12 AIP Breakfast Recipes – Kick Start Morning With AIP Breakfast Ideas

12 AIP Breakfast Recipes – Kick Start Morning With AIP Breakfast Ideas

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In today’s world, where most of us are working hard towards our dream career and ideal life, we often forget about maintaining a proper diet. Eating healthy and not skipping meals is the first step towards good health. The AIP diet is the stricter form of the well-known Paleolithic diet. Various individuals who have followed the AIP diet have noticed improvements in the way they feel, along with the reduction in common symptoms of autoimmune disorders, like the gut or joint pain or fatigue. The AIP diet removes food items that have been found to cause autoimmune disease symptoms to cause or increase ‘flare-ups’. Check out special AIP breakfast smoothies recipes.

Before we talk about AIP breakfast, let’s learn about the AIP diet. The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet is a diet that aims at reducing pain, inflammation, and various other symptoms like celiac disease, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). 

AIP Breakfast – What Can You Eat? 

Firstly, the AIP diet is an elimination diet, which implies that it is essential to strictly eliminate food items before you re-introduce them one by one taking note of their effect. 

It is not easy to be able to find AIP breakfast recipes. You cannot have regular cereal, pancakes or eggs and bacon, doughnuts, and waffles. One of the toughest and most time-consuming meals of the day to wrap your head around while you are on an AIP diet is breakfast. 

In this given article, we have assembled for you a list of AIP breakfast recipes. However, don’t worry. Eating an AIP breakfast doesn’t mean boring and bland breakfast foods. From AIP sausages and porridges, you will still be able to enjoy several of your old breakfast favorites. 

AIP Breakfast Ideas 

1. Chicken Apple Sausage

Chicken Apple Sausage

The ingredients you will need for this recipe are chicken, bacon, thyme, parsley, salt, oregano, garlic powder, and apple. You can always prepare a big batch of these sausages in only 35 minutes. The fresh herbs that you add make these sausages flavourful. 


  1. boneless and skinless chicken breasts – chopped and frozen 
  2. Sliced bacon – chopped and frozen 
  3. Unsalted butter
  4. Apples – peeled and sliced
  5. Coriander seeds
  6. Fennel Seeds
  7. Black peppercorns
  8. Sea Salt
  9. Nutmeg Powder
  10. Olive Oil
  11. Thyme
  12. Oregano
  13. Garlic Powder


  1. Grind the chicken and bacon into a coarse paste with butter separately and transfer it to a bowl.
  2. Add the sliced apples and combine with hand. 
  3. Grind the coriander seeds, fennel seeds, pepper, into a fine powder. 
  4. Add the powdered spices to the bowl and add other seasoning ingredients.
  5. Shape the mixture into sausages and fry them on a skillet over medium flame until cooked.
  6. Take them to a platter and garnish them with fresh herbs. 


  • You can also shape the mixture into patties and shallow fry on both sides to save time.
  • Check the seasoning and adjust before the sausages are cooked completely.

2. Nourishing And Flavourful AIP Breakfast Bowl 

AIP Breakfast Bowl

Just add and mix a number of vegetables, some fat, a slice of meat, and you just got yourself a fulfilling and nourishing bowl that keeps your taste buds happy. You can always add various flavors, and you can also change it up so that you don’t get bored. 


  1. Bacon
  2. Water
  3. Cauliflower
  4. Dried Parsely
  5. Coconut Aminos
  6. Salt
  7. Sweet Onion
  8. Garlic
  9. Jumbo Shrimp
  10. Broccoli


1. To start with, clean broccoli and cauliflower florets with warm water and salt thoroughly.
2. Add them to a vessel, add water, and cook them for about 7 to 10 minutes. Once they are cooked, blend them into a thick puree.
3. Season the chopped shrimp, and bake the bacon. Once done, get them into a bowl.
4. Serve the meat with the puree in a beautiful bowl and garnish it with parsley and amino.


  • You can use any vegetable with less moisture to attain a thick consistency for the puree
  • You can also use chicken breasts for the meat in this recipe.

3. AIP Coconut Pancakes 

AIP Coconut Pancakes 

There is no other traditional breakfast, like pancakes! This recipe adds a fun twist to the traditional pancakes as it uses a mixture of coconut flour and cassava flour. In this recipe, almond or wheat flour is not used, making it an AIP appropriate. 

Coconut oil, along with coconut milk, is also used for this recipe. The coconut products are well-known in many AIP recipes. Coconut is a complimenting ingredient and can be used in recipes all of us love to make and eat. 


1. Gelatin – 1 1/2 tablespoons
2. Boiling water – 3 table spoons
3. Coconut flour – 3/4th cup
4. Cassava Flour 1/2 cup
5. Coconut Milk 1/2 cup
6. Honey 4 Tablespoons
7. Coconut Oil
8. Berries


  1. Add the gelatin to a cup of hot water and mix it well and set aside. 
  2. Now, add all the flours into a mixing bowl and combine well with cinnamon powder.
  3. Add warm coconut milk, honey and gelatin mixture and whisk well to remove lumps if any.
  4. Keep the bowl in a large bowl of warm water to keep it warm. 
  5. Pour the batter into a small non-stick pan or a skillet and fry them on both sides by adding a little coconut oil.
  6. Serve them hot on a platter garnished with a drizzle of honey and frozen berries of your choice.


  • Prefer a small pan to retain the shape of pancakes.
  • Use any other AIP flavours such as dried ginger or garlic powder. 

4. AIP Pumpkin Spice Waffles

AIP Pumpkin Spice Waffles

The ingredients you will be needed for making these waffles are pumpkin spice (ground ginger, ground mace, and ground cinnamon), honey, pumpkin puree, gelatin, ghee, baking soda, hot or boiling water, cassava flour cream of tartar and salt.

This recipe of AIP pumpkin spice waffles proves that AIP doesn’t mean the food has to be spice-free. We use familiar ingredients in our pumpkin spice blend, creating a warming spice blend that skips the nightshades and seeds. 


1. Pumpkin Spice – powdered Cinnamon, Ginger, Mace – 1 1/2 spoons
2. Gelatin – 2 spoons
3. Hot water – 4 spoons
4. Cassava Flour
5. Cream of tartar – 1/2 tsp
6. Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
7. Coconut oil 1 1/2 spoons
8. Pumpkin Puree – 2 tbsp
9. Boling Water 1/2 cup


  1.  Mix the gelatin and boiling water in a 1:2 ratio and keep it aside to set.
  2. Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar, and pumpkin spice in a mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl mix the melted coconut oil, honey and pumpkin puree.
  4. Add the gelatin mix into the bowl and whisk it till it gets a thick slurry consistency.
  5. Spread the waffle batter on a waffle maker, fry them till brown and serve hot with honey. 


  • Use more or fewer ingredients according to the size of the waffle maker. 
  • You can more hot water until the desired consistency is achieved. 

5. AIP Strawberry Banana Smoothie

AIP Strawberry Banana Smoothie

The ingredients that you will need are coconut milk, strawberries, MCT oil and bananas. This delicious and super simple AIP strawberry banana smoothie will become your favourite. 


  1. 8 strawberries
  2. 1 ripe banana
  3. 1 teaspoon (5 ml) MCT oil
  4. 1/2 cup (120 ml) coconut milk
  5. 1 cup of ice


  1. Add all the ingredients to a mixie and blend well till you achieve a smooth consistency.
  2. Serve it cold in a tall glass or a mason jar. 


  • You can alter the measurements of fruits according to your preference.

6. AIP Sweet & Salted Granola 

AIP Sweet & Salted Granola 

The ingredients needed for this are raisins, dried blueberries, dried figs, unsweetened banana chips, dried apricots, unsweetened coconut, dried dates, dried strawberries, dried dates and dried raspberries. 

This granola is filled with dried fruits and is naturally sweet. It tastes amazing and looks super colourful. You can eat them just as they are or even with mixed, diluted coconut milk. 


  1. 2 1/2 cups / 265 g peeled & shredded white sweet potato
  2. 2 1/2 cups / 175 g plantain chips or plantain strips
  3. 2 cups / 90 g unsweetened coconut flakes (see notes)
  4. 1 cup / 170 g shredded apple (about 2)
  5. 5 oz / 150 g banana (about 1 medium, see notes)
  6. 1/4 cup / 60 ml maple syrup
  7. 1 tbsp / 6 g ground cinnamon
  8. Sea salt, to taste


  1. Shred the sweet potato into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add crushed plantain chips, coconut flakes.
  3. Shred the apples into a separate bowl and squeeze them till you get rid of the moisture completely and add them to the bowl.
  4. Add banana, maple syrup to a blender and blend it well.
  5. Add the mixture to the bowl and pour the entire mixture onto parchment paper.
  6. Put the tray in the oven and cook for 30 minutes, take it out, break it into pieces ad bake the mixture again for 20 minutes.
  7. Finally. serve them with dried fruits or store the granola in an airtight container.


  • Do not miss step 6 if you do not want your granola to be burnt.
  • You can use fresh fruits like apples, kiwis, strawberries or other fresh berries instead fo dried berries. 

7. Thick Coconut Yoghurt 

Thick Coconut Yoghurt 

Homemade yoghurt is the go-to for people following the AIP diet and is working on healing their gut. This yoghurt is loaded with gut-promoting probiotics along with other nutritious ingredients like coconut water and coconut meat. 


  1. Full fat coconut milk – 2 cups
  2. Probiotic capsules – 2 


  1. Take the coconut milk into a jar or a glass bowl and let it settle for some time.
  2. Take out the layer of coconut cream.
  3. Open up the probiotic capsules into the coconut milk. 
  4. Mix them up with a ceramic spoon
  5. Cover it with a thin cloth and let it settle at room temperature for 24 to 48 hours. 
  6. Taste it and observe the taste of the yoghurt. Store it and consume it within the next 48 hours. 


  • Make sure to cover it with a thin cloth
  • Do not use a metal spoon to stir the ingredients

8. Paleo Breakfast Cookies 

Paleo Breakfast Cookies 

The ingredients you will need for these AIP Paleo cookies are apricots, lemon juice, raisins, dates, bananas, dried currants, dried coconut, cinnamon, and baking soda, unsweetened applesauce and vanilla.

These AIP breakfast cookies taste heavenly, and you can add in some of your favourite fruits for extra variety. 


  1. 1/4 cup applesauce
  2. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  3. 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  4. 2 tbsp sunflower seed butter
  5. 2 tbsp chia seeds 
  6. 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
  7. 1 cup cassava flour 
  8. 1/4 cup arrowroot powder
  9. 1 tsp baking powder 
  10. 1/2 tsp salt
  11. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  12. 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut shreds
  13. 3 tbsp cacao nibs 
  14. 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  15. 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds


  1. Fisrtly, Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. Arrange for a baking tray with parchment paper.
  3. Now, take a large mixing bowl, add applesauce, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, chia seeds, flax meal. Mix well and let it settle for 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Flat the mixture into cookies of the size of your choice and bake for about 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Let them cool for a bit and indulge!


  • Make sure to let the mixture settle till chia seeds and flax meal become soft.
  • Do not use large scoops of batter to avoid uncooked cookies. 

9. AIP Avocado Green Smoothie 

AIP Avocado Green Smoothie 

The ingredients needed for this smoothie is avocado, coconut milk, banana, ice and any greens that you like. 

With the kind of greens that you use, this recipe can be changed. This mix up will not make this smoothie monotonous for you. This smoothie is filled with good fats and nutrients which serves as a delicious and filling beverage. You can also add in some gelatin to this smoothie which will help heal your gut faster. 


  1. 1/2 ripe avocado
  2. 1 ripe banana
  3. 1/2 cup coconut milk 
  4. 1 handful of greens of your choice (spinach, kale,)
  5. 1 cup ice


  1. First, add banana, avocado and ice into a blender
  2. Add in the greens of your choice and a little coconut milk.
  3. Blend the ingredients into a smoothie.
  4. Serve cold in a tall glass or a mason jar topped with berries.


  • Use the quantity of coconut milk only to get the right consistency for a smoothie.
  • You can also water instead of coconut milk.

10. AIP Strawberry Lime Shake

AIP Strawberry Lime Shake

A strawberry milkshake sounds delicious! Frozen strawberries, full-fat coconut milk, lime juice, and you can also add coconut oil if you want the ingredients you need for this shake. 

This smoothie will make your taste buds happy, and you want to have this more than once. This smoothie is the ideal beverage for breakfast and lunch 


  1. Frozen strawberries
  2. Full fat coconut milk
  3. Lime Juice
  4. Ice cubes


  1. To start with, Add the strawberries, coconut milk, and lime juice to a blender.
  2. Add in the ice cubes.
  3. Blend it till it gets a slurry consistency.


  • Alter the measurement of coconut milk according to the consistency you require. 
  • You can avoid adding ice. This shake tastes like heaven at normal temperature as well!!

11. AIP Chicken Breakfast Casserole

AIP Chicken Breakfast Casserole

Chicken breasts, cauliflower, fresh parsley, avocado oil, onion, salt, lemon juice, spinach, carrots, cauliflower and coconut cream – from the top of a refrigerated can of coconut milk – are the ingredients that you will need for this recipe. 

This AIP chicken casserole will become your new favourite, and you will want it every morning. We would suggest you make it ahead. 


  1. 4 Tablespoon of avocado oil 
  2. 2 chicken breasts – diced
  3. 1 medium onion – thinly sliced
  4. 1 cup of coconut cream 
  5. 4 cups of spinach – chopped
  6. 1/2 head of cauliflower – chopped
  7. 2 carrots – thinly sliced
  8. 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice
  9. 2 Tablespoons of fresh parsley – chopped
  10. Salt – to taste


  1. Firstly, Preheat the microwave to 200C
  2. Take a large casserole dish and apply 1 spoon of avocado oil all over. 
  3. Take a pan, add 3 spoons of avocado oil and fry the chicken and onions separately.
  4. Add the fried chicken, onions, and vegetables to a mixing bowl and mix well. 
  5. Transfer the mixture into the casserole and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. 


  • Do not forget to grease the casserole dish before you transfer the mixture.
  • Make sure to fry the chicken and onions separately if you do not want to char the onions to death!

12. AIP Ground Beef Breakfast Casserole 

AIP Ground Beef Breakfast Casserole

Ground beef, avocado oil, onion, spinach, cauliflower, lemon juice, peaches ( or apples), fresh parsley, salt and coconut cream – from the top of a refrigerated can of coconut milk are the ingredients that you will need for this breakfast casserole. 

Breakfast casseroles are everyone’s favorite! They are easy to make and also keep your taste buds happy. Unlike pancakes, fried eggs, or waffles, a breakfast casserole will not have you cooking for hours in the kitchen. The best part about casseroles is that they are easy to make and are not boring. 


  1. 1 Tablespoon of avocado oil
  2. 3 Tablespoons of avocado oil
  3. 750 g ground beef
  4. 1 medium onion – diced
  5. 240 ml of coconut cream 
  6. 1/2 head of cauliflower – broken into florets
  7. 2 peaches – diced 
  8. 4 cups of spinach – chopped
  9. 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice
  10. 2 Tablespoons of fresh parsley – chopped
  11. Salt – to taste


  1. Firstly, Preheat the oven to 200C
  2. Take a spoon of avocado oil and apply it thoroughly in the casserole dish.
  3. Gry the minced beef and onions separately.
  4. Add the cauliflower florets and coconut cream into a blender and blend it into a smooth paste.
  5. Add the mixture to the fried beef and onions into a mixing bowl and season the mixture with salt.
  6. Transfer the mixture into the casserole and spread evenly.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes and it’s ready to serve.


  • Do not forget to grease the casserole dish before you transfer the mixture.
  • Make sure to fry the minced beef and onions separately if you do not want to char the onions to death!

Few points to remember in AIP Diet

  • AIP approved fruits include: Apples. Apricots. Bananas.
  • For example, people on the paleo diet can eat tomatoes and nuts; foods that are restricted from the autoimmune protocol. Leafy green vegetables (spinach, endive, herbs, etc.) Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, etc.) Root vegetables (carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, etc.)
  • Natural sugars such as molasses, maple syrup, and honey do not cause inflammation in moderation, so they are allowed on the AIP diet.
  • The AIP diet eliminates all grains, dairy, eggs, legumes (like beans and peanuts), nightshade vegetables (like potato and eggplant), sugar and processed foods. Coffee and alcohol are also out (sorry). It’s basically a stricter version of the Paleo diet, since even ghee, seeds and nuts aren’t allowed.
    • The AIP diet does not allow you to eat: All grains (including oats, wheat, and rice) All dairy.
    • Almond milk, oat milk, and soymilk yogurts are not AIP-compliant.
    • Nuts (including nut milk like almond milk) Dairy. Grains (both gluten-containing and gluten-free grains)
  • AIP Means You Can Eat These Foods Proteins: Beef, lamb, chicken, pork, fish, turkey, and other organic meats and fish.
    • Also, you can enjoy AIP approved treats on special occasions. Most deli meats, cured meats, hot dogs, beef jerky and pre-cooked meat contain nightshade spices, as well as other additives and must be avoided. The exceptions are Whole Foods Naked Deli Meats, and ShopAIP sells a variety of AIP-friendly meat bars.
    • Just make sure you check the labels on any packaged products (like prosciutto, salami, salmon, raisins, olives, or pickles) to make sure they are compliant with your diet. Take each slice of prosciutto and create a roll, starting from the short side.
    • Can You Eat Bacon on a Paleo/AIP Diet? Yes. That’s the point of this post! Bacon is allowed on the Paleo and AIP diets but there are some ingredients to look out for.

Does AIP diet lose weight?

The AIP diet can help you lose weight. Since the AIP diet eliminates a lot of unhealthy foods, you can lose weight efficiently. If you’ve struggled to lose weight on other diets, the AIP might work. Keep in mind that when you begin to reintroduce foods, you’ll want to do so in moderation to maintain your weight loss.

What can I drink on AIP diet?

Best Paleo AIP Compliant Drinks:

  • Golden Mylk.
  • Ginger Tea.
  • Dandelion Latte.
  • Green Tea and Herbal Teas. 
  • AIP Eggnog. 
  • AIP Hot Chocolate. 
  • Apple Cider.
  • Bone Broth. 

What do I eat for breakfast on AIP?

  • Egg-Free Breakfast Pot Pie.
  • AIP Coconut Cassava Pancakes.
  • Squashbrowns (Nightshade-Free Hashbrowns)
  • Super Thick Coconut Yogurt (The Shortcut Method!)
  • AIP Paleo “”Raisin Bran””
  • AIP Breakfast Tapioca Porridge.
  • Butternut Squash and Apple Hash with Sausage.
  • Quick Keto Toast.

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