24 Aug 2019
Breakfast. The most fantastic meal of the day. Sizzling bacon, vibrant eggs, spicy sausage, sumptuous melted cheese - is your mouth watering yet?
If you're a breakfast fanatic who's struggling to find fulfilling keto-friendly morning meals or just trying to find a little more variety, this article is for you. Breakfast is by far my favorite meal—I'll gobble down eggs and bacon any hour of the day. However, if you're a pancake devourer, pastry pounder, or bagel biter, finding keto-approved breakfast items might prove challenging.
Not to worry! I've compiled the best-of-the-best breakfast recipes that are simple, delicious, and 100% ketogenic. Before we get salivating over these meals, let's start with a quick refresher on the keto diet.
What's the Keto Diet?
The ketogenic diet (keto, for short) is a low-carb, high-fat diet that focuses on helping the body reach ketosis—a state where the body begins to burn fat more efficiently. A typical ketogenic diet cuts carbs down to less than 50 grams per day. To put that in context, 50 grams of carbs is equivalent to about two apples or one bagel.
The keto diet is by no means an "easy" diet, but with great sacrifice comes great reward. With strategic care, keto-dieters can lose weight and lower risk factors for certain diseases.
Starting the day hungry is a recipe for disaster. Grumbling stomachs crave easy snacks, processed foods, and belly-satisfying carbs. With these simple, keto-approved breakfast recipes, you'll fill your belly bright and early to keep those carb cravings at bay.
Grab yourself a napkin. These recipes will have you drooling.
7 Enticing Keto Breakfast Recipes
You're going to see some familiar (and not-so-familiar) ingredients in these recipes. The art of cooking breakfast isn't necessarily about the variety of ingredients as much as the skillful combination of these foods. Eggs, for example, are a keto-friendly breakfast staple that can be the feature component of a meal or simply support a dish in a thousand different ways.
It's basically chili without the beans and with a fried egg on top. Combine sausage or ground beef, avocado, peppers, and then top it off with a fried egg. The yokey goodness from the egg creates a delightful chili texture. Another option is to scramble some eggs in with the beef for a protein boost.
Low-Carb Keto Pancakes
That's right pancake pounders, here's a recipe to cure your pancake cravings. This low-carb pancake recipe uses protein powder instead of wheat or almond flour to create the perfect pancake consistency you know and love. Smother it in some peanut butter, and there you have it—a delicious breakfast rich in protein and healthy fats.
Keto Breakfast "Potatoes"
Nothing says breakfast more than a pan of country-fried potatoes. Yet, potatoes are a starchy no-no for the keto diet. Fortunately, turnips make for a surprisingly super substitute. They taste like a cross between a carrot and a potato—yum, right? This recipe is a fantastic low-carb alternative to potatoes that'll provide your breakfast fix.
Keto Taco Breakfast Skillet
Who said you can't have taco salad for breakfast? Whether it's Taco Tuesday or you just want to spice up the morning, this keto-friendly breakfast skillet won't disappoint. Ground beef, taco seasoning, eggs, cheese, avocado, black olives, sour cream, salsa, jalapenos, and so much more. With recipes like this, keto becomes less a diet and more of a guiltless delight.
The no-oat quick breakfast solution for hungry eaters with little time. This recipe combines hemp hearts, almond flour, shredded coconut, flaxseed meal, and chia seeds for a hot, tasty breakfast with oatmeal-like consistency. Cook it on the stovetop or in the microwave, then mix with your favorite toppings.
The 4-Ingredient Breakfast Bowl
Just four ingredients: eggs, sausage, radishes, and cheddar cheese (plus a pinch of salt and pepper). High in protein, rich in fat, and low in carbs—the perfect keto breakfast. Experiment with different breakfast sausages or try diversifying the way you cook the eggs. Regardless of how you cook it, you can't go wrong with this dish.
Keto Breakfast Cereal
This recipe combines seeds and nuts to create crunchy, fat-rich breakfast granola. With a big batch of this granola, you'll have simple, easy breakfast all week long. Just add your favorite keto-friendly milk—hemp, almond, oat, etc.—and enjoy a cold breakfast.
There you have it—seven simple keto-approved breakfast recipes that'll take your morning meals from bland to exquisite. This is by no means a definitive list, but hopefully it gets your creative juices flowing so you can make your own delicious breakfast creations.
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