They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and while this is true, what you eat in the morning is equally important. In an ideal world we would all have a wonderful breakfast with fresh fruits and healthy cereals, delivered to us in bed by a butler, but sadly this is not the case for most of us.
Gluten is often an unknown guest in all of our breakfasts as it makes up part of breads and cereals, giving them their texture and density. For those looking to make gluten free snacks and breakfasts, it may seem difficult to find something quick, tasty and filling. Fear no more, intrepid gluten avoiders for we have put together a few simple gluten free snacks and recipes you can make at home:
Breakfast breads, cereals and fruits
Vegetarian? Why not make your own delicious breakfast breads, cupcakes or waffles, perfect for gluten free snacks or breakfasts. There are a few gluten-free flour mixes out there with which you can make some scrumptious breakfasts such as berry muffins, waffles, toast and other yummy and bready items. There are a range of gluten free breads and cereals in all major supermarkets so you are bound to find something tasty to get you going in the morning. Fruit is also a healthy, simple way to energise yourself in the morning. Popular breakfast fruits include bananas, mangos, grapefruits, blueberries and oranges; why not mix them all together and throw them into a blender for a delicious smoothie?
Pancakes and Porridge
Pancakes are a tasty way to start the day with a sweet treat. Normally made with wheat flour, you can make delicious gluten-free pancakes by substituting the wheat flour with tapioca flour, rice flour or brown rice flour. If you have wheat intolerance, we would not recommend using oats, but instead use other grains such as buckwheat and millet. Porridge is a breakfast staple that is as nutritious as it is versatile; throw in fruits, nuts, syrups and anything else you can think of to make it tasty and adaptable.
Whatever your preferences, gluten free snacks and breakfasts don’t have to be difficult. Try a new recipe at least once a week and eventually come up with your own. If you do, let us know!