Gluten-Free Breakfast Ideas for a Brilliant Start to the Day
Mornings are important, and breakfast is vital. But when breakfast needs to be gluten free, getting a meal on the table fast is not as simple as reaching for the cereal box or popping bread into the toaster. Sure, you can keep gluten-free bread in the freezer for breakfast, but we encourage you to think outside of the bread box when it comes to gluten-free breakfasts that will get your day off to a brilliant start.
That's where we come in: We're sharing our most delicious, creative ideas for quick gluten-free breakfasts you can put together and eat in those precious minutes before you leave the house. From protein-packed smoothies to a classic cheese omelet, there's something here for everyone. If time is always tight, you'll be pleased to know we also have make-ahead gluten-free breakfasts, including muffins and granola, the latter of which is gluten-free if made with certified gluten-free oats.
Then there are magical recipes your family will love, like the Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Waffles shown here. They can be made in 30 minutes and eaten in far less time than that! Plus, these flour-free, protein-filled waffles can be made ahead and heated up in the toaster on an extra hectic morning. Their secret ingredients aren't secret; peanut butter, eggs, and mashed overripe bananas. Breakfast doesn't have to be sweet to be delicious, though. A Baked Sweet Potato with Oat Crumble or an Egg-and-Miso Breakfast Soup are just two of the different, healthy, and savory ways to start the day.
Use this collection of gluten-free breakfast ideas, packed with healthy, tasty options, to fuel your busy days ahead.
Coconut-Raspberry Breakfast Pudding
If you're looking for something different, delicious, and healthy to boot, give this make-ahead chilled pudding a try. It's gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined-sugar-free. It starts with a rice blend from the grocery store (look for ones with quinoa or freekeh in addition to the rice). The grains are cooked then mixed with coconut milk, maple syrup, and raspberries.
Classic Cheese Omelet
Like it says in the name, this is a totally classic breakfast (or lunch or dinner), and it doesn't take long to prep. An omelet makes a protein-packed meal. Once you master this recipe, switch it up by trying different cheeses or adding some leftover vegetables. The possibilities are endless.
Gluten-Free Banana-Almond Butter Muffin
This nut-butter-rich recipe calls for no flour and just a little sugar. Ripe bananas play a starring role adding sweetness and body.
Avocado, Cucumber, and Apple Smoothie Bowl
Here's a nourishing breakfast idea for those who don't like to start the day with sweet. Another bonus: This smoothie bowl is vegan as well as gluten-free.
Granola with Dark Chocolate, Olive-Oil, and Maple
Packed with dried cherries, pecans, cashews, pepitas, and coconut flakes, as well as chunks of dark chocolate, putting together a batch of this granola is the best way to use your weekend. You can even make a double batch to speed you through the week. (Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats.)
Gluten-Free Buttermilk Pancakes
For those days when you or your loved ones need pancakes and they need to be gluten-free, there is this no-fuss recipe that uses brown rice flour and potato starch to make delicate flapjacks.
Cherry-Date Oat Bars
These fruity breakfast bars are made with all whole ingredients, including gluten-free rolled oats, dried cherries, dates, almond butter, and honey. And they're better than store-bought.
Tropical-Fruit Juice Salad
Baked Sweet Potato with Maple-Oat Crumble
Prep these baked sweet potatoes the night before, then warm them up when you wake for an easy, healthy start to the day. The maple-oat-crumble is just the right complement to the sweet, moist potato.
Sweet Rice Porridge
Egg-and-Miso Breakfast Soup
Soup for breakfast? Yes indeed! Our new favorite way to eat eggs is this soup. When you want to change things up, spike the soup with hot-pepper sauce or red-pepper flakes and experiment with other tender greens, including baby kale, watercress, or tatsoi.
Toasted Coconut Muesli
Combine the ingredients for this easy muesli right in the bowl before adding almond milk or your favorite milk. It's that easy and that quick. Toast coconut flakes ahead of time and defrost berries the night before so that it comes together in less than five minutes.
Gluten-Free Blackberry-Cornmeal Muffins
Almond flour lends a nutty note to these cornmeal quick breads. (If you don't have almond flour on hand but do have almonds, make your own almond flour by pulsing the nuts in a food processor until finely ground.)