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Low Carb McDonald’s Breakfast Guide

Learn how to order low carb McDonald’s breakfast like an expert.

See real-life photos of 8 different low carb McDonald’s breakfast orders that are perfect for people following a keto diet.

Get updated calorie and net carb counts for McDonald’s low carb breakfast entrees.

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Low Carb McDonald’s Breakfast – What to order

My recommendations below are ranked based on their taste and how filling they are. Macros are estimated from McDonald’s online nutritional calculator.

1. Sausage McMuffin with Egg (No English Muffin)

Comes with an egg patty, a sausage patty, and a slice of cheese. This is my favorite bunless breakfast sandwich at McDonald’s because the sausage and egg patty combo makes it indulgent and filling.

Low Carb McDonald's Sausage McMuffin with Egg

My low carb bunless McDonald’s Sausage McMuffin with Egg

  • Order it low carb: “Sausage McMuffin with Egg, no English muffin)”
  • Price: $2.95
  • Macros: 340 calories and 3 net carbs

Get my McDonald’s low carb menu if you want to know how the macros look with double cheese or double sausage patties.

2. Egg McMuffin (No English Muffin)

The Egg McMuffin is the most popular McDonald’s breakfast sandwich. The low carb version comes with an egg patty, Canadian bacon, and slice of cheese.

Low Carb McDonald's Egg McMuffin

My low carb bunless McDonald’s Egg McMuffin

  • Order it low carb: “Egg McMuffin, no bun”
  • Price: $2.95
  • Macros: 160 calories and 3 net carbs

This bunless Egg McMuffin is delicious and low carb, but only has 160 calories so you might need two to get full.

3. Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuit (No Biscuit)

This one is similar to the bunless Sausage McMuffin except they give you a yellow folded egg instead of a white egg patty. Comes with folded egg, sausage patty, and a slice of cheese.

Low Carb McDonalds Breakfast Sandwich - Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuit (No Biscuit)

My low carb Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuit (No Biscuit)

  • Order it low carb: “Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuit, no biscuit”
  • Price: $3.55
  • Macros: 224 calories and 1 net carb

4. Steak Egg & Cheese Biscuit (No Biscuit)

Comes with folded egg, grilled onions, slice of cheese, and a steak patty. I love the novelty of this option, but the cheese stuck to the tray (a common hazard of bunless breakfast orders) so that impacted my rating.

Low Carb McDonalds Steak Egg and Cheese Biscuit

My low Carb McDonalds Steak Egg and Cheese Biscuit

  • Order it low carb: “Steak Egg and Cheese Biscuit, no biscuit”
  • Price: $4.25
  • Macros: 294 calories and 4 net carbs

5. Bacon Egg and Cheese Biscuit (No Biscuit)

Comes with folded egg, slice of cheese, and 2 small strips of bacon.

Low Carb McDonalds Bacon Egg and Cheese Biscuit

My low carb McDonald’s Bacon Egg and Cheese Biscuit

  • Order it low carb: “Bacon Egg and Cheese Biscuit, no biscuit”
  • Price: $3.35
  • Macros: 190 calories and 3 net carbs

Two strips of bacon have half the calories of a sausage patty and that makes this sandwich less filling than I like. Plan to order two to get full.

6. Egg White Delight McMuffin (No English Muffin)

The Egg White Delight is the lowest calorie bunless breakfast sandwich option. It’s also delicious. Comes with egg white, Canadian bacon, and white cheese. The white cheese is an appreciated novelty, but removing the bun exposes this sandwiches lack of depth.

Low Carb McDonalds Egg White Delight McMuffin

My low carb McDonald’s Egg White Delight McMuffin

  • Order it low carb: “Egg White Delight McMuffin, no English muffin”
  • Price: $3.15
  • Macros: 120 calories and 3 net carbs

7. Bacon, Egg and Sausage Plate (ala carte)

You can make yourself a keto friendly breakfast platter by telling the cashier you want eggs, bacon, and sausage ala carte. I got scrambled eggs, but I’m guessing you could get egg patties instead.

Low Carb McDonalds Breakfast Platter

My low Carb McDonalds Breakfast Plate

  • Order it low carb: “Ala carter plate of bacon, sausage, and eggs”
  • Price: $3.84
  • Macros: 460 calories and 4 net carbs

This is a good pick if you’re looking for value as you can get almost 500 calories of low carb food for less than $4.

8. Two Sausage Burritos (No Tortilla)

Comes with scrambled eggs, sausage crumbles, green chiles, and onions. It’s also supposed to have melted cheese but I didn’t notice any on mine. This is as close as you’ll get to a McDonald’s low carb breakfast bowl.

Low Carb McDonalds Breakfast Burritos (No Tortilla)

My low carb McDonalds Breakfast Burritos (No Tortilla)

  • Order it low carb: “Ala carter plate of bacon, sausage, and eggs”
  • Price: $2.30
  • Macros: 200 calories and 4 net carbs

Beyond the entrees listed above, you can order bunless McGriddles or Big Breakfast platters without the biscuits, pancakes, and hashbrowns but you’ll still end up with one of the variations above once the carb heavy ingredients are removed.

If you’re into customization and experimentation or do frequent low carb McDonald’s orders, I’d recommend ordering custom bunless breakfast sandwich with a sausage patty, egg patty, and a slice of white cheddar cheese. That combines 3 of my favorite McDonald’s breakfast ingredients into one delicious entree.

If you want to see low carb McDonald’s fast food options for lunch and dinner, then check out my guide here.

Low Carb McDonald’s Breakfast – What To Avoid

In case you’re new to ordering low carb breakfast, I’ll point out that you can’t have McDonald’s breakfast buns, tortillas, hash browns, pancakes, biscuits, bagels, syrup or griddle cakes. They’re all too high carb.

You should also avoid the Fruit N Yogurt Parfait and the Fruit and Maple Oatmeal which some people think are healthy based on their names, but have way too many carbs.

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