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67 Easy Paleo Breakfast Ideas

By Jess

Far from being boring and restrictive, a paleo lifestyle is full of new and interesting ingredients, alongside some of your old, everyday favorites, as this collection of easy and tasty paleo breakfast ideas shows. By making a few simple changes, you can create a myriad of crave-worthy paleo-friendly breakfast recipes that will give you energy, keep you full and satisfy whatever your craving.

67 Easy and Tasty Paleo Breakfast Ideas for a Crave-worthy Meal

Down-Home Brussels Sprout Hash

Down-Home Brussels Sprout Hash VIEW RECIPE

While most hash recipes call for potatoes, this one makes full use of Brussels sprouts and butternut squash, with garlic, red onion, and the delicious saltiness of bacon to complete the dish.

Strawberry Banana Paleo Breakfast Bars

Strawberry Banana Paleo Breakfast Bars VIEW RECIPE

These breakfast bars are a cross between banana bread and granola bars – not as crunchy as the latter, but more substantial than the bread – and are a perfect start to the day.

The Best Paleo Banana Pancakes with Fresh Strawberries

The Best Paleo Banana Pancakes with Fresh Strawberries VIEW RECIPE

Less than a tablespoon of coconut flour is all it takes to make 8 deliciously fluffy banana pancakes, which are totally paleo-compatible and delicious served with fresh strawberries or blueberries.

Sticky, Ooey, Gooey Paleo Cinnamon Rolls

Sticky, Ooey, Gooey Paleo Cinnamon Rolls VIEW RECIPE

While paleo baked goods are sometimes a bit crumbly, these ooey gooey cinnamon rolls are anything but; they’re moist, sticky, and oh so decadently chewy, and are topped with a coconut glaze.

Paleo BLT Frittata

Paleo BLT Frittata VIEW RECIPE

If you’re partial to a BLT but want to forego the bread, how about making this BLT frittata and swapping out the lettuce for spinach or another green, leafy vegetable?

Coconut Flour Crepes with Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Coconut Flour Crepes with Homemade Breakfast Sausage VIEW RECIPE

This 2-in-1 recipe shows you how to make breakfast sausage and crepes which are both paleo friendly and both absolutely delicious – the sausage is packed with a plethora of tasty herbs.

Strawberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie VIEW RECIPE

Using both almond milk and almond butter makes this smoothie the ideal paleo breakfast idea, especially if you don’t fancy sitting down to something cooked, or are simply pushed for time.

Fat Burning Tropical Paleo Granola

Fat Burning Tropical Paleo Granola VIEW RECIPE

Not only is this faux granola absolutely bursting with the taste of the tropics, but it’s also fat-burning, so it’s superb for those who want a healthier lifestyle AND to lose weight.

Flourless Blueberry Banana Pancakes

Flourless Blueberry Banana Pancakes VIEW RECIPE

Pancakes always seem to be such a deliciously naughty breakfast idea, but with this clever recipe you can make light and fluffy blueberry pancakes which use absolutely no flour at all.

Banana Nut Protein Pancakes

Banana Nut Protein Pancakes VIEW RECIPE

A healthy alternative to flour-heavy pancakes, these ones use almond butter and coconut flour instead of wheat, and are flavored with nutmeg and cinnamon for that wholesome, homemade taste.

Granola Breakfast Cups with Homemade Cashew Yogurt

Granola Breakfast Cups with Homemade Cashew Yogurt VIEW RECIPE

If you’re missing eating yogurt in the mornings, take a look at this paleo breakfast idea which uses cashew ‘yogurt’ to fill a base made with almonds, walnuts, and a variety of heart-healthy seeds.

Immune-Boosting Paleo Smoothie Bowl

Immune-Boosting Paleo Smoothie Bowl VIEW RECIPE

An absolute powerhouse of health-giving ingredients, this chocolate smoothie bowl uses frozen blueberries and banana, along with honey, avocado, and raw cacao powder to give your immune system a real boost.

The Best Paleo Breakfast Sausage

The Best Paleo Breakfast Sausage VIEW RECIPE

If there are any of these breakfast sausage bites left you can freeze them for later use, but with their beautifully sweet and savory flavor, we doubt there will be any left to keep.

Green Paleo Shakshuka

Green Paleo Shakshuka VIEW RECIPE

Using vegetables like spinach, zucchini, and garlic, this green shakshuka dish is flavorsome and warming, and is topped with baked eggs for a lighter version of the original dish.

Classic Paleo Breakfast Casserole

Classic Paleo Breakfast Casserole VIEW RECIPE

Get the weekend off to a filling start with a paleo breakfast casserole, which uses ground turkey, bacon, and a heap of healthy veg all baked in eggs in individual portions. VIEW RECIPE

Overnight oats have transformed breakfast time, but they’re not paleo-friendly. Follow this recipe to find out how make an oatmeal version that’s healthy, tasty, and compatible with the paleo way.

Raspberry Crumble Paleo Breakfast Bars

Raspberry Crumble Paleo Breakfast Bars VIEW RECIPE

How good do these breakfast bars look? Golden on the outside, vibrant on the inside, these almond flour and honey crusts are filled with a sweet and tangy raspberry and lemon layer.

Cinnamon Banana Bread Energy Balls

Cinnamon Banana Bread Energy Balls VIEW RECIPE

Keep your energy up or give the kids something healthy to snack on with these banana cinnamon energy balls which come together in minutes and require no baking at all.

Stuffed Breakfast Peppers

Stuffed Breakfast Peppers VIEW RECIPE

Impressive to look at but super simple to make, these stuffed peppers can be filled with pretty much anything you like and then baked in the oven for a tasty but healthy breakfast.

Sweet Potato Latkes

Sweet Potato Latkes VIEW RECIPE

Made with sweet potatoes, vegetables, and paprika, these latkes are cooked in coconut oil until golden brown and crispy, and then served with a generous helping of sweet applesauce.

Lemon Poppy Seed Baked Donuts

Lemon Poppy Seed Baked Donuts VIEW RECIPE

Far healthier and just as tasty as the traditional donuts, these lemon and poppy seed versions are made using coconut flour to make them paleo compatible, and baked instead of fried.

Paleo Chicken Wings and Waffles

Paleo Chicken Wings and Waffles VIEW RECIPE

Spoil yourself and the family with chicken and waffles for breakfast – paleo-style! Made with almond flour, the waffles are dished up with wings dipped in hot sauce, garlic, and shredded coconut.

Homemade Paleo Biscuits and Gravy

Homemade Paleo Biscuits and Gravy VIEW RECIPE

Biscuits and gravy make the perfect start to the day, but make sure it’s as healthy as possible by following this paleo-friendly recipe which uses almond and coconut flours and an onion-based gravy.

Coconut Flour Banana Breakfast Muffins

Coconut Flour Banana Breakfast Muffins VIEW RECIPE

These banana muffins look far too decadent to be healthy, but they are! Made with coconut flour and honey, they are also chock-full of heart-healthy dark chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.

Easy Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

Easy Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole VIEW RECIPE

This sausage and egg breakfast casserole uses very few ingredients – sausage, eggs, sweet potatoes and a little seasoning – but it is delicious and perfect for the paleo diet.

Baked Eggs in Avocado

Baked Eggs in Avocado VIEW RECIPE

The trick to these baked eggs is to drop the yolk in first, otherwise you won’t have the pleasure of the runny golden yolks spilling out all over the avocado!

Paleo Mini Quiche with Almond Flour Crust

Paleo Mini Quiche with Almond Flour Crust VIEW RECIPE

Make a paleo pie crust by combining almond flour and egg, and once it’s baked you can add in more egg along with whatever filling you fancy, like bacon, onion, and peppers.

Breakfast Sweet Potato Hash

Breakfast Sweet Potato Hash VIEW RECIPE

Close your eyes and imagine the taste and aroma of caramelized onions, sizzling sausages, and herby rosemary sweet potatoes – this breakfast hash has them all, and is topped with baked eggs, too.

Sweet Potato and Chive Waffles

Sweet Potato and Chive Waffles VIEW RECIPE

Using a spiralizer for the sweet potatoes will make this recipe so much easier, and once softened they can be added to the other ingredients and cooked in a waffle iron.

Banana Cinnamon Waffles

Banana Cinnamon Waffles VIEW RECIPE

If you can’t quite bear to say goodbye to sweet waffles in your quest for healthier eating, try this recipe which allows you to create delicious, fluffy waffles with no hidden ingredients.

Mexican Breakfast Casserole

Mexican Breakfast Casserole VIEW RECIPE

If you’re more of a savory than sweet breakfast kind of a person, this Mexican breakfast casserole will definitely hit the right spot as it’s packed with ground turkey, peppers, and spices.

Brussels Sprout Egg Nests

These paleo-friendly breakfast egg “nests” are a playful way to add some variety into your morning routine. This recipe is a great way to use up any leftover Brussels sprouts, which are sautéed and then topped with egg for a savory breakfast. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes for a little added kick.

Breakfast Egg Nests Recipes


2 cups Brussels sprouts, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 eggs


1. Toss the Brussels sprouts with all of the seasonings except the red pepper flakes in a large bowl.

2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sprout mixture and stir. Cover with a lid and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Create 2 small holes in the Brussels sprouts and crack an egg into each. Cover the pan with the lid again and cook until eggs are set, 4-5 minutes. Carefully transfer to a plate, top with red pepper flakes, and serve warm.

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros are a traditional Mexican breakfast and a great way to get some spice into your morning meal. There are three steps to the preparation: cook the salsa, prepare the tortillas, and then quickly fry a few eggs. Everything is then assembled together for a spicy and savory breakfast.

Paleo Friendly Huevos Rancheros


1/2 medium onion, diced
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large ripe tomato, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
1 tsp chili powder, or more to taste
4 Paleo tortillas
4 eggs
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped


1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the onions for 3-4 minutes to soften. Add the tomatoes to the pan and stir. Sprinkle with chili powder and salt and stir in the jalapeno. Bring the mixture to a simmer and then reduce the heat to low, simmering for 8-10 minutes.

2. At this point, warm the tortillas in the oven or microwave. Fry the eggs in a separate skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for 3-4 minutes for a runny yolk.

3. To assemble, top the tortilla with the fried eggs and tomato salsa. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve warm.

Smoked Salmon Egg Scramble

In this egg scramble, flavors that are typically found together on a bagel are cooked together for a delicious meal without the carbs. Capers, red onion, and salmon are added to eggs for a savory paleo breakfast served over sliced tomatoes. The scramble is cooked on low heat for creamier eggs.

Smoked Salmon Egg Scramble Recipe


1 tsp coconut oil
1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
2 oz. smoked salmon, chopped
3 eggs
1 tsp capers
1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 tomato, sliced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1. Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the red onions and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Turn the heat down to low.

2. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs with salt and pepper in a small bowl. Add in the chopped salmon and stir. Pour the egg mixture over the sautéed onion in the pan. Stir gently to scramble.

3. To assemble, place the tomato slices on the plate. Top with the cooked egg scramble and garnish with capers and parsley.

Ground Turkey Hash

Ground Turkey Hash VIEW RECIPE

Colorful and flavorful, this ground turkey breakfast is bejewelled with the colors of zucchini and bell peppers, and topped with an egg for a filling start to the day.

Quick Grain-free Hot Cereal

Quick Grain-free Hot Cereal VIEW RECIPE

Paleo and Whole30 compatible, this grain-free hot cereal can be made up the night before and will take just 3 minutes to prepare in the morning with the addition of hot non-dairy milk.

Sausage Biscuits

Sausage Biscuits VIEW RECIPE

These paleo AIP sausage biscuits might look small but they are surely mighty, as the herby, seasoned sausage is sandwiched between two layers of golden cassava and tiger nut flour crumb.

Snickerdoodle Donut Holes

Snickerdoodle Donut Holes VIEW RECIPE

These adorable snickerdoodle donut holes need no baking at all so they are super simple to make, and use vanilla protein powder, maple syrup, and cinnamon for the sweet, irresistible taste.

Bacon and Veggie Egg-free Breakfast Skillet

Bacon and Veggie Egg-free Breakfast Skillet VIEW RECIPE

The colors alone in this breakfast dish make it a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach, while the incredible flavors of bacon, potato, and onion will make your mouth water.

Apple Cider Doughnuts

Apple Cider Doughnuts VIEW RECIPE

Denser than a regular apple cider donut, these egg-free paleo AIP versions use cassava flour, apple cider, and plantain, and are topped with sweet coconut sugar to finish.

Coconut Almond Paleo Breakfast Muffins

Coconut Almond Paleo Breakfast Muffins VIEW RECIPE

These coconut almond breakfast muffins might be free from grain, sugar, and dairy, but they’re definitely not free from flavor as they’re packed with spices, nuts, and paleo chocolate chips.

Breakfast Sausage Chicken Poppers

Breakfast Sausage Chicken Poppers VIEW RECIPE

Chicken, bacon, sweet potato, and apple all combine to bring a host of complementary flavors together in these handy little chicken poppers which are the perfect breakfast bites.

Paleo Breakfast Fried Rice

Paleo Breakfast Fried Rice VIEW RECIPE

You can throw literally anything into this dish of breakfast fried rice – mushrooms, peppers, bacon, vegetables – and since it uses cauliflower rice instead of white, it’s even more nutritious.

Healthy Eggs Benedict

Healthy Eggs Benedict VIEW RECIPE

Replace an English muffin with a thick slice of roasted sweet potato, and you have the base for a healthy eggs benedict, which is topped with bacon, poached egg, and hollandaise sauce.

Sheet Pan Paleo Breakfast

Sheet Pan Paleo Breakfast VIEW RECIPE

Paleo and Whole30 compatible, this one-pan breakfast recipe includes sweet potato slices, bacon, eggs, and spinach, all baked in the oven for a deliciously healthy start to the day.

Sauteed Cinnamon Apples

Sauteed Cinnamon Apples VIEW RECIPE

For a fruity, sweet paleo breakfast idea, these stovetop cinnamon apples are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy, from the maple syrup to the warming cinnamon they’re sautéed in.

Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies

Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies VIEW RECIPE

Pack all the taste, texture, and goodness of your favorite trail mix into a cookie with this fun recipe, which can be adapted to include anything and everything you want from a breakfast cookie.

Breakfast Hash Brown Sliders

Breakfast Hash Brown Sliders VIEW RECIPE

When you want to get your day off to a mammoth start, get stuck into one of these awesome sweet potato hash brown sliders – how high will you stack yours?

Gluten-free Irish Scones

Gluten-free Irish Scones VIEW RECIPE

Are you looking for Irish American breakfast scones which are studded with caraway seeds and currants, and are delicious, nutritious, and totally paleo compatible, too? If so, this recipe delivers on every score.

Sage and Apple Breakfast Meatballs

Sage and Apple Breakfast Meatballs VIEW RECIPE

The combination of sage and apple is irresistible in these bitesize meatballs, which are ideal for breakfast and are made using ground pork and both dried and fresh herbs.

3-Ingredient Paleo Breakfast Cookies (vegan, Gluten Free)

3-Ingredient Paleo Breakfast Cookies (vegan, Gluten Free) VIEW RECIPE

With just three simple ingredients, you can have these moist, soft breakfast cookies with 15 minutes in the oven; you could even add some chocolate chips for a touch of decadence.

Paleo Breakfast Quesadilla

Paleo Breakfast Quesadilla VIEW RECIPE

If you’re more used to having quesadillas for dinner than breakfast, it’s time to rethink your menu, because these egg filled tortillas make a delicious and paleo-friendly start to the day.

Paleo Breakfast Tacos

Paleo Breakfast Tacos VIEW RECIPE

Tacos for breakfast might seem like an odd idea, but it all depends on what you fill them with; scrambled eggs, avocado, and bacon turn this dinner staple into the perfect morning feast.

Beef Enchilada Breakfast Bake

Beef Enchilada Breakfast Bake VIEW RECIPE

Bring a little Mexican flavor to your mornings (and give yourself more time to enjoy it) with this make-ahead breakfast enchilada bake, which could also be enjoyed as a nutritious lunch.

Parsnip Hashbrowns

Parsnip Hashbrowns VIEW RECIPE

Parsnips make excellent substitutes for potatoes, and in some recipes – like this one – they are even better, producing sweet, held-together hash browns with a beautiful, golden brown color.

Breakfast Egg Muffins

Breakfast Egg Muffins VIEW RECIPE

There’s no end to the combinations of foods you can include in these paleo and Whole30 breakfast muffins which keep for several days in the fridge and months in the freezer.

Sweet Potato Crust Paleo Breakfast Pizza

Sweet Potato Crust Paleo Breakfast Pizza VIEW RECIPE

Pizza for breakfast might sound like a teenager’s dream, but this recipe uses a sweet potato crust and is topped with delicious breakfast toppings like bacon, avocado, and golden, runny eggs.

Instant Pot Keto Scotch Eggs

Instant Pot Keto Scotch Eggs VIEW RECIPE

Paleo and keto-compatible, these Instant Pot Scotch eggs take just 30 minutes from prep to plate and require just three ingredients – ground sausage, eggs, and either avocado or olive oil.

Paleo Morning Glory Muffins

Paleo Morning Glory Muffins VIEW RECIPE

Perfect for breakfast or as a healthy snack, these muffins are dense and filling, and packed with nutritious ingredients such as zucchini, carrots, pecans, bananas, and dried blueberries.

Strawberry Coconut Breakfast Bake

Strawberry Coconut Breakfast Bake VIEW RECIPE

This strawberry coconut breakfast bake will make you smile just by looking at it, thanks to the vibrant juicy strawberries which are mixed in with the nuts, seeds, and coconut flakes base.

Fluffy Paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

Fluffy Paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl VIEW RECIPE

Both paleo and vegan, this sweet potato breakfast bowl can be eaten hot or cold, and is mixed with non-dairy milk, almond butter, and maple syrup for a sweet and satisfying meal.

Paleo Sweet Potato Apple Breakfast Bake

Paleo Sweet Potato Apple Breakfast Bake VIEW RECIPE

Apples and cinnamon is a match made in heaven, but when you add them to sautéed sweet potato and bake them in a coconut milk ‘custard’, breakfast will never be the same again.

Almond Flour Cinnamon Crepes

Almond Flour Cinnamon Crepes VIEW RECIPE

Swap wheat flour for blanched almond flour and you will be able to make a batch of these cinnamon crepes, which can be topped with fruit or syrups for a paleo-friendly brekkie.

Sausage Egg “McMuffin”

Sausage Egg “McMuffin” VIEW RECIPE

Egg and sausage muffins are the perfect weekend treat, but the actual muffin part is never paleo-friendly. Turn eggs into muffins, however, and you’ve opened up a whole new world!

Paleo Breakfast Egg Wraps

Paleo Breakfast Egg Wraps VIEW RECIPE

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to wheat wraps, which are also high in protein and healthy fats, take a look at these egg wraps which can be filled with any ingredients you fancy.

3-Minute Paleo Breakfast Porridge

3-Minute Paleo Breakfast Porridge VIEW RECIPE

If you’re craving hot porridge but want to make sure it’s gluten-free, this paleo breakfast idea combines almond milk and flax meal with coconut shreds and maple syrup, and takes just 3 minutes.

Spinach, Bacon and Mushroom Crustless Quiche

Spinach, Bacon and Mushroom Crustless Quiche VIEW RECIPE

This bacon, mushroom, and spinach crustless quiche retains all the flavor of a traditional quiche, but without the unhealthy crust, and includes optional nutritional yeast to add a mild, cheesy flavor.

Pumpkin Protein Muffins

Pumpkin Protein Muffins VIEW RECIPE

The natural sweetness in these gluten-free pumpkin protein muffins makes them seem like a bit of a treat, and by adding collagen protein you’re giving yourself a fabulous boost, too.

Paleo Meal Prep Breakfast Bowls {whole30}

Paleo Meal Prep Breakfast Bowls {whole30} VIEW RECIPE

This paleo breakfast idea is so easy to prepare ahead of time – just two trays loaded with sweet potato, sausage, and sprouts will provide enough ingredients for up to 6 servings.

Vanilla Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding

Vanilla Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding VIEW RECIPE

Make a paleo version of overnight oats by soaking chia seeds in nut milk and mashed blueberries – in the morning you’ll have a bowl full of superfood to start your day off right.

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