14 Paleo Breakfast Ideas to Start Your Day Right
Yes, Paleo pancakes are on the menu for breakfast. Thanks to cassava flour (made from yuca root, a vegetable commonly grown in South America), there are no grains in the mix. We made these pancakes to be just like classic pancakes, which means you can add any stir-in you want—Paleo blueberry pancakes, here we come!
A Paleo diet breakfast can be as simple as eggs and a few veggies. This speedy frittata recipe is a step up from a plate of scrambled eggs, and it’s ready to eat almost as fast (just 20 minutes start to finish!). Fill your frittata with healthy sweet peppers and broccoli, then serve with even more fresh ingredients on top—we went with avocado slices and cherry tomatoes.
Sausage- and Egg-Stuffed Acorn Squash
Breakfast bowls take on a whole new meaning when you use roasted acorn squash for your “bowl.” These edible bowls add a healthy serving of veggies to your Paleo breakfast, and they’re so tasty stuffed with scrambled eggs, sausage, and chopped apples. To add some crunch, finish off this savory version with a sprinkle of chopped pecans.
Cassava Pumpkin Muffins
We love easy breakfast ideas like these Paleo breakfast muffins that are prepped in only 20 minutes. The muffins are made with cassava flour and canned pumpkin to keep them diet-friendly. If you’re more of an apple fan, you can swap the pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice for applesauce and apple pie spice to switch up this easy Paleo breakfast.
Paleo Breakfast Nachos
You can still eat nachos while eating Paleo—and you can eat them for breakfast! Plantain chips form the crunchy base for this Paleo breakfast and add a helping of fruit to your plate. Top them off with your favorite breakfast fixings like scrambled eggs, chorizo, and red sweet pepper.
Paleo Egg and Sweet Potato Scramble
Make simple scrambled eggs heartier and more flavorful by bulking them up with sweet potato slices and fresh spinach. This Paleo breakfast comes packed with protein and good-for-you veggies, so it’s a great way to start your day on a healthy note. To wake up your taste buds even more, add a dash of hot sauce before digging in.
Paleo Spicy Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce
Breakfast Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed peppers aren’t just for dinner. Start your day with a Paleo breakfast of roasted sweet peppers stuffed with meaty mushrooms, smoked sausage, and spinach. We added a chopped jalapeño to the filling to bring some heat—it’s not enough to set your mouth fire, but there won’t be any falling asleep at the breakfast table, either.
Paleo Frittata with Rainbow Chard
If you need to serve a Paleo breakfast for a crowd, turn to this veggie-filled frittata recipe. Rather than cooking in a skillet, this bigger-batch frittata bakes in a sheet pan so you can serve larger square slices or cut it into smaller portions to share at brunch. We filled our frittata with rainbow chard, cherry tomatoes, and fresh herbs for lots of flavor and nutrients.
Sweet Potato Egg Nests
Start your morning with this quick Paleo breakfast that comes together in less than 20 minutes. Serving spiralized sweet potatoes adds more veggies to your day, and the cooked egg on top is the only pizzazz they need. Because the veggie noodles look so similar to spaghetti, this recipe also makes a great breakfast-for-dinner idea.
Squash Breakfast Bowls
Need a Paleo-approved replacement for your morning oatmeal? Smashed butternut squash may not taste exactly like oats, but it’s a nutritious replacement. You can even use some of your favorite oatmeal toppings to dress it up. We topped off this healthy breakfast with crispy bacon, fresh berries, and crunchy pumpkin seeds.
Tropical Fruit Smoothie Bowls
This Paleo breakfast smoothie sneaks in healthy greens alongside all of its tropical flavors. The smoothie gets its warm-weather flavors from a blend of mango, banana, pineapple, and coconut milk (no dairy!), and the bright green color hiding underneath is fresh spinach. Make your Paleo smoothie picture-pretty by arranging extra fruit slices, macadamia nuts, chia seeds, toasted coconut, and mint leaves on top.
Paleo Banana Pancakes
Just one look at these Paleo banana pancakes is enough to have us adding them to our breakfast plans for the week. Almond flour and almond milk replace the traditional non-Paleo ingredients in this easy pancake recipe. Stirring in mashed bananas makes them healthier (and yummier), and instead of maple syrup, try sliced bananas and a drizzle of honey to top.