48 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Breakfast Ideas

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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)

A close-up of black beans, sweet potatoes, and berries on a sheet pan.

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.

Also try:
— 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)

Sweet potato hash and egg breakfast cups stacked together on a white plate.

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)

Protein chia pudding in a glass jar on a white platter.

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.

Also try:
Banana Chocolate Chia Pudding (Earth to Veg).
Cinnamon Apple Pie Chia Pudding (Healthy Fitness Meals).
Blueberry Coconut Chia Pudding (Healthy Fitness Meals).

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! 

Also try:
Sweet Rice Porridge (Let’s Go Tomato). 

Vegan Southwestern Tofu Scramble (Resplendent Kitchen)

Vegan southwestern tofu scramble with toast on a white plate.

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. 

Also try:
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.

Also try:
— Super simple stovetop frittata (Top Moms Ideas). 
Sweet Potato Frittata (Whole New Mom).

High Protein Vegan Breakfast Bowl (Kitchen Treaty)

A high protein vegan breakfast bowl with avocado, tofu scramble and black beans.

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)

A salad topped with eggs, avocado, sausage and tomatoes in a white bowl for a dairy-free, gluten-free breakfast idea.

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)

A potato crust quiche on a white platter for a dairy-free, gluten-free breakfast idea.

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! 

More quiches:
Easy Spinach Tofu Quiche (Salted Plains).
Dairy Free Veggie Quiche with a Quinoa Crust (Whole New Mom).
Easy Vegan Quiche (At My Table). 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie (So Smoothie)

A chocolate peanut butter smoothie in a glass with a straw.

When you’re short on time, try this quick and easy chocolate peanut butter smoothie with 18 grams of protein (and no protein powder!). 

Also try:
Chocolate Matcha Protein Shake (Earth to Veg). 
Mango Smoothie (Living Healthy with Chocolate).

Healthy Chocolate Baked Oatmeal (Fit Mama Real Food)

Chocolate baked oatmeal in a white baking pan with a spoonful on a fork.

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. 

Also try:
Pumpkin Apple Baked Oatmeal (Raising Generation Nourished).
Vegan Baked Oats (At My Table).
Baked Strawberry Almond Oatmeal (Sift and Simmer).

PB & J Overnight Oats (Mary’s Whole Life)

Two peanut butter and jelly overnight oats in glass jars with a spoon on a white platter.

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)

A sweet potato smoothie in a glass bowl topped with chopped nuts on a counter.

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.

Also try:
Cranberry Smoothie Bowl (Whole New Mom). 

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Raisin Bagels (Fearless Dining)

A slice cinnamon raisin bagel on a plate.

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)

A coconut flour banana muffin on a napkin.

These delicious little muffins are a great portable options if you’re in need of a quick breakfast or snack. 

Also try these:
— Buckwheat Flour Chocolate Muffins (Life Around the Table).
Gluten-Free Keto Blueberry Muffins (Herbs & Flour).

The Best Gluten-Free Pancakes (Fearless Dining)

A stack of gluten-free pancakes topped with berries on a plate.

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.

Also try:
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

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!

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