It can be not easy to find gluten-free breakfasts that are both tasty and nutritious. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It sets the tone and mood for the rest of the day.
When you’re on a gluten-free diet, the usual eggs, yogurt, and sugary cereals become boring. I have compiled my favorite gluten-free breakfast recipes on the blog.
There are many options for a gluten-free breakfast that are wholesome and satisfying. Some are sweet, others savory. Some are naturally gluten-free, while others have been modified to be gluten-free.
There’s a breakfast for everyone, whether it’s a celebratory one or something more general for the week. The conventional eaters will not even know they are eating a gluten-free breakfast!
What are your favorite gluten-free breakfast ingredients and pantry staples?
You’ll notice that my children don’t eat cereal very often for breakfast. Either it’s really boring or loaded with sugar, flavorings, and fillers. It’s not easy to carry it with you, as we do so often.
I stock my freezer with breakfasts that can be made ahead and my pantry with breakfast staples. Included are:
- Hard-boiled Eggs (I don’t remove the shell after boiling; I write “H” in them)
- Fresh fruit is ready for sale, washed and chopped wherever possible
- Milk and yogurt are a great combination.
- You can use flours (almond, coconut, oat gluten-free, brown, rice, and a good blend of all-purpose gluten-free flour) for making any breakfast you like.
- Nut butter for baking or to enjoy with an apple cut into pieces.
- Oats gluten-free
Gluten-free breakfast ideas
Breakfasts that can be prepared in advance are ideal for mornings when you’re rushed. Slow cookers are a great kitchen tool to use for breakfasts like gluten-free oatmeal. It only takes a few minutes to prepare the night before and a few minutes to cook the next morning.
Breakfast for an active school day
It’s not that I’m a Supermom. My kids don’t eat cereal at breakfast time on school days. I stock my freezer because I’m a good cook.
I sent my first-year college student to school with a supply of muffins this semester. All but one of these gluten-free breakfast recipes can be prepared ahead of time. All of these gluten-free breakfast ideas are better than cereal. You can feed your family gluten-free breakfasts that will set them up for a great day, even if you are in a hurry.
Brunch on a holiday or weekend
When you first go gluten-free, I think you should learn how to cook breakfast. It’s also cookies. What about breakfast biscuits?
You can’t find good gluten-free muffins, waffles or pancakes. Real Bagels are also hard to come by. When you host a holiday in the spring or want to have a large, leisurely brunch with your family and close friends, it’s important to include everyone’s favorites.
My extended family did not understand at all when my son, who was a toddler at the time, decided to go gluten-free. They would not stop at the bagel shop on their way to our home, no matter the risk.
I made a promise to myself that I would learn how to make bagels gluten-free that rivaled those sold in New York, and I would refuse gluten at the front door. It’s done!
Make gluten-free breakfasts with these tips.
Even on hectic weekday mornings, you can enjoy a stress-free gf breakfast with these tips.
Cook in bulk and freeze.
My number one tip when it comes to gluten-free breakfast ideas. This is the best way to ensure you always have a gluten-free breakfast on hand. Breakfast is simple when you have a freezer full of food. You can still feed your extended family, even if it means you have to buy food for half the household.
You can freeze all these gluten-free breakfast recipes, including the quiche. They will be ready for you to thaw out or reheat when you want them.
Sunday is the perfect day to make smoothie kits.
It’s not a recipe, but a natural GF smoothie with fruit, nut milk, and coconut is a delicious way to start your day.
You can also prepare these in advance by portioning out the ingredients and freezing them or storing them in the refrigerator. Poursuivre by adding your milk of choice to the bag and blending.
Have you looked at the price of those fancy smoothie sets that come in pre-portioned cups?
Dry mixes can be used to make pancakes and other dishes.
Make all of your dry mixes in advance. This is a simple but effective way to prepare a gluten-free breakfast. Make a large batch of muffin mix, waffle mix, or pancake mix. Store the dry ingredients in glass jars.
When you are on the go and need to prepare a gluten-free breakfast, you can do half the measuring for you. You only need to scoop out the correct amount of dry mixture and then add your wet ingredients.
Repurpose dinner leftovers (or vice-versa)
The next morning, leftover potatoes can be transformed into a delicious brunch or breakfast. Crispy bacon, sharp cheese, and mashed potato are all combined to make crispy cakes. So good.
Leftover potato cakes are a delicious, gluten-free breakfast that goes well with crusty bread. They’re also versatile, so you can season them with whatever you like.
There’s no reason why you can’t serve a breakfast quiche with jacket potato, a salad, and some whipped cream as a light meal. You can also serve the strawberry breakfast cake as dessert with some whipped crème or ice-cream toppings.
Use your creativity to make your leftovers for breakfast or dinner or with batch cooking. You can rework or dress things differently and serve them whenever you like.
Simple gluten-free substitutes can help you make a healthy breakfast.
You can still enjoy sweetness without refined sugars by substituting date sugar, honey, maple syrup, or coconut sugar for refined syrups. Maple syrup is a great way to add sweetness without being too sweet.
Switch from fried to baked eggs to reduce your fat intake. To boost your intake of fiber and healthy fats, add chia seeds to oatmeal, overnight oats, or gluten-free muffins.
A gluten-free breakfast is not necessarily healthier. Many of the breakfast cereals that you can buy in stores are loaded with sugar, preservatives, chemical flavors, and fillers.
Making your gluten-free breakfast recipes gives you the power to choose healthy ingredients, and you can decide when you want a nutritious breakfast. You might choose to add blueberries, maple syrup, chia seed, almond butter, and shredded coconut to your oatmeal or scrambled egg and crispy hashbrowns for a hearty breakfast.
Do you want to have a delicious breakfast with crispy hashbrowns, salty bacon, and eggs? Great! It’s up to you. If you want to make a super easy, healthy, gluten-free breakfast, these ingredients are safe and simple.