onion, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, and serrano peppers.

You can add more veggies – like succulent tomatoes or roasted mushrooms to make this recipe even more enticing.

This is a high-protein IIFYM – 400 calorie breakfast recipe that will keep you quite filled. This recipe is also rich in vitamin C and iron. 

  • 437 Calories
  • 25 Grams Carbs
  • 17 Grams Fat
  • 35 Grams Protein
Sausage Egg Muffin

4. Sausage Egg Muffin

At just 105 calories, this is a macro balanced grab-and-go breakfast recipe that can be stored in the fridge—a great alternative to the high-calorie sausage McMuffin.

Each serving has 1/3rd of turkey sausage, and if desired, you can skip it altogether. Make sure that both sausages and eggs are organically sourced.

  • 105 Calories
  • 3 Grams Carbs
  • 7 Grams Fat
  • 11 Grams Protein

No-Bake Breakfast Bar

5. No-Bake Breakfast Bar

The ultimate grab-and-go recipe – can also be consumed as a pre-workout treat.

Each bar amounts to just 200 calories and is filled with the goodness of oats, cashews, dates, peanut butter, and coconut flour. If this recipe is not the epitome of clean eating, I don’t know what is.

This is a high carb-protein breakfast bar that packs a punch. It will give you the energy to go through the morning without feeling fatigued.

  • 205 Calories
  • 20 Grams Carbs
  • 9 Grams Fat
  • 13 Grams Protein

Avocado IIFYM Breakfast Bake

6. Avocado IIFYM Breakfast Bake

This recipe is rich in healthy monounsaturated fats that help lower bad cholesterol and raise the good cholesterol levels in our body. The standard daily recommendation for adults is that 20 to 35 percent of their daily calories should come from fat.

Only 5 to 6 percent of this fat should be saturated fat (found in butter, coconut oil, etc.). This recipe has just 4 grams of saturated fat and 16 grams of unsaturated fat. This puts the saturated – unsaturated fat ratio of this recipe at 1:4.

Always make sure that the unsaturated fats in a recipe are greater than the saturated fat content.

  • 260 Calories
  • 9 Grams Carbs
  • 22 Grams Fat
  • 10 Grams Protein

High Protein- Low Carb Sheet Pan Breakfast

7. High Protein- Low Carb Sheet Pan Breakfast

Ideal breakfast option for anyone trying to build muscles. This recipe fulfills a good percent of your recommended daily fat-protein intake. A low-carb diet may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but some experience drastic weight loss and improved health on low carbohydrate diets.

On the other hand, extreme restriction of carbs is known to trigger a process known as ketosis, wherein fat in our body is broken down into ketones to derive energy. So make sure you consult a dietician before starting such heavily restrictive diets.

This is a high-fat-protein breakfast recipe, ideal for those trying to cut down their carb intake. 

  • 296 Calories
  • 5 Grams Carbs
  • 20 Grams Fat
  • 24 Grams Protein

Egg & Chorizo Breakfast Casserole

8. Egg & Chorizo Breakfast Casserole

Another high protein, mouth watering breakfast recipe. Start your day on a high note with this IIFYM - high protein breakfast meal. The original recipe adds up to 305 calories, but the author also mentioned lower calorie alterations. You can tweak the recipe as per your macro needs.

  • 305 Calories
  • 19 Grams Carbs
  • 15 Grams Fat
  • 24 Grams Protein

Low Carb Breakfast Burritos

9. Low Carb Breakfast Burritos

Just one serving of this recipe has 31 grams of protein. These are easy to make, and it takes just 20 minutes to cook five servings. A savory dish that is also macro-friendly!

This is a high-protein macro balanced breakfast burrito recipe. 

  • 350 Calories
  • 18 Grams Carbs
  • 20 Grams Fat
  • 31 Grams Protein
Macro Balanced protein Rich Breakfast Nachos

10. Macro Balanced protein Rich Breakfast Nachos

Store-bought processed nachos are quite unhealthy. The transition from an unhealthy diet to a macro-conscious one may be suitable for your gut but may not be so appealing to your palette.

At workoutable, we wish to familiarize you with healthy versions of your favorite guilty pleasures so you never go back to binging on unhealthy processed foods.

Of course, everybody loves nachos, but did you know that just one portion of nacho and cheese can add up to 346 calories- just 9.1 grams of protein and 18.95 grams of fat – of which almost half is saturated fats (ouch!). With this recipe, you can now make nutritious, healthy, macro balanced breakfast nachos at home.

  • 370 Calories
  • 26 Grams Carbs
  • 14 Grams Fat
  • 30 Grams Protein

Macro Friendly High Protein-Low Fat Oatmeal Bowl

11. Macro Friendly High Protein-Low Fat Oatmeal Bowl

Many people overlook the health benefits of a good old bowl of oatmeal simply because they find it bland. But with a bit of tweaking, oatmeal can be made sweet, savory, or a bit of both!

Check out the link given above to find delicious oatmeal recipes, from sweet to savory. Keeping fitness enthusiasts in mind, we have picked the high protein – low fat oatmeal recipe for this list. However, the macronutrient breakdown of the same is given below.

  • 325 Calories
  • 49 Grams Carbs
  • 5 Grams Fat
  • 26 Grams Protein

IIFYM Protein Waffles (Low Fat)

12. IIFYM Protein Waffles (Low Fat)

A protein rich, low fat version of your everyday waffles. It takes just 10 minutes in total to make and has just 111 calories.

  • 111 Calories
  • 6 Grams Carbs
  • 1 Grams Fat
  • 13 Grams Protein

High Protein Pumpkin Oatmeal Bakes

13. High Protein Pumpkin Oatmeal Bakes

An easy grab-and-go macro balanced breakfast recipe that takes under an hour to make. This can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge for four to five days. A mildly sweet recipe that is rich in protein, carbs, and vitamin A.

  • 313 Calories
  • 38 Grams Carbs
  • 6 Grams Fat
  • 28 Grams Protein

Macro Balanced Overnight Oats- Healthy macro breakfast recipe

14. Macro Balanced Overnight Oats

This recipe comes with a low-calorie version (232 calories) and a high-calorie version (474 calories). The high-calorie version uses peanut butter and protein powder. The low-calorie version is low in fat. However, both versions are high in protein.

  • 232 Calories
  • 28 Grams Carbs
  • 9 Grams Fat
  • 20 Grams Protein

Sweet Potato & Chicken Sausage Scramble

15. Sweet Potato & Chicken Sausage Scramble

Sweet potato is a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber. It also improves gut health and is said to be anti-cancerous. This savory-sweet macro balanced breakfast recipe is delicious and filling. Just one serving of this recipe contains 26 grams of protein.

A delicious IIFYM – 400 calorie breakfast recipe you must try today! 

  • 423 Calories
  • 33 Grams Carbs
  • 17 Grams Fat
  • 26 Grams Protein

Macro Balanced – Breakfast Taco Scramble

16. Macro Balanced – Breakfast Taco Scramble

A healthy indulgence for a lazy Sunday. A yummy bowl of goodness that is ideal for anyone on an IIFYM diet. The goodness of veggies coupled with the fun, savory delight of tacos- this just might become your favorite IIFYM diet recipe yet!

  • 283 Calories
  • 24 Grams Carbs
  • 12 Grams Fat
  • 20 Grams Protein

Low Fat Two-Ingredient Bagels

17. Low Fat Two-Ingredient Bagels

Just because you are on an IIFYM diet doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your favorite treats- like bagels. These bagels are a guilt-free indulgence with just 158 calories and 2 grams of fat in each bagel. A must-try for anyone on a calorie-restricted diet, don’t worry; this recipe won’t blow your macros through the roof.

  • 158 Calories
  • 25 Grams Carbs
  • 1 Grams Fat
  • 10 Grams Protein

Coconut Flour Pancakes

18. Coconut Flour Pancakes

Coconut flour might be a better option for those with digestive issues. It also has a lower glycemic index which is critical for those with disorders such as PCOD. In addition, it has higher fiber content and is the ideal substitute for those with gluten sensitivity.

The added coconut milk also makes it a lot fluffier than an ordinary pancake. However, you can substitute the coconut

  • 129 Calories
  • 6 Grams Carbs
  • 10 Grams Fat
  • 5 Grams Protein

IIFYM Breakfast Bowl

19. IIFYM Breakfast Bowl

These can be made in advance and stored in the fridge for up to a week. It can be reheated in just 30 to 45 seconds in a microwave. This recipe yields six servings, so it’s more than enough to prep breakfast for the whole family.

  • 406 Calories
  • 41 Grams Carbs
  • 18 Grams Fat
  • 20 Grams Protein

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes -healthy macro breakfast recipe

20. Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

To end this list on a sweet but healthy note, we have these delicious lemon ricotta pancakes with the goodness of whole wheat flour. Whole wheat flour is rich in magnesium and considered suitable for those with insulin resistance.

This recipe is comparatively high in carbs but can still be consumed while on an IIFYM diet. These can even be stored in the freezer for up to three months, though we recommend preparing them fresh as it takes just 30 minutes to cook one serving.

  • 349 Calories
  • 42 Grams Carbs
  • 16 Grams Fat
  • 16 Grams Protein

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