Gluten-Free Breakfast and Brunch

No cereal? No bagels? No problem. We’ve got plenty of gluten-free breakfast and brunch recipes that will get your morning off to a good and gluten-free start.

  • Peanut Butter and Banana Pancakes
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    Peanut Butter and Banana Pancakes

    Pancakes are no longer off-limits when you use a packaged gluten-free baking mix. Have a tall stack!
  • Cilantro-Pear Turkey Breakfast Sausage
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    Cilantro-Pear Turkey Breakfast Sausage

    Making your own breakfast sausage is easier than you might think. Pear adds a subtle sweetness to this spiced breakfast side. Serve with eggs and fruit to complete the meal.
  • Gluten-Free Banana Bread
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

    Banana Bread

    This gluten-free breakfast bread gets its natural sweetness from extra ripe bananas, dates, and applesauce. Enjoy it plain or slathered with peanut butter for extra protein.
  • Sweet Almond Cream of Buckwheat with Skillet Pears
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    Sweet Almond Cream of Buckwheat with Skillet Pears

    If you’re avoiding oatmeal because of possible gluten cross-contamination, enjoy a bowl of warm cream of buckwheat cereal instead. Top this hearty cereal with chopped pears, dried cherries, and toasted almonds for a satisfying morning meal.
  • Breakfast Tortilla
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    Breakfast Tortilla

    This hearty open-faced omelet, called a tortilla, uses potatoes inside instead of serving them on the side.
  • <p>Buckwheat Belgian Waffles</p>

    Buckwheat Belgian Waffles

    Top these waffles with slightly warm maple syrup and fresh fruit. They're so dreamy you could serve them for breakfast or dessert.
  • <p>Fruit of the Forest Muffins</p>

    Fruit of the Forest Muffins

    These gluten-free muffins highlight mixed fresh berries, but you can omit the berries and use the recipe to incorporate any other gluten-free mix-ins you like.
  • Spinach, Onion, and Swiss Frittata
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    Spinach, Onion, and Swiss Frittata

    Mix up your morning routine with a delicious frittata; eggs boost protein and veggies become tender and delicious. Get creative with your frittata combos – try spicy jalapeños and cheddar or ham and Swiss.
  • Sour Cream-Blueberry Pancakes
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    Sour Cream-Blueberry Pancakes

    Adding sour cream to the gluten-free pancake batter makes the pancakes extra moist and tender. Topping the pancakes with blueberries makes them extra tasty.
  • Breakfast Quiche Bites
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    Breakfast Quiche Bites

    These cute little crustless quiches are ideal for a breakfast on the go. Whip up a batch on Sunday evening, and you have an easy go-to breakfast for busy weekday mornings.
  • <p>Zucchini Spice Bread</p>

    Zucchini Spice Bread

    Recipes for this popular tea bread are handed down through the generations. Here's a healthy, gluten-free loaf everyone can enjoy.
  • Hot Quinoa Cereal with Maple Syrup Apples
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    Hot Quinoa Cereal with Maple Syrup Apples

    High in protein and full of flavor, quinoa is an ancient grain that’s become quite popular. Fortunately, it’s a gluten-free grain and easy to prepare for breakfast.
  • <p>Glazed Golden Raisin Cinnamon Rolls</p>

    Glazed Golden Raisin Cinnamon Rolls

    A family-friendly breakfast favorite, cinnamon rolls are best enjoyed with a tall glass of milk or freshly brewed coffee. These sweet yeast rolls only rise once since there is no need for gluten development.
  • <p>Spinach, Bacon, and Cheese Quiche</p>

    Spinach, Bacon, and Cheese Quiche

    This quiche has a buttery crust, a fluffy egg center with smoky and salty bacon, and a blend of two cheeses. Need we say more?
  • <p>Sweet Potato Crepes with Caramelized Peaches and Pecans</p>

    Sweet Potato Crepes with Caramelized Peaches and Pecans

    Some crepes are cooked once, and then filled with sweet or savory fillings. In this recipe, the crepes are filled with a sweetened cream cheese mixture, cooked a second time until the cheese warms and the crepes are golden brown on the edges, and then topped with caramelized peaches and toasted pecans.
  • Potato Coins with Fried Eggs
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    Potato Coins with Fried Eggs

    Instead of shredding potatoes for hash browns, try this easy method using fingerling potatoes that's equally as good and makes the perfect accompaniment to fried eggs.
  • Spinach-and-Cheese Omelet
    Photo: Van Chaplin; Styling: Amy Burke

    Spinach and Cheese Omelet

    Add extra nutrients to your breakfast by stirring in chopped fresh spinach, chopped tomato and shredded cheese into your protein-packed omelet. Serve with a gluten-free bagel and fresh fruit to round out the meal.
  • <p>Oatmeal-Cranberry Pancakes</p>

    Oatmeal-Cranberry Pancakes

    These hearty, granola-like pancakes will give you a gluten-free energy boost on even the dreariest mornings.
  • Banana Breakfast Smoothie
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    Banana Breakfast Smoothie

    This protein-packed smoothie is perfect for breakfast on the go. Adding the yogurt at the very end imparts a creamy texture.
  • Eggs Blindfolded over Garlic-Cheddar Grits
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    Eggs Blindfolded over Garlic-Cheddar Grits

    Blindfolded eggs are a short-order cook's version of poached eggs. Breaking the runny yolk over a plate garlicky cheese grits is a luxurious way to start the day.
  • <p>Cinnamon-Raisin Bread</p>

    Cinnamon-Raisin Bread

    This versatile gluten-free bread is topnotch. Enjoy it fresh out of the oven one morning and use it to make stellar Cinnamon-Raisin French Toast the next.
  • <p>Orange, Pumpkin Seed, and Smoked Almond Granola with Greek Yogurt</p>

    Orange, Pumpkin Seed, and Smoked Almond Granola with Greek Yogurt

    This nutritious breakfast weighs in at less than 300 calories, but has enough bulk to get you through the morning without feeling hungry. Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats when making granola, as some commercial oats have been cross-contaminated by wheat.
  • Sausage and Polenta Breakfast Casserole
    Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Heather Chontos

    Sausage and Polenta Breakfast Casserole

    Andouille sausage, two types of cheese, and a splash of hot sauce add flavor and a little kick to this make-ahead breakfast casserole. The recipe serves 8 people, making it perfect for brunch parties or holiday get-togethers.
  • <p>Vanilla Amaranth with Peach Compote</p>
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Food Styling: Blakeslee Wright Giles; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen

    Vanilla Amaranth with Peach Compote

    Amaranth cooks up creamy and tender, making it ideal for a porridge-style breakfast with fruit, vanilla, and warm spices.
  • <p>Flaxseed Buttermilk Pancakes</p>

    Flaxseed Buttermilk Pancakes

    These pancakes are the perfect disguise for a breakfast with some nutritional heft thanks to the flaxseed meal, which also adds a nutty flavor.
  • <p>Leek and Smoked Gruy&#232;re Mini Quiches</p>

    Leek and Smoked Gruyère Mini Quiches

    Individual, itty-bitty quiches are great for serving at a family brunch. While they may look cutesy, the complex flavors from the leek and applewood-smoked Gruyère ensure these pocket-sized egg parcels are tough enough for the grown-up's table.
  • <p>Strawberry-Banana Crepes</p>

    Strawberry-Banana Crepes

    Make a French classic gluten-free with this ingenious recipe. Fresh fruit and a dollop of vanilla Greek yogurt make for a delicious, not-too-sweet topping.
  • <p>Peppery Potato Omelet</p>
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Food Styling: Kellie Gerber Kelley; Prop Styling: Lindsey Lower

    Peppery Potato Omelet

    This rustic omelet is extra fluffy, thanks to the addition of beaten egg whites. Yukon gold potatoes, bell peppers, and parsley add color and flavor for a hearty gluten-free breakfast that's under 200 calories.
  • <p>Creamy, Dreamy Tropical Smoothie</p>
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    Creamy, Dreamy Tropical Smoothie

    Wish you were on the beach right now? One sip of our smoothie and you'll be there before you can say "aloha." Coconut milk and Greek yogurt make this smoothie supercreamy, and pineapple gives it a sweeeeet tropical kick.
  • <p>Pumpkin-Almond Pancakes</p>

    Pumpkin-Almond Pancakes

    Enjoy these gluten-free pancakes for breakfast or dinner topped with butter and drenched in maple syrup. Whole-grain corn flour gives them a cakier texture and adds some fiber, too.
  • <p>Glazed Blueberry Scones</p>

    Glazed Blueberry Scones

    Rediscover a delightful morning treat in these gluten-free scones loaded with fresh blueberries and drizzled with a sweet lemon glaze.
  • <p>Zucchini and Red Pepper Frittata</p>

    Zucchini and Red Pepper Frittata

    Make use of summer's most versatile veggie: zucchini! Most frittatas are naturally gluten free, containing just eggs, cheese, and veggies and/or meat.
  • <p>Toasted Coconut-Strawberry Pancakes</p>

    Toasted Coconut-Strawberry Pancakes

    Light coconut milk is a creamy alternative to dairy and is helpful if you are also trying to avoid lactose. Bonus: It lends just a hint of coconut flavor to a divine stack of gluten-free pancakes.
  • Egg and Hash Brown Casserole
    Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Heather Chontos

    Egg and Hash Brown Casserole

    This dish is like enjoying an omelet stuffed with spinach, Swiss cheese, and mushrooms, with hearty sides of bacon and hash browns, all in one package.
  • <p>Top of the Morning Muffins</p>

    Top of the Morning Muffins

    Here's some good news for your morning! A breakfast of one of these homemade muffins, a cup of low-fat Greek yogurt, and a piece of fruit has fewer calories and more protein than one commercial gluten-free muffin.
  • Soft Tacos with Green Chile-Cilantro Rice and Egg
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    Soft Tacos with Green Chile–Cilantro Rice and Egg

    Take a break from your usual morning fare and enjoy these breakfast tacos made with gluten-free corn tortillas and filled with a brown rice-and-egg mixture.
  • Baked Oatmeal
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Martin

    Baked Oatmeal

    This unexpected morning treat is a mix between an oatmeal bar and traditional creamy breakfast oatmeal. Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats when making oatmeal, as some commercial oats have been cross-contaminated by wheat.
  • Ham and Cheese Strata
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    Ham and Cheese Strata

    Use gluten-free English muffins in this rich and hearty egg and cheese breakfast casserole.
  • Egg Crepes with Sausage
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    Egg Crepes with Sausage

    You can make delicate, tender crepes using only eggs, milk and cooking spray. Fill these crepes with a savory sausage mixture for a filling breakfast or brunch.
  • Cinnamon-Raisin Muffins with Streusel Topping
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    Cinnamon-Raisin Muffins with Streusel Topping

    Use three different types of gluten-free flour for these tender, fluffy muffins crowned with a sweet, nutty streusel topping.

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