Everyone loves eggs because there are hundreds of delicious recipes based on them. For the keto diet, eggs are a magical ingredient that allows you to diversify your diet and keep an eye on the number of carbohydrates on your daily menu. Besides, eggs are a great energy source before an intense workout or morning yoga session.
An egg breakfast is a great keto choice for a healthy, low-carb diet. Eggs contain protein and healthy fats that can saturate you for a long time and satisfy your nutrient needs. There are many enjoyable egg keto breakfast recipes, and everyone will find the perfect option.
While eggs are the perfect keto breakfast, they can get boring if you don’t mix them up. I eat eggs almost every morning as part of my keto diet and would love to share my favorite recipes with you. You will definitely not get bored! Try them and enjoy delicious and healthy food!
Mexican Keto Breakfast
If you’re tired of plain fried eggs, there is a great nutritious keto breakfast option. I make myself such a breakfast when I have a long day without a snack or when I need to take a long break during intermittent fasting. This option turns out to be very satisfying and gives me energy for the whole day.
Preparing this keto breakfast with a light Mexican flavor will take you about 20-30 minutes. So, take any minced meat (I often use a mix of beef and pork) and fry in a pan until half cooked. Add two chopped tomatoes, bell pepper, and your favorite herbs like parsley or coriander. Cook it for another 5-7 minutes. Crack two eggs in there, turn down the heat, and cook until the eggs are fried. You can add any keto vegetables, cheese, and fresh herbs to your liking.
Season it with salt, pepper and serve with delicious keto tortillas. I’ve already told you how to choose the right keto tortilla or cook it yourself. You can eat it as a taco or just enjoy the hearty eggs and soft tortilla. Just be mindful of carbs and count both vegetables and tortillas in your daily intake.
Do you like burgers and miss them on a keto diet? I have great news for you! You can enjoy delicious keto burgers and not be afraid of extra carbs. This breakfast will please everyone and will satisfy you for a long time. It is very easy to prepare and, perhaps, you will like this option more than a classic burger because it is a juicy healthy option.
I cook two options – one with an egg for breakfast and the other with juicy beef patties for dinner. You can also make keto buns. However, I prefer substituting two avocado halves for the buns. So the instructions are very simple.
Take one ripe avocado, peel the skin, remove the pit, and cut it in half. Spread both halves with keto mayo or your favorite keto tomato sauce. Add a couple of onion rings, bell pepper and tomato, and some herbs of your choice. Fry two strips of bacon and place them over vegetables. Then fry one egg, and place it on top of the vegetables, cover it with the other half of the avocado. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and your favorite spices, and enjoy!
If you want to add a patty, take some ground beef, shape the patty, fry on both sides until tender, and place between the bacon and the egg. Such a hearty breakfast will appeal to all burger lovers and will give you strength for the whole day.
This difficult word is the name of a dish popular in the Middle East and North Africa. Despite the fact that it sounds unusual, it is actually a very satisfying and healthy breakfast that can be made in 10 minutes. I recommend that you cook it after a period of keto-adaptation, as shakshuka contains a lot of vegetables, and you can exceed your daily carb limit. During the keto-adaptation period, you can also cook shakshuka, but you should consider all the vegetables you add.
Shakshuka is basically scrambled eggs with lots of vegetables. It is juicy, satisfying, and delicious. To prepare it, you need two tomatoes, one bell pepper, half an onion, some garlic, herbs, and two eggs. You can also add goat cheese or feta for a richer flavor.
Preheat a skillet, sauté the onions and add the diced tomatoes and bell peppers. If you are short on time to prepare your breakfast, you can use canned tomatoes. There is no bell pepper in the basic recipe, but I love it in combination with tomatoes and eggs. Simmer this mixture for about five minutes, stirring constantly. When the tomatoes are soft and juicy, add a little garlic to taste and mix thoroughly. Poach two eggs on top and simmer until eggs are tender.
Season it with your favorite herbs and eat with pleasure! The original shakshuka recipe is not spicy but rather fresh and aromatic. But if you’re into hot food, try adding a pinch of cayenne pepper and chili flakes. This is delicious!
Keto Mushroom Omelet
If you want a tender and light breakfast without meat, then this option is for you. As you know, mushrooms are great for the keto diet as they are almost carbohydrate-free. And I use them very often to diversify various dishes, including breakfast. Here’s an option for my favorite mushroom and vegetable omelet. It’s a serving of fiber, protein, and fat that’s a light yet hearty breakfast.
So, take a couple of eggs, add a couple of tablespoons of heavy cream (or plant-based milk if you are lactose intolerant), salt this mixture, and stir with a fork. You do not need to beat the omelet with a mixer, as a fork can help you get a delicate texture. Preheat a skillet and pour out your mixture. Cover and cook for 3-5 minutes. Place the omelet on a plate.
Chop up your favorite mushrooms, some tomatoes, and bell pepper, or add some onion and garlic if you like. Fry this mixture in ghee for 3-5 minutes and spread over half of the omelet. Cover with the second half of the omelet and garnish with your favorite herbs. Optionally, you can use keto mayonnaise and fried bacon to add healthy fats to the scrambled eggs.
Bacon and Sausage Scrambled Eggs
This is a great keto recipe for a hearty fatty breakfast that I often use when I eat once a day as part of OMAD fasting. The combination of eggs and bacon keeps me full for a long time, and I feel a lot of energy all day long. This type of breakfast is one of the simplest and fastest. You can prepare it in five minutes.
To scramble your eggs, you can add a couple of tablespoons of heavy cream or just use eggs. Break the eggs into a bowl, season with salt, pepper, and spices, and beat lightly with a fork until smooth. Preheat a skillet for 1-2 minutes and melt a piece of butter or ghee in it. Pour the egg mixture and let sit for about 30 seconds.
Stir the eggs gently with a wooden spoon and let them sit for another 10 seconds. Repeat this until the eggs are completely cooked but remain tender and soft. If you cook them for too long, they will dry out. Fry a few strips of bacon or your favorite sausages (I do both), and enjoy the perfect keto breakfast!
This breakfast contains almost no carbohydrates. However, I want to remind you that in order for this dish to remain completely keto, you need to pay attention to choosing the right bacon without added sugar. You can read about how to do this in our post on choosing bacon for keto.
Keto Breakfast Plate
This idea will come in handy for those who always have little time to prepare food. You can also take such a snack with you, and it will make up a full keto meal that will saturate you for a long time and keep your ketosis safe. All you have to do is boil the eggs, and you can do this in the evening if you have very little time.
Take a plate and fill it with various keto food. Here are the main ingredients of my breakfast plate:
- Boiled eggs
- Sun-dried tomatoes
- Avocado slices
- Keto sauces.
Combine these foods in different options for a quick, filling, and varied keto breakfast or snack. All you need to do is boil a couple of eggs and chop the rest of the ingredients. When using a variety of berries and vegetables, remember to count your carbs so that you don’t exceed your daily intake.
Baked Avocado and Eggs
This keto breakfast option will appeal to all avocado lovers. As I’ve told you before, avocados are the healthiest fruit in the keto diet as they contain a lot of healthy fats. Therefore, I recommend that you include avocado in your diet 2-3 times a week. Some people don’t like the taste of raw avocado, and in this case, I have a great idea.
All you need to do is cut the avocado in half without peeling the skin, remove the pit and add the filling. An egg is a great choice; just place it inside the avocado instead of the pit. If I have small avocados, I use quail eggs or half a chicken egg (one egg mixed and divided on top of two avocado parts).
Season it with your favorite spices and bake for 10-15 minutes in the oven until the eggs are cooked through. Optionally, you can add chopped bacon or grate cheese on top. I recommend you choose ripe avocados for this recipe if you want the delicate, creamy texture of the baked fruit. I’m sure you will like it!
You will need muffin tins to make this keto breakfast. I won’t give you the exact recipe because I always cook it out of proportion. You need to break a couple of eggs into a bowl and add whatever keto ingredients you like. You can add a couple of tablespoons of any keto flour for a firmer, muffin-like texture. Here are my favorite options:
- Bacon and cheese
- Ham and tomatoes
- Parmesan and sun-dried tomatoes
- Broccoli and boiled chicken
- Spinach and sausages
- Asparagus and bell pepper
- Shrimps and zucchini.
Combine the finely chopped ingredients with the egg, add salt and pepper and pour into baking tins. Pre-grease them with butter or spray them with olive oil. Fill in the tins by about ¾ because the mix will increase in volume. Bake for 10-15 minutes, garnish with grated cheese or herbs and serve with any keto sauce. This is delicious!
This version of the omelet is perfect for breakfast for the whole family because it is simple and healthy. Besides, spinach gives it a delicate taste and aroma. This omelet can be supplemented with bacon if you want a more satisfying breakfast. Moreover, it is very simple and quick to prepare this recipe, and it will help you out when there is no time for long preparation.
Break several eggs into a bowl, and add a little heavy cream or plant milk, salt, and spices to your taste. Shake the mixture with a fork until smooth. Rinse a couple of cups of fresh spinach leaves and stir in the eggs.
Preheat a skillet and melt a small piece of butter. Pour the omelet mixture and fry, covered for 5-10 minutes, depending on the amount. You can also bake it in the oven by adding a piece of butter to the middle. You will get a delicious and healthy keto breakfast that will keep you in ketosis.
Salmon and Eggs
This egg breakfast is also very simple and great for the keto diet. I really love the combination of salmon and herb-flavored boiled eggs. Cooking salmon is very simple. I usually buy ready-made gravlax or cure salmon myself by simply sprinkling the fillet with salt for 48 hours. I also sometimes bake pieces of salmon or fry them in a pan for 3-5 minutes, sprinkled with lemon juice.
Boil a couple of eggs, peel them, and cut them in half. A quick tip for boiling eggs:
- 4-5 minutes – soft
- 7 minutes- medium
- 10 minutes – hard.
Add the salmon cooked to your liking and enjoy a delicious high-fat, low-carb breakfast. You can garnish this dish with fresh herbs or add any keto sauce you like. Gravlax goes well with cream cheese, mustard sauce, and chopped dill. A breakfast like this will keep you full for a long time and help maintain your ketosis.
For this recipe, you will need special baking tins. I do not recommend that you use standard muffin pans as these baked eggs are very tender and will be difficult to remove from the mold. I have both silicone non-stick muffin cups and porcelain muffin cups. Both options will work great for baking eggs.
So, place your favorite keto snacks in the baking cup. Most often, I use one keto vegetable (tomato, asparagus, or zucchini), some cheese of any kind, and some bacon or sausages. Crack one egg gently into a cup, and do not stir. Bake over medium heat for about 10 minutes, serve hot and enjoy this tender breakfast!
Eggs Benedict and Keto Buns
I think you’ve already made a classic version of the eggs Benedict using toast, poached eggs, bacon, and tender Hollandaise sauce. What if I tell you that you can cook it in the keto version? After all, all the ingredients are keto except bread, but there is a simple way out of this situation.
So, to make tender, soft keto buns, you will need the following ingredients:
- Mozzarella cheese 60 g
- Cream cheese 120 g
- Almond flour 2 tbsp
- Coconut flour 2 tsp
- Baking powder 1 tsp
- Egg 1 pc
Place the cream cheese in a bowl, grate the mozzarella, and place it on top. Heat the cheese in the microwave at 30-second intervals and stir each time until the cheese is smooth. Cool slightly. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Add two eggs to the cheese, add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. It will be perfect if you use a mixer with a dough attachment for it.
Divide the dough into eight pieces and roll each into a ball (brush your hands with olive oil to prevent the dough from sticking). Place the balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Beat the egg in a bowl and brush over the balls of dough. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake until golden brown.
These keto buns are a great option for those who miss bread while on a keto diet. You can use them for sandwiches, burgers, bagels and just eat them with cream cheese. To make eggs Benedict, cut a bun in half, place two strips of fried bacon on top, add a poached egg, and sprinkle it with keto sauce or keto mayo. Bon Appetit!
I bet you love pancakes for breakfast. It is a magic combination for a pleasant morning, which gives you a good mood for the whole day. The great news is that you can enjoy pancakes while on a keto diet without harming your ketosis! And I’ll tell you how to do it!
To make ten medium keto pancakes, you need:
- eggs 4 pcs
- any plant milk 100 ml
- almond flour 60 g
- coconut flour 20 g
- sweetener 2 tbsp
- baking powder 1 tsp
- vanilla extract
- coconut oil (for frying.)
Beat eggs until creamy, add all other ingredients and mix thoroughly until smooth. Heat a skillet, brush it with coconut oil and fry the pancakes for 3 minutes on each side. Serve with berries, sugar-free whipped cream, and any keto-friendly syrup.
You can see that you have various delicious egg recipes for a great keto breakfast. These recipes do not require any special ingredients, and you can prepare them in a short time. Of course, many more recipes for a hearty keto breakfast exist, so use your imagination and experiment. Diversify your keto menu and enjoy healthy eating!