When I was first introduced to what a Paleo diet was and decided to try some Paleo breakfast recipes, I thought I would be only eating eggs with fruit every morning. I decided to do some research and was pleasantly surprised to find so many different recipes that look good are easy to make, healthy and don’t have a huge list of ingredients.
Although, a suggestion to you that is often overlooked for a fantastic breakfast is leftovers. Yep. Make a little extra dinner and enjoy it the next day. I know this doesn’t always work though so that’s why I found all these recipes. Just click on the image to get the recipe.
Then below that are several other lists of recipes to help you narrow it down to what you are looking for. I have recipes for Paleo cereal, muffins, granola bars, pancakes, cookies, smoothies and more. There are recipes you can make ahead of time and grab that morning on your way out the door or more involved recipes you may want to save for a Saturday or Sunday.
One of my favorite Paleo recipes is for muffins. I like to make those up one day when I have a little more time and then eat the leftovers for the next few mornings. The Paleo flours, like coconut flour and almond flour combined with eggs to make a very filling muffin that will keep you satisfied until lunch.
I don’t know about you, but I am definitely not a morning person and when it comes to eating breakfast, that is what gets left out. Not Good! I really do hate making breakfast but I know also that it truly is the most important meal of the day.
I know that making anything Paleo isn’t usually quick and easy because it takes much more preparation than just picking up a box of cereal at the store. Quick and easy are relative, meaning that quick and easy to one person will mean something totally different to another person. Because of that, I tried to include the quickest and easiest recipes I could find.
Oh, another thing I want to add is that a lot of Paleo eaters overlook vegetables. I think it’s really important to have at least one vegetable with every meal and breakfast is no exception. A lot of these recipes have vegetables, which are wonderful for variety and to help with your gut health. I hope this list will be helpful to a few others as you try to find some new, go-to recipes for breakfast.
Paleo Breakfast Ideas from other readers on my Paleo Recipes and Support Facebook Group
One day Page N. asked the other members of the group what they like to eat for go-to breakfast ideas. I’d like to include some of the responses that apply here. These responses are for quick and easy breakfast ideas.
Aliza said We do eggs with whatever veggies we like in it. Broccoli, spinach, peppers, mushrooms, onion and whatever else we have I am not a huge egg eater but love to eat these. Meat if you want to add that too.
Alyssa said Plantain pancake made with yellow plantain, tbsp cassava flour and tbsp water, some leftover meat and roasted veggies! Sherri said My new GO-TO breakfast!! It makes me feel sooooo good, satiated, and gives me loads of energy!
2-3 hardboiled eggs
1/2 to one whole avocado
Pink Himalayan salt to taste
Any other spices you like
I added some sriracha sauce to mine
Lilian K. – Hi. Does anyone have ideas for breakfast? I just can’t think what to have. Thanks for any ideas.
Sarah G. – Chia pudding with a milk substitute
Amanda O. – Egg whites with some kind of cheese with bacon. Chopped up cauliflower with olive oil cheese and eggs
Manar D. – Eggs with avocados, paleo pancakes, rice cake
Karen W. – Mushrooms, eggplant
Donna N. – You can make stuffed chayote. Cut the chayote in half, clean out the heart. Put in boiling water. Cook until tender. Then take off fire and let cool down. Scoop out the meat of the chayote and put it in a bowl. Keep the shell of the chayote. Mix the meat of the chayote with butter, salt, peppers, and cassava flour. Stuff back into chayote skins sprinkle cassava flour on top and put in the oven to bake for 10 mins. Enjoy
Jennifer M. – Apples and oranges/cuties cut up with pecans and cinnamon or Toasted coconut shavings with raisins in coconut milk. Pinterest has a ton of ideas
Lisa E – Chia Pudding – 3 tablespoon chia seeds, a handful of any paleo mix (nuts, seeds, coconut), a handful of berries, tablespoon cacao, a cup of nut milk. I also like to add a shot of cold coffee! Mix in a small container put the lid on, shake it some more so that all the chia seeds are not stuck to the bottom of the container. Leave in the fridge overnight. BAM! I make more than one serve, mix up the nuts and fruit, cacao and coffee. So many ways you can make it and delicious every time!
Kassandra P. – Mashed bananas, warmed up, add cinnamon and sliced almonds.
Donna N. – Cut up cabbage, carrots scallion, thyme, salt garlic, black pepper, and onion. Put in a frying pan with hot water, then grate a coconut and add water to it. Add coconut cream and curry. Let steam until 1/2 of the cream is reduced. Do not stir the pot, leave it. Then turn off the pot and enjoy
Kassandra P. – Mixed nuts, berries, bananas, almond milk – healthy cereal
Canda B. – One ripe banana mashed with two eggs makes an awesome pancake batter. Cook like a regular pancake in your favorite oil, and, if you like, top with chopped fruit mixed with a little honey and lemon.
They really don’t need any topping, though!
Britini W. – Chop a bunch of veggies and spices and throw it in a bag (add meat if you want). Freeze if you want to prep for the week and thaw the night before. In the morning, add an egg or two to the bag, mix it up, and cook… omelet or scramble
Jess S. – Paleo museli…omelet’s, Paleo toast. There are lots of things you can eat
Suzy A. – Sweet potatoes w/ blueberries and a little bacon
Cassandra A. – I make an egg casserole with veggies every week
Ricki S. – My family eats peas for breakfast every morning. Just a little water in the bottom of the pot, add peas on gentle medium heat and keep stirring, and seasoning salt. We love it ?
Michelle C. – Frittata ? super easy to make! Make enough to last you the week and add whatever veggies! If you add cooked sweet potatoes to the bottom first then pour the egg mix over it’s even better!!
Christine H. – Homemade sausage from pastured pork, local pastured eggs, and homemade flaxseed and coconut flour focaccia bread.
Athena W. – Stop thinking of it as breakfast
Amanda K. – My husband and I have been sautéing a ton of veggies for breakfast. Usually, I have eggs with it but you could just do that and a fruit salad on the side
Stephanie F. – Boiled eggs with a med Apple!!
Jacqueline A. – I often eat a modified Turkish breakfast. 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced tomatoes, cucumber, artichoke hearts, a little feta and all drizzled with EVOO. On some days, I add plain greek yogurt with honey or slices of watermelon and blueberries
Jill K. – Just have a green smoothie.
DJ C. – Your favorite breakfast eggs on top of of a chopped salad
Selena L. – Spaghetti squash breakfast bake! It has bacon and eggs in it though I’m sure you could omit it!
Diane S. – I had spaghetti squash and marinara sauce. You could even make egg muffins with veggies only.
June H. – We rotate menus….eggs with bacon, sausage, ham; paleo pancakes or waffles w/blueberries; smoothies; coconut yogurt with fruit; sweet potato pancakes with a fried egg; veggie egg frittata; paleo banana bread with a side of fruit. No need to get bored. My hubby is a chef, so he is always trying something new.
Donna N. – Curried pumpkin. Cut the pumpkin into pieces and boil with salted water.
Then drain the pumpkin and mash it with a fork. Cut up onion, garlic, scallion. Put the frying pan on the stove. Put in a little coconut oil and add curry, put in cut up herbs and seasonings, add salt to taste and a little pepper. Then add pumpkins. Once onions are soft in 10 mins. Take the pan off the stove
Kaila B. – I make scrambled eggs on sweet potato toast. Slice the sweet potato and put it in the toaster. Fruit smoothie? Blitz it the night before and use coconut milk?
Biana B. – Kaila B. sweet potato in the toaster? oh my gosh!! Is it yum!!? Like does it cook enough? What a good idea!
Kaila B. – Biana M. sliced approx 1cm thick yes it cooks fine. I used my flat sandwich press now, less fidgety. Top it with anything?
Samantha M. – Paleo bread with smashed avocado, tomato, and turkey bacon? ( that’s my licking my lips face lol)
Paleo granola and almond milk
Eggs (boiled, scrambled or fried in avocado oil) on toast
Egg breakfast casserole
(Mix up eggs, almond milk, veggies and precooked meat of choice.) Put in a baking dish and bake until cooked.
Bianca M. – I eat what others have put above however I also love making almond meal pancakes. Almond meal, 2 x eggs, 1 teaspoon almond butter and coconut milk or almond milk cooked in coconut oil. I will sometimes make my own jam to go with. Or just add some berries! Delish and I cook a batch so they last me 3 days. With kids running around so much easier to have it prepped!
Andra W. – Of you are doing almond flour there are some great pumpkin muffins or pan pancake recipes. Make seed crackers and put nut butter on them.
Ange B. – Half a pear chopped up, topped with coconut yogurt and paleo granola.
Kristina D. – Pre-peeled hard-boiled eggs (3-4 of them) and a half to a whole avocado
Britini W. – Premake Ziploc bags of your chopped veggies and meat, day of add an egg or two and make an omelet.
Ashley P. – My rocket fuel latte. Lol, my breakfast every morning is especially with my nb.
6 oz of unsweet almond milk
1 tbsp grass-fed butter
1 tbsp coconut oil
1-2 scoop collagen(i get flavored, right now I have chocolate and birthday cake flavor. This also has protein if you track your nutritional intake)
A squeeze of stevia
And add your coffee!!!
Blend it all up.
Yummy and super full and fueled for hrs!
Colleen D. – Banana shake: 1 banana, 1 cup almond milk, cinnamon, 1 Tbsp almond butter, ice. Blend away! Delicious
Tamara K. – A few tablespoons of quinoa with coconut cream, berries, and nuts is delicious!
Dorothy C. – Here’s one I found.
Dorothy C. – And then this one. There is egg though but, for me, it’s a switch up from my usual egg.
Manar S. – Tuna/smoked salmon with rice cake and avocado
Sarah L. – Eggs with kale
Jennifer B. – If you’re okay with a bit of honey these turned out so good
Emma H. – Cauliflower hash with diced onions and bacon… yum… I put a fried egg on mine.
Emily S. – Scones and chicken sausage is what I have my fav!! https://prettypies.com/classic-scones/
Lisa J. – I make Paleo muffins and waffles a lot.
Adrienne U. – So many ideas… Leftovers are great too! We love these: https://wholenewmom.com/whole-new…/homemade-protein-bars/
Jennifer R. – https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/paleo-waffles-grain…/
Michelle S. – This has been my breakfast this week and it’s SO good!! https://www.beautyandthebenchpress.com/whole30-chorizo…/
Vicki B. – I like slices of this toasted with butter: https://greenandketo.com/keto-pumpkin-bread
Cin A. – I rarely eat breakfast food for breakfast
Eat whatever you like, leftovers, salad, burger, chicken, steamed veggies, etc
Leah S. – Acorn squash porridge is my favorite and you can add different ingredients. ?
Leah S. – cut acorn squash lengthways and all the way through. Clean out seeds, cover the meat area of squash with coconut oil and sprinkle whichever spice you like on the meat of the squash. (Cinnamon, pumpkin spice, apple pie spice) then put in the oven and bake until a fork goes through the tough skin of the squash. Take out of the oven and cool until you can touch the squash. Spoon out the meat of the squash into a pot. Use a potato masher to get the squash to the consistency of porridge. Warm-up squash again and add your choice of milk ( I use almond, coconut or cashew milk) then while it’s warming I add more ingredients to porridge. My favorite is coconut flakes and raisins which add sweetness to porridge. I have added every type of nut to porridge or left it just plain with spice and added berries at the end. All personal preference. The best part is the porridge freezes very well. I put mine into 1 cup bags and freeze and put in the microwave when I don’t have time to cook in the AM.
Cameron D. – Sometimes I do a cold “oatmeal bowl” but with unsweetened apple sauce as the base instead of oatmeal. I add various combinations of bananas, cinnamon, apples, nuts, almond butter, raisins, honey, or really whatever I have on hand. It takes less than a minute to throw it all together