High-fat, low-carb diets mean that, yes, you’ll likely be eating a lot of eggs, meat, and avocados. (Hey, that doesn’t sound so bad… ) But for those of us who like to roll out of bed and dash out the door, the ketogenic diet can seem a bit tough—especially when it comes to breakfast. Instead of turning to yet another hard-boiled egg, try one of these seven keto breakfasts you can meal prep. Dining and dashing has a whole new meaning.
1. Keto Cajun Sausage Breakfast Scramble
It’s enough of a scramble getting out the door in the morning. Let’s not add to Monday stress by making a scramble too. This recipe ups the ingredients, meaning you can make a big batch on Sunday, tuck away a few servings in a microwave-safe container, and simply heat them up when you’re ready to eat.For cheesy, melted goodness—um, yes please— place half of the shredded cheese to the side and sprinkle over the scramble once it’s cool. When you reheat it, the shreds will melt like it’s fresh out of the oven.
2. Lemon Blackberry Scones
Even if you’re running late, there’s something joyous about grabbing a scone and treating yourself to a little something special. (Pairing it with a latte doesn’t hurt either.) But like many coffee shop goods—and baked goods in general—those butter-filled beauties are often packed with sugar.These scones, however, don’t skimp on flavor and do stick to the good stuff—we’re talking almond flour, flaxseed meal, grass-fed butter, and fresh berries—and create a week’s worth of delicious breakfast bites. Sorry, Starbucks, there’s a new scone in town, and it’s homemade.
3. Keto Egg Cups
Egg cups aren’t new. But they are a pretty genius way to enjoy a healthy breakfast on-the-go. We love that this recipe provides not one but five different flavors so your week can be as multifaceted as you are.From ham, leek, and cheddar to chorizo, avocado, and jalapeño to mushroom, chive, and gruyere, there’s an option to suit every palate. You could even play fridge cleanup and toss in whatever ingredients—we recommend veggies, cheeses, and meats—you have lying around. How’s that for productivity?
4. Chocolate Coconut and Almond Chia Seed Pudding
We’re not shy about our love for dessert-like breakfasts. Breakfast cookies, milkshake-flavored protein shakes… sign us up! Another great option: chia seed pudding. Chia seeds are packed with protein, magnesium, iron (and oh-so-much more) and can be flavored with chocolate, vanilla, maple, berries, and nearly every dessert-inspired flavor you desire.This recipe gets extra decadent with coconut cream, raw cacao, and almond extract. We agree with the recipe creator: Double the recipe. You’ll be more than happy you did.
5. Low-Carb Bacon, Egg, and Spinach Breakfast Casserole
There are many benefits of eating keto. But we have to say, one of our favorite perks is definitely the bacon and cheese. But since we can’t live on just that, we thought we’d give this breakfast casserole a go. Filled with spinach, mushrooms, peppers, and onion, it packs a punch when it comes to veggies and makes plenty of servings to keep you full for the week—at least when it comes to your morning meal.
6. Keto Blueberry Muffins With Almond Flour
Monday blues, meet muffin blues. These low-carb, sugar-free blueberry muffins are sure to bring a smile to your face—yes, even on a Monday. Made with almond and coconut flours, eggs, unsweetened applesauce, monk fruit, coconut oil, and a few other pantry staples, they’re as sweet and delightful as they are healthy. (Said no one ever… but it’s true!) Feel free to use whatever berries you have on hand—apples and apricots work well too—and add spices as needed.
7. Keto Breakfast Pockets
Just when we thought we’d grown out of Hot Pockets, along came these freezer-friendly breakfast pockets. With a cheese-filled dough—yup, you read that right—and scrambled egg, Canadian bacon, and cheddar cheese filling, these keto grab-and-go bites will turn even the crankiest of us into morning people. Feel free to add veggies (like mushroom or spinach), play with different cheeses (like goat cheese and Swiss), and change up the protein to create whatever pocket your tastebuds desire.