Breakfast: noun \ˈbrek-fəst\ the first meal of the day especially when taken in the morning
Want to have an awesome and tasty gluten-free breakfast? Included are some recipe ideas as well as cool suggestions for jazzing up your morning meal!
Fun with Food
Egg in a Hole – I learned this simple yet fun recipe in 8th grade Home Economics class. The teacher also tried to teach me how to sew a pair of shorts. That lesson did not go as well as the cooking portion of the class, but I digress… Here’s how to make this dish: using the mouth of a glass, press down to cut a circle into a piece of gluten free bread. Remove the circle. Melt some butter in a skillet over medium heat. Place the bread along with the circle in the skillet and toast on both sides. Once toasted, crack one egg into the hole of the bread and season with salt & pepper. Cook about two minutes. Flip the egg and toast and the circle of bread. Add more butter if needed. Cook another 2 to 3 minutes depending on if you like your egg runny or more firm. Transfer to a plate and enjoy your Egg in a Hole! You can use the circle part of the bread to dip or just enjoy it with a little jelly.
Pancakes – take your ho hum pancakes and make them extra special by adding berries (frozen or fresh) or white/chocolate chips. Check out the gadgets section of my article for more pancake fun.
French toast sticks – french toast just seems more fun when you can pick it up and dip it into maple syrup! Make your french toast using gluten free bread and then cut into three sections. Dip into warmed maple syrup.
Bacon Egg & Cheese Sandwich – Nothing says breakfast like bacon! Well, for me, any meal with bacon is a wondrous meal. Why not put your bacon, egg & cheese on a gluten free bagel or even between two waffles?
Groovy Granola Bars – use gluten free oatmeal mix as a base to make homemade granola bars. Add in your favorite nuts, dried fruit, and spices.
Gadgets for Gluten Free Tastiness
Waffle maker – I LOVE my waffle maker! You can make up a batch of waffles for breakfast and freeze the rest for later.
Pancake molds – who wouldn’t want to eat pancakes shaped like star wars figures (or hearts, trucks, flowers and dinosaurs? Pick up some pancake molds at your local superstore or online. They are so easy to use.
Toaster art – get creative with your toast! Toasters now have “stencils” that toast an impression (a sun, princess, words, etc) onto your bread. Just remember to keep this toaster designated “gluten free” to avoid cross contamination.