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21 Keto Diet Breakfast Ideas to Liven Up Your Morning

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As the ole saying goes, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” This statement definitely has some truth to it (unless you’re practicing intermittent fasting). The way you start your morning can set the entire tone for your day. So why not start off on the right foot with one of these 21 keto diet breakfast ideas?

We’re rounding up creative keto recipes to help you figure out your ketogenic breakfast menu. These breakfast recipes just go to show that you can reinvent traditional carb-heavy breakfast dishes like bagels, biscuits, sandwiches, oatmeal, cereal, waffles, pancakes, and beyond to enjoy a healthy, low-carb start to your day — without compromising on flavor.

21 Keto Diet Breakfast Ideas to Liven Up Your Morning

1. Easy Keto Everything Bagels Recipe

The average bagel has 48 grams of carbs… not exactly what you’d call low-carb. [1] But these keto everything bagels are a whole other ball game. They’re made with eggs, cheese, and seasonings — and contain only five grams of carbs. They’re not your typical bagels by any means, but they just may satisfy the craving.

Calories: 218 | Total Fat: 16g | Protein: 14g | Total Carbs: 5g | Fiber: 0g | Net Carbs: 5g

2. Crispy Cinnamon Almond Flour Keto Waffles

The perfect waffle is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside… and these cinnamon almond flour waffles get that just right. With clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg, this recipe also offers subtle autumn flavors that take these waffles to the next level.

3. Peanut Butter Keto Low Carb Smoothie with Almond Milk

A keto breakfast shake can be a great way to control your fat grams for the day, because you can easily add high-fat ingredients until you reach your quota, or you can take out ingredients to lighten your smoothie. This peanut butter low-carb smoothie incorporates almond milk and avocado for its creamy fat content.

Calories: 332 | Total Fat: 28.5g | Protein: 10.2g | Total Carbs: 15g | Fiber: 9g | Net Carbs: 6g

4. Keto Breakfast Burrito

You don’t need a tortilla wrap to enjoy a breakfast burrito. Skip the carb-heavy wrap and use scrambled eggs for your burrito wrap instead! Fill your burrito with bacon, cheese, sour cream, and avocado — or any fillings of your liking. Voilà! You have yourself a keto breakfast.

Photo Credit: Low Carb with Jennifer

5. Low-Carb Breakfast Casserole

We love casseroles for make-ahead meals for the weekdays when your schedule feels just a little bit too hectic to make a full breakfast before the day gets started. This keto breakfast casserole includes eggs, mushrooms, cheese, spinach, and bacon for a flavorful start to the day.

Calories: 389 | Total Fat: 29g | Protein: 26g | Total Carbs: 4.9g | Fiber: 0.6g | Net Carbs: 4.3g

6. Keto Cereal

Consider cereal for a moment… Yep, it doesn’t seem quite keto, but keto breakfast cereal does exist. You may just have to make it at home. This keto cereal recipe incorporates almonds, walnuts, coconut flakes, sesame seeds, flax seeds, and chia seeds that make you rethink what you original thought of as “cereal.” This breakfast is jam-packed with nutrients and is sure to satisfy your crunchy craving.

7. Mouthwatering Keto French Toast

Make your own keto bread, dip it in an egg mixture, fry it in a pan, and top with sugar-free maple syrup for keto french toast. The best part about this particular recipe is that with a microwave, you can have your bread cooked in 90 seconds... Making bread doesn’t have to be hard!

Calories: 352 | Total Fat: 30g | Protein: 12g | Total Carbs: 6g | Fiber: 2g | Net Carbs: 4g

Photo Credit: Joy Filled Eats

8. Coffee Cake Muffins

Say hello to the perfect keto breakfast muffins to enjoy alongside your cup of keto coffee. The classic crumb top and soft yellow cake of these cinnamon coffee cake muffins feels like a decedent and indulgent start to the day — without actually cheating on your ketogenic diet.

Calories: 222 | Total Fat: 18g | Protein: 7g | Total Carbs: 9g | Fiber: 4g | Net Carbs: 5g

9. Ham and Egg Cups

Easy, quick, portable, three-ingredient keto breakfast recipe… Yes, please. These ham and egg cups are super easy to pull together on weekday mornings, and they’re sure to please the whole family. Feeling adventurous one morning? Try out additional toppings like green onions, bell peppers, and/or mushrooms. 

Calories: 240 | Total Fat: 16g | Protein: 21g | Total Carbs: 4g | Fiber: 1g | Net Carbs: 3g

10. Keto Oatmeal

Wondering, “Can you eat oatmeal on the keto diet?” Traditional oatmeal is out of the question, since one cup cooked contains about 23 grams net carbs. [2] You can, however, combine flaked coconut, hemp seeds, coconut milk, coconut flour, and water to have pseudo-oatmeal on the keto diet.

11. Keto Breakfast Pepper Rings Recipe

Dicing up bell pepper and scrambling it with your eggs or adding it to your omelete may be the more popular ways to enjoy the bell pepper/egg combo, but these pepper rings add a creative flair to the traditional breakfast — with the same great taste you know and love. Add in cheese and breakfast sausage, and you have yourself a complete keto breakfast!

Calories: 483 | Total Fat: 40g | Protein: 25g | Total Carbs: 6g | Fiber: 1g | Net Carbs: 5g

12. Crispy Keto Corned Beef Hash with Radishes

Cauliflower is most keto dieters’ go-to potato replacement, but there are actually a number of healthy, low-carb alternatives. Radishes are one of them! This root vegetable gives a unique twist to a classic and delicious dish — with less than two grams of net carbs.

Calories: 252 | Total Fat: 16g | Protein: 23g | Net Carbs: 1.5g

13. Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Crepes

Feeling extra indulgent? These Paleo chocolate almond butter crepes are rich, creamy, and soft for a decedent breakfast dish sure to please. We like splurging on these crepes on special occasions, but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy them whenever the craving strikes. They’re full of healthy fats and only have three grams of net carbs.

Calories: 217 | Total Fat: 20.6g | Protein: 6g | Total Carbs: 4g | Fiber: 1g | Net Carbs: 3g

14. Keto Stuffed Breakfast Biscuits

This biscuit dough is made out of cream cheese, mozzarella, eggs, and almond flour. Enjoy fluffy biscuits, lots of cheese, and flavorful sausage all in one with this simple, quick, and easy keto breakfast recipe.

15. Keto Sausage and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Thought you needed bread to enjoy a breakfast sandwich? Think again. This keto sausage and egg sandwich uses eggs shaped in a mason jar lid to hold it together. Although, we know from personal experience you could also flip this sandwich inside out and use the sausage to hold the sandwich together as well.

You can reduce the fat and calories of this recipe by reducing the amount of generous mayo, butter, and cheese it originally calls for.

Calories: 880 | Total Fat: 82g | Protein: 32g | Total Carbs: 8g | Fiber: 2g | Net Carbs: 6g

Photo Credit: Little Pine

16. Keto Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are a true superfood. They’re high in fiber, magnesium, manganese, antioxidants, and more. [3] One of the best ways to enjoy these small but mighty nutrient powerhouses is chia pudding… and you can make it in a number of different low-carb ways. Take strawberries and cream, chocolate coconut, and PB&J for example.

Calories: 159 | Total Fat: 10g | Protein: 5g | Total Carbs: 13g | Fiber: 10g | Net Carbs: 3g

17. Low-Carb Keto Pancakes

The hardest part about getting gluten-free, low-carb pancakes just right is the texture, for sure. You don’t want them too dense, stiff, dry, or crumbly. You want your pancakes to be fluffy. No questions asked. With just the right combination of eggs, cream cheese, almond flour, baking powder, and water, this recipe delivers just that. 

Calories: 391 | Total Fat: 33g | Protein: 14.9g | Total Carbs: 7.8g | Fiber: 3.6g | Net Carbs: 4.2g

18. Low-Carb Baked Eggs

You’re probably used to cooking your eggs on the stove, but have you ever tried baking them? This recipe gives eggs just the makeover they need to revitalize your morning routine, while keeping the classic ingredients you already love.

Calories: 498 | Total Fat: 35g | Protein: 41g | Total Carbs: 2g | Fiber: 0g | Net Carbs: 2g

19. Keto Cauliflower Hash Browns

Does the keto diet have you missing hash browns with your breakfast? Cauliflower, the ultimate versatile low-carb veggies, makes hash browns possible even when you’re watching your carb count. In fact, this recipe contains only 1.7 grams of net carbs, leaving you lots of wiggle room left over for the rest of your meals.

Calories: 118 | Total Fat: 8.2g | Protein: 8.8g | Total Carbs: 3g | Fiber: 1.3g | Net Carbs: 1.7g

20. Bacon and Egg Fat Bombs

Thought fat bombs were just a great keto snack option? Think again! This keto fat bomb recipe will make you look at them in a whole new light. Eggs, mayonnaise, bacon, and ghee roll all up into one to create these fat bombs to start your day off right — full of healthy fats.

Calories: 185 | Total Fat: 18.4g | Protein: 5g | Total Carbs: 0.2g | Fiber: 0g | Net Carbs: 0.2g

21. Classic Blueberry Scones

Ah, the classic blueberry scone — perfect with your morning cup of coffee. These baked goods will feel just like your pre-keto days (minus all of the gluten and carbs). Pair these scones with a keto coffee for the ultimate breakfast full of nutritious, energy-boosting fats.

Calories: 153 | Total Fat: 12.15 | Protein: 5.55g | Total Carbs: 7.21g | Fiber: 3.06g | Net Carbs: 4.15g

Final Thoughts

While it’s easy to fall into an egg-and-bacon rut when eating breakfast on the keto diet, the number of keto diet breakfast ideas are almost limitless (these are just some of our favorites). Try one new recipe this week to add some variety into your keto diet meal plan and get re-excited about the high-fat, low-carb diet. Having fun and trying new recipes are what make dieting sustainable and fun!

Resources

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167533/nutrients
  2. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171662/nutrients
  3. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-health-benefits-of-chia-seeds/

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