Breakfast is the most important meal of the day since your body is hungry after fasting all night long. When you eat a gluten-free diet, breakfast may seem to be a challenge with its fluffy pancakes, crispy waffles, and decadent cinnamon buns. You might be surprised to find out that many of these favorites can be made with a gluten-free recipe. Yet many other delicious recipes are made with ingredients that contain naturally gluten-free foods. You are sure to find several new recipes to fit your tastes, whether they are salty or sweet on any given day. Try several new ones and get the best of all these recipes have to offer.
50 Breakfast Recipes You Won’t Believe Are Gluten Free
Whether you have an appetite for savory or sweet breakfast foods, there are many great gluten-free recipes to choose from. Since you likely don’t have much time to spend in your kitchen each morning, many of the above recipes quick and easy to prepare. There are some that are simple enough to make on busy weekday mornings and others can be prepared ahead of time and eaten the next morning without any flavor loss. Some even taste better the next day. There are a few, however, that are less nutritious or higher in sugar, and those are best saved for weekend or special occasion treats.
1. Avocado Hummus
Chickpeas and avocado are the main ingredients of this breakfast that takes only 10 minutes to prepare. The protein-rich chickpeas are quickly blended in a food processor with tahini, olive oil and spices to create this Mediterranean-style dip. The addition of avocado to this dip, hummus, adds a unique, but tasty, flavor to this mixture. The results are a creamy, gluten-free breakfast that is high in protein and monounsaturated fat. The finishing touch of this dish is a topping of cilantro and red pepper flakes. It can be served with tortilla or pita chips for a fun way to start the day.
2. Avocado Egg Salad
Imagine a bowl of egg salad that has no mayonnaise in it. Yes, it is possible, and it makes a delicious breakfast idea. The key to this recipe is to use an avocado, full of healthy monounsaturated fat, mashed to creamy goodness. Once the chopped hard boiled eggs are added to the mashed avocado, mayo is no longer needed since the egg salad is a perfectly luscious dish with a zesty flavor. This can be served on a gluten-free bread or wrapped in a large lettuce leaf for a protein rich breakfast that will keep you satisfied until lunchtime.
3. Paleo Bang Bang Shrimp Taco
For a breakfast with a bang, these shrimp tacos will surely wake you up and feed your body. While it may seem like an untraditional choice for the morning meal, these shrimp tacos just might change your mind. Lightly-fried, crispy shrimp are combined with the “firecracker sauce” for a spicy start to your day. They sit upon a bed of deliciously crunchy, tangy slaw in a light and fluffy Paleo-style tortilla. The sauce is the pivotal ingredient in this gluten-free recipe. It packs a punch with cayenne pepper, chili flakes, and sriracha sauce all combined with a few other ingredients to give this meal an authentic flavor.
4. Eggs Fried with Tomato in Bell Pepper Ring
A colorful dish that will please your aesthetic side as well as your palate, these eggs are an easy recipe to prepare. The bright colors of the green pepper and red tomato are a stark contrast to the pale colors of the yellow and white egg. The combination provides you with a breakfast that is one of the great gluten-free recipes. It packs a wonderful source of protein with nutritious vegetables to get your morning off on the right foot. Each ingredient is added to the pan at just the right time, so it is perfectly cooked through. Since the egg is fried on top of the tomato and inside of the pepper ring, you will see all of the colorful goodness on your plate as you dig in.
5. Sun Dried Tomato Basil Hummus
Hummus is a versatile and gluten-free food that it is a wonderful option for breakfast. Add in the sun dried tomatoes and basil of this recipe for an irresistibly fresh taste that you will want to make again and again. This easy-to-prepare hummus recipe beats any store-bought hummus in freshness and flavor hands down. In addition, it is the ideal choice for use as a dip or spread at your morning meal. Add some to a lettuce wrap with feta or as a dip for corn tortillas and enjoy this characteristically Mediterranean fare featuring chickpeas, tahini, basil, and sun dried tomatoes.
6. Crustless Caprese Quiche
Packed with so much flavor, you will not even miss the crust on this delicious quiche. Tomatoes are definitely the centerpiece of this gluten-free breakfast. Add in some basil, straight from the plant, and your meal will be bursting with the fresh flavors of an Italian kitchen. The Caprese style envelopes tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese to create a recipe that will tickle the taste buds to the point where you will want to eat it again and again. Since it is full of vegetables, and the eggs are a great protein source, you don’t even have to feel guilty for doing so.
7. Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage and Eggs
When you are looking for a slightly more elaborate breakfast idea that is still easy to prepare, look no further than this decadent sweet potato hash. Simply prepared in one cast iron skillet, this breakfast is a perfect addition for those eating only a gluten-free diet. The sweet potatoes are cooked until tender and then combined with cooked, ground sausage, sautéed onions and rosemary. These ingredients produce a heavenly aroma throughout the house. To top it off and make it even more exciting, however, four eggs are cracked on top of the mixture, the skillet is popped into the oven, and it is all cooked to perfection.
8. Breakfast Muffins
These lovely treats are baked in muffins tins and come out muffin shaped, but that’s where the resemblance to muffins ends. Still, they are a delectable and delicious part of a gluten-free diet. They are actually mini pies with a hash brown potato crust. The filling is a combination of eggs, peppers, bacon, and cheese. The combination actually resembles a mini quiche, but the green and red peppers make it look extra festive. They look good enough for a holiday brunch party, but they are easy enough for a quick weekday breakfast.
9. Breakfast Pizza
When most people think of pizza for breakfast, they imagine the cold leftovers of last night’s dinner. This breakfast pizza is completely different. It is freshly prepared in under 30 minutes, chock full of healthy vegetables, and completely satisfying. It is just one more of the gluten-free recipes which also works for those living a Paleo lifestyle. With a sweet potato crust, some sausage, and your choice of your favorite fresh vegetable toppings, the taste is incredible. But, add eggs to the top for the added protein that will keep you energized all day long, and you have a brand new image of the perfect pizza.
10. Cauliflower Hash Brown Egg Cups
Cauliflower is substituted for wheat flour or potatoes to make this delightful dish part of your gluten-free diet. This individually portioned meal incorporates the vegetable with eggs and two types of cheese to make appropriate sized servings that will leave you anticipating the next time it will be on the menu. Yet, it is a filling breakfast option with its protein-packed eggs and cheese and its nutrient dense cauliflower. And the preparation of this dish is simple too. Most of the prep time is actual cooking time, so you can get other tasks done while you breathe in the wonderful aromas of your hash browns and cheese-y egg meal.