10 Paleo Breakfast Ideas
Finding new breakfast recipes to try while on the Paleo diet can be an intimidating prospect, especially if you’re new to the scene. It can be difficult to stay away from the processed foods, sugar, dairy and potatoes you’re so used to, but deliciousness can be done. Here are a few Paleo breakfast ideas to sate your appetite.
Sweet Potato Waffles
If you’re not a fan of pancakes, try some sweet potato waffles instead. Mix together mashed sweet potato, coconut flour and egg to achieve a waffle batter you can be proud of. Then make it in your waffle iron as usual.
When in doubt, toss it in a pan and bake it. Breakfast casseroles are easy to make and can be sweet or savory. Just beat some eggs, toss in some chopped vegetables, stick it all in a greased pan and bake. If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, try using vanilla to kill the egg flavor and mix in some fruits and quinoa for a more bread-like texture.
Smoothies and Shakes
If you don’t feel like sitting down to a big breakfast, a smoothie is a quick and easy solution regardless of what diet you’re on. Just toss your favorite fruits and some juice or almond milk into the blender with some honey and you’re done. Just remember to have a protein source on the side.
We know that yogurt isn’t on the Paleo dieter’s menu, but that doesn’t mean you should do without. Instead of yogurt, try mixing a base of coconut milk, honey and chia seeds with your favorite fruits. The sweetness means you can also have it for dessert.
Even though the Paleo diet doesn’t allow you to use flour or milk, Paleo pancakes are still possible. Just substitute tapioca flour, coconut flour or arrowroot flour for traditional flour and honey for sugar.
When most people think of porridge, they think of that bland oatmeal-like stuff European kids have for breakfast. You can achieve a more flavorful Paleo version with a combo of your favorite fruits and nuts, pumpkin puree, egg, coconut flour and almond milk. What makes this such a treat is that I can be sweet or savory by swapping out the fruits for hot peppers and herbs.
Cereal without grains? Yes, it can be done. Make your own by blending hemp seeds, flax, coconut oil, fruit juice and some spices. Bake this concoction on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, then cut it up and put it back in the oven to dry out a bit. Eat with some almond milk and fresh fruit slices and enjoy.
Paleo Breakfast Bars
Breakfast bars are easy to make, even for Paleo dieters. You can mix and match all kinds of nuts, spices, dried fruits and sweeteners to achieve a multitude of delicious breakfast bars. Just remember to share them every once in a while, because once you start making these yourself, you’ll be hooked.
Yes, carnivores, you read right. One of the most unique Paleo breakfast ideas we’ve ever come across are meat bagels. Take your favorite ground meat and mix it with eggs and spices. Then bake it until fully cooked, let it cool, and then treat it like you would a regular bagel.
It is more than possible to make Paleo muffins since there are Paleo substitutes for the key ingredients. Swap out cow’s milk with coconut milk, flour with almond flour, and honey with sugar for your base, then mix in your favorite fruits, nuts, or berries.