Breakfast

Here are some great keto breakfast ideas for those busy mornings when you need a grab-and-go option, and there are some for lazy Sunday mornings when you have the time to spoil yourself with a good ol’ keto fry-up…

Cinnamon French Toast (Keto)

Breakfast in 10 minutes? Yes please! Deliciously thick, chunky and very satisyfing French Toast slices made using a cinnamon version of my soft microwave bread. Because its soaked in egg after cooking, I sliced three thicker slices instead of four). The macros are calculated per slice and I have excluded any toppings, as I assume some people prefer a savoury French Toast (like I do!) If you choose this option, simply omit the cinnamon from the recipe. You will need to invest in an inexpensive, small, square microwave-friendly Tupperware for this recipe. Mine was approx. 11 x 11cm / 4.3 x 4.3-in, but its important that it’s deep as the mixture rises and you don’t want it to cook over. I sourced a suitable alternative for you on Amazon, which is deeper than you might need, but will do the job just perfectly. For those doing Dirty Keto, I discovered an amazing sugar-free syrup, which tastes and behaves exactly like the real thing! I have not included them in the macros below (even though they come in very low in carbs), but I encourage you to check it out. It’s called Sukrin Golden Syrup, High Fiber Sugar Alternative and I will be playing around with it a lot more in the future.

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Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Frittata (Keto)

This is an easy, foolproof and super-delicious frittata that you can whip up at breakfast for house guests or tea-time pop-ins. The stars of the show are the sweet cherry tomatoes in every bite (be sure to find organic if possible). Its a fairly small end-result, so I will assume you will slice these into 4 pieces, and not 8 like pizza – and this was how the macros were calculated. Now is also a good opportunity to pass on a little ‘cheffy’ knowledge in case you didn’t already know: Neither tomatoes nor fresh basil should ever be stored in the fridge. Now you know :)

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Asparagus & Four-Cheese Quiche (Keto)

Deliciously rich and packed with flavour, this quiche is an excellent option for a light lunch or dinner if served with a lovely green salad alongside. I couldn’t have packed more rich cheese into it if I wanted to, and I know you will love it! Top tip: Don’t leave the asparagus whole like I did in the pic, cut them into smaller batons to make sure every slice gets a bit of the good stuff. Failing to do so will make slicing the quiche a little tricky. I would also advise that you allow the quiche to cool completely before slicing and serving. Its delicious warm but like any quiche, it cuts better when cooled (you can always heat the slices afterwards if you like your quiche warm). If you choose to make a ‘crustless’ quiche, leave out the entire almond flour base and simply cook the rest of the recipe in a greased, lined tart dish as the recipe indicates. Out of interest, I calculated those macros if you chose to do that and each slice of a crustless version comes in at 1.3g carbs; 24g fat; 8.8g protein. However, the base adds a lovely texture so its up to you. Now you know..

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Easy Keto Mug Bread

I often make this recipe in a small, square, microwave-friendly Tupperware, but I realise my readers may not have the same size I do, and its kinda essential. So.. to simplify things, here is a version (I call it easy keto mug bread) created in ramekins (as I assume every home has a few kicking about. If not, use microwave-friendly coffee mugs). This recipe make two ‘breads’ that are then sliced in half, yielding 4 thick slices in total (as pictured) – and I have calculated the macros per mug ‘bread’ / 2 slices. I hope by now you have invested in an inexpensive set of measuring spoons, and remember that they should be level when measuring – not heaped. I added a little sweetener to achieve that sweet ‘bread’ flavour and you would be happy to know that this bread has no ‘eggy’ flavour. I used mustard powder which masks this very well – and no, the bread doesn’t taste at all like mustard! :) If you aren’t up for having two fat slices from your mug bread, slice each one into 3 thinner slices (yielding 6 slices), then wrap in clingfilm and keep in the fridge for no longer than 3 days. To eat, pop into the microwave for a few seconds and top with whatever your heart desires (my favourite is butter and Bovril!). One last TOP TIP before I bore you, make sure your dry ingredients are mixed very well. Then, when adding the egg mix, again ensure it is thoroughly combined. Failing to do so and you may end up with giant holes. Enjoy!

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Breakfast Avocado & Berry Smoothies

I don’t believe in juicing (my reasoning: why on earth would you discard all that lovely fibre only to be left with high sugar juice??) – BUT, I do love a good smoothie! Smoothies are made in a blender (as opposed to a juicer) and retain all the lovely, glorious fibre of the ingredients used. Here, I blended high-fat, high-fibre avocado and added fresh raspberries to bring a sharp sweetness. This combo benefits with some additional sweetener (I used the fabulous Swerve®) and then some ice cold water to get the consistency just right. To make these an ultimate breakfast, I added MCT oil and collagen powder. Excellent.. tasty.. filling and so, so healthy. This recipe makes two large smoothies – and it takes less than 5 minutes to make. Enjoy!

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Fried Avocado Breakfast (Keto; Paleo)

Avocado is a great, high-in-healthy-fats ingredient to enjoy on keto. I love my avocado fresh, simply sprinkled with salt and (both white and black) pepper, then simply finished with a generous squeeze of lemon. However, here I chose to shake things up a bit: I dusted avocado slices in seasoned coconut flour and shallow-fried the pieces until golden on the outside. The flavour of cooked avocado is very different to raw avocado and not everyone has a taste for it, but its lovely and makes for a unique breakfast experience. Macros for this breakfast or light lunch option includes the poached egg served on top. (For steps to making the perfect poached egg, see the Keto Salmon Eggs Benedict recipe on this site.)

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Yogurt Cream with Raspberries & Ground Flax (Keto)

Yogurt with Raspberries and Ground Flax
Yogurt with Raspberries and Ground Flax

These are great little yogurt pots, made using a combination of full-fat Greek yogurt and whipped double cream (sweetened with a little confectioner’s Swerve). I mashed fresh raspberries to stir through for some lovely natural sweet tartness, and I couldn’t resist adding ground (milled) flaxseed for added goodness and fibre. I LOVE the combination of plain yogurt and ground flax – it reminds me of the milk I slurped up as a child after finished a bowl of All-bran flakes. It adds a lovely ‘bran’ flavour to these yogurt cream pots and I am sure you will love it as much as I do. It will make for a great high-fat breakfast, but I marked this under dessert category too because… well, why not?

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High-Fibre Chocolate Muffins (Keto)

Keto High-fibre Chocolate Muffins
Keto High-fibre Chocolate Muffins

Who doesn’t love (and long for) Chocolate Muffins? Here, I made the most deliciously moist keto-friendly chocolate muffins and snuck in some extra necessary fibre in the form of seeds which add a lovely, subtle texture. No long-winded headnote needed here, these chocolate muffins are lovely – and they freeze well too.

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Low-carb Chocolate Mug Cakes

Chocolate Mug Cakes
Chocolate Mug Cakes

Dreamy, chocolate mug cakes that take just a few minutes to throw together. It took several trials to achieve this great texture, and they are best eaten warm with a dollop of extra cream. The recipe makes two, so you can tuck into them with your loved one as a dessert or a sweet breakfast.

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Cream-baked Eggs (Keto)

Keto Cream-baked Eggs

If you are doing an egg-fast, or need some inspiration to jazz up eggs, may I remind you about the very simple, classic dish of cream-baked eggs, also known as oeufs en cocotte. My recipe below is uncomplicated and packed with flavour (it’s my current addiction when I don’t feel like cooking or if Funnyman is travelling!) Ramekins are essential for this specific recipe, but if you choose to use a wider, shallower dish, you may need to shave some time off the cooking. Its 30 minutes in the oven for the whites to set and for the double cream to bake to a heavenly flavour, but it’s well worth waiting for. I seasoned the cream with smoked salt flakes and garnished the finished dish with some some chives (to make it cute).

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Easter Cinnamon Rolls (Keto)

Keto Cinnamon Rolls
Keto Cinnamon Rolls

Best eaten warm, these puffy, cinnamon-flavoured rolls were made with sweetened Fathead dough. I know you may think I have gone completely bonkers suggesting a sweet treat made predominantly from cheese, but the reality is that fresh mozzarella and cream cheese are very mild in flavour and the cheese flavour doesn’t come through at all. I went on to drizzle mine in a criss-cross fashion – and aptly called them my Easter Cinnamon Rolls. Forgive my poor piping skills, you can decorate as you please (and the drizzle is included in the macros, which total in at only 4.1g carbs per roll!) QUICK NOTE: Your pastry scraper is a very important tool here (just as it is in the Ham & Gruyere Rolls recipe) – it’s essential to gently nudge and shift the ‘dough’ when rolling…. Happy Easter everyone! xxx

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Shakshuka

Low carb Shakshuka
Low carb Shakshuka

I know, I know …. how flipping cute is this breakfast? I bought several mini cast-iron pans (13cm / 5-in diameter) just so that I can make this breakfast for house guests. My version of Shakshuka is super simple: the cooked tomatoes are spiced with ground cumin, cayenne and smoked paprika, then an egg is cracked into the centre and baked to perfection. To finish, I used smoked sea salt flakes to season. TIP: These would be great served with my Keto Breakfast Muffins. Enjoy your brunch!

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Spring Onion Scramblies (Keto)

Spring Onion Scramblies

Some inspiration may be needed after a while of wolfing down eggs on keto. I can hardly call this a ‘recipe’, as its merely an idea to make your scrambled eggs a little interesting (and I took the liberty of calculating the macros for you). I made this for myself one night when Funnyman was away and I was in no mood to cook. The stir-fried spring onions bring a lovely sweetness to the scrambled eggs: they are flash-fried until bright green and partially caramelised before the eggs are added. This is a great way to pimp your scramblies…! (And fab served on a slice of toasted Quick Keto Chia Bread or Keto Breakfast Muffins*) Be sure to also check out all the other Breakfast ideas on the site.

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