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25 Must-Know Keto Breakfast Ideas

Start your day right with a keto breakfast and keep yourself in ketosis. These recipes are easy to make, simple, and nutritious.

What sort of breakfast did you have before keto? If you are like most people, you probably had cereal or oats for breakfast. Maybe even a muffin or doughnut

Now that you are on keto, you may be stumped as to what to eat for breakfast. Or perhaps you eat the same thing for breakfast day after day.

If you are stumped for ideas as to what to eat, I have the perfect solution for you.

I have compiled 25 keto breakfast recipes that are simply delicious. Curious as to what they are? Read on!

keto breakfast recipes

1. Bell Pepper Egg Rings

Bell Pepper Egg Rings


These bell pepper egg rings are the keto version of eggs in a basket. And what are eggs in a basket?

They are simply eggs placed in a hole of a slice of bread and then fried. Sounds yummy, right? But not exactly keto.

So to make it keto, you place your egg in the hole of sliced bell pepper, and fry it. What you get is a picture-perfect, scrumptious egg nestled in a bell pepper.

And since it only contains 1 gram of net carbs, you can have a few if you like. Feel free to serve with a side of avocado slices for extra fat.

This is a great recipe to include into your ketogenic meal plan.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 86
  • Fats: 6g
  • Net Carbs: 1g
  • Protein: 6g


2. Sausage and Spinach Frittata

Sausage and Spinach Frittata


Frittatas are a pretty tasty way to eat your veggies. After all, who wants to feel like they are eating grass?

This sausage and spinach frittata is just plain delicious. It is packed with crumbled sausage, fresh spinach, gooey cheese, cream, seasonings, and of course, eggs… it is a party in your mouth.

Making it is pretty straightforward. All it takes is 10 minutes of prep time; then you let your oven do the work.

So, it makes for a great brunch or even breakfast for dinner.

To make the frittata, you’ll need an ovenproof skillet. I prefer a cast-iron skillet because it is not only ovenproof but also distributes heat evenly. This is the cast iron skillet that I recommend.

This frittata is fantastic just the way it is. But if you like, you can serve it with some keto bread.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 313
  • Fats: 27g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 13g


3. Keto Egg Muffins

Keto Egg Muffins


Do you need a breakfast that you can eat on the run? Then, be sure to try these keto egg muffins.

They are moist and taste amazing. That’s because they have rich egg yolks, nicely shredded cheese, and of course, crispy bacon… everything tastes better with bacon!

And let’s not forget the veggies. You have juicy cherry tomatoes, sweet red onions, and some mixed greens.

These not only add freshness but nutrition as well. In fact, one serving provides a whopping 18% of your daily fiber needs.

To prevent them from sticking to the muffin pan, you will need to grease your muffin pan. But if you prefer easier cleanup, feel free to use a silicone muffin pan like this instead.

Love the muffins? You might also enjoy these keto pepperoni zucchini muffins.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 408
  • Fats: 31.8g
  • Net Carbs: 4.5g
  • Protein: 25g


4. Breakfast Sandwich

Breakfast Sandwich


Have you stopped eating breakfast sandwiches since you started keto? Well, get ready to eat them again!

These breakfast sandwiches will have you salivating. After all, who doesn’t love freshly baked bread?

The bread is fluffy and nicely browned. And for your filling, you have ham, cheddar, cheese, tomato, cucumber, avocado, and lettuce… the perfect combination of yumminess.

You can even bring this sandwich to work and have it as ketogenic lunch!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 492
  • Fats: 40.91g
  • Net Carbs: 7.56g
  • Protein: 22.09g


5. Low Carb Hatch Chile Rellenos Casserole

Chile Rellenos Casserole


Casseroles are so comforting, but oh so fattening. That is because they usually contain pasta, and pasta equals carbs.

This casserole is gooey and cheesy and full of heat. Perfect if you like things spicy.

The key to the casserole being so low carb is that instead of layering pasta, you layer roasted chilies instead.

And to add extra taste to your extra creaminess, you add eggs as well.

So, you have a casserole that is not only high in fat but high in protein as well. Now, that is the way I like to roll. You might also like this keto broccoli casserole.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 303
  • Fats: 23g
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 16g


6. Homemade Italian Eggs

Homemade Italian Eggs


Do you need a new way to cook your eggs? Then give this one pan dish a try!

Italian eggs are eggs baked in marinara sauce. So, it is kind of like a poached egg.

The eggs are nice and runny. And the acidity of the marinara sauce perfectly complements the egg.

The spinach adds freshness, while the mozzarella and parmesan cheese adds that ooey, gooey goodness. You will want to keep coming back for more.

And since it only contains 243 calories, it makes for a pretty light, yet satisfying meal.

Another great dish that’s low carb is an easy shakshuka.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 243
  • Fats: 14g
  • Net Carbs: 6g
  • Protein: 19g


7. Masala Omelette

Masala Omelette


These omelets are jazzed up… Indian style. What does that mean?

Well, for starters, they have Tandoori masala spice mix, cayenne pepper, turmeric, and ginger. So, they are bursting with Indian flavor.

Best of all, you fry these omelets in butter. So, the butter adds a nice creaminess to the eggs.

And to keep with the Indian theme, feel free to serve with some keto flatbread, which you can find here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 202
  • Fats: 15g
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 12g


8. Sausage, Spinach, and Cheese Egg Cups

Sausage, Spinach, and Cheese Egg Cups


Are you a fan of egg cups/egg muffins? Here is another egg cup recipe for you!

Now, you won’t need bacon. Instead, you will use breakfast sausage.

Breakfast sausage works great if you don’t eat pork. You can use chicken sausage, beef sausage, or whatever sausage that you like.

Combined with fresh baby spinach and cheddar cheese, it makes for a pretty tasty egg cup. You might also like these keto egg bites!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 165
  • Fats: 13g
  • Net Carbs: 1g
  • Protein: 12g


9. Avocado Bowls

Avocado Bowls


Scrambled eggs go with toast. Just like peanut butter goes with jam.

But on a keto diet, regular toast is a no-no. And keto bread can be expensive, and you may not have time to make your own keto bread from scratch.

So what can you do? Eat your scrambled eggs in avocado halves.

You have moist scrambled eggs, all nested in a creamy avocado half.

And they are super easy to make. All you have to do is scramble your eggs in a bit of olive oil.

Then, cut your avocado in half, taking out the seed. Finally, place your scrambled eggs in the avocado half.

Afraid of cutting avocados? No need to be! To avoiding cutting your hand, and ending up in the emergency department, just use these handy avocado slicers.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 596
  • Fats: 55g
  • Net Carbs: 4.5g
  • Protein: 14.9g


10. Keto Granola

Keto Granola


Are you tired of buying expensive pre-made keto granola? Save some money by making it yourself!

This granola is crunchy and yummy, and even has some chocolate flavor. It’s also packed with tons of heart-healthy fats from all the nuts like almonds, pecans, and pumpkin seeds.

The unsweetened coconut adds some extra crunch and natural sweetness. For a bit more sweetness, you will need some sugar free maple syrup, which you can find here.

This granola goes well with some unsweetened almond milk or some plain Greek yogurt.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 290
  • Fats: 25g
  • Net Carbs: 8g
  • Protein: 7g


11. Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast Casserole


Thought you couldn’t have casseroles for breakfast? Think again!

The ground sausage makes it nice and meaty. Meanwhile, the heavy whipping cream and eggs add a nice creaminess.

And it is super cheesy due to all the cheddar cheese. If you like it spicy, feel free to use Mexican blend cheese instead.

Don’t forget the jalapenos either; they add a gentle heat. If you don’t like heat, no problem, simply leave it out.

This casserole is great for when you have overnight guests. All it takes is 5 minutes of prep time; then you let the oven do the work.

So, you have more time for what matters; relaxing and spending time with your guests.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 448
  • Fats: 39g
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 20g


12. Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins


Are blueberry muffins on your no-no list because of all the carbs? At only 3 grams of net carbs per muffin, you can say “Yes” to these muffins!

These are moist and packed with blueberry goodness. The hint of lime adds some tartness that balances out the sweetness of the muffins wonderfully.

The secret to keeping these muffins low carb is that you use almond flour. Almond flour has way fewer carbs than regular flour and is naturally gluten-free.

Plus, it contains more fat too, so it is perfect for the keto diet. You can use it just like you would use regular flour too. If you love to bake, be sure to stock up on some almond flour here.

Serve with a nice cup of coffee or tea. Check out more ketogenic almond flour recipes here!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 178
  • Fats: 15g
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 6g


13. Whole30 Breakfast Sausage

Whole30 Breakfast Sausage


Do you love store-bought breakfast sausages? After tasting these homemade breakfast sausages, it may be hard going back to the store-bought ones!

These sausages are nice and juicy and are perfectly seared. The fresh thyme and sage add some freshness and color.

For the patties, you will be using a mix of ground pork and some turkey or chicken. The ground pork has more fat, so it prevents the patties from becoming dry.

Now, this recipe makes 11 breakfast sausages. So, it is perfect if you are serving a large crowd. To make life easier, you may consider using a giant ceramic griddle so you can cook all those patties at the same time. I like this griddle here.

Serve with some scrambled eggs and/or some keto pancakes.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 213
  • Fats: 16g
  • Net Carbs: 0g
  • Protein: 14g


14. Breakfast Hash With Radishes

Breakfast Hash With Radishes


Do you have a hankering for a good old breakfast hash? Then, give this dish a try.

Breakfast hashes typically have potatoes. But to keep it low carb, you use radishes instead.

Roast radishes have a lot of the texture of potato hash. And they make a pretty tasty rash too… you may even mistake it for potato hash.

I actually prefer this radish hash myself because of the added freshness. You have crispy bacon, nicely caramelized onions, and let’s not forget the runny egg.

The creamy avocado perfectly balances out the dish. The bell peppers add a ton of color and lots of nutrition.

And since it is a one-skillet dish, it is perfect for clean up too.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 363
  • Fats: 29.5g
  • Net Carbs: 6.7g
  • Protein: 15.3g


15. Instant Pot Egg Bites

Instant Pot Egg Bites


Do you love Starbuck’s egg bites? Then, give these a try!

The cottage cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, and feta cheese make this egg bites extra creamy. And you get some kick from the ground chili paste.

Now Starbucks uses a sous vide to make their egg bites. And sous vides can be expensive.

However, this recipe uses an Instant Pot, which is much more practical. If you don’t have one, there is a great deal right now on this Instant Pot.

Check out more of ketogenic instant pot recipes here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 104
  • Fats: 7g
  • Net Carbs: 1g
  • Protein: 8g


16. Chocolate Protein Pancakes

Chocolate Protein Pancakes


Weekends are meant for lounging around. And what better way to relax than enjoying some chocolate pancakes?

These pancakes are fluffy, and oh so chocolatey. And unlike regular pancakes, these ones are packed with protein. So, you feel full after eating them.

To keep them low carb, you will need some coconut flour. Coconut flour is not only low in net carbs, but it also contains MCT fats, which boost your ketosis. If you need to stock up on some coconut flour, you can get some here.

And to make them high in protein, you will also need some vanilla protein powder. Make sure you choose a keto-friendly one like this one here.

Top these pancakes with some strawberries and whipped cream, or your favorite sugar-free maple syrup. Check out more keto coconut flour recipes here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 379
  • Fats: 31.3g
  • Net Carbs: 2.6g
  • Protein: 19g


17. 3-Minute Keto Creamy Hot Cereal

Keto Creamy Hot Cereal


Bacon and eggs are fine and dandy. However, sometimes you want some hot cereal.

This hot cereal is smooth and creamy, like cream of wheat, but with way fewer carbs.

That is because you use ground-up sunflower seeds, almond flour, and flaxseed meal for your cereal.

To make the cereal, all you have to do is put your cereal in some unsweetened almond milk and heat for a few minutes.

Top with cinnamon, sweetener, and some berries.

  • Calories: 360
  • Fats: 27g
  • Net Carbs: 6g
  • Protein: 10g


18. Low Carb Crepes

Low Carb Crepes


Crepes are another food you don’t think of on a keto diet. But at only 0.2 grams of net carbs per serving, you can eat these crepes to your heart’s delight.

These crepes are paper-thin, just like any you would get in France. And they have a slight hint of sweetness due to the stevia and cinnamon.

The key to them being so low carb is that you use almond meal, which is simply ground up raw almonds that have not been peeled. You can get some here.

Since one batch makes 20 crepes, feel free to freeze the rest for future breakfasts, or a nice light dessert. Yum!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 55
  • Fats: 5g
  • Net Carbs: 0.2g
  • Protein: 2g


19. Keto Cranberry Coffee Cake

Keto Cranberry Coffee Cake


Need some cake to serve with your coffee? Try this coffee cake!

This cake is bursting with cranberry goodness. And the tartness from the cranberries perfectly complements the sweetness of the orange.

Now, hold on, you won’t be using oranges. Instead, you will be using orange extract, which is an extract made from oranges.

The streusel on the top is truly the icing on top of this cake. And since this cake contains a whopping 26.5 grams of fat, it will leave you feeling nice and full.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 250
  • Fats: 26.5g
  • Net Carbs: 3.1g
  • Protein: 5.9g


20. Almond Flour Pancakes

Almond Flour Pancakes


Here’s another pancake recipe. After all, you can never have enough pancakes, right?

These pancakes are plain pancakes. But because they are plain doesn’t mean they are tasteless. They are fluffy and have a slightly nutty taste from the vanilla almond milk.

And since they are plain, you can customize them to your liking. For instance, you can add blueberries to the pancake batter to make blueberry pancakes.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 308
  • Fats: 26g
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 11g


21. Raspberry and Coconut Smoothie

Raspberry and Coconut Smoothie


Are you more of a smoothie person? I’ve got you covered!

This smoothie is so smooth. And the creaminess of the coconut cream perfectly balances the tartness of the raspberries.

Raspberries are not only tasty but so good for you. Raspberries contain tons of antioxidants, which may reduce your risk of chronic diseases.

And even though they are sweet, they don’t raise your blood sugar like some other fruits. I fact, they may actually lower your blood sugar.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 482
  • Fats: 49g
  • Net Carbs: 11g
  • Protein: 5g


22. Easy Keto Waffle Recipe

Keto Waffle Recipe


Missing your waffles? Then, give these waffles a try.

They are fluffy on the inside and super crispy on the outside. And since you make them using almond flour, they don’t have the eggy taste that chaffles have.

Better yet, they take only 10 minutes to make. So, you can make them even on weekdays.

Serve with some strawberries and whipped cream.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 217
  • Fats: 20.7g
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 6.2g


23. Keto Vanilla Cupcakes

Keto Vanilla Cupcakes


Yes, you read that right. Who says you can’t have cupcakes for breakfast?

These cupcakes are spongy and sweet. And since they have 13 grams of fat, they are filling as well.

They are also low in calories, so you can even have two and not feel guilty.

To add sweetness, you use erythritol. Erythritol is an all-natural sweetener that won’t spike your blood sugars.

And unlike some other sweeteners, it does not leave a bitter aftertaste. So, it is perfect for using in your baking or even adding to your coffee or tea. You can find some here.

These cupcakes are amazing just the way they are. Or, if you like, feel free to change things up by adding your favorite keto nuts to them.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 149
  • Fats: 13g
  • Net Carbs: 3.2g
  • Protein: 4.7g


24. 3-Minute Ketogenic Blueberry Mug Cake

Blueberry Mug Cake


Mug cakes are perfect for portion control. After you eat it, you are done…no pesky leftovers lying around.

This mug cake is bursting with blueberry goodness. And unlike some mug cake which is too dense, this has a nice cakey texture.

So, you actually feel like you’re eating cake, not flour. Making it is super easy too.

All it takes is 3 minutes to it up. So, it is perfect for those times when you are short on time.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 276
  • Fats: 20g
  • Net Carbs: 10.2g
  • Protein: 10g


25. Keto Peanut Butter Cup Chaffle

Keto Peanut Butter Cup Chaffle


Looking for another keto-friendly waffle. Try this chaffle!

In case you’re not aware, chaffles are the keto version of waffles. They are usually made using just cheese and eggs, so they are low in carbs and high in fat.

These chaffles are nice and crispy. The peanut butter nicely complements the chocolate.

And making them is super easy. Just combine all your ingredients together, then pour your mixture into your mini waffle maker, and there you go.

Check out this peanut butter microwave cake if you love the taste of peanuts!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 264
  • Fats: 21.6g
  • Net Carbs: 1.75g
  • Protein: 9.45g