Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes

Find healthy, delicious low-carb breakfast recipes including low-carb pancakes, waffles and breakfast casserole. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Spinach & Mushroom Quiche

Rating: 4.5 stars 33
This healthy vegetarian quiche recipe is as simple as it gets. It's a quiche without the fussy crust! It's filled with sweet wild mushrooms and savory Gruyère cheese. Enjoy it for breakfast or brunch, or serve it with a light salad for lunch.
By Julia Levy

Muffin-Tin Omelets with Feta & Peppers

Rating: 4 stars 13
These Greek-inspired baked mini omelets are the perfect breakfasts on the go. Mix the batter the night before, and they'll be ready to bake in the morning. Once they're baked, you can keep these tasty omelet muffins in your fridge or freezer for future meals. Double score!

Mozzarella, Basil & Zucchini Frittata

Rating: 5 stars 16
This vegetable-studded frittata recipe is one of the quickest meals you can make. Make it for breakfast, or serve for lunch or dinner with a tossed salad and a slice of olive oil-drizzled crusty baguette.
A portrait of Breana Killeen, M.P.H., RD
By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Muffin-Tin Quiches with Smoked Cheddar & Potato

Rating: 4.5 stars 34
Potatoes, cheese and greens make this mini quiche recipe delicious and satisfying. Bake up a batch over the weekend and you'll have breakfast available in a hurry for the rest of the week.
By Carolyn Casner

Two-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
These delicious and unbelievably simple pancakes are best enjoyed right after cooking. With just eggs and a banana, you can have healthy grain-free pancakes with no added sugar. Serve with maple syrup and yogurt or ricotta cheese to add in some protein.
By Carolyn Casner

Muffin-Tin Spinach & Mushroom Mini Quiches

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Switch up your morning routine with these easy vegetarian mini quiches. Earthy mushrooms and spinach pair nicely with rich and creamy Gruyère cheese. Serve them on a platter with a fresh fruit salad for a simple weekend brunch.
By Liz Mervosh

"Egg in a Hole" Peppers with Avocado Salsa

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
Colorful bell pepper rings stand in for bread in this healthy version of egg in a hole. Cook an egg inside the peppers and top with a vibrant avocado salsa for a cheerful breakfast.
By Abbie Gellman, M.S., RD, CDN

Rainbow Frittata

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
This delicious frittata is loaded with heart-healthy, omega-3 enriched eggs and a medley of colorful vegetables. Start cooking the vegetables on the stove and finish them up in the oven with the egg mixture. To serve, top with avocado slices, grape tomatoes and a touch of sriracha.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Zucchini, Corn & Egg Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
This healthy casserole is essentially a crustless quiche, brimming with fresh summer vegetables. Bake it up for an elegant summer brunch or a casual backyard barbecue.
By Hilary Meyer

Homemade Plain Greek Yogurt

Rating: 4 stars 1
Learning how to make Greek yogurt at home is simple with this easy homemade Greek yogurt recipe. Start by making homemade yogurt by heating milk, combining with a little bit of already-cultured yogurt and letting it sit in a warm spot until the milk turns into yogurt. Making protein-rich Greek yogurt takes one more step than making regular yogurt: straining the yogurt to thicken it. You can add the leftover liquid--also known as whey--to smoothies, or you can use it in place of buttermilk in baking.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Spring Green Frittata

Frittatas are a versatile dish that can be served at breakfast, lunch or dinner. This easy frittata, featuring green spring vegetables accented by chopped tomatoes and parmesan cheese, can be on your plate in just 25 minutes.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Avocado & Kale Omelet

Rating: 4 stars 5
Make this kale and avocado omelet for a satiating, high-protein breakfast. Fiber-rich kale will keep hunger at bay for longer in this healthy omelet recipe.
By Julia Clancy
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Inspiration and Ideas

12 Low-Carb Breakfasts Without Eggs
If you are following a low-carb diet, breakfast can start to feel like egg overload. We have pulled together breakfast recipes with no eggs and 15 grams of carbs or less per serving to get your out of a morning slump. You may want to pair some of these with plain Greek yogurt, cottage cheese or nuts to help round out your morning meal and give it some extra staying power. Fuel your morning and meet your nutritional goals with these egg-free breakfasts.
22 Make-Ahead Low-Carb Breakfasts for Busy Mornings
Finding time to eat breakfast on a busy morning can often feel like a pipe dream but just a few minutes of prep the night before (or at the beginning of the week) can be the difference between enjoying a healthy and delicious breakfast and a rumbling belly in your morning meeting. Check out our delicious make-ahead low-carb breakfast ideas for more ways to win your morning. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised that they aren't all egg recipes!
Tomato-Parmesan Mini Quiches
Rating: 4 stars 5

These individual mini quiches are a fun take on a traditional quiche. Leftovers can be refrigerated or frozen for an easy breakfast later in the week.