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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

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                      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.

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                                          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

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                                                                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

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                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                      Last Updated on September 28, 2020

                                                                                                      The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

                                                                                                      The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

                                                                                                      At the start of the year, if you had asked anyone if they could do their work from home, many would have said no. They would have cited the need for team meetings, a place to be able to sit down and get on with their work, the camaraderie of the office, and being able to meet customers and clients face to face.

                                                                                                      Almost ten months later, most of us have learned that we can do our work from home and in many ways, we have discovered working from home is a lot better than doing our work in a busy, bustling office environment where we are inundated with distractions and noise.

                                                                                                      One of the things the 2020 pandemic has reminded us is we humans are incredibly adaptable. It is one of the strengths of our kind. Yet we have been unknowingly practicing this for years. When we move house we go through enormous upheaval.

                                                                                                      When we change jobs, we not only change our work environment but we also change the surrounding people. Humans are adaptable and this adaptability gives us strength.

                                                                                                      So, what are the pros and cons of working from home? Below I will share some things I have discovered since I made the change to being predominantly a person who works from home.

                                                                                                      Pro #1: A More Relaxed Start to the Day

                                                                                                      This one I love. When I had to be at a place of work in the past, I would always set my alarm to give me just enough time to make coffee, take a shower, and change. Mornings always felt like a rush.

                                                                                                      Now, I can wake up a little later, make coffee and instead of rushing to get out of the door at a specific time, I can spend ten minutes writing in my journal, reviewing my plan for the day, and start the day in a more relaxed frame of mind.

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                                                                                                      When you start the day in a relaxed state, you begin more positively. You find you have more clarity and more focus and you are not wasting energy worrying about whether you will be late.

                                                                                                      Pro #2: More Quiet, Focused Time = Increased Productivity

                                                                                                      One of the biggest difficulties of working in an office is the noise and distractions. If a colleague or boss can see you sat at your desk, you are more approachable. It is easier for them to ask you questions or engage you in meaningless conversations.

                                                                                                      Working from home allows you to shut the door and get on with an hour or two of quiet focused work. If you close down your Slack and Email, you avoid the risk of being disturbed and it is amazing how much work you can get done.

                                                                                                      An experiment conducted in 2012 found that working from home increased a person’s productivity by 13%, and more recent studies also find significant increases in productivity.[1]

                                                                                                      When our productivity increases, the amount of time we need to perform our work decreases, and this means we can spend more time on activities that can bring us closer to our family and friends as well as improve our mental health.

                                                                                                      Pro #3: More Control Over Your Day

                                                                                                      Without bosses and colleagues watching over us all day, we have a lot more control over what we do. While some work will inevitably be more urgent than others, we still get a lot more choice about what we work on.

                                                                                                      We also get more control over where we work. I remember when working in an office, we were given a fixed workstation. Some of these workstations were pleasant with a lot of natural sunlight, but other areas were less pleasant. It was often the luck of the draw whether we find ourselves in a good place to work or not.

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                                                                                                      By working from home we can choose what work to work on and whether we want to face a window or not. We can get up and move to another place, and we can move from room to room. And if you have a garden, on nice days you could spend a few hours working outside.

                                                                                                      Pro #4: You Get to Choose Your Office Environment

                                                                                                      While many companies will provide you with a laptop or other equipment to do your work, others will give you an allowance to purchase your equipment. But with furniture such as your chair and desk, you have a lot of freedom.

                                                                                                      I have seen a lot of amazing home working spaces with wonderful sets up—better chairs, laptop stands that make working from a laptop much more ergonomic and therefore, better for your neck.

                                                                                                      You can also choose your wall art and the little nick-nacks on your desk or table. With all this freedom, you can create a very personal and excellent working environment that is a pleasure to work in. When you are happy doing your work, you will inevitably do better work.

                                                                                                      Con #1: We Move a Lot Less

                                                                                                      When we commute to a place of work, there is movement involved. Many people commute using public transport, which means walking to the bus stop or train station. Then, there is the movement at lunchtime when we go out to buy our lunch. Working in a place of work requires us to move more.

                                                                                                      Unfortunately, working from home naturally causes us to move less and this means we are not burning as many calories as we need to.

                                                                                                      Moving is essential to our health and if you are working from home you need to become much more aware of your movement. To ensure you are moving enough, make sure you take your lunch breaks. Get up from your desk and move. Go outside, if you can, and take a walk. And, of course, refrain from regular trips to the refrigerator.

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                                                                                                      Con #2: Less Human Interaction

                                                                                                      One of the nicest things about bringing a group of people together to work is the camaraderie and relationships that are built over time. Working from home takes us away from that human interaction and for many, this can cause a feeling of loss.

                                                                                                      Humans are a social species—we need to be with other people. Without that connection, we start to feel lonely and that can lead to mental health issues.

                                                                                                      Zoom and Microsoft Teams meeting cannot replace that interaction. Often, the interactions we get at our workplaces are spontaneous. But with video calls, there is nothing spontaneous—most of these calls are prearranged and that’s not spontaneous.

                                                                                                      This lack of spontaneous interaction can also reduce a team’s ability to develop creative solutions—there’s just something about a group of incredibly creative people coming together in a room to thrash out ideas together that lends itself to creativity.

                                                                                                      While video calls can be useful, they don’t match the connection between a group of people working on a solution together.

                                                                                                      Con #3: The Cost of Buying Home Office Equipment

                                                                                                      Not all companies are going to provide you with a nice allowance to buy expensive home office equipment. 100% remote companies such as Doist (the creators of Todoist and Twist) provide a $2,000 allowance to all their staff every two years to buy office equipment. Others are not so generous.

                                                                                                      This can prove to be expensive for many people to create their ideal work-from-home workspace. Many people must make do with what they already have, and that could mean unsuitable chairs that damage backs and necks.

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                                                                                                      For a future that will likely involve more flexible working arrangements, companies will need to support their staff in ways that will add additional costs to an already reduced bottom line.

                                                                                                      Con #4: Unique Distractions

                                                                                                      Not all people have the benefit of being able to afford childcare for young children, and this means they need to balance working and taking care of their kids.

                                                                                                      For many parents, being able to go to a workplace gives them time away from the noise and demands of a young family, so they could get on with their work. Working from home removes this and can make doing video calls almost impossible.

                                                                                                      To overcome this, where possible, you need to set some boundaries. I know this is not always possible, but it is something you need to try. You should do whatever you can to make sure you have some boundaries between your work life and home life.

                                                                                                      Final Thoughts

                                                                                                      Working from home can be hugely beneficial for many people, but it can also bring serious challenges to others.

                                                                                                      We are moving towards a new way of working. Therefore, companies need to look at both the pros and cons of working from home and be prepared to support their staff in making this transition. It will not be impossible, but a lot of thought will need to go into it.

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