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Back-To-School Gluten Free Breakfasts

Back-To-School Gluten Free Breakfasts

Make-ahead gluten free breakfast ideas are a very valuable commodity. Here are 10 ideas for healthy, make-ahead breakfasts that your whole family will love!

Make-ahead gluten free breakfast ideas are a very valuable commodity. Here are 10 ideas for healthy, make-ahead breakfasts that your whole family will love!

Back-to-school means hectic mornings and mom-did-you-see-my-shoe and I-don’t-have-time-for-a-good-breakfast. But if you make it ahead, there’s always time for something to grab and go. Think of it this way: if you have any particularly messy eaters, let them scatter the crumbs out in the world instead of on your kitchen floor.

Let’s be real, though. My kids do sometimes eat cereal for breakfast on a school morning. I’m not Supermom! Sometimes, my cupboards are bare. But these 10 gluten free breakfast ideas can all be made ahead of time (stock your freezer!), and all are healthier than a bowl of cereal.

We can always use more make-ahead and quick-and-hearty breakfast ideas for busy school mornings, I always say. Each of my 3 children, with each of their different tastes and preferences, will eat and enjoy every single one of these 10 back-to-school gluten free breakfast goodies.

The perfect fluffy gluten free waffles made with yogurt and just a touch of sugar, with a lightly crisp outside. The gluten free breakfast of champions!

The perfect fluffy gluten free waffles made with yogurt and just a touch of sugar, with a lightly crisp outside. Enjoy them fresh and hot off the waffle iron, or freeze them and reheat in the toaster oven like Eggos—but way better! Make them ahead, stack ’em up and wrap tightly. 

With just a few ingredients, these flourless chocolate peanut butter muffins are impossibly moist and tender. No grains, no dairy, no flour. Amazing!

These flourless chocolate peanut butter muffins are unbelievably moist and tender, and packed with chocolate and peanut butter flavor. You simply won’t believe that they’re grain-free, with no added butter or oil. 

Healthy Gluten Free Banana Breakfast Muffins

These super healthy banana breakfast muffins are naturally gluten free, and made with no butter, no oil and no added refined sugars. Make the batter in the blender. How’s that for easy?

Oh, and if you hate cleaning the blender, let it clean itself. After pouring out the batter in the wells of a muffin tin, rinse out the blender, then add some soapy water and let it run for a few seconds. Clean blender!

Easy gluten free oatmeal breakfast cookies. Sweetened only with honey and a bit of applesauce, they’re the perfect make-ahead breakfast for a family on the go!

Easy gluten free oatmeal breakfast cookies. Sweetened only with honey and a bit of applesauce, they’re the perfect make-ahead breakfast for a family on the go! Two of these babies each, and my kids are ready to conquer the world (not really but at least they’re full).
 Super simple gluten free bacon, egg & cheese biscuits take breakfast for dinner to a whole new level!
Cooked bacon, lightly scrambled eggs and shredded cheese, all baked into a simple gluten free biscuit packet. We all know that biscuits aren’t exactly health food, but the protein in those eggs and cheese is undeniable. Right?

hese Paleo blueberry muffins are the healthy, low-carb gluten free breakfast solution you’ve been looking for. Made with coconut flour, but they’re not eggy, like baked goods made with coconut flour can tend to be.

These Paleo blueberry muffins are the healthy, low-carb gluten free breakfast solution you’ve been looking for. Made with coconut flour, but they’re not eggy, like baked goods made with coconut flour can tend to be. And the fiber-packed coconut flour is crazy filling. Just rolled oats, some seeds and any sort of milk, plus 2 minutes of prep, are all it takes to make a fast, nutritious and filling breakfast of gluten free overnight oats. Come see the endless flavor variations!
Gluten free overnight oats are made with just rolled oats, some chia or flax seeds (to help thicken) and any sort of milk, and take less than 5 minutes of prep time. A fast, nutritious and filling breakfast, with endless flavor variations. 

Just FYI, you can not make overnight oats with steel cut oats. Take my word for it. Three days in the refrigerator (I thought, okay maybe they’ll be 2- or 3-night overnight oats) later, and they were still inedible. *whomp whomp*

This chewy homemade granola bar recipe is endlessly customizable with different mix-ins and nuts. Perfect for school (or work) lunchboxes!

This chewy homemade granola bar recipe is endlessly customizable with different mix-ins and nuts. It’s a wee bit of a stretch to call it totally healthy, since the recipe calls for both brown sugar and a honey/maple syrup/molasses mixture. But it’s still packed with whole grains and good, healthy fats from nuts and seeds that keep you going all morning long.

Gluten free pancakes mix that’s perfect for everything from pancakes and muffins to breakfast bakes. Ditch that box and D.I.Y. a better pancake!

A gluten free pancake mix that’s perfect for everything from pancakes and muffins to breakfast bakes. Ditch that box and D.I.Y. a better pancake, sister.

Healthy and Satisfying Paleo Breakfast Cookies

These lightly sweet Paleo breakfast cookies are packed with healthy fats and protein. This is one of my absolute favorite make-ahead breakfasts, since I feel great about what’s inside them (almond and coconut flours, raw nuts and seeds, coconut oil and eggs) and my kids think they’re actually eating “cookies” for breakfast. I liked them so much, I made a chocolate version, too!

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This list of breakfast ideas was originally posted in 2013. A lot has changed since then, and there are even more breakfast ideas here on the blog. This roundup reflects that!

Love,
Nicole

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  • […] Not a crumb or a morsel in sight. These are not low-carb, they are not Paleo. They’re not a healthy make-ahead breakfast for your kids (or yourself), and they’re most definitely not diet friendly. They’re an […]

  • dawn
    September 9, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Love your stuff. How you struggled with the arsenic-in-rice issue? Wondering what to think…

  • Mare Masterson
    September 6, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Love that you did a copycat on the Kind Granola. I wonder if you will copycat any of their bars? I just recently was introduced to them at Starbucks because I needed to eat something, and that was all that was available to me. I hope you take on that task of copycatting their bars. I have to say that each day, with each new post, I love you more, Nicole!

    • September 6, 2013 at 2:37 PM

      Hi, Mare, I think that’s a great idea, to copycat those bars. They are good, and reliable as they can be found in so many stores, but they are crazy expensive, even at Trader Joe’s! Thanks so much for your support, Mare!
      xoxo Nicole

  • Anneke
    September 6, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    The freezer stocking plan is working great around here! Four kids sitting down to a healthy breakfast at 6:15 everyday, plus additional goodies in the pre-sports practice snack bag. I just grab what I need before bed, and it is defrosted and ready to go in the morning. The Oatmeal Squares are a big favorite, along with cookies and various muffins. I have blueberry eaters, but one who won’t touch a banana or raisin — really? Both of them? Can’t she just pick one?

    • September 6, 2013 at 2:37 PM

      They’re doing it on purpose, Anneke. You know they are!
      xoxo Nicole

  • JoAnn C.
    September 6, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    I’ve got to say I’m with your kid when it comes to blueberries. No thank you.

    • September 6, 2013 at 11:23 AM

      Really, JoAnn? Who knew!

  • Elisabeth
    September 6, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Ah! My daughter doesn’t like blueberries. And really who doesn’t like cookies for breakfast either? My daughter again. Sigh. I am enjoying all the make ahead gf breakfasts though!

    • September 6, 2013 at 11:12 AM

      Really, Elisabeth? It’s such a strange thing to me, not liking blueberries. They’re relatively mild in flavor, not too sweet and not tart (unless you try them out of season, or they’re wild), no weird raspberry-like seeds to cope with. I don’t get it! And no cookies for breakfast? What a cross to bear! ;)
      xoxo Nicole

    • Elisabeth
      September 6, 2013 at 11:16 AM

      I know! I love blueberries! I think it’s a texture issue with her (she’s only 4) and I am hoping that she grows out of it. We’re trying the Paleo donuts for breakfast this week!

    • Mare Masterson
      September 6, 2013 at 12:18 PM

      That is sad to me. Blueberries are the bomb! My great niece Avalon will eat all the blueberries if you let her. She is 2 years old.

  • Jennifer Sasse
    September 6, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    I totally forgot about the oatmeal squares – I’m going to knock those out this weekend and I love that crunchy granola bar recipe too, I don’t know how I missed that one! Have a great ‘last weekend of summer” before school starts on Monday!

    • September 6, 2013 at 11:12 AM

      Excellent, Jennifer! You’re a woman after my own heart. :) Have a fabulous weekend, friend.
      xoxo Nicole

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