Whether you’re gluten-intolerant, allergic, or have just chosen to stay away from gluten, these gluten-free breakfast ideas have your mornings covered.
Freshly-baked cinnamon rolls, chewy oatmeal bars, crispy hash browns, and more: is there a better way to get you energized in the morning than these hearty meals?
If you think being on a gluten-free diet will stop you from enjoying these tasty dishes, I’m here to debunk that myth for you.
As long as you use the right substitutes, you’ll be able to enjoy all these classic breakfasts without damaging your gut.
Don’t worry about the flavor, either. These dishes may be gluten-free, but they don’t taste like it.
With this collection of gluten-free breakfast ideas, your mornings have never been greater.
1. Coconut Flour Pancakes
Regular flour contains gluten, which is why for this first recipe, you’ll use coconut flour to make pancakes.
Not only is coconut flour gluten-free, but it’s also loaded a lot healthier! It’s low-carb, low-calorie, and rich in fiber and protein.
More importantly, it works perfectly as a flour alternative.
These pancakes are just as light and fluffy, but won’t cause you any gut problems.
Just keep in mind that coconut flour is more absorbent, so you’ll need more liquid to saturate your batter.
2. Chia Pudding
If you’re a dessert-for-breakfast kind of person, you have to try this chia pudding.
There are endless ways to flavor chia pudding, but for this recipe, you’ll combine chia seeds, almond milk, strawberries, maple syrup, and pulse them in a blender.
The resulting pudding is thick, creamy, and pretty in pink. You can already top it at this point, or chill it in the fridge for several hours to thicken.
Once your base is all set, just top it with your choice of fruit, chocolate shavings, and shredded coconut.
3. Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls
I don’t trust a person who doesn’t like cinnamon rolls. I mean, how can anyone say no to these warm, ooey-gooey, sweet-smelling rolls? I can’t get enough!
If you’re on a gluten-free diet, I know it feels like it’s impossible to enjoy these tasty buns. But do not fret, for this recipe is here to save the day.
These cinnamon rolls are gluten-free but just as sinful and delectable as any.
This proves that as long as you have gluten-free flour in your pantry, you can have all the baked goodies your body craves.
4. Gluten-Free Waffles
Are you team pancakes, or team waffles?
I’m a waffle gal myself, and even though I’m free to have gluten, I also won’t say no to these crispy, fluffy, gluten-free treats.
These Belgian waffles have everything you can ask for in waffles – crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. There’s nothing soggy about these guys at all.
You’ll use oat flour for this recipe, which makes it gluten-free, but trust me, they’ll taste just as awesome as regular waffles.
5. Gluten-Free Blueberry Scones
In the mood for a fancy breakfast? Say no more.
These blueberry scones have a perfectly crispy topping with a super-tender and flaky interior.
Every bite is bursting with sweet and juicy blueberries. I can eat these all day.
Also, they couldn’t be easier to prepare. Just throw all the ingredients in a bowl, mix, and shape the dough into triangles. Then, into the oven, they go!
Whether you eat them as is or top with honey or jam, you can’t go wrong.
6. Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
These oatmeal breakfast bars are out-of-this-world amazing.
They taste somewhat like banana bread, but with a touch of peanut butter. They’re delicious, to say the least.
One can never go wrong with the combination of peanut butter and banana.
Together with rolled oats, they make the most scrumptious breakfast bars that I’ll bet you’ll want to eat even for lunch, afternoon snack, or dinner.
Here’s the best part: this recipe only requires three basic ingredients and comes together in 15 minutes! How easy is that?
7. Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins
These muffins mean serious business. They’re dense, yet light and airy, at the same time. I don’t know how on earth that’s possible, but it is.
Don’t take my word for it, though. See for yourself!
These muffins are flavored with fresh blueberries but don’t feel like you can only limit the flavor to that.
The recipe works with other berries and mix-ins as well. Frozen berries are fine, too.
8. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
To me, peanut butter and banana are a match made in heaven. These two guys, even on their own, are amazing!
Now imagine what it would be like if they join forces to make a smoothie. My goodness, it’s delicious.
This smoothie is thick, creamy, and just downright delicious. It’s so good, it’s hard to believe it only calls for 5 minutes.
Apart from the flawless flavor and consistency, this smoothie is also gluten-free and packed with nutrients.
9. Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits
With this fruit and yogurt parfait, it’s like you’re eating ice cream, but it’s healthier.
It’s just as thick and creamy, and the fruity flavor is spot on.
A combination of oats, chia seeds, milk, and frozen fruits makes a colorful and scrumptious parfait.
Because these parfaits have a long shelf-life, they’re a perfect make-ahead treat.
Make a big batch, pop them in the fridge, and enjoy whenever. It doesn’t have to be for breakfast.
10. Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
I’m such a sucker for overnight oats. Whoever came up with the idea deserves an award.
With this quick and easy recipe, you can say goodbye to standing in front of the stove, stirring non-stop, and babysitting your oats.
All you’ll need is a mason jar, a bunch of healthy ingredients, and the fridge.
After several hours, the oats will have softened and absorbed the flavors of the other ingredients.
The result is a thick, creamy, rich, and tasty breakfast served in a rustic jar.
11. Hash Browns
Did you know that hash browns only call for three ingredients?
Considering how delectable the result is, you may find it hard to believe. But it’s true!
With just shredded potatoes, salt, and water, you’ll be one step closer to crispy fried homemade hash browns.
There’s no need to go to Waffle House or your favorite breakfast joint, just head to the kitchen and get shredding.
12. Gluten-Free Breakfast Pizza
Pizza for breakfast? Count me in. This pizza isn’t your typical pizza, though. Oh no, it’s way better.
Instead of a regular pizza crust, you’ll use hash browns. I’m getting giddy just imagining it.
Then, you can go crazy with the toppings. This recipe yields a perfect balance of colors, flavors, and textures, but you can also make it your own.
13. Almond Flour Carrot Cake Scones
Are they carrot cake slices or scones? Who cares? All that matters is that they’re seriously delicious.
It’s hard to stop at one. But it’s fine because they’re gluten-free and low-carb.
You’ll use almond flour for this recipe, so expect moist, buttery, and nutty goodness from these scones.
Think of them as the love child between a scone and a muffin.
Loaded with coconut flakes, walnuts, and a dash of orange zest, they’ll also give off a wonderful carrot cake-like vibe.
The glaze is optional because they’re already amazing as is. But if you’re a sweet tooth like me, don’t skip it!
14. Gluten-Free Breakfast Cookies
Is there a better way to start the day than with freshly baked cookies?
I don’t think so. Set the tone of your day right with these spectacular morning treats!
Made from peanut butter, banana agave nectar, flaxseed, and almonds, these cookies are ridiculously amazing.
All those flavors in one bite? It’s too good for words.
They’re tasty, hearty, and 100% gluten-free. What more can you ask for?
15. Mixed-Berry Smoothie
This smoothie is a combination of banana, Greek yogurt, and frozen berries. You can throw in whatever fruit you have on the counter, too.
That’s what I love about smoothies – you can’t go wrong with it. Mangoes, bananas, pineapple, apples – any fruit or berry works.
It’s sweet, thick, and creamy, and tastes just as amazing as a sinful milkshake. The only difference is, it’s 10 times more nutritious.
16. Gluten-Free Banana Muffins
These banana muffins are soft, moist, and bursting with banana goodness. Also, they’re loaded with chocolate chips and nuts in every bite.
They get a 12/10 in both the flavor and texture departments. I love how they taste just like a banana cake, but they come in easy, grab-and-go sizes.
They bake in just 15 minutes, which means they’ll be ready right after a quick morning shower.
17. Huevos Rancheros
Huevos rancheros is a Mexican breakfast of fried eggs, corn tortillas, and salsa. It’s a simple meal, but it’s so pretty.
The red salsa and bright golden eggs are so inviting. You can’t look at a plate of huevos rancheros and say, “Nah, I’m good.”
It’s loaded with protein, carbs, and vegetables, so it truly is a substantial meal. All you’ll need is a cup of coffee and your breakfast is ready.
18. Gluten-Free Banana Bread
This banana bread is wonderfully moist, sweet, and loaded with banana flavor. What’s more, is that it smells amazing while it bakes in the oven.
The recipe is easy, but there’s a catch. You’ll need to wait an hour before slicing into it.
This is a near-impossible task, considering how heavenly its aroma is.
But resist the temptation, or else it won’t set and the bread slices will just disintegrate into a crumbly mess. It’ll still taste good, though.
19. Gluten-Free Baked Oatmeal
The sound of baked oatmeal isn’t that enticing, but wait until you try this one.
This baked goodie is loaded with sweet raisins, dates, and crunchy nuts.
The oatmeal gives it such a lovely soft and chewy texture, too, so look forward to that.
It has a pretty impressive shelf-life, so feel free to double the batch and refrigerate. Trust me, you’ll want an endless supply of this baked treat.
20. Gluten-Free Bread
A good loaf of gluten-free bread is hard to come by. The solution is simple, though – just make it yourself.
This recipe for gluten-free sandwich bread is super easy but yields perfect results.
The bread is wonderfully soft and moist, just like any regular sandwich bread.
It gets bonus points for being both gluten-free and dairy-free, too!
21. Acai Bowl
Acai is a super berry you’d definitely want to add to your diet – gluten-free or not. Acai berry is the deep purple fruit of the acai palm tree.
Rich in antioxidants, the acai berry trumps cranberries, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries in terms of nutritional value.
Its flavor is quite spectacular, too – like a cross between chocolate and berries.
This bowl combines acai berries, blueberries, strawberries, and bananas.
Topped with honey, more fruit, chia seeds, and granola, this is truly the breakfast of champions.
Made with whole grains, nuts, dried fruit, and seeds, granola is another nutritious breakfast option.
Don’t settle for store-bought granola, though. They’re loaded with sugars and other possibly harmful ingredients.
Instead, make it yourself! It’s an easy, one-bowl recipe you can make in a breeze.
It’s naturally sweetened, too, so it’s low in sugar and calories but high in flavor.
23. Hash Brown Casserole
Do you know what tastes even better than a crispy hash brown? A hash brown casserole, that’s what!
This scrumptious and hearty casserole has a creamy topping and is loaded with Monterey Jack cheese, to boot.
Expect insane flavors and maximum gooey goodness with this one.
If you’ve never heard of shakshuka, you’re in for a treat. This North African breakfast is definitely one for the books.
It may be gluten-free and vegetarian, but don’t let that fool you.
These soft-cooked eggs on a bed of chunky tomato sauce and peppers are so incredible. It’ll only take you one bite to fall in love.
25. Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs
Here’s another epic egg-based breakfast idea for you: scrambled eggs with smoked salmon.
You’ll think it’s such a basic combination, but the flavors will blow your taste buds away.
With this skillet, you’ll get richness and creaminess from the eggs.
The smoked salmon adds a wonderfully salty and smoky contrast to the scrambled eggs. Together, they’re the perfect pair.
If you’re a fan of nuts and seeds, I highly recommend this recipe.
From almonds, pistachios, and cashews to pumpkin seeds and hemp seeds to rolled oats and coconut chips, this muesli is fully loaded.
Served with dried apricots, berries, honey, milk, and yogurt, this breakfast meal is truly a treat.
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