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10 Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes You Need to Try

If you want a delicious, low-carb breakfast, without giving up your morning treats, you need to try these recipes.

 

Low-carb breakfast recipes are a dime a dozen nowadays.

A few seconds of Googling will give you hundreds of options, and many are full of delicious goodies that you’d think you could eat forever, like bacon, cheese, and sausage.

Until you want more than meat and dairy, that is. What about a bagel, cookies, or a danish? How do you make that fit your low-carb macros?

That’s why you need a list of simple, low-carb breakfast recipes like these.

For a hearty “stick to your ribs” breakfast, make the Ham, Egg, and Cheese Rollups. To get your pastry fix, try the Cloud Bread Cheese Danish, or the Low-Carb Cinnamon Rolls.

Enjoy!

Egg Bake with Blueberries & Cinnamon

Serves 2

Craving blueberry pancakes? You can make the three-ingredient pancakes with a banana, an egg, and a scoop of protein powder. But if you use fruit as a non-fat replacement for the oil or butter, you’re still loading up on carbs.

This recipe tastes like pancakes with blueberries and cinnamon, yet only has the eggs, butter, and vanilla to make it perfect for a low-carb meal plan.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

403

Calories

19 g

Protein

7 g

Carbs

33 g

Fat

Ingredients

6 large eggs

2 Tbsp. butter, softened

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 cup blueberries

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon (or more to taste)

1 Tbsp. coconut oil

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Cloud Bread Cheese Danish

Serves 12

Cloud bread is a quick substitute that’s popular for low-carb diets. This recipe gets creative and turns it into a breakfast pastry, so you can satisfy cravings for a sweet breakfast with this low-carb cheese Danish.

Since you already need cream cheese for the dough, why not add more in the center? And you can slather it in a fruit spread like raspberry chia seed jam.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

120

Calories

5 g

Protein

1 g

Carbs

11 g

Fat

Ingredients

Filling:

1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened

1/2 tsp. vanilla stevia drops

1 egg yolk (optional)

Dough:

4 large eggs, divided

1/4 tsp. vanilla stevia drops

3 oz. cream cheese, softened

1 scoop (about 1/4 cup) WHEY+ unflavored protein isolate

1 Tbsp. coconut flour (optional)

1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

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Peanut Butter Flax Power Granola

Serves 10

Homemade granola without the grains? It’s not as hard as you might think. This gluten-free granola doesn’t rely on oats or puffed rice. Instead there’s almonds, pecans, peanut butter, and seeds.

This one also has a little whey protein powder, plus a mix of stevia and erythritol, for maximum nutrition and no added sugar.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

380

Calories

12 g

Protein

17 g

Carbs

33 g

Fat

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups almonds

1 1/2 cups pecans

1 cup ground flaxseed

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1/3 cup WHEY+ vanilla protein isolate

1/3 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup granulated erythritol

20 drops liquid stevia

1/4 cup water

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Savory Breakfast Cookies

Serves 12

Cookies can be made healthy for breakfast, like a bowl of oatmeal that you can take to-go. But that’s not going to work for a low-carb diet.

These sugar-free breakfast cookies go savory with sausage, eggs, and cheddar cheese. Bake up a batch, and you can have portable low-carb breakfast cookies with the macros you need.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

127

Calories

8 g

Protein

3 g

Carbs

9 g

Fat

Ingredients

4 oz. pork sausage

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped green peppers

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

3/4 cups almond flour

1 tsp. baking powder

3 large eggs

1 cup (about 4 oz.) shredded cheddar

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Low-Carb Bagels

Serves 6

You don’t have to give up bagel sandwiches to have a low-carb breakfast. Just don’t grab one from the local café. Rather than being fried, these homemade bagels get baked for about an hour.

And to keep it low in net carbs, the dough is made from coconut flour, egg whites, and a blend of seeds. Serve with avocado and hummus, or salmon with cream cheese.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

352

Calories

18 g

Protein

8 g

Carbs

19 g

Fat

Ingredients

1 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup psyllium fiber

1/2 cup sesame seeds

1/2 cup hemp hearts

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

6 egg whites

1 tsp. sea salt

1 Tbsp. baking powder

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Low-Carb Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Serves 12

You might think coffee cake is out of the picture if you’re on a low-carb diet. Luckily you’d be wrong. This one uses almond flour, coconut flour, and whey protein powder to go completely grain-free. And it has granulated erythritol instead of sugar for fewer net carbs per serving.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

356

Calories

11 g

Protein

9 g

Carbs

31 g

Fat

Ingredients

Pecan Streusel:

1/2 cup almond flour

3 Tbsp. Swerve sweetener

1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

2 Tbsp. butter, melted

1/2 cup chopped pecans

Coffee Cake:

2 cups almond flour

1/3 cup coconut flour

1/3 cup WHEY+ unflavored protein isolate

1 Tbsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup full-fat sour cream

3/4 cup Swerve sweetener

4 large eggs, room temp.

1 tsp. vanilla extract

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Sausage Breakfast Scramble

Serves 6

This egg breakfast is so good – it’s almost like a cheesy sausage hash, only there’s no potatoes. And if this version doesn’t have quite enough flavor, feel free to adapt it.

The blog has options to turn this into an Italian or Mexican breakfast. You could also add your favorite veggies like chopped asparagus or peppers, or seasonings such as paprika and herbs.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

347

Calories

3 g

Protein

6 g

Carbs

19 g

Fat

Ingredients

1 lb. 90% lean pork breakfast sausage

12 large eggs

1 Tbsp. milk

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

2 cups (about 8 oz.) shredded cheddar, divided

1 bunch green onions, chopped

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Yogurt-Filled Cantaloupe

Serves 1

A low-carb breakfast doesn’t have to forego fruit. This one turns it into the serving dish for a yogurt parfait, so you can enjoy the refreshing sweetness of cantaloupe along with the protein of Greek yogurt.

And since the whole thing only has 15 grams of carbs for a large serving, it’s ok to dig into this fruit and yogurt breakfast without worrying about your macros.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

146

Calories

19 g

Protein

15 g

Carbs

2 g

Fat

Ingredients

1/2 cantaloupe

6 oz. nonfat plain Greek yogurt

1 Tbsp. fresh raspberries

1 Tbsp. fresh blueberries

1 tsp. raw pepita seeds

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Low-Carb Cinnamon Rolls

Serves 1

These healthy cinnamon rolls still have a sweet, spiced filling. Yet there’s no added sugar, and the dough is made from whey protein and coconut. Keep in mind the macros don’t include the topping, so you have a few options.

Use cinnamon roll-flavored coconut butter spread, as shown in the pictures. Slather them in plain Greek yogurt that’s mixed with vanilla extract. Or for added protein, make an icing from protein powder and milk of choice.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

261

Calories

35 g

Protein

9 g

Carbs

5 g

Fat

Ingredients

Dough:

1/4 cup coconut flour

1 scoop WHEY+ vanilla protein isolate

1/2 tsp. xanthan gum

1/4 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. stevia

1 egg white

3 Tbsp. water

Filling:

1 Tbsp. stevia

1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon

1 Tbsp. water

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Ham, Egg & Cheese Roll-ups

Serves 5

Here’s a delicious low-carb breakfast that you can grab as you run out the door. When scrambled eggs and spinach are rolled up in sliced ham, it’s easy to eat in your car or at your desk.

And altogether this easy recipe for ham and eggs has 40 grams of protein, so if you don’t have it for breakfast, you’ll want to save it for a post-workout snack.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

396

Calories

40 g

Protein

8 g

Carbs

22 g

Fat

Ingredients

10 large eggs

2 tsp. garlic powder

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

2 Tbsp. butter

1 1/2 cups (about 6 oz.) shredded cheddar

1 cup baby spinach

1 cup chopped tomatoes

20 slices ham

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  • Taha Baig

    Is it ok if had left 300 calories in my day and It fitted my Macros so ate ice cream at night.. is this ok IIFYM ?? Or should I not have ice cream and deserts at all on my diet even if it fits my macros ?

    • Should always leave a little room on your nutrition plan for a cheat snack/meal within your macros. Assuming you had 300 kcals left and didn’t chug back a tub of ice cream, you should be okay? Some can do without cheats totally, but I usually get massive sugar cravings after some time of going cold turkey and it’s difficult not to binge then.

      • Taha Baig

        Yeah I get sugar cravings real bad, IIFYM (if it fits your macros) this is a program Iv heard you can whatever u like untill you stay under your Macro Targets @michael_matthews:disqus

      • Right on point Jonathan. Thanks. 🙂

  • Sam

    Why the low-carb breakfast recipes? Should I be avoiding carbs at breakfast? I read Bigger Leaner Stronger and I don’t remember it saying you should eat low-carb. It just said to stay within you numbers.

    • Hey Sam,
      Nothing wrong with carbs at breakfast. Typically we want to have the majority of your carbs right before and right after working out so for most people that means after work.
      It’s nice to have a breakfast that doesn’t use up all of them. 🙂

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