7 Kid-Friendly Gluten-Free Breakfast Recipes

Healthy gluten-free breakfasts for your growing gluten-free kids

Being gluten-free doesn't have to be a drudgery, especially when it comes to the most important meal of the day. Studies have shown that children who eat a healthy balanced breakfast do better in school. Kids need lots of energy to help them concentrate on their studies rather than their stomachs. These kid-friendly gluten-free breakfast recipes supply protein, complex carbs, fiber and good fats with foods that provide sustainable energy for growing kids on gluten-free diets.

  • 01 of 07

    Fast and Easy Overnight Gluten-Free Oatmeal

    A bowl of oatmeal with raisins on top
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    Add warm water to gluten-free oatmeal before you go to bed, store in a wide-mouth thermos overnight and the next morning you will have an "almost instant" super-creamy, more easily digestible gluten-free breakfast cereal. One of the great things about oatmeal is how customizable it is. Add your favorite fruits or even some cinnamon and nutmeg for even more flavor.

  • 02 of 07
    GFCF High Protein Banilla (Banana and Vanilla) Breakfast Smoothie Recipe
    Gluten and Dairy Free High Protein Banilla Smoothie. © 2010 Teri Lee Gruss, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Kids will love this creamy, delicious high protein "banilla" smoothie. It combines banana and vanilla into a tasty treat. There's a lot of nutritional value in this five-minute busy morning gluten and a dairy free smoothie. Use a frozen banana for extra creamy texture.

  • 03 of 07
    Gluten Free and Dairy Free Morning Glory Muffin Recipe
    Gluten-Free Morning Glory Muffins. 2010 © Teri Lee Gruss, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    What makes GFCF morning glory muffins so special? Along with their sunny flavor, they are literally loaded with fruit and vegetables. What a fun way to get your kids to eat produce for breakfast! This is another recipe where you can swap out fruits and nuts to meet your child's flavor profile. These muffins are so good you'll probably want to swipe one on your way into the office.

  • 04 of 07
    Gluten-Free Energy Bars. 2009 © Teri Lee Gruss

    On those especially hectic mornings, it's good to have homemade gluten-free energy bars on hand. They're an easy, no-bake, nutritious and economic alternative to commercial energy bars. Best of all, you can substitute your favorite dried fruits, nut butter, nuts or seeds and sweeteners to create your own personalized energy bar. These kinds of DIY recipes help you easily monitor your child's diet.

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  • 05 of 07
    2008 © Teri Lee Gruss

    Being gluten-free doesn't mean you have to skip breakfast carbs altogether. These gluten free pancakes are loaded with blueberries, so you get an antioxidant boost first thing in the morning. They're also packed with flavor! You can swap the blueberries for any other fruit you desire.

  • 06 of 07
    Easy Gluten Free Make Ahead Belgian Waffle Recipe
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    This is my favorite make-ahead gluten-free breakfast recipe. It's extraordinarily delicious and quick to make. These waffles are another example of why being gluten-free doesn't have to mean skipping out on beloved breakfast staples like waffles. 

  • 07 of 07
    Gluten-Free Eggs Benedict Recipe
    Gluten-Free Eggs Benedict Recipe. Image - istockphoto

    While most egg dishes make for good gluten-free breakfasts, poached eggs are fast, easy and delicious when served on a slice of gluten-free toast. The secret to this perfect poached eggs recipe is using the freshest eggs you can find. Eggs are full of protein which will help keep your children feeling full until the lunch bell rings.