We’ve rounded up the most delicious and blood sugar friendly diabetes breakfast recipes, we know you’re going to love!
Diabetes breakfast recipes come in all different categories: low carb, high protein, casseroles, smoothies, etc. As a registered dietitian living with diabetes myself, I love having all different kinds of breakfast recipe options.
What to look for in diabetes breakfast recipes
A diabetes friendly breakfast recipe should have the following qualities:
For more details on what to include in your morning breakfast, as well as some of my favorite quick breakfast product options, check out Healthy Diabetes Breakfast Ideas & Dietitian Recommended Products.
What breakfast foods stabilize blood sugar
There’s so many different options when it comes to breakfast foods. Some of my favorites to include in diabetes breakfast recipes to help stabilize blood sugars include:
- Whole grain bread
- Nut butter
- Low sugar granola
- Unsweetened almond milk
- Cottage cheese
- Low sugar yogurt
- Non-starchy veggies
Breakfast recipes for diabetes
If you prefer to meal prep or fix breakfast the morning of, try some of these great recipes for diabetes breakfast ideas! You’ll find 15 different recipes all perfect for someone with diabetes.
Diabetes breakfast recipes low carb
These breakfasts offer a delicious low carb start to your day.
1. Veggie, Black Bean, & Egg Quesadilla
Veggie, Black Bean & Egg Quesadilla
This recipe is so fun to make and uses that viral quesadilla folding hack from a few years ago. The crunch of the tortilla and flavors all work so well together. This recipe contains 20g protein and 7g fiber.
2. Copycat Baked Starbucks Bacon Egg Bites
Copycat Baked Starbucks Bacon Egg Bites
These are one of the most popular recipes on my website! I usually double the recipe and meal prep them for the week ahead. Each egg bite contains 12g protein.
3. Colorful Mediterranean Omelette with Feta
Colorful Mediterranean Omelette with Feta
I absolutely love a good fluffy omelette. They provide the perfect way to add some veggies into your morning routine like we do in this Mediterranean omelette. Each omelette has 36g protein.
High protein diabetes breakfast recipes
Protein is critical to a diabetes friendly breakfast. Each of these recipes provides 20g protein (or more) per serving.
4. Diabetes-Friendly Sourdough French Toast
Diabetes-Friendly Sourdough French Toast
Who doesn’t love French toast?? This recipe contains 20g protein per serving. I like serving it with peanut butter and thawed frozen berries.
5. Peaches & Cream Parfaits with Maple Bacon Crumbles
Peaches & Cream Parfaits with Maple Bacon CrumblesView Recipe
This recipe is possibly one of my favorite breakfast recipes of all time. The flavors and textures work quite well together. And, each parfait packs 22g protein.
6. Peanut Butter & Banana Protein Overnight Oats with Kefir
Peanut Butter & Banana Protein Overnight Oats with Kefir
These overnight oats make the perfect blood sugar friendly breakfast. And, each bowl provides 21g protein without relying on protein powder.
Diabetes breakfast casseroles
I love breakfast casseroles! Prep one ahead of time on the weekend and you’ve got an easy and simple breakfast ready to go for the whole week.
7. Raspberry Macadamia Nut Overnight French Toast Casserole
I love this recipe for it’s fun colors and delicious taste. We use coconut cream as an alternative to sweetened condensed milk. It provides less sugar but even more flavor.
8. Caramelized Onion, Apple, and Sweet Potato Overnight Breakfast Bake
Caramelized Onion, Apple, and Sweet Potato Overnight Breakfast BakeView Recipe
This breakfast casserole is perfect for a brisk fall or winter morning. The flavors and textures are great and it’s easy to prepare. Each serving has 27g carbohydrate and 18.5g protein.
9. Sweet Potato Blueberry Sausage Frittata
Sweet Potato Blueberry Sausage FrittataView Recipe
When you think of foods to combine for breakfast, you may not immediately think of sweet potatoes and blueberries. But, I promise you’re going to love this recipe. It’s delicious, blood sugar friendly, low carb, and high in protein.
Diabetes breakfast pastries, baked goods, and oatmeal
Baking is one of my favorite things to do in the kitchen. It’s super easy to whip up some blood sugar friendly baked goods to have on hand for breakfast.
10. Gluten-Free Blueberry Zucchini Muffins
Gluten-Free Blueberry Zucchini Muffins
The texture of these muffins is absolutely perfect. Each one packs 6g protein and 3g fiber.
11. Almond Flour Banana Bread with sprinkles
Almond Flour Banana Bread with Sprinkles
Sprinkles just make everything more fun. And, my blood sugars do so well with this recipe! A lot of the time, I double the recipe and make muffins that freeze really well.
12. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Breakfast Bars
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Breakfast Bars
This recipe is perfect for kids that need a nutrient dense breakfast option. Each bar has 5g protein and 4g fiber.
13. Easy Gluten-Free Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Easy Gluten-Free Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
These pancakes use one of my favorite ways to add flavor and sweetness without adding sugar: lemon zest! Serve them with nut butter and extra ricotta for the perfect breakfast!
14. Microwavable Chia Seed Almond Milk Oatmeal
Warm Chia Seed Oatmeal
Chia seeds are an excellent way to add more fiber to your day. Each serving of this oatmeal recipe has 18g fiber! (Note: if you’re not used to consuming larger amounts of fiber, start with a smaller amount of chia seeds and work your way up.)
Diabetes breakfast recipes for smoothies
If you’re looking for delicious smoothie recipes that won’t spike your blood sugar, make sure to check out my post all about blood sugar friendly smoothies!
15. Blood Sugar Friendly Spirulina Smoothie
Blood Sugar Friendly Spirulina Smoothie
This is my favorite smoothie recipe with added blood sugar benefits. It has a super fun color reminds me of the perfect blueberry banana combo. Each smoothie has 10g fiber and 7g protein.
More diabetes breakfast recipes
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