Finding breakfast ideas suitable to the keto diet can be difficult. Here is an assortment of delicious keto breakfast suggestions featuring sweet and savory favorites to get your day underway right.
Experience all of the flavor of a classic bagel with schmear without all of the carbs! This recipe uses high-fat dairy alternatives to give your morning start off right!
1. Keto Bacon and Avocado Scramble
Vegetables are essential in any diet, and especially keto. Start your day off right with this tasty vegetable-packed breakfast that is full of flavor!
An irresistibly delicious keto brunch recipe, this egg and vegetable dish will have you forgetting it’s low carb. Simple to prepare with lots of flavor from both vegetables and eggs!
If you crave the taste and texture of an old-school bagel with cream cheese spread on it, this keto breakfast recipe might just do the trick. Made using all-natural ingredients that provide density and chewiness similar to real bagel varieties while remaining nutritiously keto friendly.
Frittatas make meal prep simple with their wide array of proteins, cheese and vegetables all packed into one delicious meal – an ideal choice for busy mornings!
A delicious low-carb smoothie bowl alternative, this keto version forgoes fruit in favor of thick and creamy coconut yogurt and fiber-rich chia seeds (plus optional stevia). Topped off with crunchy coconut flakes, cacao nibs and goji berries this is sure to become one of your new breakfast favorites! Vegan and gluten-free this bright breakfast won’t last long!
2. Keto Cauliflower Scramble
This breakfast is low-carb, high protein and full of flavor! Traditional scrambled eggs get an upgrade thanks to cauliflower adding fiber and antioxidants – you’ll feel full until lunch! Plus it only takes minutes to make!
This low carb and high protein breakfast is the perfect way to start off a weekend brunch or relaxing day at home. Easy to prepare ahead, this dish can either be enjoyed cold or warmed up quickly in the microwave on busy mornings.
This delicious keto overnight oats variation offers low carbs and loads of protein! Additionally, this dairy- and grain-free dish can easily be customized by topping it off with keto-friendly items like berries, coconut flakes or hemp seeds for optimal enjoyment!
Nothing beats the thrill of enjoying a delicious sunny side-up egg on top of nutrient-rich vegetables for breakfast on Keto! From garlicky mushrooms and spinach wilting in buttery olive oil, to Middle Eastern classic shakshuka, these Keto breakfast ideas will keep your macros under control!
3. Keto Caesar Salad
Although salad may seem like an uninspiring diet meal, salad can actually make for the ideal keto breakfast meal. Salads offer you greens while simultaneously increasing protein and fat consumption; additionally they’re an excellent alternative if you prefer not eating eggs in the morning!
Keto Caesar salads are an irresistibly flavorful low-carb twist on the classic recipe, using romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese and baked chicken as its base instead of croutons and opting for an easy homemade Keto caesar dressing recipe with just 6 net carbohydrates per serving (including almond flour crumbs).
Make Your Own Salad Dressing is a fantastic way to save money and ensure the ingredients are fresh and nutritious, unlike store bought salad dressings which may contain added sugar and preservatives. Plus it takes much less time than purchasing it from stores – plus it tastes much better too!
This recipe is also an ideal way to introduce children to cooking. They’ll love feeling involved and tasting what they created at the end of it all!
4. Keto Chia Pudding
This keto chia pudding makes an easy breakfast, snack or dessert! Perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert; easily made ahead and kept chilled, it keeps for several days in the fridge. Also great if you don’t like eggs as its preparation only requires minimal ingredients!
This recipe is dairy-, vegan-, and sugar-free with just 4 net carbs per serving, making it quick and easy to make! Sweeteners or flavorings can easily be added for personalization; or the pudding can even be blended after sitting a bit to give a more smoothie-like consistency.
Keto Chia Pudding is an incredibly adaptable dessert, and can be customized with many delicious and nutritious toppings such as berries, nuts, chocolate chips or granola; plus it pairs nicely with plain or flavored coconut yogurt dollop; other stir in options include chia seeds.
Ingredients for delicious keto chia pudding can all be found within your pantry or refrigerator. Simply combine milk, chia seeds and any additional flavorings or sweeteners you desire before allowing the mixture to sit; gradually, the chia seeds will absorb liquid from its surrounding environment, thickening up over time into pudding-like consistency.
5. Keto Sour Cream Yogurt
No matter if it’s breakfast on-the-go or a creamy snack, this keto sour cream yogurt recipe is quick and delicious. With just two ingredients likely already present in your refrigerator, this keto treat provides all of the nutrition and taste of yogurt without all of its carbohydrates!
Make a Keto sour cream yogurt using two key ingredients – sour cream and heavy whipping cream. Although fat-free sour cream may be fine to use, full-fat versions are best to ensure minimal carb count as fat-free versions may contain added sugars and high-fructose corn starch that may increase blood glucose levels while contributing to chronic inflammation.
Always opt for whole milk plain yogurt over its nonfat or low-fat varieties, which tend to contain more carbohydrates. Whole milk plain yogurt features natural ingredients and is typically less processed. Look for brands such as Chobani which offers keto-friendly flavors while only offering 7 grams of net carbs per six-oz container.
If you want something sweeter, consider adding sugar-free Jello. You can find it at any store; for optimal results, opt for unsweetened brands made with natural colorings and sweeteners like Stevia.
6. Keto Apple Cider Lemonade
Keto lemonade differs from regular versions in that only three ingredients are needed, including cane sugar instead of the more sugary monk fruit sweetener, making this diabetes friendly drink just as enjoyable! The primary change here is substituting monk fruit sweetener for cane sugar; which measures 1:1 and tastes exactly like its real counterpart!
This keto lemonade recipe is the ideal thirst-quencher this summer! So refreshing and easy to put together in just minutes! For added flair, garnish your drink with slices of fresh lemon.
Oatmeal may not be ideal for the keto diet due to their carb-heavy profile. But this keto smoothie recipe provides an ideal alternative; easily customizable, vegan and gluten free! Plus it’s packed with protein from non-dairy milk as well as chia and hemp seeds, with the latter two providing even more energy until lunch time arrives!
Scrambled eggs make an easy keto breakfast choice, but they can quickly become boring over time. Give this traditional meal an exciting new spin by creating Indian-style egg bhurji (also known as menemen). Eggs cook in an aromatic tomato-onion masala made up of tomatoes and subtle spices for an exotic breakfast that packs plenty of flavor. Enjoy it along with some steam vegetables for the ideal balanced keto meal in less than 10 minutes!