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Wishing to try the low carb diet? Or maybe you want to switch from the usual breakfasts? We have gathered some ideas for low carb breakfast recipes. They come from several diets, from gluten-free to paleo and ketogenic diets. We have chosen them for the most to be fast and practical, the most complex ones can be done on weekends (or prepared the day before in the evening).

Below are 13 ideas for salty or sweet breakfasts with less than 15g of carbohydrates each.

You can pair each of these recipes with an unsweetened hot drink (herbal tea, tea, coffee…) for a complete and healthy breakfast.

These breakfasts will give you a good amount of energy to start the day while maintaining your ideal weight or helping you to lose weight.

1. Superfood quinoa porridge

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking time: 15 min
  • Ingredients for 4 servings:
  • 150 g organic quinoa
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons organic coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoons of organic chia seeds
  • 100 g oatmeal flakes
  • 750 ml almond milk
  • 1 whole banana
  • 6 tablespoons Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons goji berries
  • 2 tablespoons berberis
  • 2 tablespoons organic yacon syrup
  • 80 g mixed berries

Preparation:

1. Cook quinoa with a pinch of salt, doubling the amount of quinoa for the water. Allow simmering for 10 to 15 minutes.

2. Add coconut flour, chia seeds, oatmeal and milk and gently heat while stirring continuously until the porridge has a thick consistency. Cook for 3-4 minutes.

3. Mash the banana and add it to the mixture, stirring gently.

4. Pour the porridge into 4 bowls and garnish with yoghurt, goji berries and berberis of your choice.

5. Sweeten with yacon syrup and garnish with berries.

6. Enjoy hot, if possible.

2. Chocolate Whey Waffle

Chocolate Whey Waffle

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking time: 5 min
  • Ingredients for 4 servings:
  • 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flower sugar
  • 40 g Whey Performance chocolate protein powder
  • 50 g organic almond flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of yeast
  • 120 ml almond milk
  • 2 eggs

Preparation:

1. Mix all the ingredients together. Also works with a mixer.

2. Heat the waffle iron and pour 2 tablespoons of dough for each waffle.

3. Cook each waffle for about 3 minutes.

3. Coconut Mocha Smoothie Frappé

Coconut Mocha Frappé Smoothie

  • Preparation: 5 min
  • Freezing time: 2 hours
  • For 1 person:
  • 400 ml unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp. instant coffee
  • ½ tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 to 2 drops of coconut extract
  • Optional: 1 tbsp. stevia

Preparation:

In a large cup mix all the ingredients. Put the cup in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Pour the content into a blender, blend for a few seconds. Stir the contents into your cup and enjoy!

4. Smoked salmon, fresh cheese and cucumber wrap

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • For 1 person:
  • 1 slice of salmon
  • A small cucumber
  • 30 g fresh cheese
  • ½ lemon
  • Dill
  • Salt, pepper

Preparation:

Wash, peel and cut the cucumber into small pieces. In a bowl mix the fresh cheese, cucumber pieces, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper to your liking. Spread the mixture over the entire salmon slice. Roll the slice, cut the roll horizontally to form small rolls. Ready to enjoy!

5. Homemade almond milk and avocado

Almond milk avocado

  • Preparation: 20 min
  • Fridge: 12 h
  • To be consumed in: 4-5 days
  • Ingredients for about 1 L:
  • 250 g whole almonds, not peeled off
  • 750 mL water
  • 1 tbsp. honey (optional)

Preparation:

In a bowl, cover the almonds with water and soak for 12 hours. Boil 500 ml of water. Drain the almonds, put them in a food processor or blender with 250 ml of water at room temperature. Mix for about 2 min until a thick paste is obtained. Put this dough in a bowl and add the boiling water. Allow to “infuse” for at least 10 minutes.  Filter the mixture through a fine, clean sieve or cloth in a large bowl. Squeeze the ground almonds well to obtain as much liquid as possible. Add a spoonful of honey or maple syrup, and possibly a pinch of salt. Whisk well and transfer the milk to a bottle to be refrigerated once it is at room temperature.

The rest of the dried almond powder can be used in cakes.

For this breakfast, have 25 cl of milk with an avocado and 40 g of almonds.

6. Easy and fast low carb bread

Low Carb Bread

  • Preparation: 5 min
  • Cooking time: 1 min 30
  • For 1 person:
  • 20 g almond powder
  • 8 g coconut flour
  • 20 g butter
  • ¼ tbsp. baking soda, edible
  • 1 egg

Preparation:

In a bowl mix the almond powder, coconut flour and baking soda. Melt the butter and add it to the mixture. Add the egg and mix. Cook the mixture for 1 minute and 30 seconds in a microwave oven.

To be enjoyed with butter, 1 slice of ham and a few strawberries, for example.

7. Refreshing lemon cream

Lemon Cream

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking time: 35 min
  • Fridge: 2 hours
  • For 1 person:
  • 100 ml whole whipped cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ lemon
  • 2 g sweetener

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 180°C. In a saucepan, grate lemon zest, squeeze the lemon juice and mix with the whipped cream. Heat over low heat, stirring to prevent it from sticking, the preparation will thicken. Cut off the fire. In a container mix the egg yolk and sweetener. Add the cream on top. Pour the mixture into a small jar. Cook in a bain marie in the oven for 35 minutes. Place the jar in the refrigerator for 2 hours and enjoy!

8. The paleo omelette

Paleo Omelette

  • Preparation: 15 min
  • Cooking time: 10 min
  • For 1 person:
  • 15 g candied tomatoes
  • 20 g white ham
  • 50 g button mushrooms
  • 2 sprigs parsley
  • 3 eggs
  • 15 g sunflower seeds
  • ½ onion
  • 5 ml olive oil
  • Salt, pepper

Preparation:

Chop the tomatoes, ham, parsley and onion. Cut the mushrooms into 4 pieces and sauté the onions. Sauté the mushrooms in the oil. Add the tomatoes, ham, sunflower seeds and parsley. In a bowl beat the eggs, season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour the eggs in the vegetables. Cook and roll the omelette and enjoy!

9. Coconut pancakes

Pancakes

  • Preparation: 5 min
  • For 2:
  • 2 eggs
  • 25 g coconut flour
  • 25 g almond powder
  • 2 g baking powder
  • 2 tbsp. coconut milk
  • 20 g coconut oil

Preparation:

In a bowl mix all ingredients except coconut oil. In a frying pan put a little coconut oil before making each pancake. Then enjoy with red berries!

10. Macadamia nut cookies

Macadamia Nut Cookies

  • Preparation: 15 min
  • Cooking time: 10 min
  • For 3:
  • 125 g hazelnut purée
  • 1 egg
  • 40 g Macadamia nuts
  • 35 g dark chocolate chips, 90% dark chocolate chips

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Coarsely crush the Macadamia nuts. Mix the hazelnut purée, nuts and egg. Add the chocolate chips. Make small balls with the help of 2 teaspoons; place them on a cold plate. Cook 10 min at 180°C. Let them cool slightly and enjoy!

11. The egg casserole with flax seeds and bacon strips

Egg Casserole Bacon

  • Preparation: 5 min
  • Cooking time: 10 min
  • For 1 person:
  • 1 egg
  • 30 g of fresh cream
  • 1 slice of smoked bacon (20 g)
  • 15 ml oil
  • 10 g butter
  • 5 g flax seeds
  • Salt flower
  • Ground pepper

Preparation:

Slice the bacon lengthwise in three parts. Grill the three slices in a frying pan with oil. Generously grease a ramekin. Alternate 1 tablespoon of cream, the egg, and 1 tablespoon of cream. Pierce the egg yolk gently (it should not spread completely). Place the ramekin 20 sec in the microwave (maximum power). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Crush the flax seeds and sprinkle the egg with it. Add the grilled bacon slices and enjoy!

12. Paleo cinnamon cereal

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking time: 15 min
  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup = 250ml
  • 1 cup almond powder
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil or melted butter
  • 2 tbsp. coconut flour
  • 1 to 2 egg whites
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons powdered cinnamon ( to taste)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Optional: stevia or honey to sweeten

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 150°C.

Place all ingredients in a large bowl except the second egg whites.

Mix with a spatula to obtain homogeneous dough, not too sticky or too dry.  If necessary, add the second egg white to modify the texture.

Place the dough between two sheets of baking paper and spread it thinly with a rolling pin.

Bake for 5 minutes so that the dough starts to harden, take the dish out of the oven and cut small squares with the help of a roller.

Bake again for 10 minutes then turn off the oven and let the cereals continue to dry and harden inside, for about 30 minutes.

Store at room temperature in a glass jar or freeze.

For this breakfast, pour 30 g of cereal into a bowl, and garnish them with almond or coconut with some red fruits.

13. No Carb Banana Protein Pancakes

No Carb Banana Protein Pancakes

It will be lying if I say that I wasn’t surprised when I found this recipe. Pancakes and carbs are like salt and pepper, we can’t think of them as unrelated to each other. It’s hard to imagine there’d be a no carb pancake recipe.

And, it tastes divine. Believe me…. it’s going to make your breakfast genuinely wholesome.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Egg whites- 2 or 3
  • Vanilla – 1 scoop
  • Water – 1 ½ to 2 tablespoons
  • Baking powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Banana (chopped), Honey, and Cinnamon – (all of these are optional ingredients. If you want to add some carbs to this recipe, go ahead and add bananas or honey or both)

Method:

  • Mix all the ingredients to make a batter
  • Don’t worry if the batter is thicker than regular pancake batter
  • Take a flat, nonstick pan, spray it with cooking spray to be safe and prevent pancakes from sticking
  • Spoon out a suitable quantity of the batter onto the pan (think about how small or big you’d like your pancakes to be)
  • Let it cook for about one to three minutes on each side
  • Pancake is ready. Follow the same procedure to use up all the batter
  • Serve your pancakes warm with chopped bananas, honey, or cinnamon
  • You can start your day with these protein-rich pancakes to feel fuller until lunch time without needing a mid-day snack.

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8 Comments

  1. These low carb recipes are absolutely amazing! I love this share very much. Among them: Coconut pancakes were invariably one in every of my favorite treats once eating out! Loaded with all ingredients and cooked just right, these Coconut pancakes were associate degree indulgence that I wrote off when changing into low carb. Luckily, they’re very easy to duplicate and create relish friendly!

    • Youssef Reply

      Enjoy Homer! Let us know your thoughts when you try them out.

  2. Jasmine Hewitt Reply

    Thanks for the smoothie recipe! I have been looking for new ones to try, it used to be my favorite lowcarb way to do breakfast!

  3. Sarah Wright Reply

    I always struggle with what to eat for breakfast as I’m not really a morning person. These recipes all sound great, particularly the coconut pancakes! I like that they all sound really easy to make too, because the last thing you want in the morning is to spend ages making breakfast!

  4. I am following a low-carb diet now so this article is timely. I eat a lot of eggs and fruit-based smoothies, but I need to branch out and diversify my breakfast options. The quinoa porridge you mention sounds good. I would love to throw some fruit and honey on top to get some extra nutritional value. Always a good idea to start your morning off right with a solid breakfast.

  5. I always struggle with what to eat for breakfast, so this is just what I needed! I love smoothies and breakfast drinks so I’ll definitely have to try those!

    • Youssef Reply

      Same for me, we end up eating the same thing every day until it gets too boring, so it’s always a good idea to check new recipes from time to time to break the routine!

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