by Heidi Pashman
Whether or not you have Celiac disease, a gluten allergy, or you just don't like gluten, you'll love these healthy breakfast options!
Gluten-free pancakes1. Gluten-free pancakes: Sometimes you want just want plain ol' pancakes for breakfast-and we get that. Good news: No longer do you need loads of buttermilk and wheat flour to make them. This gluten-free recipe from the cookbook The Intolerant Gourmet: Glorious Food Without Gluten and Lactose uses tapioca, rice, and garbanzo bean flour and coconut milk to replicate the classic recipe so you can enjoy them without the guilt. Sprinkle with berries for extra nutrients.
Mozzarella tomato basil frittata2. Mozzarella tomato basil frittata: Mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil are one of the most delicious combinations out there. Pair them with eggs in a frittata to make a protein-filled Italian a.m. meal. And although it sounds fancy, you basically whisk, pour, scatter, and flip. We can all do that!
Health breakfast bars3. Breakfast health bars: There's so much we could say about these, but we'll focus on the almonds. One ounce provides half your daily vitamin E-more than any other nut! It also supplies 8 percent of your daily calcium needs. Make a batch of these on Sunday to have a perfect, gluten-free, commute-friendly, healthy breakfast option all week.
Fresh fruit parfait4. Fresh fruit parfait: The classic parfait is a healthy breakfast option that never fails, and rejoice! It's a cinch to prepare gluten-free. This twist on the simple recipe is another on-the-go option that is quick to make and will fill you up with its protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats. Plus, pile on the berries to rack up its antioxidant score. Just make sure you stick with gluten-free granola, and you can't go wrong!
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Banana bread5. Banana bread: Never fear, gluten-free friends: You can have your bread and eat it too with this recipe. Not only is it delicious, it also packs other health benefits thanks to the bananas. They are a rich source of potassium and even help alleviate water retention and bloating. Slice up your loaf and keep it around for a breakfast you can grab on the go.