Paleo diet breakfast recipes for women

Paleo diet breakfast recipes for women
Paleo diet breakfast recipes for women

The Paleo diet has become very popular in recent years due to its focus on whole, unprocessed foods that mimic what our ancestors ate in the Paleolithic era. For breakfast, many Paleo followers enjoy foods like eggs, meat, fruits and starchy vegetables. As a woman trying out the Paleo diet, breakfast can be an important meal to start your day with protein and nutrients to fuel your body. This blog post will share 15 delicious and easy Paleo breakfast recipe ideas that are perfect for busy women.

1. Banana Pancakes

Starting your morning off with these fluffy banana pancakes is a great way to get in bananas, one of the best fruits for women. All you need is:

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Coconut oil for cooking

Simply combine the mashed bananas, eggs and baking powder together in a bowl. Heat a skillet over medium heat with a small amount of coconut oil. Scoop the batter into the skillet using 1/4 cup measurements. Cook for 2 to3 minutes per side until golden brown. Top with your favorite Paleo toppings like fresh berries, nut butter or coconut yogurt. Enjoy!

2. Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a classic breakfast but can be made Paleo-friendly. Try this satisfying apple cinnamon version:

  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • Toppings: walnuts, coconut flakes, more diced apple

Combine the oats and milk in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Stir in the diced apple and spices. Top with your favorite nuts, coconut or extra fruit. The apples and cinnamon make this a warmly spiced way to start your day.

3. Zucchini Bread Overnight Oats

Overnight oats serve as a convenient grab-and-go breakfast option. For a delightful twist, enhance them with the delightful flavors reminiscent of zucchini bread.:

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup shredded zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Stir all the ingredients together in a jar and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, enjoy the yogurt parfait consistency with a sprinkling of extra cinnamon on top. The moisture from the zucchini and yogurt creates a soft, bread-like texture.

4. Coconut Yogurt Parfait

For a delicious layered parfait, try:

  • Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt
  • Enhance the dish with the addition of fresh berries such as blueberries, raspberries, or sliced strawberries.
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Chia seeds
  • Bee pollen (optional)
  • Sliced banana

In a clear glass, layer the yogurt with berries, coconut, chia seeds and banana slices. Top with an extra sprinkle of bee pollen if desired. This brightly colored parfait is filling yet light to start your morning.

5. Egg Muffin Cups

These egg muffin cups are perfect for breakfast on the go. Make them ahead of time for a quick AM meal:

  • 6 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Veggies like spinach, bell peppers, onion, tomatoes diced
  • Bacon or ham, diced (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 6-count muffin tin. In a bowl, beat the eggs together with salt and pepper. If desired, add diced veggies and meat to the mixture and stir well. Pour the egg mixture into the muffin cups, filling them approximately 3/4 full. Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until the eggs are completely set. You can enjoy them warm or refrigerate them for later use during the week.

6. Sausage and Pepper Breakfast Skillet

A satisfying skillet meal to start your day:

  • 1 link Paleo sausage, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 3 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Heat a skillet over medium heat and cook the sausage until it is browned and cooked through. Remove sausage and cook the bell pepper and onion until softened. Push veggies to the sides of the skillet and crack in the eggs. Cover and cook until whites are set but yolks are still slightly runny. Stir together everything and enjoy. You can also top with avocado or salsa.

7. Sweet Potato Toast with Nut Butter

Use roasted sweet potato slices as your bread alternative:

  • 1 large sweet potato, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • Coconut oil or olive oil for brushing
  • Toppings: nut butter, banana slices, cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush both sides of the sweet potato slices lightly with oil. Roast for 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway through, until tender and lightly browned. Spread with your favorite nut butter and top with sliced banana and cinnamon. Sweet potato delivers slow-burning carbs to fuel your day.

8. Breakfast Salad

A fresh salad is a lighter morning meal:

  • Spring mix lettuce or baby kale
  • Berries like blueberries, raspberries, sliced strawberries
  • Sliced banana
  • Chopped walnuts or pecans
  • Coconut yogurt or avocado slices for dressing

Toss all ingredients together in a bowl. Drizzle with coconut yogurt or mash up avocado slices to coat. This salad provides antioxidants, fiber, healthy fats and carbs to energize you without weighing you down.

9. Avocado Toast

Avocado on crackers or toasted bread is a protein-rich Paleo breakfast:

  • Sliced avocado
  • Lemon juice
  • Sprinkle Everything but the Bagel Seasoning (or salt and pepper) onto the desired food item to add flavor and enhance the taste.
  • Toast or crackers
  • Toppings: sprouts, microgreens, chili flakes, etc.

Mash avocado with a fork and stir in lemon juice and seasoning to taste. Spread onto your bread/crackers of choice. Garnish with your favorite toppings. For extra protein add a poached or fried egg on top.

10. Apple Pie Protein Smoothie

A tasty sweet and protein-packed breakfast smoothie:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt or cottage cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 apple, cored and sliced

Combine all the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend them together until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy. The oats add thickness and fiber while the fruit flavors are reminiscent of delicious apple pie.

11. Breakfast Casserole Cups

Individual portions of frittata or quiche cups to take on the go:

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese like cheddar, Monterey jack, Swiss
  • Diced ham or bacon (optional)
  • Veggies like spinach, peppers, mushrooms, diced tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 6-count muffin tin. Beat eggs in a bowl and stir in remaining ingredients until just combined. Pour into the muffin cups, filling 3/4 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until fully set. These nutrient-dense cups can also be prepped ahead of time.

12. Cherry Almond Overnight Oats

For a refreshing twist on oats:

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 2 tablespoons almonds, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Stir all ingredients together in a jar and refrigerate overnight. Enjoy cold the next morning - the dried fruit plumps up nicely. Tart cherries have anti-inflammatory properties.

13. Ham and Cheese Crepes

Lean protein and veggies rolled up in tender crepes:

For the crepes:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Coconut oil or ghee for cooking


  • Chopped ham
  • Chopped spinach or arugula
  • Shredded cheese like Swiss or cheddar

Whisk together crepe ingredients until thin batter forms. Heat a small amount of oil in a skillet and pour in batter to coat bottom in a thin layer. Cook 1 minute per side until golden. To assemble, lay a crepe flat and arrange filling ingredients down the center. Roll up tightly and enjoy.

14. Blueberry Pecan Muffins

Mix blueberries and pecans into classic paleo muffins:

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix wet ingredients like oil, eggs and honey. Mix in dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in blueberries and pecans. Fill tins 3/4 full. Bake 18-20 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy warm from the oven!


I hope you found some new breakfast recipe ideas to fuel your mornings on the Paleo diet. From quick smoothies to hearty baked goods, focus on whole food ingredients and avoid processed substitutes. Enjoy breakfast as an opportunity to nourish your body with clean proteins, healthy fats and natural nourishment from fruits and vegetables. With these recipes in your repertoire, starting your day on the Paleo plan is convenient and tasty.

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