60+ Sweet and Savory Gluten Free Brunch Ideas

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Whether you are celebrating a holiday or special occasion, or just the fact that it’s the weekend, these Gluten Free Brunch Recipes will make any Saturday or Sunday extra special and delicious! With these ideas, you can make piles of pancakes, mountains of muffins, and more. Get ready to enjoy a meal that lasts from breakfast through lunch even if you can’t eat wheat. 

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Gluten Free Brunch

As I was growing up, holidays often meant going out for brunch with my family. We’d always go to a buffet, and I’d pretty much pile a little of everything on my plate. First, it was the pastries and pancakes and waffles and eggs. Then I moved on to the salads. After that, it was some glazed ham or prime rib and potatoes. And finally, who can forget about dessert?!

Unfortunately going out for brunch is not as easy as it once was now that I follow a gluten free diet. You can’t get good gluten free baked goods or even pancakes everywhere. And those buffets I once loved are a challenge. You have to check for foods that contain gluten and they are a huge risk for cross-contamination.

So what’s the solution? Give up brunch forever?

No way!

Instead, make it at home with all the ingredients and foods you can eat on a gluten free diet.

What can you eat for brunch that is gluten free?

Between naturally gluten free brunch foods, an abundance of recipes, and the availability of gluten free flours, really nothing is off-limits anymore.

  • Pancakes and Waffles: Whether you start with a gluten free mix, make your favorite recipe with a 1:1 gluten free flour blend, or try some of the recipes that don’t use any flours at all, you can easily make these all-time favorites.
  • French Toast: Buy a loaf of your favorite brand or make your own gluten free bread.
  • Baked Goods: From quick breads and muffins to coffee cakes and yeast doughs for donuts or cinnamon rolls, there are gluten free replacements for pretty much any baked breakfast dish you’ve always enjoyed.
  • Fruit, Yogurt, and Granola: Obviously the fruit and many varieties of yogurt are naturally gluten free. Gluten free granola might be harder to find, but it’s easy to make as long as you are sure to get certified gluten free oats.
  • Eggs: Frittatas and omelets are often naturally gluten free. If you want to make a quiche, try your hand at gluten free pie crust, and try that gluten free bread in a casserole.

Keep reading to find all of these gluten free brunch recipes and more! Add them to your menu and you will absolutely be brunch goals!

Best Gluten Free Brunch Recipes

Some people prefer sweet, while others like savory when it comes to brunch. You'll find ideas for everything from sweet baked treats to savory egg dishes. There are classic pancakes and marvelous muffins, fresh fruits and lovely coffee cakes, as well as the perfect sides to complete the meal.

Pancakes, Waffles, and French Toast

Can't you even call it brunch if you don't pour some syrup over one of these favorites? Pancakes, waffles, and French toast might just be some of the most quintessential brunch recipes, and now you can make so many different versions gluten free.

More gluten free pancakes, waffles, and French toast recipes:

Breakfast Breads and Rolls

From cinnamon rolls to bagels to quick bread loaves, you can enjoy your favorite morning carbs again. Gluten free yeast doughs take a bit of practice, but you can still get the fluffy textures you've always enjoyed.

More gluten free breakfast breads and rolls:


With so many flavor options and even sizes you can make them, muffins are always the perfect little package of deliciousness. It's so nice to set out a platter or basket with one or many different types for guests to enjoy.

More gluten free muffin recipes:

Coffee Cakes and Other Baked Goods

Recipes that justify having cake for breakfast are always a good idea. Coffee cakes, crumb cakes, and donuts are always a nice treat, but even healthier baked goods like breakfast bars are tasty and satisfying.

More gluten free baked goods:

Egg Dishes

Eggs might just be everyone's favorite savory addition to brunch. And the best part is that there are so many ways to prepare them.

More gluten free egg recipes:

Granola, Fruit, and Yogurt Recipes

Yogurt, fruit, and granola are great separately, but also amazing together. Recipes like fruit salad and yogurt parfaits add something light and fresh to your brunch spread.

More granola, fruit, and yogurt recipes:

Brunch Side Dishes

Potatoes may be one of the most common breakfast and brunch sides. But besides there being a multitude of ways to prepare the simple spud, there are other options, as well, to accompany your brunch.

More gluten free side dish recipes:

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I hope you enjoy these gluten free brunch recipes and add them to your menu soon! And if brunch doesn’t end there, you can always add a sweet treat like one of these gluten free spring desserts.

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  3. What an incredible list of mouthwatering recipes! There are just lots spring brunch occasions, and so many people are looking for gluten-free recipes to bring to brunches and family parties. Can’t wait to share this on Pinterest! Thanks so much for including our recipes for Almond Joy Oatmeal and Farmers’ Market Casserole – we’re thrilled to be included! 😀

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