Entering into a ketogenic diet means swapping out high-carb, high-sugar meals for those that contain less carbohydrates and higher amounts of fat – something which can make breakfast particularly tricky. But here are 35 delicious keto recipes which offer tasty solutions while staying within your macro range!
This tasty overnight oats variation makes an easy breakfast with just 2 net grams of net carbs in each serving!
1. Keto Overnight Oats
Keto Overnight Oats make for a delicious and convenient breakfast that you can prepare ahead of time, featuring only 2 grams of carbs per serving! They make for an easy keto breakfast recipe you can whip up quickly in no time at all.
This recipe features hemp hearts as an innovative substitution to traditional rolled oats for breakfast. Hemp hearts are created from seeds of the hemp plant (a type of cannabis plant but without THC), providing an excellent source of protein, fiber and healthy fats. Alongside hemp hearts this keto recipe also requires chia seeds and coconut milk.
Make this delicious low-carb oatmeal by combining all of the ingredients in a bowl or mason jar and covering. Place in the refrigerator for at least four hours so it has time to thicken, before stirring well upon awakening and topping with low-carb add-ins of your choice.
Topping options include fresh strawberries, sugar-free white chocolate, chopped pecans or any of your other favourite ingredients. If desired, xanthan gum can also be added for thickening purposes – enjoy!
2. Keto Chicken Caesar Salad
Salads are a staple of the keto diet, and this Keto Chicken Caesar Salad will quickly become your new go-to recipe. Packed full of lean proteins and delicious homemade keto Caesar salad dressing, you’ll feel good eating this salad!
Make this delicious home-cooked meal easily for lunch or dinner – or pack it to work or school for later consumption, provided it is wrapped tightly with plastic wrap or beeswax paper to avoid it getting soggy.
Make your salad even more interesting by changing up the ingredients to meet your preferences: try switching out lettuce for arugula or mixed greens; use leftover chicken, shrimp, salmon, or pan-cooked shrimp as protein sources; or try rotisserie chicken! For an added flair of flavor, consider including garlic crisps or cloves of garlic as extra toppings; both can be prepared up to one day ahead of time so as to retain their texture and not lose their appeal.
If anchovy fillets don’t appeal to you, this simple recipe can be made quickly in minutes with homemade Caesar dressing that will have you feeling great! A great way to start the day, plus any leftovers can be stored for a few days in the fridge!
3. Keto Chaffles
Keto Chaffles have quickly become the latest trend on social media and make an excellent way to kick start a high-fat, low-carb diet! These cheese waffles can be customized with both sweet and savory fillings for the ultimate customized keto breakfast experience!
Make these delicious keto chaffles by whisking eggs and shredding your desired cheese into a bowl, pouring the mixture onto a waffle iron, and cooking until golden-brown and crisp. Top these delectable treats off with fruit or go savory by topping with sauteed spinach, diced avocado and crumbled feta – or go the savory route and top them with sauteed spinach, diced avocado and crumbled feta.
This delicious low carb chaffle recipe only needs two ingredients and takes under 10 minutes to prepare! Perfect as an easy, keto make-ahead breakfast on busy weekday mornings! Make extra chaffles and freeze them so they are always available as quick, convenient healthy snack on-the-go!
For extra crunchy chaffles, leave them in the waffle iron for several more seconds. Alternately, toast them on medium-low heat in a skillet for 2-3 minutes or in the microwave until fully heated through.
These Keto chaffles are sweet yet nutritious breakfast treats perfect for kids on a low-carb diet! Much easier to make than pancakes and with endless topping possibilities – your pickiest eaters will surely love these delectable Keto breakfast delights!
4. Keto Bacon-Avocado Scramble
With a ketogenic diet, your morning meals are sure to be packed with nutritious fats like eggs, avocados, cheese, bacon and other meats – such as scrambled or poached eggs that can even be made into an omelet with avocado and bacon added for extra deliciousness!
Scrambled eggs are an easy, tasty and nutritious addition to any breakfast table, and when combined with avocado they become even more so! Their combination of rich fats from avocado and salty bacon offers both hunger satisfaction and energy to power through your day ahead.
A ketogenic diet is an effective weight-loss plan that emphasizes eating patterns rich in fats and low in carbs, with eggs serving as one of the main food options for this eating pattern. They contain naturally low-carb levels while being packed full of essential nutrients like choline, lutein, folate and B vitamins – making eggs one of the best sources of protein in this plan.
This delicious egg recipe is the ideal breakfast choice for people following a ketogenic diet. Quick and simple to prepare, its satisfying textures will please every palate while providing you with your morning vegetables servings! Not to mention it contains tons of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats along with added potassium which can help prevent dehydration during exercise or sports activity.
5. Keto Bagel with Schmear
Many keto dieters miss the chewy texture of bakery bagels, but this easy-to-make recipe makes them possible again. These low carb bagels are created using almond flour, baking powder and xanthan gum to create their light yet dense crumb that mimics that of traditional bagels. Perfect for breakfast with sweet or savory spreads such as sugar-free jam, chia seeds or coconut butter (even peanut or almond butter would work great!) or as part of an exciting bagel sandwich featuring smoked salmon/lox with cucumbers/capers!
Breakfast casserole is an easy, hearty option that packs loads of protein for any time of day, making it an excellent addition to a keto diet plan. Simply prepare and enjoy! Additionally, it features lots of different vegetables for extra vitamins and nutrients!
This keto breakfast taco or burrito is the ideal way to stay on keto long term. Packed with nutrients and easily prepped ahead, this Mexican-style breakfast hash features lower-carb veggies such as radishes, bell peppers, zucchini and kale along with lean proteins like chorizo for added flavor and protein – or you could switch it out for lean chicken, turkey or beef depending on your macro needs. To find out if it fits within your macro limits consult with a registered dietitian beforehand.
6. Keto Yogurt
Yogurt can make for a tasty and easy-to-prepare breakfast or snack that fits right into a keto diet, yet choosing and making keto yogurt properly requires knowledge. Here’s our guide on choosing and creating the ideal keto yogurt!
At first, aim to select natural yogurt that isn’t sweetened with added sugars or juice concentrates. Furthermore, aim to find one with less than 10 carbs per serving and high protein levels; Two Good yogurt has a low net carb count and comes in various flavors while Siggi’s skyr yogurt offers similar benefits with reduced carbohydrates but more protein.
To add sweetness and texture to your keto yogurt, you can use maple syrup or stevia powder in small quantities, along with nuts or seeds for texture and flavor. Both these toppings contain healthy fats which contribute to keeping you feeling full for an extended period.
Throw some berries in yogurt for a delectable breakfast or snack that’s packed with antioxidants and can help you stay full for longer. Top your yogurt off with some healthy fats from almonds or even sprinkle in some chia seeds to add an extra dose of fiber, vitamins, and minerals!