Weight Gain

10 Yummy, Healthy, And High-Calorie Breakfasts For Weight Gain

Reviewed By Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Ionut Ignat, (RDN, PHD, MD)
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ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness & Nutrition
10 Yummy, Healthy, And High-Calorie Breakfasts For Weight Gain Hyderabd040-395603080 July 3, 2019

High-calorie breakfasts work the best for weight gain.

But only consuming foods high in calories won’t help. Else, you would’ve gained weight by eating loads of junk food. You must consume nutritious foods that have a high amount of protein to build muscle mass.

Here are 10 yummy 300-500 calorie quick breakfast ideas that are loaded with protein, healthy fats, and good carbs. Take a look.

Before we jump to the recipes, here’s how many calories to consume to gain weight.

How Many Calories To Consume In Breakfast For Weight Gain?

You may consume 300-500 calories for breakfast to gain weight. Remember, you must consume 500 calories more than what you should ideally. If you consume 1500 calories to maintain your weight, consume 2000 calories per day to gain weight.

Now, are you ready for 10 simple, fuss-free breakfast recipes that look good, smell good, and taste so good? Let’s begin!

10 Yummy Breakfast Ideas For Weight Gain

1. Oatmeal Peanut Porridge

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Calories – 472; Serves – 1; Cooking Time – 10 mins

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup instant oats
  • 1 cup full-fat milk
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • A handful of raisins, soaked
  • 1 tablespoon honey
How To Prepare
  1. Bring the milk to a boil and add the instant oats.
  2. Simmer and cook until the oats become soft and the milk thickens.
  3. Remove from the flame and transfer to a bowl.
  4. Add honey and peanut butter. Stir well.
  5. Top it with banana slices and raisins.

2. Sausage And Cheese Omelet

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Calories – 409; Serves – 1; Cooking Time – 15 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 large whole egg
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 chicken sausages, sliced
  • 1 cube goat cheese, grated
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Cilantro for garnish
How To Prepare
  1. Whisk the whole egg and egg whites with salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet and toss the sliced chicken sausages lightly for about 1 minute.
  3. Transfer the sausages to a bowl. Add in the whisked eggs to the same oil.
  4. Spread the eggs evenly. When the egg is half cooked, add in the sausages and grated cheese.
  5. Fold the egg and cook for 20 seconds more over low flame.
  6. Transfer it to a plate and garnish with cilantro.

3. Delicious Mango Shake

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Calories – 451; Serves – 2; Cooking Time – 10 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 cup mango
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup water
  • 6 Medjool dates
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • A handful of blueberries
  • A handful of hazelnuts
How To Prepare
  1. Toss in the mangoes, yogurt, hazelnuts, and dates into a blender.
  2. Add water and blend well.
  3. Transfer it to two glasses.
  4. Garnish with blueberries and hazelnuts.

4. Homemade Granola Breakfast

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Calories – 375; Serves – 1; Cooking Time – 40 mins

Ingredients To Make Granola At Home
  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup pepita
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup cashew nuts
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ½ cup Medjool dates and raisins, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
For A Quick Breakfast For Weight Gain
  • 10 tablespoons of homemade granola
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • ½ pear, chopped
  • A drizzle of honey (optional)
How To Prepare For Homemade Granola
  1. Mix all ingredients and spread on a baking tray.
  2. Bake for 40 minutes at 150 degrees Celsius or 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Cool it and crumble the granola. Store in a jar.
For A Quick Breakfast For Weight Gain
  1. Mix half a cup of yogurt with eight tablespoons of granola.
  2. Top it with chopped pear and a drizzle of honey.
  3. Mix and eat!

5. Cottage Cheese Pancake With Raspberry Jelly

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Calories – 464; Serves – 4; Cooking Time – 30 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup wheat flour
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • Raspberry jelly (according to taste)
How To Prepare
  1. Mix cottage cheese, wheat flour, coconut oil, eggs, milk, and honey in a bowl.
  2. Add butter to a skillet and a ladle of the pancake batter.
  3. Flip after 2 minutes.
  4. Serve hot with a dollop of Greek yogurt and raspberry jelly.

6. Full English Breakfast

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Calories – 576; Serves – 1; Cooking Time – 20 mins

Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 chicken sausages
  • 2-3 strips of bacon
  • 5-6 button mushrooms
  • ¼ cup baked beans
  • 1 whole wheat bread
  • A dollop of butter
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
How To Prepare
  1. Add butter to a skillet.
  2. Toss in the sausages, mushrooms, and bacon strips.
  3. Cook for 5-6 minutes.
  4. Transfer the sausages, mushrooms, and bacon strips to a plate.
  5. Crack open two eggs in the skillet and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the eggs.
  7. In the meanwhile, toast the bread.
  8. Transfer the eggs to the plate.
  9. Add some baked beans and toast.
  10. Your English breakfast is ready!

7. Quick Peanut Butter And Jam Sandwich

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Calories – 382; Serves – 1; Cooking Time – 5 mins

Ingredients
  • 2 whole bread slices
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon jam of your choice
How To Prepare
  1. Spread the peanut butter evenly on one bread slice.
  2. Spread the jam on the other slice of bread.
  3. Club them together and take a generous bite!

8. Vegan Protein Shake

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Calories – 529; Serves – 2; Cooking Time – 10 mins

Ingredients
  • 2 scoops vegan protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons almond powder
  • 1 tablespoon cashew powder
  • 2 cups soy milk
How To Prepare
  1. Toss all ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend well and transfer it to two glasses.

9. Tofu Scramble

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Calories – 293; Serves – 1; Cooking Time – 10 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 cup grated tofu
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • ½ medium-sized onion, chopped
  • 1 seeded green chili, chopped
  • 2 dollops of butter
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Cilantro for garnish
How To Prepare
  1. Add the butter to a pan.
  2. Toss in the onion and tomato.
  3. Cook for 5-6 minutes.
  4. Add in the grated tofu, green chilies, salt, and pepper.
  5. Stir and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Cover and cook for 2 minutes more.
  7. Garnish with cilantro before serving.

10. Avocado And Egg Sandwich

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Calories – 469; Serves – 1; Cooking Time – 5 mins

Ingredients
  • 2 slices of whole wheat bread
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cottage cheese, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • A handful of pepita
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of pepper
How To Prepare
  1. Boil the eggs.
  2. Toast the bread and spread mashed cottage cheese.
  3. Add avocado slices on top.
  4. Finally, place the boiled eggs on top.
  5. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and pepita.

There you have it – 10 yummy, delicious, and high-calorie breakfasts. Start your day with these and also don’t forget to do strength training. You will gain weight for sure. Cheers!

Expert’s Answers For Readers’ Questions

How does a healthy breakfast help you gain weight?

Healthy breakfasts contain protein (for muscle building), good carbs (for energy), and healthy fats (reduced inflammation and improved heart health). These are not just high-calorie foods; they are also nutrient-rich.

What to eat for breakfast to gain weight?

Consume a source of protein like eggs, mushrooms, chicken, tuna, beans, etc. Include whole grains like quinoa, barley, wheat, etc. Also, add in nuts, nut butter, whole milk, mango, banana, and protein powders.

What is the best breakfast for building muscle?

A breakfast loaded with a protein source is ideal for building lean muscle mass.

What should I drink in the morning to gain weight?

Drink a protein-loaded smoothie or shake that should also contain a good source of healthy fats to gain weight.

Do I need to work out to gain weight?

Yes, absolutely! Strength training or lifting weights is a great way to increase muscle mass and improve muscle tone.

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Charushila Biswas

Charushila Biswas is a Senior Content Writer and an ISSA Certified Fitness Nutritionist. She is an alumni of VIT University, Vellore and has worked on transgenic wheat as a part of her Masters dissertation from NRCPB (IARI), New Delhi. After completing her Masters, she developed a passion for nutrition and fitness, which are closely related to human psychology. And that prompted her to author a review article in 2015. She has written over 200 articles on Fitness and Nutrition. In her leisure time, Charushila loves to cook and enjoys mobile photography.