Are mornings a constant state of rush for you? Do you feel like it’s go-go-go from the moment you wake up?
Even though you know you should be having breakfast every day, sometimes ... There. Just. Isn't. Enough. Time. Especially if you're on a low-carb keto diet and can't just pop a bagel in your mouth and make a dash out the front door.
If you’re on the ketogenic diet, you’re not alone. Keto is growing in popularity, especially for its weight loss benefits. On a typical 2000-calorie daily diet, the keto diet recommends that your carb intake should be limited to between 20 to 50 grams per day in order for your body to enter a state of ketosis.
While you could do a quick Google search for low-carb recipes and come up with everything from frittatas to casseroles, the problem is that so many of them tend to take more than 30 minutes to make. And nobody's got time for that.
Sure, scrambled eggs are an easy-to-make, high-protein, low-carb breakfast option. But you probably don’t want them for breakfast every single day. Where's the variety or fun in that? Keep reading for some quick keto breakfast ideas that won’t ruin your diet or make you late for your Monday morning meeting.
Quick Keto Breakfast Recipe Ideas
To save you time and add some variety to your morning routine, we've scoured the internet for quick keto breakfast ideas with a cook time of half an hour or less. Get ready to start your day with some pep in your step.
Keto Avocado Smoothie With Coconut Milk, Ginger, and Turmeric
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When it comes to making breakfast, you probably can't get any quicker than a smoothie. With 4.18 net carbs per smoothie, this avocado smoothie recipe takes just 10 minutes and is sugar-free, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly as well.
The ginger and turmeric make it high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, while the avocado and coconut milk are full of healthy fats and give it a rich, creamy taste. Make this smoothie for breakfast and you'll be out the door and on to the next adventure in no time.
White Chocolate Fat Bombs
Image: Low Carb Yum
Chocolate for breakfast? Yes, but only because this is a keto version and takes just 15 minutes to make. This recipe is especially helpful if you're struggling to include more fat on your low-carb, high-fat keto diet. It doesn't contain any added sugar — which is what makes most chocolate unhealthy in the first place.
Pair it with hot coffee or tea for a choc-tastic way to start your morning. However, while it doesn't contain any carbs (yep, zero), it also doesn't contain protein (yep, also zero), so you may want to have some grain-free snacks on hand to prevent a potential mid-morning slump.
Low-Carb Breakfast Sandwich
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Made from coconut flour, the bread used in this sandwich is spongy, keto-friendly, and gluten-free. Even better, it takes all of 90 seconds to make — and after that, you're free to fill it up keto ingredients of your heart's desire. This particular recipe used one large egg, one slice of cheese, and once slice of deli ham, and takes 20 minutes to make. There's a total of 3 net carbs per serving.
Keto Breakfast Tacos With Spicy Ketchup
Image: Primal Kitchen
You'll be scrambling eggs, but this taco recipe kicks up the experience in just 30 minutes. Because tortillas are typically made from high-carb wheat, this recipe will show you how to quickly make your own with shredded cheddar cheese instead. Top it with a protein such as bacon or sausage, and add some jalapeños to give it extra bite. And we can all exclaim olé for a breakfast that contains just 4 net carbs per serving.
Zucchini and Prosciutto Egg Muffins
Don't look askance at us, we're not suggesting you have the typical carb- and sugar-laden muffins you typically get at a bakery.
Made with eggs, prosciutto, and veggies such as zucchini, bell pepper, and baby spinach, this recipe is a high-protein breakfast masquerading as what sounds like a decadent treat.
In just 30 minutes, you can enjoy this deliciously convenient breakfast either at home or while on the go. You can also meal prep and store these muffins in the fridge for up to four days (or freeze them for several weeks).
Easy Keto Low-Carb Sugar-Free Blueberry Breakfast Muffins
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While blueberry muffins may sound like a whole lot of sweetness, you’ll be happy to know that these treats have only two net carbs each. The secret lies in using almond flour and almond milk, as well as avoiding sugar.
These fluffy little muffins take just 30 minutes to whip up and because it yields 12 per recipe, you can expect some leftovers too.
Cauliflower Bread With Crispy Bacon, Poached Eggs and Avocado
Want to sneak more veggies into your diet? Cauliflower bread is an easy way to do so. Cauliflower bread is a common keto recipe, but what makes this one special is that it's dairy-free. Instead of using cream or shredded cheddar cheese to bind the cauliflower together, just use a tablespoon of psyllium husk and a little coconut flour.
It takes 30 minutes to make this great brunch dish, so you may want to make a double batch and keep the slices in the fridge (making this an even quicker breakfast the next day). Each serving has just 5.5 grams of net carbs.
Low-Carb Keto Banana Nut Protein Pancakes
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There's just two steps to this pancake recipe: blend and fry. Total cook time is 30 minutes, but that also depends on how many pancakes you actually make. (If you make less, you can always refrigerate the batter for the next day).
The protein powder not only ups your protein intake to keep you fuller for longer, but also adds to the fluffiness of the pancakes. Top it with plain unsweetened Greek yogurt, cream cheese, or ricotta for added fat. There are 8 grams of net carbs per pancake, so just make sure you don't eat a giant stack all by yourself.
Quick Keto Breakfast That's Quicker Than the Flash
For days when you need a quicker-than-quick keto breakfast, count on low-carb cereal. Yes, you read that right. You really can enjoy the sweet, crunchy, and tasty treat of your childhood even if you're on a low-carb diet, because believe it or not, cereal can be a healthy breakfast option too.
The Cereal School cereal is completely sugar-free, grain-free, and gluten-free, and made from all natural non-GMO ingredients with no artificial sweeteners or colors. But what makes it truly keto-friendly is that each serving contains just one minuscule little carb and 16 whopping grams of protein. (And it tastes great, too.)
And just when you thought an easy breakfast option like cereal couldn't get any quicker, we've gone and made it even easier by making it possible for you to pour your milk directly into a bag of cereal. You can thank us later for this stroke of laziness, er, we mean genius. It's time to enjoy cereal again!