Gluten-Free Recipes: Quick Breakfast Options - dummies

Gluten-Free Recipes: Quick Breakfast Options

By Nancy McEachern

Five minutes is all you need to throw together a quick, warm, and gluten-free breakfast using a toaster, microwave, toaster oven, or oven broiler. These recipes also make fabulous late-night study snacks when you need a fast pick-me-up to carry you through a few more hours.

Nut Butter Banana Toast

Prep time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

2 slices gluten-free sandwich bread

2 tablespoons peanut or almond butter

1 banana, sliced

1 tablespoon honey

  1. Toast the bread.

  2. Spread a tablespoon of nut butter on each slice of toast.

  3. Place the banana slices on the nut butter and drizzle the honey on top.

Per serving: Calories 321 (From Fat 133); Fat 15g (Saturated 2g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 85mg; Carbohydrate 45g (Dietary Fiber 3g); Protein 6g.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Bagel

Prep time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

1 gluten-free bagel

2 tablespoons cream cheese

3 strawberries, sliced

  1. Toast the bagel.

  2. Spread cream cheese on the toasted bagel and top it with strawberries.

Per serving: Calories 438 (From Fat 181); Fat 20g (Saturated 7g); Cholesterol 32mg; Sodium 676mg; Carbohydrate 53g (Dietary Fiber 5g); Protein 11g.

Maple Raisin Oatmeal

Prep time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

1/2 cup gluten-free oats

1 cup water

2 tablespoons raisins

2 tablespoons maple syrup

  1. Combine the oats and water in a microwave-safe bowl.

  2. Cover the bowl and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes.

  3. Stir in the raisins and maple syrup. Enjoy!

Per serving: Calories 320 (From Fat 24); Fat 3g (Saturated 1g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 8mg; Carbohydrate 70g (Dietary Fiber 5g); Protein 7g.

Mix in brown sugar and cinnamon or honey instead of maple syrup to change the sweetness of this cozy morning meal. If you don’t like raisins or forgot to pick them up during your last shopping trip, use cranberries, almonds, or even white chocolate chips to flavor your oatmeal instead.

Breakfast Tacos

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

2 eggs

1 tablespoon shredded pepper Jack cheese

1 tablespoon real bacon bits

2 corn tortillas

1 tablespoon salsa

Salt to taste

Black pepper to taste

  1. Spray a small frying pan with nonstick cooking spray. Heat the pan on the stove over medium heat.

  2. Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk them together.

  3. Add the eggs to the hot pan. Stir the eggs slowly and continually in the pan until they’re no longer runny. While stirring, add the cheese and bacon bits.

  4. Heat the tortillas in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds on high to soften. Put half the egg mixture on each tortilla.

  5. Add salsa and salt and pepper to taste. Fold the tortillas in half and eat your tacos.

Per serving: Calories 163 (From Fat 67); Fat 7g (Saturated 3g); Cholesterol 192mg; Sodium 429mg; Carbohydrate 14g (Dietary Fiber 1g); Protein 10g.

Broiled Grapefruit

Prep time: 1 minute

Cook time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

1 grapefruit, cut in half

2 tablespoons brown sugar

  1. Section out the grapefruit, carefully cutting between the membranes with a sharp knife between the membranes.

  2. Place the two halves of the grapefruit on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.

  3. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of each grapefruit half and broil in the oven or toaster oven until bubbly, about 5 minutes. If you use a toaster oven, this dish cooks a little faster because the food is closer to the heat. Watch to make sure your grapefruit isn’t browning too quickly.

Per serving: Calories 194 (From Fat 2); Fat 0g (Saturated 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 13mg; Carbohydrate 51g (Dietary Fiber 3g); Protein 1g.

Hard-Boiled Egg Melt

Prep time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

2 slices gluten-free sandwich bread

1 teaspoon butter

1 hard-boiled egg

2 slices American cheese

Salt to taste

Black pepper to taste

  1. Toast the bread and spread half the butter on each slice.

  2. While the bread is toasting, crack, peel, and slice the egg.

  3. Put half the egg on each slice of bread and top it with a slice of cheese.

  4. Microwave on high until the cheese is bubbly, about 20 seconds.

Per serving: Calories 527 (From Fat 287); Fat 32g (Saturated 12g); Cholesterol 223mg; Sodium 727mg; Carbohydrate 43g (Dietary Fiber 1g); Protein 17g.

Keep hard-boiled eggs in your fridge so they’re always ready for a quick high-protein breakfast, snack, or salad topping. Crack them just before using them. Take note of the sell-by date on the carton, and use your eggs — cooked or raw — within a couple of weeks of that.