Are you looking for some gluten-free delights to fill your stomach? Gluten-free diets are far from boring, but it does take some planning and preparation to stick to.
Whether you are new to gluten-free eating or stuck in a rut and want some fun, yummy new brunch ideas, this list of recipes will help you get your mouth watering.
I have compiled a list of my favorite gluten-free brunch recipes that are great for everyday cooking or for when you are planning a late-morning gathering.
Save this list somewhere safe and use it to help you plan your meals for the week, or even when you are just looking for something yummy to eat.
When would you have brunch? Well, brunch meals are a combination of breakfast and lunch ingredients.
Brunch is slightly heavier than breakfast, lighter on the stomach than lunch. Brunch is popular in countries like Spain, Canada, China, and Mexico and is part of these countries’ culinary way of life.
Enjoy these recipes and ideas, and let me know which you liked the most!
Making a sweet and tangy berry omelet with a teaspoon of honey may be just what you needed to curb your cravings. This is a great high-protein alternative to pancakes and contains very few carbohydrates at all.
If you want to make more than one for brunch, but you don’t want to eat too many eggs, then you can put two eggs with some cream in a bowl and ladle each ‘pancake’ portion into the pan.
When you find a good gluten-free pancake recipe then you won’t even be able to taste that the pancakes aren’t made using traditional flour. The trick is in choosing the right flour, so doing some background research into what gluten-free flour blends are the best for pancakes is key.
I recommend using a ready-made all-purpose flour blend to start with until you develop your own mixture. If you can’t find a high-quality gluten-free all-purpose flour blend, then you should avoid using just one type of gluten-free flour and mix a few together to get the best texture and flavor.
WOW! If you haven’t tried pumpkin scones yet, then you are missing out! I recommend this recipe to anyone who loves brunch, regardless of whether they are
on a gluten-free diet or not.
There is something about the natural sweetness of pumpkin that makes it ideal for making gluten-free treats. Why don’t you make a large batch of these scones and freeze them for later?
Not only are they ideal for incorporating into your brunch platter, but they also make a great mid-day snack. Give it a go!
Homemade apple ring donuts make a wonderful breakfast for kids as they look fun and are oozing with apple and cinnamon flavor, but I prefer these donuts for brunch, especially if I have made a few indulgent treats to serve friends. These apple ring donuts always go down a treat, regardless of the occasion.
As you can see from the recipe and ingredient list, these donuts are super healthy and even incorporate ground flax. There is nothing better than digging into a fresh and crispy donut. Yummy!
Quiches are a brunch classic. These mini quiches are super fluffy and filled with flavor. Although they are on my top brunch picks, they are suitable for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, so I strongly suggest printing off this recipe and putting it on the refrigerator.
Mini quiches are ideal brunch picnic snacks as they can be enjoyed cold or hot and taste wonderful with a cheese platter and a cheeky glass of wine. This recipe is kiddie-friendly too, and you won’t need to alter it at all if you want to make it for your family.
There is something about creamy overnight oats that screams brunch, especially if they are drizzled with almond butter and honey. The best thing about this brunch recipe is that all you need to do is throw the ingredients together into a container and leave them to fuze together in the fridge.
The overnight gluten-free oats will be thick by the morning, and the mixture will hold its shape rather well. You can top each portion with some colorful fruit and nuts to make it even more indulgent. Alternatively, you can alter the recipe and change the fruit every time you make it to keep things interesting.
Shakshuka is a classic Mediterranean brunch dish. Traditionally it is made with plenty of tomatoes, peppers, and eggs, but you can throw in all of your favorite veggies to make it extra tasty.
Depending on your mood, you can eat this on its own, or with some gluten-free bread or a side of rice. One thing is for sure; once you make this for friends and family, they will be asking you to make it every time they come over!
These frittatas are filled with veggies and pecans, so they will keep you energized and full up for hours to come. What’s so great about this recipe? It is easy to make, can be served hot or cold, freeze any leftovers or refrigerate for later, and they are super healthy.
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Acai bowls are a cafe and health store trend that is slowly taking over. Acai bowls are energy-filled superfood bowls that are cold and refreshing.
Make sure you make the acai smoothie very thick so that it doesn’t turn out like a soup, and top it with fruit, nuts, seeds, and any other healthy nibble you have in your pantry.
Waffles are an all-American brunch classic, so it would be rude not to master the gluten-free waffle recipe. These waffles are light and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside, and better yet, they are made using whole food ingredients.
Who said that our favorite dishes have to be unhealthy?
There are lots of reasons why this recipe made my top brunch picks. This brunch dish is so great that leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator for up to five days, which minimizes food waste.
Another reason I love making this dish for brunch is that you can eat it on its own or with a side dish of your choice, depending on how hungry you and your guests are. And finally, it’s a superb on-the-go meal due to the fact that it can be enjoyed cold, at room temperature, or hot.
Although this hash brown casserole is vegetarian, I like to serve it with deli meats and crackers. You can keep it vegetarian by serving a side of fresh leafy salad and olives.
Scrambled eggs are very underappreciated, but not these scrambled eggs.
Sometimes the most simple dishes are the most welcome and appetizing.
This recipe will teach you how to get a creamy cook on your scrambled eggs.
Creamy eggs and a side of green veggies go perfectly with the whole brunch concept.
Take a look at the recipe in the link to discover what is so special about these scrambled eggs now!
Ham and egg cups look very appetizing and even a little fancy, making them ideal for when you are hosting brunch. The recipe in the link not only includes the precise ingredients list and method for making ham and egg cups, but it also includes tips and tricks for overcoming cooking obstacles.
For example, if you haven’t made this dish before, it might be hard to determine when the eggs are cooked, but don’t worry, there are plenty of tips and tricks in the article that will help you get the dish just right!
I am yet to meet someone that doesn’t like a bite of pizza, so I can assure you that these pizza bread rolls will go down well with anyone you make them for!
Gluten-free bread dough has a bad reputation for being dense and hard to work with, but with the help of Gluten Free Alchemist, you will learn how to make the best gluten-free pizza dough.
I never thought that a vegan brunch dish could be so tasty until I tried this quinoa bowl! This definitely isn’t a traditional American brunch dish, but it is healthy and delicious and most certainly worth a try.
If you are wondering what else you should make to compliment this dish, I suggest making vegan pumpkin brownies, the pumpkin scones featured in this list, or some healthy energy balls.
It’s nice to have a change now and then, and if you don’t usually make food using natural ingredients, this could spark a whole new passion for you.
Take a look and see what you think.
Brunch Must-Haves and Essential Ingredients
Here are some of the basic brunch must-haves that you should keep at home. If you enjoy brunching, I suggest making your own list and making sure that you are always fully stocked up on all of the most important brunch components.
Milk (Or a Dairy-Free Alternative)
If you have had a chance to look through the recipes in the list above, you will notice that almost all of them call for milk or a dairy-free alternative. Make sure you have your favorite milk in the fridge, ready for making pancakes or overnight oats.
Gluten-free flour is a brunch essential. Not only will you need it to make most of the dishes on this list, but you will also have flour for making breakfast, lunch, and desserts.
Nuts, Seeds, and Dried Fruit
These ingredients are particularly important for adding to the cold brunch dishes. Brunch side salads also taste much better with a sprinkle of seeds and dried fruit.
Pumpkin and Sweet Potato
Pumpkin and sweet potato are very important ingredients for making sweet gluten-free brunch treats like brownies and cakes. This might sound strange for
anyone new to following a gluten-free diet, but I assure you, pumpkins and sweet potatoes are just as important as having gluten-free flour in your pantry.
Eggs are either used as a binder or as the star ingredient in a brunch dish. You can mix it up by using duck eggs or other types of eggs now and then too.
A Picnic Blanket
Brunch always tastes better and lasts longer when it is eaten outside on a picnic blanket. You don’t have to go far either; you could even have a picnic in your garden.
Just sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere!
An Alcoholic Drink (Optional)
Alcohol is not a must-have, but it gets you into the brunch mood, especially if you enjoy your meal with friends. Dilute your alcoholic beverage with sugar-free soda so that it doesn’t get you too merry in the middle of the day.
Difference Between Brunch, Breakfast, and Lunch
Is there a difference between brunch, breakfast, and lunch? Brunch is usually eaten between breakfast and lunch. There isn’t a huge difference in what you would eat for the whether meals, but most people like to keep their brunch light to not weigh them down for the rest of the day.
Not everyone is a big breakfast person, and if that sounds like you, then you might be better off adopting the brunching tradition. Traditionally, brunch is accompanied any an alcoholic drink and is a very social occasion.
That doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a spot of brunch on your own though!
Do you want to learn more about eating and cooking a gluten-free diet? Living gluten-free is a way of life; some people choose to go down the gluten-free path due to underlying health conditions, whereas others do it to help them lose weight.
Whatever your reasoning is for cutting out gluten, it is important that you have a delicious list of healthy and indulgent recipes to hand.
Here is a combination of the most frequently asked questions along with their answers regarding gluten-free food. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to write them in our comments section below and help each other out!
Q: What is one of the side effects of going gluten-free?
A: When you first embark on a gluten-free diet, you might notice that you feel a lot hungrier than you usually do. This is usually a welcomed side effect for people suffering from gluten intolerances ad gluten often makes them feel so unwell that they lose their appetite and struggle to reach their daily calorie recommendations.
Q: How long does it take your body to detox from gluten?
A: Your intestines may heal within a few weeks, or it could take a number of months. Most people feel an improvement in just a few days of following a gluten-free diet.
Q: What does gluten withdrawal feel like?
A: Cutting out gluten from your diet could cause some serious side effects. Dizziness, extreme hunger, exhaustion, depression, and anxiety are just a few symptoms you may feel initially. These symptoms do ease up over time, but if they don’t, you should talk to your health care provider and assess whether following a gluten-free diet is suitable for you.
Q: Will you lose weight quickly on a gluten-free diet?
A: Yes, most people lose weight on a gluten-free diet and may even lose up to 20 pounds with little effort. It isn’t uncommon for weight loss to plateau after the 20-pound mark, in which case you should consider altering the diet or incorporating different exercises. Consult your doctor before you make drastic changed to your diet.
Q: Can most recipes be made gluten-free?
A: Yes, these days, there are so many cooking techniques and unique ingredients that most meals can be made gluten-free. If you are new to gluten-free cooking, you should follow gluten-free specific recipes before attempting to alter recipes, including gluten.
Q: Should you avoid sugar on a gluten-free diet?
A: Yes, sugar is forbidden on gluten-free weight loss plans. Gluten and sugar are processed in a similar way in your body, and because of this, you should keep your sugar intake to a minimum.
Q: Can I drink wine with my gluten-free brunch?
A: Traditionally, consumers enjoy a nice glass or two of their favorite wine with their brunch, but this should be avoided on a gluten-free diet as most wines are high in gluten and carbohydrates.
Which of the gluten-free brunch dishes will you be making first? Share any tips and tricks with the rest of our readers and me in the comments section below.
Happy cooking everyone!