Start your morning with a tasty and filling breakfast without compromising your ketogenic diet. Keto breakfasts don’t have to mean eating something boring and unsatisfying.
And to make your dieting journey more interesting, I’ve listed out these amazing breakfast ideas. These 41 recipes are fun and delicious ways to have a keto breakfast loaded with flavors and nutrients.
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Quick and Easy Keto Breakfast Ideas
In a hurry? Want your keto breakfast to be ready in minutes? That can be a challenge. But I’ve got you covered with these fantastic breakfast recipes that are keto-friendly, quick, and easy to make. Especially for those mornings when you’re feeling lazy or just don’t have time to cook a big breakfast.
Keto chia seed pudding is the perfect low-carb, delicious, easy-to-make breakfast idea you can prepare the night before. It takes minutes to make, and you can enjoy it for breakfast the next morning.
You can make a classic chia pudding with just four simple ingredients: chia seeds, almond milk, monk fruit sweetener, and vanilla extract. Or add fun variations like cocoa powder, blueberries, homemade peanut butter, or walnuts.
60 seconds to prep, 90 seconds in the microwave, and four simple ingredients are all you need to make the perfect keto muffins. Made using almond flour, butter, eggs, and baking powder, this recipe works like magic.
You can make it savory by adding salt, pepper, cheese, bacon, and sausages. Or you can make it sweet by adding sweetener, nuts, berries, cocoa nibs, or any other ingredient.
Burrata, yum! Omelet, yum! Avocado salad, still yummy! Now imagine all three of them on your breakfast plate with the added goodness of spinach. This is what a dream breakfast looks like.
And the best part? It only takes 15 minutes to make. This means you can enjoy this scrumptious low-carb breakfast even on a busy morning before work.
Recipes for a More Substantial Breakfast
Your first meal of the day is what fuels your body all morning. It’s what keeps your energy levels high and your mind productive. An ideal substantial breakfast for a keto diet follower should be heavy, filling, low in carbs, high in fats, and protein-rich. Here are my top picks!
Omelets are a great breakfast option on their own. But they can be really boring sometimes. This twist of adding a bacon and avocado filling brightens it up.
This breakfast omelet is low-carb, dairy-free, and gluten-free. The avocado adds a nice and smooth richness to the omelet, while the bacon adds a chewy yet crispy texture with its own kind of fatty goodness.
This recipe hits two spots. First, it is a keto-style sushi without the rice and seaweed. Second, it is a bagel without the excess carbs. It makes for a light yet filling breakfast or snack.
It has thin slices of smoked salmon generously filled with cream cheese and fresh dill. You can add texture and freshness with cucumber, avocado, lemon zest, and black and white sesame seeds.
For busy mornings when you don’t have the time to stand at the stove and make pancakes or individual portions, this sausage and veggie casserole is perfect.
All you have to do is take a sheet pan and add some sliced sausages and slices of low-carb keto veggies like zucchini, onions, and tomatoes. Season it with salt, pepper, and any spices you like. Toss it in the oven while you go about your morning routine.
These egg muffins are a great low-carb, low-effort, hands-off breakfast option for particularly busy mornings.
These spinach and goat cheese egg muffins are an easy, tasty, on-the-go breakfast. Mix some eggs, veggies, bacon bits, sausages, and cheese. Ladle this mixture into a muffin tray. Then, let it bake while you focus on other tasks.
Zero cooking time and 5 simple ingredients are all you need to make these easy, delicious, low-carb, and filling keto salmon smoke bombs.
In a bowl, mix smoked salmon, cream cheese, chopped onions, and capers. Shape them into balls and coat them in everything bagel seasoning. And you’re done. It hardly takes a few minutes to make, but tastes like a million bucks.
Start your day with an amazing high-protein, low-carb breakfast. This is a taco where the shell is made of lip-smackingly crispy bacon. It is then filled with scrambled eggs, shredded cheese, fresh avocado, and your favorite hot sauce. You can also top it with some homemade salsa to add a kick of freshness.
Vegetarian and Vegan Keto Breakfast Ideas
Following a keto diet as a vegan or vegetarian can get tough at times, especially when you run errands on a busy schedule every morning. But that shouldn’t keep you from having healthy keto meals without compromising on taste or nutrients. You can choose from various options like smoothies, scrambles, and parfaits.
Scrambled tofu is an excellent breakfast option for vegans or vegetarians who follow a keto diet. It is low-carb, packed with protein, and contains colors and textures.
Tofu scramble with vegetables can be made in less than 15 minutes. All you have to do is saute your favorite veggies, add crumbled tofu and vegan butter, then mix in your favorite spices. And you’re done.
Vegan Keto smoothie is probably the quickest breakfast option ever. It’s easy, fun, and has unlimited variations for you to try.
You can make a classic green smoothie with avocado, cucumber, coconut milk, spinach, and monk fruit sweetener. Or go for something sweeter with chia seeds, peanut butter, vegan protein powder, and dairy-free milk. Both options are delicious and quick to make.
If you’re not a savory breakfast kind of person, this recipe is for you. It is essentially a yogurt parfait with your favorite nuts and berries.
To add a keto-twist, in a bowl or glass, add a layer of coconut yogurt, followed by berries, sugar-free maple syrup, and nuts. Then, repeat the layers. You can also add 85% dark chocolate, cocoa powder, peanut butter, or chia seeds for variations.
Low Carb Breakfast Drinks
Finding the perfect low-carb drinks in your favorite coffee shop can be difficult. They’re either rich in carbs, bad in taste, or way out of your budget. So what? You can always make these easy, budget-friendly, and amazing keto-friendly drinks at home, whether it’s your favorite pink drink, coffee creamer, or protein shake.
You can make the best keto coffee creamer at home. It’s low-carb, sugar-free, and can be made in various flavors.
With 10 minutes of your time and 3 simple ingredients, you can enjoy a ketogenic creamer in your morning coffee. You can also make flavor variations like vanilla, hazelnut, pumpkin spice, chocolate, and caramel.
This keto bulletproof coffee is rich, very simple to make, and tastes ultra-satisfying. This tastes better than any low-carb coffee you can order at any coffee shop. You may even start preferring it over regular coffee.
You only need butter, MCT oil, coffee, and unsweetened almond milk. And you can make this keto coffee in 2 minutes.
This low-carb keto protein shake is easy to make, and you only need 6 ingredients: your favorite berries, collagen protein powder, your favorite dairy-free milk, sugar-free simple syrup, MCT oil powder, and lemon juice.
This protein shake is quick, delicious, low-carb, and great on the go. You can also customize it depending on the flavors you like.
This smoothie is quick to make and packed with healthy ingredients. It is made with almond milk, greek yogurt, low-carb vanilla protein powder, MCT oil, walnuts, and honey.
It’s a protein-rich smoothie that tastes fantastic and is filled with good fats, making it a great breakfast to start your day with.
If you’re tired of giving your money to Starbucks for their pink drink, this recipe is for you. It’s cheap, quick, and easy to make.
You only need five ingredients to make this fruity, creamy, and no-sugar drink. The original one is loaded with sugar and carbs, but this one isn’t. You can make it with passion tea teabags, strawberries, coconut cream, monk fruit sweetener, and vanilla extract.
There’s nothing like starting your day with a healthy, creamy, chocolaty peanut butter smoothie. You can make it in 5 minutes using 5 simple ingredients.
It’s a perfect smoothie recipe for a ketogenic lifestyle. In a blender, mix peanut butter, cocoa powder, heavy cream, almond milk, and monk fruit sweetener. And you’re done.
On days when you feel like having something rich, chocolaty, and indulgent without compromising on your diet, this shake is the right choice. This protein shake is packed with natural protein without any protein powder.
It uses chia seeds and hemp seeds, which are balanced by the smooth, chocolaty goodness of almond milk, cocoa powder, and almond butter.
Keto Meal Prep for Breakfast
Making breakfast from scratch on a busy morning can be a hassle. But I don’t want you to end up having bland scrambled eggs just to maintain your keto diet. Instead, you can do a little meal prep in advance. This will have you fully equipped for a delicious breakfast on a working morning, too!
Oatmeal doesn’t have to look glugy, boring, and plain. It can be tasty, fun, and appealing. Make a classic, creamy, smooth oatmeal, and add whatever you like.
Give it some freshness with blueberries, raspberries, or lemon zest. Add some crunchy texture with walnuts, pecans, or any other nuts. Make it rich with peanut butter or your favorite nut butter. The possibilities are endless.
21. Keto Yogurt
Keto yogurt is a basic yet classic recipe you should know how to make. It can be a foundation for many other recipes ranging from breakfast and dinner to a quick snack.
You can make a creamy and smooth low-carb keto yogurt with a regular dairy or coconut base. Use to make breakfast parfaits, smoothies, salad dressings, marinades, etc.
A busy routine shouldn’t keep you from having nutritious and filling keto meals. This low-carb breakfast sandwich is the ultimate recipe for meal prep and freezer storage if you find it difficult to prepare breakfast on weekdays.
This keto breakfast sandwich has layers of eggs, sausages, and cheese sandwiched between two light and fluffy layers of pancake.
Following a keto diet doesn’t mean missing out on the joy of eating bread. This protein bread turns out light, fluffy, and super filling.
This simple gluten-free bread is made with almond flour and is full of protein without excessive carbs.
Keto Breakfast Ideas With Eggs
Having eggs is a great way of fulfilling your nutritional requirement of a keto diet. And eggs scream breakfast. But that doesn’t mean you have to make it boring and repetitive. You can instead choose from various options like easy-boiled eggs, quiche, frittatas, muffins, etc.
24. Egg Muffin Cups
Keto egg muffin cups are perfect for busy morning breakfasts, quick school lunches, and on-the-go snacks. You can easily master the basic recipe, which uses eggs, salt, and pepper.
You can then make multiple variations like ham and cheese, buffalo chicken, spinach and mushrooms, tomato, spinach and mozzarella. Or whatever veggies or flavorings you like.
Eggs are a powerhouse of nourishment and a great breakfast option. The quickest way to consume eggs for breakfast is having hard-boiled eggs.
You can simply peel the hard-boiled eggs and have them or use them as a filling for keto tacos, make a quick egg salad, or go a little extra and make pretty-looking fancy deviled eggs.
26. Cloud Eggs
Also known as puffed eggs or egg cloud, it is a low-carb egg dish where the egg whites are whipped, aerated, and baked in the oven.
You can have them with simple salt and pepper seasoning or top them with fresh parsley, crispy bacon bits, and parmesan cheese. You’ll thank me for this recipe later.
If you start your day with a broccoli cheddar quiche for breakfast, what more can you ask for? It has a keto crust made using almond flour. It is filled with an egg mixture and sauteed broccoli.
This recipe keto quiche is perfect for those lazy weekend breakfasts and brunches when you crave something cozy and comforting.
This is a low-carb keto frittata recipe that is simple to make. It is loaded with fresh veggies, protein-rich eggs, and ooey-gooey cheese.
It’s a quick breakfast option without compromising on taste and flavor. You can saute the vegetables, prepare the egg mixture, and let it sit in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
Making a healthy yet delicious keto-friendly breakfast for the whole family can be a hassle sometimes. And it gets worse if you have some overnight guests and a busy morning schedule.
This sheet pan sausage and egg breakfast bake is the solution. It is a casserole loaded with cheese, sausages, and eggs. It’s a very hands-off recipe, especially to feed a crowd.
Sunny side-up eggs cooked inside bell pepper rings make for a fun and cheesy breakfast recipe, especially if you’re trying to feed kids.
An egg breakfast is one of the most nutritious ways to start your day. But having regular-looking eggs can get boring. So, this is a fun and colorful way to add a twist.
This recipe is delicious and easy to make. Soft scrambled eggs with wilted spinach, melty gruyere cheese, and salty crispy bacon bits.
It’s naturally low in carbs and makes for a great stuffing in keto taco shells, lettuce leaves, or on its own. These scrambled eggs are a great breakfast option when you’re short on time.
If you’re a fan of Starbucks egg bites, this recipe is for you. What’s better is you can make these bites at home, and it’s cheaper than buying them.
This copycat recipe is keto-friendly, budget-friendly, and very tasty. With salt, crunchy bacon, and creamy Gruyere cheese, these egg bites are very flavorful.
Sweet Keto Breakfast Recipes
If you’re not a savory breakfast person, that shouldn’t stop you from following a keto lifestyle. It is a misconception that keto breakfasts can’t be sweet. But the reality is that there are endless sweet keto breakfast options like crepes, chaffles, muffins, waffles, cinnamon rolls, and the list goes on.
This keto, low-carb granola is loaded with nuts and seeds. The cereal is grain-free, sugar-free, very crunchy, and tasty.
It has a light sweetness from the vanilla, crunchiness from almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and a slight toasty flavor from the butter. It’s a riot of texture and flavor.
Eating keto crepes with almond flour almost feels too good to be true. It’s like having dessert for breakfast. The best part is you can stuff them with your favorite savory or sugar-free fillings.
These thin and light keto crepes are made with almond flour, cream cheese, and eggs. You can make them fresh or prepare them in advance and store them in the refrigerator for busier mornings.
35. Chaffle Recipe
Chaffles or cheese waffles are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. You can make chaffles within minutes using simple ingredients.
They’re low-carb, gluten-free, quick, easy, and very delicious. You can make variations like pizza-style, garlic parmesan, jalapeno pepper, spinach, and mushrooms.
Blueberry muffins with your morning cup of coffee sound perfect. Don’t they? Now imagine this but within your keto diet.
You can make coffee with your homemade keto creamer and enjoy it with these super-moist almond flour muffins straight from the oven. These muffins are quick and easy to make, even on busy or lazy mornings.
Keto pancakes are quick, easy, fluffy, and delicious. You can make the keto pancakes without any unnecessary carbs. You can enjoy these pancakes for breakfast or as a snack, too!
You can make them with almond flour or coconut flour, depending on your preference. A stack of these pancakes with a generous drizzle of sugar-free maple syrup is mouth-watering to even write about.
38. Keto Waffles
Keto waffles are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and they take only 15 minutes to make. They are made using almond flour and simple ingredients like eggs, butter, baking powder, and almond milk.
You can enjoy them with butter and fresh berries. Or even make a variation like chocolate chip, or lemon blueberry, or banana and walnut.
This low-carb keto banana bread is moist and soft. It is made with bananas, almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, mon fruit sweetener, and butter.
It turns out rich and satisfying without any excessive calories and sugar. You only need 15 minutes of prep time, and the oven will do the rest. You can enjoy it with a cup of hot coffee or tea.
Keto cinnamon rolls are unbelievably tasty and can be ready in 20 minutes. Without any yeast, they turn out nice and fluffy on the inside without any excessive sweetness.
They’re a fabulous low-carb breakfast. The almond flour used guarantees fluffy and light cinnamon rolls with a light and smooth cream cheese frosting.
A keto breakfast does not have to be boring scrambled eggs, nor do you have to compromise on taste and flavor. You can make a lot of breakfast dishes that are easy and quick yet low-carb, high-fat, and protein-rich.
From egg muffins to vegan scrambled tofu to protein shakes, quiches, and bulletproof coffee. Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, savory breakfast lover, or even a sweet breakfast lover, there’s a delicious and keto-friendly option for everyone.