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 21 Low Carb Breakfast Ideas

The goal of a good breakfast is to provide you with enough energy to get you to the second meal of the day. These low carb breakfast ideas will give you the boost your need!

For many people, that means relying on carbohydrates for a kick of energy.

But if you’re not eating carbohydrates, how do you get that same energy boost? Don’t worry, there’s a solution. It’s all a matter of getting creative.

Stick around as I tour twenty-one of the tastiest low-carb breakfast ideas in my arsenal.

recipes for Low Carb Breakfasts

1. Cheese and Tomato Quiche

Cheese and Tomato Quiche


Quiche is a wonderful breakfast option, but that crust comes with built-in carbs. Luckily, there’s a way to make a great quiche without the carb-loaded crust! All you need is a casserole dish.

This could easily be a regular menu item, especially if you’re gluten-free or low-carb.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 573

• Fats: 52g

• Protein: 23g

• Net Carbs: 4.1g

2. Keto Egg Bites

keto egg bites


Egg bites are one of my go-to breakfast choices when opting for a low-carb lifestyle. This recipe is super simple, packed to the gills with enough energy to get you through the day.

The ham is a great way to get more protein into the bites, but you can easily customize them to make them your own.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 43

• Fats: 3g

• Protein: 3.4g

• Net Carbs: 0.5g

3. 3-Ingredient Breakfast Skillet

 3-Ingredient Breakfast Skillet


Keep breakfast simple and delicious with this tasty brunch-friendly dish! No carbs in sight, just a ton of protein and a ton of flavor. Simplicity itself!

This dish comes together in under twenty minutes. Whip it up for brunch with friends, serve some rolls on the side for the people still eating carbs, and you’re golden!

Per Serving:

• Calories: 274

• Fats: 20g

• Protein: 19g

• Net Carbs: 2.4g

4. Bacon Egg Cups

bacon egg cups


These egg cups are my take on the classic egg muffins, with a tried-and-true combination of flavors. I’m talking bacon, bacon, and more bacon!

The delicious flavors in this dish make it a great choice for any day of the week, but they’re especially good on road trip days!

Per Serving:

• Calories: 209

• Fats: 17g

• Protein: 11g

• Net Carbs: 1g

5. Mushroom Egg Cups

mushroom egg cups


Here’s a completely unique take on the good old-fashioned egg cups! Rather than relying on baking pans or wrappers to keep the shape of the eggs, why not use mushrooms?

Big, delicious portobello mushrooms house the cracked eggs. Sprinkle with herbs, and you’re good to go!

Per Serving:

• Calories: 138

• Fats: 6.9g

• Protein: 15g

• Net Carbs: 2.6g

6. Veggie Baked Frittata

veggie baked frittata


Next up, quick and easy frittatas! This recipe turns everyday ingredients into stunning little quiches you can enjoy at home or take with you on the go.

The best part is you can incorporate any vegetables you like into the mix. Mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes – whatever’s in your vegetable drawer, these muffins can hold it.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 116

• Fats: 9g

• Protein: 6g

• Net Carbs: 2g

7. Keto Omelette

keto omelette


Omelettes are a go-to for low-carb breakfasts, especially because they usually don’t require a lot of time, energy, or ingredients!

Not to mention, you don’t need to deal with a mountain of dishes. This keto omelette comes packed with ham and cheese for a simple, tasty breakfast to kick off your day.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 393

• Fats: 27g

• Protein: 34g

• Net Carbs: 0g

8. Quiche Cups with Tomato and Prosciutto

Quiche Cups with Tomato and Prosciutto


Here’s yet another take on quiche cups, and this time, we’re enjoying them Italian-style! Featuring tomatoes, herbs, and prosciutto, these are as easy as they are tasty.

Serve them as a quick breakfast on the go or as a side dish at brunch.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 130

• Fats: 7g

• Protein: 10g

• Net Carbs: 3g

9. Keto Breakfast Burritos

keto breakfast burritos


Next up, the best of the best: breakfast burritos. While most burritos come with carbs wrapped around them, this keto version uses low carb tortillas instead.

You can make these ahead of time and keep them in the freezer for easy access, or whip them up fresh.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 296

• Fats: 17g

• Protein: 21g

• Net Carbs: 5g

10. Mushroom Omelette

mushroom omelette


Next up, a low-carb, high-protein omelet complete witha delicious filling! This spotlights one ingredient: mushrooms. For a hearty breakfast or brunch, you can’t go wrong.

Whether you’ve bought too many mushrooms or just need something simple, this is the recipe for you. Use up the rest with these other yummy keto mushroom recipes.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 543

• Fats: 47g

• Protein: 20g

• Net Carbs: 9g

11. Egg White Breakfast Wraps

Egg White Breakfast Wraps


One of the best ways to substitute a carb-filled breakfast wrap is to just skip the wrap altogether. This egg white breakfast wrap does just that!

Instead of a tortilla, enjoy your keto breakfast wrapped in a delicious egg white omelet. Packed with vegetables and protein, this is one of the best options on the list.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 263

• Fats: 18g

• Protein: 17g

• Net Carbs: 7g

12. Spinach Quiche Cups

spinach quiche cups


You know ‘em, you love ‘em; we all know the classic spinach quiche cups! Well, this is one of my go-to recipes for a low-carb breakfast.

Warm and hearty, this comes packed with mushrooms too. All told, this is a high-protein breakfast that won’t cost you your whole morning.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 84

• Fats: 6g

• Protein: 5g

• Net Carbs: 1g

13. Keto Coconut Flour Pancakes

Keto Coconut Flour Pancakes


Pancakes are one of those things that no one should ever have to give up. Whether you’re low-carb, gluten-free, or paleo, classic pancakes don’t really fit the bill.

That’s where these tasty substitutions come in. Sweet and soft, these are just like normal pancakes but without the nasty stuff.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 200

• Fats: 15g

• Protein: 9g

• Net Carbs: 2g

14. Breakfast Burrito Bowl with Cauliflower

Breakfast Burrito Bowl with Cauliflower


Nothing hits the spot quite like a savory breakfast bowl, and here’s your proof! This stunning bowl has a foundation of cauliflower rice. The toppings are up to you!

The key is to pack the bowl full of fresh vegetables and herbs to make it extra healthy. Avocado, tomato, and a side of crispy bacon are your friends.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 450

• Fats: 34g

• Protein: 23g

• Net Carbs: 10g

15. Keto Breakfast Custard

keto breakfast custard


Who knew you could have a custard for breakfast? This keto breakfast custard is baked to perfection, featuring savory elements rather than the sweetness of a traditional custard.

Make it your own with an assortment of seasonings and spices!

Per Serving:

• Calories: 275

• Fats: 25g

• Protein: 4.8g

• Net Carbs: 1.9g

16. Keto Breakfast Casserole

keto breakfast casserole


Next up, there’s more than one way to bake an egg. This keto breakfast casserole is a dump-and-go breakfast ideal for feeding a crowd the low-carb way.

Simply whip up the ingredients, dump them in the dish, and bake at your leisure. You won’t need more than an hour. Enjoy these other Keto casserole recipes!

Per Serving:

• Calories: 325

• Fats: 27g

• Protein: 18g

• Net Carbs: 3g

17. Keto Blueberry Coffee Cake

Keto Blueberry Coffee Cake


Coffee cake for the low-carb lover! This blueberry coffee cake comes complete with a delicious cinnamon swirl and plenty of fresh blueberries.

This happens to be sugar-free and dairy-free, too, making it a great option for a clean start to the day.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 162

• Fats: 16g

• Protein: 2g

• Net Carbs: 1g

18. Breakfast Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Scramble

Breakfast Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Scramble


Nothing wrong with a great scramble! All you need is twenty minutes and five ingredients to whip up a breakfast the whole family will love.

This is a great option for both weekends and weekdays, so make it your own! Check out more keto sausage recipes next!

Per Serving:

• Calories: 322

• Fats: 26.6g

• Protein: 19,4g

• Net Carbs: 1.4g

19. Mediterranean Breakfast Casserole

Mediterranean Breakfast Casserole


Here’s another take on the breakfast casserole, and this time, we’re going to the Mediterranean. Packed with feta, spinach, and cherry tomatoes, this is a real home run.

You only need five ingredients to bring this together, so it’s great as a quick brunch dish! These other meals under 10g carbs will also help you on your low-carb diet!

Per Serving:

• Calories: 200

• Fats: 11g

• Protein: 22g

• Net Carbs: 4g

20. Pumpkin Frittata

pumpkin frittata


Frittatas typically use fresh, summery ingredients, but this one is a little more fall-oriented. The pumpkin is warm and naturally sweet, with plenty of protein to fuel your day.

This will easily keep you satisfied, and it’s chock-full of vitamins! Great as a make-ahead breakfast.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 235

• Fats: 16g

• Protein: 15g

• Net Carbs: 4.6g

21. Keto Hash Browns

keto hash browns


Finally, in my opinion, every person on earth deserves great hash browns at breakfast. If you’re skipping carbs, then this is your way to get them!

Radishes, peppers, mushrooms, and onions – all these together make the perfect base for a breakfast hash. Simply fry up and enjoy.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 97

• Fats: 7g

• Protein: 1g

• Net Carbs: 4g

And that’s the end of our list! Twenty-one tasty ways to start your day without giving in to the carb cravings. Whether you’re trying for keto or just cutting carbs, I hope you found something that suits you.

The best part? Every single one of these recipes is flexible enough to adapt to whichever ingredients you might have at home.

That’s the hallmark of a great breakfast! Ready to go no matter what the morning throws at you. Let me know which recipe you loved below, and drop any other go-to breakfasts in the comments.