They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day so I say let’s make it an easy one! If you’re like me, your brain may not be firing on all cylinders (do they still have those?) first thing in the morning. I may be up early most days but I certainly do not qualify as a morning person. If there is food to be made it MUST be easy or it’s not happening. In light of that, I’ve got 7 Easy Keto Breakfast Ideas for you!
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Easy Keto Breakfast Ideas – Because They Have to Be Easy
Now that I’m old(er) I can’t stay in bed the way I could when I was younger. I considered 8 AM as the crack of Dawn! Now I’m lucky if I can get past 5 AM. Bummer.
Even though I’m up early, don’t think that makes me a morning person! Given the chance (and the ability) I’d lay right there. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older and am closer to the end of life than I am the beginning. I dunno, but, either way, there is still no elaborate cooking happening.
One caveat: I have absolutely no trouble cooking early in the morning if I am doing a holiday meal or a freezer cooking session. Or if I’m on freakin’ vacation. I don’t know WHAT is up with that! I’m up and ready to cook. Makes no sense.
Regardless, I do better with breakfast if it’s really quick to make, it’s already made, or it’s drinkable. A lovely glass of Moscato at 5 AM – that’s the ticket! Seriously, I kid. It crosses my mind on occasion but hasn’t happened yet.
Looking for some lunch ideas? Check out my 7 Easy Keto Lunches – How to Boost Your Fat Fire!
Drinkable Easy Keto Breakfast Ideas
Unless you’ve been living under a non-Keto rock you’ve heard of BulletProof Coffee.
Back in my early low carb days, it was a cup of coffee with a tablespoon each of butter and coconut oil, blended to a lovely froth. No sweetener, no cream.
Honestly, it was yummy. Didn’t need sweetener or cream. It’s super creamy and so much like a latte. You need to know that unsweetened coffee isn’t my jam. So this is a big deal.
I used to make one or two in my bullet blender every morning. Every morning until my bullet exploded 3 days in a row, that is, and I spent all kinds of time cleaning it up. On the plus side, my kitchen had never been so clean. On the downside, I’m also afraid of heights so cleaning the ceiling 3 days in a row was no picnic.
You’ll see the real recipe all over but I make mine like this:
- Hot brewed coffee
- MCT Oil (1 T)
- Grass-fed unsalted butter (1 T)
Add the oil and butter to the coffee (in a blender or blender cup).
The real recipe calls for special beans and special oil and special butter. Even when I used regular coconut oil and generic butter I still had results – I felt more alert all morning and not a bit hungry. I still don’t use their special coffee but I have switched to MCT Oil and Kerrygold Butter and I am even more alert (AFTER I drink it). I’m sure it would be better if I weren’t so cheap and switched to their special coffee. I tend to use Folgers or Maxwell House instead.
Alright, so I told you how yummy it is but I didn’t tell you much about the best part. I could drink one at 8 and not be a bit hungry until 1 or 2 in the afternoon. That’s huge for me because my blood sugar drops like a rock if I go too long without eating and I get so ill. Not with this! No crashes – and I’m not jittery either. I’m also able to focus the whole time, too. Considering I am plagued by squirrels, it’s a big deal too. The Commodore says my mood is more stable when I have it than it is on other diets or when I’m not dieting at all. But he says it from across the room. There’s such a bonus with using fat to fuel your brain!
Oh, and work up to a tablespoon each – start with a teaspoon each. Unless you’re prepping for a colonoscopy, of course.
Remember my bullet blender mishap? I later learned a trick: pour the ingredients into the bullet cup and put the blender lid on it. Twist it to release the pressure, then tighten again and shake a little. Release and repeat (shaking a little harder each time) until you no longer hear anything escaping. Blend with your bullet blender. CAREFULLY. And do this over the sink. Trust me on this one.
Baked Easy Keto Breakfast Ideas
I loved baked breakfast idea – especially if I can do as much prep as possible the night before. Extra points if I can completely make it and just pop it into the oven.
I love this Avocado Bacon and Eggs from Lil Luna. You can’t completely prep it before bed but you can be sure the bacon is cooked and the avocado, eggs, bacon, and cheese are all together so you aren’t looking for everything in the morning. Doesn’t this look yummy?
I absolutely love custard and this Coconut Custard from Low Carb Yum is perfect – custard PLUS coconut! This one makes 5 servings and you can make it ahead so you aren’t dealing with a hot water bath when you just have one eye open. How much easier can that be? Now, hear me on this – powdered sweeteners can sometimes stay undissolved and a bit crunchy. Not great in a silky dish like this. You can always use this coconut-flavored sweetener instead, or use plain Stevia drops and use coconut extract instead of vanilla or use half of each.
Here’s a bonus Low Carb Custard from KetoKary – it makes more servings but uses Splenda, which I don’t use. You can sub liquid Stevia for the Splenda, though, if you’re like me.
Stovetop Easy Keto Breakfast Ideas
Now I’m a big fan of Breakfast for Dinner. As a matter of fact, it’s one of my favorites and just may be happening here tonight. I adore recipes I can make the night before and just heat up the next day. (Did I mention I’m lazy in the morning?)
Pancakes are a super idea because they really fit the bill. I can make them the night before – even though this recipe for Low Carb Pancakes from Low Carb Spark is easy enough to put together in the morning. If you’d like, you can combine the dry ingredients and have it ready to go in the morning. Bonus: includes a syrup recipe!
Continuing down our Breakfast for Dinner rabbit hole, here is one from Jennifer at I Save A to Z for Sausage, Biscuits, and Gravy. This one serves 8 so you can have it for dinner and then heat up the leftovers for breakfast. The gravy is very much like my Hamburger Gravy recipe over on my Cheap Keto Meals post. This sausage gravy would be great over waffles too, for an easy evening meal. (I keep forgetting I’m writing about breakfast!)
Small Appliance Easy Keto Breakfast Ideas
I live in Texas right now and it’s going to be 106 this week. I don’t even like to turn on lights when it’s this hot! The oven and stove shall remain OFF. I think I’ve already established that I’m cheap, too, and it drives me crazy to pay to cool the house, then pay to heat the oven (and house) and then pay to cool the darn house again! I Have a great countertop oven but at 106 it’s too hot for even that. The waffle maker is as far as I’ll go.
I love every recipe from Maya at Wholesome Yum and these Almond Flour Waffles are no exception! Even her PHOTOS look delicious!
No Cooking Required Keto Easy Keto Breakfast Ideas
So we’ve established that I’m lazy in the mornings, right? Well, this one proves I’m lazy at night too. I don’t think there’s anything easier than overnight oats – except that we don’t do grains on Keto. BUT we can do other things using the same recipe concept. WOOT!
Check out this Low Carb Overnight Chia ‘Oatmeal’ from Jennifer at I Save A to Z – or should I say … Fauxtmeal? This makes 2 servings so double WOOT!
You could sub out the lower fat milk for heavy cream to up your fats first thing in the morning to feed your brain. Serve it warm or cold!
I don’t think it gets much easier than these 7 Easy Keto Breakfast Ideas!
When your budget can handle it, here are a few cookbooks to make it more interesting: