50 Of Our Favorite Gluten-Free Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
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.
Grapefruit, Avocado, and Prosciutto Breakfast Salad
Bright, refreshing grapefruit pairs surprisingly well with nutty-earthy toasted sesame oil. This meal is full of satiating heart-healthy fats that will keep you full for a long time.
Recipes for this popular tea bread are handed down through the generations. Here's a healthy, gluten-free loaf everyone can enjoy.
Jerk Pork Belly with Quail Egg and Stewed Fava Beans
If you've got a hearty appetite with a flair for the not-so-common fare, this breakfast is sure to satisfy.
Bacon, Egg, and Kale Breakfast Salad
Based loosely on the flavors of a BLT, this salad is hearty and light at the same time. Don't worry if it feels like you don't have a lot of dressing; the luscious golden yolk makes a creamy sauce in the bowl.
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.
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.
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.
This dish is a fast breakfast favorite and each serving clocks in at around 300 calories. Place skillet in oven and bake until frittata center is set, 10 to 12 minutes.
Greek Cucumber and Chickpea Breakfast Bowl
Dill absolutely makes this salad, offering a fresh, herbaceous boost that livens up the canned chickpeas. It's a satisfying bowl of crunchy, creamy, chewy textures.
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.
Grilled Asparagus with Fried Eggs and Pancetta
Asparagus and fried eggs are a classic springtime combo for good reason--they're delicious together. Medium-thick asparagus spears will char nicely outside while staying crisp-tender within.
This veggie omelet topped with avocado slices is a perfect way to start the day.
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.
Gluten-Free Buttermilk-Pecan-Walnut Cake
This light and fluffy cake is a perfect accompaniment to your morning cup of joe.
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?
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
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.
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.
Peanut Butter and Banana Pancakes
Pancakes are no longer off-limits when you use a packaged gluten-free baking mix. Have a tall stack!
These hearty, granola-like pancakes will give you a gluten-free energy boost on even the dreariest mornings.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 super creamy, and pineapple gives it a sweet tropical kick.
This hearty open-faced omelet, called a tortilla, uses potatoes inside instead of serving them on the side.
Glazed Blueberry Scones
Rediscover a delightful morning treat in these gluten-free scones loaded with fresh blueberries and drizzled with a sweet lemon glaze.
Gluten-Free 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.
Almond Coffee Cake Muffins
These 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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The 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.
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
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.
Cinnamon, Apple, and Oat Scones
Sorghum 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.
Whether or not your family requires a gluten-free diet, chocolaty muffins stuffed to the brim with chocolate mini chips are always a hit.
Ham and Cheese Strata
Use gluten-free English muffins in this rich and hearty egg and cheese breakfast casserole.
Cranberry English Muffins
English muffins are a real treat for breakfast. This gluten-free version has all the nooks, crannies, and cranberries of the original.
Blueberry-Yogurt Coffee Cake
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
Soft-Scrambled Eggs with Asparagus
A plate of scrambled eggs topped with asparagus is a great way to get your daily greens and also is a great gluten-free and nutritious breakfast.
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.
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.