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Grain Free Breakfast Ideas

One of the most difficult challenges of going ‘mostly grain free’ has been to find breakfast foods for our teen.  (I’m making home-made muesli for the rest of the family.)  Many of the grain free blogs, sites and books suggest leftovers, meat, eggs etc.  Truthfully in a family of ten we rarely have leftovers, teen only likes fried eggs, and there is only so much meat one can eat. Besides the biggest issue is our teen wants breakfasts that are quick and easy, wanting something reminiscent of cereal.  Finally we have hit upon a plan that includes ease and variety and that pleases teen and budget.

Bacon & Eggs, twice a week

Apple fruinola, twice a week

Vanilla Almond Granola, thrice a week.
We’ve altered this recipe a little, we omitted the strawberries, instead teen adds tin peaches to the granola after poured.

Wellness Mama also agrees that breakfast is one of the biggest challenges on a grain free lifestyle, and has gathered a few ideas together. Elana has also a number of ideas, I’m rather keen to make some of her granolas. They appear reasonably similar to Spunky Coconut’s Vanilla Almond Granola.

I’d love to hear other suggestions and recipes.

*Sharing this over at Kelly the Kitchen Kop’s Real Food Wednesday link up

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  • Natalie

    Hi Erin. The apple fruinola and the vanilla almond granola look great – I might have to try these as we are trying to cut wheat out of our diet. Love the new look blog!

  • Lindsay

    Erin, one of my friends shared this recipe. We liked them, but for the price of almond flour, we prefer buckwheat (which, it isn't a grain either, right? I can share our favorite buckwheat recipe, too, if you like). However, the almond pancakes are very filling, which might be ideal for teen boys.

    Almond Flour Pancakes:
    2 large eggs
    1/4 cup honey
    1 T vanilla
    1/4 cup water
    1 1/2 cups almond flour
    1/2 t sea salt
    1/2 t baking soda

    Blend until pancake batter consistency, you might need to add more water, I usually do. I coat the griddle with CO, and I make them very small, 2-3 inches diameter at most. They take longer to bake than most pancakes, and you have to do it around 325, not too hot, almond flour stuff burns easily, IME. We find that 4 little pancakes fill the kids completely, so a double batch is plenty for our family. I wouldn't plan to make eggs to go with them, they are really filling. (my friend, Patty's notes, not mine)

  • Erin

    Thrilled to find your blog:) another Aussie Cath hs!! and we have similar goals foodwise:)

    You're correct, buckwheat is a seed. I am planning to trial that soon. We did try quinoa recently and think teen was okay, but the taste wasn't the best (we made porridge).
    thanks for the recipe, we'll have to try it:)

  • Anonymous

    As your body is trying to detox between 4:00 am and 12:00 noon eat nothing but fruit and water water water in that time.

  • Dawn Farias

    Thank you for these ideas, Erin. I have been trying to get us off grains and breakfast is hard for the family. Price costs have to be taken into account, too, as you've noted here and your other posts.

  • Heather

    Kabocha squash! I bake it for 3 hours at 300, then blend with coconut oil some honey and a dash of salt. Amazing, gaps, simple

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