3 Gluten-Free Breakfast Recipes

A delicious and nutritious start to the day doesn’t have to mean dull, tasteless food or hours slaving away in the kitchen. Check out these gluten-free breakfast recipes from The Ideas Kitchen to give your morning a bit of a boost.

caramelised onion bread

Caramelised onion bread

Just because you are gluten-free doesn't mean you need to banish bread from your breakfast menu. There's a reason freshly baked bread is a scent that smells like home, so why not make it from your scratch in yours?

Course Breakfast
Keyword bread, caramelised onion
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 258 kcal


  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • 4 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar or honey
  • 450 g gluten-free flour
  • tsp fast action easy blend yeast
  • 150 g caramelised onion


  1. Place 350ml (12fl oz) water, the vinegar, oil, eggs, salt and sugar or honey into the bread pan of your breadmaker.

  2. Add the flour, yeast and onions and set your bread maker to the gluten-free setting with the dark crust and press start.

  3. At the end of the programme, the machine will bleep to let you know the load is baked.

  4. Turn out the loaf and cool on a wire rack before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Caramelised onion bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 37
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.1g6%
Saturated Fat 0.9g6%
Sugar 1.5g2%
Protein 8.5g17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

gluten-free breakfast frittata

Breakfast frittata

Forget everything you thought you knew about microwaves - with the right one, you can create quick and easy gluten-free breakfasts for all the family.

Course Breakfast
Keyword frittata
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 326 kcal


  • 50 g butter
  • 50 g ham chopped
  • 50 g green pepper chopped
  • 50 g olives sliced
  • 2 large tomatoes chopped
  • 2 spring onions
  • 8 large free-range eggs beaten
  • 100 g Cheddar cheese grated


  1. Place the butter in a microwavable flan dish, then melt in the microwave for 1 minute.

  2. Add the ham, green pepper, olives, tomatoes and spring onions, then cook on high for 1-2 minutes.

  3. Pour the beaten egg over the top and sprinkle with the cheese, then cook on high for a further 2 minutes. Leave to stand for 2 minutes, then serve.

Nutrition Facts
Breakfast frittata
Amount Per Serving
Calories 326 Calories from Fat 220
% Daily Value*
Fat 24.4g38%
Saturated Fat 11.2g70%
Sugar 2.9g3%
Protein 21.7g43%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

gluten-free breakfast flapjacks

Breakfast flapjack

Oats are a great addition to your diet to help maintain a healthy gut and keep blood sugar levels stable - use them to create this delicious breakfast flapjack.

Course Breakfast
Keyword flapjack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 20 flapjacks
Calories 190 kcal


  • 150 g butter plus extra for greasing
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 175 ml maple syrup
  • 300 g gluten-free oats
  • 75 g desiccated coconut
  • 75 g dried apricot
  • 50 g dried mango


  1. Grase and line a microwavable baking tin with butter, then add the butter, sugar and syrup into the tin. Place in the microwave and cook on high for 1 minute. Stir until the butter is completely melted.

  2. Preheat the oven to 170°C/Gas Mark 3.

  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the tin, mix well, then press into the tin using the back of a spoon. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Allow to cool before removing from the tin, slicing and serving.

Nutrition Facts
Breakfast flapjack
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.6g15%
Saturated Fat 6.2g39%
Sugar 12.9g14%
Protein 2.9g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.