50+ egg-free paleo breakfast recipes and ideas31
A couple of years ago, when I went paleo (that is, I stopped eating grains and processed foods), breakfast was a challenge at first because there would be no more toast, and no more cereal. That was fine though. I had eggs instead. Glorious eggs! Bacon and eggs, sunnyside up, over-easy, scrambled eggs, poached eggs, eggs Benedict, frittata, quiche… as you can tell, I love eggs. Eggs are an awesome food, since they’re packed full of enough nutrients to potentially grow a chicken (vitamins A, D, E, B12, folate, along with protein, lutein, choline and more).
BUT as it turns out there’s something about the egg protein that makes it a common food allergy, and egg-whites are more allergenic than egg-yolks, as some are able to tolerate yolks, but not whites. So fast forward to just a few months ago where I found out that I have a LOT of food intolerances, including my beloved breakfast staple: eggs. In addition to eggs, I also have sensitivities to dairy, most grains, nuts and some nightshades. This made breakfast an even bigger challenge now that there was: no toast, no cereal and, no eggs. What that comes down to is essentially an Autoimmune Paleo (AIP) diet (no grains, no eggs, no nightshades).
Now this can be quite the adjustment for someone who is used to “breakfast foods” but it helps to remember that much of the world doesn’t eat food that is marketed specifically for breakfast. Instead they eat food. So most of the time, I end up eating leftovers from the previous night’s dinner, but it’s easy to get stuck for more breakfast ideas after a while.
Here are 50+ egg-free paleo breakfast recipes, that are also nut-free, dairy-free and mostly nightshade-free that happen to be autoimmune paleo compliant. They’re not just for people with egg allergies — they’re also a handy list of recipes for when you’re out of eggs! (If you’re looking for AIP snack ideas, make sure to check out this list of 50+ AIP snack ideas!) Some of these ideas are quick things you can do in the morning, while others are recipes that you can make ahead of time and either re-heat quickly in the morning, or just eat cold:
Granola, trail mix or cereal/oatmeal replacements:
Sweet breakfasts, baked goods and brunch ideas:
Dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free smoothies:
Blueberry smoothies (with variations)
Dairy-free yogurt recipes:
Savory breakfast ideas and recipes:
Fiesta Breakfast Bowl (contains nightshades in salsa)
What’s your favorite grain-free, egg-free breakfast? If you’ve got a recipe that fits the bill, link to it in the comments, and I’ll add it to the post!
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