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.

Staff Picks

Zucchini and Eggs

Rating: 4.54 stars
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
This is a light summer fruit recipe.

Joe's Special Scramble

Rating: 4.31 stars
A delicious scramble great for any meal of the day! This is a Seattle favorite!

Bacon Pancakes (Paleo)

Rating: 3.83 stars
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.

Chakchouka (Shakshouka)

Rating: 4.67 stars
Chakchouka (also called shakshouka) is a Tunisian and Israeli dish of tomatoes, onions, pepper, spices, and eggs. It's usually eaten for breakfast or lunch, but I think it's tasty anytime. And it's easy to make. It is similar to the Turkish dish 'Menemen' and to the Latin American breakfast dish 'Huevos Rancheros.'

Bacon for the Family or a Crowd

Rating: 4.64 stars
This is the way to get crisp bacon without having to constantly turn it, watch over it, or get burnt by splatters of grease. It 'fries' up flat and doesn't curl, which looks great beside a breakfast plate of eggs, and makes BLT sandwiches much easier. Very nice when feeding a family or crowd.

Ken's Perfect Hard Boiled Egg (And I Mean Perfect)

Rating: 4.67 stars
Couldn't sleep one night so I researched several ways to hard boil eggs and developed this process. While you do not taste the vinegar or salt, they both pull the skin from the eggshell so it peels easily without tearing or sticking. Family members call them 'Ken's Eggs'. Enjoy!

Pineapple Cleanser Smoothie

Rating: 4.92 stars
This is great for a detox cleanse.

Joseph's Best Easy Bacon Recipe

Rating: 4.63 stars
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: 4.66 stars
This balanced smoothie is great for a meal replacement or after a workout.

Paleo Baked Eggs in Avocado

Rating: 4.17 stars
The contrast between the soft and fresh avocado and the creaminess of a poached egg is brilliant. Good thing is it's also very healthy and satisfying.

Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Rating: 4.81 stars
Homemade turkey sausage flavored with sage, marjoram, and a bit of red pepper with no preservatives. Freeze individually to store and cook throughout the week.

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
"I loved how quickly this came together. Super healthy, and uses ingredients I always have on hand." – LilSnoo

Mom's Kimchi Egg

Rating: 5 stars

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!