Stuck for gluten free breakfast ideas?

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Breakfast cereal options

If you always used to have cereal for breakfast before being diagnosed with celiac disease, don't worry. There are a number of gluten free cereals available.

Nature's Path make a number of tasty cereals such as my favorite, Mesa Sunrise.

However, some breakfast cereals are off the menu now, I am afraid, 

Quick gluten free breakfast ideas

Banana and strawberry smoothie

Whizz up a banana and strawberries with some milk (or a milk substitute such as soy, rice or almond milk if you need a gluten free dairy free breakfast). Add a couple of ice cubes for a quick, healthy summer treat.

Yogurt and fruit

Many yogurts are gluten free. Breakfast on natural or greek yogurt, with a helping of berries on top, sprinkled with some healthy seeds and get your day off to a flying start.

Gluten free toast

Gluten free toast can be made in your own toaster (don't let the non-celiac's use it!)

Eggs - boiled, scrambled or baked

Boiled Eggs
Soft boil one or two free range eggs per person and serve with a slice of gluten free bread, or crispbread. 

Scrambled Eggs
Even quicker, you could scramble 2 or 3 eggs and add some grated cheese to them when almost ready.

Serve with gluten free toast.

Baked Eggs
Wipe a small dish with butter or margarine, grate some cheese into the base, crack an egg on top and add a little more cheese on top of that. Season with salt and pepper and pop it into the oven for 10 minutes. Gorgeous!

scrambled eggsScrambled eggs make a great gluten free breakfast

Homemade muesli

You can buy gluten free muesli or make your own with your favorite ingredients. Serve with milk, or milk substitute, and top with fresh fruit (I like bananas or mixed berries on top of mine).

Apple with almonds

Peel and slice an apple, pop it into the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes, then sprinkle with chopped almonds and serve with a dollop of yoghurt. Tasty and quick.

Ground rice

Make an adult sized portion of the babies ground rice with apple for yourself, while cooking theirs.

Weekend Specials

The smell of breakfast cooking on the hob is always enough to drag my son from his bed on a Sunday morning.

Full English breakfast

With extra time available, and the family spending the day together at home, we make the most of it and often enjoy a full English breakfast, consisting of bacon, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, gluten free baked beans and even a gluten free sausage from the local farm shop.

Sometimes we also throw in a hash brown or potato waffle, but only after checking the ingredients didn't include anything suspect!

Gluten free porridge

The decision is yours as to whether to try gluten free oats for your breakfast porridge.

However, there are many other ingredients you can use in place of oats. For example buckwheat, quinoa or my favorite, millet flakes.


In the Orient a popular breakfast dish is made from rice. Congee is a savoury soup containing rice, that has been cooked in lots of boiling water until it is really soft and fluffy, and meat or fish.


An omelette is always a popular gluten free breakfast, filled with cheese, mushrooms or bacon.

If you haven't made an omelette before you will find easy instructions at

Or why not try a Spanish omelette?  If you have leftover boiled potatoes you can cut them up into small chunks and add them to your omelette along with cooked peas or sweetcorn kernels. You could also throw in chopped ham and make your gluten free breakfast into a brunch that will keep you going until your evening meal.


 As you have seen there are many options for a satisfying, safe, gluten free breakfast. Get your day off to a great start!

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