Keys to the Keto Diet Breakfast
Keto breakfast recipes to make your mouth water
If you're trying a ketogenic diet, you need to be satisfied with every meal of the day. The best eating plan is one that works for you and is sustainable for your lifestyle, one that leaves you satiated and nourished.
While there are different perspectives and approaches to breakfast, it is commonly held that eating something nutritious shortly after waking boosts your energy and aids your metabolism.
A helpful guide
With keto's emphasis on delicious, healthy fats, your low-carb breakfast can dazzle the tastebuds and satisfy your cravings.
In this blog, discover the best keto breakfast recipes - there's sure to be something that makes you eager to leap out of bed, whether you're eating something quick before work or enjoying a luxurious lazy weekend brunch.
Principles of keto breakfast
Like with all other keto meals in a day, the focus of these recipes is being low-carb and high-fat, with a moderate amount of protein. Balanced correctly, these dishes will have the same macros as your other keto meals: 70% fat, 25% protein, >5% carbs.
Luckily, common breakfast ingredients lend themselves to what is keto diet friendly. Eggs, cream cheese, bacon, butter, keto pancakes/waffles - you don't have to give up the all-stars of the diner.
Even vegetarians and vegans can eat great keto breakfasts, as the recipes will demonstrate.
A vegetarian-friendly Brussel sprouts with a Balsamic glaze:
Tender chicken breast strips paired with a vibrant Piccata sauce made with garlic, capers, and a hint of lemon.
Some of these delicious dishes were created by Kevin's team, but we can't pretend to have every great recipe! We've pulled the best and brightest from a variety of sources. On this list, you'll find
- Egg dishes
- Cakes and pastries
- Veggie breakfasts
- and more!
Some of these recipes have been created with keto in mind from the start. Others take carb-heavy favorites and reimagine them with low-carb sweeteners or other substitutes. There's a bite for absolutely everyone, so let's dive in.
Keto breakfast recipes
Start your day off right with these satisfying breakfast options.
Egg Foo Young
A play on a Chinese dish, these egg "pancakes" can be loaded with tons of delicious ingredients!
Stuff them with spinach, scallions, ham, chicken, or so many other things! By using cassava or coconut flour, this dish is virtually carb-free.
This dish is made to utilize your leftovers, so get creative with your additions.
Prefer drinking your breakfast? This smoothie is full of nutrients and great fats from avocado and fruit. Exceedingly easy to make, this smoothie is a perfect keto breakfast option.
It's also an easy way to make a breakfast that's both keto friendly and consistent with paleo diet foods & foods in the paleo diet.
Try swapping ingredients or adding others, like almond milk!
Hint: find low-carb peanut butter for a tasty twist.
Craving something sweet? These waffles are a great example of how, with a bit of creativity, high-carb favorites can be brought into the keto diet.
The secret is cream cheese is the mix and a low-carb sweetener like monk fruit to top it off. You don't need carbs for a delicious breakfast!
Check out our roasted garlic chicken, suitable for breakfast:
A scrumptious entrée that will soon become a family favorite -- tender chicken breast strips paired with a vibrant cream sauce made with roasted garlic, coconut milk, and a hint of lemon.
Roasted Garlic Chicken
Loaded breakfast taco bowls
These make-ahead bowls are built around a bed of cauliflower rice, with scrambled eggs, avocado, and tomato rounding out a versatile and savory concoction.
Chaffles (that's a cheese waffle)
Keto breakfast ideas are full of creativity, and this one continues to prove that. With only two ingredients, egg and cheese, these couldn't be easier to make.
Use cheddar cheese, mozzarella, or any other preferred cheese for a delicious low-carb breakfast!
Instant Pot hard "boiled" eggs
This one requires an Instant Pot, but if you have the appliance then this option will quickly become a favorite!
The Instant Pot makes cooking the eggs easier than ever, and this recipe comes with great recommendations for topping the cooked egg; so-called "lazy devils" with guacamole, veggies, and cheese.
Store a batch of these in the fridge for no-effort meal prep.
This robust vegan smoothie makes great use of the avocado and coconut milk base and rounds it out with some surprising ingredients (turmeric, anyone?).
The depth of flavor in this smoothie is sure to impress.
Almond flour keto crepes
Love crepes? Us, too. With these, you don't have to feel guilty about the surplus carbs; almond flour makes these perfect for a ketogenic diet.
Fluffy scrambled eggs with goat cheese
A dish as pure and simple as it is delicious. This technique for scrambled eggs is sure to delight you.
For the peckish: Try putting the eggs on a slice of keto bread!
With these recipes, you'll be making irresistible breakfasts and brunches in no time. It's never been easier to eat keto without sacrificing any of the flavors you love!