The 16 Best Ketogenic Breakfast Ideas
Looking for inspiration when it comes to keto breakfast meals?
Well, you’ve come to the right place.
Breakfast plays a critical role, as you need to start your day off with essential nutrients in order to perform your best, both physically and mentally.
And when you’re on the keto diet, your main focus should be foods that are high in fat, low in carbs and have moderate amounts of protein.
When you do this, you are helping your body transition into ketosis, where you body burns fat, both from food and from the fat stored in your body, in order to create energy.
Below we’ve compiled 16 healthy ketogenic breakfast ideas to help you power through your day.
1. Keto Scramble with Sausage
Delivered by Ketoned Bodies, this is an easy, keto breakfast on-the-go that you can heat up at home or in the office breakroom. Made with soft scrambled organic eggs, sausage, red peppers, and cheddar cheese, this dish also comes with broccoli hash, giving you fat, fiber and 22 grams of protein. Best of all, the eggs are chalk full of flavor with rosemary extract, black pepper, sea salt and paprika.
2. Tapioca Crepes
This is a great universal crepe that can work with either sweet or savory fillings. From Mark’s Daily Apple, this recipe turns into a keto option if you choose to fill it with scrambled eggs, avocados or shredded keto-friendly meats. Prep time is 20 minutes, but you can easily make a bunch and eat throughout the week, interchanging the fillings.
3. Sausage Breakfast Sandwich
If you’re looking for creative keto diet breakfast ideas, why not try the keto equivalent of the breakfast sandwich? In Hey Keto Mama’s recipe, the seasoned sausage patties are used as the bread, and best of all, can keep your sandwich intact. All of the ingredients — sausage patties, eggs, sharp cheese, cream cheese, and avocado — are high in fat and will help keep you full throughout your morning.
4. Baked Egg Avocado Boats
For avocado aficionados out there, this Delish recipe is a 10 minute meal prep and 20 minute cook time that will give you the high fat needed to power throughout your day. Garnished with bacon bits, salt, fresh ground black pepper, and chopped chives, it will also satisfy your savory breakfast cravings. Additionally, this is a good breakfast for those on the paleo diet.
5. Quick Keto Coffee
This is a reliable option for those who are not huge breakfast eaters and would rather fast during the morning hours. This coffee recipe contains high fat ingredients, including grass fed butter and coconut oil, which will help your body stay in ketosis, even if you don’t have a huge high fat breakfast. Plus, the caffeine can help give you the boost of energy you need for the day.
6. Hazelnut, Feta, and Rosemary Frittata
Take your frittata skills to the next level with Slim Palate’s hazelnut, feta, and rosemary frittata. Packed with ingredients that are high fat and moderate in protein, this frittata dish is very nutrient dense — perfect for keto dieters. This option is great to make on the weekends and then enjoy throughout the week.
7. Low Carb Oatmeal
If you want a more hearty breakfast that doesn’t include eggs or bacon, try an oat-free oatmeal recipe from Healthy Sweet Eats. You’ll still get moderate amounts of protein and fiber, along with fewer carbs. You can even add low carb toppings, such as blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, shredded unsweetened coconut, or peach to your keto oatmeal. Just be sure to check their nutritional content, as these fruits vary in carb levels.
8. Cauliflower Toast
Here is another Delish keto recipe that replaces bread for something that will help you maintain ketosis. Cauliflower only has 2.9 grams of net carbs in 1 cup, making it the perfect amount of carbs to begin your day. The toast is also made with egg and cheddar cheese, helping you get your high fat for the morning. Salt, garlic powder, and black pepper are added for flavor.
Once you’ve cooked your cauliflower toast, you can add a variety of high fat toppings, such as mashed avocado, fried egg or bacon, lettuce and tomato.
9. Keto Pancakes
Who knew that pancakes were even an option while on a keto? This Delish recipe only takes 15 minutes to make and uses 5 ingredients, including keto-friendly almond flour, cream cheese, eggs, lemon zest, and butter (topping). The result? Fluffy pancakes with a hint of lemon flavoring.
10. Ground Beef, Eggs and Avocado Breakfast Bowl
Similar to something you might have for lunch or dinner, these high fat ingredients are one way to help give you the extra energy you need to power through your day. From The Healthy Foodie, this recipe is very savory, with paprika seasoned ground beef, scrambled eggs, sliced avocado and olives. Once cooked and placed in a bowl, add a couple splashes of Sriracha for an extra kick.
11. Pork Belly with Sweet Potatoes and Fried Eggs
From Mark’s Daily Apple, this dish may have a longer prep and cook time (3-4 hours) but the results are worth it. The pork belly provides ample taste and fat, as well as the sweet potatoes, flavored with smoked paprika and drenched in the fried egg yolk. The nutrient dense fried egg completes the dish, keeping you full and energized.
12. Caprese Omelet
This Wellness Mama recipe is similar to a caprese salad, but with eggs to make it more keto friendly and provide better amounts of protein. It only takes 15 minutes to cook and includes garlic powder, salt, pepper, basil leaves and olive oil for taste. For a 2 egg caprese omelet, it’s packed with 14.1 grams of protein, 33.2 grams of fat, and only 4.5 grams of carbs.
13. Breakfast Pizza Quiche
This pizza quiche is packed full of nutrients, with eggs, coconut milk, mushrooms, red peppers, pepperoni, and green onions that will help you maintain ketosis. Plus, this savory dish is full of flavors, with the recipe calling for garlic powder, onion powder, oregano,m and a tiny amount of pizza sauce.
14. Waffle Iron Sweet Potato Hash Browns
Though you can cook your breakfast sweet potatoes on a skillet, Mark’s Daily Apple suggests a waffle iron, as it can cook your shredded sweet potatoes into tender and crispy hash browns. The recipe is simple, only calling for three ingredients – sweet potatoes, kosher salt, and butter to grease the iron — and will take about 15 minutes to prep and cook. This recipe works best for waffle irons that have a temperature gauge.
15. Blueberry Muffins
For those that enjoy a sweet breakfast, this recipe from My Mommy Style is a great low carb, keto option that still tastes like a treat. How? By using almond or coconut flour, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and stevia, along with the blueberries. What makes it keto friendly is the 4 eggs and ½ cup heavy whipping cream. It only takes about 15 minutes to prep and another 25 minutes to cook — and before you know it you’ll be biting into a fluffy and delicious blueberry muffin!
16. Cinnamon Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie
From Paleo Flourish, this on-the-go smoothie is not only easy to make, but can give you the high fat you need while on keto and satisfy your sweet tooth. The recipe includes coconut milk, avocado, MCT oil or coconut oil — all perfect for the keto diet — as well as unsweetened cacao powder, cinnamon powder, vanilla extract and Stevia for flavor. Blend the ingredients together and you’re set to run out the door and start your day more energized.
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