October 29, 2021
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Are you ready for some epic gluten-free breakfast ideas that everyone in the family will love? Today, I’m sharing the top gluten-free breakfast recipes I use in my own kitchen including everything from eggless french toast to the best on-the-go recipes I take with me to the office on busy mornings.
I really do believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day! It’s your chance to provide yourself and your kids a healthy, nourishing meal that will give them enough energy to get through the day.
These 60 gluten-free breakfast ideas are the perfect way to start the day because they’re allergy-friendly, nutritious, and, most importantly, delicious! And once you have your first meal picked out, you can grab one of these gluten-free dinner ideas for the evening.
Check out this video for a quick run-through of my favorite breakfast ideas without gluten.
If you often find yourself wondering what gluten-free meals to cook, be sure to check out my 4-Week Family-Friendly Grain-Free Meal Plan. It’s packed with amazing recipes kids and adults will both love.
Like all my meal plans it also includes weekly shopping lists and meal prep guides to save you time and money. Check out the MOMables Grain-Free Meal Plan here!
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Gluten-Free Breakfast Recipes
Whether you have gluten intolerances/allergies or simply choose to avoid gluten, the recipes below include a variety of classics recreated into delicious gluten-free versions everyone can enjoy.
Recipe: Blueberry Breakfast Bread
While you can get a slice of blueberry bread from the bakery, this breakfast bread version is both simple and much better for you. The recipe is dairy-free and uses oat flour for that delicious, crumbly texture without the gluten!
Recipe: Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls
Soft, fluffy gluten-free cinnamon rolls that require no yeast or kneading. Add a drizzle of homemade glaze, and you won’t be able to tell the difference.
Recipe: Gluten-Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread
If you love toasted cinnamon bread for breakfast, this recipe is a must! Along with being gluten-free, it’s also nut, dairy, and egg-free!
Recipe: Paleo Bread
This Paleo bread uses nuts instead of flour for a moist bread that you can slice easily and use for everything from building sandwiches to morning toasts.
Recipe: Easy Cloud Bread
Also known as Keto bread, Cloud Bread makes a great breakfast option for anyone avoiding grain, carbs, or gluten.
Recipe: Zucchini Parmesan Waffles
Cheesy, savory waffles made with shredded zucchini and gluten-free flour are a delicious twist on the classic recipe. These have a crispy on the outside texture and make a light yet filling breakfast.
Recipe: Allergy-Friendly Waffles
Everyone loves waffles, and just because your child is gluten-free doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy them. These cinnamon waffles are so much tastier than store-bought gluten-free waffles with simpler ingredients. It’s a win-win! Bonus points if you drizzle them with Homemade Cinnamon Syrup.
Recipe: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Waffles
This recipe is whipped up in the blender with oats and makes waffles with perfectly crispy edges and soft centers. Want more chocolate? Add a tablespoon of cocoa powder to the batter, and you’ll have a batch of double chocolate gluten-free waffles!
Recipe: Paleo, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Scones
One of my most popular scone recipes and it happens to be grain-free and paleo-friendly! Crispy on the outside and soft like a muffin on the inside.
Recipe: Grain-Free Blueberry Scones
These tasty paleo scones are made with coconut flour and almond flour. They are also grain and gluten-free scones perfect for breakfast or snacking.
Recipe: Apple Ring Donuts
Warm, soft apple donuts that are baked, not fried, and come with a surprise in the center!
Gluten-Free Breakfast on the Go
Eating breakfast in the car doesn’t have to mean a sausage biscuit from the drive-thru. Any of these muffins and mini quiches can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for a quick, portable meal that’s easy to eat.
Recipe: Grain-Free Pancake Muffins
Pancakes? In muffin form? Count me in! These muffins have the delicious taste and texture of pancakes but are more portable, perfect for grab-and-go breakfasts.
Recipe: Taco Breakfast Egg Cups
Taco egg cups (aka mini quiches) are made with eggs, cheese, and your choice of taco toppings. They’re high in protein and work great for breakfast on the go.
Recipe: Spinach & Bacon Mini Quiches
Food is better in mini form, right? These mini quiches make a portable breakfast that can be made ahead of time for easy mornings. You can even use the leftovers to pack your child’s lunchboxes.
Recipe: Salsa Mini Quiches
Eggs are a go-to for gluten-free breakfasts and this mini quiche recipe takes no time at all to whip up with leftover salsa from taco night.
Recipe: Cheddar Sausage Jumbo Muffins
These savory muffins are a delicious combination of breakfast sausage, Cheddar cheese, and sauteéd apple in one gluten-free muffin, all thanks to the oat flour!
Recipe: Lemon Poppyseed Zucchini Muffins
This lemon poppyseed muffin is SUPER moist all thanks to the shredded zucchini and oat flour. Made with minimal added sugar and coconut oil, you can feel good about snagging one of these for a quick breakfast.
Recipe: Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins
These banana oat muffins are made in the blender with old-fashioned oats and yogurt for a light and moist breakfast without using butter or oil.
Recipe: Grain-Free Morning Glory Muffins
I developed this recipe for my third cookbook, The Best Grain-Free Family Meals on the Planet, as a tasty and healthy version of the classic Morning Glory Muffin. All you need to do is blend flax, walnuts, raisins, and spices in a food processor or blender and bake into a hearty, delicious muffin.
Recipe: Blueberry Bran Muffins
These blueberry “bran” muffins are gluten-free and taste like the REAL deal. Super moist, filling, and full of omega-3s and fiber, you can also swap the blueberries for dried cranberries or your choice of dried fruit.
Recipe: Fruit & Yogurt Parfait
It doesn’t get easier than a fruit and yogurt parfait you prep ahead in minutes and store in your fridge for grab-and-go moments.
Recipe: Homemade Dairy-Free Yogurt Drinks
If your kids love those store-bought drinkable yogurts, this recipe is a healthier alternative made with fewer ingredients and real fruit. Simple, blender fresh fruit with yogurt in a high-speed blender and chill for 1 hour. Easy!
Gluten-Free Pancake Ideas
Time to ditch the gluten-free pancake mixes for any of these homemade versions. It doesn’t take fancy ingredients to achieve the ultimate stack of perfectly, fluffy pancakes while adhering to your gluten-free lifestyle. For recipes using a 1:1 all-purpose gluten-free flour, I like this one best, for pancakes.
Recipe: Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes
You don’t have to give up fluffy pancakes when you go gluten-free, this recipe makes the perfect pancake every single time. With a nearly 5 star rating and 49 reviews, it’s a go-to for my family and countless others.
Recipe: Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
These pancakes are made FAST in a blender and are naturally gluten-free, easy to make, and utterly delicious. You could definitely say they are a new favorite.
Recipe: Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes
It’s like pumpkin pie for breakfast but in pancakes! No one has to miss out on the pumpkin spice pancakes because these are made gluten and dairy-free with 1:1 gluten-free flour. Want to make them dairy-free? Swap the milk for a dairy-free alternative and the butter for coconut oil.
Recipe: Paleo Cassava Flour Pancakes
Fluffy, light, and airy are not words most people associate with paleo pancakes, but thanks to these cassava flour, these pancakes will change your mind! I use this cassava flour for best results.
Recipe: Gluten-Free Blueberry Pancakes
Healthy and delicious blueberry pancakes, and they’re vegan friendly too! Drizzle them with Homemade Syrup or Copy-Cat IHOP Blueberry Syrup for best results.
Recipe: Gluten, Dairy, and Egg Free Pancakes
Here’s a breakfast you can make that avoids three common allergies. Don’t worry, they’re still delicious and fluffy! These are perfect served with some homemade strawberry syrup which tastes so much better than the premade stuff!
Gluten-Free Oatmeal Recipes
We love making overnight oats around here, and once you master the basic overnight oat recipe, it’s fun to get creative and experiment with all sorts of incredible flavors and add-ins. They’re also useful for prep-ahead breakfasts because they stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 5 days! Which is why I lean on this recipe often for breakfast and even lunch!
All of the recipes below can be made dairy-free by swapping regular milk for your favorite non-dairy alternative, I like using almond milk.
Recipe: Apple Pie Overnight Oats
With just a couple of ingredients and a few active minutes of preparation, you can make these simple apple pie inspired overnight oats for a satisfying breakfast option.
Recipe: Bananas Foster Overnight Oats
Can you imagine eating Bananas Foster for breakfast and calling it healthy? You can with these overnight oats. By quickly sauteeing sliced bananas with cinnamon and maple syrup you’ll add a TON of flavor to oats while keeping your breakfast on the light side.
Recipe: Banana Split Overnight Oats
This isn’t the usual way to serve bananas split but it makes one heck of a delicious breakfast! I like to set it up self-serve style by making a large batch of plain overnight oats with the toppings in separate dishes so everyone can build their own bowl.
Recipe: Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats
There’s no better way to use up those fresh, summer peaches or the ones in your freezer than with these Peaches and Cream Oats. This is a refreshing breakfast you’ll want to make again and again.
Recipe: Strawberry Overnight Oats
These Strawberry Overnight Oats have the perfect creamy texture and fresh flavor from the strawberries & cream combination.
Recipe: Honey & Almond Butter Overnight Oats
Honey, almond butter, and bananas are a delicious combination on their own, but add them to a batch of creamy oats and you have one hearty breakfast that will hold you over for hours.
Recipe: Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
There’s something so comforting about a big bowl of warm oatmeal in the morning. Add sweet, juicy blueberries and it gets even better! This baked oatmeal only takes a couple of minutes to prep, then into the oven it goes. You could even bake it the night before and refrigerate it until breakfast.
Recipe: Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal
Hot baked oatmeal with tart cranberries and fresh orange zest is the kind of breakfast that tastes like the holidays, but shouldn’t be limited to the holidays only! Enjoy this for breakfast any time of year, swapping the cranberries for strawberries, blackberries, and whatever berry is in season.
More Gluten-Free Breakfast Ideas
This selection isn’t your typical gluten-free breakfast options, that’s why I’m sharing them with you. Everything from sweet potato toast to breakfast pizza and shakshuka, these recipes could pass for breakfast or a quick gluten-free dinner.
Recipe: Peanut Butter & Jelly Sweet Potato Toasts
For those who are gluten or grain-free, sweet potato toasts are an easy and nutritious swap for regular bread. No, it doesn’t taste just like bread, but it’s still pretty scrumptious PB & J style!
Recipe: Butternut Squash & Chorizo Hash
A perfectly sweet and savory combination of sauteéd butternut squash with bites of chorizo in every bite. Top it with an over-easy egg and bon appétit!
If you’ve never tried shakshuka, it’s basically eggs baked in a rich, savory tomato base. It takes less than 15 minutes to whip up and is a clever way to serve eggs outside of the usual fried, scrambled, and omelet options.
Recipe: Ham & Cheese Breakfast Pizza
Easy and healthy breakfast pizza is one of our go-to weekend breakfasts, especially since this version is gluten-free and can be enjoyed by everyone in our family.
Gluten-Free Breakfast Cookies
Cookies for breakfast sounds like a paradox but the recipes below prove you can enjoy them straight out of the oven any time of the day and they’re gluten-free. You won’t find regular, all-purpose flour, butter, or sugar in these recipes only clean ingredients that most of us have readily available in our pantries.
By the way, I recently published an entire cookbook of Clean Treats that are gluten-free and avoid processed sugars. Grab your copy here.
Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies
Since these cookies are made with oats and not all-purpose flour, they have a heartier texture while the banana and peanut butter work as binding agents. Add cocoa powder to that mix and you can enjoy a chocolate cookie for breakfast, guilt-free!
Recipe: Healthy Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Cookies
Made with pumpkin puree, peanut butter, honey, oats and pumpkin spice they’re the perfect delicious texture and easy to whip up.
Recipe: Blueberry Breakfast Cookie Recipe
These blueberry breakfast cookies contain no added sugars but still come out in perfect cookie form thanks to the banana and unsweetened applesauce.
Recipe: Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie
This recipe has already been visited over half a million times and for a good reason! It’s hearty, slightly sweet, and the ideal giant oatmeal cookie you’d want to eat for breakfast or a treat.
Recipe: Paleo Breakfast Cookies
No eggs, dairy, or grains are needed to make these tasty monster-sized breakfast cookies. This also makes a great base recipe you can use to add any of your favorite add-ins like dried fruit, chocolate chips, or nuts.
Smoothies are a no brainer when it comes to a delicious, gluten-free breakfast option. All the ingredients get tossed into a blender to make a refreshing, drinkable meal that’s good for you.
Recipe: Peach Cobbler Smoothie
If you like sipping on smoothies, then you’re going to love this oat peach smoothie recipe! Thanks to frozen peaches, oats, and almond milk, this refreshing smoothie tastes like dessert.
Recipe: Pineapple Green Smoothie
For those who have a hard time getting their daily greens in, this Pineapple Green Smoothie is the perfect solution. You get the full benefits from the spinach without the leafy flavor.
Recipe: Blueberry Muffin Smoothie
Another nutrient-packed recipe with blueberries, spinach, protein powder, and almond butter.
Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Smoothie
Kids love this dairy-free cinnamon roll smoothie. It has a delicious, thick texture thanks to oats and frozen bananas.
Recipe: Peaches & Cream Smoothie
Forget to the straw, you’re going to need a spoon the enjoy this refreshing peaches and cream smoothie. It’s super thick, frosty, and exactly what we crave on hot summer days.
Recipe: Lower Sugar Strawberries & Cream Smoothie Bowl
Thanks to avocado and chia seeds this smoothie has a velvet texture and is super good for you! Amp up the protein with your favorite vanilla protein powder.
Recipe: Low Sugar Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
Just like the strawberries and cream smoothie bowl this one uses avocado and chia seeds for a super thick texture. It’s a great way to use up frozen blueberries and pack in a ton of antioxidants.
Recipe: Coconut Pie Smoothie
Coconut milk makes this smoothie dairy-free option that’s rich and delicious, just like the actual coconut pie!
Gluten-Free Breakfast Tacos
This section includes two of my favorite things: breakfast and tacos. You can’t go wrong with any of these recipes and they are not limited to breakfast hours; you can serve them for lunch or dinner as well!
To make any of my Taco Tuesday recipes gluten-free simply grab your favorite gluten-free tortillas or wraps. I usually buy these or make my own easy gluten-free tortillas when I have the time.
Recipe: Make-ahead Breakfast Burritos
The best thing about these breakfast burritos is that you can freeze them and reheat when you’re ready to eat! You can make a huge batch with leftover food in your fridge, like deli meat or veggies. These are budget and allergy-friendly!
Recipe: Huevos Verdes
Huevos Verdes are delicious breakfast tacos consisting of scrambled eggs, salsa verde, and cheese stuffed in a warm tortilla. Trust me, you need these in your life.
Recipe: Steak & Eggs Breakfast Tacos
Classic steak and eggs breakfast served inside a grain-free tortilla with fajita vegetables and black beans. Epic.
Recipe: Sausage & Pineapple Salsa Breakfast Tacos
The combination of sweet and tangy Pineapple Sausage wrapped up in a tortilla with savory breakfast sausage wrapped is too much to resist. Plus, it’s less than 5 minutes to make!
Recipe: Southwest Breakfast Burritos
While burrito sized gluten-free tortillas aren’t my favorite, I love using this simple recipe that’s packed with protein from the eggs and flavorful roasted veggies and using white corn torillas.
Recipe: Huevos Rancheros
A traditional Mexican breakfast that features corn tortillas, which are naturally gluten-free, topped with black beans, fried eggs, and my fresh pico de gallo.
Recipe: Hummus Tostadas
Spread a little hummus over a toasted, gluten-free tortilla, top it with sliced avocado, a fried egg, pico de gallo, and voila! You have a hearty, protein-packed meal to keep you satisfied for hours.
Now that you have breakfast taken care of, be sure to check out my favorite gluten-free lunch ideas next!
60+ Gluten Free Breakfast Ideas like Blueberry Breakfast Bread!
- 2 cups oat flour
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup honey or maple syrup
- 1 large banana about 1 cup
- ½ cup melted coconut oil
- 2 eggs at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- ⅓ cup old fashioned oats
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the oat flour, baking powder, and salt.
- In a blender, place the honey, banana, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla, and lemon zest. Blend on medium speed until the ingredients are combined and you have a smooth, frothy texture.
- Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredient bowl, and slowly whisk until combined. Add in the oats, and mix, then gently fold in the blueberries into the batter.
- Pour the batter into the pan and bake 45 – 55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. If your bread loaf is looking golden around minute 35, cover with foil.
- Remove the loaf from the oven and allow it to cool down in the pan for 10 minutes before lifting the parchment paper out of the pan and slicing the blueberry loaf.
I’m new to gluten-free eating so this post was epic. After trying two different brands, I finally found gluten-free tortillas that I like so now I’ll be making many of these gluten-free breakfast ideas on the regular.
Loving all these gluten free breakfast recipes! those tacos look epic!
I want repict of gluten free breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner..help me learn about it how make etc.
It can be very difficult cooking for people with different dietary needs and preferences. My roommates and I have talked about doing ‘family’ dinner before, but it’s actually pretty difficult to accomplish because we all eat differently. Thanks for sharing the ideas, ‘family’ brunch might be in our near future!
I hope the family style brunch works for you! It’s always fun to share cooking styles.