Eggs are an easy and obvious choice for a healthy low carb breakfast. But readers often tell us that their kids are tired of having eggs every morning. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best kid-friendly low carb breakfast ideas for you. Take a look at the fantastic ideas below!
Sometimes even the best of us crave the forbidden fruits of the highly-processed and highly-sugared cereal aisle. The good news is that we can make the next best thing at home, like this low-carb Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Splash in some almond milk or even watered down heavy cream. And hey, why not take it a step further? Any keto cookie recipe is just a Keto Cookie Crisp waiting to happen.
I mean, why not?
Hot dogs for breakfast? Why not? Kids love hot dogs, and they’ll love these whimsical muffins baked with hot dog bites and cheddar. There’s no actual corn involved, but the cheesy coconut flour batter has a light sweetness that scratches that corn muffin itch.
A high-protein snack like this can be a blessing on busy mornings. Fuel the kids with peanuts and coconut flour.
At some point in your low-carb journey you realize that chocolate is actually sort of … healthy? Check out the nutrition panel on the jar of unsweetened cocoa powder in your pantry and you might be surprised to see it’s a beautifully high-protein food chock full of healthy minerals. Anyway, this recipe is essentially just low-carb brownie batter poured straight into a waffle iron, so yeah, you’ll want to try it.
And one of the ingredients is just lemon zest! These pancakes whip up so fast, in just one bowl, that they’re even a plausible weekday option, and are so low in carb that they practically beg for some fresh berries on top.
The internet has more keto smoothie ideas than you can shake a stick at, but if your kids are like mine and aren’t quite enamored of blended kale and coconut oil, consider this sweetie. The banana flavor comes from carb-free banana extract, and the texture is luscious from judiciously dosed Greek yogurt and peanut butter. Beware that one serving may impinge on your carb limits, with 9g net, but rest assured that this high-protein and high-fiber treat is an extremely healthy option.
The breakfast burrito has conquered the world: can the breakfast quesadilla be far behind? Choose from homemade Fathead tortillas or purchase a low-carb brand at the store, and layer cheese, scrambled eggs, and other fixins as you see fit. Even groggy kids love the “choose your own toppings” dining format.
Make your own Mini Breakfast Pizzas
Find your favorite low-carb pizza dough and make mini pizza crusts ahead of time. Serve breakfast omelet bar style, with the kids choosing from different sauces, cheeses, bacon, veggies and so on.
Prepare to recalibrate your expectations for low-carb baking. This beast is a cinnamon monkey bread that is heroically stuffed with cinnamonized cream cheese balls. Make the dough the night before and bake it in the morning. An optional caramel glaze makes it as rich as a sticky bun.
Keto granola is basically just granola with no oats, and nothing but “the good stuff.” Slivered almonds are chopped to mimic the oats, and walnuts, almonds, pumpkin and sesame seeds provide the heft.
Want to sneak in a hint of natural sweetness? Keto baking-master Carolyn Ketchum wrote this finely calibrated recipe for ASweetLife.org: a low-carb granola made with coconut, nuts and seeds that includes real apple. Sometimes there’s just no substitute for the real thing, and just a touch is all you need to summon apple’s evocative autumn sweetness. We need to be sparing with fruit of course, but at 12g total carbs (including 6g of fiber), a single serving of this delicious granola should fit within any ketogenic diet plan.
There are too many options to summarize here, so please enjoy a greatest hits list of ASweetLife’s favorite muffin recipes: