Quick Paleo Breakfast Ideas – Recipes

Paleo Made Easy

Breakfast is, in my view, the most important meal of the day and also probably one of the easiest meals to get to grips with for the Paleo lifestyler particularly if you are a fan of the traditional cooked breakfast as most of the ingredients you would expect to find in there are available to you in the Paleo larder. We all lead busy lives and surely one of the busiest time of the day is the morning, particularly if you have to get a young family out of the door as well as yourself. So to help you I am going to give you some quick Paleo breakfast ideas, that may take some pressures off and make those busy mornings that wee bit easier to cope with. I know for some people that eggs are an issue so I will offer recipes both with and without eggs.

With Eggs

Quick and Easy Soft Boiled Eggs with Mushrooms and Spinach

This is one of the easiest and the mix of the nuttiness of the mushrooms the goodness from the leaves and the yummy range free eggs will set you up for the day. You will need:Eggs in paleo

  • 4 Free Range Eggs
  • 2 Tbsps Coconut Oil
  • 1 Cup Shiitake Mushrooms
  • 4 Cups Baby Spinach
  1. Place the eggs in a pan with water enough to half cover the eggs.
  2. Place on a medium heat and depending on how soft you like them cook for 6-8 minutes.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
  4. Sauté your mushrooms until browned (usually 4-5 mins will do it).
  5. Add the spinach, turn off the heat, cover and let sit for 1 minute.
  6. Plate the spinach and mushrooms and then crack the eggs scoop them out and arrange on top of the vegetable base.
  7. Season to taste with fresh cracked pepper and rock salt.

Sunny Side up With a Colourful and Sweet Twist

Similair ingredients to the first but let’s jazz it up a little and get the eggs out of their shells straight away. You will need:

  • 4 Free Range Eggs
  • 4 Cups of Baby Spinach
  • 2 Tbsps Coconut Oil
  • 2 Cups of Fresh Blueberries
  • 2 Small Shredded Carrots
  1. Heat the oil in an oven proof pan on medium heat.
  2. Add the spinach and sauté for no longer than a minute.
  3. Crack all the eggs carefully over the spinach to keep the yolks intact.
  4. After cooking the eggs for 2 minutes place under a medium hot grill until the yolks are at desired consistency.
  5. Serve on plates with blueberries and shredded carrots on top.

Paleo Omelette with Sun dried Tomatoes Swiss Chard and Basil

There is nothing easier and more filling than an omelette in the morning here is a Paleo quick breakfast idea on the traditional staple. You will need:

  • 4 Free Range Eggs
  • 2 Tbsps of Cold Pressed Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Bunches of torn Swiss Chard Leaves (or other preferred leaves, remove the stems)
  • 1/2 Cup of Fresh Chopped Basil
  • 1/2 Cup of Naturally Sun dried Tomatoesfresh basil
  1. Soak the tomatoes for 30 mins prior to cooking.
  2. Heat the oil on a pan over a medium low heat.
  3. Break the eggs into a bowl and whisk with a fork.
  4. Pour the mixture into the pan and cook until the edges firm up gently skating the pan to keep it loose on the edges.
  5. Arrange the chard leaves and tomatoes over one half of the surface area of the eggs and gently fold the other half over the filling with a spatula.
  6. Cover turn off the heat and leave to sit for 2 mins.
  7. Serve with the chopped Basil on top.

Without Eggs

I know that some people have issues with the many recipes involving eggs in paleo menus, either because they just don’t like them or because they have an allergy or intolerance to eggs. This does not prevent you from following Paleo. There are many options for all mealtimes that do not use eggs. Here are some non egg quick Paleo breakfast ideas for you.

Bacon and Melon Rolls

They say that everything is good with Bacon. In fact an orthodox Jewish friend of mine a couple of years ago tasted bacon by mistake and now regrets ever having had the experience because he enjoyed it so much. Hopefully you will not have this dilemma and you will enjoy this recipe. You will need:

  • 8 strips of uncurled free-range bacon
  • 1 small cantaloupe melon rind removed and cut into wedges
  • 4 Cups of Garden Rocket
  • Tbsps of cold pressed virgin Olive Oil
  1. Preheat your oven to 200 (non fan assisted)
  2. Wrap the bacon around the melon wedges.
  3. Place on a wire rack and cook in the oven for 5-6 minutes turning at the halfway mark.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  5. Serve on a bed of Rocket with a drizzle of Olive Oil.

Smoked Salmon Breakfast Boats

If you want a something with a wee tinge of luxury then this will fit the bill. It can also be used as an appetiser or starter for a lunch or dinner menu. Always try to obtain wild salmon as most commercial brands are cured with salt, sugar and other additives. You will need:

  • 4 Large Romaine or Cos Lettuce Leaves
  • 4 Cups of Garden Rocket
  • 250gm Wild Smoked Salmon
  • 1 Small Sliced Avocado
  • 1/2 Small Sliced Red Onion (rings)
  • 2 Small Sweet Tomatoes
  • Lemon Juice – to taste
  1. Divide the rocket between the lettuce leaf boats.
  2. Fill each boat evenly with the other ingredients.
  3. Drizzle with lemon juice to taste.

Paleo Poultry Pleasure

Turkey and chicken are great proteins when you are following Paleo as long as you try to source good quality free-range product. This is a particularly yummy stir-fry breakfast where you could use either. You will need:

  • 2 Tbsps coconut Oil
  • 2 Shallots, chopped finely
  • 250gm precooked free-range chicken or turkey (preferably darker meat)
  • 4 Cups of your favourite green leaves
  • 30 gm raw sprouted walnuts
  • 2Tbsps dried goji berries
  • Ground nutmeg – to taste
  1. Haeat the oil in a cast iron pan.
  2. Add the shallots and sauté until browned, about 2 mins.
  3. Add the precooked meat and cook long enough just to heat through, 3-4 mins.
  4. Add green leaves and stir through.
  5. Mix in the walnuts and goji berries.
  6. Serve with sprinkled nutmeg to taste.

Plain Simple Traditional Cooked Breakfast

I mentioned earlier that the traditional cooked breakfast is in bounds for the Paleo lifestyler, that is as long as you take care to make sure that the sausages and bacon are naturally cured and free from all but the most necessary additives. You can enjoy eggs, sausage, bacon, mushrooms and roast tomatoes with any quantity of accompanying green leaves that you like. It is not recommended that you would eat this every day, but 2-3 times a week is just fine. Cooking should where possible be done with butter not vegetable oils and or cold pressed virgin Olive Oil.

A World of Variety and Taste

I hope that these quick Paleo breakfast ideas show you that there is plenty of variety, nutrition and a feast of tastes available to you for the first meal of the day on the Paleo lifestyle. You can of course adapt all of these to suit your own tastes and there are plenty more that you will be able to find here on the internet in your own cookery books and in specialist Paleo books that you can find on sale and at your local Library. Have a go at making your own recipes and feel free to share them with all of us on here.

I look forward to your comments

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  1. This is a great list of quick paleo breakfast ideas that you have put together in this article. I am always looking for new ways of preparing breakfast meals. I like eggs, so the variety of recipes you have added is timely as it does get old eating the same style every day. Mixing blueberries seems like an appetizing meal. I will first try the recipe where you prepare the eggs sunny side up with spinach and top them off with carrots and the blueberries. It sounds delicious.

  2. Hey , got some very interesting breakfast ideas from quick paleo breakfast , loved the bacon and melon rolls recipe . Will be trying it for my next breakfast meal , also do u have a youtube channel i can follow ?  Bookmarking this blog article . Keep sharing amazing reciepes … 

  3. Hello there,thanks for this awesome article it would be of great help to the public as it has been of help to me.i mist say you have done a great job on this one as it’s very interesting and informative too.this I read are really nice I would definitely try them out as they would make good breakfast chioce

  4. Thank you so much for sharing with us such a beautiful article. I think breakfast is the most important.Your article caught my eye right when I was searching online for breakfast recipes.And I found Paleo lifestyle and was very happy.And after reading your article, I found that the recipes are really wonderful .For me, eggs create problems and from here I learned how to make beautiful recipes without eggs that are so fun to eat.I really liked the Bacon and Melon Rolls reset .I love this kind of food for breakfast .And I’ve collected your article for the future and I’ll definitely try out the other recipes that I like, and today I’ll try the Bacon and Melon Rolls recipes. Thank you for giving such a great breakfast item recipe in the morning and your appreciation for it is so good that it can be done very quickly.

  5. Hi Hamish,

    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I definitely have a hearty breakfast before I do anything. – Mayer Hawthorne.

    Read some information about the Paleo diet and how our ancestors benefited from eating this whole foods. Since then I often look for information on the Paleo diet. We were looking for Quick and simple Paleo Breakfast Ideas. Thanks a lot for the helpful and informative article.

    Smoked Salmon Breakfast Boats and Paleo Poultry Pleasure are the ones we are interested in. You have provided step -by step instruction and a great walk-through. I really enjoyed the content and in the manner that you presented. For sure we will give these a try.

  6. Been moving with the eggs, spinach and mushroom breakfast for a quite a while now and I must say I’m starting to get too used to it and don’t want it no more. Thanks for the great alternatives here to keep up with my Paleo breakfast and so I’ll just switch it and go with the bacon and melon rolls breakfast, sure been some weeks since I last ate bacon. Will be staying updated about some more Paleo meals here.

  7. This is a nice list of meal options. I am a huge fan of eggs, so tis is pretty perfect for me. I honestly don’t have much experience with the Paleo Diet, though I have tried to become informed about it. I’m not sure I’d be totally on board with it all the time, as I am a big fan of whole grains. However, on certain occasions, one of these breakfast ideas sound like they would really hit the spot. Thanks for the post!

    • I understand I am not a slavish follower myself. It is a guiding set of principles and a focus that I come back to. I am happy to help anyone who wants to sit anywhere on the Paleo spectrum

  8. Great to see that these ideas are inviting comment I will be coming back in the next few days and weeks with posts to talk about other meal times and about exercise and how to get started. It would be great to hear any questions you have about any information that you would like to see here.

    Stay Paleo and Have Fun


  9. These are much healthier and tasty than my usual breakfast and I love the idea of the bacon and melon rolls. I shall definitely try out the Paleo plan.

    • Glad to be able to give some food for thought JANE pardon the pun! Stay with us in the coming weeks and we will see what other Paleo yumminess we can get you to try.

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