Gluten free breakfast is a type of restricted breakfast served to people suffering from gluten intolerance or celiac disease. It is a diet which does not contain any gluten. Gluten is a protein present majorly in wheat. Cereals like rye and barley also contain low levels of gluten. Cereals like oat, buckwheat, maize, rice or millet can be consumed.
Regular breakfast dishes like breads, muffins, pancakes, pastries, croissants cannot be consumed. Gluten free options have to be made for such patients.
Popular Gluten Free Breakfast Dishes and Drinks
Beverages – Regularly consumed beverages like tea, coffee, milk, juices, etc can be served. There is no restriction on its intake.
- Green tea can also be added to the diet as it provides antioxidants to the body. It is very beneficial for preventing diseases like cancer. It also delays ageing and other damages caused to vital organs by free radical damage.
Bread – Wheat based bread is restricted in such breakfasts. Special bread made of rice flour, tapioca starch, sorghum flour, buckwheat, along with special gums like guar gum and xanthan gum are made. Yeast fermented breads are allowed.
Pancakes / waffles – Pancakes made of oatmeal, oat flour, buckwheat or sorghum flour can be made. They can be served with fruit preserves and conserves.
Eggs – Egg form the healthiest component of gluten free breakfast. It can be served as scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, poached eggs, fried eggs, etc.
- Eggs are the best source of good quality protein. It has 13 other vital nutrients which are of functional help.
Breakfast cereals – Ready to eat instant gluten free breakfast cereals are available under popular brand names. Eco planet organics has an instant breakfast cereal which is gluten-free. Oatmeal, muesli are also a good alternative. Granola bars can also be consumed as a part of gluten free breakfast. Fresh fruits and nuts can be added to enhance the nutritive value of the cereals. Nuts also add to the protein content.
Sweet and baked goods – Gluten free variants of sweet goods like cookies, muffins, cupcakes can also be consumed. These goods generally contain either oatmeal or blend of gluten free flours.
Potato – Potato preparations like hash browns, mashed potatoes, potato salad or grilled potatoes can also be served as a part of gluten free breakfast.
Bacon/sausages/ham – Meat products like slices of bacon and ham can be served as a filling for sandwiches. Sausages can be used to make hot dogs.