The Ultimate 100+ AIP Breakfast Recipe Round-Up

aip breakfasts

 

Out of all three meals we eat, breakfast while following the autoimmune protocol seems to stump many! I rarely make something special for breakfast unless my husband requests waffles or pancakes, but I’ve been doing this Paleo thing for almost 4 years now.

 

Dinner leftovers are frequently breakfast or a big smoothie full of veggies, fruits, fats, and my favorite breakfast companion Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. I add 1 to 2 scoops to any smoothie recipe or even in bowls of broth-based soup for extra nutrients on mornings I don’t have time to do anything but a simple soup puree. In this round-up, I’ve included 30 of the most delicious AIP-compliant smoothie recipes so you don’t reach smoothie boredom. Adding “supplements” like collagen, turmeric, coconut oil/MCT oil, or matcha powder turn your smoothie into a beautifying morning treatment.

 

Now if you’re the type that likes to make one big skillet each week so you can grab and reheat a small portion every morning, you will love the hash & skillet section! My new Five Spice Beef Skillet is included below and has some really flavorful and lovely North African flavors. And my Crispy Salmon Hash from The Healing Kitchen is one of the tastiest, nutritious, omega-3 packed breakfasts you can have on the AIP!

 

We all have those special Sunday mornings that call for a traditional breakfast/brunch treat – especially if we’re feeding our family AIP foods as well! That’s why I’ve included a lengthy section of waffles, pancakes, and baked goods from the greater AIP blogger community (which is where most of these recipes will direct you to!) My Flourless Waffles are pretty magical and I’ve been told they make great pancakes too!I don’t often share my breakfasts on social media because they’re usually a mish-mash of leftover soup and salad from the day before. I love starting my day with a broth and veggie-heavy soup because it sets a perfect foundation for a day of nutritionally-minded food choices. The breakfast soup collection below contains easy to digest soups, mostly purees, that you can make Sunday night to feed you every morning before work.

 

 

 

ON THE RUN BREAKFAST IDEA: MISSION HEIRLOOM YUCAN CRUNCH SPREAD WITH AVOCADO, LIME AND SEA SALT!

 

CLICK HERE TO GET THE “85 AMAZING AIP BREAKFASTS” EBOOK

If this list isn’t enough and you want a whole e-book of 100% AIP Breakfasts including “coffees and lattes”, biscuits & gravy, over a dozen other hashes, and my ebook-exclusive recipe for Silver Dollar Carob Pancakes!

 

 

Hashes & Skillets
Sage Plantain & Butternut Hash by Don’t Eat the Spatula

Moroccan-Inspired Breakfast Skillet by Mickey Trescott for Autoimmune Paleo

Kedgeree by Kate Jay for Autoimmune Paleo

Breakfast Risotto with Greens by Angie Alt for Autoimmune Paleo

Chicken Breakfast Skillet by Joy Filled Nourishment

Sweet Potato, Apple & Pancetta Hash by Gutsy by Nature

Turmeric Pork Skillet by Sweet Treats

Oh Mama, Umami Kale by Grazed & Enthused

Nightshade-Free Buffalo Chicken Skillet by Grazed & Enthused

Five Spice Beef Skillet with Fennel & Currants by Grazed & Enthused

Greens n’ Dines Hidden Hash by Grazed & Enthused

Potato-Free Breakfast Potatoes by Meatified

Crispy Salmon Hash by Alaena Haber (me!) from The Healing Kitchen

Epic Bar AIP Paleo Breakfast Hash by Clean Eating Veggie Girl

Sweet n’ Savory Hash by Beyond the Bite

Chicken Hash Brown Patties by Alaena Haber from The Healing Kitchen

Celeriac-Parsnip Hash Browns by Eat Heal Thrive

Chicken Breakfast Skillet by Joy-Filled Nourishment

Bison, Kabocha & Cabbage Skillet by Don’t Eat the Spatula

 

 

Pancakes, Waffles & Muffins
Allergy Friendly Waffles by Don’t Eat the Spatula

No-Egg Waffles by Don’t Eat the Spatula

Banana Muffins by Eat Heal Thrive

Banana Bread by He Won’t Know It’s Paleo

Maple Sugar Waffles by Marissa Franklin for He Won’t Know It’s Paleo

Oven-Baked Pumpkin Spice Pancakes by Gutsy by Nature featured in 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts

Plantain Bacon Pancake by Castaway Kitchen

Cinnamon Raisin Rolls by Sweet Potatoes and Social Change

Banana Bread Cookies by Beyond the Bite

Carob Bread with Date Caramel by Heart Beet Kitchen

Sweet Plantain Waffles by Hold the Grain

Baked Breakfast Casserole with Apples & Raisins by Provincial Paleo

Grain-free Banana Mug Bread by Provincial Paleo

Bacon Herb Biscuits by Grazed & Enthused

Cinnamon Plantain Fritters by Grazed & Enthused

Rustic Apple Cinnamon Rolls by Grazed & Enthused

Flourless Lemon Poppy Waffles (omit poppy seeds) by Grazed & Enthused

Bacon Maple Cinnamon Pancakes by Comfort Bites

AIP Pancakes by Comfort Bites

 

 

Breakfast Soups
Creamy Mushroom Soup with Bacon & Fried Sage by Mickey Trescott for Autoimmune Paleo

Roasted Chicken & Vegetable Soup by He Won’t Know It’s Paleo

Spring Breakfast Chicken Soup by A Squirrel in the Kitchen

Fennel & Spinach Soup by Healing Family Eats

Lamb Stew with Butternut, Apples & Ginger by Healing Family Eats

Beef and Plantain Curry by Provincial Paleo

Triple Seafood Chowder by Grazed & Enthused

Roasted Cauliflower & Garlic Bisque by Grazed & Enthused

Nightshade-Free “Potato” & Leek Soup by Grazed & Enthused

3-Step Root Vegetable & Leek Soup by Grazed & Enthused

Mushroom & Fennel Soup by Comfort Bites

Sweet Potato & Broccoli Soup by Meatified

Creamy Leek & Salmon Soup by Meatified

Creamy Leek Soup (omit ghee) by Stupid Easy Paleo

Comforting Creamy Broccoli Soup (omit ghee) by Stupid Easy Paleo

Cream of Mushroom Soup by Primal Palate

 

 

Porridge & N’Oatmeal

Warm Porridge with Berries & Lemon by Kate Jay for Autoimmune Paleo

Chai Spice & Pear N’Oatmeal by Eat Heal Thrive

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cereal by Eat Heal Thrive

Apple Cinnamon N’Orridge by Eat Heal Thrive

Cinnamon Coconut Crisp Cereal by Sweet Potatoes and Social Change

Cauli-Porridge with Rosemary Plum Compote by Healing Family Eats

Sweet Cinnamon Tigernut Granola by Beyond the Bite

Instant Oatmeal by Grazed & Enthused

 

Sausages & Bites
Fennel-Herbes de Provence Sausage by Eat Heal Thrive

Blueberry Bacon Breakfast Burgers by Adventures in Partaking

No-Fuss Sweet Potato & Apple Sausages by The Unskilled Cavewoman

Homemade “Bangers” (omit nutmeg) by The Paleo Mom

Lox & “Everything” Sweet Potatoes by Grazed & Enthused

Bacon-Wrapped Cinnamon Apples by Grazed & Enthused

Cranberry Fig Collagen Protein Bars by Grazed & Enthused

Breakfast Tostones with Fried Garlic Guacamole by Grazed & Enthused

Prosciutto Meatloaf Muffins with Fig Jam by Grazed & Enthused

AIP Breakfast Stack by Comfort Bites

Chicken & Bacon Bites with Green Onion and Sage by Meatified

Breakfast Sausage by Gutsy by Nature

Beef Breakfast Sausage by The Paleo Mom

American Style Breakfast Sausage by The Paleo Mom

 

 

Smoothies & Beverages
Pina Colada Smoothie Bowl by Grazed & Enthused for Autoimmune Paleo

Green Detox Smoothie by Kate Jay for Autoimmune Paleo

Collagen Berry Green Smoothie by Mickey Trescott for Autoimmune Paleo

Creamy Coconut Milk by Mickey Trescott for Autoimmune Paleo

Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Tea by Mickey Trescott for Autoimmune Paleo

Carrot Cake Shake by Eat Heal Thrive

“Chocolate” Protein Smoothie by He Won’t Know It’s Paleo

Creamy Carob Banana Smoothie by Joy Filled Nourishment

Strawberry-Banana Protein Smoothie by Joy Filled Nourishment

Raspberry Sunrise Breakfast Shake (replace almond milk with coconut milk) by PaleOMG

Matcha Jasmine Tea Latte by Sweet Treats

Spiced Apple Kombucha by Sweet Potatoes and Social Change

Blueberry Kale Collagen Shake by Healing Family Eats

Maple Pumpkin Collagen Shake by Healing Family Eats

Raspberry Turmeric Collagen Shake by Healing Family Eats

Turmeric Papaya and Orange Smoothie by Biohackers Recipes

Strawberry Peaches n’ Cream Smoothie by Grazed & Enthused

Orange Cream Healing Smoothie by Grazed & Enthused

Matcha Smoothie Bowl by Comfort Bites

Apple Pie Smoothie (use coconut milk) by PaleOMG

Mango Ginger Kale Green Smoothie by Minimalist Baker

Coconut Papaya Smoothie by Minimalist Baker

Creamy Pineapple Cucumber Smoothie by Minimalist Baker

Blood Orange Green Smoothie by Minimalist Baker

Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie (use coconut milk) by Minimalist Baker

Coconut Clementine Green Smoothie by Minimalist Baker

Cherry Limeade Smoothie (use coconut milk) by Minimalist Baker

Super Thick Coconut Yogurt by Oh She Glows

Island Blast Green Smoothie by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Cool Paleo Melon Mint Smoothie by Stupid Easy Paleo

 

Offal in the Morning

Pork and Chicken Liver Terrine with Spiced Apple Compote by Kate Jay for Autoimmune Paleo

Bacon Beef Liver Pate by Mickey Trescott for Autoimmune Paleo

Beef & Offal Burgers by Castaway Kitchen

Loaded Toast with Pate by Castaway Kitchen

Easy Pan-Fried Chicken Hearts by Comfort BitesSuperfood Sausages by Primal Palate

Paleo Flourless Lemon-Poppyseed Waffles (AIP version)

 

 

Mother’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I bet you’ve never heard someone say that before. Some people criticize it for being invented to boost the economy (it does cause us to spend several billion dollars a year in the U.S. alone on flowers!) or Hallmark sales. If that’s the case – GENIUS. Because we all need to be reminded how grateful we should be for the woman who has influenced us like no other person on this planet. And if that means spoiling her rotten even just one day a year, so be it.

 

Since this is my first Mother’s Day as a mommy to a human (fetus, soon to be air-breathing baby), I wanted to celebrate myself. I often look for excuses to celebrate myself. Nothing wrong with that, right? And my mother will be a thousand miles away so she will be receiving a sweet card and phone call until I can spoil her in person.I have been getting great use out of my Presto Belgian Waffle Maker.

 

I usually wake up two Sunday mornings a month feeling waffle-frisky and ready to put my Vitamix Professional Series 300 to the test with my rotting plantains. It’s an excellent way to avoid my internal desire to start each morning with exercise, which happens 5% of the time. I’ll make AIP waffles (been working on getting a non-gooey one after trying some other recipes that were way too gummy in the center), bacon, and broth-braised greens. Then I yell at my husband from downstairs that he needs to wake up so he can eat his waffles and bacon warm. So spoiled.

 

“I get to sleep in on Sunday mornings while my spouse cooks me bacon and homemade, shit-free waffles.” – A quote I will never get to say. It’s okay. He cleans the dust off the fans twice a year.

 

I really like that waffle maker because my waffles don’t often stick (an inherent problem with AIP waffles), it’s really easy to use and clean, and it reminds me of staying in Holiday Inns when I was little that had the Belgian Waffle station where I got to use my tiny 6-year-old biceps to flip a large industrial machine that would soon churn out noxiously sweet bread-y breakfast treats. My boyfriend in college (he sucked by the way, I hope he reads this) went to a different school that had a waffle maker in their cafeteria for unlimited use. We used to make waffles the sizes of our torsos every weekend morning, skip lunch, then eat “Pizza the Size of Your Face” (not my quote) for dinner. No wonder I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s less than a year later. Terrible relationship stress + gluten the size of my entire body = autoimmune disease.

 

Well, this went from an intended sweet post about Mother’s Day to something really un-sweet, so let’s reel it in. Make your Mommy waffles, bacon and vegetables this Mother’s Day (and every other weekend). Give her beautiful flowers – who cares if it’s expected? Flowers are nature, and nature makes people happy. Make your Mommy (or yourself happy) with waffles, bacon and flowers. The end.

 

These waffles are not gooey in the middle at all. In fact, they’re perfectly bread-like and fluffy throughout with a crispy crust that my family and friends love! If yours end up any other way, it’s likely your plantains were way too ripe (the starch had turned into sugar already – no good)! Err on the side of using less ripe plantains rather than too ripe plantains. You can always add a tablespoon of coconut or maple sugar, if the batter doesn’t taste sweet enough with this change.

 

Preventing Waffles from Sticking

  • Don’t be chintzy on the olive oil! Coat both sides of your waffle maker in all crevices very well with olive oil using a pastry brush (not a paper towel).

  • If you open your waffle maker and it seems like the waffle will stick and pull apart, gently release one side of the waffle with a fork without fully opening the waffle maker. Press each half into each other and no one will know the difference.

  • Waffle completely split in half despite your best efforts!? It happens to me sometimes too! Remove one half and fold it on top of itself like a sandwich. Do the same with the other half. Again, no one will know the difference other than you will be serving them two separate waffle halves!

 

Mmm… fluffy and crispy AIP waffles! I love these with stewed blueberries!

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Paleo Flourless Lemon Poppy Waffles

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:20 Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 3 large yellow plantains (minimal to moderate spotting okay)
  • 1/4 cup organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds (omit for AIP)
  • optional: food-grade lemon essential oil

Directions

  1. Peel and slice plantains. Place in a high-speed blender along with the remaining ingredients except the poppy seeds. Blend until smooth and scraping down the sides as needed. If you would like a stronger lemon taste, you can add a few drops of lemon oil.pan>

  2. Stir in the poppy seeds until well combined.pan>

  3. Pre-heat your waffle iron. Once heated, brush with additional olive oil on both sides of the waffle iron to prevent sticking.pan>

  4. Scoop about a heaping 2/3 cup of batter into center of waffle iron.pan>

  5. Cook in waffle iron for 5 minutes (timing really depends on your unit) until cooked through and bread-like in the center. Remove from waffle maker with a fork once the exterior is a crispy golden brown and pulls away easily from the iron. Transfer to a wire rack. You can keep them warm in a 275 degree oven while you cook the rest!pan>

  6. Repeat steps 3 through 5 until all batter is used up. See below for serving suggestions.pan>

85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts! + Sneak Preview Recipe!

The community of AIP bloggers has been sneaking around the past few months using their magical powers to create our new e-book 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts! Eileen from Phoenix Helix contacted us about the project, and we all jumped on board immediately because HELLO, breakfast is EVERYONE’S favorite meal of the day. And we greedily wanted new ideas for ourselves too! What did you grow up eating? Breakfast was the only meal where I’m embarrassed to say my mother failed us. Sorry, mum, I know you were busy worrying about lunch, snacks, dinner, soccer practices, and your own career! I don’t blame you for sending us off to school with a bowl of cereal, Pop Tarts, or my personal favorite creation: Sugar Toast. Yes, at age 6 years old, I would make my own breakfast and it looked like this: two pieces of fresh-baked white bread toasted and topped with butter and a sprinkle of white sugar AND brown sugar. Too funny. You see where my sweet tooth comes in right?


As an adult, breakfast means nutrition, energy, and mood control. It is still my favorite meal of the day, but now it’s almost always meat and veggies. But sometimes I still get that hankering from something sweet, carb-y, and bread-y in the morning! And on AIP – what do you do? You thank your lucky stars that the AIP community has done all the leg work. With this e-book, which you can get for only $12.95, you’re going to find 85 recipes divided into the 6 categories below. I also included some of my favorite recipes from the book below!

 

  • Beverages: Herbal Coffee, Vanilla, Cappuccino, Spiced Banana Collagen Shake, and more!
  • Bowls: 6 flavors of porridge including Apple, Pumpkin, and more! Biscuits & Gravy and even Sweet Potato Muffins in Bacon Bowls!
  • Skillets: Cinnamon Pork & Apple Skillet, Bison Bacon Pomegranate Skillet, and Sweet Potato Apple and Pancetta Hash, and more!
  • Soups: Greek Gyro Soup, Slow Cooker Breakfast Stew, Nourishing Whole Chicken Soup, and more!
  • Patties: Apple Pie Pork Patties, Turkey Breakfast Stack, Spicy Sausage Patties, and more!
  • Pancakes & more: Pumpkin Spice Pancakes, Silver Dollar Carob Pancakes, Cinnamon Crumb Cakes, Cinnamon Raisin Rolls, Fig & Citrus Hand Pies, and more!

 

GET YOUR COPY OF 85 AMAZING AIP BREAKFASTS!

 

 

To whet your whistle (although the above recipes already did I’m sure), I also wanted to share with you a recipe from the book for the Breakfast Stack by Jo from Comfort Bites.

AIP Breakfast Stack

4 servings

Ingredients

4 slices AIP-friendly bacon

1 pound ground turkey

1 medium zucchini, grated coarsely

1/4 teaspoon dried sage

couple of pinches of salt

coconut oil (if needed)

4 large flat mushrooms, stalks removed

2 medium avocados, stone and skin removed

juice of one small lemon

rocket or watercress leaves

Directions

1. Fry bacon in a large, dry skillet over medium heat until crispy. Set bacon aside. Leave fat in pan.

2. In a bowl, blend the turkey, zucchini, sage and a pinch of salt. Form into 6 patties. Refrigerate 2 for a snack later; cook 4 now.

3. If there’s not enough bacon fat in the skillet, add a little coconut oil. Cook patties 5-6 minutes per side. Check they are fully cooked throughout and then remove from pan and set aside.

4. Add mushrooms to skillet along with a splash of water. Cook a few minutes each side, until they turn golden. Turn off the heat.

5. Quickly mash the avocado flesh together with a pinch of salt and the lemon juice.

6. To assemble: place the upturned mushroom on a plate and arrange a small tangle of the watercress or rocket leaves on top. Place the turkey and zucchini patty on top of that and finish with a spoonful of guacamole and a slice of bacon. Eat while hot.