Carnivore Breakfast Muffins (with 5 Keto Variations)

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Zero-fiber carnivore breakfast muffins are made entirely from animal-based ingredients. This easy dairy-free breakfast idea is great for meal prep. The process is as easy as combining eggs with browned ground beef, adding a pinch of salt, and baking in the oven until done!

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No Carb Breakfast Muffins

Carnivore diet recipes are the best way to keep your carbs ultra-low. Made entirely from animal-based ingredients, these recipes are 100% carnivore diet approved and great for keto, low carb, and other wellness diets.

Do you need more meal ideas? Try these 30 Easy Carnivore Diet Meal Ideas.

Quick and Easy Meal Prep

Ground beef is an essential staple in my meal prep routine. It’s easy to work with, widely available, and budget-friendly.

You can find more meal prep ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in my collection of Carnivore Ground Beef Recipes.

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Of course, feel free to mix and match other ground meat on hand. Substitute ground beef with ground pork or sausage, ground bison, or whatever else you might have around.

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Keto Egg Muffins

Many people do well with animal-based keto carnivore recipes

Since not everyone reading this is post needs to be a strict carnivore, I included 5 carnivore keto variations you can make also. These are just some of the keto breakfast ideas you can try.

Instead of adding ground beef to the eggs and salt, mix in one of the following combinations. Then bake delicious breakfast egg muffins.

BACON CHEDDAR (also carnivore)

  • 1 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

HAM AND CHEDDAR

  • 1 cup chopped cooked ham
  • ⅔ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

BUFFALO CHICKEN

  • 1 cup chopped or shredded cooked chicken
  • ⅓ cup Buffalo Sauce
  • ⅓ cup chopped green onions

BROCCOLI CHEDDAR

  • 1 ½ cups steamed and chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp garlic powder

JALAPENO POPPER

  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ⅓ cup softened cream cheese
  • 4 de-seeded and chopped jalapeño peppers
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
how to make carnivore breakfast muffins

How to Make Carnivore Muffins

If it works for your schedule, making breakfast muffins once or twice a week is a great way to meal prep a quick grab and go breakfast ahead of time.

These muffins freeze well so you can bake a double batch and store leftovers in a freezer-safe bag. Thaw them overnight in the fridge and eat cold or reheat in the oven before serving.

Ingredients

Here’s what you need:

  • Eggs
  • Ground beef
  • Salt

There are just 3 simple ingredients for the base recipe.

Check the list above for variations.

carnivore breakfast with ground beef

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

Lightly grease a standard size muffin tin. Anything soft like butter, lard, duck fat will work. I recommend extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil if you use keto-friendly plant-based oil.

Lightly brown the meat in a skillet over medium heat. Since the meat will continue cooking in the oven, I move it around on the pan for 5 minutes or so until it begins to brown. This helps avoid overcooking. If making a keto variation, skip to the next step.

Whisk eggs in a large bowl. Add meat (or ingredients for your variation of choice) and salt. Stir to combine.

Divide the mixture evenly into the muffin tins. You’ll notice the meat sinks to the bottom, so use a spoon to scoop it into the 12 wells. Pour the whisked egg over and fill ¾ full. Bake for 20 minutes until eggs set.

Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Release by running a knife around the edge of each muffin. They should pop out easily. Arrange on a wire rack and continue cooling or serve immediately. 

Enjoy leftovers cold or reheat in the oven before serving.

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More Carnivore Diet Breakfast Ideas

The Carnivore Cookbook

In addition to these recipes, you will find even more in The Carnivore Cookbook!

With 100+ strict carnivore recipes, you’ll never be bored with animal foods!

Try all these delicious carnivore breakfasts!

Carnivore Breakfast Casserole 

Hidden Liver Muffins

Carnivore Breakfast Sandwich

Savory Keto Carnivore Waffles

Carnivore Chaffles

Carnivore Meatloaf Muffin

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Carnivore Breakfast Muffins (with 5 Keto Variations)

Jessica Haggard
Zero-fiber carnivore breakfast muffins are made entirely from animal-based ingredients. This easy dairy-free breakfast idea is great for meal prep. The process is as easy as combining eggs with browned ground beef, adding a pinch of salt and baking in the oven until done!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 305 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Lightly grease a standard size muffin tin.
  • Brown the meat in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Whisk eggs in a large bowl. Add meat and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Divide the mixture evenly into the muffin tins. Fill each well ¾ full. Bake for 20 minutes until eggs set.
  • Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Release by running a knife around the edge of each muffin. Pop out and continue cooling on a wire rack or serve. Enjoy leftovers cold or reheat in the oven before serving.

Notes

Substitute the ground beef with any of the following for family-friendly keto variations:
BACON CHEDDAR (also carnivore)
  • 1 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
HAM AND CHEDDAR
  • 1 cup chopped cooked ham
  • ⅔ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
BUFFALO CHICKEN
  • 1 cup chopped or shredded cooked chicken
  • ⅓ cup Buffalo Sauce
  • ⅓ cup chopped green onions
BROCCOLI CHEDDAR
  • 1 ½ cups steamed and chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
JALAPENO POPPER
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ⅓ cup softened cream cheese
  • 4 de-seeded and chopped jalapeño peppers
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder

Nutrition & Macros

Serving: 3muffinsCalories: 305kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 24gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 459mgSodium: 779mgPotassium: 308mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 608IUCalcium: 74mgIron: 3mg

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Meet Jessica Haggard

Jessica Haggard is the creator of Primal Edge Health, where she shares simple, nourishing low-carb, keto and carnivore diet recipes.

She has photographed and authored two best selling ketogenic cookbooks, The Ketogenic Edge Cookbook and The Carnivore CookbookLearn more about Jessica…

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