Easy Keto Recipes | Delicious Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Redefine the art of low-carb cooking with keto recipes that help fuel your journey towards healthy eating.

Medically reviewed by Samantha Blanton, RDN
Written by Aparna Mallampalli, BEd, MSc (Microbiology), Diploma In Nutrition
Edited by Arshiya Syeda, BA (Literature & Psychology), PG Dip
Fact-checked by Himanshi Mahajan, BSc (Life Sciences), Certified Health & Nutrition Life Coach  • 

Several case studies and happy testimonials attest to the success of the keto diet, and it has been lauded by many. However, finding the perfect keto diet recipes might be a challenge as they have a few ingredients restrictions. Often, you may become bored making the same dishes over and over again. However, that is no longer a concern. This article will give you plenty of healthy keto recipes that you can easily prepare. Scroll down and take a look.

Keto Diet Recipes

Keto Breakfast Recipes

1. Coconut Cake

Keto coconut cake for breakfast
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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • ¼ tablespoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 teaspoons coconut oil

How To Prepare

  1. Pour 2 eggs in a bowl and beat them well.
  2. In another bowl, add 1 cup of desiccated coconut, salt, and baking soda. Mix well.
  3. Add 4 tablespoons of coconut oil and mix further.
  4. Add the desiccated coconut mixture into the egg mixture and mix well.
  5. This is the batter. Apply coconut oil to the tray and pour the batter into it.
  6. Steam for 15 minutes and serve hot.
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In 1921, Russell Wilder was the first to use the ketogenic diet for treating epilepsy. He also came up with the term “ketogenic diet (1).”

2. Almond Pancakes

Keto almond pancakes for breakfast
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Ingredients

  • 200 grams almond flour
  • ¼ cup erythritol, granulated
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ⅓ cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon clarified butter
  • 3 teaspoons sugar-free maple syrup

How To Prepare

  1. In a big bowl, add almond flavor, granulated erythritol, baking powder, and vanilla essence. Mix properly.
  2. Add unsweetened almond milk, unsalted butter, and eggs to this mixture. Beat slowly.
  3. The batter will attain a thick consistency after about 15 minutes of beating.
  4. Heat a pan on medium flame. Add 1 teaspoon of clarified butter to the pan and spread the batter over it.
  5. Cover with a lid for 5 minutes and flip the pancake gently. Repeat the process on the other side.
  6. Pile 5 to 6 pancakes and add the maple syrup.
  7. You can garnish these pancakes with chopped almonds.

3. Keto Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

Keto chocolate avocado smoothie for breakfast
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Ingredients

  • 1 small avocado
  • 2 scoops chocolate collagen protein
  • 3 teaspoons chia seeds
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk

How To Prepare

  1. Add the peeled avocado, chocolate collagen protein, chia seeds,  and cinnamon to a mixer jar.
  2. Add the vanilla essence and unsweetened almond milk. Blend all the ingredients into a smooth paste.
  3. Transfer the smoothie into a glass tumbler and sprinkle some protein powder.
  4. Your keto chocolate avocado smoothie is ready to serve.
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Most fruits are high-carb fruits that may not go well with the keto diet. However, low-sugar berries belong to the acceptable category.

4. Coconut cereal

Keto coconut cereal for breakfast
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ½  tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ⅓ cup melted coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon butter

How To Prepare

  1. Add unsweetened coconut flakes, unsweetened shredded coconut ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence, and ⅓ cup of melted coconut oil.
  2. Mix all ingredients with a spoon.
  3. Add this mixture to a baking sheet and spread the mixture all over the sheet.
  4. Put this in the oven and bake at 150oC/300oF for 25 to 35 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven, mix it, and store it in a container. It can be stored for 2 to 3 days in an airtight container.
  6. You can take it as a regular breakfast cereal. Add a cup of milk and butter to each serving.

5. Keto Broccoli Omelette

Keto broccoli omelet for breakfast
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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups broccoli
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 small tomato
  • ½ teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter

How To Prepare

  1. Soak broccoli in hot water. Add ½ a teaspoon of turmeric and ½ a teaspoon of salt and quickly mix with a spoon.
  2. Close the lid and allow it to soak for 10 minutes. Wash and drain after 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Steam cook the soaked and drained broccoli for 10 minutes on medium heat.
  4. After the broccoli is half-cooked, allow it to cool for 5 to 7 mins at room temperature.
  5. Add 2 eggs in another bowl and beat to get a fluffy mixture.
  6. Add pepper powder, chili flakes, salt, oregano, garlic powder to this. Mix the ingredients.
  7. Add the broccoli pieces. Combine the egg mixture and broccoli.
  8. Add 1 teaspoon of oil and1 teaspoon of butter to a pan.
  9. Add the chopped onion pieces and allow them to cook for 2 minutes on medium heat. Add tomatoes to it.
  10. Sauté for a minute on medium heat. Don’t mash the tomatoes. Spread the sautéed onion and tomato evenly.
  11. Add the egg broccoli mixture to this. Spread the broccoli evenly all over.
  12. Close the lid and allow it to cook for 2 minutes on medium heat.
  13. Flip the omelet and cook on the other side for 2 minutes.

A study on the relation between ketogenic diets and chronic disease that included 6,499 participants revealed that low-carbohydrate diets resulted in “small weight loss” compared to low-fat diets. However, very low-carbohydrate diets may increase LDL-C levels, impact kidney health, and raise the risk of neural tube defects in pregnancy.

Keto Dessert Recipes

1. Keto Brownies

Keto brownies for dessert
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium avocado
  • ½ cup erythritol/stevia
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 teaspoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 eggs

How To Prepare

  1. Preheat oven to 350o Cover a pan with parchment paper and keep it aside.
  2. In a food processor, add avocado, erythritol/stevia blend, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, melted butter, vanilla extract, almond butter and, eggs. Blend together until smooth, for about 2 minutes.
  3. Transfer the batter to the loaf pan covered with parchment paper.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes or until the edges begin to separate from the sides.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Slice into squares. These can be stored for 2 days in the refrigerator.

2. Almond Pudding

Almond pudding keto dessert
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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons almond meal/flour
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon clarified butter
  • 1 tablespoon cashew pieces
  • 8 to 10 strands saffron
  • 1 to 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons erythritol
  • 3 drops stevia

How To Prepare

  1. Add clarified butter to a pan. Let it melt for 30 seconds.
  2. Add almond flour and fry for a minute.
  3. Add chopped cashew pieces and toast them. Add the saffron strands. Add half a cup of water once the strands turn slightly brown. Let the almond flour soak and plump up. Drain the excess water slowly
  4. Once slightly dry, add the erythritol and vanilla essence. Mix well.
  5. Turn off the flame as the clarified butter starts to separate. Add 3 drops of stevia.
  6. Transfer it to a bowl and top with crushed almonds.

3. Creamy Coconut Bites

Creamy coconut bites keto dessert
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Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons clarified butter
  • 2 cups dry shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup erythritol
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon stevia

How To Prepare

  1. Heat clarified butter in a non-stick pan, add sliced almonds, and fry them slightly.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and add dry shredded coconut and toast it with almonds till golden.
  3. Move the coconut mixture to one side of the pan. On the other side, add the whipping cream, cardamom powder, and erythritol. Mix well. Add stevia, mix well, and allow to melt.
  4. Fry till clarified butter separates, for about 4 to 5 minutes. Turn off the flame.
  5. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and transfer this mixture to the tray.
  6. Spread the mixture evenly and put the tray in the refrigerator for about 1 to 2 hours.
  7. Take the tray out and cut it into squares.

4. Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Peanut butter ice cream keto dessert
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • A pinch of kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts

How To Prepare

  1. Add the peanut butter to a large bowl and whisk it smoothly.
  2. Add the whipping cream, salt, and sugar. Beat into a fine paste.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and mix properly.
  4. Transfer this mixture to a glass or plastic container and freeze for 6 to 7 hours.
  5. Garnish with roasted peanuts before serving.

5. Keto Panna Cotta With Strawberry Sauce

Keto panna cotta with strawberry sauce dessert
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Ingredients

  • ⅔ cup cold water
  • ½ tablespoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 ¾ cup whipping cream
  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon swerve
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 10 ½ tablespoons full-fat sour cream
  • 1 ½ cups strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons brown swerve

How To Prepare

  1. Add ⅔ cups of cold water into a pan. Sprinkle gelatin over it and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
  2. Place the pan over medium-low heat and allow the gelatin to melt. Allow it to steam for 4 to 5 minutes. Do not boil.
  3. Now add the whipping cream and swerve and let it simmer for about 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Add vanilla bean extract and mix thoroughly.
  5. Remove from the heat and let it sit for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Slowly pour the mixture over the sour cream.
  7. Pour into cups and place in the fridge for 4 to 5 hours or overnight.
  8. Slice strawberries and finely chop them.
  9. Place these sliced strawberries into a small pan and add lemon juice and brown swerve.
  10. Set over medium-low heat and let it simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until the strawberries break down and cook.
  11. Let it cool and pour over panna cotta right before serving.

Keto Sides And Dressing Recipes

1. Creamed Spinach

Creamed spinach for keto diet
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

How To Prepare

  1. Heat a pan and add 1 teaspoon of oil and the spinach.
  2. Mix thoroughly and allow it to cook.
  3. Add butter, chopped garlic cloves, and sour cream. Mix well.
  4. Add salt and parmesan. Mix well.
  5. Your keto creamed spinach is ready to serve. You can use it as a spread or dip.

2. Cheese Chips

Cheese chips for keto diet
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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

How To Prepare

  1. Preheat the oven to 425o
  2. Mix chili powder, oregano, and salt in a small bowl.
  3. Add cheddar cheese on a prepared baking sheet in individual piles.
  4. Sprinkle the oregano mixture on top of the cheese and bake for 7 minutes.
  5. Serve with cheese dip.

3. Ranch Dressing Recipe

Ranch dressing for keto diet
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Ingredients

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

How To Prepare

  1. Add heavy cream and vinegar in a bowl. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Set it aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Add mayonnaise and mix. Add salt and pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, dried dill, dried parsley, and liquid sugar substitute or 1 teaspoon of regular sugar. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Cover it and refrigerate for one hour.
  5. You can use it for salad dressings or as a spread. It can be stored for 3 days in an airtight container.

4. Keto Coleslaw

Keto coleslaw diet
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Ingredients

  • 1 small cabbage
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 3 scoops mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • A pinch of pepper
  • A pinch of pink salt

How To Prepare

  1. Chop white cabbage into small pieces
  2. Add these into a large bowl and add chopped carrot.
  3. In another bowl add apple cider vinegar, mayonnaise, pepper, and pink salt. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
  4. Add chopped cabbage and carrot to this mixture. Mix gently.
  5. Refrigerate it overnight. Do not freeze. Your keto coleslaw is ready to serve

5. Keto Thousand Island Dressing

Keto thousand island dressing
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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sugar ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons dill relish
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 drops EZ sweet mix

How To Prepare

  1. Add mayonnaise, dill relish, ketchup garlic powder, and onion powder in a bowl. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Add vinegar, salt, EZ sweet mix, and mix with a spoon gently.
  3. Keep it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Your keto thousand island dressing is ready to serve.

Keto Snacks And Appetizers

1. Zucchini Fries

Zucchini fries for keto diet
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup zucchini
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • ½ cup parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs

How To Prepare

  1. Cut zucchini vertically and keep it aside.
  2. In a bowl add parmesan, butter, basil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Beat the eggs for 2 minutes.
  4. Dip zucchini pieces into the egg mixture and coat with parmesan mix.
  5. Take a baking tray lined with parchment paper and put the pieces into it. Place the tray into the oven at 425oF/220oC for 20 minutes.
  6. Serve with a cheese dip.

2. Sesame Cheese Balls

Sesame cheese balls for keto diet
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
  • 150 grams cheese
  • ½ teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

How To Prepare

  1. In a bowl, add cheese, mayonnaise, and sriracha sauce and marinate. Keep the mixture aside.
  2. Pour the white sesame seeds on a plate.
  3. Take a small portion of dough and frame a ball with it. Roll it over the sesame seeds. The sesame cheese ball appetizer is ready to serve.

3. Keto Sausage Roll

Keto sausage roll
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup minced meat
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum

How To Prepare

  1. Heat olive oil in a pan. Add finely chopped onion and garlic. Fry for 5 minutes.
  2. Add butter and mozzarella cheese and let them melt completely. Add oregano and mix once.
  3. In another bowl, add almond flour, xanthan gum, and salt. Mix and add the melted mozzarella mixture.
  4. Mix gently. Take a small portion of dough, roll it, and fill it with minced meat. Roll it and cut it into pieces. Bake it at 320oF for 20 to 25 minutes. Your keto sausage rolls are ready to serve.

4. Keto Coconut Candy

Keto coconut candy
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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups coconut butter
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons liquid sugar substitute

How To Prepare

  1. Melt the coconut butter in the oven for 60 seconds.
  2. In a large bowl add the melted coconut butter and coconut oil. Mix well. Add a few drops of liquid sugar substitute.
  3. Add one cup of almonds and mix thoroughly.
  4. Take a baking tray lined with parchment paper and pour the coconut mixture into the tray. Spread it evenly.
  5. Freeze it for 20 to 30 minutes. Cut it into small cubes. Your keto coconut candy is ready to serve.

Lauren Rabadi, a blogger, shares her experience of making chocolate chip keto cookie dough. She says that she is a cookie dough addict and treats all her doughs equally. She further states, “The sugary mixture is not particularly healthy and definitely has no place in a low carb keto diet. Well, that was until I had to feed the need and tried these delicious chocolate chip keto dough bombs (i)!”

5. Cauliflower Bites

Cauliflower bites for keto diet
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cauliflower pieces
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • ⅓ tablespoon buffalo sauce

How To Prepare

  1. In a bowl, add flour, garlic powder, salt, milk, and hot sauce. Mix properly.
  2. Add cauliflower and mix gently.
  3. Put these in a baking tray and apply some olive oil.
  4. Bake them at 450oF for 20 minutes.
  5. Transfer them into a bowl. Add the buffalo sauce and mix again. Bake them again at 450oF for 10 minutes
  6. Cauliflower bites are ready. Serve with cheese dip.

Keto Meals

1. Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower Fried Rice
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Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup carrots
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How To Prepare

  1. Wash and dry the cauliflower, then grate it in a food processor until it resembles rice-sized pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add minced garlic and chopped onion. Sauté until fragrant.
  3. Add diced carrots and cook for a few minutes until they start to soften.
  4. Toss in the cauliflower and green peas and stir frequently for about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Push the mixture to one side of the pan, pour the beaten eggs onto the other side, and scramble until cooked.
  6. Mix everything together, add soy sauce, salt, and pepper to taste. Serve!

The keto diet is all about restricting the intake of carbs in your diet. This nutrition plan is challenging as it has moderate protein and fat values. And following a keto diet can be tough as it has ingredients restrictions. However, you can break the monotony by trying out the different keto diet recipes suggested in the article. They are easy to prepare and include in your routine. And you can prepare breakfast, dessert, dressing, snacks, and appetizers in keto recipes. Therefore, pick your favorite recipe from the list, prepare it, and enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are bananas keto?

No. Bananas are not considered keto-friendly because of their sugar content.

How can I do keto on my own?

Limit carb consumption and fill your meals with fats like nuts, fish, and meat. Also, ensure that most of your fat intake is from unsaturated fats (healthy fats). This may help prevent an increase in bad cholesterol (LDL) levels, which is caused by saturated fat intake.

What fruits can I eat on keto?

Avocados, peaches, watermelon, and strawberries are nutritious keto-friendly fruits.

Is peanut butter keto?

Yes, peanut butter is keto-friendly.

Can you drink milk on keto?

No. Milk is not keto-friendly.

Are cucumbers keto?

Yes, cucumbers are keto-friendly vegetables.

Are eggs keto?

Yes, eggs are an ideal option for keto.

Indulge in satisfying keto meals with 5 of the best recipes included in this video below. From savory delights to hearty dishes, discover flavorful options that will keep you full and help you adhere to your keto lifestyle.

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References

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  1. Ketogenic diet
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