July 18, 2024

You’ll look forward to waking up to these dietitian-approved raspberry breakfast recipes.

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Beyond being delicious, raspberries are an antioxidant-rich food that can help fight inflammation. These berries can neutralize free radicals that damage healthy cells, says Justine Chan, MHSc, RD, CDE.

“Raspberries also contain a high level of anthocyanins, an anti-inflammatory compound that gives food their distinctive red, purple blueish coloring,” says Grace Hamrick, RD, a dietitian based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

​We tapped Chan and Hamrick to get their input on incorporating the mighty red berry into your a.m. meals. Below, find raspberry breakfast recipes that will keep you energized throughout the morning.

1. Raspberry Banana Bread

Each loaf has a handful of antioxidant-rich raspberries.

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  • 344 calories
  • 5 grams of protein

Banana isn’t the only fruit in banana bread. Raspberries make for a tasty pairing and this recipe has one pint of fresh raspberries. “A serving size is 1 cup of raspberries,” which provides around 65 calories, Hamrick says.

2. Raspberry Chia Pudding

Each serving keeps you full with 14 grams of protein.

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  • 378 calories
  • 14 grams of protein

If you’re looking to load your morning with an antioxidant and fiber-rich meal, this raspberry chia pudding has you covered. Each serving has 378 calories and 14 grams of protein. Nestled in between the layers of chia is a raspberry compote. You can add more whole raspberries as a topping.

3. Raspberry Yogurt Toast

Greek yogurt and raspberries offer a good source of antioxidants and protein.

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  • 354 calories
  • 18 grams of protein

Toast makes for a quick breakfast option, and this one only takes 10 minutes to prep. Each slice combines Greek yogurt, cinnamon, a hint of maple syrup and a handful of raspberries.

4. High-Protein Brownie Batter Overnight Oats

These oats blend raspberries, chocolate, hemp seeds and Greek yogurt.

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  • 312 calories
  • 16 grams of protein

You can incorporate more protein into your diet with this high-protein overnight oats recipe that boasts 16 grams of protein. While some overnight oats don’t offer much in the flavor department, this one tastes just like brownies. It’s like having dessert for breakfast.

5. Raspberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

Satisfy your sweet tooth with raspberry cheesecake overnight oats.

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  • 295 calories
  • 9 grams of protein

If you’re craving cheesecake but don’t want the extra calories, try these lightened-up overnight oats instead. The blend of cream cheese, Greek yogurt and oats give the dish its cheesecake-like consistency, and the raspberries add a hint of sweetness. Unlike your go-to diner’s cheesecake, this option is only 295 calories and has 9 grams of protein per serving.

6. Chocolate Chunk Raspberry Granola

This recipe consists of organic oats, shredded coconut, chocolate and raspberries.

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  • 211 calories
  • 1 gram of protein

Eating cereal can become a regular thing with how delicious this chocolate chunk raspberry granola is. The recipe consists of organic oats, shredded coconut and cacao powder. It also calls for freeze-dried raspberries, which minimizes food spoilage, Chan says.

This vegan, three-ingredient jam is ready in about 10 minutes.

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  • 33 calories
  • 1 gram of protein

Jams tend to be high in sugar content but this option is added sugar-free. To make the concoction, mix raspberries, chia seeds, vanilla extract and lemon zest and spread over a piece of sprouted toast when done.

8. Berry Protein Smoothie

This easy-to-make smoothie has 13 grams of satiating protein thanks to protein powder and almond butter.

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  • 191 calories
  • 13 grams of protein

This rich red smoothie relies on frozen mixed berries. Buying raspberries frozen can “maximize its vitamin and antioxidant potential,” Chan says. “Frozen fruit is generally picked at peak ripeness and does not have to undergo blanching like vegetables, which can result in vitamin losses.”

9. Whole-Wheat Pancakes With Raspberries

Top your pancakes with a handful of raspberries, which are best enjoyed raw.

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  • 109 calories
  • 4 grams of protein

At 109 calories and 4 grams of protein per serving, this whole-wheat pancake recipe makes for a tasty and nutritious breakfast option. After you’re done cooking the cakes, you can top them off with whole raspberries, which are best eaten raw to retain their nutritional value, Chan says.

10. Hot Pink Chia Berry Smoothie

This chia berry smoothie is gluten-free, vegan, and paleo.

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  • 136 calories
  • 3 grams of protein

This luscious smoothie only requires four ingredients: strawberries, raspberries, a banana and chia seeds. Feel free to add a scoop of your favorite vegan protein powder for some extra satiating power.

11. Raspberry White Chocolate Energy Balls

Each serving contains 3 grams of protein for bite-sized fun.

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  • 96 calories
  • 3 grams of protein

If you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast option, give these raspberry energy balls a try. They’re loaded with protein and fiber, making them a nutritious on-the-go breakfast or afternoon snack option. Each ball is made of rolled oats, coconut, hemp seeds, white chocolate and freeze-dried raspberries.

12. Peanut Butter Cookie Baked Oatmeal

This protein-rich and calorie-dense meal will keep you energized all morning.

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  • 540 calories
  • 20 grams of protein

Filled with rolled oats, peanut butter and raspberries, this 540-calorie oatmeal will help sustain your energy throughout the morning. Beyond being uncomplicated to make, this recipe can be prepped the night before so you don’t have to skip breakfast the next morning.

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