When you follow a keto diet, the number one rule is that you must keep your daily carbohydrate intake low—below 50 grams per day. In practice, that means minimizing or eliminating grain-based foods and foods with added sugar. Your typical bread, bagels, pastries, breakfast cereal, pancakes, waffles, biscuits, and muffins are all off the table (no pun intended).
At first blush, then, it might seem like there is nothing left to eat in the morning. Au contraire! In fact, breakfast is one of the easiest meals to eat when you’re keto. Eggs, veggies, meat, and cheese are all totally keto-friendly options that you can combine into a variety of delectable breakfast dishes. Berries and plain, full-fat yogurt also fit the bill. You can even use low-carb flour and sugar substitutes to reinvent some of those old favorites if you’re so inclined.
A low-carb breakfast with plenty of healthy, satiating protein and fat is how you start your day off on the right foot. Here are 15 keto breakfast recipes to get you going!
15 Keto Breakfast Recipes
These recipes all feature eggs, one of the quintessential Primal and keto breakfast foods. For egg-free (or not-egg-centric) options, scroll down.
1. Mark’s Big-ass Omelet
One of Mark’s top three meals of all time (along with Big-ass Salads and a good steak). This recipe is infinitely customizable with your choice of meat, vegetables, and cheese.
2. Keto Egg Bake
This breakfast casserole is great for making ahead. It’s like a baked omelet!
3. Pork Debris
Don’t be turned off by the name. You’ll fall in love with this uber-easy dish featuring crispy leftover shredded pork topped with a fried egg.
4. Keto Egg Wraps
Skip the tortillas. These collard green wraps make for the perfect keto-friendly portable breakfast.
5. Sous Vide Egg Bites
Did you know your favorite coffee shop egg bites probably contain seed oils and other non-Primal ingredients? This copycat recipe only has the good stuff.
6. Mini Breakfast Meatloaves
Our take on a Scotch egg.
7. Keto Waffle Breakfast Sandwich
Think you can’t have breakfast sandwiches on keto? Think again!
Keto Breakfast… Without Eggs!?
Sure, eggs are easy, nutritious, and affordable, but maybe you’re allergic. Or—and we didn’t believe this when we first heard it—apparently some folks don’t want to eat eggs every day? No problem. Besides last night’s leftovers, which are always a fine option, here are a couple keto breakfast ideas, no eggs required.
8. Hemp Cauliflower Oats
These are on the slightly higher end of the carb spectrum with 20 grams of carbs, but 9 grams are fiber. Hemp cauliflower oats are a great pre- or post-workout keto breakfast when you don’t mind a few extra carbs.
9. Chia Flax Hot Pudding
Make this one keto-friendly by choosing a low-carb sweetener: stevia or Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel.
The following recipes do contain eggs, but they aren’t the main focus:
10. Bacon Pancakes
Enjoy these with a side of sliced avocado – yum!
11. Keto Blueberry Muffins
You won’t believe these muffins are keto when you taste them, but each one contains only 7 grams of carbs (4 grams net)!
12. Cheesy Keto Biscuits
These make a fantastic savory side for any keto breakfast or brunch, or use these as the foundation of a keto breakfast sandwich. Just add a sausage patty and cheese.
Keto Breakfast Beverages
13. Primal Egg Coffee
Don’t knock it till you try it. Once you try adding an egg to your coffee, you’ll forget all about butter coffee—although you can always add butter, MCT oil, or coconut oil to this recipe if you’re so inclined. Swap out the sugar for stevia or monk fruit to drop the carbs even more.
14. Primal Egg Coffee Frappe
15. Bone Broth Latte
If you aren’t already drinking bone broth regularly, it’s time to get on board. Here’s how to amp up a mug of plain bone broth to deliver even more healthy fats and flavor.
Looking for even MORE low-carb breakfast recipes? Check out the recipe archives on Mark’s Daily Apple!