No need to sacrifice flavor when you’re eating breakfast on a gluten-free diet! From pumpkin pancakes and blueberry scones to a savory breakfast like cheesy grits or popovers, there are unlimited gluten free breakfast ideas for the most important meal of the day.
In this post you’ll find my top TRIED-AND-TRUE gluten-free breakfast recipes. These recipes are approved by hundreds of readers!
If you’re on the hunt for tasty gluten free breakfast ideas for busy mornings, slow weekends, and everything in between, check out this roundup. I’ve gathered all of the BEST gluten-free breakfast recipes for any occasion.
Gluten-Free Waffles and Pancakes
Guess what? It’s totally possible to make light, fluffy pancakes and waffles that are gluten-free…and taste just as amazing as classic pancakes and waffles. All you need is a few pro tips to ensure the end result is something the whole family will love.
Follow these recommendations with any gluten free breakfast idea you try from this post:
- Use Gluten-free 1:1 Baking Flour: I like to use a high quality gluten-free measure-for-measure flour blend like King Arthur Flour in my baked goods, and pancakes are no exception. Look for a blend that contains xanthan gum for best results.
- Substitute almond milk (dairy-free option): You can easily make buttermilk pancakes dairy-free by substituting the buttermilk with 1 ½ cups almond milk (or another non-dairy milk) + 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
- Cook at a lower temperature: Some gluten-free pancakes (especially pumpkin pancakes) need to cook at a lower temperature to ensure they cook all the way through without burning.
- Add some cider vinegar. This helps to activate the baking powder and soda for extra crispy waffles.
- Let the batter rest. It’s wise to let the batter rest with any gluten free breakfast idea you try from this list. This allows the gluten-free flours to hydrate and the baking powder/soda to activate.
- Banana Pancakes
- Oat Flour Waffles
- Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes
- Buckwheat Crepes
- Gluten-Free Waffles
- Pumpkin Protein Pancakes
- Buckwheat Pancakes
- The Best Gluten-Free Pancakes
- Gluten-Free Dutch Baby (German Pancake)
- Buckwheat Waffles
- Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes
- Gluten-Free Cornmeal Pancakes
- Overnight Oatmeal Pancakes
Toppings for Waffles, Pancakes, and Other Gluten Free Breakfast Ideas
Gluten-Free Breakfast Baked Goods
Craving a sweet breakfast that’s also gluten-free? No problem! I have a slew of delicious ideas for gluten-free breakfast baked goods that are perfect for a weekday breakfast or weekend brunch.
Here are some tips to help you get delicious results with your gluten free breakfast ideas:
- Use vegetable or coconut oil: Many of my muffin recipes call for oil instead of melted butter. As much as I love butter, I find that vegetable or coconut oil makes for a fluffier texture in gluten-free cakes and muffins.
- Add lemon juice: Lemon juice not only adds a nice zing to gluten-free muffins and brings out the flavor, it also helps to tenderize the the crumb. You can add lemon zest for even more lemon flavor if you like!
- Choose high-quality gluten-free flour: Look for a gluten-free flour blend that contains xanthan gum so the muffins have the structure they need. This is my favorite brand.
- Cook scones at a high temperature: Placing chilled sconces in a hot oven will help them rise quicker and higher.
- Add almond flour: Almond flour helps with texture and browning. A touch of almond flour is also my secret to gluten-free chocolate chip cookies.
- Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins
- Toddler Muffins (Carrot Zucchini!)
- Coconut Flour Muffins
- Gluten-Free Banana Muffins
- Gluten-Free Apple Muffins
- Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Gluten-Free Muffins
- Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Muffins
- Buckwheat Morning Glory Muffins
- Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins
- Coconut Flour Blueberry Muffins
- Chocolate Almond Butter Muffins
- Gluten-Free Peach Streusel Muffins
- Paleo Zucchini Muffins
- Gluten-Free Cheese Scones
- Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Scones
- Gluten-Free Blueberry Scones
- How to Make Gluten-Free Scones
More Gluten Free Breakfast Ideas (Baked Goods)
- Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread
- The Best Gluten-Free Banana Bread
- Gluten-Free Coffee Cake
- Gluten-Free Pumpkin Donuts
- Paleo Banana Bread
- Banana Breakfast Cookies
- Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread
- Gluten-Free Applesauce Bread
- Carrot Cake Power Cookies
- Buckwheat Cinnamon Raisin Bagels
- Gluten-Free Cinnamon Brown Butter Breakfast Puffs
- Chocolate Hazelnut Granola
Gluten-Free Holiday Breakfast Recipes
When you’re taste buds are ready to celebrate the holidays, these gluten-free breakfast recipes will deliver! Best of all, they’re crowd pleasers that are great for parties.
Follow these tips and these will soon be some of your favorite gluten-free breakfast recipes!
- Add lemon juice: A little lemon juice gives gluten-free baked goods some extra lift and helps the crumb to be tender rather than dense.
- Measure you flour properly: Gluten-free flour tends to be denser than regular flour, so be sure to use the weighted measurement whenever possible.
- Make dairy-free or vegan breakfast recipes with dairy-free chocolate chips: If you’re making a breakfast dessert that is gluten-free and dairy-free, don’t forget to use dairy-free chocolate chips.
- Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cake
- Vegan Pumpkin Cookies
- Gluten-Free Sticky Buns
- Instant Pot Creamy Pumpkin Maple Oatmeal
Savory Gluten-Free Breakfast Ideas
Sometimes a savory breakfast is the better way to go! Healthy fats and protein from eggs are a perfect start to the day, and gluten-free breakfast casserole makes for an easy gluten-free breakfast to serve a crowd.
Keep these tips in mind next time you make a savory breakfast dish:
- Let your quiche dough rest. When making a quiche crust, it’s important to let the pie dough sit in the fridge for at least 1 hour (up to overnight) before rolling it out. This allows the dough to hydrate form a cohesive ball.
- Roll dough in between plastic wrap: Gluten-free pie dough is more delicate than regular pie dough. It helps to roll the dough in-between plastic wrap so you can easily transfer it to the pie plate.
- Make ahead (if desired): Breakfast casserole or quiche is a great make-ahead option. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can reheat individual slices in the microwave or wrap the entire dish in foil and warm in the oven at 325F for 10-15 minutes (or until warmed through) before serving.
- Sweet Potato Crust Quiche
- Grit Cakes
- Cream Cheese Grits
- Grits and Eggs
- Gluten-Free Quiche
- Vegetable Frittata
- Gluten-Free Popovers
- Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole (Gluten-Free)
- Make-Ahead Breakfast Potato Bowls
- Caramelized Shallot, Kale & Sausage Hash
- Gluten-Free Breakfast Burritos
- Leek & Swiss Chard Quiche
Fortunately, making a delicious gluten-free smoothie is a breeze. Most smoothies are naturally gluten-free, so you won’t have to alter much to get a tasty drink that’s safe for a gluten-free diet.
I do have some tricks up my sleeve to make extra smooth, flavorful gluten-free smoothies. Here are my tips!
- Add a dash of orange juice. When making fruit smoothies, a dash of orange juice is all you need to make the flavor sing.
- Use ice: Ice is essential for thick, cold smoothies. If you’re using fresh fruit (rather than frozen), you’ll need to add extra ice.
- Incorporate fresh greens: A handful of spinach or kale is a great way to add extra nutrients to your smoothie. Trust me, you won’t even know it’s there!
- Add dairy-free cream with soaked nuts: If you’re dairy-free and have wondered how to make a creamy smoothie with no yogurt this is the trick. I soak ¼ cup almonds overnight or add ¼ cup cashews. Cashews are a softer nut and will blend up nice and creamy without the soaking time. The nuts add nutrition and a yummy creamy texture.
- Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
- Banana Date Smoothie
- Mango Avocado Smoothie
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- Cherry Smoothie Recipe
- Chocolate Flax Superfood Shake
Gluten-Free Chia Pudding
Gluten Free Breakfast Ideas FAQs
There are lots of ways to enjoy a delicious, nutritious breakfast on a gluten-free diet. This roundup offers recipe ideas like gluten-free overnight oats, gluten-free bread for toast, fluffy gluten-free pancakes, gluten-free buttermilk biscuits, and more.
Many foods are naturally gluten-free, including meat, quinoa, rice, dairy and eggs, beans, nuts, and fruits and vegetables. In this blog post, you’ll find gluten-free breakfast ideas like waffles, pancakes, smoothies, and breakfast casserole.
Instead of bread, try gluten free breakfast ideas like grits and eggs, breakfast casserole, smoothies, chia pudding, or breakfast hash.
I hope you love these gluten free breakfast ideas as much as we do! If you try these gluten free breakfast ideas, be sure to leave me a comment/rating below. I’d love to hear from you!