We haven’t quite pinpointed why breakfast on the keto diet is such a conundrum. After all, there seems to be so many options: scrambled eggs, scrambled eggs and sausage, omelets, frittatas, egg muffins. But what about keto breakfast no eggs?
Indeed, whipping up breakfast on the ketogenic diet can be quite the rise-and-shine-riddle, if you’re tired of eggs.
Because of all the stereotypical breakfast foods, eggs are one of the few favorites which are, and always were, keto. Sure, you can loop breakfast sausage and bacon in there. But what are those items typically served with? Eggs.
If there’s one thing we learned when starting a low-carb lifestyle, it’s that almost any food can be made keto-friendly. All it takes is a few tweaks in ingredients, which we know a thing or two about.
12 Keto Breakfast Ideas With No Eggs
Keto breakfast no eggs? No problem. Whether you’re intolerant to eggs or simply need a break from them, here are a dozen keto breakfast recipes that pass on the yolks. And they won't kick you out of ketosis.
1. Maple Cream Cheese Keto Pumpkin Muffins
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Alright, let’s be real: If you’re following the keto diet, you’re not dipping your paws into the muffin basket. But with a few simple ingredient tweaks, you can make the most decadent treats keto-friendly. (Trust us, we’re experts in this arena).
By swapping in almond and coconut flour for white flour, these keto breakfast muffins are packed with over 7 grams of protein but contain just 3.4 grams of net carbs.
2. Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding
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Pudding … for breakfast? Sure, if that pudding just happens to be chia pudding. This low-carb recipe is paleo, vegan, and keto-friendly, and contains just three base ingredients. Combine chia seeds, blueberries, and coconut milk in a bowl to rest overnight, then top with a low-glycemic sweetener, blueberries, or other fresh fruit.
3. Keto Avolicious Bacon Sanga
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Do you remember those incredible breakfast sandwiches you had as a kid? You know, a buttery croissant smothered in melted cheese, ham, and eggs? This isn’t that — but we promise it’s just as good. You’ll stack homemade guacamole (complete with jalapenos, avocado, onion, and lime) on stacks of bacon for the easiest, most satisfying high-protein breakfast “sandwich” you can make.
4. Keto Lemon Poppyseed Waffles
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It’s a pancake, it’s a muffin, it’s a waffle. These lemon poppyseed waffles are three breakfast treats in one, and you decide which way to go. And since this is your low-carb party, you also get to decide which way to top it: smothered in peanut butter and low-carb chocolate chips, or sprinkled with blueberries and sugar-free syrup.
5. Schoolyard Snacks
Our all-time favorite breakfast food — even before we went low-carb — never had eggs to begin with. We love a good bowl of cereal (understatement of the year), but finding one that was keto-friendly was next to impossible.
With no options on store shelves, we made it ourselves. Not to toot our own horn or anything, but we low-key nailed it, with a bowl of goodness that packs 16 grams of protein and just a single gram of carbs.
6. Keto Cauliflower Hash Browns
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You can argue all you want, but frankly there’s no breakfast side dish that can compete with hash browns. (Unless you’re looking for cereal with a side of cereal, of course.)
Since potatoes are a no-go on keto, we’re loving these reinvented crispy hash browns made with cauliflower. Oh, and did we mention they contain just one gram of net carbs per serving?
7. Vanilla Nut Bliss Balls & Breakfast Cookies
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By now, you’re probably familiar with no-bake protein balls on the keto diet. These gluten-free, vegan, protein-packed balls of joy will keep away your hanger pains, no matter what time of day.
But while they might be your go-to snack option, they make for an ideal on-the-go breakfast option that's loaded in healthy fats. Make a batch at the beginning of the week, then store in the fridge for the mornings you find yourself sprinting out the door.
8. Low-Carb Smoothie Bowl With Cauliflower and Greens
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When looking for a low-carb and egg-free breakfast, smoothies seem like an easy solution. But finding a smoothie that isn’t packed with frozen bananas, apples, or pineapple? Now that’s a different story.
This breakfast smoothie bowl is surprisingly low in carbohydrates. How? Because it uses spinach, zucchini, and cauliflower as its base. Top with hemp hearts, berries, or no-sugar keto granola to finish it off.
9. Lemon Glazed Donut Holes
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How can a donut hole recipe possibly make the keto cut? We were pretty puzzled too until we read the ingredients list.
These yummy, low-carb donuts are made with almond flour, lemon juice, and monk fruit sweetener, so they won’t spike your blood sugar levels. A whole batch is ready in just 15 minutes, making them the easiest baked treats you’ll enjoy this week.
10. Whipped Cottage Cheese With Almond Butter and Banana
If you used to devour Greek yogurt at breakfast, you simply have to try this recipe. This keto-friendly, totally eggless breakfast dish is made with whipping cottage cheese for a creamy, dreamy bowl you’ll want to wolf down.
While this version is topped with a few banana slices, nuts, and almond butter, you can top yours with chia, flaxseed, sliced strawberries, or a drizzle of agave syrup.
11. Keto Grain-Free Hemp Heart Porridge
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Raise your hand if you miss oatmeal on the keto diet. What was that, a unanimous vote? As the breakfast bowl lovers we are, we completely empathize with you.
Fortunately, this healthy high-fat, grainless porridge fits perfectly into your low-carb diet. Made with dairy-free milk, hemp hearts, flaxseed, coconut oil, stevia, chia, and a dash of vanilla, it’s the low-carb breakfast you've been waiting for.
12. Cheesy Low-Carb No-Egg Sausage Mushroom Breakfast
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At first glance, it may seem that all the breakfast bakes, breakfast skillets, and breakfast bowls out there come with eggs at the forefront. But trust us, you can easily lose the eggs, keep the protein, and load up your skillet with veggies for the same effect.
Your New Favorite Egg-Free Breakfast
There’s one food, and one food alone, that most of us will never grow tired of: Cereal.
It doesn't matter which meal it is — breakfast, lunch, or dinner — it seems downing a bowl of cereal is always a good idea. And while we hope these keto recipes have given you some tasty ideas to work into your weekly meal plan, we'd be lying if we said we didn't have a favorite.
When it comes to our favorite low-carb breakfast — eggless or otherwise — it's always a bowl of Schoolyard Snacks. Made with just one gram of carbs and absolutely zero sugar, it's the perfect keto breakfast.
With three flavors to choose from, including Cinnamon Bun, Fruity, or Cocoa, the only decision you need to make come breakfast time is which to enjoy first.