Out here on the east coast, Mother Nature’s gotten serious. She means business with all these wintry winds and chilly temperatures. Besides bundling up in your snuggliest winter clothing, there’s one other way to start your chilly day off right: with a delicious, warm gluten-free breakfast.
When it comes to breakfast, I fully believe in the fast part of it. I like my breakfasts quick and easy. I want to be able to take it with me to work and eat it at my desk there. Because of this, I tend to make several servings of the week’s breakfast ahead of time and then split it up and put it into Tupperware containers for each day of the work week. Or, if I’m not doing that, I like to have an easy grab-and-go option—something that’s already a single serving that doesn’t take much effort for me to heat, eat, and enjoy.
Below, check out some of my favorite easy-to-make breakfast recipes that are filling, delicious, and—of course—gluten-free!
Impossibly Easy Breakfast Bake: If you have multiple people in your household who need a good gluten-free breakfast, this is a dish that’ll work well for you! You only need 20 minutes of prep time and a few simple ingredients—like gluten-free Bisquick mix, frozen hash browns, cheddar cheese, and some veggies—to make this filling meal that serves 12.
Peanut Butter and Banana Pancakes: These yummy pancakes are especially filling due to the peanut butter. They don’t take long to cook and they taste somewhat dessert-like (even more so if you throw a few chocolate or carob chips into the batter). Yum!
Modern Oats Vermont Maple Premium Oatmeal: I’ve raved before about Modern Oats’ delicious, healthy, gluten-free oatmeal cups. But now I have a new reason to be excited: the brand’s new Vermont Maple oatmeal cup (which I received for review purposes) is seriously amazing. If a breakfast could feel cozy, this does; it’s exactly the sort of meal you’d want to enjoy on days where the wind is whipping outside your kitchen window. This oatmeal—which, by the way, is certified gluten-free—uses real Vermont maple sugar for flavor, plus whole grain rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, brown sugar, and cardamom. It contains 6 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein to keep you full and satisfied all morning long. (Maple not your favorite flavor? Modern Oats’ other new oatmeal cup flavor is Coconut Almond. It has the same amount of fiber and protein as the Vermont Maple flavor, as well as—of course—certified gluten-free rolled oats.) These are super-easy breakfasts to pack in your bag and make at work—all you need is boiling water!
Eggs Baked in Tomato Shells: This savory recipe requires just 6 ingredients per portion and is incredibly simple to make. There’s hardly any prep time, and they only take 20-25 minutes to cook. Plus, they’re delicious (eggs and cheese and tomato all together is so very tasty!).
Veggie Stuffed Omelet: This healthier breakfast option is a great way to fit in a serving of vegetables early in the day! Don’t worry, if you’ve never made an omelet before, this one’s not too tough. (Besides, if you mess up, you can just scramble the ingredients together and they’ll still taste good!) Plus, the protein in the eggs can help keep you feeling full long into the morning.
Want a yummy gluten-free breakfast, but don’t necessarily need to be warm? Then try a Mixed Berry Parfait. Ingredients are pretty simple (yogurt, berries, gluten-free Chex granola mix, and toasted coconut). This, too, is an easy one to take to work with you; just layer the ingredients in a to-go container that has a lid.
Disclaimer: The Modern Oats products mentioned in this article were provided to me for review purposes. Under no circumstances has this affected the integrity of the article.