11 Effortless Gluten Free Breakfast Ideas You’re Going to Love

Start your day off right with a simple and delicious gluten free breakfast. Read our favorite gluten free breakfast ideas below.

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, mornings can be hectic for many people. That means there isn’t always time to sit down and eat a healthy meal. If you’re looking for quick and easy breakfast ideas that are free from gluten, you’ve come to the right place.

A healthy homemade breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated – with just a few simple ingredients you can put something together that is both simple and satisfying. By adding a few store-bought gluten free staples to your pantry you can whip up one of these breakfast ideas in under 30 minutes. That gives you plenty of time to sit down and enjoy it or even take it on the run!

1. Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins

These buttermilk blueberry muffins are a snap to prepare and, even better, you can enjoy the leftovers all week long. Simply combine 2 ½ cups of gluten free flour with ¼ cup of cornstarch, ½ tablespoon baking powder, 1 ¼ teaspoons xanthan gum, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon baking soda in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, beat together 10 tablespoons of softened butter, a cup of granulated sugar, and two eggs. Beat in the dry ingredients, alternating with ¾ cup low-fat buttermilk, then fold in ½ to 1 cup blueberries, pour into muffin tin and bake for 20 minutes at 350°F, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Prep Time: About 30 minutes

2. Egg in a Basket

This gluten free breakfast recipe couldn’t be simpler – all you need is some gluten free bread, a couple of eggs, and some butter. Start by using a cookie cutter to cut a hole in the middle of each slice of bread. Heat a teaspoon of butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and butter both sides of the bread before adding it to the skillet. Crack an egg into the cutout in the center and cook until the egg is browned on the bottom. Carefully flip the bread and cook for another minute then serve hot. Try this recipe with delicious Schär Artisan Baker White Bread.

Prep Time: About 5 minutes

3. Crispy Gluten Free Waffles

Bring out your waffle maker and whip up a batch of gluten free batter to make these crispy, gluten free waffles – store the extras in an airtight container and reheat them in the toaster all week long. Start by combining 1 ¾ cups gluten free flour with ½ cup of gluten free rolled oats, 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder, and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl. Whisk in 1 ¼ cups unsweetened almond milk, ¼ cup melted coconut oil, and ¼ cup pure maple syrup. When everything is smooth and well combined, let the batter rest for 10 minutes while you preheat your waffle iron. Spoon ½ cup of batter into the waffle iron (spray with nonstick gluten free cooking spray) and cook until crisp then repeat with the remaining batter. Top your waffles with fresh fruit and a drizzle of pure maple syrup or honey for the ultimate breakfast treat.

Prep Time: About 30 minutes

4. Breakfast BLT Sandwich

Nothing says breakfast like a couple slices of hot, crispy bacon. This recipe takes breakfast to a whole new level by adding fresh sliced tomato and avocado to the mixture along with a fried egg. Start by frying up two slices of gluten free bacon and an egg – cook them to your liking and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Next, toast a Schär Gluten Free Ciabatta Roll and spread some mayonnaise on each slice. To assemble the sandwich, layer a few slices of fresh avocado and tomato on the bottom half of the sandwich roll then add the bacon and egg along with a piece of fresh lettuce. Cover with the top half of the sandwich roll and enjoy!

Prep Time: About 10 minutes

5. Fluffy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes

If you’re in the mood for a hot, satisfying, and sweet breakfast but you don’t have a ton of time to spare, give these fluffy gluten free chocolate chip pancakes a try. Simply whisk together ½ cup of gluten free flour with 1 tablespoon of sugar and a teaspoon of baking powder. Stir in ½ cup of milk (dairy-free, if you like) along with 1 egg, a tablespoon of vegetable oil, and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. When the mixture is smooth and well combined, fold in ½ cup of gluten free mini chocolate chips. Fry the pancakes in melted butter or coconut oil until browned on both sides then drizzle with pure maple syrup to serve.

Prep Time: About 15 minutes

6. Sweet Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Dip

There’s no harm in enjoying something indulgent once in a while. This sweet cinnamon roll breakfast dip just might give your sweet tooth the perfect morning fix. Start by beating an 8-ounce package of cream cheese with a hand mixer until creamy. Next, beat in ½ cup of gluten free vanilla Greek yogurt, a tablespoon of ground cinnamon, and two tablespoons of brown sugar. Serve the dip chilled or warm it in the microwave and serve with apple slices and  Schär Honeygrams for dipping.

Prep Time: About 5 minutes

7. Warm Cinnamon Apple Quinoa Bowl

Quinoa is a nutrient-packed gluten free grain that you can enjoy at any time of day. In this recipe, you’ll enjoy tender quinoa flavored with fresh apple and cinnamon in a warm, satisfying breakfast bowl. Start by combining ¾ cup milk (dairy-free, if desired) with ¼ cup dry quinoa, ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon, and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan. Add ¼ cup diced apple and bring the mixture to a boil. Cover the saucepan and reduce the heat then simmer for 12 to 15 minutes until the quinoa absorbs the liquid. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes then top with another ¼ cup of diced apple and some slivered almonds.

Prep Time: About 20 minutes

8. French Toast Breakfast Sandwich

Can’t decide between French toast or a breakfast sandwich? With this delicious recipe, you don’t have to! Start by cooking one or two eggs to your liking – scramble them or fry them up then set them aside. Next, beat another egg with a teaspoon of milk and brush the mixture over one side of two pieces of Schär Artisan Baker Multigrain Bread, using caution not to saturate them too much. Assemble the sandwich with slices of (gluten free) ham and cheese as well as your cooked eggs. Melt some butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat then grill the sandwich until browned on each side and serve with maple syrup.

Prep Time: About 15 minutes

9. Superfood Smoothie Bowl

Who says you have to drink your smoothie through a straw? This superfood smoothie bowl is a fun and nutritious alternative to traditional green smoothies and it is sure to satisfy your hunger. Start by blending together a medium banana, with a handful of spinach, a few pieces of chopped kale, a half cup of frozen berries, and ¼ cup chopped avocado in a blender with ¾ cup to 1 cup of almond milk until fully blended. Pour the smoothie into a large bowl then top with toasted nuts, gluten free granola, shredded coconut and fresh berries to serve.

Prep Time: About 5 minutes

10. Easy Breakfast Bruschetta

You may think of bruschetta as an appetizer, but if you swap out a few of the ingredients you can turn it into a quick and tasty breakfast recipe! Start by toasting a couple slices of Schär Gluten Free Baguette – brush them with butter or olive oil to get a nice, golden-brown color. Next, mash some fresh avocado and spread a light layer over the baguette slices. Finish up by scrambling a couple of eggs with some milk, fresh chopped chives, salt and pepper. Spoon the eggs over the mashed avocado and sprinkle with diced tomatoes to serve.

Prep Time: About 15 minutes

11. Spinach Scrambled Eggs

These spinach scrambled eggs won’t just hit the spot, they’ll also give you sustainable energy throughout the day. Start by melting a teaspoon of butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 2 cups of fresh baby spinach and cook for a minute or two until wilted. Whisk two eggs with a little salt and pepper then add them to the skillet. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the eggs are almost set. Stir in the parmesan cheese then spoon onto a plate and serve hot.

Prep Time: About 15 minutes


If you’re looking for a simple but satisfying way to start your day, give one of these effortless gluten free breakfast ideas a try. They’re made with healthy ingredients free of gluten and designed to get you up and going in no time at all. Enjoy!