17 Can't-Miss Paleo Breakfast Recipe Ideas

Sick of having eggs every morning for breakfast? Switch up your paleo breakfast routine with these delicious ideas instead!

When it comes to lunch and dinner, eating paleo can be pretty simple when you have a lot of vegetable and protein options. But when it comes to paleo breakfast ideas, the recipes you can seem more limited. Even though eggs are an easy paleo breakfast, you can easily get bored from eating the same thing all the time. That's why we are switching things up with these delicious paleo breakfast recipe ideas!

While there's a lot of food you can eat on the paleo diet, the paleo diet food list does not have typical breakfast foods that you may be used to. Because the term "paleo" is shortened for the Paleolithic era, eating paleo means eating what our ancestors would have hunted or gathered at that time. This means that dairy and wheat products are off the list, which are usually ingredients you would see in breakfast items like cereals, pancakes, and waffles.

However, thanks to some clever recipes, you can enjoy a delicious paleo breakfast without worrying if all of the ingredients fit your dietary needs. Here are 17 easy paleo breakfast ideas to fit your diet.

1

Paleo Two-Layer Fruit Smoothie

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If you're looking for a paleo smoothie to impress your followers on Instagram, you're in luck! This beautiful two-layer fruit smoothie is layered first with a peach smoothie mixture, then with a cherry smoothie mixture. It's like having two smoothies in one! The thickness of each smoothie comes from a mixture of almond milk, dates, and frozen fruit, which are all paleo-friendly ingredients.

Get our recipe for a Paleo Two-Layer Fruit Smoothie.

2

Homemade Paleo Granola

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Because most granola is made of grain (which is not allowed on the paleo diet), it may seem odd to enjoy a bowl of granola. However, thanks to this homemade paleo granola recipe, you can still add some crunch to your dairy-free yogurt in the morning! The crunch from this granola comes from a mixture of flaked coconut, nuts, and seeds.

Get our recipe for Homemade Paleo Granola.

3

Paleo Yogurt and Granola Smoothie

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Now that you have a batch of paleo granola made, you can top off this yogurt and granola smoothie with it! Made with dairy-free yogurt, this smoothie is the perfect smoothie bowl parfait to give your morning breakfast a satisfying crunch.

Get our recipe for a Paleo Yogurt and Granola Smoothie.

4

Egg Frittata

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Eggs are the easiest paleo breakfast item you can make on this diet, so why not jazz them up a bit? Whip up this egg frittata mixture and bake in the oven using your cast-iron skillet for an easy and shareable paleo breakfast.

Get our recipe for an Egg Frittata.

5

Creamy Paleo Green Smoothie

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Don't feel like sipping on green juice in the morning? Get the same nutritional benefits but with more filling ingredients by blending up one of these paleo green smoothies! This simple six-ingredient recipe will be your favorite go-to paleo recipe to make not just for breakfast, but any time of day you need a boost!

Get our recipe for a Creamy Paleo Green Smoothie.

6

Paleo Breakfast Sausage

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Yes, you can make breakfast sausage right at home! Thanks to this easy paleo breakfast sausage recipe, you can enjoy some sausage patties in the morning with your eggs—all paleo-approved. This recipe keeps your breakfast lean with either ground turkey or chicken, instead of the usual pork used in breakfast sausage.

Get our recipe for Paleo Breakfast Sausage.

7

Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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Even if it isn't pumpkin season, you can still enjoy the delicious flavor of pumpkin thanks to this creamy paleo (and vegan!) pumpkin pie smoothie. Topped with a dollop of coconut yogurt and a splash of cinnamon, this spiced smoothie will be a new paleo breakfast favorite—no matter what season you're in.

Get our recipe for a Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie.

8

Coconut-Nut Paleo Oatmeal

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While this "oatmeal" recipe is technically not made with oats, that beloved oatmeal texture can easily be made with a combination of chia seeds, nuts, flaked coconut, and sunflower seeds! This oatmeal is thickened up using flaxseed and your choice of a plant-based milk alternative. Top your oatmeal bowl with whatever you like, or follow this recipe using dried raisins, chopped almonds, and fresh fruit.

Get our recipe for Coconut-Nut Paleo Oatmeal.

9

Paleo Avocado Berry Smoothie

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Between the antioxidants in the berries and the filling healthy fat from the avocado, this paleo breakfast smoothie will have you feeling full and satisfied for your entire morning! Blend it up with cashew milk and chia seeds for an even creamier, rich texture.

Get our recipe for a Paleo Avocado Berry Smoothie.

10

Blackberry Cashew Chia Pudding

Homemade paleo chia pudding cup
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While it may seem impossible to have a homemade chia pudding without dairy, you can have a creamy pudding made from chia seeds thanks to some plant-based milk alternatives! You can make this paleo chia pudding with hemp, almond, or cashew milk. Packed with flavors like dates, vanilla, cinnamon, blackberries, and coconut, this paleo breakfast is bound to fill you up and get you going for the day.

Get our recipe for Blackberry Cashew Chia Pudding.

11

Paleo Iced Coffee Protein Shake

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Do you still need your morning caffeine fix? Adding a shot of espresso to this easy 5-ingredient paleo protein shake will help you out with that! Mixed with some paleo protein powder, this shake will give you a bigger boost for even your toughest mornings.

Get our recipe for a Paleo Iced Coffee Protein Shake.

12

Paleo Shakshuka Casserole

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Spice up your usual morning eggs with this easy-to-make shakshuka recipe! Shakshuka is a North African and Levantine dish of eggs poached in a garlicky tomato and pepper sauce. It's also popularly known as "Eggs in Purgatory," and is an absolutely delicious paleo breakfast to throw together for any lazy weekend morning or brunch.

Get our recipe for Paleo Shakshuka Casserole.

13

Paleo Meal Replacement Shake

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Get your protein boost in the morning with this paleo avocado berry smoothie! To boost the protein content, mix in some paleo vanilla or plain protein powder along with some almond milk, frozen blueberries, and frozen spinach. This is a great easy meal for when you're on the go and don't have time to sit and eat.

Get our recipe for a Paleo Meal Replacement Shake.

14

Paleo Plum Muffins

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Paleo muffins? Yes, really! Thanks to a little bit of almond flour and coconut flour, you can have a warm muffin in the morning using this scrumptious paleo muffin recipe. This recipe makes 12 muffins—perfect for meal prepping your paleo breakfast for the week.

Get our recipe for Paleo Plum Muffins.

15

Paleo Tahini Chocolate Shake

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Yes, you can have a chocolate milkshake in the morning thanks to this easy paleo breakfast! Blended with dates and cocoa, as well as some creamy tahini, this breakfast shake is great if you have a sweet tooth and want to indulge in a healthier way.

Get our recipe for a Paleo Tahini Chocolate Shake.

RELATED: We found the best smoothie recipes for weight loss.

16

Paleo Strawberries and Cream Smoothie

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If you tend to have a sweet tooth in the morning, this strawberry paleo smoothie will satisfy your craving! Blended with strawberries, coconut sugar, and topped with whipped coconut cream, this delicious smoothie will make you feel like you're enjoying dessert for breakfast.

Get our recipe for a Paleo Strawberries and Cream Smoothie.

17

Paleo Piña Colada Smoothie

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Do you like piña coladas? We sure do—and you can even have the taste of it in your breakfast smoothie! This paleo breakfast smoothie is the perfect way to start your morning off with a little party!

Get our recipe for a Paleo Piña Colada Smoothie.

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Kiersten Hickman is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, specializing in recipe development, food, and diet coverage. Read more
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