Perfect Keto Breakfast Ideas: Pancakes, Coffee & More

February 1, 2019

When you’re getting your body into a state of ketosis, there’s no better way to kick things off than with a perfectly prepared a.m. meal. To us, that means a breakfast that hits all the right flavor notes and gives you a dose of the healthy fats your ketogenic diet needs to do its thing. So start your keto engines and get ready to make your first meal of the day one of the best yet.

Best Ketogenic Diet Breakfast Foods

Whether you’re following a ketogenic diet or not, breakfast remains one of the most important meals of the day. Here are all the ways you can enjoy it while sticking to your keto meal plan.

  • Scrambled eggs
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Greek-style yogurt
  • Cottage cheese
  • Sausage patties
  • Gluten-free pancakes
  • Low-carb fruit smoothie
  • Egg-stuffed peppers
  • Veggie hash with bacon
  • Frittata
  • Cauliflower toast with avocado
  • Chia porridge

Keto Coffee

Homemade Cold Brew Coffee

Coffee drinkers can rest easy knowing your beloved beverage is A-OK on the keto diet. In fact, consuming more oils and fats in the morning may help suppress your appetite and encourage your body to reach ketosis. So skip the black cuppa and add some nourishing ingredients to your brew—try a splash of heavy cream or coconut milk, frothy almond milk, or even a dose of coconut oil. You can experiment with sugar-free flavorings like cacao powder and cinnamon, too.

Thrive Market Keto Coffee Creamer

Meet you go-to coffee companion. Swirl superfoods into your cup of joe with this keto-friendly creamer that’s made from ethically-sourced coconut and MCT oils. No high-fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors here!

Thrive Market Organic Regular Coconut Milk

Rich and silky, coconut milk is a go-to fat that delivers fiber, minerals, and vitamins. We love it in curries, soups, or even desserts for a hint of tropical flavor you can enjoy all year long.

Thrive Market Organic Almond Beverage

Made from only four ingredients, this dairy-free drink is great on its own, and also ideal added to pancake or muffin batters or swirled into beverages.

Thrive Market Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Ethically sourced from a small farm in the Philippines, this virgin and organic coconut oil is cold-pressed and unrefined for maximum nutrients. Coconut oil makes living a keto lifestyle a breeze—and you’ll find endless ways to use it, from baking to beauty.

Thrive Market MCT Oil

MCTs (aka medium-chain triglycerides) are a healthy type of fatty acid known to boost energy and help you feel full. Sourced from organic coconuts, this liquid is raw with no fillers. It’s ready to add to smoothies, coffee, batters, and more.

Fourth and Heart Grass-Fed Vanilla Bean Ghee

Ghee is a keto-diet must-have, and this jar is infused with pure Madagascar vanilla bean. The subtle and sweet flavor is primed for your morning latte.

Keto Coffee Recipe

Here’s a basic coffee recipe—made in the blender!—you can master in a snap, then doctor up with any extra spices you’d like.

1 cup brewed coffee
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
2 teaspoons MCT oil
1 teaspoon ghee

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for about 30 seconds, or until frothy. Pour into a mug and enjoy!

Best Ketogenic Breakfast Recipes

The keto breakfast of champions awaits. Try one of our delicious recipes to kick off your morning, keto-style.

Keto Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

You’ll love this lemony short stack of fluffy keto pancakes! The batter blends rich ricotta cheese and lemon with gluten-free flours and almond extract for the perfect citrusy flavor to perk up your day.

Sous Vide Egg Bites

These egg bites (made in the Instant Pot) are spiked with MCT oil for a keto-friendly energy boost and make a quick breakfast or easy post-workout snack.

Keto Loco Moco

This dish is pure Hawaiian comfort food. And if you’re into savory breakfasts, it’s a perfect morning meal. To keep it keto, use cauliflower rice and nutrient-rich ingredients like grass-fed beef, bone broth, and coconut oil.

Keto Bread

The perfect base for smashed avocado, this bread is made with a combo of gluten-free flours like tapioca and almond and melted coconut oil. Add an extra layer of flavor by topping it with seeds like chia and sesame.

Pumpkin-Spiced Chia Seed Pudding

We love a recipe that can do double duty. Enjoy this pudding—mixed with MCT oil, chia seeds, and fragrans spices—for breakfast or a post-workout snack. The best part? You can make it the night before.

Coconut Creamed Spinach With Eggs

Fancier than scrambled (but still super easy), these keto breakfast eggs are anything but boring. The coconut-creamed spinach adds extra nutrients—mix it with the luscious yolk for a satisfying bite.

Coconut creamed spinach and eggs

For more, check out our ultimate guide to the keto diet!

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Nicole Gulotta

Nicole Gulotta is a writer, author, and tea enthusiast.

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