Low-Carb, Keto Breakfasts That’ll Make You Forget About Grains and Added Sugar
March 15, 2019
Food fatigue is real, especially for the people who follow keto, carnivore or other very low-carb diets and stick to the same few recipes and ways of preparing food. We’re all for keeping it simple—Primal Kitchen’s founder, Mark Sisson’s most recognizable recipe is the Big Ass Salad, after all. But we’re also beings who crave variety (and there are thousands of ways to make a salad unique and interesting, BTW).
If you’re a longtime keto fan who eats the same egg dish every day, or if you’re a low-carb newbie wondering what to eat instead of your usual bagel or muffin, these keto breakfast recipes will make you a believer. There’s no sacrificing flavor here—hello bacon, truffle-like “treats” and coffee popsicles for breakfast!—and you’ll be nourished, sated, and ready to take on the day.
Two words: Cheese shell. The next-level lacey, crackly, savory, bronzed cheese shell makes a regular flour tortilla and even a toasted corn one seem so bland in comparison. Nestled inside the salty, snappy shell: fluffy scrambled eggs, crisp sugar-free bacon, fresh pico de gallo, sliced avocado and cilantro leaves. Top with a zippy spicy ketchup sauce (our version of a keto-friendly hot sauce) and siiiigh you’re in taco heaven.
Yes, breakfast salads are a thing, and this one is just a spin on bacon and eggs. Ribbons of kale add a slightly bitter and nutritious backbone to the salty richness of the bacon and poached eggs, and the Lemon Turmeric Dressing adds a much-needed acidic and bright balance. If you decide to throw this one together before dashing off to work, pack the components separately and sub hard-boiled eggs for the poached ones.
If you rose with the sun to complete a workout (well done!) and need a cold, gentle-on-the-stomach recovery drink, try this Keto Cacao Smoothie. Packed with wholesome fats from chia seeds, avocado, coconut and almond butter, this creamy and substantial smoothie also includes Collagen Peptides—great for supporting the joints you just worked so hard.
This flavor combo is crazy good: The sweet chew from the chopped sun-dried tomatoes suspended throughout the custardy egg is enhanced by the salty, savory bacon. Top each slice with a dollop of Primal Kitchen Garlic Aioli and the sweet-and-savory flavor will linger on your tongue a bit longer.
So let’s be real: We’re all human, and even if you’re a well-adjusted keto devotee, every now and then you may hear a tempting whisper from that tender muffin you see in the coffee shop. We’ve got you. Our keto blueberry muffins are made with almond flour, butter and heavy cream, and are sweetened with stevia. Bite into it to relish the yielding, crumbly texture and the sweet burst of fresh blueberries, and consider that craving crushed.
These cakes are more salty, savory and fluffy than the spongy, flour-filled diner type that suck up as much syrup as you pile on. Cooking the keto pancakes in the rendered bacon fat underlines the pork flavor and ensures a crispy, craggly crust. Whipped egg whites keeps the interior texture velvety. Forgo the maple and top this cake with chopped chives, plain yogurt or sour cream.
Who needs egg mcmuffins when you can premake these sausage and egg breakfast bites and just grab a slice or two on your way out the door (no time for that wait at the drivethru!)? Simply whisk a bunch of eggs, chop up the other three ingredients, and bake in a square dish or large sheet pan. Make this versatile recipe with any ingredients you have on hand—add cheese, leave out the herbs, sub zucchini for the kale, or even divide up the flavor additions into halves or quarters so everyone in your household can have what they like.
We upgraded that classic chocolate peanut butter cup you loved from childhood (or last Halloween) to suit a keto palate. These fat bombs include chaga, cocoa, almond butter, coconut, Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel Drink Mix - Chocolate, and taste like rich almond-filled truffle. Treat for breakfast? Oh yes we did!
This is portable iced or cold-brew coffee that’ll keep you out of the coffee shop line and away from those talking muffins. Simply whisk together coconut milk, instant espresso powder, Primal Kitchen Collagen Peptides, and a few drops of liquid stevia, pour into popsicle molds, and freeze. You’ll have a sweet, cold, caffeinated on-the-go breakfast that’s great to enjoy as you walk the dog, usher the kids to the bus stop... or relax on the front porch on a warm weekend morning as you read Sunday with Sisson.