What To Eat for Breakfast That Is Gluten Free: Best GF Breakfast

Last Updated on June 28, 2022

Today, we’re going to be looking at what to eat for breakfast that is gluten free. While you may think that breakfast time is difficult to navigate because there is gluten everywhere in sight, it’s much easier than you may think. And there are plenty of gluten-free alternatives nowadays, to some of the most common gluten-containing breakfast foods. Let’s take a look at the breakfast foods you can safely enjoy when following a gluten-free diet.

Popular Breakfast Foods

There are many choices when it comes to breakfast foods. However, some of the most popular breakfast foods in the Western World are:

  • eggs
  • cereal
  • toast
  • waffles
  • pancakes
  • sausages
  • bagels
  • biscuits and gravy
  • bacon

Which Foods May Contain Gluten At Breakfast?

From the list of the most popular breakfast foods above, unfortunately, most of them do traditionally contain gluten. Foods such as eggs and bacon are usually a safe choice, as it’s highly unlikely they will contain gluten.

Contain Gluten

May Contain Gluten

Gluten Free Breakfast Foods

  • eggs
  • bacon
  • tomatoes
  • sausages (check ingredients)
  • cereal (check ingredients)
  • gluten-free bread
  • gluten-free bagels
  • grits (check ingredients)
  • hash browns (check ingredients)
  • fruit
  • yogurt

Which Cereals Are Gluten Free?

Cereals are not typically gluten-free. They usually contain wheat or barley, which are both gluten-containing grains. However, nowadays, there are plenty of gluten-free options. Some of the most popular gluten-free cereal brands available are:

  • Chex: Cinnamon Chex, Peanut Butter Chex, Rice Chex, Blueberry Chex, Chocolate Chex, Honey Nut Chex, and Corn Chex
  • Bob’s Red Mill: GF Oats, Homestyle Almond Granola, Coconut Spice Homestyle Granola, GF Muesli, Maple Sea Salt Homestyle Granola, and Lemon Blueberry Homestyle Granola
  • Post’s: Fruity Pebbles, Cinnamon Pebbles, Honey Bunches of Oats (Chocolate), and Cocoa Pebbles
  • Nature’s Path: Summer Berries Granola, Gorilla Munch, Fruit & Nut Granola, Crunchy Maple Sunrise, and Blueberry Pecan Granola

Which Breads Are Gluten Free?

If you’re looking for gluten-free bread to use in your breakfast, most grocery stores offer at least one gluten-free option. The following brands are gluten-free:

  • Udi’s
  • Schar
  • Canyon Bakehouse
  • Katz
  • BFree
  • Glutino
  • Food For Life
  • Kinnikinnick
  • Trader Joe’s

Gluten Free Breakfast Ideas

If you’re looking for some inspiration to start off your day, there are plenty of gluten-free breakfast recipes to choose from! Some of the most popular ideas include:

  • cereal with milk and fresh fruit
  • corn tortillas with scrambled egg and cheese
  • gluten-free waffles with syrup
  • grits with butter
  • omelet, veg, and corn tortillas
  • gluten-free pancakes
  • yogurt with berries
  • scrambled eggs

Gluten Free Waffles Recipe

It goes without saying that my choice of breakfast is usually gluten-free waffles. And they’re super easy to make. I use this recipe from Gluten-Free Palate, which doesn’t require too many ingredients at all.

Gluten Free Waffles Recipe

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The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 2 cups of gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of oil


Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Make Your Batter

Gather all of the ingredients you need and before you start making your waffle batter, be sure to preheat your waffle iron. Grab a bowl and add the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt and mix well. Once mixed, add the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and oil of your choice. Whisk until you have a smooth batter.

Step 2: Make the Waffles

Do not pour the batter into your waffle iron unless it’s hot. You may need to use cooking spray if your waffle iron is not non-stick. Once hot, pour around 1/4 cup of batter into the waffle iron. Once cooked, remove and repeat this until all the batter has been used.

Step 3: Serve

Plate your waffles and add toppings of your choice. You could try adding chocolate, maple syrup, or fresh fruit. Enjoy!

This is just one recipe to try, there are plenty of other ideas that you can find with one quick internet search.

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I hope this article has helped you to become more familiar with what to eat for breakfast that is gluten-free. If you’re shopping in a store, it’s easy to find gluten-free foods. However, if you’re eating out, it’s always best to tell your server of any allergies before placing your order. Even if the food itself is gluten-free, when eating out there’s a high risk of cross-contact from gluten-containing foods.

What’s your favorite gluten-free breakfast? Feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!


Are Eggs Gluten-Free?

Yes. Eggs are a naturally gluten free food. Whether scrambled, fried, poached, however eggs are prepared, they're almost always gluten free. However, if you're eating out, there may be a risk of cross contact, depending on where the egg has been cooked. For this reason, you should always ask your server before ordering. 

What Common Meals Are Gluten-Free?

If you're wondering which common meal foods are gluten free, then look no further. It's worth noting that while these products don't usually contain gluten, always check the ingredients labels to confirm. The following foods are usually gluten free: red meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, fruits, legumes, nuts, vegetables and gluten free grains such as rice, buckwheat quinoa and millet. 

What Snacks Can I Eat Gluten-Free?

Nowadays, you can buy most snacks that usually contain gluten, gluten free, such as cookies and crackers. However, some naturally gluten free snacks are popcorn, cheese, fresh fruit, candy and peanut butter. 

Is Peanut Butter Gluten?

If you like peanut butter, we have some good news! It's highly unlikely for peanut butter to contain gluten. Peanuts and peanut butter are both usually gluten free, and should be safe to consume when following a gluten free diet. Jif Peanut Butter is one of the most popular brands, and is certified gluten free.