8 Easy & Delicious Keto Breakfast Ideas

8 Easy & Delicious Keto Breakfast Ideas

Too many people are convinced that going keto means repeatedly eating the same bland foods. But that can’t be further from the truth! No matter the time of day, there are keto recipes for anyone to love. 

Are you looking for simple keto breakfast ideas so you can love breakfast time again? We’ve curated eight ideas you can make in no time. They’re so good, everyone in the family will want to try them, too! 

What Is the Ketogenic Diet? 

The ketogenic (keto) diet involves eating foods high in protein and healthy fats. There are minimal or no carbs included in a keto diet. This puts the body in a state of ketosis, which occurs when fat is converted into energy instead of glucose. 

Most people use keto as a weight loss strategy. While keto has existed since the 1920s, it gained popularity in the 1990s and remains a popular diet choice today due to its health benefits.

What Breakfast Foods Are Not Keto?

Keto is an extremely low-carb diet, meaning you should have virtually no net carbs in your diet, even if they are in certain fruits and veggies. Apples, bananas, and similar fruits that are high in sugar and carbs should be avoided or eaten only occasionally. Many breakfast bakes and bread are also high in carbs and thus aren’t keto. 

Avoid bagels, cinnamon rolls, crepes, and muffins unless marked as keto-friendly. Luckily, there are many keto-friendly recipes, such as keto blueberry muffins, that can help you enjoy your breakfast favorites without breaking your diet!

Most cereals have carbohydrates. Worse, many kinds of cereal are sugary and lack nutrients. Everyday breakfast staples like yogurt and baked goods are filled with carbs and sugars. Keto-specific cereals are available but can be pricey and less filling than other breakfast options. 

Keto-friendly, low-carb breakfast foods aren’t difficult to find, but be careful to choose ones without hidden carbs or sugars! 

You can avoid accidentally eating a carb-heavy or sugary breakfast by looking at the nutritional information on the product or making your keto-friendly breakfast. 

8 Easy Keto Breakfast Ideas

Are you trying to make more homemade meals? Are you in a hurry or just don’t like making breakfast every day? All eight of these recipes are quick and easy to make — plus, they can leave you with leftovers you can eat for the rest of the week!

Keto Frittata

Like an omelet, frittatas combine eggs and other ingredients to make a tasty, protein-packed breakfast. You can customize them how you like, with different meat, veggies, and other keto-friendly ingredients. They also make an excellent brunch! 


  • Three teaspoons of ghee or two teaspoons of coconut oil
  • ⅛ cup of shallots or onions, chopped
  • Eight large eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • Ham, turkey, or sausage


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Melt the ghee or oil in a skillet made of cast iron or other oven-friendly material. Cook your shallots for three to five minutes.

Whisk the eggs with salt, pepper, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and use a fork to distribute the ingredients evenly in the egg mixture. Cook for one to two minutes or until the eggs begin to firm. Add your meat of choice and cook for about 10 minutes or until crispy and no longer pink. 

Place in a pan. Put the pan in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until puffy. Stick a knife in the middle of the frittata to ensure it is fully cooked. Garnish as desired, then slice and serve. 

You can refrigerate any leftovers. 

Keto Pancakes

Yes, you can have pancakes on keto! You’ll just need to adjust a typical pancake recipe with a few alternatives. The best part is that you don’t have to give up its sweet taste or fluffy texture, even with the alternative recipe.


  • Two scoops of collagen protein powder
  • Eight ounces of cream cheese
  • Eight large eggs
  • 1⁄4 cup butter
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract


Combine cream cheese, butter, and eggs in a bowl or a food processor. Ensure the butter and cream cheese is at room temperature for easy mixing. Mix in the collagen protein powder until thoroughly combined. Add the vanilla extract to the mix and mix once more. 

Using a nonstick skillet or griddle, grease your choice of cooking medium with either cooking spray or coconut oil. Put it on medium heat and add the batter. Cook each side until golden brown. 

Any leftovers should be stored in an airtight container. They can be easily reheated in the microwave or toaster oven. 

Extra: If you’re looking for keto-friendly toppings, try out blueberries, sugar-free maple syrup, peanut butter, whipped cream made with monk fruit or stevia sweeteners, greek yogurt, or a few sugar-free chocolate chips. 

Scrambled Eggs and Veggies

An easy and classic meal, scrambled eggs and veggies can be dressed up or down! You can add cheddar cheese, mozzarella, veggies like bell peppers and zucchini, and crispy bacon with your scrambled eggs.

Don’t like your eggs scrambled? Try a fried egg, egg muffins, a veggie omelet, or even a keto eggquiche to make the best keto breakfast that you can enjoy all week.

Keto Waffles

Like pancakes, waffles can also be converted into a delicious keto-friendly recipe. 


  • Two scoops of collagen protein powder
  • Four ounces of cream cheese
  • Four large eggs
  • ¼ cup of butter (melted) or coconut oil 
  • ½ cup of almond flour
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract


Mix all ingredients in a bowl or blender until they’re thoroughly mixed. Pour the mixture into a greased waffle iron, then cook until golden brown and serve. 

Extra: Looking for keto-friendly toppings or additions to sweeten the deal? Throw in some blueberries, raspberries, or sugar-free chocolate chips to the mix. You can pour sugar-freemaple syrup on top and pair it with peanut butter, plain Greek yogurt, or dairy-free whipped cream. 

Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is an easily customizable breakfast classic that is also incredibly easy to make. With a healthy dose of chia seeds and collagen protein, it can help you feel fuller for longer — which can help put you one step closer to your bikini body.


  • ⅔ to one cup of canned coconut milk
  • One scoop of collagen protein (try Dr. Kellyann's Complete Collagen Protein)
  • Three tablespoons of chia seeds
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • One tablespoon of unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted (optional)
  • Blueberries (optional) 


Stir coconut milk, vanilla, and chia seeds into a bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed. Refrigerate the mixture for at least an hour. Scoop into a jar or bowl and place toppings as desired. 

Note: You may also consider other keto-friendly toppings for your pudding. Experiment with different mixtures as well! Try keto-friendly fruit slices and gluten-free granola, and look for more inspiration on our Chia Pudding Your Way recipe page. 

Keto Smoothie

Keto smoothies can be made with many flavors and nutritious ad-ins! Besides homemade recipes, you can also buy ready-to-go smoothie packs with delicious flavors like chocolate or vanilla.


  • One peeled avocado
  • Two scoops of collagen protein powder
  • Dairy-free milk alternatives like almond milk, hemp, or coconut milk
  • Strawberries or blueberries (frozen)
  • Monk fruit or stevia sweetener


Put all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Add ingredients as needed to adjust the texture. Put any leftovers in a freezer-safe container for storage.

Note: Swap out ingredients to make different-flavored smoothies. For a fruit smoothie, add keto-friendly fruits, or use chocolate or vanilla protein powder for a dessert-like taste. A dollop of peanut butter is another way to get a boost of protein and is also delicious! 

Keto Breakfast Casserole

Savory and easy! This breakfast casserole recipe has very little prep time, but you’ll be eating it for days afterward. This makes this recipe great for anyone who loves to meal prep.


  • Breakfast sausage 
  • Twelve eggs (large)
  • Four scallions
  • Two cups of shredded cheese of choice (we recommend cheddar)
  • ¾ cups of heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ tablespoon of fresh chopped parsley 
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper


Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lay scallions and parsley in a greased baking dish. On medium heat, cook the breakfast sausage until brown. Whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl. Sprinkle in the shredded cheese. 

Place the cooked sausage on top of the scallions and parsley. Pour the wet ingredients evenly across the scallions and parsley. Place in the oven for at least 20 minutes or until firmly cooked, then cool and slice.

Note: Add veggies like spinach, asparagus, and other greens to add a nutritious kick! 

Keto Breakfast Sandwich

You might be asking how you can have any sandwich on keto. Isn’t it made with bread? That’s true, but gluten-free flour alternatives like coconut flour can give you the delicious taste of bread without the carbs. 


  • Six large eggs
  • One cup of coconut flour
  • One teaspoon of baking powder 
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup of coconut oil (melted)
  • ½ cup of warm water


Whisk together the coconut flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Place and beat the eggs in a separate bowl until they are a frothy consistency. Add the coconut oil and water and mix. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients in one bowl until te dough thickens. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, place the batter in a greased bread pan, and bake for at least an hour. Bake a little longer if needed (at least until the center of the bread is firm and not liquid). Let the bread cool before slicing. 

Once the bread is finished and cooled, assemble the sandwich with your preferred keto-friendly ingredients. Many breakfast sandwiches use eggs and a selection of meat and cheese, but you can also create new combinations to experiment with! 

Note: Add a tablespoon of honey to the bread mix for a sweeter-tasting bread or add a bit of melted butter during the wet ingredient stage for a buttery taste. 

Is Coffee Keto?

It absolutely can be! Coffee on its own is keto-friendly. But if you enjoy your coffee with creamer, sugar, milk, and other additives, it can be a problem. 

Fortunately, keto-friendly coffee and creamer are available and are often formulated with nutrients and minerals that typical coffee and creamer don’t have, sans the sugar and carbs. 

Want an easy keto coffee formula? Dr. Kellyann’s Collagen Coffee is made from 100 percent Brazilian coffee beans and is a great way to start your morning! Its easy-to-make packets are perfect for those with busy schedules.

Our matching Vanilla Collagen Creamer makes a perfect pairing and has an additional dose of collagen to help support your skin and weight loss goals.

The Bottom Line

While “typical” breakfast options are not keto-friendly, there are plenty of ways to turn your favorite breakfast meals into healthy, high-protein keto versions of themselves. From savory to sweet, we have plenty of easy-to-make options for breakfast time again and again. 

Are you bored of the same recipes? You can always swap out ingredients and make modifications to make these keto breakfast recipes fresh and unique. With easy meal prep and simple ingredients, these breakfast ideas can help you reach your goals with ease.


Nutritional Ketosis for Weight Management and Reversal of Metabolic Syndrome | NIH

The Potential Health Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet: A Narrative Review | PMC

What is the Ketogenic Diet? | Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics