When you’re on a special diet or facing food allergies (or a combination of both) breakfast can often be the most dreaded meal of the day.
All the normal go-to breakfast foods like pancakes, waffles, cereal, and toast are usually a no-no. When you seek alternatives, the Paleo and GAPS versions of these foods usually include almond flour, which we can’t have, due to allergies.
You might think, eggs, eat eggs then! It’s not that easy though when eggs are an allergy issue too. A small amount of egg is okay with us now and then but eggs everyday, definitely not.
So what’s a person to do?
Here’s a little collection of recipes I’ve compiled that are completely nut, grain, and dairy-free. Some recipes have eggs and some don’t. I’ve also tried to keep these recipes free from too much honey or maple syrup as well as sugary starches.
1. Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes (pictured) by Nourishing Days
These are my family’s favorite pancakes! They come out fluffy and my son loves to stack them. We add blueberries to the batter so that they are sweet to eat without any syrup or honey on top. Nourishing Days Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes are great even without adding the tablespoon of honey that’s called for.
2. Coconut Flour Pancakes with Gelatin by Empowered Sustenance
I love that these pancakes not only contain the nutritional boost of gelatin but do not call for any kind of sweetener. I haven’t actually tried these yet but my mom has and she says they’re great!
3. Banana Egg Pancakes
On Saturday mornings, if I’m lucky enough to have escaped to Pinterestland, Hubby will usually make this recipe for the kids’ breakfast. It’s super easy, needing only two ingredients. I honestly do not know where this recipe originated. It’s all over the internet in different measurements and tweaks. We mash together 3 eggs, 2 bananas, and a dash of cinnamon. Again, these are sweetened enough with the banana that you won’t need any extra syrup or honey.
I’m not much of a pancake person but my kids are so that’s where all the pancake recipes come in. I prefer something savory in the morning. Something of substance that will stick to my bones. These skillet recipes are just that!
1. Squash and Apples by The Well Fed Homestead (egg-free!)
We like to make this dish along with some eggs and sausage in the morning before soccer games, if we have enough time. It makes for a nice hash brown type recipe without including any starchy potatoes. It’s tasty and my youngest has a habit of going through her serving and eating all the apples first.
2. Apple, Pecan, and Bacon Butternut Squash Hash by The Urban Poser (egg-free!)
I know, this recipe calls for pecans but we just leave them out. The bacon in this recipe makes for an even heartier and tastier dish than the regular squash and apple hash. Doesn’t everything taste better with bacon?
3. Sweet Potato and Greens Breakfast Saute by Raising Generation Nourished (egg-free!)
This is another recipe I haven’t made yet but cannot wait to try! This does call for a sweet potato so it’s not completely starch free. I love the beautiful color of the spinach added in.
We will do an egg dish maybe once a week or less. I wish we could do it more often because eggs are easy and so yummy!
1. Frittata with Tomatoes, Zucchini, Bacon and Basil by Multiply Delicious
Quick and easy to put together, this is a great choice for a nutritious protein filled breakfast!
In one of my cookbooks, Eat Well Feel Well, one page is wrinkled and worn. It’s the recipe for homemade sausage patties. It’s wonderful! Hopefully someday I can share with you all. For now this recipe is a close second.
1. Chicken Apple Breakfast Sausage Patties by The Well Fed Homestead
Ground chicken, eggs, apple, and spices are all you need to make these healthy and hearty sausage patties!
Smoothies make up probably over half of our breakfasts. We make smoothies almost everyday. They’re great because you can literally throw in whatever you have in your fridge and make a breakfast out of it!
1. Quick and Healthy Breakfast Smoothie by Ponderings From My Heart
Obviously, this is our favorite smoothie recipe. If I follow this formula, I’m usually guaranteed a creamy, yummy, and healthy smoothie every time.
2. Detox Green Smoothie by The Honor System
This smoothie is a great one if you are looking for a recipe that does not include banana! Most smoothies include banana, which can be too sugary for some diets.
3. Two Ingredient Smoothie by Green Thickies
I’ve had to give up fruit for a time, which is not easy, but this smoothie makes for a wonderfully simple fruit free breakfast. Containing only cucumbers and greens, this smoothie is a great one for healing and recovery.
As I discover more recipes that fit our needs, I’ll be editing this post and adding them to the list! If you have any recipes to share, please do!
Want more breakfast ideas? Try these!