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7 Keto-Friendly Breakfast Recipes For Every Morning This Week

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Editor of Original Content at LittleThings. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for sites like BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Unwritten. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law and Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

Right now, the keto diet is all the rage. People all over the world are trying out this low-carb, high-fat diet and loving their results.

One of the best things about the keto diet is that there are so many options — you don’t have to cut out everything you love in order to lose weight. Plus, there are great apps out there, like Noom, that make the weight loss journey so much easier.

If you’re always worried that diets mean nothing but salads, smoothies, and protein shakes, the keto diet could be the right choice for you. With the keto diet, you can still eat hearty meals that will really fill you up — even for breakfast!

Gone are the days of protein bars and grumbling stomachs; with these keto-friendly breakfast recipes, you’ll never start your morning hungry again. Check out these seven recipes — one for each day of the week.

1. Keto Pancakes

pancakes

Just because you’re on a diet doesn’t mean you can’t eat delicious, decadent pancakes. These low-carb pancakes have just eight ingredients — and they’re absolutely scrumptious.

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • Butter

In a bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until smooth. For additional flavor, add lemon zest, cinnamon, or other spices.

In a nonstick pan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Pour a small amount of batter into the pan and cook until golden brown (about 2 minutes). Flip and cook another 2 minutes.

Serve topped with butter and keto-friendly maple syrup.

2. Egg Muffins

egg muffin

Let’s be honest — getting ready to leave the house in the morning can be pretty hectic. If you always find yourself rushing out the door in the morning, these savory egg muffins are the perfect breakfast for you.

  • 6 eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Meat
  • Cheese
  • Vegetables

Using your favorite meats, cheeses, and vegetables, make yourself some delicious egg cups. Grease your muffin tin with butter, then add your mix-ins. Some great options include onions and peppers, bacon, and cheddar cheese. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, salt, and pepper. Pour the eggs over your toppings, then bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.

3. Breakfast Casserole

breakfast casserole

Breakfast casserole is a hearty and delicious way to start your morning — and the whole family will absolutely love it.

  • 12 eggs
  • 1 (8-ounce) package of breakfast sausage
  • 1 (8-ounce) package of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

In a skillet, cook breakfast sausage over medium-high heat, breaking it apart as it cooks. Once it is browned and crumbly, spread it over the bottom of a 9×13 dish. In a bowl, mix eggs, cream, shredded cheese, onions, tomato, and salt and pepper. Pour over the sausage. Bake the casserole at 350 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes.

4. Taco Breakfast Skillet

breakfast skillet

Using your favorite Mexican flavors, make this deliciously filling breakfast skillet.

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 tbsps. taco seasoning
  • 10 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Toppings: diced tomato, sliced avocado, sliced black olives, green onions, sour cream, salsa, jalapeño, cilantro

Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain off the excess fat, add taco seasoning, and simmer with a bit of water until the liquid has a sauce-like consistency. Remove half the beef and set it aside.

Crack the eggs into a large bowl and whisk together with heavy cream and half the cheddar cheese. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet over the ground beef. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes.

Top with the remaining beef, cheddar cheese, and whichever toppings you’d like.

5. Zucchini Boats

5. Zucchini Boats

These sausage-stuffed zucchini boats are the perfect way to start your morning — and they’ll definitely hold you over until lunch!

  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 2 tbsps. olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

First, cut the zucchini lengthwise and scoop out the centers using a spoon. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt, then place on a baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 400 degrees F.

Meanwhile, add the diced onion to a lightly oiled pan and sauté until onions start to brown. Then add the sausage to the pan and cook until sausage is fully done.

Stuff the mixture into the zucchini boats and cover with mozzarella cheese. Bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes to melt the cheese.

6. Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

avocado breakfast sandwich

Who says you can’t have a breakfast sandwich just because you’re doing the keto diet? This super-tasty sandwich cuts out the bread and gets right to the good stuff — the meat, eggs, and avocado.

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 piece lettuce
  • 1 slice tomato
  • Salt, pepper, black sesame seeds

This delicious breakfast sandwich is decadent and easy to make. First, peel and halve a ripe avocado. Next, fry up some bacon and eggs. Using the avocado as the “bread,” pile up your lettuce, tomato, egg, and bacon. Don’t forget to season the outside of the avocado with salt, pepper, and black sesame seeds!

7. Breakfast Hash

breakfast hash

If you absolutely love a good breakfast hash, you’ll be obsessed with this delicious low-carb recipe.

  • 6 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large head of cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper

In a large skillet, fry bacon until crispy. Transfer bacon out of skillet, then add cauliflower, bell pepper, and onion to the skillet. Cook vegetables until they start to turn golden brown. Add salt, pepper, and paprika. Next, add a few tablespoons of water to the skillet and cover for 5 minutes (until cauliflower is tender).

Take off the lid and stir in garlic. Using a spoon, make four holes in the hash to expose the skillet. Crack an egg into each hole and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle cheese and bacon over the entire skillet. Cover skillet with lid, cooking until eggs are done and cheese is melted.

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