12 Yummy Gluten Free Holiday Breakfasts!

Gluten Free Holiday Breakfasts


Holidays seem to be the hardest time for anyone eating gluten free, but no worries – I assure you that your meals can still be tasty and full of variety! This collection of 12 Yummy Gluten Free Breakfasts are part of my 144 Gluten Free Mix and Match Holiday Recipe Guide, coming soon…

Recipe Allergy Key:

  • GF = Gluten Free
  • *GF = Original Recipe requires modifications to be Gluten Free – don’t worry I provide the necessary changes!
  • DF = Dairy Free
  • EF = Egg Free
  • SF = Soy Free
  • V = Vegetarian

While I have tried to eliminate or identify all potentially gluten-containing ingredients, I may have missed some. If you are unsure if an ingredient or product contains gluten, please check the label.

I’ve also created a Pinterest board featuring these 12 breakfast recipes. Enjoy!

1. Gluten Free Breakfast Casserole

Gluten Free Breakfast Casserole from Break O Day Farm

photo copyright: Break O’ Day Farm

Call it a casserole, lasagna or strata. By any name, it’s my tasty, easy, gluten free breakfast and starting a holiday off with easy is always a bonus! GET THE RECIPE

2. Shakshuka (kinda*)

Shakshuka Gluten Free Breakfast From Rhubarb and Venison

photo copyright: Rhubarb + Venison

I LOVE using my cast iron skillets – and combined with a fun name – of course this awesome recipe made the list! *Shakshuka is a traditional Middle Eastern dish, possibly of Tunisian origin. This recipe takes the dish south of the border into Mexican cuisine, so it’s not true shakshuka…but Beth says “it’s too fun to say ‘shakshuka’, so the name remains.” And I agree, say it with me now SHAKSHUKA! GET THE RECIPE

3. Overnight Chai Steel-Cut Oats

Overnight Chai Steel-Cut Oats from This Homemade Life

photo copyright: This Homemade Life

Much like Alison, I have a lot – a LOT – of Mason jars and I’m always delighted when I find a fun new way to use them, so I couldn’t resist this delicious recipe. Bonus, it’s a no-cook recipe! So, while my oven and stovetop are working over time during the holidays, I can still whip up breakfast the night before. GET THE RECIPE

4. Cranberry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake

Cranberry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake from Alexandra Cooks

photo copyright: Alexandra Cooks
*GF, SF, V

Cranberries are a holiday tradition in just about every family, but canned cranberries just don’t do it for me – at all. Now, give me fresh cranberries AND a cake – for breakfast? Yes, please! Just swap out the regular flour for your favorite gluten free option and you’ll have a breakfast sure to fly off the plate! *I mix my own gluten free flours, but Glutino’s all purpose flour mix works well and contains no xanthan gum.  GET THE RECIPE

5. Hash Brown Egg Nests with Avocado

Hash Brown Eggs Nests with Avocado from The Cooking Jar

photo copyright: The Cooking Jar

Bacon, eggs and hash browns all in one pretty package? What more could we ask for on a hectic morning? Prep the ingredients, pop them in the oven, let the kids tear into their Christmas presents and when the dust settles, breakfast will be waiting! Heed her advice for greasing the muffin cups. Oops. I’ll only make that mistake once. GET THE RECIPE

6. Breakfast Egg Muffins

Breakfast Egg Muffins from Paleo Comfort Foods

photo copyright: Paleo Comfort Foods

I have made many variations of these breakfast muffins. They are a great way to use up the little bits of chopped veggies in the fridge. I must admit though, I skipped cooking the onions & peppers. Cooking them first will add flavor, so do saute’ them if you can. I keep large bags of chopped peppers & onions in the freezer. I just broke off a chunk & dropped it into each muffin tin, then poured the egg mixture on top. My kids were fighting over who got more than the next guy, so I guess all’s well that ends well. GET THE RECIPE

7. Breakfast Quesadillas

Breakfast Quesadillas by Iowa Girl Eats  

photo copyright: Iowa Girl Eats
*GF, SF 

Breakfast quesadillas make a quick & hearty breakfast to give you all the energy you will need to get through the holidays. Lots of step-by-step photos make it a great recipe for beginner cooks. Or, get the kids to cook while you sleep in. That’s my plan 🙂 To make them gluten free, I like these gluten free tortillasGET THE RECIPE

8. Pumpkin French Toast Bake

Pumpkin French Toast Bake from Minimalist Baker  

photo copyright: Minimalist Baker
*GF, SF, V

This casserole is a great time saver for crazy mornings. Prepare it the night before and pop it in the oven on Christmas morning. Try Udi’s Raisin Bread to make it gluten free, I think it works nicely here. If you use a glass baking dish, let it rest at room temperature 20-30 minutes before baking. It could crack if you pull it straight from the refrigerator to hot oven. GET THE RECIPE

9. Sweet Corn Cake Eggs Benedict with Avocado Hollandaise

Sweet Corn Cake Eggs Benedict  with Avocado Hollandaise

photo copyright: How Sweet It Is
*GF, SF 

A little extra work, but hey, Christmas morning only comes once a year. Let’s make it special. With such a decadent breakfast, you may imagine you’re eating breakfast at Tiffany’s. Just replace the pastry flour with an all-purpose gluten-free flour blend like Glutino’s all purpose flour mixGET THE RECIPE

10. Cocoa Cream of Brown Rice

Cocoa Cream of Brown Rice from Gluten Free Sensations  

photo copyright: Gluten Free Sensations

Since venturing into this gluten-free wilderness, we have missed a lot of our favorite pre-GF foods. The “other” creamy, cocoa cereal was very popular in our house. Easy to make, tasty, kids loved it, etc. This recipe makes a wonderful, creamy, chocolatey breakfast that the kids, and their parents, can love again. GET THE RECIPE

11. Southern Sausage Breakfast Bites

Southern Sausage Breakfast Bites from Pamela's Products

photo copyright: Pamela’s Products

I make salsa all summer long from fresh, farmers’ market veggies. Salsa seems to be our vegetable of choice when fresh veggies are out of season. These little sausage balls with salsa make a quick, healthy, finger food. Kids can eat with one hand and tear into their Christmas gifts with the other hand. No time wasted. GET THE RECIPE

12. Best Ever Hot Chocolate French Toast

Best Ever Hot Chocolate French Toast from Half Baked Harvest

photo copyright: Half Baked Harvest
*GF, *DF, V

You had me at chocolate. While she suggests this as a dessert, I’m totally cool with chocolate for breakfast. I’ve used regular, gluten free sandwich bread for many breakfast casseroles and it works well. Although, I just discovered Udis’ makes a French baguette, so I may try it next time. And if you’re dairy free, try the coconut oil in place of butter. GET THE RECIPE

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