The keto diet is all the rage these days, but meal planning on the keto diet can be a bit challenging, particularly for those who are just getting started with keto. Breakfast can be especially difficult as many of the usual go-tos are now off-limits, such as toast, bagels, English muffins, and the like.
Fortunately, there are tons of delicious keto recipes for every meal of the day, from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to keto appetizers and even keto desserts. And, there are plenty of traditional breakfast foods that are keto-friendly, such as keto-friendly fruits, eggs, bacon, and more. Want a quick keto breakfast you can enjoy on the go? Consider a bundle of Revol Snax bites and nut butters. With perfectly snackable bites in several amazing flavors plus two nut butter varieties you can use in your favorite recipes, it’s a win-win for keto dieters or anyone looking to reduce their carb intake.
For more delicious keto breakfast ideas you might want to try, we put out a call for ideas and curated responses below. (Note: Edible Arrangements® is not endorsing any of the companies or ideas discussed below, but we asked for suggestions to get some different perspectives.) Keep reading to find out what the contributors who responded to our query had to say about their favorite keto breakfast ideas.
Rosie is the founder of Kitchen Appliance Answer. They write about kitchen, food, and cooking.
“Here are my top 3 favorite keto-friendly breakfast ideas:
1. Keto Cereal
Make a big batch of this granola to have for breakfast throughout the week. It’s easy to make, perfectly crunchy, and full of flavors.
To make this recipe, you will need to preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a large, rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
Mix almonds, walnuts, coconut flakes, sesame seeds, flax seeds, and chia seeds. Stir in cloves, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt. You can swap almonds and walnuts for your favorite nuts and seeds. For example, I would recommend pistachios, pecans, or pumpkin seeds.
Beat egg white until frothy, then stir into granola. Add coconut oil and stir again. Pour the granola onto your baking sheet, then spread it into an even layer, making sure not to pack it tightly so that air can still get in between granola pieces.
Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown, stirring halfway through cooking. Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
2. Bell Pepper Eggs
Up your egg game by making these colorful pepper eggs. These are perfect for breakfast or even a snack in between meals.
To make this recipe, prepare a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Grease the skillet with cooking spray, then place a bell pepper ring in the skillet. Sauté for two minutes. Flip the ring, then crack an egg into the center of each bell pepper ring. Add salt and pepper, then cook for two to four minutes.
3. Chocolate Keto Protein Shake
This chocolate protein shake tastes just like fudge and is sure to energize your mornings.
To make this recipe, you need to prepare the protein shake first. Mix 3/4 c almond milk, 2 tbsp. almond butter, 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 tbsp. keto-friendly sugar, 1 tbsp. chia seeds, 2 tbsp. hemp seeds, 1/2 tbsp. pure vanilla extract, pinch kosher salts, and 2-3 ice cubes in a blender, then blend until smooth.
Pour into a glass and garnish with extra chia and hemp seeds.”
Alicia is the Founder of Dink Cuisine.
“My favorite keto breakfast is a Blackberry Cheesecake Smoothie.
Serves 2 / Prep Time: 10 minutes
Blackberries might not be your first choice of berry, but perhaps that should change. Blackberries are extremely rich in fiber (about five grams in two-thirds of a cup) as well as vitamins C and K. Blackberry seeds are also a good source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. Because of the health benefits of the seeds and other berry components, whole berries are preferable to smooth strained purée for your recipes.
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2/3 cup cream cheese
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 1/2 cup shredded fresh baby spinach
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tablespoon granulated erythritol
- Combine the almond milk, cream cheese, blackberries, spinach, protein powder, and erythritol in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into 2 glasses and serve immediately.
ADDITIONAL TIP: This is not an overly sweet smoothie. The blackberries add a certain tartness, so drinking a large amount won’t be overwhelming. You could use this entire recipe as one serving and enjoy a quick 754-calorie meal.
PER SERVING: Calories: 377; Total Fat: 29g; Total Carbohydrates: 10g; Net Carbs: 5g; Fiber: 5g; Protein: 19g; Erythritol Carbs: 6g”
Jessica Randhawa is the head chef, recipe creator, photographer, and writer behind The Forked Spoon. She creates delicious family-friendly recipes that anyone can make.
“Using an air fryer to cook bacon is easily my most favorite keto breakfast recipe ever!
Crispy, delicious, and ready in about 10 minutes, learn how to cook your favorite bacon in your air fryer with just a few simple steps.”
Jeff Hong is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist RDN, startup enthusiast, blogger, and the chief product manager at Yanre Strength.
“Numerous individuals who follow a keto diet (low-carb diet) battle with breakfast. Some are occupied toward the beginning of the day, while others just don’t feel hungry toward the beginning of the day.
Despite the fact that skipping breakfast works for a few, some people may feel and perform better with a sound breakfast. In the event that that is the situation for you, it’s essential to begin your day with something nutritious.
To make these keto breakfast ideas more beneficial, skip the handled meat and replace it with another high-protein food.
- Eggs and Vegetables Fried in Coconut Oil
Fixings: Coconut oil, Carrots, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Green beans, Eggs, Spinach, Flavors
2. Skillet-Baked Eggs with Spinach, Yogurt, and Chili Oil
Fixings: Greek yogurt, Garlic, Spread, Olive oil, Leek, Scallion, Spinach, Lemon juice, Eggs, Stew powder
3. Cowhand Breakfast Skillet
Fixings: Breakfast hotdog, Yams, Eggs, Avocado, Cilantro, Hot sauce, Crude cheddar (discretionary), Salt, Pepper
4. Bacon and Eggs in a Different Way
Fixings: Full-fat cream cheddar, Dried thyme, Eggs, Bacon
5. Appetizing, Flourless Egg-and-Cottage-Cheese Breakfast Muffins
Fixings: Eggs, Green onion, Hemp seeds, Almond dinner, Curds, Parmesan cheddar, preparing powder, Flaxseed dinner, Yeast drops, Salt, Spike preparing
6. Cream Cheese Pancakes
Fixings: Cream cheddar, Eggs, Stevia, Cinnamon
7. Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Crustless Quiche
Fixings: Mushrooms Garlic, Solidified spinach, Eggs, Milk, Feta cheddar, Ground parmesan, Mozzarella, Salt, Pepper
8. Paleo Sausage Egg ‘McMuffin’
Fixings: Ghee, Pork breakfast frankfurter, Eggs, Salt, Dark pepper, Guacamole
9. Coconut Chia Pudding
Fixings: Chia seeds, Full-fat coconut milk, Nectar
10. Bacon and Eggs
Fixings: Bacon, Eggs
11. Bacon, Egg, Avocado, and Tomato Salad
Fixings: Bacon, Eggs, Avocado, Tomatoes
12. Avocado Stuffed with Smoked Salmon and Egg
Fixings: Avocados, Smoked salmon, Eggs, Salt, Dark pepper, Bean stew drops, New dill
13. Apple with Almond Butter
Fixings: Apple, Almond margarine
14. Frankfurter and Eggs to Go
Fixings: Frankfurter, Eggs, Green onion, Salt
15. Bacon Pancakes
Fixings: Bacon, Egg whites, Coconut flour, Gelatin, Unsalted margarine, Chives
16. Low-Carb, No-Egg Breakfast Bake
Fixings: Green and red ringer pepper, Olive oil, Spike preparing, Dark pepper, Turkey breakfast frankfurter, Mozzarella
17. Spinach, Goat Cheese, and Chorizo Omelet
Fixings: Chorizo, Sausage, Margarine, Eggs, Water, Goat cheddar, Spinach, Avocado, Salsa
18. Low-Carb Waffles
Fixings: Egg whites, Entire egg, Coconut flour, Milk, Heating powder, Stevia
Every last one of these low-carb morning meals is rich in protein and solid fats and should keep you feeling fulfilled and fiery for quite a long time. However, some people can benefit from a more beneficial, less handled protein source.
Another choice is to just cook more than you need at supper, and then heat it up and have it for breakfast the following morning.
There’s an endless variety of solid low-carb suppers, so you can find the perfect dish for breakfast, lunch, supper, or snacks.”
Laura Ritterman is the Owner of Recipe Fairy.
“Keto recipes can sometimes seem a bit strange and require you to buy ingredients you might not usually have on hand.
This is why I love making omelets as a delicious, easy, and cheap keto breakfast.
Omelets can be very versatile and still fit within the keto diet. My favorite omelet ingredients are shredded cheddar cheese, red bell pepper, finely chopped broccoli, mushrooms, and zucchini which I first fry in a pan. I then like to top it with fresh avocado and homemade basil pesto to give it a little extra flavor.
Omelets are packed with protein and keep you full for a long time. They can also be enjoyed by many people with dietary preferences, not just keto.”
Shane is the Director of Ecommerce at Oppenheimer Companies, Inc. and a competitive tennis player and gym rat trying to stay fit as he nears his 50s. Keto has provided him both weight management and physical/mental acuity to help him reach these goals.
“My favorite breakfast has always been a smoothie, so when I started doing keto that’s naturally what I gravitated towards.
I started by making my own at home but was frustrated by getting the right macros and ensuring I always had the right ingredients, so I started buying pre-packaged keto smoothies at Whole Foods. This worked perfectly for me – I could make it quick and easy at home or even just grab one on my way to the office and make it there. My favorite is this Keto Berry Smoothie.”
Ashley is the Grocery Addict. She’s here to share her best time-saving tips, money-saving tricks, and store-bought grocery hacks to make being the CFO (Chief Food Officer) of your family a little easier. All of her recipes are designed for real, busy people – like you! – who want to eat healthy, homemade food on a tight budget. She can’t wait to see you in the kitchen!
“Here are two of my favorite keto breakfast ideas:
These deliciously light and fluffy egg bites are the equivalent of mini restaurant-style frittatas that you can heat and eat throughout the week. Not only are they much cheaper than the sous vide egg bites at Starbucks, but they’re also endlessly versatile. Whip up a bunch this weekend with your Instant Pot and enjoy protein-packed breakfasts all week long.
Y’all. The season has arrived. You know the one I’m talking about. The one where I can indulge in all my super basic I-love-pumpkin-spice-everything bliss. It’s officially that season, and I couldn’t be happier. Make your own keto PSL at home for a healthier, keto friendly take on the season’s best.”
Melina loves to cook and bake and invent recipes that satisfy her craving for yumminess while also avoiding her many MANY allergies and intolerances. She recently started an allergy-friendly recipe and review site, The Cook and Chew Food Review, with her cousin (a celiac sufferer).
“When most people think of keto breakfast, they think eggs and meat, and they would not be wrong.
However, there are lots of things you can do to spice it up and make it less, well, monotonous. Here are my favorites:
1. Crustless keto quiche cups. (Try saying that 5 times fast) They’re made in cupcake tins so they are the perfect serving size. Add in veggies such as spinach or bell peppers and cheese, vegan cheese, or another choice. Sometimes when I want to be “fancy” I wrap them in bacon. Oh yeah.
2. Baked avocado eggs. Slice avocado in half lengthwise, remove the pit, crack an egg in the indentation left by the pit, and bake at 400° for 15 min or until the egg reaches your desired level of doneness. Sprinkle cheese or vegan cheese of your choice on top. Add red chili flakes, salt and pepper for a little pep. Total yum!”
Emily Appelbaum is a contributing writer at Family Destinations Guide. She loves to explore beach resorts and ski destinations together with her 12-year-old son.
“Chia Raspberry Pudding is just one of my favorite easy keto breakfast ideas, aside from the cheesy crispy eggs with sour cream and avocado. A few little raspberries, add some yogurt (any lowest carb yogurt is fine), a bit of stevia or any sweetener of your choice, some whipped cream, and some chia seeds are all you need. You can definitely have chia on keto; chia seeds are full of fiber that is so good for your body. Just mix it all together, and you’ve got yourself a good low-carb high-fat breakfast when you don’t feel like eggs.”
Andrei Kryssov is the founder of Modern Guitar Hub, a site containing articles for guitar players who have busy schedules. Understanding the importance of diet in performance, Andrei cycles between the keto and Bulletproof diets.
“Here are my three favorite keto breakfasts:
The first is Bulletproof coffee, a delicious beverage that I look forward to having in the morning. My recipe is 16 oz of coffee made in a French press. I then add cinnamon, ghee, MCT oil, and a bit of Cacao butter. I use a blender to blend it all together and get a rich latte-like foam at the top. It’s quick, easy, and delicious!
The second is soft-boiled eggs, avocado, and Celtic sea salt. I soft boil three eggs and put them in a bowl with half an avocado. I sprinkle some Celtic sea salt on the eggs. If I’m particularly hungry I’ll add sardines or anchovies. Pro tip: Keep your avocados in the fridge to slow down their ripening.
The third is simple keto oatmeal. I combine hemp seeds with collagen and chia seeds. I put that in a saucepan and add coconut milk. Cook that until it reaches an oatmeal consistency. I’ll also add cinnamon and ghee (or butter) while the mixture is cooking. After it’s ready I’ll add in almond butter and blueberries to finish it off.”
Kristine Thorndyke is the Founder of Test Prep Nerds.
“I LOVE adding canned sardines in olive oil for a quick kick of fat and proteins. One of my favorite keto dishes to make on the weekend is fisherman’s eggs. Here’s a quick rundown of how to prep this easy dish:
Heat olive oil and shallots in a cast iron pan. Add garlic and sardines (drained and chopped). Crack a few eggs over the mixture and bake in the oven at 375 degrees F for about 15 minutes. I top with whatever greens I have at the moment, like arugula or spinach.”
Lynda is the founder of Numlooker.com, a company for reverse phone number lookup.
“The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that offers more than just weight loss. It can be very helpful in managing blood sugar levels, as well as in reducing headaches and leg cramps. Below are some of my favorite keto breakfast ideas that keep me feeling energized all morning long.
Bacon and Eggs: Bacon and eggs is a great keto breakfast. It is high in protein and fat with minimal carbs, so it will keep me full for hours. Just fry up some bacon, scramble some eggs, and top it off with avocado or tomatoes.
Peanut Butter Cereal: It sounds strange, but peanut butter cereal is actually really good for keto breakfasts. You just mix some peanut butter with milk or water to form a paste-like substance then microwave it for about 45 seconds.
Another good option for breakfast is to mash some sweet potatoes with butter or coconut oil. Sprinkle cinnamon or nutmeg on the mashed potato too! Add in some egg whites (or egg substitute) for added protein.”
Anne Clark is the founder of My Kitchen Serenity, a food blog focused on serving the needs of busy moms who are looking for delicious meals for the family. Anne is a wife, mom, and grandmom who uses her experiences and rich Louisiana heritage to develop delicious recipes with a bit of southern
“My favorite keto breakfast idea is Keto Pancakes made with Coconut Flour.
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 4 large eggs
- ½ tablespoon sour cream
- 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 tablespoon half and half cream
- 1 tablespoon monk fruit
- 2 ½ tablespoon water
- Add all ingredients in a medium-size mixing bowl.
- Mix ingredients thoroughly with a whisk or hand mixer.
- Preheat non-stick skillet or griddle on medium heat.
- Add ¼ cup of batter for each pancake to your cooking surface.
- Once you see bubbles popping at the pancake surface, flip and cook the other side.
- Cooking on each side should be about 1 ½ minutes.
- Place cooked pancakes on a platter.”
Céline Bucher is the Founder of Keto Anywhere, helping people start and maintain a keto lifestyle wherever they go, when traveling, and when eating out! Keto Anywhere offers everything from shopping and fasting guides, to a world map of keto friendly places, to product reviews, and more.
“Egg bites are sure to be people-pleasers, whether you eat keto or not. While there are egg bite makers out there, silicone muffin cups will work just as well!
- Eggs – 1 makes 3-4 bites
- Heavy cream
- Fillings: bacon, cheese, zucchini, asparagus, tomatoes, mushrooms
- Prep your filling by dicing/cutting into small bits.
- Mix up eggs with a splash of heavy cream.
- Butter your cups or pre-heat your egg bite maker.
- Fill about half of the cups with egg.
- Add fillings.
- Bake for 10 minutes at 350F or until firm.
- Enjoy at home, school, work, picnic, games.
It’s great for non-keto or low-carb friends and family, too.
Here’s a video of me making these a while back.
- Keto friendly granola, cereal, or lupini flakes with full fat Greek yogurt or unsweetened almond milk
- Keep it simple with cheesy scrambled eggs and bacon
- Sweet muffins like keto blueberry muffins
- Keto friendly pancakes or waffles (using pre made keto mixes)
- Breakfast wraps using keto friendly tortilla
- Keto friendly toast with jam or nut spreads
- Meal replacement shakes”
Tara strives to make delicious food as easily as possible, without spending all day in the kitchen, and to answer the eternal question, What can we eat tonight? She shares her kitchen adventures at Simple Vegetarian Dishes in hope that she can make cooking a little more fun and enjoyable for others as well.
“My favorite keto breakfasts all revolve around eggs.
While hard-boiled eggs are quick and portable, they can get a little boring after a while, so I like to switch to egg casseroles.
The sky is the limit when it comes to the mix-ins you can add. I love green chili and cheese egg casseroles, as well as jalapeno, black olive, and tomato egg casseroles. You can use a full casserole pan or simply a sheet cake pan for faster baking.
For some practical inspiration, you can check out my recipe for crustless tomato pie,
which is essentially a tomato and egg casserole with cheese. Feel free to add or subtract toppings to suit your tastes. Enjoy!”
Lara is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Personal Trainer. She runs a virtual private nutrition practice specializing in keto diets and food sensitivities. She is a five-time cookbook author.
“Here are a few of my favorite keto breakfast ideas:
- Omelet with cheese, mushrooms, onion, and sausage
- Scrambled eggs, with keto hash browns, and sliced avocado
- Keto waffles with a side of keto syrup and bacon
- Low carb yogurt such as Two Good with blackberries, pecans and strawberries”
Erin Cooper is a Wellness Coach and health & fitness blogger. She helps women achieve their health & fitness goals through education, creating an action plan, and accountability, so they can have energy for physical activity and learn how to plan (and make) delicious healthy meals.
“My favorite keto breakfast is bone broth. The great thing about bone broth is it’s great for reducing inflammation, has practically no carbs, and it’s gut-friendly, easy to make, and tastes amazing! I make mine on the weekend and then meal plan for the work week, so that way I have access to a hot, delicious, homemade breakfast every morning.”
Jessica Clark the founder and gluten-free eating expert at GlutenFreeSupper.com.
“Here are some of my absolute favorite easy keto breakfast ideas:
- Scrambled eggs with butter and shredded cheese with a side of turkey bacon
- Medium-rare steak cooked in butter with over-easy eggs
- A keto-friendly protein shake with almond milk and a side of cottage cheese”
Andrea Paul is the Medical Advisor to Illuminate Labs.
“My favorite keto breakfast idea is Avocados With Hot Sauce and Rice Cakes.
Rice cakes are quite low in carbs so they can fit into a keto diet when used in moderation.
One healthy keto breakfast is to have a bowl of one or two avocados with hot sauce and a few rice cakes on the side. It’s a super tasty breakfast since you get the creamy texture from the avocados and the crunch from the rice cakes, but much healthier than some keto breakfast alternatives.
Avocados are one of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world, and this meal also fits into a vegan and vegetarian diet model.”
Carole Freeman is a board Certified Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist that helps women 40+ follow keto for long-term weight loss. In addition to being a keto sustainability coach, she hosts the weekly show, ‘Keto Chat LIVE,’ available on YouTube, Facebook and wherever you listen to podcasts.
“I’m team savory, all the way! While traditional American breakfasts are loaded with sweet stuff, I prefer to stick with savory meals to minimize carb cravings. Here are some of my favorite keto breakfast ideas:
- Bacon Roses – Roll up slices of raw bacon into rosettes and then place in the basket of an air fryer. Cook on high until cooked to your liking (I gotta have my bacon extra crispy!). Beautiful, easy, AND delicious.
- Keto Breakfast Hash – Sub out potatoes and replace them with riced cauliflower (you can find it fresh or frozen at many local grocery stores). Cook ground pork sausage, add the cauli rice, then add a couple eggs (scrambled or over easy).
- Gordon Ramsay Style Scrambled Eggs – Bring on the delicious fat! Gordon’s scrambled eggs are made with butter, creme fraiche and topped with chives. Decadent!
- Omelete – While the topping/filling combos are nearly endless, I love southwestern ingredients and spicy! Chorizo filling topped with cotija cheese, salsa, and avocado.
- Nothing – A lot of people find they just aren’t hungry for breakfast when they are in the keto fat-burning zone, so why not ride that wave of not eating a little longer and save time and avoid cleaning the kitchen and doing dishes? Have some coffee with cream and go on about your day.”
Jeff Parke is the Owner of Top Fitness Magazine, a lifestyle brand that provides information about fitness, nutrition, weight loss, motivation, and much more.
“My favorite keto breakfast is a combination of five ingredients: pecan butter, ricotta cheese made from cashews, a type of nut butter that has a slight savory taste and is very low in carbs, a small slice of Emmental cheese, and cucumbers. This simple dish provides me with everything I need to power up for the day – fats from the pecan butter and the cheese, protein from the ricotta cheese and nuts, and minerals from the cucumbers.
The traditional way to eat this combination is to spread the ricotta cheese over the pecan butter and top them with slices of cucumber and cubes or shavings of Emmentaler cheese. However, I enjoy turning keto leftovers into a tasty omelet by frying an egg in cashew oil (or other healthy cooking oil) over high heat, adding the leftover ingredients to the eggs along with fresh ground pepper, folding it like a burrito, and serving it with avocado chunks on top.”
Taryn is the founder of Joy Filled Eats, wife, and mom of 6. The kitchen has always been a joy filled place in her life. Even in the midst of dieting and weight loss, food should bring joy. She has lost over 50 pounds and enjoyed every bite.
“My favorite keto breakfast is just a couple of fried eggs with ham, cheese, a slice of tomato, and avocado.
When I get tired of eating eggs every day I turn to keto oatmeal made with hemp hearts instead of oats, Greek yogurt with a sugar-free sweetener, chopped pecans, and berries, or even sugar-free breakfast cheesecake.”
Julia Chebotar is a Private Chef & Culinary Nutrition Consultant at Health Chef Julia. A New York City-based chef with a passion for creating recipes and food solutions founded upon a healthy, sustainable and supportive – but fun and enjoyable – lifestyle.
“My favorite low carb keto-approved breakfasts are:
- Breakfast sandwich no bread: I love taking 2 sausage patties and making an egg sandwich out of them. It’s filling and totally satisfying!
- Everyone loves french toast! It’s still possible to enjoy as a keto/low carb version.
- I love taking a cupcake or muffin cooking pan and making crustless egg frittatas.
If you’re new to the keto diet or a seasoned keto dieter in search of some new keto breakfast ideas, you’re sure to love some of the ideas above. And if you need a mid-morning pick-me-up or are looking for an easy, stackable, done-for-you keto breakfast, Edible Arrangements® offers a variety of delicious keto snacks.