Gluten-Free and Grain-Free Breakfast


 Gluten Free Grain Free Waffles 

Last week was all about gluten-free whole grains, but I know many with celiac disease and gluten intolerance try to love grains, but grains of any kind just don't love them. I turned to my favorite cookbook authors and gluten-free bloggers to find their best grain-free breakfast ideas. I'll start with the creator of the waffle pictured above. Yes, that beauty is free of gluten and grains and when I made them, I became a believer in using beans in waffles and in baking.

Kelly Broznya, the author of two cookbooks and known for her blog, The Spunky Coconut, uses cooked white beans in many of her recipes. She combines them with coconut flour to create the texture and taste one would expect in baked goods made with wheat flour or at the very least, gluten-free flour blends. Her Vanilla Bean Cake uses the same combo to make an unbelievably moist cake that would fool a gluten-eater. And these waffles aren't just for breakfast. I took Kelly's recipe and adapted it to make a mock rye flavor and then grilled them with Rueben-inspired pastrami, swiss and sauerkraut. Kelly has two cookbooks, The Spunky coconut Cookbook and The Spunky Coconut Grain Free Baked Goods and Desserts.

 For another coconut flour variation on breakfast visit Life As A plate for a grainless breakfast crepe. And you can't go wrong with almond flour recipes from Elana's Pantry and her pancakes if you want the traditional pancakes or waffles without the grain.

You can't get more grain free than a homemade turkey breakfast sausage like the one Alisa from Go Dairy Free cooks up at her blog Alisa Cooks. Another hearty breakfast for the meat-lover is from Diane at The W.H.O.L.E. Gang called a Bacon Weave Hash Brown and Egg Stack. Or how about Acorn Squash Breakfast Hash to get your meat and veggies from Life as a Plate. The favorite hash brown breakfast casserole can be gluten free in this Gluten Free Easily recipe.

I make mine in a cast iron skillet with the hash browns formed into a "crust" in the well-oiled skillet and filling my 'crust' with

Carol, Simply...Gluten-free
3/30/2011 8:03:37 AM

Breakfast never looked so good - gluten-free or not. Can not say how much I appreciate you showing us the abundance of gluten-free living!

Shirley @ gfe
3/28/2011 9:58:12 PM

So many great grain-free options! I think that way of eating is what makes me feel the very best, so I'll be checking out all these recipes. :-) Thanks so much for linking to the Hash Brown Cassserole on my blog, too. Shirley

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