7 Filling Paleo Breakfast Burrito Recipes
Post by Lucha: World traveler, culinary student and Media Director at Paleo Flourish Magazine. Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.
I often find it difficult to muster to motivation to make a decent breakfast in the morning, but end up suffering the consequence of my laziness around 10:30 when the hunger pangs return, full-throttle. I’ve realized the best habit to get into is to make a filling, healthy, protein-rich meal and it usually ends up saving me the trouble of desperately grabbing for potentially unhealthy snacks just a few hours later!
So what’s the best for my recurring hearty breakfast menu? I sometimes get tired of eating similar ethnic cuisines too many times back-to-back. Sushi, curry and Thai food are really only so wonderful when you space them out a bit. But the same just doesn’t hold true for Mexican food. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and if you told me that I could only eat one type of cuisine for the rest of my life, I would definitely choose Mexican!
There’s no better way to combine my unceasing satisfaction with Mexican food and my need to start the day off with a filling breakfast than cooking up a delicious breakfast burrito! And to share the love, we’ve got this short but sweet list of our favorite Paleo breakfast burrito recipes from around the web. Check out some cool variations on the classics and even egg-free recipes below!
This yummy creation is part brekky burrito (filled with eggs and sausage), part-pancake replete with maple syrup! (Photo credit: Lisa from Cavegirl Cuisine.)
Ingredients: coconut flour, walnut meal (or preferred nut meal), baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, smoked paprika, eggs, pure maple syrup, sea salt, butter or ghee.
2. Mexican Naked Burrito (Egg-Free)
Here’s a classic beef chili recipe combined with delicious roasted sweet potatoes. It’s “naked” because it doesn’t come with a tortilla. (Photo credit: Lisa from Eat Drink Paleo.)
Ingredients: beef mince, white onion, red chili, diced tomatoes, garlic, sweet paprika, cumin powder, coriander power, turmeric, ghee, Celtic salt or sea salt, sweet potatoes, smoked paprika, cumin powder, black pepper, olive oil, roasted red peppers, cucumber, spring onion, cilantro, lime juice.
Eggs are required here but you can change up the filling depending on your preference or leftovers from last night’s dinner. (Photo credit: Jason of Finding My Fitness. He adapted the recipe from Mark Sisson.)
Ingredients: eggs, onion, tomatoes, canned diced green chilies, red pepper, cilantro, cooked meat (steak, ground beef or shredded chicken), avocado, hot sauce or salsa.
This recipe uses coconut flour to make Paleo-friendly tortillas that can be used here and in other recipes as well. (Photo credit: George of Civilized Caveman Cooking.)
Ingredients: coconut flour, eggs, baking powder, water, coconut oil, grass-fed ground beef, red onion, jalapeños, tomato, garlic, salt and pepper.
5. Home-Made ”Chipotle” Burrito Bowls (Egg-Free)
A cool Paleo alternative to a delicious dish from Chipotle, this recipe has easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and photos for the beginner chef.
Ingredients: butternut squash, olive oil, salt, pepper, cherry tomatoes, onion, tomatoes, chipotle powder, garlic, oregano, palm hearts, cauliflower, salsa, guacamole (recipes for those not included).
This flour-free breakfast burrito uses an omelet as a wrap – might want to bust out the knife and fork when it comes time to eat this!
Ingredients: coconut oil, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, ground beef, pork or turkey, red onion, eggs.
This super-easy and fast recipe utilizes leftovers for a quick and filling breakfast.
Ingredients: bacon, eggs, water, EVOO, ground beef, onion, red pepper, chili powder, black pepper, garlic, cumin, avocado, lemon juice, salsa.