Breakfast is the most important meal of that day or a plain old nightmare when you discover you can’t eat Gluten! A lot of the Gluten Free cereals taste disgusting and are packed with sugar and lots of other nasty things, as well as being hideously expensive. Today I thought I would share some gluten free breakfast ideas. I’m not going to lie, I go for porridge every weekday morning and mix it up at the weekends.
The Weekday Wonders
Porridge – All you need are gluten free oats, some non dairy milk and a microwave to make the most basic of meals. I have a handy porridge mug with markings on it so I know where to fill stuff up to. Some of my favourite combinations are:
Porridge with stewed apples (Apples + Sultanas + Cinnamon + 1 cup of water on a low heat until they are like mush.)
Mixed berry porridge – I have frozen mixed berries in the freezer so I just whack those in my mug and cook.
Apple and Peanut Butter Porridge – I add in stewed apples and a tablespoon of peanut butter right at the end and stir like crazy!
Raspberry and Dark Chocolate – Add the dark chocolate in on the last half of the cooking and throw raspberries on top. If you like Nutella you can stir this into the porridge until it melts too!
The options are endless really!
You can’t beat a juice of a smoothie in the morning to accompany your meal. It’s an easy way of hitting your 5 a day.
A pot of fruit is also a nice side with whatever you’re eating.
The Weekend Wonders
A Fry Up – Bacon, sausage, beans, black pudding, egg, tomatoes, mushrooms and toast if you want to go all out. Or pick and choose as you like, Eggs and Bacon are always a winner!
Scrambled Eggs with Chili and Spinach – Beat two eggs with a little bit of dairy free milk. Add the mixture into a saucepan and stir. Towards the end wilt the spinach and add a kick of chilli.
Pancakes – Again these are pretty versatile. I love mine with Bacon, Maple Syrup and Blueberries, but they also work with pretty much any meat or fruit. You need 200g of Plain Gluten Free Flour, 2 Eggs and 300ml of Dairy Free Milk. Whisk these up and leave to stand for half an hour before frying. Bish Bash Bosh, delicious pancakes!
I’ve been wanting to make my own granola for a while now too. If you have a recipe for that, please let me know!
What do you like to eat in the morning?