Advertising
Advertising

50+ Gluten Free Breakfast Ideas (Including Pancakes!) That You Can Try At Home!

50+ Gluten Free Breakfast Ideas (Including Pancakes!) That You Can Try At Home!

Is there anything more satisfying than to eat delicious pancakes or mouth-watering waffles for breakfast? Such a sweet way to start your day! But for those of you who are allergic to gluten, or on a gluten free diet, this seems like a nightmare. You long for those treats in the morning, yet you know it’s not good for you. Luckily for you, we give you 50+ gluten free recipes, from pancakes and muffins to breakfast bowl. Now you can enjoy these delicious treats and have a gluten free breakfast.

Pancakes and waffles

If your favorite breakfast foods are pancakes or waffles, you’ll find many delicious recipes that are gluten free and healthy.

Strawberry buckwheat pancakes

    These delicious pancakes are the tastiest when made with fresh fruits, so you can use any other seasonal berries instead. They are ideal for vegans and super healthy as the recipe includes buckwheat flour which contains the mineral manganese that makes our connective tissue strong.

    Fluffy gluten free pancakes

      These extra fluffy pancakes are high in fiber and low in sugar. Easy and requiring very little time for preparation, the base recipe can be upgraded with your favorite fruits and toppings.

      Gluten free blueberry pancakes

        Another great alternative that uses gluten free flour. Instead of blueberries, you can use pecans if you prefer crunchy pancakes. This recipe uses butter milk, but it can be substituted with vinegar or lemon juice.

        Gluten free vegan pancakes

          These pancakes are soft and delicious, but at the same time gluten free and allergy friendly, thus they can satisfy anyone’s dietary needs.

          Easy gluten free oat waffles

            Easy to make, yet so delicious waffles. They are light, and crispy and fluffy at the same time. The secret to making them is to let the batter sit for 10 minutes before you start cooking them.

            Banana coconut waffles

              Although the list of ingredients for these waffles might seem really long, it doesn’t take that long to make the batter. Banana and coconut are the perfect flavor combination for these crispy waffles.

              Fluffy gluten free waffles

                This is another simple recipe that requires just 10 minutes for preparation. They are also great for vegetarians and low in calories. To make them even more healthy, you can use stevia instead of sugar. You can also add cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice to spice up the flavor.

                Easiest gluten free waffles

                  With total preparation time of 13 minutes, these waffles are really a great choice if you want to have a delicious breakfast, but you don’t have a lot of time. This is a basic recipe, but you can add any topping of your choosing, both sweet and savory.

                  Muffins

                  Muffins are a great way to start your day. When preparing them, it is always important to mix dry and wet ingredients separately, and then combine them.

                  Banana walnut muffins

                    Bananas and walnuts make a great combination for this healthy recipe that uses honey as a sweetener and brown rice flour. They are both rich on nutrients and delicious.

                    Chocolate muffins

                    Advertising

                      This is the perfect recipe for chocolate lovers. They are gluten free, dairy-free, yeast-free, and rich in fiber but at the same time rich and moist.

                      Gluten free blueberry muffins

                        If you don’t have fresh blueberries, you can also use frozen ones for this recipe. These muffins are really easy to make and really light in texture. If you are allergic to eggs, you can use ground flex mixture instead.

                        Carrot cake muffins

                          These sugar-free muffins can be made with three different kinds of frosting to indulge everyone’s taste. They are fluffy and moist inside and are perfect for breakfast, and snack as well.

                          Cinnamon toast morning muffins

                            These muffins are ideal to have with your first coffee in rainy autumn mornings. There are just nine ingredients you need for these fluffy and moist muffins, and cinnamon sugar and espresso will wake up all your senses with every bite.

                            Gluten free pumpkin pecan muffins with chocolate chips

                              There are so many great flavors combined into this muffin. They are also great mood lifters for cold autumn mornings.

                              Gluten free lemon raspberry muffins

                                Perfect for sunny summer mornings with your favorite ice coffee and ideal for those who prefer sour flavors. If you are not a fan of sour flavors, you can easily put other fruits of your choosing.

                                Gluten free sweet potato muffins

                                  These muffins are really moist and soft, with sweet potato and cranberry sauce providing a real explosion of flavors. Perfect to make after Thanksgiving if you have some sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce left.

                                  Savory dishes

                                  There is a large selection of savory breakfast recipes for those on gluten free diet.

                                  Breakfast pizza with gluten free cauliflower crust

                                    This recipe uses cauliflower as a substitute for typical pica crust. As cauliflower can be found in different colors, such as green yellow and purple, you will not only have a gluten free healthy breakfast, but an amazing pop of colors on your plate as well.

                                    Canadian bacon and potato frittata

                                      This is the perfect breakfast idea for all bacon lovers. It’s simple to make and rich in potassium, calcium and vitamin A.

                                      Greek breakfast bread

                                        Packed with Mediterranean flavors of olives and feta cheese, this breakfast bread will make you feel as if you are sitting somewhere in Greece, listening to the sound of the waves. And what is best – it’s completely gluten free!

                                        Mexican breakfast pizza

                                          Another delicious, but a bit spicier breakfast pizza recipe. It includes black beans, salsa and black pepper, but you can improvise and add your other favorite toppings.

                                          Advertising

                                          Gluten free egg burritos

                                            Simple to make, yet so full of flavors and equally delicious for kids and adults. The basic version includes onions, but you can also add tomatoes, mushrooms and peppers.

                                            Zucchini pancakes

                                              These delicious pancakes have similar taste to hash brownies but more rich in nutrients. You make an extra batch, slightly cook them and save in the freezer for later.

                                              Gluten free breakfast tostadas

                                                Made with brown rice tortillas and spiced up with eggs, fresh vegetables, salsa, sour cream and cheese, these tostadas are a true mouthful and a great source for energy for the day ahead of you.

                                                Peppery potato omelet

                                                  This is perfect gluten free breakfast with less than 200 calories. This omelet is both eye-pleasing and tasty thanks to gold potatoes, bell peppers and parsley.

                                                  Breakfast bowl

                                                  Breakfast bowl is a great way to put all the ingredients you like in one meal. You can choose between fruit-based bowls or savory bowls.

                                                  Quinoa breakfast bowl

                                                    Quinoa is packed with proteins that will give you the necessary energy and also gluten free. This breakfast bowl combines quinoa, fresh fruit, nuts and a little bit of spice for nourishing breakfast.

                                                    Creamy banana buckwheat porridge

                                                      This is the perfect comfort food for colder weather and a great way to boost your immunity. You will get your daily dose of potassium from bananas, protein from almond milk and a lot of magnesium from buckwheat.

                                                      Raspberry breakfast bowl

                                                        Perfect for those morning when you are in a hurry, as it is really quick to prepare. It combines raspberry with maple syrup, vanilla extract and almond butter and you can top it with yogurt, such as full fat Greek yogurt.

                                                        Blueberry coconut smoothie bowl

                                                          Another quick recipe full of antioxidants and fiber. It is really refreshing, so it will be great source of energy for hot summer mornings.

                                                          Green monster smoothie bowl

                                                            Quite easy to make, as you just need to blend up the ingredients and put your favorite toppings. This creamy bowl is full of fresh and healthy ingredients, such as bananas, peaches, kale, blackberries, almonds and pumpkin seeds.

                                                            Gluten free breakfast power bowl

                                                              Made with soaked quinoa and chia seed, this bowl is full of antioxidants and fiber, and it will give you the energy to make it through the day.

                                                              Zucchini noodle breakfast bowl

                                                              Advertising

                                                                If you prefer savory breakfast bowls, you will love this grain-free, dairy-free and sugar-free bowl. It combines zucchini noodles with avocado cream sauce, and to add even more flavor, you have sweet roasted potato and a fried egg.

                                                                Gluten free Mexican breakfast bowl

                                                                  This is prefect, mouth-watering breakfast full of different flavors and proteins. If you stay away from dairy products, you can replace the cheese and Greek yogurt with guacamole.

                                                                  Casseroles and quiches

                                                                  Casseroles and quiches can also be gluten free and delicious at the same time.

                                                                  Coconut green bean casserole

                                                                    This is a great spring dish that is gluten free and combines the flavors such as green beans, coconut milk, almonds and ginger.

                                                                    Gluten free breakfast casserole

                                                                      This is a simple and delicious recipe with pork sausage and cheddar cheese that will power you up during the cold days.

                                                                      Bacon breakfast casserole

                                                                        Another simple recipe for bacon lovers. It also includes vegetables such as onions, green bell pepper, and is a perfect family breakfast.

                                                                        Breakfast casserole with sausage and cheese

                                                                          This recipe also combines sausages and cheese, but at the same time, it’s low in carbs. This is the perfect comfort food that can include your favorite vegetables as well.

                                                                          Mini Mediterranean gluten free quiche

                                                                            In addition to being gluten free, these quiches are also dairy-free. They are full of Mediterranean flavors such as sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and black olives.

                                                                            Gluten free quiche

                                                                              Gluten free pastries can be challenging to make, yet this quiche is really delicious. It uses gluten free plain flower for crust, and bacon, cheese, spinach, garlic and leeks for filling. You can serve it with crisp green salad.

                                                                              Gluten free sausage quiche

                                                                                For this quiche you only need 5 ingredients and an hour to make, but it is still quite rich in taste.

                                                                                Perfect gluten free quiche

                                                                                  The secret for this gluten free quiche is to make the perfect light and flaky crust. The filling this recipe uses is a classic one that combines mushrooms and cheese.

                                                                                  Breakfast bars

                                                                                  There is a wide range of recipes for both sweet and savory breakfast bars to suit anyone’s taste.

                                                                                  Spinach-quinoa breakfast bars

                                                                                  Advertising

                                                                                    These bars are perfect for those who prefer the savory taste. They will make you full for a long time, and you’ll be happy to know they are really easy to make. They are a great source of protein, and you can add other vegetables, herbs or even bacon.

                                                                                    Banana bread chocolate chip oat breakfast bars

                                                                                      Easy to make bars that taste just like banana bread. They are full of flavors, yet contain no flour, butter, eggs, or dairy.

                                                                                      Blueberry bars

                                                                                        What’s great about these bars is that they are raw – so no baking required. They are made from gluten free oat flour, which is rich in proteins, fibers and zinc, and organic blueberry puree.

                                                                                        Oatmeal breakfast bars

                                                                                          The combination of peanut butter and chocolate chips is what makes these bars so delicious. And they are super healthy as they have no refined sugar, butter and oil.

                                                                                          Grab-and-go oatmeal bars

                                                                                            Rich in proteins and fiber, these oatmeal bars are the perfect breakfast on the go. Make them the night before, and you will have delicious and healthy breakfast the next morning.

                                                                                            Healthy granola bars

                                                                                              These five ingredients healthy bars are easy to make and perfect for those who like that sweet-savory flavor, as they combine peanut butter and honey. They will keep you full without all the unnecessary sugar.

                                                                                              Gluten free vegan breakfast bars

                                                                                                What’s great about these bars is that you can change some ingredients according to your preferences. They are full of nuts, seeds, dried fruit and coconut milk. For better taste, you can also add some dark chocolate.

                                                                                                Breakfast bars

                                                                                                  These healthy, tasty bars are also quick to make. They are full of nutrients are they are made from almond flour, agave nectar, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and blanched almonds.

                                                                                                  How to make gluten free granola

                                                                                                  Granola is the perfect breakfast food that can be served with milk or yogurt. If you wish to eat gluten free granola, we give you some recipes.

                                                                                                  Gluten free granola

                                                                                                    It is easy to make your own granola that is gluten free by using gluten free oats. With this recipe you will get a large batch of granola that is full of healthy seeds.

                                                                                                    Homemade granola

                                                                                                      This recipe does not require a lot of effort on your part, that will come in handy when you don’t have the time to prepare breakfast.

                                                                                                      Featured photo credit: https://pixabay.com/ via pixabay.com

                                                                                                      More by this author

                                                                                                      Ana Erkic

                                                                                                      Social Media Consultant, Online Marketing Strategist, Copywriter, CEO and Co-Founder of Growato

                                                                                                      Who Says All Introverts Hate Socializing? Here’s The Truth About Introvert And Extrovert Every Time You Drink A Beer, Remember To Drink The Same Amount Of Water You’re Exceptionally Creative If You See The Correct Image (Only 1/100 People Can Do This!) If You Have These 6 Struggles, You’re Highly Intelligent Who Can Resist Avocado! It Is One of the Most Nutrient Fruit In The World!

                                                                                                      Trending in Food and Drink

                                                                                                      1 15 Flavorful and Healthy Family Meals That are Perfect for Picky Eaters 2 15 Most Effective and Nutritious Healthy Foods to Lose Weight 3 Stock up on These 9 Healthy Snack Foods to Boost Your Brainpower 4 15 Brain Foods You Should Be Eating Regularly to Keep Your Mind Sharp 5 25 Ideas for Delicious and Healthy Lunches You Can Take to Work

                                                                                                      Read Next

                                                                                                      Advertising
                                                                                                      Advertising

                                                                                                      Last Updated on October 16, 2018

                                                                                                      The Ultimate Guide to Help You Sleep Through the Night Tonight

                                                                                                      The Ultimate Guide to Help You Sleep Through the Night Tonight

                                                                                                      It’s well past midnight and you’ve got to get up in less than six hours. You toss and turn all night. Before you know it, another hour passes by and you start panicking.

                                                                                                      If I don’t get to sleep in the next 30 minutes, I’m going to be exhausted tomorrow!”

                                                                                                      One thing is for sure, you’re not alone. Over 70M+ Americans have stated that they don’t get the proper sleep they need at night.[1] So what could possibly be causing this insomnia epidemic?

                                                                                                      Throughout my entrepreneurial journey of building my language learning company, I have experimented and researched dozens of best sleep practices. Some have flopped but a few have dramatically improved the quality of my life and work.

                                                                                                      In this article, I’ll look into the reason why you’re sleep deprived and how to sleep through the night tonight.

                                                                                                      Why you can’t sleep through the night

                                                                                                      The first step to improving anything is getting to the bottom of the root problem. Different studies have shown the reasons why most people cannot sleep well at night.[2] Here are the main ones that the average person faces:

                                                                                                      Advertising

                                                                                                      Stress

                                                                                                      If you’ve ever stayed up at night worrying about something, know that it’s a major sleep inhibitor. When you’re feeling stress, your mind and body becomes more activated, making it incredibly difficult to fall asleep. Even when you do manage to sleep, it won’t be deep enough to help you feel rested the next day.

                                                                                                      Exposure to blue light before sleep time

                                                                                                      We’re exposed to harmful blue light on a daily basis through the use of our digital screens. If you’ve never heard of blue light, it’s part of the visible light spectrum that suppresses melatonin, our sleep hormones. Other harmful effects include digital eye strains and macular cellular damage.

                                                                                                      While daytime exposure to blue light is not very harmful, night time exposure tricks our brain into thinking it’s daytime. By keeping your brain alert and suppressing melatonin, your mind is unable to shut down and relax before bedtime.

                                                                                                      Eating close to bedtime

                                                                                                      Eating too late can actually be an issue for many people, especially those who are older than 40. The reason is, eating before laying down increases the chances of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), in which stomach acid backflows into the esophagus.

                                                                                                      Another reason not to eat too late is sleep quality. Even if you manage to sleep right after eating, it’s likely that you’ll wake up tired. Instead of letting your body rest during sleep, it has to digest the food that was entered before bedtime.

                                                                                                      Rule of thumb: eat 3-4 hours before bedtime.

                                                                                                      Advertising

                                                                                                      Medical conditions

                                                                                                      In some cases, it could be medical conditions that cause your sleep problems. If you can’t relate yourself to the above reasons or any of these common sleep problem causes, you should visit the doctor.

                                                                                                      The vicious sleep cycle

                                                                                                      The biggest danger to repeating the bad habits mentioned above is the negative cycle that it can take you through. A bad night’s sleep can affect not only your energy but your willpower and decision making skills.

                                                                                                      Here’s an example of a bad sleep pattern:

                                                                                                      You get a bad night’s sleep
                                                                                                      –> You feel tired and stressful throughout the day.
                                                                                                      –> You compensate it with unhealthy habits (for example junk food, skipping exercises, watching Netflix etc.)
                                                                                                      –> You can’t sleep well (again) the next night.

                                                                                                        You can imagine what could happen if this cycle repeats over a longer period of time.

                                                                                                        Advertising

                                                                                                        How to sleep better (throughout the night)

                                                                                                        To help you break the vicious cycle and stop waking up in the middle of the night, I’ll explain to you a list of actionable steps to solve your trouble staying asleep.

                                                                                                        1. Take control over the last 90 minutes of your night

                                                                                                        What you do (or don’t do) before bedtime have significant impact on the quality of your sleep. Many times, it can be the difference between staying up until 4am and sleeping like a baby.

                                                                                                        Here are a few suggestions:

                                                                                                        • Go from light to dark – Darkness stimulates production of the sleep hormone melatonin. Turn off unused light around the house, and think about investing into warm light that you can use in the bedroom before bedtime.
                                                                                                        • Avoid screens (or wear blue light blocking glasses) – Keep the bedroom a technology-free zone as the light from electronic devices can disturb your sleep. If you need to work, wear blue light blocking glasses (also known as computer glasses) throughout or before you sleep to prevent sleep disruption.
                                                                                                        • Find an activity that helps you to wind down  This could be anything that calms you down, and reduces thinking (especially unnecessary stress). Fir example, listening to soothing/good feel music, taking a hot bath, reading or meditating.
                                                                                                        • Keep any electronics you have on the other side of the room or outside the room – One of the most harmful things that can disrupt your sleep is the notifications you get from your smartphones. The simplest way to avoid this is to keep it away from you.
                                                                                                        • Create a bedtime routine – A night routine is a couple of things you do prior to going to bed. By doing these things every night, you’ll have a more restful and high-quality sleep. Learn how to pick up a night routine here: The Ultimate Night Routine Guide to Sleep Better and Wake Up Productive

                                                                                                        2. Eat the right nutrients (and avoid the wrong ones)

                                                                                                        What you eat (not just when we eat) plays a critical role in your sleep quality. If you’re ever in doubt of what to eat to improve your sleep, take the following into consideration:

                                                                                                        • Kiwi – This green fruit may be the ultimate pre-bed snack. When volunteers ate two kiwis an hour before hitting the hay, they slept almost a full extra hour. Kiwis are full of vitamins C and E, serotonin and folate—all of which may help you snooze.
                                                                                                        • Soy foods – Foods made with soy such as tofu, miso and edamame, are rich in isoflavones. These compounds increase the production of serotonin, a brain chemical that influences the body’s sleep-wake cycle.
                                                                                                        • Fiber-rich foods – Eating more fiber could be key for better sleep. Eating fiber was associated with more restorative slow-wave sleep—the more you eat, the better you sleep—per a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Fiber prevents blood sugar surges that may lower melatonin. Get a fiber boost from beans, artichokes, bran cereal and quinoa.
                                                                                                        • Salmon – Most fish, especially salmon, halibut and tuna boost vitamin B6, which is needed to make melatonin— a sleep-inducing hormone triggered by darkness.

                                                                                                        3. Adjust your sleep temperature

                                                                                                        Once you’ve gone through the first 2 recommendations, the last step to experiment with is temperature. According to Sleep.org, the ideal temperature for sleep is 60-67 Farenheit. This may be cooler than what most people are used to, but keep in mind that our body temperature changes once we fall asleep.

                                                                                                        Rule of thumb: sleeping in cooler temperature is better for sleep quality than warmer temperature.

                                                                                                        Advertising

                                                                                                        Find out how to maintain the optimal temperature to sleep better here: How to Sleep Faster with the Best Temperature

                                                                                                        Sleep better form now on

                                                                                                        Congrats on making it to the end of this guide on sleep. If you’re serious about taking the necessary steps in improving your sleep, remember to take it one step at a time.

                                                                                                        I recommend trying just one of the steps mentioned such as taking a hot bath, blocking out blue light at night, or sleeping in cooler temperature. From there, see how it impacts your sleep quality and you can keep doing what works, and throw away what doesn’t.

                                                                                                        As long as you follow these steps cautiously and diligently, I know you’ll see improved results in your sleep!

                                                                                                        Featured photo credit: pixabay via pixabay.com

                                                                                                        Reference

                                                                                                        Read Next