Stick to your low-carb diet using these 25+ easy keto breakfast ideas. Each one is full of flavor and quick to make, so you never have to compromise!
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, and when I’m watching my carbs, it’s even more important that I take the time to have a real, high-quality breakfast.
I’m not going to lie. It isn’t always easy to come up with good breakfasts that fit the mold of a keto diet. So, since I’ve spent a lot of time coming up with keto lunches, keto dinners, and keto snacks, I figured I might as well attempt to round up my best keto breakfast recipes!
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What is a typical keto breakfast?
Contrary to popular belief, a LOT of popular breakfast dishes are naturally keto-friendly or can easily be made keto with a few simple swaps. A basic keto breakfast just needs to be low in carbs and high in protein and healthy fats, with selective use of fresh fruit and low-carb veggies.
Personally, I find I often prefer low-carb breakfasts over traditional ones. Here’s why:
- Super satisfying. Using healthy fats and richly-flavored proteins leaves me feeling like I don’t have to compromise, which is a big deal when it comes to sticking to any diet.
- Doesn’t weigh you down. Carb-heavy breakfasts may taste great, but I find they often leave me groggy and hangry in a matter of hours.
- And keeps you full. Keto breakfasts tend to be protein-heavy, which is perfect for breakfast when I need energy to start my day. Too many carbs and the crash in my blood sugar leave me ravenous by lunchtime.
Keto classic breakfast ideas
These handful of recipes are staples in my house, and soon they will be in yours, too! Think everything from classic breakfast staples like hash browns and eggs to more creative dishes like sous vide egg bites.
- Keto hash browns– Perhaps my favorite delivery method for potatoes, these hash browns are crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle. Plus, they lock in at just 3 grams of carbs per serving.
- Keto quiche– One of my favorite brunch dishes, bar none. Opt for a low-carb pie crust, or make it frittata-style and skip the crust altogether.
- Keto breakfast casserole– This all-in-one casserole is made with fluffy eggs, vegetables, savory sausage, gooey cheddar cheese, and a few secret ingredients. Trust me, you won’t even miss the carbs.
- Keto avocado toast– Using my homemade low-carb bread and creamy avocado, all that’s missing is an over-easy egg!
- Keto oatmeal– Yes, that’s right, being keto doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to oatmeal! Granted, it’s made with a combination of flax seeds, hemp seeds, and chia seeds, but it’s just as hearty and filling as traditional oatmeal.
- Sous vide egg bites– Easily incorporate these light and cheesy egg muffins into your weekly meal prep. Keep them simple with egg and cream cheese, or dress them with bacon, spinach, or mushrooms. The sky’s the limit.
Keto desserts for breakfast
Desserts are a staple to my diet, and I could never stay on keto if I couldn’t indulge in my favorite treats. Each of these sweet breakfast recipes is made with low-carb ingredient swaps, but they taste as good as ever.
- Keto donuts– Arguably the best sweet breakfast treat, these keto-approved donuts are made without yeast or refined sugar. Keep them plain, add fruit or spices, or drizzle on a sugar-free glaze.
- Keto breakfast muffins– Rich, chewy chocolate muffins studded with raspberries. Made without flour or added sugar, they’re seriously addictive!
- Keto breakfast cookies– These thick, soft, and fiber-packed cookies come together in under 25 minutes and make the perfect grab-and-go breakfast.
- Keto blueberry muffins– These muffins are light and fluffy, with the perfect crumb and delicate blueberry flavor.
- Keto crepes– Made with a delicate blend of almond flour, cream cheese, and eggs, these crepes turn out light and buttery soft. Enjoy them sweet or savory with endless filling combinations.
Keto pancakes, waffles, and breads
For those mornings when you’re craving a big stack of buttery pancakes, I have some good news. These keto recipes are decadent and full of flavor, but with half the carbs.
- Keto blueberry bread– Made in one bowl with just 3 grams of net carbs per serving, this moist and crumbly bread is one of my family’s favorites.
- Keto protein pancakes– Even on a keto diet, it can be hard to squeeze in adequate protein. That’s where these pillowy pancakes come in. Just one pancake has over 11 grams of protein and 4 grams of net carbs! You can also just make my classic keto pancakes.
- Keto pumpkin pancakes– If you’re a diehard pumpkin lover like me, you’ll fall in love with these lightly spiced, fluffy pancakes.
- Keto waffles– Crispy on the outside and buttery soft in the middle, just as any good waffle should be. Plus, they’re naturally gluten-free and easy to make vegan.
- Keto English muffins– I make these for my family every week, and even those of us not on a keto diet can’t resist. I like to turn them into breakfast sandwiches with over-medium eggs and crispy air fryer bacon.
- Keto French toast– Made with keto bread soaked in egg and cinnamon and pan-fried until caramelized, this is one of my personal favorites.
- Keto banana bread– As soon as I jumped on the keto train, banana bread was one of the first recipes I had to re-create. Of course, there are no bananas, but the flavor and texture are just as divine.
Keto drinks and smoothies
We don’t always have time for a sit-down breakfast, so having a quick grab-and-go drink recipe on hand is key. Each of these recipes comes together with simple, easily customizable ingredients, plus some handy pieces of kitchen equipment.
- Protein coffee– One of my current obsessions. Made with just a few ingredients and your favorite protein powder, this easy-drinking coffee is packed with 11 grams of protein.
- Keto smoothie– Made with 3 ingredients in under a minute, this light and fruity smoothie recipe comes in at just 2 grams of net carbs.
- Keto peanut butter smoothie– Creamy, sweet, and layered with peanut butter and chocolate flavor. It’s deceptively healthy for how rich it is– like all good smoothies should be.
- Keto acai bowl– Acai puree blended with keto yogurt and frozen strawberries. I like to top mine with a little keto granola to make it a well-balanced breakfast.
- Keto chia pudding– Thick, creamy, and surprisingly filling, it’s one of my favorite make-ahead breakfast recipes.
- Keto juice– I love freshly squeezed juice as much as the next person, but unfortunately, most juice bars don’t offer keto-friendly juices. So, I made my own with celery, orange, and sugar-free simple syrup.
Frequently Asked Questions
Scrambled eggs are a fantastic, keto friendly breakfast option. It’s full of protein and healthy fats, especially if it’s made with extra heavy cream and butter.
Bacon and eggs are a wonderful combination to eat on a keto diet, provided they don’t have any added ingredients that have hidden carbs. Be careful when choosing which bacon to eat, as some have added sugar and/or maple syrup.
There are plenty of keto breakfast recipes that aren’t eggs. In fact, except for the recipe shared in this post, none of the other recipes use eggs as their starring role.
25+ Best Keto Breakfasts
- In a small bowl, whisk the almond flour, allulose, and baking powder. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs.
- Combine the ingredients, then whisk in the cream cheese.
- Grease a non-stick pan and place it over medium heat. Once hot, add scant 1/4 cup portions of the pancake mix. Cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Serve immediately.
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