5 Gluten-Free Breakfast Ideas for Kids (with 5 Ingredients or Fewer)

5 Kid-Friendly Gluten-Free Breakfasts with English Muffins (with 5 Ingredients or Fewer)

Transitioning to a gluten-free diet is hard for an adult, but we know it’s an even bigger challenge for a parent of a gluten-free kid who also happens to be a picky eater. What do you do with a kid who only wants to eat carbs when wheat is off the table? Here are five easy ideas made with our gluten-free English muffins to help you expand your breakfast menu.

1. Peanut Butter and Fruit Breakfast Sandwiches

Sneak some fresh fruit into a toasty peanut butter and jelly sandwich and call it a day.

Ingredients:


Directions:

  • 1. Toast English muffins according to the package directions.
  • 2. Spread English muffin bottoms with peanut butter and jelly, top with fruit, and sandwich with muffin top. Serve.

2. Baked Apples and Peanut Butter Muffin

Most kids will have a hard time objecting to quick baked apple slices and peanut butter sandwiched between a toasty English muffin.

Ingredients:


Directions:

  • 1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  • 2. In a small bowl, toss apple slices with margarine, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • 3. Spread apple slices on a baking tray and bake until soft, about 10-15 minutes.
  • 4. Toast the English muffins according to the directions on the package.
  • 5. Spread peanut butter on the toasted English muffins. Top bottoms with baked apple slices, and then sandwich with the tops. Serve.

3. Parfait Muffins

Spread an English muffin with yogurt instead of butter, add some fruit and granola and call it a day.

Ingredients:


Directions:

  • 1. Toast the English Muffins according to the package directions.
  • 2. Spread dairy-free yogurt on toasted muffins and top with strawberry slices and granola. Serve open faced.

4. New Jersey Breakfast Sandwiches

These quick egg breakfast sandwiches are always a weekend request in our house!

Ingredients:


Directions:

  • 1. Toast English muffins according to the package directions.
  • 2. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add turkey bacon and cook until desired crispness.
  • 3. Remove turkey bacon from pan and wipe clean.
  • 4. Return pan to low heat and add olive oil. Crack eggs into pan and cover with a lid. Cook until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny, about 2-2 ½ minutes.
  • 5. Using a fork, gently mash ½ an avocado on the bottom half of each English muffin. Add a strip of turkey bacon, top with an egg and close with English muffin tops. Serve.

5. Sunflower Butter, Blueberry and Honey Muffins

Sneak in an extra helping of morning protein with sunbutter (or your child’s favorite nut butter) and sweeten the deal with berries and honey.

Ingredients:


Directions:

  • 1. Toast English muffins according to the package directions.
  • 2. Spread sunflower butter on both halves of English muffins, top with blueberries and drizzle with honey. Serve open faced.