Breakfast Tacos | High-Protein Breakfast Ideas

Time to spice up your brunch game.

These incredible breakfast tacos from Niall Kirkland are the perfect way to kick-start your day with a little heat and a whole lot of flavour.

Each delicious mini tortilla is stacked with sizzling sausage meat, seasoned veg, scrambled egg, slices of avo, a sprinkle of cheese and a drizzle of hot sauce — if you’re brave enough. Pretty sensational, right?

Once you have these mastered, you’ll be known as the brunch king of your group, no doubt about it.

Makes 10


  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 4 sausages (deskinned)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 pepper (diced)
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic granules
  • A pinch of chilli powder
  • 4 eggs (beaten and seasoned)
  • 2 spring onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 medium avocado (sliced)
  • 30g cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 50g salsa
  • Mini tortillas

To serve:

  • Hot sauce
  • Coriander


  1. Heat the coconut oil in a pan on a medium heat and add your deskinned sausages. As they fry, break them up with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  2. Once cooked, add your onion and pepper and continue frying until the veg has softened.
  3. Add the cumin, paprika, garlic and chilli powder and season well.
  4. Continue to cook for 5 minutes until the sausage meat and veg has soaked up the spices, then remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Heat another tablespoon of coconut oil in a non-stick pan and add your eggs. Cook for a couple of minutes, stirring constantly, then add your spring onions, give it a final stir and remove from heat.
  6. Time to make your tacos! Niall’s built his with the sausage & veg mix first, then egg, then avocado, then cheese, followed by salsa, a drizzle of hot sauce, and a sprinkle of coriander. Breakfast is served!

Nutritional info per taco:

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
189 10.3g 15.2g 13g


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Lauren Dawes

Lauren Dawes

Writer and expert

Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class. On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin. Find out more about Lauren’s experience here: