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7 Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes Without Eggs

Eggs are popular on a low carb diet, but there are plenty of low carb breakfast recipes without eggs.
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When following a low-carb diet, you may get the impression that it’s full of eggs. That’s not necessarily true. You can easily create a low-carb breakfast without eggs using yogurt, avocado, coconut milk, and berries.

Written by
Sarah Neidler, PhD
Freelance Science and Medical Writer

Eggs are delicious and healthy. And they are very popular in low-carb diets. However, at some point, you may get tired of them and want to look for alternatives. Or maybe you are just not a big fan of eggs. That’s perfectly fine! There are plenty of low-carb breakfast options that don’t include eggs. 


Our seven favorite low-carb breakfast recipes without eggs

1. Coconut yogurt with fruit and nuts

Yogurt with nuts and blueberries served in a coconut.

Coconut yogurt is a great alternative to regular yogurt. It is creamy, contains plenty of healthy fats (middle chain triglycerides), and keeps you full for longer. You can make coconut yogurt using coconut milk–but it’s easier to buy it. Just make sure the base is coconut milk and not regular milk with added coconut. The nuts and seeds add some crunch and healthy fiber. Blueberries are very low in carbs and sugar. So, this breakfast is not only low carb but also keto.


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 handful blueberries


Directions:

  1. Cut the blueberries in half.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.

2. Granola

Several jars with nuts and seeds.

Most granola is full of sugar, so the opposite of healthy–but not this one! It contains only nuts and seeds and is, therefore, very low in carbs and loaded with nutrients. It’s also the perfect option when you don’t have much time in the morning. You can prepare it in bulk and store it for a few weeks in a dry, cool place.


Ingredients:

  • 100 g dried coconut
  • 100 g pumpkin seeds
  • 100 g sunflower seeds
  • 100 g hazelnuts
  • 100 g almonds
  • 100 g cacao nibs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Add erythritol to taste


Directions:

  1. Chop all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Spread the mix onto a baking sheet and roast it for about 20 minutes or until the nuts and seeds start to brown.
  3. Let cool.
  4. Serve with yogurt, milk, or coconut milk. You can also add fresh fruit.
  5. Store the rest of the granola into a jar.

3. Porridge

A bowl of porridge with raspberries.

The famous Scottish breakfast is usually the opposite of low-carb–but don’t worry. This variation is perfectly suitable for a low-carb diet. Plus, it’s just as tasty as the original. It offers plenty of crunch, the cacao nibs add a chocolaty taste, and it keeps you full much longer than regular porridge.


Ingredients:

  • Coconut milk
  • Water
  • Ground flaxseeds
  • Dried coconut
  • Ground almonds
  • 1 handful fresh raspberries 
  • Cacao nibs


Directions:

  1. Heat the coconut milk and the water in a pot.
  2. Add the flaxseeds, the coconut, and the almonds.
  3. Simmer for a few minutes while stirring until the mix thickens slightly.
  4. Add the cacao nibs and the raspberries.

4. Greek yogurt with strawberries and nuts

A bowl of yogurt with fresh strawberries.

Greek yogurt is famous around the world–for good reason. No other yogurt is as tasty and creamy as greek yogurt. The good news: thanks to its high fat content, it's the perfect low-carb food! The nuts and strawberries harmonize perfectly with the rich yogurt.


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 handful strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon almonds


Directions:

  1. Cut the strawberries into small pieces.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.

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5. Fruit salad

A plate with blueberries and raspberries.

Most fruits contain a lot of sugar and are not very low-carb friendly. However, berries and watermelon are exceptions. So why not mix them all together in a colorful, healthy low-carb fruit salad? That’s what we did, and we don’t want to keep this recipe to ourselves!


Ingredients:

  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Waterlemon
  • Shaved almond


Directions:

  1. Cut the fruit into small pieces.
  2. Toast the shaved almond flakes in a pan until slightly brown.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

6. Avocado with Salmon

Avocado filled with salmon.

Here is the perfect recipe for those of you who prefer a savory breakfast. Avocado is an excellent low-carb food because it is full of healthy fats, while salmon delivers valuable omega-3 fatty acids. A truly delicious and healthy breakfast!


Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 70 g smoked salmon
  • 50 g cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper


Directions:

  1. Cut the avocado into two halves and remove the stone. 
  2. Chop all other ingredients in a food processor.
  3. Place the mix inside the avocado.

7. Coconut smoothie with berries

A pink smoothie.

Most smoothies are not very filling, but this one is an exception. Coconut milk is very rich and provides you with plenty of energy for the perfect start to the day. 


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 handful raspberries
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender and serve immediately.


The bottom line

Eggs are popular for low-carb diets–but they are not the only option. There are plenty of recipes without eggs–even for breakfast. Just make sure to add some healthy fats to have a rich breakfast that keeps you full for longer.


Many people who follow a low-carb diet also combine it with intermittent fasting because this way of eating can increase the benefits of a low-carb diet.


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