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Keto Breakfast Burritos

Six months ago, if you’d asked me my favorite breakfast food, I would definitely not had said breakfast burritos.  I would have probably said oatmeal, because I make a fantastic bowl of oats that my husband always claims is worthy of having its own restaurant based around it.

I might have even listed off sop eggs and smoked sausage and sourdough toast, or pecan pancakes, or something else like that.  I was never really a big fan of breakfast burritos, because I always tried to make them “healthy.”  And I am not one of those people who likes throwing mushrooms and peppers and tomatoes and god knows what else into my eggs.

But now that we’re eating keto, I find plain jane breakfast burritos right up my alley.  This combination comes out the perfect 70/25/5% fat/protein/carb macro that my body craves.  I’ll state up front, these breakfast burritos are GIANT and are slightly higher on the carb count.  However, they’re so damn filling that they’ll last me a solid 6-8 hours, so when I make them I generally only eat one other meal for the day.  It’s all about balance, people.


And you should definitely figure out how to add these into your diet.  They’re damned delicious.

Also, please note, those are not my man-hands.  They belong my my husband, who was a willing model.  He has huge hands.  Look how they cannot even wrap all the way around this massive beast of a burrito.  Please ignore how phallic that statement sounded.

Mmmmm, burrito….




  • about 2oz pork sausage, I prefer hot (and from a local farm!)
  • 3 large eggs (also from a local farm and soooo tasty!)
  • 1 slice of cheddar cheese
  • 2T sour cream
  • 1 wrap – I swear by Joseph’s Bakery Flax Oat Bran Lavash Bread (8 net carbs per wrap)


Start by frying your sausage.  Please note that these pictures show a double batch, as I cook for myself and my husband.  I prefer to use a spicy sausage, because it really gives a great flavor to the burrito.  If you’re worried about it being too spicy, don’t; the sour cream will help tame things a bit.

You’ll want to make sure the sausage gets good and done.  Do not drain the grease.


Holy crap, look at the deep color of those yolks.  I love farm eggs… you can really tell the difference between those and store bought!

Anyway, crack your eggs directly into the cooked sausage.  Scramble em up with a spatula, and proceed to cook the mixture as you would normally cook eggs.

While the eggs are cooking, you might as well go ahead and prep the wraps.  I lay them out, split a slice of cheddar cheese in half, and place it down the middle of the wrap.  Then I dole out two tablespoons of sour cream, and spread them along the cheese.

Once the eggs are cooked to your liking, set the mixture on top of the cheese and sour cream.  The heat from the fresh-cooked eggs and sausage will melt the cheese wonderfully.

Now I am going to show you the intricate process of wrapping a burrito.  It took me forever to figure this out – I’m kind of ashamed to admit it, lol.  But I finally figured out the perfect wrapping process and now I make burritos my bitch.

Apologies in advance for subjecting you guys to that godawful scrape on my knuckle.  It looks horrific.  I’m happy to say that it’s mostly healed by now.


Voila!  A perfectly wrapped breakfast burrito!

And here’s our nutritional breakdown…


Could you make these smaller?  Yeah, probably.  You could use half a wrap, cut out an egg and halve the sausage and cheese and sour cream, and have a much lower calorie breakfast with well-balanced macros.  But in my case, some days I just wake up HUNGRY.  And on those days, this massive breakfast really hits the spot.

As always, I hope you enjoyed this recipe!  Please let me know if you’ve cooked one and found it as tasty as I do, or if you’ve got tweaks that make it even better!

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  1. I can’t get my head around how 50gr of ground sausage meat and only three eggs will produce this giant burrito pictured here.
    Oh well, no low carb lavash bread thingy available here anyway…

    1. Hello, and thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog!

      Maybe it’s perspective? To me, 3 large eggs and 2 oz of sausage make a TON of food. The eggs also scramble up really fluffy and pretty much double in volume. I was used to eating 2 eggs and sausage before keto (but filling up on bread), so it just seems like a lot more food to me. I guess depending on how much you normally eat, YMMV.

      Do you have any sort of low-carb tortillas where you’re at? The r/ketorecipes forum thread I created had several people who suggest the Mission low-carb tortillas. I think those are a lot more widespread than Joseph’s lavash breads.

      Or you could just simply eat all the innards in a bowl, and consider it a breakfast taco salad instead :)

  2. That looks incredible. Where I’m from, we’re much more into the breakfast taco than the breakfast burrito, but I suppose it’s all in the size of the tortilla. (I’ve been eating La Tortilla Factory LC tortillas. Do you have any suggestions on what other LC tortilla brands to look for?)

    1. Thank you for your kind comment!! :)

      So far I’ve tried-
      OLE! Whole Wheat Low Carb – gross, would not recommend
      Mission Carb Balance Flour Tortillas (fajita size) – these make the BEST quesadillas
      Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Tortillas (burrito size) – I love to make chimichangas with these
      Trader Joes Low Carb Whole Wheat Tortillas (fajita size) – these are great for wraps and also quesadillas
      Joseph’s Bakery Whole Wheat Low Carb Lavash Breads – these are my favorite and the most versatile; I use them for sandwich wraps as well as my breakfast burritos. Their pita breads also make terrific pizza crusts!

  3. Love the low carb tortilla/bread option as I usually completely dismiss these as a personal weakness to my keto strategy. I am always looking for something other than hard boiled eggs or cheese sticks to get me out the door in the morning. You rock!

    1. Glad you like it!!

      If you want a fast food breakfast, try running by McDonalds and ordering a “Sausage McSausage” – Two sausage patties with a round egg and a slice of cheese. It’s pretty good!

  4. Can you tell me what app or website you’re using to calculate the nutrition and to track your progress? I’ve been looking for something that does exactly what you’ve posted here. Thanks!

  5. Hi, I found your blog 2 days ago. My husband and I started eating keto on January 16th of this year. I usually eat eggs and bacon or sausage for breakfast. I made this burrito this morning and I LOVE it!!!! Thank you so much for sharing recipes and eating ideas….it’s like I can’t get creative with all the delicious fat and protein we get to eat now. I’m glad there are people online who are creative with food! I love your blog!

    1. I think I’m the opposite of you – I got super creative at first, and now, two years in, I just throw stuff together! LOL! Good luck with your keto journey, and I’m glad you found some recipes here for you and your husband :) Stop back by anytime!

    1. I haven’t been posting much lately – been busy with work and getting ready for school. Did you get the last one with the noatmeal recipe?

  6. Have you tried making these ahead of time and freezing them? I like things I can make ahead and grab as I run iut the door in the morning :)

    1. I have not tried this because… well, because I’m weird. I’m REALLY persnickety about the texture of my scrambled eggs. I like them “scrambled light,” still really moist and sometimes… well, runny. My husband says I like them raw. I say he likes his burnt. Whatever, right? Anyway, I haven’t done that because microwaving eggs gives them (to me) a funky texture, and I wouldn’t like them. I’m pretty damn sure you could do this, though. I see it everywhere on pinterest with non-low-carb breakfast burritos, so I don’t see why it wouldn’t work for keto ones!

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