Delicious Gluten Free Breakfast Options

By: admin   On: 5 July 2024 

Delicious Gluten Free Breakfast Options Delicious Gluten Free Breakfast Options

Breakfast is traditionally the time for quick wheat-based carbs. But what do you eat for breakfast when gluten is off the menu? Your Gluten Free Breaky.

As more and more of us are turning away from gluten, we are increasingly on the lookout for gluten-free breakfast options. Other than the more robust, not to mention leisurely, options we often enjoy at the weekend, breakfast is traditionally the time for quick wheat-based carbs.

So what do you eat for breakfast when gluten is off the menu?

What can I eat for breakfast if I am gluten free?

A gluten-free breakfast obviously excludes all of the traditional wheat-based products that we would usually enjoy. Toast, pastries, and many breakfast cereals immediately spring to mind.

The most obvious route is to work from a different set of ingredients. Eggs, certain meats in moderation, fruits, vegetables, and dairy, for example. It is a particularly low-carb way of eating that provides an entirely different type of energy.

You can enjoy foods along the lines of a traditional fry-up, keeping processed meats such as bacon to a minimum and upping the quota of veg such as mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers or spinach. Or you could keep it cool with fruit salad and yoghurt or a simple platter of nuts, fruit and cheese.

And there are always the gluten-free alternatives such as gluten-free granola, or bread and baked goods made with gluten-free flour.

What can I eat for breakfast if I can't eat eggs or gluten?

Without eggs, or if you are vegetarian/vegan, preparing a gluten-free breakfast is admittedly a little more complicated. Clearly all but the most basic of fry-ups are off the menu, as are many baked goods such as muffins.

The best way to eat well with dietary restrictions is to make the most of the palette of ingredients you are allowed. But there are also tricks and substitutions you can use. They may not yield results that match up to the real thing, but as an occasional option, they may just hit the spot.

Here are 10 ideas to get you started; some with eggs, some without.

1. Overnight Chia Pudding

To make a creamy overnight chia pudding, combine one part chia seeds with four parts of your favourite dairy or plant-based milk, sweeten with a touch of honey or maple syrup, and flavour with vanilla extract or cocoa powder. Refrigerate the mixture overnight and top with fresh berries in the morning for a satisfying start to your day.

2. Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Quinoa is a versatile gluten-free grain and a superb substitute for oats. Cook quinoa with almond milk and top it with cinnamon, honey, and a splash of your favourite milk to create a nutritious quinoa breakfast bowl. For added interest, throw in some almonds or pecans for crunch and some sliced bananas for sweetness.

3. Avocado Toast with Gluten-Free Bread

Mash a ripe avocado on a slice of gluten-free bread. Add a sprinkle of salt, a dash of lemon juice (or vinegar) and any extra toppings you fancy—perhaps a poached egg, a slice of tomato, or some red pepper flakes for a kick.

4. Greek Yogurt Parfait with Fresh Fruits

Greek yoghurt is not just a fantastic source of protein, but when combined with fresh fruits and a touch of honey or agave syrup, it creates a sweet and tangy parfait. Layer the yoghurt with your favourite gluten-free granola, and add nuts, fresh berries, and perhaps even a few cacao nibs for a balanced morning meal.

5. Omelette with Veggies

For a protein-packed savoury option, whip up an omelette using farm-fresh eggs and vibrant vegetables. Peppers, onions, spinach, and mushrooms cook beautifully inside eggs and provide a filling and nutritious dish. Add a side of sliced oranges or a smoothie for an extra burst of vitamin C.

6. Smoothie Bowl with Gluten-Free Granola

A thick and creamy smoothie bowl is a fantastic way to get your daily dose of fruits and veggies. Blend frozen bananas with spinach, a splash of almond milk, and your favourite protein powder for a boost. Top with gluten-free granola, shredded coconut, and a drizzle of almond butter for a texturally pleasing and satisfying breakfast.

7. Gluten-free Pancakes or Waffles

Who says you can't indulge on a gluten-free diet? There are plenty of gluten-free pancake and waffle recipes out there that yield fluffy, tasty breakfast treats. The most successful will include eggs, but there are ways of making pancakes egg-free too.

8. Veggie Breakfast Burrito with Corn Tortillas

Stuff a corn tortilla with scrambled eggs, black beans, avocado, salsa, and a sprinkle of queso fresco for a Tex-Mex inspired breakfast that is sure to please. If you don't eat eggs then you could use leftover cooked rice instead.

9. Breakfast Muffins

Bake a batch of muffins with gluten-free flour for a delightful grab-and-go option. Fluffy and slightly sweet, they pair well with your morning coffee or tea. For a burst of flavour, add blueberries, raspberries, or chocolate chips to the batter before baking.

10. Nut Butter and Banana Sandwich on Rice Cakes

When you're short on time, a nut butter and banana sandwich on rice cakes is a simple and healthy gluten-free breakfast solution. Spread your favourite nut butter on a couple of rice cakes, top with sliced bananas, and sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt. It's a crunchy, satisfying, and energy-boosting way to start your day.


The world of gluten-free breakfast options is wide and varied, promising that you never have to miss out on flavour or texture. It just takes a little more planning and a slight shift in mindset. These ten ideas are just the beginning; with a little creativity and exploration, the possibilities are endless.

Starting your day gluten-free doesn't have to be a daunting task. It opens the door to a wide range of delicious foods that will not only satisfy your hunger but also nourish your body with wholesome ingredients.

Explore our full range of gluten-free products, or read our many articles about gluten-free food.