It’s long been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we couldn’t agree more. Is there a better way to start your day than having a delicious meal that will instantly boost your energy and metabolism? But sometimes, especially early in the morning, coming up with an idea for your first meal of the day can be challenging. Keto breakfast ideas can be even harder. It’s not like you can just grab a slice of toast and jam!

But as always, you’re in safe hands. We have some mouthwatering dishes that will make you love breakfast even more. And don’t you worry – we’ve listed the recipes too. So you can get all your keto breakfast ideas in one spot!

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Why Keto Breakfast Ideas?

We’re about exploring different ways to enjoy food. The keto diet is extremely popular, and we wanted to dig a little deeper into what it has to offer, breakfast-wise. So what are keto breakfast ideas actually based on? The main basis of a ketogenic diet is lowering your carb intake as much as possible and replacing it with fat instead. What it actually means is that your body starts using fat as an energy source instead of carbs, which can have numerous benefits to your health. While it’s most commonly associated with weight loss, the keto diet has proven beneficial in managing other conditions too, such as epilepsy and blood pressure.

So with all that in mind, let’s dive into our keto breakfast ideas that will make even the grumpiest of morning people look forward to waking up early!

Keto Pancakes – because who doesn’t love pancakes?

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Keto Pancakes (Award Winning!)
These keto pancakes are thick, fluffy, and need just 5 ingredients! No sugar and no grains , they are quick and easy to make!
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Prep: 2min Cook: 7min
  • eggs
    2 eggs large, room temperature
  • coconut oil
    1 teaspoon coconut oil melted
  • milk
    0.25 cup milk I used unsweetened coconut milk
  • almond flour
    1 cup almond flour
  • baking powder
    0.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • granulated sweetener
    1 teaspoon granulated sweetener optional

Can there really be any talk about breakfast without first mentioning pancakes? This staple breakfast food is loved by kids and grown-ups all around the world. And when we tell you we have the perfect keto recipe, you’re going to love them even more! These fluffy keto pancakes are easy to make, and you only need five ingredients! What’s even better is that these delicious doughy goodies can be topped off with all kinds of different fruit. Our favorite options are fresh raspberries or blueberries, but frozen berries work well too. Bananas are also a great addition and they’re available throughout the year.

The Mighty Shakshouka – King of keto breakfast ideas

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Green Shakshuka
Prep: 20min Cook: 25min
  • extra virgin olive oil
    3.5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
  • baby spinach
    1 pound baby spinach
  • shallot
    1 shallot or scallions, minced
  • garlic clove
    1 garlic clove thinly sliced
  • cumin
    2 teaspoons cumin
  • ground coriander
    1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • cilantro
    0.5 bunch cilantro chopped
  • eggs
    5 eggs large
  • water
    0.25 cup water
  • queso fresco
    0.5 cup queso fresco crumbled, divided
  • avocado
    0.5 avocado thinly sliced
  • salt
  • pepper
    pepper to taste
  • micro cilantro
    micro cilantro or more cilantro leaves, for garnish

If you’re striving for a more exotic start of your day, then shakshouka is just the right option for you. This Middle Eastern dish is heavenly as it is, and the keto version is even better! This Green Shakshouka combines all the things we love about breakfast – it’s warm, delicious, and has eggs and avocados. What more is there to want in a breakfast? Just one bite will have you picturing a Middle Eastern getaway right from your kitchen!

Menemen – Turkish-style scrambled eggs

Menemen (Turkish-Style Scrambled Eggs With Tomatoes, Onions, and Chilies) Recipe Menemen (Turkish-Style Scrambled Eggs With Tomatoes, Onions, and Chilies) Recipe
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Menemen (Turkish-Style Scrambled Eggs With Tomatoes, Onions, and Chilies) Recipe
After a week and a half in Turkey, this was the one dish that my sister, my wife, and I we re consistently craving. Menemen is a dish of eggs scrambled just until barely set, mixed with tomatoes, chilies, and tons of olive oil. I love to eat it with a side of salty cheese, olives, and some good crusty bread.
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Cook: 20min
  • extra-virgin olive oil
    45 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • hot paprika
    0.5 teaspoon hot paprika
  • dried oregano
    0.25 teaspoon dried oregano optional
  • onion
    0.75 cup onion small, finely diced
  • shishito
    0.75 cup shishito finely diced, Padrón, or Chinese green long pepper
  • kosher salt
    kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
    freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh tomatoes
    0.5 cup fresh tomatoes chopped, peeled, ripe, or drained canned tomatoes
  • eggs
    4 eggs lightly beaten
  • fresh chives
    fresh chives minced, for garnish, optional

While sailing in the Mediterranean or exploring the Middle East (at least in our daydreams), we couldn’t help but mention this vivid and flavorful Turkish dish. Seriously, it’s keto breakfast idea goals personified. Menemen usually combines fresh bell peppers, tomatoes, onions and eggs. All of these nutritious ingredients are connected with plenty of spices and herbs commonly used in Turkish cuisine. Like? Well, hot paprika powder or pepper flakes, black pepper and oregano, to name but a few. Dishing up warm and comforting Menemen for brekkie will make you feel like you’re ready to tackle everything the day has in store for you.

Strapatsada – Greek take on scrambled eggs

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Eggs are pretty synonymous with breakfast at our house. Boiled, poached, fried, scrambled – we love them all. But even more so, I love to serve up the Greek breakfast recipes I miss from home, and Strapatsada (or Kagianas) is certainly one of these. It’s similar to Shakshuka, but with a few key differences. First, the eggs are completely scrambled and combined with the tomatoes in this recipe. Second, there’s less sauce and it is commonly served with a thick slice of bread. Regardless of how it’s served, Strapatsada is a delicious and hearty dish that’s perfect for breakfast or brunch. I remember this made with tomatoes picked fresh from a sunny garden, for a light and flavoursome summer breakfast served up under the hot Greek sun. In the UK we enjoy it all year round, but it really puts a smile on my face when skies are blue and the sun is out. Basically, a Greek version of scrambled egg, with tomato, feta and oregano, this Strapatsada recipe could also work with a salad as a light lunch or dinner.
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Cook: 20min
  • tomatoes
    5 tomatoes medium, grated
  • eggs
    3 eggs medium
  • feta cheese
    80 g feta cheese
  • olive oil
    3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
    0.5 tsp salt
  • pepper
    0.25 tsp pepper
  • oregano
    1 tsp oregano
  • sugar
    1 tsp sugar

Talking so much about foods we love from anywhere around the Mediterranean without mentioning any Greek dishes would be unforgivable! That’s why we continue our journey through the Ionic sea, where the flavorful Strapatsada originated from. This Greek dish gained popularity because of its simplicity and the accessibility of the ingredients. Eggs are the main character, of course, with creamy feta cheese and fresh tomatoes acting as supporting roles. And you can play with the spices here – a touch of freshly ground black pepper, a sprinkle of dry oregano, or a couple of leaves of fresh basil, and breakfast is ready!

Baked Eggs in Avocado – the perfect duo for keto breakfast ideas
Baked Eggs in Avocado
This low carb breakfast is quick and easy to make, and so delicious! Ready to enjoy in 20 minutes.
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Prep: 5min Cook: 15min
  • avocados
    2 avocados
  • eggs
    4 eggs large
  • salt
  • pepper
    pepper to taste
  • feta cheese
    feta cheese
  • tomatoes
  • parsley

This combo always does it for us! The creaminess of the eggs goes so well with the buttery avocados. For those of you who have to rush to work early in the morning, but still want a healthy breakfast, this is great option. It takes only 20 minutes to make, so your keto breakfast ideas don’t have to mean ages in the kitchen. You can get creative here by adding some cherry tomatoes, crunchy bell peppers or chopped fresh chives.

Avocado on “Toast” – breakfast with a twist
Avocado Tofu Toast (vegan keto / low carb)
Avocado toast goes low carb with crispy tofu "toast"! The trick is using extra firm tofu a nd gently pan-frying on all sides to golden perfection.
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Cook: 10min
  • extra virgin olive oil
    0.5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • extra firm tofu
    175 g extra firm tofu sliced as one large slab
  • avocado
    120 g avocado ripe, still a little firm, not mushy
  • onion powder
    0.25 tsp onion powder or to taste
  • garlic powder
    pinch garlic powder
  • dried dill
    pinch dried dill
  • salt
  • pepper
    pepper to taste, or 1/2 tsp vegan furikake
  • cherry tomatoes
    1 oz cherry tomatoes
  • sugar snap peas
    1 oz sugar snap peas
  • bell pepper
    1 oz bell pepper slices

Clearly, we’re avocado fans here! If you’re playing for our team, then you certainly known that avocados are a great source of the “good fats”. While we do love the standard avocado on toast recipe, we found that this keto version elevates the trendy dish, giving it an interesting twist. By switching up bread for extra firm tofu, you’re ensuring that your meal is packed with plant-based protein. And that is always a welcomed change. We also recommend sprinkling some Italian seasoning on top, for extra flavor.

Spinach and Bacon Quiche

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Healthy Spinach Bacon Quiche
This easy and Healthy Spinach Bacon Quiche recipe is a fresh take on the traditional break fast favorite! Made with a low-carb almond flour crust, it's perfect for your next brunch!
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Prep: 20min Cook: 40min
  • almond flour
    2 cups almond flour
  • minced garlic
    1 tbsp minced garlic
  • olive oil
    0.33 cup olive oil or butter
  • salt
    0.5 tsp salt
  • pepper
    0.25 tsp pepper
  • water
    2 tbsp water
  • olive oil
    1 tbsp olive oil
  • turkey bacon
    8 oz turkey bacon diced small
  • red onion
    1 red onion small, diced small
  • fresh spinach
    1 X 5 oz fresh spinach roughly chopped
  • eggs
    6 Eggland’s Best eggs
  • unsweetened almond milk
    1 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
  • cheese
    1 cup cheese divided
  • pepper
    0.5 tsp pepper

This French savory pie is an extremely popular breakfast option, and for a good reason! It’s really versatile and can be prepared with truly anything you have in the fridge. How many times have you bought a box of baby spinach and ended up wondering what to do with it? Well, you can be sure that question won’t be popping up into your mind anymore! While the spinach adds the lively color, the bacon gives the dish that delicious saltiness.

We recommend exploring this recipe on the weekends, since the preparation can take up to one hour. Or you can make the crust beforehand, and then the rest is easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.

Zucchini and Tomato Frittata – for all the zucchini lovers

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Frittata Recipe With Zucchini And Fresh Tomato
Frittata recipe, is a delicious recipe where you can have fun with your imagination. In th is recipe today we have added zucchini and some fresh tomato.
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Prep: 10min Cook: 10min
  • eggs
    5 eggs
  • parmesan cheese
    50 g parmesan cheese
  • zucchini
    2 zucchini medium
  • fresh tomato
    1 fresh tomato
  • onion
    1 onion
  • olive oil
    3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper
    black pepper

If you’re looking for staple keto breakfast dish that’s similar to quiche, then you’re going to love the Italian frittata. It’s easier to make than the traditional quiche, since it doesn’t have a crust. And it requires less than half an hour of work in the kitchen. The main ingredient of this gorgeous dish are fried eggs. That shouldn’t be surprising, since the word frittata comes from the Italian verb friggere, meaning “to fry”. You can really play with the add-ins here. Our favorites are definitely zucchinis and tomatoes, so we recommend trying out the Zucchini and Tomato Frittata recipe. If you’re a veggie lover, we reckon that zucchinis have the power to make any meal better, and it’s no different with this Italian dish. And can you imagine an Italian dish without a sprinkle of the savory Parmigiano Reggiano!? Yum!

Huevos Divorciados – the divorced eggs
Huevos Divorciados
Huevos Divorciados (or divorced eggs) is an authentic Mexican breakfast dish made with a r ed and green salsa served with fried eggs.
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Prep: 5min Cook: 20min
  • tomatillos
    4 tomatillos husked and rinsed
  • roma tomatoes
    3 roma tomatoes
  • yellow onion
    0.5 yellow onion small, halved
  • jalapeno peppers
    2 jalapeno peppers stems removed, seeds removed if you don’t want it spicy
  • cloves garlic
    2 cloves garlic
  • cilantro
    5 sprigs cilantro
  • kosher salt
    1 teaspoon kosher salt divided, plus more to taste
  • olive oil
    2 teaspoons olive oil divided
  • olive oil
    1 tablespoon olive oil
  • eggs
    4 eggs large
  • cotija cheese
    cotija cheese or queso fresco, for garnish
  • cilantro
    cilantro for garnish

There probably isn’t a cuisine that does breakfast more wholesomely that the Mexican cuisine. But you’ve surely expected a bit of an ode to Huevos Rancheros. Though this classic dish surely deserves to be mentioned, we though we’d give you taste of a less popular, but equally good Mexican breakfast dish. Huevos Divorciados, literally meaning “divorced eggs”, usually consists of two eggs separated on a plate by two different salsas. The most commonly used salsas are the red and green ones, representing the colors of the Mexican flag. These salsas contrast not only in color, but in taste as well. The red one is typically made with tomatoes and red chili peppers, while the green one uses green chili peppers. Huevos Divorciados is a hearty and nutritious meal and its keto version is truly to die for!

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Baked Egg Ricotta Cups – the energy booster

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Baked Egg Ricotta Cups
For breakfast, everyone should make these Baked Egg Ricotta Thyme Cups. Why? They are so g ood! Soft eggs over a zesty ricotta cheese mixture will fill you up with the energy you need to start your day!
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Prep: 5min Cook: 15min
  • extra virgin olive oil
    4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided, more for greasing ramekin
  • ricotta cheese
    0.5 cup ricotta cheese
  • garlic clove
    1 garlic clove minced
  • fresh thyme leaves
    1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • lemon zest
    1 teaspoon lemon zest from organic lemon
  • parsley
    1 teaspoon parsley chopped
  • kale
    0.5 cup kale chopped, stems removed
  • eggs
    4 eggs
  • sea salt
    pinch sea salt
  • ground black pepper
    0.25 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • red pepper flakes
    0.13 teaspoon red pepper flakes more if you like it spicy

This is one of those no-fuss dishes that you just pop in the oven for 15 minutes, and you’ve got yourself the most delicious meal! The zesty ricotta cheese works amazingly well with the creamy eggs. The added kale, fresh parsley and thyme balance the eggs and cheese combo perfectly, refreshing it with the vibrant green color. If you like to start your day on the spicier side, then the crushed chili pepper flakes will get the job done. These are, of course, completely optional. But we do recommend including the lemon zest. It complements the kale and other herbs, highlighting the ricotta’s zesty flavor.

Keto Breakfast Ideas Galore

Following a dietary regime can sometimes feel very limiting, and sources for creativity in the kitchen can seem easily exhausted. That’s why it’s always important to experiment. Getting to try out new feeds means you can stick to guidelines of a certain diet, but don’t feel like you’re missing out. Because we’re here from inspiration all the way to eating, we decided to collect a number of keto breakfast recipes from all over the world from the Mediterranean to Mexico. We hope you’ll love our keto breakfast ideas list as much as we’ve loved creating it. Bon Appétit!