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Here’s the thing about gluten free breakfast ideas: they’re delicious and filling no matter your diet! Whether you eat a fully gluten free diet or just like to keep your gluten level to a minimum, these breakfast ideas are perfect for mornings. And as two cookbook authors and recipe experts, we promise: everyone at the table will love them! In fact, people might not even notice that they’re gluten free.

Our philosophy for gluten free breakfast ideas is to keep them naturally gluten free. That means we steer away from gluten free flour blends, since they can sometimes have mysterious additives and preservatives. Instead, we opt towards nutrient dense whole foods, like almond flour and oats. You can also reference our 20 Mediterranean Diet Breakfast Recipes for more ideas. Ready to get eating?

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Vegan baked oatmeal

25 Gluten Free Breakfast Ideas

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 to 8 1x


You’ll be blown away by the flavor of this gluten free baked oatmeal! It’s so easy to make and endlessly versatile: a true go-to recipe. 


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup pecan pieces (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 apple, cut into small cubes (or 1 cup blueberries, raspberries, raisins, or dried cranberries)
  • 1 large egg (or flax egg for vegan)
  • 2 cups milk or non-dairy milk
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup, plus 1 tablespoon for drizzling
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter (coconut oil, for vegan)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.*
  2. Butter an 8 x 8″ or 9 x 9″ pan. In a medium bowl, mix together the rolled oats, pecan pieces, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, and kosher salt.
  3. Dump the dries into the prepared pan. Add the diced apple in a layer on top.
  4. In the same bowl, whisk the egg, then add the milk, maple syrup, and vanilla. Drizzle the milk mixture over the oats. Use a fork to lightly stir so it gets evenly incorporated.
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes until the top is nicely golden and the oat mixture has set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
  6. Before serving, melt the butter with the remaining 1 tablespoon maple syrup (in the microwave or on the stove). Drizzle the butter evenly over the top and serve. Store leftovers refrigerated for up to 1 week: reheat in a 300 degree oven or microwave until warm.


*Make ahead instructions: do not make the entire pan in advance and refrigerate overnight because the oats will absorb all the liquid. You can mix up the wets and dries separately and store in separate containers (with the wets refrigerated), then pour them together in the morning and bake.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

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Last updated: September 2020

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Lorna Barclay says:

    I made this today with 1 c. apples and raisins (I didn’t measure them). I skipped the maple syrup/butter mixture on top. This is a definite repeat and I’m anxious to try blueberries and other fruit with it. I just discovered you today and want to try other recipes on your website.