I've been on a carnivore diet for six years now, and enjoying a delicious and nutritious carnivore breakfast meal is my favorite thing to do every morning.
If you're newly transitioning to the all-meat diet and are looking for versatile carnivore recipes, you’ve come to the right place.
Today I'll share my go-to carnivore breakfast meal ideas that you can enjoy without feeling like you're sacrificing any taste or pleasure of everyday comfort breakfast meals.
Let's get into it.
- Carnivore breakfast meals are packed with essential nutrients like protein and healthy fats.
- Carnivore sandwich, organ meat pie, and protein pancakes are some great carnivore diet recipes to try.
- Processed meats are not ideal for carnivore diets as they have extra artificial sugar additives.
Top 10 Carnivore Breakfast Ideas
Here are my favorite nutritious carnivore diet recipes that you can whip up for breakfast.
1. Creamy Shrimp And Eggs
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 lb raw shrimp
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan
I always go for creamy shrimp and eggs when I crave a good endless seafood option for breakfast.
Preheat the oven to 350F. In a saucepan, add the butter and broth and stir well.
Add the shrimp to a baking tray and pour the butter mixture over the shrimp.
Top with grated parmesan cheese and bake at 350F for 10 to 15 minutes.
2. Organ Meat Pie
- 3 eggs
- Beef tallow
- ½ cup ground beef tongue
- ¼ cup ground beef heart
- ¼ cup ground chicken liver
When I first transitioned to the carnivore diet, I felt like eating organ meats was a bit extreme.
But months into the animal-based lifestyle, I discovered a new organ meat pie recipe that is now my staple when trying nutrient-dense foods.
If you find that there are certain organ meats that you can't consume as standalones, this organ meat pie is a great place to start. It's a fantastic 30-minute meal that combines ground muscular meat, heart, liver, and sometimes bone marrow.
Mix all the meat with some salt. Lightly brown the meat with tallow in a skillet over medium heat.
Whisk the eggs, add to the meat mixture and transfer to a baking tray.
Bake the mix in a preheated oven at 350°F for 15 minutes. Allow it to cool before slicing.
Also Read: Cottage Pie vs Shepherd’s Pie
3. Protein Pancakes
- 50 g Whey protein powder
- 100 g cottage cheese
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp butter
While I would gladly eat beef all day on my carnivore diet, it's good to keep things interesting with a treat now and again.
I've been preparing these pancakes for the past few months as part of my pre-workout breakfast routine.
Throw all of the ingredients into the blender, and blend it on low power until you get a nice thick consistency.
Then oil-spray the pan on medium heat, and pour the batter into batches. Cook the pancake for 40-45 seconds on each side.
Keto-friendly and made with cottage cheese, these scrumptious carnivore pancakes are a fantastic way to start the day and are packed to the brim with nutrients.
It's also a very adaptable recipe, so you can always experiment with other ingredients to change up the flavor.
Regarding the effectiveness of protein pancakes, co-founder and CEO of True Nutrition Douglas Smith explains that mixing whey in cooked foods will not denature the protein.
It won’t hurt the absorbability or assimilation of the amino acids in the protein either.
Smith reminds us to read labels and to be careful with consuming easy-bake “protein pancakes” — as some companies will try to market them as protein pancakes even though they contain inferior forms of grain or flour very similar to regular pancakes.
4. Carnivore Waffles
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup of uncooked breakfast sausage
- Coconut oil
To make this easy and delicious carnivore waffle, crack the two eggs into a dish, then stir them into the sausage. This will break up the sausage into smaller pieces, so it cooks more evenly in the waffle iron.
Use coconut oil spray to coat the waffle maker. Pour the ingredients into the heated waffle maker, then cover for 3 to 4 minutes.
5. Air Fryer Meatballs
- 1.5 pounds of grass-fed ground beef
- 2 eggs
- 1.5 oz pork rinds
- 3 Oz shredded cheese
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp lard
Combine all the ingredients in a large ball and mold the mixture into balls.
Cook the meatballs in the air fryer for 8-12 minutes at 360°F.
Midway through cooking, turn the balls so they cook evenly.
Once the internal temperature is 165°, the meatballs are ready to serve.
What I love about this dish is that the meatballs are combined with crushed pork rinds instead of typical breadcrumbs.
6. Carnivore Breakfast Sandwich
- 2 beef sausage patties
- 1 egg
- Bacon grease
- American Cheese
I love carnivore breakfast sandwiches because they're simple, delectable, and protein-packed.
Fire up your skillet and cook the sausage patties until golden brown. Then fry your egg in the same pan.
Assemble the sandwich by placing one patty at the bottom, then the egg, followed by cheese, and the second patty at the top.
For me, the ideal breakfast bite is made up of melted cheese, crispy bacon, and flavorful sausage.
7. Carnivore Pizza
- 1 tsp Salt
- 400 g ground pork
- 200 g beef liver
- 3 large eggs
- 50 g bacon
- 50 g mozzarella
I love this carnivore diet breakfast pizza made with a pork-based crust and a scattering of delectable toppings.
Start by preheating your oven to 175°F.
Place the beef liver in a blender and blend until smooth. Combine the ground pork, liver, eggs, and spices in a mixing dish before smoothing the mixture onto the bottom of the pizza tray.
Bake for 15 minutes while the bacon crisps up. Remove the casserole and top with the bacon, mozzarella, and chorizo.
Bake for 5-10 minutes more before serving.
8. Chicken Nuggets
- 14 oz chicken thigh
- 5 oz ground pork scratching/crackling
- 2 medium eggs
- 1 tsp black pepper
My recipe calls for boneless and skinless chicken thighs because I feel they contain more flavor and are moister in texture.
And you can quickly dice them into nugget-size pieces. But you can substitute chicken breast filets if you have them on hand.
Dice your chicken and mix into your whisked eggs with black pepper. Dip your egg-coated nuggets into the ground pork cracking and place them on a baking tray.
Bake the nuggets in the oven preheated to 400°F for 15-20 minutes.
I love to serve mine alongside homemade sour cream or BBQ sauce.
9. Carnivore Casserole
- ½ a cup of ground beef
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup cream cheese
- I tsp salt
This simple carnivore diet breakfast meal is a real winner when I'm hosting my whole family. It is simple to prepare, and I can make it ahead of time and reheat it in the oven or microwave as needed.
It is tasty, savory, and soothing.
All you have to do is mix the ground beef with the eggs, cream, and cream cheese. Sprinkle salt to taste and toss it in the oven preheated to 350°F.
Bake it for 25-30 minutes, then slice and enjoy!
10. Herby Bone Broth
- 2-3 pounds of meaty bones
- 8 cups water
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp sea salt
This is one of my favorite super easy and dairy-free carnivore diet snack recipes.
Add all your ingredients into an instant pot and pressure cook for 2 hours. Sieve-strain the broth and let it cool before you drink.
I love a good crunch, so once in a while, I enjoy my bone broth with a bag of carnivore crisps on the side.
If you have excess broth, pour it into a freezer-friendly airtight container and refrigerate for later.
“Bone broth is a nutrient-dense carnivore and keto-diet snack because it contains all the minerals and nutrients from the meat bones that have transferred into the broth.”
- Katherine Smith, Fitness Trainer
Can I Drink Coffee on a Carnivore Breakfast?
No, you cannot drink coffee on a carnivore diet because a carnivore diet breakfast eliminates all plant-based foods, including coffee.
How Many Eggs Can I Eat on a Carnivore Breakfast?
You can eat up to 6 eggs for a carnivore breakfast. But this depends on your daily protein intake.
What Desserts Can I Eat on a Carnivore Breakfast?
You can eat desserts like carnivore cake or carnivore egg pudding on a carnivore breakfast.
What Does a Carnivore Eat for Breakfast?
Carnivore breakfast diets are getting increasingly popular, but most people are stuck with traditional meat meals, which can be mundane.
Fortunately, with our delicious carnivore diet breakfast recipes, you'll be able to enjoy a range of carnivore-friendly and flavorful meals.
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