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 PancakesPancakes are no longer off-limits when you use a packaged gluten-free baking mix. Have a tall stack!
Cilantro-Pear Turkey Breakfast SausageMaking 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.
Sweet Almond Cream of Buckwheat with Skillet PearsIf 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 TortillaThis hearty open-faced omelet, called a tortilla, uses potatoes inside instead of serving them on the side.
Banana BreadThis 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.
Buckwheat Belgian WafflesTop these waffles with slightly warm maple syrup and fresh fruit. They're so dreamy you could serve them for breakfast or dessert.
Fruit of the Forest MuffinsThese 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 FrittataMix 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 PancakesAdding 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 BitesThese 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.
Zucchini Spice BreadRecipes 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 ApplesHigh 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.
Glazed Golden Raisin Cinnamon RollsA 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.
Spinach, Bacon, and Cheese QuicheThis quiche has a buttery crust, a fluffy egg center with smoky and salty bacon, and a blend of two cheeses. Need we say more?
Sweet Potato Crepes with Caramelized Peaches and PecansSome 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 EggsInstead 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 OmeletAdd 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.
Oatmeal-Cranberry PancakesThese hearty, granola-like pancakes will give you a gluten-free energy boost on even the dreariest mornings.
Banana Breakfast SmoothieThis 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 GritsBlindfolded 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.
Cinnamon-Raisin BreadThis 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.
Orange, Pumpkin Seed, and Smoked Almond Granola with Greek YogurtThis 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 CasseroleAndouille 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.
Vanilla Amaranth with Peach CompoteAmaranth cooks up creamy and tender, making it ideal for a porridge-style breakfast with fruit, vanilla, and warm spices.
Flaxseed Buttermilk PancakesThese pancakes are the perfect disguise for a breakfast with some nutritional heft thanks to the flaxseed meal, which also adds a nutty flavor.
Leek and Smoked Gruyère Mini QuichesIndividual, 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.
Strawberry-Banana CrepesMake 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.
Peppery Potato OmeletThis 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.
Creamy, Dreamy Tropical SmoothieWish 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.
Pumpkin-Almond PancakesEnjoy 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.
Glazed Blueberry SconesRediscover a delightful morning treat in these gluten-free scones loaded with fresh blueberries and drizzled with a sweet lemon glaze.
Zucchini and Red Pepper FrittataMake use of summer's most versatile veggie: zucchini! Most frittatas are naturally gluten free, containing just eggs, cheese, and veggies and/or meat.
Almond Coffee Cake MuffinsThese sweet muffins are an ideal dessert or an indulgent breakfast. Whichever you choose, you'll love them for their nutty flavor and sugared topping.
Toasted Coconut-Strawberry PancakesLight 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 CasseroleThis 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.
Top of the Morning MuffinsHere'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 EggTake 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.
Pumpkin-Spice MuffinsThe onset of autumn is worth celebrating, so why not make a huge batch of mulled apple cider and serve it with these spiced pumpkin muffins? The pumpkin adds gorgeous color, flavor, and moisture as well as fiber, vitamin A, and potassium.
Baked OatmealThis 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.
Cinnamon, Apple, and Oat SconesSorghum flour and brown rice flour give these scones a heartier texture that mimics the wheat-based variety. Serve them with a mug of hot chocolate or mulled cider for a delicious breakfast or as an afternoon snack.
Chocolate MuffinsWhether or not your family requires a gluten-free diet, chocolaty muffins stuffed to the brim with chocolate minichips are always a hit.
Ham and Cheese StrataUse gluten-free English muffins in this rich and hearty egg and cheese breakfast casserole.
Cranberry English MuffinsEnglish muffins are a real treat for breakfast. This gluten-free version has all the nooks, crannies, and cranberries of the original.
Blueberry-Yogurt Coffee CakeThe tangy-sweet combination of blueberries and yogurt is incorporated into this scrumptious coffee cake, perfect for the break room at work or a laid-back Sunday brunch.
Egg Crepes with SausageYou 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.
Gluten-Free Buttermilk-Pecan-Walnut CakeThis light and fluffy cake is a perfect accompaniment to your morning cup of joe.
Bittersweet Chocolate SconesBittersweet chocolate is the kicker in these tempting gluten-free scones. Dunk them in mugs of steaming coffee and prepare to be wowed.
Cinnamon-Raisin Muffins with Streusel ToppingUse three different types of gluten-free flour for these tender, fluffy muffins crowned with a sweet, nutty streusel topping.