Whole30 Breakfast Recipes That Are Worth Waking Up For
Craveable Whole30 Breakfast Recipes
While you’re on the Whole30 diet, no single meal takes a hit more than breakfast. To stick with the diet's "rules", you’ll have to say goodbye to your daily cinnamon-spiked oatmeal, weekend chocolate chip pancakes, and pre-workout Greek yogurt drizzled with honey. For the next 30 days, the elimination diet will challenge you to cut all added sugars, grains, legumes, and dairy. Sadly, that means you can't make coconut flour blueberry muffins and call it a Whole30 breakfast.
So what Whole30 breakfast dishes are left (and actually taste good)? Not just scrambled eggs. From big-batch sausage casseroles to warming bowls, you’ll want to climb out from under the covers for these Whole30 breakfast recipes.
Breakfast Stuffed Sweet Potatoes—3 Ways
Instead of stuffing red and yellow peppers with wholesome ingredients, reach for fiber-filled sweet potatoes. Slice open the tater and pack the vessel with nut butter, coconut flakes, and berries for a breakfast that satisfies your sweet tooth, or load it up with bacon, egg, and avocado for a meal that’s sure to keep you from getting hangry later.
Sausage and Butternut Squash Breakfast Casserole
By chopping up an entire butternut squash, you’ll get in a solid arm workout preparing this Whole30 breakfast casserole. Together with onion and spinach, the dense gourd and tastebud-tingling turkey sausage create a well-rounded flavor that’s fit for autumn.
Tex Mex Breakfast Skillet
Shakshuka, meet your Tex Mex match. This spicy Whole30 breakfast recipe will warm up your mornings with the help of jalapeños, red onion, and green bell peppers, while the eggs, ham, and bacon—bringing in 21 grams of protein per serving—will keep you full until lunchtime. (FYI: Certain people might want to ignore the recommended daily allowance for protein.)
Sheet Pan Breakfast Hash
Hate doing dishes? This one-pan Whole30 breakfast recipe is for you. Simply pop the Brussels sprouts, bacon, and mushrooms on a baking sheet, roast the ingredients in the oven for 25 minutes, and add a few cracked eggs during the last 10 minutes of cooking. (You'll want to try these sheet pan recipes for dinner too.)
Banana Almond Butter Chia Seed Pudding
If your tastebuds are sick of eggs and seriously missing creamy oatmeal, whip up this five-ingredient breakfast. The chia seeds may be small, but they pack a huge protein punch, and you’ll even get 15 grams of fiber in one serving. Just make sure to use Whole30-compliant almond milk that doesn't contain natural and artificial sweeteners or additives like carrageenan, a stabilizing agent often found in the dairy-free milk. (After your 30 days are up, try these chia seed puddings that taste just like dessert.)
Butternut Breakfast Meatballs
Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl
Who said you can’t have mashed potatoes for breakfast? This nourishing Whole30 breakfast bowl, made with vibrant sweet potatoes and nutritious eggs, can easily transform from an ultra-savory dish to one for your sweet tooth by adding toppings like cacao nibs, almond butter, and cherries. (For lunch or dinner, remember to pack your meal-in-a-bowl with these ingredients.)
Sweet Potato Waffle Sandwich
Bagels may be a no-no on the Whole30 diet, but you can still get your bacon and egg sandwich fix thanks to sweet potato waffles. This Whole30 breakfast recipe comes in at under 300 calories, but it will fill you up with 8 grams of fiber.
Breakfast Casserole with Sausage, Eggs, Spinach, and Mushrooms
Casseroles are a staple in the Whole30 program, and this veggie-packed casserole will become your go-to for big-batch cooking. This Whole30 breakfast idea boasts 20 grams of protein per serving and can even be made in muffin tins for fueling on-the-go. (To save your future self who really doesn't feel like cooking dinner, use these casserole recipes.)
Chicken Sausage Breakfast Skillet
This savory Whole30 breakfast skillet is the best way to use up all the produce on the verge of spoiling in your fridge. Tailor the recipe for the season, opting for delicate peppers and zucchini in the summer and thick-skinned squash and apples in the cooler months. (Related: Why You Should Paint Your Diet with Every Color)