GLUTEN-FREE Breakfast Egg Nests

Gluten-free breakfast egg nests

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day! For some reason, I wake up every morning feeling completely ravenous – ready to devour the entire contents of the fridge. This is one of the reasons why I struggle to follow fasting diets and my stomach eats itself if I decide to starve it till lunchtime.

Hence why I tend to put effort into preparing a good breakfast.

These lovely low carb breakfast egg nests were in fact an experiment. I had bought these weird and wonderful spiral veggies at Pick n Pay that I wanted to use in a salad (that is the suggestion on the packaging). However, I forgot about them…and so I had to invent a way to use them before they went off (I hate wasting!!).

These veggies are a combination of carrot, beetroot, and butternut – I’ve attached a picture of what the packaging looks like in the recipe section below.

GLUTEN-FREE Breakfast Egg Nests


GLUTEN-FREE Breakfast Egg Nests Recipe


How long do these low carb breakfast egg nests take to make?

Under 10 minutes!!!! Such a time saver ?

How many calories are in them?

Only 333 calories!!!!

How many ingredients do I use to make the egg nests?

Only 4 – spiralized veggies, cheese, an egg, and avocado.

#FrickenFantastic ?


  • Keep an eye on your low carb egg nests in the oven because the spiralized veggies can burn easily.
  • Drizzle some onion marmalade over the top. I microwave the marmalade for about 30 seconds until it becomes runny.
  • Use mature cheddar for more flavour or mozzarella for ooey gooey-ness. OR mix them for best of both worlds.


GLUTEN-FREE Breakfast Egg Nests


GLUTEN-FREE Breakfast Egg Nests
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Calories: 333
  • Fat: 25.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.5g
  • Sugar: 4.3g
  • Sodium: 250.2mg
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Cholesterol: 245.5mg
Recipe type: Breakfast
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An easy low carb, gluten-free breakfast option that will take you less than 10 minutes to make!
  • 80g spiralized carrots (spiral trio from Pick n Pay)
  • 1 whole egg
  • 30g cheddar cheese
  • ½ an avocado
  • Seasoning to taste
  • Optional: drizzle of onion marmalade, 1 tsp (recommended)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Line a baking sheet with baking paper (or use spray and cook).
  3. Use the spiralized carrots to form a nest with a hole in the center.
  4. Sprinkle the cheese over the nest (or mix into the carrots).
  5. Break the egg into the middle of the nest.
  6. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes (keep an eye on it).
  7. Remove from the oven, season with salt and pepper.
  8. Slice half an avocado and place on top of the nest.
  9. Optional: drizzle with onion marmalade (put in the microwave for 30 seconds to make it runny).


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