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18 Delicious Paleo Breakfast Skillet Recipes

Louise Hendon | December 5
Best Paleo Skillet Breakfast 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.

Breakfast is one of the toughest meals on a Paleo diet, so in this post, we’ve tried to give you some even more breakfast options! With these Paleo recipes, your morning starts off with you pulling out your skillet pan.

I used to be really confused about what a skillet was and how it was different from saute pans, so let me share that with you very quickly in this post. Then you can get on and cook these delicious Paleo breakfast skillet recipes in your skillet or other pan.

What’s The Difference Between a Skillet and a Saute Pan?

So the main difference is the shape of the pans. A saute pan has straight sides and a skillet has curved sides. What this results in is that the saute pan has more volume than a skillet.

So, should you use a skillet or a saute pan?

From my own experience, the difference is minimal, so you can use either for most recipes. However, what is popular is to use cast iron skillets, which you can then dump into the oven easily. So, if you have a cast iron skillet, bust it out and try it with these Paleo breakfast skillet recipes.

Top 5 Paleo Breakfast Skillet Recipe

1. Paleo Breakfast Skillet – Crispy & Savory Bacon, Plantain & Kale

This is a beautiful skillet recipe jam-packed with delicious bacon, plantains, and kale. It’s also Whole30-compliant as well as dairy-free!

Ingredients: green plantain, bacon, kale, salt, egg.

2. Apple Skillet Cake

Paleo Apple Skillet Cake Recipe from Nummy for my Tummy at

This is a spiced up apple cake that you can make right in a skillet! I almost can’t believe it! (Photo credit: Jess from Nummy for My Tummy.)

Ingredients: apples, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, coconut flour, sea salt, baking soda, eggs, coconut milk, vanilla extract, coconut oil.

3. Eggs Poached in a Spiced Tomato Sauce

Paleo Shakshouka Skillet Recipe from My Heart Beets at

If you like Indian flavors, this is a deliciously spicy sauce for poached eggs. You can always add some meat in to make it more hearty, but otherwise this makes for a great vegetarian breakfast option. (Photo credit: Ashley of My Heart Beets.)

Ingredients: ghee, white onion, garlic cloves, Serrano pepper, bell pepper, tomatoes, cumin powder, paprika, Kashmiri chili powder, salt, pepper, eggs, cilantro.

4. Ground Beef & Butternut Squash Breakfast Skillet

Paleo Ground Beef Butternut Squash Breakfast Skillet Recipe from The Healthy Foodie at

Although this is not the fastest recipe on this list, it is a beautiful blend of filling and flavorful ingredients that is a great way to start the day! (Photo credit: Sonia, aka The Healthy Foodie.)

Ingredients: lard, ground beef, onion, celery stalks, garlic cloves, Himalayan or fine sea salt, ground white pepper, ground cumin, ground coriander, garam masala, butternut squash, spinach, eggs, avocado.

5. Cranberry Orange Scones

Paleo Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe from Fed and Fit at

Similar to the cake recipe above, this is a sweet treat that can be made easily in a skillet. Paleo baked goods on the fly! (Photo credit: Cassy Joy from Fed and Fit.)

Ingredients: blanched almond flour, arrowroot, sea salt, baking soda, fresh cranberries, fresh orange zest, orange juice, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, egg.

More Great Paleo Breakfast Skillet Recipe

1. Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage and Eggs {Paleo & Whole30}

2. Chorizo Tomato And Egg Skillet Breakfast

3. Berry Skillet Pancake

4. Chorizo And White Cheddar Egg Scramble With Cilantro Pesto (Primal)

5. The Almond Dutch Baby

6. Caramelized Apple Dutch Baby

7. Skillet Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Spinach Hash

8. Paleo Skillet Breakfast

9. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Apples {Whole30}

10. Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet with Bacon

11. Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet

12. Dijon Pork Breakfast Skillet

13. Creamy shrimp and bacon skillet