Keto Breakfast Meal Prep: 15 Easy Low-Carb Breakfast Ideas to Keep You in Ketosis

Eat a healthy low-carb breakfast daily by taking the stress out of busy mornings with these 15 keto breakfast meal prep ideas.
Wendy Lord, RD
Written by
Wendy Lord
Eat a healthy low-carb breakfast daily by taking the stress out of busy mornings with these 15 keto breakfast meal prep ideas.

What does your morning routine look like? Do you spring out of bed at 5 AM, enjoy a leisurely hot shower, get dressed, and sit down to eat a healthy morning meal? Or are your mornings a scramble to get everyone out the door looking respectable?

We get it! It’s not always possible to prepare a healthy keto breakfast on busy mornings, and many people will either skip breakfast altogether or grab something quick and convenient on their way out the door.

Low-carb meal prep is a game changer for anyone on the keto diet. We have scoured our collection of keto breakfast recipes to bring you 15 keto meal prep breakfast ideas that you can make ahead for an easy low-net-carb keto breakfast every day. 

Try our easy breakfast recipes to keep you in ketosis so that you can lose weight, no matter how rushed your mornings are.

Meal Prep on Keto

Whether you are a woman in her sixties, sedentary and need to consume 1500 calories per day, physically active and require 1800 calories to meet your daily energy needs, or anyone in-between, we have a meal plan designed for you.

At Keto Cycle, our goal is to make the low-carb lifestyle as easy for you as possible. We create personalized meal plans that are low in net carbs and packed with healthy fats to help you achieve and maintain ketosis. 

When your body is in a state of nutritional ketosis, your cells switch from burning sugar for energy to using fat in the form of ketone bodies which are produced in the liver from dietary fats. 

By restricting your carbohydrate intake, the keto diet promotes fat burning, making it possible for you to lose weight and burn body fat more easily.

Benefits of meal prep

Whether you are trying keto for the first time or have been enjoying the benefits of the low-carb, high-fat diet for a while, meal prep makes it easier to stick to your keto meal plan.

While some ingredients, such as avocado, are best prepared immediately before serving them, many of the foods included in the keto diet can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the fridge or freezer until needed.

That means whether you need an easy keto breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you will always have something on hand. It takes away all the excuses that get in the way of eating healthy keto meals that promote weight loss.

Make ahead meals like casseroles, or meal ingredients such as grilled chicken, meaning you can have a week’s worth of dishes ready to reheat when you need them without having to spend valuable time preparing them.

What to Eat for Breakfast on Keto

You would be forgiven for thinking that bacon and eggs with some sliced avocado is the standard keto breakfast. However, there are many more enticing breakfast options for people following the low carbohydrate diet.

Simply browse through our keto breakfast recipes to get an idea of the variety of low-carb, high-fat meals you can enjoy for breakfast. The best part is many of them can be incorporated into your meal prep keto breakfast routine for busy mornings.

With some carefully chosen keto-friendly ingredients, you can have anything from a breakfast casserole to a smoothie, egg cups, or a keto breakfast sandwich for the first meal of your day.

Keto breakfast meal prep idea.

With a little creativity, you can transform ingredients such as eggs, bacon, breakfast sausage, fresh berries, chia seeds, and a selection of non-starchy vegetables into an easy keto breakfast that is low in carbs and full of fats and protein.

Breakfast Keto Meal Prep

Nothing beats having a tasty make-ahead keto breakfast waiting for you in the fridge on busy mornings. Here are a few tips to make breakfast meal prep quick and easy.

  • Use your meal plan and selection of keto breakfast recipes to make a shopping list of all the ingredients you need to make a week’s worth of meal prep breakfasts.
  • Breakfast protein ingredients include eggs, bacon, cheddar cheese, ham, Greek yogurt, and smoked salmon, but there is no reason you can’t include grilled chicken or steak.
  • Keep a stock of foods rich in healthy fats such as olive and avocado oil, nut butter, and avocados.
  • Buy frozen or fresh berries to add to yogurt, smoothies, and chia puddings.
  • Stock up on non-starchy vegetables such as leafy greens, bell peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes.
  • Ensure that you have some glass containers with tight-fitting lids, jars, tin foil, and zip-lock bags handy to store your meal prep dishes safely.
  • Batch cooking means you can cook a week’s worth of scrambled eggs, for example, in one go. Cook a big batch, portion it into the appropriate containers, and store it in the fridge or freezer.

15 Keto Breakfast Meal Prep Ideas 

Below are 15 meal prep keto breakfast recipes to give you an idea of how to prepare low-carb, keto-friendly breakfast meals in advance, whether you enjoy a more traditional breakfast or something a little different.

Remember, we have many more keto breakfast recipes freely available on our blog that are perfect for meal prepping. Let’s dig into some delicious make-ahead low-carb meals, perfect for busy mornings.

#1 Keto Scones

Classic Scones

Your typical scone recipe is high in carbs. This one replaces wheat flour with almond flour to make a low-carb keto breakfast recipe that is perfect to make ahead and freeze until you are ready to serve them to friends and family, topped with shredded cheese. 

#2 Keto Granola

Keto Granola – breakfast idea.

A list of keto breakfast recipes would be incomplete without including one for granola. Make a big batch of this tasty low-carb granola with nuts, seeds, and coconut oil. It’s an easy keto meal prep breakfast, low in carbs and packed with fats you can store in an airtight container and enjoy with Greek yogurt on busy mornings. 

#3 Coconut Overnight Oats

Coconut Overnight Oats

Although oats are a high-protein grain, they contain a lot of carbs. Therefore, the oats in this keto breakfast recipe are replaced with chia seeds, the perfect meal prep breakfast ingredient that requires no cooking. Made with coconut flakes and coconut milk, it is tasty and free from dairy for those following a dairy-free keto diet.

#4 Egg Wrap With Mozzarella and Ham

Egg Wrap with Mozzarella and Ham

Of course, omelets are always included as mouthwatering keto breakfast recipes, but you can use your eggs to make egg wraps instead that can be filled with ingredients such as mozzarella cheese, bacon, ham, cherry tomatoes, and shredded leafy greens. Spend some time making the wraps on the weekend and simply fill them at breakfast time.

#5 Boiled Egg and Vegetable Bowl

keto breakfast bowl with boiled egg and vegetables

The easiest make-ahead breakfast keto meal prep dishes include hard-boiled eggs. Boil a big batch of eggs and store them in the fridge for up to a week, ready to be used in a variety of low-carb keto diet meals. Slice the avocado into the bowl right before serving to prevent spoiling. 

#6 Vegetable Breakfast Bowl With Smoked Salmon

Vegetable Breakfast Bowl With Smoked Salmon

Healthy fats, non-starchy vegetables, and tons of flavor come together to make a delicious keto breakfast recipe that’s packed with protein. Prepare the veggies in advance, use some of your pre-boiled eggs, and quickly assemble to bowl at breakfast time.

#7 Keto Egg Salad With Bacon

Keto Egg Salad With Bacon.

Here’s another meal prep recipe to use up your batch of boiled eggs on busy mornings. Simply peel them, chop them, and add them to a plate with a handful of baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, and pre-cooked chopped bacon. Drizzle with a dressing made from mayonnaise and sour cream to increase the fat content… and the flavor!

#8 Strawberry Chia Pudding

Strawberry Chia Pudding.

Chia seeds blended with almond milk and strawberries is a keto breakfast recipe that makes you feel like you’re eating a decadent dessert for breakfast. Make it the night before and store it in a jar in the fridge to enjoy some wholesome yum first thing in the morning.

#9 Keto Pancakes

Keto Pancakes.

Making pancakes is time-consuming. However, they freeze well and can be reheated in the toaster for a quick, easy keto breakfast. Almond flour makes these pancakes suitable for the keto diet. They are low-carb and can be topped with cream cheese, almond butter, and fresh berries. So make a big batch and add them to your go-to keto breakfast recipes.

#10 Keto Peanut Butter Smoothie

Keto Peanut Butter Smoothie.

Smoothies are a great meal prep keto breakfast. You can make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge or freezer, or you can measure out the ingredients ready to add to the blender in the morning.

#11 Keto Bars

Keto Bars.

This one’s for all chocolate lovers. Make a big batch of keto bars for an easy breakfast on busy mornings. They are low in carbs and can be stored in an airtight container for you to enjoy throughout the week. 

#12 Spinach Waffles With Greek Yogurt 

Spinach waffles with Greek yogurt, keto recipe.

These vibrant green spinach waffles are a tasty keto breakfast recipe that you can make ahead, freeze, and reheat when you feel like a tasty treat in the morning. Top them with creamy Greek yogurt and cherry tomatoes for a satisfying keto meal prep breakfast

#13 Eggs, Shrimp, and Avocado Salad

Eggs, shrimp, and avocado keto salad.

Shrimp for breakfast? Yes, please! For a quick and easy low-carb keto breakfast, boil the eggs and cook the shrimp in advance and assemble the dish on a bed of lettuce and sliced avocado for a mouth-watering breakfast dish.

#14 Shakshuka With Cheddar Cheese

Shakshuka With Cheddar Cheese Recipe.

You will still need to do a little cooking to bring this make-ahead breakfast dish to life. Cook a big batch of tomato sauce and store it in an airtight container in the fridge. When you feel like an irresistible shakshuka, pour it into a pan, add an egg, and top it with cheddar cheese. Yum!

#15 Tofu Scramble with Vegetables

Tofu Scramble with Vegetables.

We haven’t forgotten our vegetarian keto dieters. We also have a selection of plant-based keto breakfast recipes. Cook a batch of tofu scramble full of tasty fresh vegetables to keep in the fridge for mornings when you are pushed for time.


Breakfast keto meal prep takes the hassle out of cooking a healthy keto diet-friendly meal every morning. When you spend a little time in the kitchen over the weekend preparing easy keto make-ahead breakfast dishes, you have no excuse for not eating low-carb, high-fat meals, even on busy mornings.

Take the Keto Cycle quiz to get your very own personalized keto diet meal plan to use, along with our thousands of recipes, to always have low-carb meals on hand.

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Category: Meal Plans
Wendy Lord, RD
Written by
Wendy Lord
Education: Registered Dietitian with a Bachelor’s and a post-graduate degree in dietetics. Background: As a Registered Dietitian, Wendy is passionate about transforming complicated medical jargon into easy-to-understand information so people can make informed decisions about their health and well-being.