Healthy Breakfast Bowl - Paleo Gluten Free Breakfast Recipe without Eggs (2024)

This healthy Breakfast Bowl is a rich and filling mixture of dried fruit, apples, raw nuts, coconut and other good for you ingredients. It makes a great alternative when you are tired of the eggs if you have been following a whole foods eating plan like Paleo or other high protein plans.Healthy Breakfast Bowl - Paleo Gluten Free Breakfast Recipe without Eggs (1)

A real plus is that this recipe is one of my 30 minute meals, ready in FAR less than 30 minutes too!

Are you egged out?

Many of the high protein eating plans rely heavily on eating eggs in the morning. They are full of nutrients and filling but can get tiring after a while if you eat them daily.

Are you trying to follow a whole foods or high protein dietbut seem toget “egged out” forbreakfast? I love eggs as much as the next person but sometimes I just want a warm bowl of something without eggs. Can you relate?Healthy Breakfast Bowl - Paleo Gluten Free Breakfast Recipe without Eggs (2)

It’s time to try this HealthyBreakfast Bowl. (And for another tasty and quick recipe without eggs, be sure to check out my Apple and Coconut breakfast bowl, as well.)

Since all forms of added sugar are a “no no” on an eating plan designed to reduce inflammation, dried fruit and the natural sweetness of apples and bananas add some sweetness.Healthy Breakfast Bowl - Paleo Gluten Free Breakfast Recipe without Eggs (3)

The protein comes in the form of raw nuts (I used filberts, hazel nuts and cashews in my breakfast bowl.) And coconut milk gives the bowl a nice creamy consistency.

Making this Healthy Breakfast Bowl only takes about 15 minutes!

This alternative to eating eggs in the morning makes a nice change and gives you the feeling of having cereal again, which is something I have really missed.

You’ll need the following ingredients:

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  • coconut oil
  • apples
  • coconut milk
  • raw nuts (I used filberts, hazelnuts and cashews)
  • unsweetened dry fruit. (I chose plums, figs and apricots, plus some unsweetened banana slices)
  • sea salt
  • nutmeg and cinnamon
  • unsweetened coconut

Making the breakfast bowl

Start by heating some coconut oil in a non stick frying pan and cooking the apples and nuts, until the apples are tender and the nuts are just starting to brown. Add some coconut milk and cook for a minute or so.Healthy Breakfast Bowl - Paleo Gluten Free Breakfast Recipe without Eggs (5)

Stir in the shredded coconut milk and spices and then add the dried fruit. Mix well and lower the heat and cook about 3 minutes covered. ( Don’t cook too long. You want the nuts to still have some crunch.)Healthy Breakfast Bowl - Paleo Gluten Free Breakfast Recipe without Eggs (6)

Top with a sliced banana and a few raw almonds and drizzle with some melted coconut butter. (This stuff is amazing right out of the jar or drizzled on fruit, too.)Healthy Breakfast Bowl - Paleo Gluten Free Breakfast Recipe without Eggs (7)

If you want a creamier porridge style mixture, add in a bit of unsweetened coconut milk.Healthy Breakfast Bowl - Paleo Gluten Free Breakfast Recipe without Eggs (8)

This Paleo breakfast bowl has the sweetness of the dried fruit, crunch from the nuts and creaminess from the coconut milk. It is hearty and filling and tastes great.

Best of all, this high protein breakfast makes a nice change from eggs for breakfast every day.Healthy Breakfast Bowl - Paleo Gluten Free Breakfast Recipe without Eggs (9)

One bite and you’ll be hooked. And getting it on the table in 15 minutes? Who can complain about that?Healthy Breakfast Bowl - Paleo Gluten Free Breakfast Recipe without Eggs (10)

This recipe serves 2 and works out to about 483 calories for each serving. It fits a Food Freedom plan, is Paleo, clean eating and gluten free.

Although it is made with all Whole30 ingredients, it is still a rather sweet breakfast which can be a problem for those who are trying to not eat sweet items.

A note on the Whole30 plan

All of these ingredients are Whole30 compliant. However, the plan has a specific requirement for the template of a meal for protein, vegetables, etc. It requires 1/2-3/4 veggies, protein and a plated fat.Healthy Breakfast Bowl - Paleo Gluten Free Breakfast Recipe without Eggs (11)

It also requires that the consumption of fruit be kept to 1-2 servings a day in order to control the “sugar dragon.”

I have done the Whole30 plan twice and found that eliminating foods that tend to make inflammation a problem in the body was a real help for my arthritis.

However, since this breakfast is sweet, when I ate this bowl for breakfast, I make sure not to eat fruit for the rest of the day and I used it sparingly during the month.

The extra sweetness would seem to disqualify it from being totally Whole30 compliant if you are trying to follow this plan exactly as written.

Other Gluten free Breakfast ideas

For more clean eating recipes, try these recipes:

Pin this Healthy Breakfast bowl for later

Would you like a reminder of this Paleo breakfast bowl? Just pin this image to one of your healthy cooking boards on Pinterest.Healthy Breakfast Bowl - Paleo Gluten Free Breakfast Recipe without Eggs (12)

Admin note: This post first appeared on the blog in April of 2017. I have updated the post to add new images, a printable recipe card and a video for you to enjoy. I have also updated the post with additional Whole30 info and nutritional information.

Yield: 2

Whole30 Breakfast Bowl - Paleo Gluten Free and Vegan

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This healthy breakfast bowl comes together in just minutes and fits into a Vegan, Paleo and Gluten Free Diet plan.

Prep Time5 minutes

Cook Time10 minutes

Total Time15 minutes



  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 2 small apples, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup of full fat coconut milk (lite also works and will lighten the fat and calories slightly)
  • 1/2 cup of roughly chopped raw nuts (I used filberts, hazelnuts and cashews)
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened dry fruit. (I chose plums, figs and apricots, plus some unsweetened banana slices)
  • 1/4 tsp of sea salt
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp of shredded unsweetened coconut


  • Sliced bananas
  • A few almonds
  • Heated coconut butter


Heat the coconut oil in a non stick pan and cook the apples and nuts for a minute or so until the apples soften and the nuts start to brown.

Stir in the coconut milk and mix well.

Add the shredded coconut and spices and stir in the dried fruit. Cover and cook for about 3 minutes until the mixture is thick and creamy and some of the coconut milk is reduced. Don't cook too long, since you want the nuts to still have a bit of crunch.

Top with sliced bananas, a few almonds and some melted coconut butter.

Serve imediately


A note on the Whole30 plan

This breakfast bowl uses strictly Whole30 compliant ingredients.

However there is more to the plan than just the ingredients. They like to keep the fruit to just 2 servings a day and not have recipes feed the "sugar dragon."

The extra sweetness would seem to disqualify it from being totally Whole30 compliant if you are trying to follow this plan exactly as written but I will leave it to you to decide whether your will call it Whole30 or not.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 bowlq

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 482.6Total Fat: 19.6gSaturated Fat: 15.4gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0.0mgSodium: 321.3mgCarbohydrates: 72.2gFiber: 4.1gSugar: 20.3gProtein: 6.4g

Healthy Breakfast Bowl - Paleo Gluten Free Breakfast Recipe without Eggs (2024)


Can you do paleo without eggs? ›

Many people prefer grass-fed meats, pastured eggs, and organic produce while following a paleo diet. However, this is not required. Eat whole, unprocessed foods like meat, seafood, eggs, veggies, fruits, potatoes, nuts, healthy fats, and spices while on the paleo diet.

What is a healthy breakfast if you don't like eggs? ›

But there are plenty of breakfast recipes we all know and love that are naturally egg-free, like overnight oats, smoothies, and flaky biscuits. Other recipes rely on protein-rich ingredients, like tofu or quinoa, for a satisfying alternative to eggs.

How can I get protein for breakfast without eggs? ›

Egg-free high protein oatmeal recipes
  1. Overnight Oats with Protein Powder. ...
  2. Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats. ...
  3. Chocolate Cherry Overnight Oats. ...
  4. Overnight Protein Oats with Blueberries. ...
  5. Biscoff Overnight Oats. ...
  6. White Chocolate Raspberry Overnight Oats. ...
  7. Creamy Mushroom Smashed Avocado Toast. ...
  8. Country Breakfast Sausage.
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What should I eat for breakfast to lose weight without eggs? ›

7 Ideas for a Healthy Breakfast for Weight Loss Without Eggs
  • Strawberry, Almond Butter, and Oatmeal Breakfast Parfait. ...
  • Caprese and Smashed Avocado Toast. ...
  • Whole Grain Peanut Butter and Fruit Toast. ...
  • Overnight Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats: No Sugar Added. ...
  • Berry and Chia Yogurt Parfait.
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What is a paleo substitute for eggs? ›

Chia seeds: 1 tablespoon of chia + 3 tablespoons of water, mixed well and allowed to sit for 10 minutes to form a gel. (If you don't want to see little seeds in your recipe, grind the chia seeds down before adding the water). Chia doesn't really have a flavour and can be used in savoury or sweet recipes.

What is a paleo egg substitute? ›

14 AIP Egg Substitutes
  • 1.Gelatin Egg – 1 tbsp of gelatin whisked with 3 tbsp of hot water until frothy. ...
  • Agar Egg – similar to the gelatin egg, this is a Vegan/Vegetarian replacement made from seaweed. ...
  • Mashed Banana – 1/4 cup mashed very ripe banana, which typically is around 1 banana, works well in a lot of baked goods.

What can I replace eggs with in my diet? ›

Both yogurt and buttermilk are good substitutes for eggs. It's best to use plain yogurt, as flavored and sweetened varieties may alter the flavor of your recipe. You can use 1/4 cup (60 g) of yogurt or buttermilk for each egg that needs to be replaced. This substitution works best for muffins, cakes, and cupcakes.

What can I eat for breakfast that is not eggs? ›

Oatmeal: A classic breakfast option, oatmeal can be topped with fruits, nuts, seeds, and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup for added flavor. Smoothie Bowl: Blend together your favorite fruits and vegetables with yogurt or plant-based milk to create a delicious and filling smoothie bowl.

What can replace eggs in a meal? ›

Blakeslee recommends using two ounces of extra-firm tofu to replace one boiled egg. If a recipe utilizes eggs to hold ingredients together, Blakeslee suggests using one tablespoon of chia seeds or ground flax seeds mixed with three tablespoons of water to replace one egg.

What can I eat for breakfast if I can't have dairy or eggs? ›

Best dairy-free breakfast recipes
  • Vegan overnight oats. All it takes is 10 minutes and four ingredients to make these vegan overnight oats. ...
  • Coconut overnight oats. ...
  • Shakshuka. ...
  • Mocha porridge. ...
  • Vegan porridge with chocolate, coconut and raspberries. ...
  • Vegan french toast. ...
  • Vegan smoothie bowls. ...
  • No-bake breakfast bars.

What is a source of protein instead of eggs? ›

Wondering what could be the possible superfoods which include the protein magic ? We know, an egg nutrition comprises mainly about 7 grams of high quality protein but at the same time there are many types of protein; paneer, tofu, pulses and fruits which can be great substitutes for that one egg too.

What fruits are high in protein? ›

5 Higher-Protein Fruits
  • Guava. Protein count: 4.2 grams in 1 cup. ...
  • Jackfruit. Protein count: 2.6 grams in 1 cup. ...
  • Blackberries. Protein count: 2.1 grams in 1 cup. ...
  • Avocado. Protein count: 1.5 grams in half of an avocado. ...
  • Pomegranate Arils. Protein count: 1.5 grams in ½ cup.
Apr 10, 2024

What is the best breakfast for losing belly fat? ›

  • Jul 16, 2023. BY: ET Online. ...
  • Yogurt. Greek yoghurt is a fantastic breakfast choice for weight loss because it is high in protein and low in calories. ...
  • Eggs. Eggs are abundant in vital vitamins and minerals, as well as high in protein. ...
  • Oatmeal. ...
  • Smoothies. ...
  • Nuts and nut butter. ...
  • Avocado toast. ...
  • ​​Fruit salad​
Jul 16, 2023

What is the healthiest thing you can eat for breakfast? ›

The healthiest breakfast foods include a protein, healthy fat and source of carbohydrates, according to Smolen. For a healthy breakfast, consider eating foods like oatmeal with nut butter, avocado toast with an egg, chia seed pudding or a greek yogurt parfait with nuts and berries.

What is a high protein breakfast to lose belly fat? ›

Here are a few examples of high-protein breakfasts that can help you lose weight: Scrambled eggs: with veggies, fried in coconut oil or olive oil. An omelette: with cottage cheese and spinach (my personal favorite). Stir-fried tofu: with kale and dairy-free cheese.

What can I substitute for no eggs? ›

Egg replacers
  1. Vinegar & baking soda. Replace 1 egg with: 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 tablespoon vinegar. ...
  2. Unsweetened applesauce. Replace 1 egg with: 1/4 cup applesauce. ...
  3. Plain or vanilla soy yogurt. Replace 1 egg with: 1/4 cup yogurt. ...
  4. Silken tofu. ...
  5. Ripe banana. ...
  6. Ground flaxseed.

What if I can't eat eggs? ›

People should speak to a doctor if they suspect they have an egg intolerance. Their doctor may recommend tests or an elimination diet to find out if eggs or other foods are causing digestive problems. Digestive problems such as bloating, stomach cramps, or diarrhea can be a sign of other health problems.

What to eat if I can't eat eggs? ›

Replace whole eggs in baking
Banana½ mashed ripe banana equals one chicken egg.
Apple puree and applesauce3 Tbsp equal 1 chicken egg.
Flaxseed eggs1 tsp ground flaxseed and 3 tsp water replace 1 egg.
Chia eggs1 tsp ground chia seeds and 3 tsp water replace 1 medium egg. For large eggs, multiply by 1.5.
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