If you have never heard of the paleo diet before, then it is about time you did! If the word “paleo” sounds a little familiar, it may because it is referencing the paleolithic time period when cavemen roamed the world. So what does that mean about this diet? What does a modern day way of eating have to do with cavemen? As a matter of fact, a lot!
The paleo diet created a new twist on an old thing. It literally took a look at how cavemen use to eat and based an entire diet around this. Hunting and gathering is what it is all about! Now you may now be wondering why anyone would want to eat like a caveman, hunter gatherer. We are light years ahead of that time in food engineering, food preparation and food preservation. Why would anyone want to abandon that and revert back to a prehistoric time? A lot of research has gone into this and developed the paleo diet for a wide variety of reasons. Let’s take a look!
Before jumping back in time to assess how cavemen ate and how their diet affected the paleo way of eating, it is important to note a few things about the state of humanity now. Currently, there is an obesity epidemic, hundreds of thousands of people have diabetes and people have many blood pressure and heat related issues. While one can argue that these problems have always existed throughout our history and they are just better diagnosed now, that may not be so true. There are many who side with the idea that our food and the way we eat is what has caused us as the human race to have such serious health problems.
As the prevalence of packaged and processed foods has increased, long term health issues have also increased which leads many to believe that it is our diet which is causing all of these problems. This idea has made many people reconsider how they eat and also what they eat. Think about it, if your believed that heavily processed foods were the cause of your diabetes, wouldn’t you consider eating differently? If you started having serious blood pressure issues, wouldn’t you look for another way of eating? Well that is just what people are doing and the result is the paleo diet!
How did this jump happen exactly? Simple. In the past, as individuals began to look back on the history of food and how it affected humanity, they came up with some interesting ideas. The first was that the generic way of eating needed to go back to its early stages, which meant that it needed to consume foods that were able to be hunted or gathered. When you look at the health of humans during the paleolithic time period, there is no reference to the health issues we face today. There was no diabetes or obesity in cavemen so doesn’t that speak volumes toward the connection of diet and health?
The paleo diet has been made to revolve around what these people ate with the idea that these foods are what humans are meant to eat. If the human race was developed and pushed forward on a hunter and gatherer lifestyle, then this may be what we need to revert back to.
Now that you know all about why people are choosing to follow a paleo diet, let’s take a look at what exactly the paleo diet is. Essentially, it consists of any foods that a hunter gatherer would have been able to eat. This mainly includes fish, lean meats, fruits vegetables, nuts and seeds. If you are trying to decide if anything is paleo, just think about whether or not a hunter, gatherer would have been able to find it in nature. Blueberries? Yes. Beef? Yes. Goldfish crackers? No. Anything processed or anything that is made from a grain that needs human intervention to grown is off the list.
Now this is an important point to consider- the reason why those on a paleo diet cannot have grains. It seems like wheat and corn would be something that is natural and something we could consume while on a Paleo diet. Yet that is not the case. It is definitely off limits and the reason why is simple- wheat and corn and many other grains cannot grow without human intervention. They need to be farmed in order to be a successful crop. With this in mind, it is clear that it doesn’t fit into a hunter gatherer way of life. Cavemen did not have farms and they did not plant foods. They strictly ate what they could find which, again, is the basis of this diet. Foods that can naturally grown in nature is what we are naturally meant to eat.
In addition to the idea that grains are not naturally grown, they are also, in the modern day of food, very processed. A grain of wheat is barely recognizable after it has been milled and processed into a food on the grocery store shelf. The fact that almost all grains are so processed that no one knows where they came from originally and this fact automatically takes them off of the list of foods that are okay on a Paleo diet.
Dairy is also off the list on a paleo diet and this point is a little tricker to understand. After all, aren’t we all raise to think that milk and dairy is healthy and beneficial. Not if you consider the caveman!
These people were not milking any animals and consuming dairy. The primary reason being that as hunter and gatherers, cavemen would wander from place to place. They did not settle in any one spot in order to care for livestock or reap the benefits of animals that produced milk. In order to be able to obtain milk from an animal, it needs to be fairly domesticated or at least familiar with people and human touch. Cavemen were not raising cows in order to get milk, that is for sure!
In sticking to the ideas that anything cavemen ate is what is on the Paleo diet, it is clear that dairy is off the list. While you may think of it in today’s terms as being a very natural, beneficial food that is easily accessible, when you consider the caveman, you see how it does not fit into the diet of foods we, as humans, were “meant” to have. Too much human interaction is needed in order to make dairy a food option.
In addition to this basic paleo rule regarding which foods you can and cannot eat, most dairy products are just like wheat in the fact that they are heavily altered and barely ever available in their natural form. Raw milk is almost impossible to find in grocery stores these days and is actually illegal in some states. So even if a hunter gatherer was able to get milk from a cow, the type of milk you find today in the stores is drastically different than anything they ever would have consumed. Pasteurized and filtered, nutrients added by the bucketful, today’s milk would be unrecognizable to a caveman.
Taking the milk a step further and thinking about cheese, you may already be pretty clear on this but no hunter gatherer was ever milking a cow and processing it to make cheese. Heck, they just were never milking cows so the idea that they would be able to take that milk and carefully cure it, age it and turn it into edible cheese is just out of the question. Now you can see why dairy of all types is definitely not on the Paleo diet list of acceptable foods. Dairy is a lot of work and dairy is also altered significantly, two points that this diet is not a fan of. But even without cheese, milk or any types of dairy, guess what? These ancient people had almost no chronic diseases! Maybe there is some merit in taking cheese out of a diet…. So, sorry dairy! You are out when it comes to the Paleo diet!
Paleo foods bring eating back to its roots and the health benefits of that are extraordinary. Since it focuses more on a hunter-gatherer kind of diet rather than that of farming, it cuts out a lot of grain, dairy and starch. Many of these foods have been linked directly or thought to be a direct cause of many dietary issues people experience in the modern day. It seems to make sense that bringing back the “original” way of eating is something that would be benerfical for our bodies and help reduce the risks of major dieseses.
So now you may be wondering what is acceptable to eat on a Paleo diet and the answer is that there is plenty of food you can try. To begin, almost any kind of eat is allowed and encouraged while on a paleo regimen. Of course, cavemen were meat eaters! So if you are a meat loving carnivore, rejoice! You can have all the meat you want!
Vegetables are also widely accepted on this diet. You can help yourself to all the veggies you want. Tomatoes, corn, broccoli, all your favorites are allowed. So that covers two major food groups (meat and veggies) that you are free to consume as you wish. Already you can do so much with these foods that the diet doesn’t seem difficult at all. So lets add in one more food group to give you even more possibilities. Fruit!
Fruits are also accepted on the paleo diet as they were widely available when cavemen roamed the earth. Fill your plate with fruit and it will act as a perfect dessert, nice sweet treat for the middle of the day or an easy snack on your way to work. Luckily we have fruit for paleo eaters!
Fruit, veggies and meats are the essentials of the Paleo diet. Seems simple enough right? Seems inclusive enough, right? Seems like you would have plenty of options, right?
Now that you may be convinced to give a paleo diet a try, lets start thinking about a real meal plans. What are you going to eat for breakfast specifically. As you may have guessed, there are plenty of options! We have compiled this list of delicious Paleo breakfasts that will help jump start your Paleo diet and also keep you excited for each days meal.
When you think about breakfast food and what to prepare each day, you have a few things that you always need no matter what your diet it. First of all, you definitely need to have a food that is convenient. The mornings are busy and stressful times when you are likely always in a rush. Running around, getting ready for work, getting kids ready for school- you may not have time to make much of a breakfast let alone one that follows your new diet plan. Many of these recipes below are easy and very quick to throw together. Look for ones specifically that are “make ahead” or say they only take a matter of minutes- you will be happy you choose these when morning comes and your hungry.
In addition to quick meals, you want to one hundred percent make sure your breakfast fits your paleo diet. Starting each morning with a meal that suits the paleo lifestyle is essential to the entire rest of the days meals. If you wake up and automatically have a meal that cheats on your diet, the rest of the day is basically a wash. You will be more likely to cheat again and again when your start your day that way. Thankfully, these meals are all paleo which means pick one and you don’t have to worry whether or not it is diet friendly. No morning stress and no morning cheating!
Planning your meals the night before is also a great way to set yourself up for success. Take this list of paleo breakfast ideas out at night and flip through them. Whichever one catches your eye or makes your mouth water is the one to choose! Prep as much as you can at night. You can cut up veggies, pre cook any meats and even whisk a few eggs in a bowl so that they are ready to go! The more you prepare, the better it will be!
When you wake up in the morning, your paleo friendly breakfast will be practically done. When you don’t have to think and assess breakfast, it is easier to eat paleo. As you can see, paleo isn’t so hard!
Following a paleo diet isn’t as complicated as you may think. All you need to do is be aware of the rules of the diet, do a little planning and start your day off on the right foot- the caveman foot! There are so many paleo friendly breakfasts you can try that you will have months worth of ideas. A paleo diet is something you need to follow long term in order to reap the benefits so it’s a good thing you have plenty of meals to choose from! Now which to pick first….
50 Paleo Diet Breakfast Foods that will Challenge the Word “Diet”
- 1. In Season Hearty Paleo Breakfast Skillet
- 2. Eggless Vegan Frittata Recipe
- 3. Apple, Leek & Bacon Breakfast Sausage
- 4. Paleo Sausage Egg Muffin
- 5. Pancake Sausage Bites
- 6. Paleo Almond Flour Muffins
- 7. Paleo Breakfast Casserole
- 8. Breakfast Casserole With Bacon, Sausage, Sweet Potato, & Kale
- 9. Eggs Benedict With Avocado Sauce
- 10. Plantain Bacon Fritters With Avocado And Poached Egg
- 11. Paleo Breakfast Bread
- 12. Avocado Bacon And Eggs
- 13. Paleo Chicken Scotch Eggs
- 14. Asparagus Quiche With A Spaghetti Squash Crust
- 15. Classic Paleo Breakfast Casserole (Yum)
- 16. Paleo Eggs In Hell
- 17. Paleo Sweet Potate Hash Browns
- 18. Bacon And Zucchini Eggs In A Nest
- 19. Kielbasa, Pepper, Onion And Potato Hash
- 20. Bacon, Spaghetti Squash, And Parmesan Fritters
- 21. Sausage And Butternut Squash Frittata
- 22. 3-Ingredient Paleo Sweet Potato Waffles
- 23. Paleo Breakfast Muffin
- 24. Paleo Potato & Bacon “Pancake” Recipe
- 25. 2 Minute Paleo English Muffins
- 26. Paleo Breakfast Cookie Dough
- 27. Cinnamon Apple Noodle Breakfast Bowl With Candied Nuts
- 28. Paleo Almond Flour Pancakes
- 29. Paleo Pear And Cranberry Muffins
- 30. Quick Coconut Chia Seed Pudding
- 31. Paleo Pumpkin Spice Muffins
- 32. Healthy Chocolate Banana Shake
- 33. Simple Hemp Seed Porridge
- 34. Paleo Chocolate Waffles
- 35. Raspberry Chia Pudding
- 36. Paleo Blueberry Scones
- 37. (Paleo) Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- 38. Grain Free Applesauce Pancakes
- 39. Vanilla Bean Glazed Honey Cake Doughnuts
- 40. Coconut Flour Pancakes
- 41. Buckwheat Granola
- 42. Sweet Potato Paleo Muffins
- 43. Almond Butter Blueberry Paleo Waffles
- 44. Morning Butter Biscuits
- 45. Paleo Pear And Bacon Pancakes #Pancakeparty
- 46. Grain Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Zucchini Bread
- 47. Cinnamon Blueberry Cobbler
- 48. Baked Blueberry Coconut French Toast
- 49. Paleo French Toast
- 50. Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bake
- Paleo-Approved Meals for Breakfast
1. In Season Hearty Paleo Breakfast Skillet
Diets do not make a lot of room for hearty breakfasts and sometimes half of a grapefruit just does not cut it. This paleo breakfast recipe is a simple way to get that hearty breakfast back without bumping up the calories. It can be hard to imagine those breakfast scrambles without hearty potatoes and sizzling cheese but the best way to paleo is to come up with alternatives that are even better! The squash in this recipe gives that same hearty feel without stuffing it with potatoes. The onion adds spice while the avocado oil and slices take the place of the cheese. The recipe also offers the one thing that cannot be beaten, and that is bacon! So, sizzle it up and enjoy!
2. Eggless Vegan Frittata Recipe
If someone is trying to cut eggs out of their diet than breakfast can almost seem like a lost cause. However, this breakfast item is a quick shortcut for an omelet. It can be hard to imagine a frittata without any eggs, but the combination of the garbanzo flour and vegetables creates a texture that is hard to believe! This recipe allows for several different vegetable combinations, which makes it fun to experiment with as well as enjoy.
3. Apple, Leek & Bacon Breakfast Sausage
Here is a mix that is hard to imagine but simple to eat! The delicious bacon makes its appearance once again and is combined with pork and nothing other than apples in order to create an amazing breakfast sausage. The smoky taste of the meat is combined with the sweetness of apples (and even a little molasses!) and the spunk of garlic to obtain the perfect combination while still remaining paleo-approved!
4. Paleo Sausage Egg Muffin
It can be emotionally painful at times to not be allowed to give in to those morning cravings, especially when fast food is involved. But with paleo in mind, there is a paleo breakfast idea that will satisfy those morning McDonalds cravings. This egg mcmuffin uses the actual eggs in place of the bread and adds in a piping hot sausage to relieve those morning breakfast urges. Another bonus is the heaping spoonful of guacamole that even McDonalds cannot offer! The homemade quality and taste, along with the health benefits, makes this mcmuffin one of the most tempting breakfasts available.
5. Pancake Sausage Bites
Pre-made breakfasts are perfect for that paleo dieter on the go! This paleo breakfast recipe combines sausage with pancakes in small, bite-sized portions. It uses almond flower for a paleo-approved pancake and even adds in a little maple syrup. The entire thing is cooked into tiny muffins to make it easy on the go. It also leaves room for interpretation. Sausage can easily be left out in order to make blueberry, strawberry or even chocolate ship pancakes. Even paleo breakfasts can include pancakes!
6. Paleo Almond Flour Muffins
Where would breakfast be without muffins? Again, almond flour saves the day for a paleo breakfast-approved bread. The sweetness not only comes from the blueberries, but from the squash, pumpkin, apple sauce or banana options listed in the recipe. That and a little bit of honey, syrup or agave nectar makes for a delicious blueberry muffin! This recipe leaves a lot of room for variation, which means that one recipe can offer several different breakfast muffins.
7. Paleo Breakfast Casserole
This casserole recipe offers several items that also grant those hearty breakfast urges. The spinach and sweet potato give daily carbs while the meat and eggs offer healthier fats. The dish itself is quick to fix, making it simple to cook during those rushed mornings. It combines several tasty ingredients in order to create a paleo breakfast casserole that satisfies hunger without packing on the pounds. It can also be made smaller or larger in order to accommodate for different family groups.
8. Breakfast Casserole With Bacon, Sausage, Sweet Potato, & Kale
Another great casserole option that uses crisp and delicious bacon along with kale. Again, the amount of eggs used makes it simple to accommodate any family size. This recipe also uses sweet potato in order to get in those healthier carbs while the healthier fats are inside the meat and eggs. The recipe also uses cumin to offer another leafy green and added taste. What is great about the casserole dishes is that they can be made quickly and easily. They can be made the same morning they are eaten or the night before to be nooked in the microwave.
9. Eggs Benedict With Avocado Sauce
Avocado is a great ingredient to add some hearty texture to those paleo breakfast resipes lacking in bread. This eggs Benedict recipe rests on a layer of bacon in order to compensate for the missing English muffin and is topped with avocado sauce to add a hearty taste. The creamy sauce along the crunch of the bacon offer the perfect combination for eggs Benedict and go great with fresh melon, asparagus or sweet potato for a full and hearty breakfast.
10. Plantain Bacon Fritters With Avocado And Poached Egg
It is easy to admit that donuts are some of the hardest foods to give up. But a fritter is more than just a doughnut. In fact, paleo allows for a fritter with a twist. This recipe combines plantains with bacon to create a sweet and crunchy breakfast treat. It may not be the sweetest doughnut, but it will be both healthy and delicious, which is more than anyone can hope for. Slap it on the plate next to poached eggs and fresh avocado for a full morning meal.
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11. Paleo Breakfast Bread
It is simple to assume that bread is only allowed to be eaten while dreaming when eating paleo but that is not the case. Bread can exist, just a little differently. But this breakfast bread recipe grants those bread-consuming wished without breaking the paleo laws. Almond butter and vanilla powder combines with eggs, stevia and baking powder in order to re-create bread in a whole new way. The honey and cinnamon also adds in a sweet taste that cannot be beat.If you need more options for breakfast read our top 50 Paleo bread recipes that you can make right from the comfort of your home.
12. Avocado Bacon And Eggs
This breakfast dish will make those following paleo remember stuffed potato skins. Entire avocado halves are combined with eggs, bacon and cheese in order to create a flavorful and stuffed full breakfast dish! Paleo dieters can add the low-fat cheese for a little treat or easily leave it out. The avocado offers a smooth texture and hearty taste in the place of potatoes. It is also a simple dish to eat quickly in the mornings before running out the door.
13. Paleo Chicken Scotch Eggs
These cute little bundles will remind paleo dieters of red hot Easter eggs, especially since they are made of hardboiled eggs. But a hardboiled egg just is not good enough, so this paleo recipe wraps them up in spicy chicken. This recipe is more time consuming, but results in something delicious and well worth the extra work. Several spice-filled ingredients are combined in this recipe, so before cooking, make sure to be ready to turn up the spice!
14. Asparagus Quiche With A Spaghetti Squash Crust
Quiche is that extra pretty and delicate breakfast item that is perfect for Sunday mornings. This recipe creates a crisp crust made from nothing other than fresh squash! The asparagus adds in those leafy greens while eggs offer healthy fats. The recipe does call for milk and cheese, but even paleo allows for a shortcut every now and then. The main benefit is that the quiche is resting on a vegetable rather than fattening pastry dough.
15. Classic Paleo Breakfast Casserole (Yum)
This casserole dish puts the heart into hearty. With both turkey and bacon, there is no shortage of savory meat. It also includes both broccoli and cauliflower as well as several kinds of chili. All those ingredients combined create not only a hearty breakfast, but a spicy one as well. This casserole dish is sure to impress guests as well as family and receive several requests to be made again in the future, after all, everyone loves several of their favorite ingredients combined and baked golden brown!
16. Paleo Eggs In Hell
This one might look a little messy, but eggs must be messy if they are made in hell! This is an easy and affordable paleo breakfast recipe that is true to its name. These eggs are served in a pool of red sauce created for the pleasure of the taste buds. It is made from ingredients often easily found around the house, such as Italian dressing and chopped tomatoes. It also leaves room for experimenting, which means that several different vegetable or spice ingredients can easily be added.
17. Paleo Sweet Potate Hash Browns
Another breakfast item that is often missed while dieting are those crisp and salty hash browns. However, since sweet potatoes are paleo-approved, paleo breakfast recipes offer a new hash brown that dieters do not have to feel guilty about. The recipe uses almond flour along with the potatoes to get that hash brown effect. Sweet potatoes offer a sweeter taste that goes great next to eggs and fresh fruit. The orange coloring also makes breakfast look a lot prettier than regular old hash browns!
18. Bacon And Zucchini Eggs In A Nest
Just like a dedicated mama bird, breakfast lovers sometimes need to make a nest for their eggs. This recipe mixes zucchini with bacon to create a crisp nest around a soft yellow yolk. The zucchini itself offers a sweet taste that is perfect when combined with the egg and salty bacon. The dish is delicious right off the skillet as well as warmed up the next day, so it can easily be made in advance for busy mornings later on.
19. Kielbasa, Pepper, Onion And Potato Hash
A 15-minute hash that is scrambled hot and delicious is hard to beat. This paleo breakfast recipe uses turkey kielbasa as an alternative to beef. That and the array of vegetables used makes this the perfect diet breakfast that still tastes amazing. The peppers add in a lot of that desired spice while the meat creates a good, smoky flavor. Switch out the regular potatoes for sweet potatoes to lower carbs or enjoy a little shortcut breakfast with regular potatoes.
20. Bacon, Spaghetti Squash, And Parmesan Fritters
The fritters are beginning to come in more and more forms. The doughnut fritter is a thing of the past now that squash and bacon have been combined. This recipe creates a tangy and crunchy fritter using sweet, baked spaghetti squash and smoky bacon. It also offers a new twist with a creamy garnish using Greek yogurt and green onions. The end result is sweet, crunchy, delicious and paleo-approved!
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21. Sausage And Butternut Squash Frittata
Cut it all up, throw it in a pan and see how it goes. It is simple to believe that is how the frittata was invented, but in that case the result was glorious. This paleo frittata combines sausage and butternut squash along with eggs, vegetables and herbs to create a perfect combination. What is great about this dish is that it can easily be thrown together last minute or during a busy morning. One large pan is all it takes!
22. 3-Ingredient Paleo Sweet Potato Waffles
Three ingredients creates those well-loved and highly missed breakfast waffles. This recipe can also be made in pancake form if no waffle iron is available, but it can be fun to have waffles on the plate every now and then. Sweet potatoes and coconut flour create a sweet waffle that offers the bonus of being paleo-approved. Top them with avocado, lime juice or even hot sauce for a sweet and zesty waffle breakfast.
23. Paleo Breakfast Muffin
These miniature egg muffins are paleo-approved and adorable! The best part about them is any vegetables or meats can easily be added in or left out, so they can constantly be changing. They can be made and served in one meal or saved for lunch or dinner side items later in the day. They can also be put into the freezer and used later on in the week. They are the perfect “pop it in the microwave” breakfast food for kids in the morning or parents who are running late.
24. Paleo Potato & Bacon “Pancake” Recipe
These hash brown pancakes are the perfect breakfast item for those potato lovers who are using paleo breakfast recipes. It can also be made using yams, which add a sweeter taste than sweet potatoes but with the same health benefits and texture. The bacon also adds in the highly loved smokiness and peppers add some spice. Cut the pancake into slices and it is almost like having a breakfast pizza!
25. 2 Minute Paleo English Muffins
Two minutes is all it takes for this, which makes it pretty desirable for those rushed mornings on the run. Even paleo foods make room for English muffins. This recipe uses almond or cashew flour in order to follow the rules of paleo and still create a hearty breakfast bread. Two options are listed for both plain English muffins as well as cinnamon raisin. Use them for a side with eggs and bacon for a full paleo breakfast.
26. Paleo Breakfast Cookie Dough
Whoever said that cookies were not for breakfast was horribly mistaken! Not for those paleo breakfast ideas anyway, because this no-bake paleo breakfast cookie dough is to die for. The actual cookies take less than five minutes to make, making them perfect for mornings during the week. Coconut powder and cocoa powder create sweetness while crunchy nuts add some tasty zest.
27. Cinnamon Apple Noodle Breakfast Bowl With Candied Nuts
This paleo breakfast bowl is fresh, bright, sweet, crunchy and beautiful! It will almost be hard to eat since it is so pretty, but the taste almost always wins out in the end. Apple noodles are the foundation of this dish, but the spiced nuts and pomegranate seeds add amazing tastes as well. This is the sweet breakfast dish within the paleo diet that replaces sugary yogurt or cereals. The cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves will almost have dieters convinced that they are munching on apple pie.
28. Paleo Almond Flour Pancakes
Almond flour pancakes create a lighter alternative to those IHOP pancakes everyone knows and loves. However, just because they are good for health does not mean they are lacking in taste. This paleo breakfast recipe is perfect topped with homemade pomegranate syrup or fresh fruit. The best thing about these pancakes is that they do not make their consumers feel guilty or overly heavy after eating, which is a blessing all on its own.
29. Paleo Pear And Cranberry Muffins
Those sweet and crunchy holiday treats are hard to resist, but these pear and cranberry muffins offer the same great tastes without needing to be refused in order to stay true to a diet. Since the pears are so sweet on their own, these muffins do not require any form of sweetener, making them good for any meal. The cranberries also add a little kick to the overall taste. Almond flour makes them paleo-approved and cinnamon grants that desired “holiday treat” taste.
30. Quick Coconut Chia Seed Pudding
Pudding is not just a dessert item, at least not when it is paleo! This coconut pudding is combined with chia seeds, which are known as being one of the most nutritious foods in the world. The pudding itself resembles tapioca since it is not completely smooth. The coconut is shredded within the mixture and the seeds add a little texture as well. But the coconut, coconut milk and vanilla combined creates a sweet breakfast pudding that is perfect over red raspberries.
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31. Paleo Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Once fall hits, those pumpkin spice items are running the show and they are hard to resist! These muffins are great paleo foods that bless the taste buds with that well-loved seasonal favorite. Since the recipe uses coconut flour, it is within the rules of paleo and still delicious. Maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger and cloves are all added to create a muffin resembling pumpkin bread and offering that seasonal spice everyone knows and loves.
32. Healthy Chocolate Banana Shake
Some breakfasts just need a quick trip through the blender. This recipe is great for those individuals that need to blend and run in the morning. The best part is that is has chocolate! Cocoa, almond milk and almond butter is combined with a nice ripe banana to make a dairy-free shake that is great for diets and individuals who just want a fast drink for their morning routines.
33. Simple Hemp Seed Porridge
This porridge is grain free, making it a lot better than a lot of other recipes out there, but it is still a dish that would make Goldilocks drool. The hemp seeds that are added in create a nutty taste in a nut-free porridge, creating the illusion that nuts are mixed in after all. Once the ingredients are combined, it still holds a similar consistency to traditional porridge but with better options. Some form of nut milk can be used in place of water if desired, but no matter what liquid is used, the result is a thick and creamy porridge that grandma would be proud of.
34. Paleo Chocolate Waffles
Chocolate and waffles are two things that most dieters assume that they will have to avoid but not with paleo. These chocolate waffles use coconut flour and cocoa powder to create a delectable waffle that individuals will not believe is good for them. The recipe can also be made as pancakes if someone does not own a waffle iron or wants a quicker alternative. Top them with fresh berries or berry syrup for the perfect sweet breakfast dish!
35. Raspberry Chia Pudding
Another chocolate breakfast item combines a favorite dessert item with chia seeds. Yes, chocolate pudding can be eaten for breakfast because paleo lets it happen! A great paleo breakfast idea is this pudding combined with fresh berries. It also calls for pure syrup and almond milk, offering even more sweetness for those mornings when someone just needs a little chocolate to get through the day ahead.
36. Paleo Blueberry Scones
Scones are one of those bakery items that makes individuals drool at the sight of them. Those frosted blueberry scones in the store may look good, but this paleo-approved version has taken on the challenge of beating the original and they are well on their way to taking the victory. Arrowroot and ground cashews are used to create these delicious bakery breakfast sweets. The maple syrup and blueberries add sweetness that every scone needs and every scone-lover wants to eat.
37. (Paleo) Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
While banana bread is not known as the healthiest choice in the world, this one challenges that claim. Not only is this bread perfect for paleo, but it is extremely moist and flavorful. The coconut flour and banana give the bread a lot of sweetness so that it only needs one tablespoon of honey in order to taste sweet and tasty. The bread is delicious all on its own, but add in some dark chocolate chips for even more sweetness. Top it with melted chocolate, serve and be the talk of the town.
38. Grain Free Applesauce Pancakes
For those pancake lovers that are not big fans of bananas, these applesauce pancakes are perfect! Almond meal is used to create these pancakes that gain their sweetness from a little maple syrup and smooth applesauce. Another great paleo breakfast idea for these pancakes is to whip up some coconut whipped cream and top it with fresh blueberries, strawberries, raspberries or blackberries.
39. Vanilla Bean Glazed Honey Cake Doughnuts
Even donuts have their place among the paleo diet. These glazed donuts combine two favorites, vanilla and honey to create a doughnut that does not result in love handles. Almond flour is used in the actual cake of the doughnut while coconut butter is used in the glaze. The glaze also uses actual vanilla bean, which adds a lovely appearance to the glaze once it tops the doughnut. The result is a fluffy vanilla cake that most will not believe is even paleo-approved!
40. Coconut Flour Pancakes
This coconut flour pancake recipe has solved the mystery of how to create fluffy pancakes that do not deflate once they are cooled. Coconut flour makes them paleo-approved while the raw honey is the secret ingredient that adds in their distinct flavor. Serve with all-natural maple syrup and fresh berries for a sweet Saturday morning treat that the whole family will love so much that they will not even know they are eating paleo.
41. Buckwheat Granola
This granola blows any store-bought version out of the water. The health benefits it offers are the main appeal, but the taste is what makes people stay. The granola itself tastes great coming right out of the oven, nice and hot. It is an easy recipe that takes only 15 minutes and makes the whole house smell like baked cinnamon. The dates, maple syrup and cocoa powder satisfy any sweet tooth while the buckwheat offers plenty of health benefits. Have it plain, with almond milk or topped over smoothies!
42. Sweet Potato Paleo Muffins
Who knew something with no butter, flour or sugar could taste so good? But these muffins combine sweet potato with carrots, apples, coconut, raisins and figs to create sweetness without sugar. They also combine cinnamon, nutmeg and maple syrup for an even sweeter taste. It will be hard for individuals not to believe that they are munching on miniature carrot cakes as they enjoy this paleo breakfast bread.
43. Almond Butter Blueberry Paleo Waffles
Almond butter is the replacement butter for paleo breakfast recipes that is good for health but still tastes great! These waffles use almond butter as their base and, when combined with blueberries, creates a breakfast item that is beyond delicious. Once the waffles are finished, the result is a crisp and golden outside that soaks up syrup like a dream. Honey is also a great topping along with fresh berries. The recipe also calls for banana, which adds in some extra flavor as well.
44. Morning Butter Biscuits
Those country butter biscuits are hard to beat, especially for big family breakfasts! But paleo dieters do not need to worry, they can still enjoy their biscuits while sticking to their health plan. This recipe uses cashews in place of flour and since the cashews have a lighter taste, they are not overly dominant in the recipe. The also use gelatin, raw honey and apple cider vinegar, a strange combination resulting in a beautiful, flaky biscuit.
45. Paleo Pear And Bacon Pancakes #Pancakeparty
Another pancake recipe that uses pears for sweetness, but this one is combined with bacon! This combination creates a sweet and salty pancake that is a blessing on the taste buds. Coconut flour is used to make the pancakes suited for paleo and they are topped with syrup or, even better, sweet and sticky raw honey. Banana is added into these pancakes as well for both flavor and texture.
46. Grain Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Zucchini Bread
This zucchini bread includes one of the best combinations ever to hit mankind, chocolate and peanut butter. The all-natural peanut butter that is called for in the recipe is a paleo-approved alternative to regular peanut butter. Maple syrup is also a huge factor in this recipe, making it both golden brown and wonderfully sweet. The recipe lists two ideas to make the bread. One uses protein powder while the other uses coconut flour. No matter which version is chosen, the result will be delicious!
47. Cinnamon Blueberry Cobbler
The sweetest breakfast item anyone could ever wish for is available in this paleo breakfast recipe. This cobbler takes juicy blueberries, surrounds them with buttery cake and tops it with coconut ice cream while still keeping someone’s diet intact. Cashew butter is the secret behind this breakfast cake and how is can be so delicious yet so paleo. Coconut oil also adds a moistness to the cake without adding to much fat. Make this for a family brunch or just for those morning cravings, whatever the reason, this cobbler will not disappoint!
48. Baked Blueberry Coconut French Toast
Here is a little cheat recipe for those who have been hard at work with their diet. This French toast uses bread but is still good for health overall. It uses coconut milk, shredded coconut, blueberries and cinnamon along with a cubed up loaf of bread. The bread is soaked in a glorious mixture and topped with a blueberry and honey sauce that will satisfy any sweet tooth.
49. Paleo French Toast
This recipe uses that paleo banana bread in order to create a French toast that is both paleo and delicious. A simpler version than the one listed above but sometimes simple is better and this recipe sticks to every paleo breakfast rule. This can be topped with syrup, honey, coconut whipped cream, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries or blackberries. Since it is a plainer French toast, it leaves more room open for different toppings.
50. Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bake
This wholesome and satisfying breakfast item is sure to keep the belly satisfied all the way until dinner. Cinnamon and apples have been the perfect combination in several different recipes all over the country and it does not stop here. Not only does this recipe hold cinnamon-spiced apples, but also raisins and crunchy almonds. The quinoa is a lot better than regular granola as far as health goes and offers a lot of energy throughout the day.
Paleo-Approved Meals for Breakfast
With these recipes and even more that paleo foods offer, breakfast will be as easy as one, two, three! Paleo does not take away egg scrambles, omelets, hash browns, biscuits, donuts, cake, bread, pancakes, waffles, muffins, it simply just does not take away breakfast! Plain and simple, paleo makes breakfast healthier, better, more delicious and its ready to be enjoyed!