We all know the default morning meal when you’re on a keto diet: bacon and eggs. It’s practically a go-to. But what do you do for a healthy keto breakfast when you’re in a time crunch — or you’re just sick of your old standby?
Well, thankfully that’s what we’re here for.
We have put together this compilation of all our favorite keto breakfast options, from shakes and smoothies to protein pancakes and beyond. You’ll even find recipes for each one one, so you can find an easy keto breakfast that will carry you through the day on a high note.
So first, a quick recap for those who may not be as familiar with the subject: what exactly is keto?
The Keto Basics
The ketogenic diet is essentially a low-carb plan that cuts out sugars and carbohydrates in favor of high-fat and high-protein foods. People on this diet stick to a meal plan that consists of roughly 75% healthy fats, 20% protein, and 5% carbs. These numbers can vary depending on what’s right for you.
Now, if you’re new to keto, it may seem a little extreme, but trust us — with a little discipline, anyone can do it.
The benefits of this diet are simply too many for us to name here, but if you want a more detailed look at the benefits of going keto, check out this article. Suffice it to say, being on a ketogenic diet is a great way to lose weight, boost heart health, and even help your brain function better.
So without further ado, we’ll dive in to some keto breakfast ideas that will keep you on track with those macros!
Easy Keto Breakfast Options
Since there are so many great ketogenic breakfast recipes out there, we’ve broken our list down into several categories based on their main ingredients. Scan through and start saving recipes for your meal planning!
Egg and Meat-Based Keto Breakfasts
Breakfast Stuffed Avocado
Avocados are an awesome choice for a keto breakfast, because they’re full of healthy fats that are right in line with ketogenic diets, plus plenty of potassium and other nutrients.
This recipe is consists of eggs, bacon, cheese, and other goodies stuffed into an avocado half, and has only 5 net carbs per serving.
More like ah-vocado, right?
Keto Mushroom Omelettes
Cheesy, mushroom-packed, and completely keto-friendly, these delicious mushroom omelettes are a wonderful break from the everyday breakfast. Whip up one of these easy keto breakfasts and you’ll be glad you took the time to start your morning right.
Keto Egg Wraps
This is a super simple keto breakfast option that is so easy to customize. Just use the eggs in place of your normal tortilla wrap, add some veggies, cream cheese, or meat, roll it up, and you’re ready to go. Best part? It’s an easy keto breakfast on-the-go!
Sheet Pan Eggs with Smoked Salmon
Who doesn’t love smoked salmon for breakfast?
It definitely gives your morning meal a little bit of class, but the best part of this easy sheet pan keto breakfast is that it can feed a crowd — or yourself over several mornings. Simple, no-fuss meal planning and a unique keto breakfast, all in one recipe.
Keto Corned Beef Hash with Eggs
Corned beef isn’t just for St. Patrick’s Day — you can enjoy the savory goodness anytime with this super easy and hunger-curbing keto corned beef hash with eggs.
Since traditional hash is made with potatoes (which are obviously not a low-carb food option), this hash substitutes cauliflower rice instead so you still get some of the texture and flavor without all the carbs. This keto breakfast is supercharged with protein to keep you feeling full and energized all morning.
Low-Carb Breakfast Casserole with Spinach and Goat Cheese
Since this keto breakfast requires a little prep time to chop veggies and such, this makes a much better weekend breakfast or a make-ahead casserole to stash in your fridge and divvy up during the week.
Eggs and rich cheeses give you your morning protein boost, while spinach and leeks supply fiber and magnesium to keep you feeling full and satisfied.
Ham, Egg & Cheese Roll-Ups
Need a quick and easy way to use up leftover ham? These ham, egg and cheese roll-ups are a snap to make, and only require ingredients that are most likely already in your fridge.
This is another easy-to-customize recipe, so get creative and see what delicious variations you can come up with!
Chicken & Green Chile Egg Muffins
These bite-sized keto breakfast muffins have just enough spice to add some zest to your morning!
Green chiles, mozzarella cheese, eggs and chicken provide the perfect flavor combo, and the convenient muffin size makes it easy to stick to your portions.
Keto Lemon Blueberry Muffins
It’s easy to get cravings for your old, carb-heavy foods when you’re doing keto, so occasionally it’s nice to find a keto redux on a a traditionally non-keto food.
These lemon blueberry muffins are completely keto friendly, with only 3 net carbs per muffin — and they’re deliciously fruity and zesty to boot.
Low-Carb Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
Pumpkin is a great keto food, as it’s so full of healthy vitamins and fiber, and it’s nice and dense to keep you fuller longer. Try these keto pumpkin muffins next time you need a quick and healthy keto breakfast.
Lemon Sour Cream Muffins
Although keto breakfast recipes often avoid fruits due to their sugar content, lemon is a low-sugar fruit that can help shake up your keto diet without throwing off your carb count.
Throw one of these lemon sour cream muffins into your work bag so you can have a yummy breakfast treat to keep you feeling good all morning.
Savory Ketogenic Vegetable Muffins
Sometimes it’s nice to alter the routine with a little bit of savory. These delicious veggie-packed muffins are a little bit different than the usual fruit-based muffins, so they can be a keto breakfast or even just a nice afternoon snack.
Quick Keto Muffins
Sometimes you’re really down to the wire in the mornings — we know what it’s like! That’s when these quick keto muffins come to the rescue. They’re just a very basic muffin, perfect to pair with your favorite cream cheese or butter, and they literally only take 12 minutes in the oven.
Keto Cheese Danish Muffins
Treat yourself to some rich and tasty cheese danish muffins — trust us when we say, you won’t believe they’re low-carb. You’ll feel like you’re cheating, but at only 3 net carbs, you can afford to have two!
Pancakes and Waffles
Ahh, morning waffles! Whether it’s for a big Sunday breakfast or reheated for a weekday, these keto waffles are sure to be a hit.
Don’t forget to skip the syrup, otherwise you’ll just be racking up carbs, but you can add in some low-carb chocolate chips for a dash of sweetness!
Keto Protein Pancakes
What do you do when your pancakes just aren’t filling enough? Go for protein!
Low-carb protein pancakes are mainly made from protein powder and eggs, so they’ll fill you up without turning straight into sugar like a traditional pancakes. Plus, the peanut butter/chocolate flavor makes you not even miss the syrup!
Keto Pumpkin Pancakes
Hey, pumpkin pancakes aren’t just for fall — they’re great all year round. If your pancakes need a pumpkin spice twist, then these low-carb pumpkin pancakes are where it’s at.
Almond Flour Pancakes
Almond flour pancakes are a great keto breakfast option, as you still enjoy the fluffy texture of pancakes without the sugar and empty calories. Pair these almond flour pancakes with some fresh blueberries for a delightful morning meal.
Coconut Flour Pancakes
Move over, almond flour — there’s another low-carb nut flour in town.
While not overly coconutty in taste, coconut flour still gives you that nice “bready” texture but it’s still high in fiber and low in carbs. Coconut flour is a little different in its consistency than wheat flour, so it will take some getting used to — check out the recipe for details on how to make the perfect coconut flour pancakes for your next keto breakfast.
Almond Cream Cheese Pancakes
Want to feel like you’re indulging on the keto diet? Check out these super-delish almond cream cheese pancakes! They’re even more amazing topped with fresh raspberries or blueberries for a touch of sweetness.
Shakes and Smoothies
Low Carb Keto Protein Shake
Chocolatey-peanut butter deliciousness for a morning meal? Yes please!
This keto breakfast shake is packed with protein to keep you satisfied, with just enough rich chocolate-peanut butter flavor to curb sugar cravings. This is another great on-the-go breakfast, as you can whip it up quickly and put it in a to-go cup for your daily commute.
Keto Lemon Coconut Smoothie
Add some sunny citrus to your morning with this keto lemon coconut smoothie. It’s packed with protein powder and pumpkin seeds, with a zesty dash of lemon and the smooth finish of coconut. This is a satisfying, refreshing, and delightful break from your daily keto breakfast routine!
Keto Cinnamon Almond Butter Breakfast Shake
Here’s a creamy, spicy keto breakfast that will “shake” up your morning! (Sorry, no more puns, I promise.)
In all seriousness, this keto breakfast shake is super delicious and satisfying thanks to the protein-packed goodness of almond butter. Simply blend and sip on your way into work, and you’ll definitely be feeling the pep in your step.
Vanilla Keto Smoothie
It may be vanilla, but this smoothie is far from boring!
With plenty of vanilla flavor plus an undercurrent of creamy coconut, this keto breakfast smoothie is a great fat-burning breakfast. Drink it by itself or use it as a base to create your own delicious breakfast concoction.
Healthy Keto Green Smoothie
Want to start your day with a dose of greens? Then this is the keto breakfast smoothie for you.
The main ingredients in this uber-healthy and uber-yummy breakfast drink are avocado and spinach, so all at once you’re getting lots of healthy fats in, along with magnesium and potassium. And, with the addition of green tea matcha, you’ll also get a touch of caffeine to keep you up and running during the day.
Keto Blueberry Smoothie
Fruit is often incompatible with a keto diet, since most fruits tend to be high in sugar. Blueberries, though, are much lower in sugar and have the added boost of tons of antioxidants and vitamins.
So add this fruity, protein-rich keto breakfast smoothie to your lineup, and you’ll get a boost of tasty nutrients to jump start your day.
Miscellaneous Ketogenic Breakfast Recipes
Keto Hash Browns
We all know potatoes are a huge no-no in keto diets, but for this keto breakfast, you can enjoy the delicious comfort of hash browns without the guilty carbs.
These cauliflower hash browns are delicious, easy to make, and 5 carbs each. What could be better?
The term “keto bagels” almost seems like an oxymoron, considering bagels are a dense bread — just a mouthful of pure carbs!
But these keto breakfast bagels are made with almond flour (a high-protein, low-carb flour alternative) along with mozzarella and cream cheese for a delicious, chewy, bagel texture. And, unbelievably, they’re only 5 net carbs — as opposed to the average carb count of 48 for a regular bagel! Add your favorite savory cream cheese and you’ve got an easy keto breakfast that keeps you full for hours.
Easy Keto Biscuits and Gravy
Sometimes you just need a little down-home cooking, and biscuits and gravy always hits the spot.
This recipe for keto biscuits and gravy gives your classic B&G’s a healthy remix with biscuits made from almond flour. Tasty, comforting, and filling — with no guilty carbs.
Cauliflower Cheddar Fritters
Another awesome use for cauliflower! These cauliflower cheddar fritters are a great standalone breakfast, or you can fry an egg to slide on top for an even more complete meal. Oh — and a side of sour cream never hurt!
Going Keto for Breakfast
There’s no reason for keto to ever be boring or bland. With so many delicious breakfast options, you can eat something different every day!
These keto breakfast ideas are also great because they make meal planning easy. Just make ahead so you can grab-and-go and not have to worry about starting the day late.
What’s your favorite keto breakfast? Do you usually opt for smoothies, or go all out with an egg casserole? Share your opinion (or even your favorite keto recipe) below!