Breakfast is one of the hardest meals to alter when it comes to different diet and lifestyle routines. In the case of low-carb diets, it is even more difficult to alter common foods to fit the diet. This is primarily due to the large number of breakfast foods containing breads and carbs of some kind that are combined with sugars and syrups. If you are facing the issue of converting breakfast foods to your low-carb diet, or finding the time to even make the recipes you do find, then consider these slow cooker low-carb breakfast ideas.
Bacon and Cheese Quiche
Quiche is one of those breakfast dishes that brings to mind a bit of indulgence. It is something that most people have on Sunday mornings during a brunch. You can have these indulgence in your slow cooker in the form of a low-carb bacon and cheese quiche. The recipe, like many slow cooker and crockpot options, is easy. For a full slow cooker, you will need at least 10 slices of bacon, 10 eggs, some heavy cream, sharp cheddar cheese, butter, spinach, chopped onion, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix the ingredients, minus the bacon, and put into the slow cooker. Top the mix with the bacon slices. Cook for 4 hours on low or 2 hours on high.
Granola is a common breakfast for many people. This is especially true if you want to get in your protein and your fiber for the day without overloading on carbs. If you aren’t sold on a low-carb option in the store, then maybe this slow cooker version will grab you. You will need 2 cups of mixed nuts. Go for non-tin nuts. Things like pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, and almonds are best for this. You can also buy the smaller bags since you will only be needing 2 cups total. Next you will need 2 cups of seeds. Sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds are ideal. Mix the nuts with coconut oil, vanilla extract, unsweetened shredded coconut, stevia, cinnamon, and salt. Mix everything and cook in the slow cooker for 2 hours on high or until toasted. Place on a cookie sheet to dry for at least one hour. Serve with milk or low-carb Greek yogurt.
Low-Carb Egg Muffins
Sometimes you just need something that is an on the go grab and eat type of food. You may be thinking that this will rule out the slow cooker. It doesn’t. There is a great way to get an on the go breakfast that is low-carb and in a slow cooker. Low-carb egg muffins use eggs, cheese, spinach, and sausage. Mix the ingredients together and put inside the slow cooker. Cook for 2 hours on high or 4 hours on low. You can cut muffin sized rounds out while they are still in the slow cooker, or you can line the slow cooker with a slow cooker liner for easy removal and muffin cutting.
These are just three of the go to slow cooker low-carb breakfast ideas you can use on your new diet. Keep in mind, these are designed with getting a protein boost in mind. If you are interested in other options for your breakfast, such as getting a boost of vegetables or fruits, play around with these options to fit your low-carb needs and tastes.