The 20 Best Low Carb Breakfast Recipes

Sometimes, we skip breakfast due to our hectic schedule. And we sometimes resort to easy to cook or instant meals such as pancakes, oats, and cereals, which is very high in carbs and not ideal for a low carb lifestyle. But don’t fret. I will share with you the 20 best low carb breakfast recipes that you can follow.

These recipes are low carb and easy to prepare. Generally, these recipes would just take around 10-30 minutes of your time.

Here are the 20 best low carb breakfast recipes.

1) Cheese Danish Muffins: Low Carb Breakfast on the Go

This low carb cheese Danish muffins recipe means breakfast is no longer boring. Quick, easy, and delicious, these muffins have around 3 net carbs each. Eat both muffins if you are making them a meal or eat just one as a snack or in addition to your bacon and eggs.

For this recipe you’ll need: butter, cream cheese, almond flour, granulated stevia, erythritol or xylitol, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, egg, English Toffee or vanilla stevia drops, lemon juice

This post was originally published in September 2013. The images and the recipe have been updated and improved.

Way back . . .

2) Bacon and Cauliflower Hash (Induction)

Hash is one of those comfort foods that just makes you feel better. I love the stuff — could eat it any time of the day. Potatoes are a no go when you are low carbing but that doesn’t mean you have to give up comfort food.

This cauliflower and bacon hash is gooey, buttery, cheesy, salty, smoky goodness right there on the fork. It doesn’t take very long to make at all and you can use it as a side dish, as a main dish, or with a hearty country breakfast.


My granddad was one of those . . .

3) Cinnamon French Toast Recipe: Low Carb Brunch

Cinnamon French toast with sugar free maple flavored syrup brings back Saturday morning breakfast memories without the guilt of regular French toast. This recipe is easy enough to make every morning. It’s so simple, you’ll be able to whip up a batch for just yourself or your entire household. It’s low carb, so you can eat it every day without guilt!

For this recipe, you’ll need: low carb bread, eggs, heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar substitute, vanilla extract, cinnamon, sugar free syrup, and butter.

Cinnamon French Toast Recipe Backstory
When I was a little girl, I . . .

4) Flavored Bulletproof Coffee

Flavored bulletproof coffee adds variety to my morning cup of coffee when I am doing an egg fast – or anytime really. It’s full of healthy fats to increase metabolism and keep cravings away all morning long.

To make this recipe you’ll need: coffee, Kerrygold Grassfed Butter, Organic coconut oil, Torani sugar free syrup in choice of flavor, blender, coffee mug
If you are in a hurry click here to go straight to the recipe.

I am determined to use less dairy and I really do like the bulletproof coffee — especially how it affects my body. I have a . . .

5) Fluffy Low Carb French Toast

This fluffy low carb French toast has just 3.5 net carbs and it will keep you full and craving-free until lunch. It’s quick and easy to make in your microwave, too.

Let’s be honest, a lot of times the hardest thing about a low-carb lifestyle is that breakfast is boring, especially if you have a lifetime of eating cereal, donuts, and muffins behind you. By the time induction is over I am usually sick of eggs that have been boiled, poached, fried, scrambled, coddled, omletted, and dumped raw into my protein shake. If that’s . . .

6) Ham and Smoked Gouda Low-Carb Quiche

This ham and smoked gouda low-carb quiche is gluten free, and super fast. It’s ready in just three minutes! Creamy eggs, salty ham, artichoke, and smoky gouda cheese combine to make a quick breakfast for induction and beyond.

I had my first quiche when I was 17. I had taken the mom of the guy I was dating out for an afternoon of shopping and lunch at the local mall. I can’t remember exactly why but I imagine it had something to do with her being one of the warmest, most nurturing women I’d ever met . . .

7) High Fiber Low Carb Breakfast Cereal Recipe

 This high fiber, low carb breakfast cereal recipe is full of maple goodness. The high fiber helps keep you feeling full for a long time. With plenty of good things like flax, almond meal, and coconut flour it has a natural sweetness that will get your morning off to a good start.

One of my favorite breakfasts has always been cream of wheat. I love the smooth texture and the mild flavor. I love the way a pat of butter pools in the center. I love the way it fills me up at breakfast time. What I don’t love . . .

8) Low Carb Avocado Breakfast Bowl

When you need something filling and full of protein and hunger busting healthy fats this Low Carb Avocado Breakfast Bowl comes to the rescue. Quick and easy, it’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, or a light dinner.

For this recipe you’ll need: bacon, butter, eggs, heavy cream, avocado, cheddar or pepper-jack cheese, black olives, cilantro, onion, bell pepper, cumin, lime

As a food writer I am constantly tempted by a variety of foods from cinnamon rolls to chocolate mousse. Sometimes clients ask me to create recipes that are simply stuffed with carbs and sometimes I am working on . . .

9) Low Carb Breakfast Sandwich #SundaySupper

You’re going to love the low carb breakfast sandwich that I’m bringing to #SundaySupper this week! With just 4 net carbs this yummy sandwich recipe is a great stand in for those  high carb breakfast sandwiches you pick up at the drive through! Eggs, bacon, cheese, chipotle mayonnaise – this sandwich recipe is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! You can even freeze a batch of them to have on hand.

For this recipe you’ll need: low carb sandwich bread recipe from Lowcarb-ology, bacon, egg, cheese, mayonnaise, chipotle in adobo, cilantro

I’ve never been a fan . . .

10) Low Carb Caramel Macchiato

A low carb Caramel Macchiato is a lot easier to make than you might think. I usually just dump everything in together since I am making it for just me but if I am making one for someone else I’ll take the extra two minutes to make the froth and add the syrup. It tastes the same either way, as far as I’m concerned.

The real secret to any coffee beverage is good coffee – duh.

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11) Low Carb Cinnamon Bread with Raisins

This low carb cinnamon bread with raisins is the perfect addition to your bacon and eggs! It’s sweet, spicy, and fragrant just like the real thing. The raisins are chopped small to ensure the most flavor for the least amount of carbs. While you can leave them out, the raisins add less than 1 full net carb to the recipe.  You might as well add them and enjoy the flavor!

For this recipe you’ll need: egg white, coconut flour, almond flour, flaxmeal, sugar free sweetener, ground cinnamon, baking powder, butter, raisins
If you are in a hurry click . . .

12) Low Carb Cinnamon Crepes for an Egg Fast

These low carb cinnamon crepes have 2 carbs and are fine for an egg fast. Perfectly sweet and satisfying when you don’t think you can look at another egg. Ever.

For this recipe you’ll need: Grass fed butter (Kerrygold), cream cheese, eggs, erythritol or other sugar free sweetener, sugar-free Torani French vanilla syrup, cinnamon

 If you are in a hurry click here to go straight to the recipe.

I found out last week that my husband is taking me to France for my birthday in April. This has been a dream of mine since I was in . . .

13) Low Carb Maple Almond Hot Cereal for All of You Oatmeal Fanatics

When is oatmeal not oatmeal?

When it is a low carb hot cereal that doesn’t have an iota of grain in it, but first (once again) you have to get past the fact that I used cauliflower. Take a moment to deal with it, to manage the emotions, and to accept the fact that cauliflower is a lowcarber’s best friend. Now, file it away and let’s move on.

I have always loved oatmeal but always had to stay away from it because my body has never really like carbs. I was one of those kids that didn . . .

14) Low Carb Sandwich Wraps: California Club

Low carb sandwich wraps bring your favorite sandwiches back to the table! They are sturdy, taste great, and have just 1 net carb each. Quick and easy, you’ll love lunch again! I’ve filled my sandwich wrap with my favorite California Club sandwich ingredients but you can make just the wraps and fill them any way you like.

For this recipe you’ll need: egg whites, hemp hearts, salt, almond flour 

Plus California Club filling ingredents: alfalfa sprouts, herbed chicken breast, Monterey Jack cheese,  avocado, cilantro, mayonnaise, lime

I love sandwiches. In fact, I think I began my love . . .

15) Sauteed Collard Greens with Bacon and Poached Eggs

Sauteed collard greens and bacon form a savory bed for perfectly poached eggs. It’s a delicious breakfast or brunch with just 3.8 carbs per serving. It’s beautiful served right in the iron skillet with some low carb “cheese grits” on the side.

For this recipe you’ll need: bacon, garlic, onion, collard greens, chipotle in adobo, salt, lime juice, chicken broth, butter, eggs, queso fresco

 If you are in a hurry click here to go straight to the recipe for sauteed collard greens with bacon and poached eggs.

I generally try to stick with recipes for one . . .

16) Lowcarb Pancakes Are Sweet Induction at Only 2.9 Net Carbs

Lowcarb pancakes may make me eat breakfast after all these years. Almond and maple flavor make them irresistible.

So some of you have been asking about breakfast recipes. The thing is that I am bad — I rarely eat breakfast and sometimes I don’t eat lunch. Breakfast food wasn’t on my priority list. Still, I love you guys, not as much as my husband and kids… maybe not as much as chocolate… but still…


So  decided to start working on breakfast recipes. I thought it would be relatively easy.

It would have been except that most low carb . . .

17) One Minute Hummingbird Muffin

A low carb, one minute hummingbird muffin is a wonderful thing to wake up to! Just mix together the batter, pour into a prepared mug, and microwave while you are pouring your coffee. Generously sized, this breakfast muffin is east to share. Just 6.2 net carbs for a whole muffin.

For this recipe you’ll need: butter, almond flour, banana whey protein powder, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar free sweetener, pecans, egg, banana flavoring, coconut-pineapple water enhancer drops, unsweetened coconut flakes, nonstick cooking spray, large mug
If you are in a hurry click here to go straight . . .

18) Sour Cream Biscuits: Easy Low Carb Drop Biscuits

This easy, sour cream biscuits recipe results in delicious, no-fail, tender drop biscuits that are low carb, too! With just 3.2 net carbs each they’re a quick fix for carb cravings. Although most biscuits are best hot out of the oven this biscuit recipe needs a few minutes of rest before their ready to be eaten. When they are very hot they tend to crumble and fall apart. Adapted from a vintage recipe, these sour cream drop biscuits open up a world of opportunity from biscuits and gravy to eggs Benedict!

For this low carb drop biscuit . . .

19) Bavarian Cream Stuffed Waffles: Is It a Waffle or a Crepe

Low carb Bavarian Cream Stuffed Waffles are an easy brunch dish with 3 net carbs that tastes rich and decadent. A slightly sweet, delicately almond flavored batter is cooked on a waffle iron and then wrapped around Bavarian cream filling and topped with a dollop of whipped cream, or (my personal favorite) a little sweetened sour cream. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon, some blueberries, or strawberries, and serve.

For this recipe you’ll need: eggs, almond flour, baking powder, butter, clear stevia drops, monkfruit or another sweetener, almond extract, vanilla, non-stick pan spray, vanilla sugar free instant pudding, half . . .

20) Farmhouse-Style Sausage Scramble: Atkins Copycat Breakfast

This  low carb, breakfast sausage scramble recipe is a copycat of the Atkins Farmhouse-Style Sausage Scramble frozen meal. Eggs, bell pepper, sausage, and cheese make this breakfast both filling and yummy! I’ve added a little salsa verde to spice things up Texas style. No more boring breakfasts, y’all!

For this recipe you’ll need: eggs, ground sausage, chopped Bell pepper, cheddar cheese, heavy cream, salsa verde, salt, and pepper

If you are in a hurry click here to go straight to the sausage scramble recipe.

To be honest, I don’t even like eggs very much! This . . .

Last Updated 11/25/2020

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