Paleo Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Recipes for egg scrambles, bacon, homemade sausage, fruit salad, avocados, and more fit right into the paleo diet. You'll be able to put together a terrific paleo breakfast or brunch with this collection.

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Zucchini and Eggs

Rating: 4.5 stars 115
A match made in heaven: scrambled eggs and zucchini. Note: this recipe is easily doubled, tripled, etc. Ratio of 1 to 2 zucchini per egg. Great served over rice. Variations: add one clove diced garlic to oil before adding zucchini. Or, add any of your favorite fresh herbs; they combine well with the eggs and zucchini. My favorite additions are oregano or rosemary. You could also add two teaspoons soy sauce to beaten eggs, or sprinkle over egg and zucchini when cooked.

Fruit Mix Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
This is a light summer fruit recipe.

Joe's Special Scramble

Rating: 4.5 stars 53
A delicious scramble great for any meal of the day! This is a Seattle favorite!

Bacon Pancakes (Paleo)

Rating: 4 stars 6
A bacon-y twist to the classic paleo pancake recipe. For a non-paleo treat, throw in a handful of chocolate chips or cacao nibs. Top with agave nectar for extra sweetness.

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Paleo Hash

Rating: 5 stars 32
I was craving a hash and decided to throw together something that was paleo-friendly. The sweet potatoes in this give it a touch of sweetness, the chorizo gives it a flavorful punch, and the egg tops this dish off perfectly! It is an easy dish to choose different veggies and make it your own! Have fun with it!

Joseph's Best Easy Bacon Recipe

Rating: 4.5 stars 379
Preparing this recipe is literally the first thing I do after I wake up on weekend mornings. I put the bacon in the oven (must be cold!), brush my teeth, start cooking other breakfast items, and then take the bacon out after 14 minutes - that's it! My bacon theory is that by placing the bacon in a cold oven to start, as the oven gradually heats to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C), the bacon undergoes a magical transformation from cold flabby piece of meat, to simmering deliciousness, to crispy bacon heaven as the oven hits the 425 degree mark. Enjoy!

Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

Rating: 4.5 stars 64
This balanced smoothie is great for a meal replacement or after a workout.

Mom's Kimchi Egg

Rating: 5 stars 18
My mom makes this dish all the time, and it tastes better and better each time! Even better, just two basic ingredients is all it takes! Garnish with rice!

Maple Breakfast Sausage

Rating: 4.5 stars 31
Homemade breakfast sausage made with ground pork and seasonings. Great cooked in crumbles for biscuits and gravy, or in patties for breakfast sandwiches or eggs benedict. I like to premake a large batch and freeze the patties, then just take out a few the night before.

Fruity Fun Skewers

Rating: 5 stars 176
I was looking for a different way to serve fruit, and it just popped into my head! Why not use fruit skewers?

Egg Bhurji

Rating: 4 stars 7
This is a quick and easy recipe. It is an Indian take on scrambled eggs. It is best enjoyed with toasted bread and a cup of chai in the morning.

Inspiration and Ideas

Cavemen Eat Cupcakes, Too
Who’s to say a caveman doesn’t want a little hand-held breakfast treat? It’s easy to dive into paleo when you start your day out with these on-the-go morning munchies.
Tomato and Egg Stir Fry
Rating: Unrated 8
"I loved how quickly this came together. Super healthy, and uses ingredients I always have on hand." – LilSnoo
Chakchouka (Shakshouka)
Rating: 4.5 stars 385

Eggs poached in a simmering spicy sauce of tomato, onion, and bell pepper.