Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. People with gluten allergies don’t need to miss out with quick and easy breakfast ideas.
Those with allergies can feel confident heating up Van’s Wheat Free Waffles (Original, Flax or Apple Cinnamon) in a toaster that isn’t used for items that aren’t gluten-free. Waffles can also be made in advance from a gluten free pancake mix, stored in a re-closeable bag and re-heated in a toaster on low. Waffles may be topped with fresh fruit and whipped cream or maple syrup.
Gluten-Free pancake mixes such as Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pancake mix abound. Pancakes can be made in advance and stored under refrigeration in re-sealabe bags. Pancakes may be re-heated in a stack, on a plate, in the microwave for 30 second to 1 minute.
Gluten-Free French Toast
- 2 slices gluten-free bread
- 1 medium egg
- 1/4 tsp organic sugar
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tablespoon Butter
Whisk egg, sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Dunk each slice of bread in mixture, flip and dunk other side. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Place each slice of battered bread in pre-heated saucepan and cook, turning once, 5 minutes or until browned. Gluten-free french toast may be stored and re-heated in the same manner as pancakes (above).
Gluten Free Bagels and English Muffins
Kinnikinnick Foods manufactures a gluten-free Tapioca Rice English Muffin and gluten-free New York Style and Cinnamon Bagels, through their website. Toasted foods for individuals sensitive to gluten should not be prepared in the same toaster as foods containing gluten.
Gluten-Free Yogurt Smoothies
Stonyfield Farms Organic Yogurt Smoothies are certified gluten-free by the GFCO, and make a healthy grab-and-go breakfast. Yogurt smoothies can be made at home by mixing fresh fruit, gluten-free yogurt or soy yogurt and milk or soymik in a blender. Homemade yogurt smoothies keep for about 2 days in an air tight container under refrigeration.
Hot and Cold Gluten-Free Cereals
Arrowhead Mills, Quinoa, Barbara’s Bakery, Bob’s Red Mill, EnviroKidz and Glutino are only a few of the manufacturers prducing gluten-free hot and cold breakfast cereals. Hot cereals like the gluten-free breakfast rice below can be made from leftover cooked rice.
Gluten Free Breakfast Rice
- 1 C cooked brown or white rice
- 1 C milk or soymilk
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Cinnamon to taste
- 1 tablespoon butter
Combine rice, milk, cinnamon and honey in a small saucepan and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in the butter and serve hot.
Breakfast Bars and Muffins
365 Organic and EnjoyLife produce gluten free snack bars suitable for breakfast. Prepared gluten-free muffins are available from some Whole Foods stores as well online from the gluten free mall. Muffins can be prepared from any number of gluten-free baking mixes and stored for about a week.
Other Quick Gluten-Free Breakfasts
- Hardboiled or Deviled Eggs made with gluten-free mayonaise
- Fresh fruit
- dried fruit
With the many gluten-free breakfast choices that can be prepared quickly or in advance, gluten intolerant individuals need not skip the most important meal of the day.