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7 easy and delicious keto breakfast ideas

Many breakfast foods and recipes involve carbs - and if you're managing a medical condition with the keto diet, this can be a problem.

We've researched tasty and simple keto breakfast ideas to help you get the nutrition you need.

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Keto breakfast ideas

If you follow the ketogenic diet - known as the keto diet - then planning high-fat, low-carb meals can be a real challenge.

Still, following this restrictive diet can help people manage medical conditions like epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and certain cancers. For some people, staying on track can make a real difference in their lives.

To stick with the keto diet while getting as many nutrients as possible, you need a big bank of meal ideas and must often think creatively. To help, we've found seven of the best keto breakfast ideas to suit a range of tastes and dietary needs.

These breakfast recipes also include keto-friendly vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds for your essential nutrients, as well as lots of protein and fibre, to help keep you feeling fully satiated until lunchtime.

1. Keto French crêpes

Also suits diets: vegetarian, gluten free

Keto French crêpes

Keto French crêpes

Swapping wheat flour for a higher egg count to bind the mixture puts pancakes back on the menu for keto diet followers. This low-carb alternative is also high in fibre, which helps support a healthy heart and digestion.

Eggs also provide protein, while heavy whipped cream and butter up the fat content to help your body reach a state of ketosis. Top with fresh berries for a good vitamin injection.

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2. Pancetta-wrapped avocado and egg

Also suits diets: dairy free, gluten free

Pancetta-wrapped avocado and egg

Pancetta-wrapped avocado and egg

This quick and simple recipe only uses three ingredients - pancetta and avocado for their fat content, and egg for protein. Avocado is also a source of healthy fats which helps to reduce inflammation and keep your heart healthy. With a soft-boiled egg for dipping, these pancetta-wrapped avocado fingers are a keto-twist on the classic egg and soldiers English breakfast.

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3. Smoked salmon egg bites

Also suits diets: gluten free, pescatarian

Smoked salmon egg bites

Smoked salmon egg bites

When it comes to keto breakfast ideas, eggs are often the star of the show because they're high-protein, moderately high in fat, and contain almost no carbs. This makes egg bites a tasty, keto-friendly breakfast that you can make in advance and eat on-the-go.

Beyond the egg and milk base, you can pick and choose your favourite carb-free fillings. This recipe opts for salmon, for more protein, heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and a delicious smoky, salty taste.

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4. Keto almond bread

Also suits diets: dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian

Keto almond bread

Keto almond bread

This keto recipe is ideal for people who aren't fans of egg in the morning - and for those who don't have time to cook fresh breakfasts and like to make grab-and-go snacks in advance. This keto bread swaps wheat flour for almond and coconut flour. Sunflower, pumpkin, and flaxseeds provide disease-fighting antioxidants, while apple cider vinegar helps control blood sugar levels. In the morning, you can toast and top with peanut butter, marmite, or avocado for a quick and easy breakfast.

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5. Ham, mushroom and spinach frittata

Also suits diets: gluten free

Ham, mushroom and spinach frittata

Ham, mushroom and spinach frittata

Ham and mushrooms are a classic pairing and baking them in an egg and cheese frittata provides your morning dose of protein and fat. By adding spinach, you're also feeding your body lots of nutrients that support your immune system and help protect you from illness.

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6. Loaded scrambled eggs

Also suits diets: gluten free

Loaded scrambled eggs

Loaded scrambled eggs

For those who love their scrambled eggs to be packed with flavour, these breakfast bowls are creamy, cheesy, and salty. The high-fat bacon pieces also add a hit of salt and crunch. You can customise the toppings for this dish, and choosing keto-friendly vegetables - such as avocado, asparagus, or cucumber - to scoop up your eggs means you'll be getting more essential vitamins and fibre.

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7. Keto smoothie

Also suits diets: gluten free, dairy free, vegan

Keto smoothie

Keto smoothie

Many great keto breakfast ideas involve smoothies, because they can make it easier to avoid the carbs we find in a lot of breakfast recipes. If you have a blender, this smoothie is simple, speedy, and satisfying. Choose your favourite plant-based milk, then add berries, spinach, seeds, and spices for a delicious keto-friendly liquid breakfast that boosts the immune system and supplies many essential vitamins, antioxidants, and healthy fats.

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