17 Satisfying Low-Carb Breakfasts That Go Way Beyond Eggs

Good Low-Carb Morning!

Paleo Turkey, Bacon, and Egg Skillet

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Love eating breakfast, but looking to avoid carbs? Whether you are eating keto, cutting calories, or just looking for healthy breakfast ideas, these easy, delicious recipes for low-carb breakfasts will give you a fantastic start to your day.

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    Cottage Cheese Pancakes

    Cottage Cheese Pancakes

    Elaine Lemm

    Who knew cottage cheese could be so delicious? Even if you usually skip this dairy product, you will be amazed by how cottage cheese creates gorgeously moist and tender pancakes, with crisp edges, and a fantastic, tangy taste. Plus, these easy pancakes pack lots of healthy protein, with none of the usual carbs. Drizzle them with your favorite syrup, and top with fresh fruit, for a guilt-free morning meal.

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    Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

    Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

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    Wake up to a creamy, tropical pineapple smoothie that tastes like paradise in a glass. This healthy blender breakfast includes both coconut milk and shredded coconut, for a double layer of coconut flavor. Using frozen pineapple chunks is a clever trick that yields a texture similar to a frozen cocktail. No sugar is needed, either — just add a little honey for sweetness.

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    Crustless Chard and Bacon Quiche

    Crustless Chard and Bacon Quiche

    Diana Rattray

    Without a heavy pastry crust, this savory quiche with bacon, cheese, and healthy greens is an excellent low-carb breakfast or brunch idea. You need only a handful of ingredients, plus salt and pepper, to make it. Enjoy it straight from the oven, or make ahead and freeze up to two months, wrapped in foil and sealed in an air-tight plastic bag.

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    Acai Berry Parfait

    Acai Berry Parfait

    Leah Maroney

    Whip up a healthy breakfast in a flash with this layered superfood parfait that includes frozen fruits. Rich-tasting, ruby-red acai, banana, orange juice, and maple syrup are a simple, yet scrumptious, combination. Gussy it up with your choice of toppings (try pumpkin seeds, chopped nuts, or low-carb granola), and a sprinkle of cinnamon, if you like.

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    Easy Vegan Tofu Scramble

    Easy Vegan Tofu Scramble

    The Spruce

    You need only a block of tofu, some onion and green pepper, and simple seasonings to make this amazing, heart-healthy tofu scramble. Even non-vegans will enjoy this plant-based version of the classic morning scramble that makes a great everyday breakfast. Tweak to taste with your choice of extra veggies, dried spices, and chopped fresh herbs.

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    Gluten-Free Blueberry Pancakes

    Gluten-Free Blueberry Pancakes

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    Fluffy, light, and bursting with fresh blueberries, these scrumptious breakfast pancakes are a delightful treat. They are made with gluten-free flour (or use the same quantity of almond flour, if you like) and practically beg to be slathered in warm maple syrup.

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    Breakfast Stuffed Apples

    Breakfast Stuffed Apples

    The Spruce/Katarina Zunic

    With apple pie spices, brown sugar, and nuts, these warm stuffed apples are a wonderful way to greet the day on chilly mornings. Simply core an apple nearly to the bottom, fill the center with crumble ingredients, and bake until the fruit is soft and tender. To keep this breakfast low in carbs, replace rolled oats with chia seeds or unsweetened shredded coconut.

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    Cinnamon and Date Chia Pudding

    Cinnamon and Date Chia Pudding

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    Create a naturally creamy, sweet, ultra-healthy breakfast parfait with chia seeds, Medjool dates, almond milk, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon. Combine all of the ingredients the night before, and leave to chill in the fridge. The chia seeds will swell as they absorb the almond milk, transforming into an irresistibly thick pudding.

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    Paleo Turkey, Bacon, and Egg Skillet

    Paleo Turkey, Bacon, and Egg Skillet

    The Spruce/Ulyana Verbytska

    Cook up a low-carb breakfast of champions with this hearty, slightly spicy Paleo scramble. It is not only delicious and filling, pairing protein-packed ground turkey with bacon, eggs, avocado, bell pepper, onion, and sweet potato, but easy to make, with a little prep work. Cut up the veggies the night before, and fry them up in the morning, for a great kick start to your day.

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    Pizza Omelet

    Pizza Omelet

     Leah Maroney

    A combination of two favorite foods, this recipe for a pizza omelet is naturally low-carb and high protein. A fluffy omelet is filled with marinara, melty cheese, and pepperoni for a breakfast treat. Adults and kids alike will request this easy dish time and time again.

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    Raw Food Green Kale Smoothie

    Raw Food Green Kale Smoothie

    The Spruce/Cara Cormack

    Get your green juice groove on with this raw vegan smoothie that packs great taste, and outstanding nutritive value, with nary a carb in sight. It's also a great use for those ripe bananas on your counter. You'll be buzzing with energy after downing this refreshing, herb-infused breakfast blend of banana, orange juice, kale, parsley, mint, and cilantro.

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    Keto Waffles

    Keto Waffles

    The Spruce/Laurel Randolph

    Keto waffles are a grain-free, sugar-free alternative to a favorite weekend breakfast treat. Make them with almond flour, almond butter, whipped egg whites, and a little stevia, for perfectly light and crispy waffles that taste fantastic topped with berries, syrup, or even a fried egg. Use non-dairy milk, if you like, to make them lactose free.

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    Green Shakshuka

    Green Shakshuka

    Anita Schecter

    Green shakshuka replacing the typical tomato sauce with a creamy mixture of spinach and broccoli rabe. Eggs cook on top until just set for a breakfast or brunch main dish that's low carb and high protein.

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    Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Savory Breakfast Muffins

    Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Savory Breakfast Muffins

    Leah Maroney

    Savory make-ahead breakfast muffins are low in carbs, and the perfect breakfast solution to what to feed kids on busy weekday mornings. Each hand-held serving is loaded with sausage, eggs, cheddar cheese, and spinach, for a healthy boost of energy. Store up to a week in the fridge in an air-tight container, or freeze for easy reheating anytime.

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    Breakfast Sweet Potato Toasts

    Breakfast Sweet Potato Toasts

    The Spruce/Jennifer Perillo

    Love avocado toast but looking for a yummy, bread-free option? Say hello to sweet potato toast. All you need is a sharp chef’s knife, and your oven, to turn this healthy veggie into a tasty, sturdy platform for any toast-worthy topping, from classic peanut butter and banana, to creamy ricotta and berries. Bake a batch and store for toasting and topping whenever the mood strikes.

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    Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Morning Glory Muffins

    Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Morning Glory Muffins

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    Morning Glory muffins taste like spiced carrot cake combined with warm apple cake. They have a little bit of everything, from pineapple to coconut, and make a scrumptious introduction to your day. Use a low-carb gluten-free flour blend for a nutritious, eat-in-the-car treat you can enjoy on a keto diet.

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    Cream Cheese Pancakes

    Cream Cheese Pancakes

    Leah Maroney

    Cream cheese pancakes are delicate, lightly sweet-tasting, and have practically zero carbs. Plus, with only 5 ingredients, they are quick and easy to make. Top with a little powdered sugar and a few fresh berries for Mother's Day breakfast, or a special morning treat for two.