Add more variety into your day with these 48 gluten-free, dairy-free breakfast ideas. From easy egg dishes, to various pancake and waffle recipes – this list will offer you PLENTY of options to choose from.
Breakfast is often hailed as the “most important meal of the day” – jumpstarting our metabolism and providing us with energy.
Consuming a well-balanced breakfast high in protein can set us up for success for the day – keeping us fuller for a longer period of time so we are less likely to grab convenience snacks or binge at lunch time.
What Makes an Ideal Breakfast?
Protein and Fiber
Protein is the macronutrient which takes the longest to digest, and has been shown to increase feelings of fullness and satisfaction. You know what else helps with this as well? Fiber.
Therefore, consuming a breakfast that contains an ideal amount of protein (I recommend 20-30 grams) and fiber (at least 5 grams) might assist with keeping us satisfied until lunch time, while also preventing spikes in our blood sugar!
When following a gluten-free diet, it can be difficult to prioritize fiber. Gluten-free foods like quinoa and chia seeds can help to ensure you’re getting enough fiber each day!
Fruits and Vegetables
Getting a variety of fruits and vegetables in our diet can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, increase the “good bacteria” of our gut microbiome, and ensure we are getting an adequate amount of micronutrients to aid in the digestion of our food (just to name a few).
Breakfast can be a great way to consume at least one serving of fruits and/or vegetables!
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Breakfast Ideas
This list has quite a variety of gluten-free, dairy-free breakfast ideas – showing that following these dietary restrictions can be both satisfying and scrumptious.
From simple egg dishes, to hearty pancakes, to nutrient-packed smoothie bowls. There are also unique ideas like quinoa congee and breakfast salad!
Sheet Pan Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Kale Breakfast Hash (Kitchen Treaty)
We have all heard of sheet pan dinners… but what about a sheet pan breakfast? This healthy breakfast is packed with nutrients from all the veggies and makes for great leftovers for the week. Serve with a poached egg (or two) for a more filling, high protein meal.
— High-Protein Vegan Breakfast Bowl (with tofu) from Kitchen Treaty with over 20 grams of protein.
— Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash (Healthy Mom Healthy Family).
— Turkey Hash (Garlic and Zest).
— Chorizo Sweet Potato Hash (Camp. Grill. Eat.)
— Brussel Sprouts Hash (It’s a Flavorful Life).
Sweet Potato Hash and Egg Breakfast Cups (Regain Your Sparkle)
Another take on a breakfast hash are these sweet potato hash and egg cups, made with only 5 ingredients. SO easy and convenient for a quick dairy-free, gluten-free grab-and-go breakfast.
Smoked Salmon Breakfast Casserole (Fit Mama Real Food)
There are 20 grams of protein in this delicious smoked salmon breakfast casserole! Plus, it’s packed with colorful veggies for the ultimate nourishing breakfast.
Protein Chia Pudding (Carmy)
Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber. This protein chia pudding utilizes protein powder for a high-protein breakfast. When using a GF, DF protein powder and a plant-based milk, this is a simple breakfast idea.
Quinoa Congee (Whole Hearted Eats)
A different take on a traditional breakfast porridge. Quinoa is a healthy alternative to oats – and a good source of protein and fiber. Make it sweet or savory!
— Sweet Rice Porridge (Let’s Go Tomato).
Vegan Southwestern Tofu Scramble (Resplendent Kitchen)
This delicious tofu scramble has 15 grams of protein per serving! Make a large batch, and freeze in individual portions for an easy, microwaveable breakfast.
— Silken Tofu Scramble (Fueling Fertility).
Southwest Frittata (Begin with Balance)
Substitute the shredded cheese for dairy-free cheese and serve with a slice of gluten-free, dairy-free bread.
High Protein Vegan Breakfast Bowl (Kitchen Treaty)
Over 20 grams of protein, and 12 grams of fiber in this super healthy and nutritious breakfast bowl!
Asian Style Savory Oatmeal (Plates by Nat)
Why not make your oatmeal savory? This recipe features crispy bacon, scrambled eggs and mushrooms – and is ready in 10 minutes.
Healthy Breakfast Salad (Get Inspired Everyday)
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to breakfast! Who says you can’t have a salad, especially when it’s topped with breakfast staples like eggs and sausage? This salad is topped with a delicious everything but the bagel dressing!
Easy Potato Crust Quiche (The Clean Eating Couple)
This potato crust quiche is the most delicious breakfast! A crispy potato crust with veggies and protein – easy to make and great for a filling brunch!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie (So Smoothie)
When you’re short on time, try this quick and easy chocolate peanut butter smoothie with 18 grams of protein (and no protein powder!).
Healthy Chocolate Baked Oatmeal (Fit Mama Real Food)
This baked oatmeal that tastes like dessert but is actually so healthy for you! It has 18 grams of protein per serving, so it makes a well-balanced and filling breakfast.
PB & J Overnight Oats (Mary’s Whole Life)
Overnight oats are so easy to prep (and you can make a few in advance for the week). These creamy PB & J oats are packed with fiber from the chia seeds, and contain ~13 grams of protein.
More overnight oats:
— Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats and Protein Overnight Oats (Savor the Spoonful).
— Coconut Milk Overnight Oats (Coconuts and Kettlebells).
— High Protein Overnight Oats (At My Table).
Paleo Chocolate Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl (Raia’s Recipes)
If you’re looking for something a little different, this Paleo Chocolate Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl combines sweet potatoes and chocolate for a deliciously unique flavor combination.
— Cranberry Smoothie Bowl (Whole New Mom).
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Raisin Bagels (Fearless Dining)
Simple and homemade bagels using gluten-free flour and no dairy products. Easy to freeze so you have them on hand at any time!
Coconut Flour Banana Muffins (Living Healthy with Chocolate)
These delicious little muffins are a great portable options if you’re in need of a quick breakfast or snack.
The Best Gluten-Free Pancakes (Fearless Dining)
Light and fluffy gluten-free pancakes (made with milk of your choice). Serve with a high protein dairy-free yogurt mixed with some maple syrup for a delicious and healthy bite.
— Homemade Gluten-Free Waffles (Mary’s Whole Life)
— Gluten-Free Banana Oat Waffles (Modern Honey)
— Gluten-Free Protein Waffles (Raising Generation Nourished).
— Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookies (Living Healthy with Chocolate).
Avocado toast can be customized in so many different ways! Top with eggs for a complete, well-balanced breakfast.
Try this avocado toast from The Forked Spoon for tons of flavor and topping ideas.
Utilize Meal Prep and Planning
I hope this list gives you a lot of inspiration on how to switch up your breakfast while following a dairy-free, gluten-free diet!
It might take a little more prep and planning, but don’t be afraid to utilize batch-cooking or meal prep strategies to have some options readily available for you for the week!