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Whatever season or holiday you’re in, weekend brunch is always a welcome treat to share with family and friends! Here is our recipe roundup of over 60 amazing gluten free and dairy free brunch recipes, with plenty of vegan, paleo, and nut free options.
It’s time for another recipe roundup, and this time it’s a collection of breakfast and brunch recipes that are perfect for a fun weekend with friends or special holidays like Christmas, Easter, or Mother’s Day!
This recipe roundup is divided into 3 parts:
Every recipe in this roundup is gluten free and dairy free, plus there are plenty of healthy, vegan, paleo, soy free, and nut free options included here. We have included many of our own recipes and lots of recipes from fellow bloggers so our readers can find new allergy friendly blogs to follow.
Please note that there are a lot of recipes in here that call for oats, but not specifically gluten free oats. We included these recipes since it’s very easy to use specifically certified gluten free oats in these recipes if you need to and it won’t change the recipe in any significant way.
This roundup post was originally published in May 2018, but we recently re-made this post to be easier to navigate and included photos for each recipe! We also changed a few of the recipes around as well.
Check out our other allergy friendly recipe roundups:
Take your breakfast up a notch with this recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate Waffles and Strawberry Sauce! This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, vegan, and can also be made sugar free as well. The strawberry sauce is paleo, too!
Craving some yummy buttermilk pancakes on the weekend but you have food allergies? Make our Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes! Our buttermilk pancakes are also tree nut free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, and can be made sugar free as well).
One of my favorite fall and winter flavor combinations spice up these gluten free scones. Our Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Scones are allergy friendly and perfect for holiday brunch or breakfast. These scones are dairy free, peanut free, vegan, and easy to make!
Homemade waffles are the perfect weekend breakfast or brunch treat! Our waffles are gluten free, dairy free, and egg free, and delicious. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these are perfect with dairy free butter and maple syrup.
Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Granola: crunchy, chewy and naturally sweet. This granola is perfect for breakfast or even a snack (plus it’s vegan and peanut free)! This recipe was originally featured as a guest post by Kirsten at Life’s Ambrosia.
This moist zucchini quick bread has a light chocolate flavor that pairs well with the cinnamon and cloves. I remade one of our family recipes to make this Chocolate Zucchini Bread gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-friendly!
To celebrate the spring season, we've baked this simple, naturally sweet, dairy-free, and gluten-free Flourless Almond Cake made with olive oil, lemon and ginger, then topped with blueberries and sliced almonds.
These delicious little blintzes are perfect for a fancy brunch or a romantic dessert. You can use the sweetener of your choice, to taste, if you are avoiding sugar. Want to make these on a moment’s notice? Cook the nuts in separate pans covered with water for about 10 minutes to soften them up. That way you can use them without waiting!
These beautiful, tangy, lightly sweet, rich and creamy lemon tarts topped with berries are perfect for any spring or summer celebration. Made with pure ingredients like almond flour, coconut, and raw cashews, this recipe is vegan and paleo.
The minute you sink your teeth into one of these mouth-watering Paleo donuts you’ll be in absolute heaven. No need to worry about the hassle of frying; these tender almond flour donuts are baked, and utterly irresistible.
Gluten Free Tangerine Cake ~ this flourless cake is such a wonderful surprise, made with whole tangerines and almond flour in the Italian tradition ~ it’s impossibly moist and bursting with citrus flavor, just like biting into a fresh tangerine! (It’s dairy free and oil free, too.)
These Paleo Blueberry Crumble Bars have layers of fresh blueberry jam with an almond flour and coconut sugar crumble. Super easy to make, have 5 main ingredients, and are the most delicious healthier dessert!
Gluten-free, dairy-free, and sweetened with maple syrup with a hint of chocolate, our gluten-free banana bread recipe is seriously B A N A N A S. Plus, we're sharing Philip's mom's tip to ensuring a moist, gluten-free base using this simple ingredient.
Grain-free never tasted better! These easy and super moist Paleo chocolate muffins will satisfy your chocolate cake cravings. Made with simple and healthy ingredients. Gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free and no refined sugar.
This easy gluten-free chocolate frosted donut recipe makes just 6 donuts, so you and your family can enjoy them all right away quickly! They're soft like a donut should be, without the hassle of frying!
Healthy Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
Gluten free and dairy free brunch recipes that are healthier!
If you want to shake up your breakfast a bit, here’s a fun recipe: this Fruit and Quinoa Breakfast Power Bowl makes an awesome start to your day! Filled with antioxidants, protein, fiber, and healthy fats, you’ll stay full longer so you can tackle your day
Looking for a great meal prep breakfast recipe that’s lower in sugar and allergy friendly? Make this gluten free and vegan Banana Sunflower Seed Granola recipe on Sunday and have it for breakfast and snacks the rest of the week!
If you’re excited about smoothies, this recipe is for you: I made the Purple Power Smoothie Bowls from Lindsay Cotter’s new book Nourishing Superfood Bowls and I’m sharing the recipe with you! They are vegan, paleo, allergy friendly, and beautiful.
Start breakfast off right with these delicious and easy Whole Grain Gluten Free Buckwheat Pancakes (they’re vegan too!). They are also free of cane sugar and can be made completely sugar-free if you like.
This easy coconut flour waffles recipe is a great addition to your breakfast rotation! The waffles are dense, sweet, and have just the slightest hint of vanilla! They're SCD, paleo, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and refined sugar free.
This Blackberry Coffee Cake is my new favorite breakfast. It is moist and flavorful with a crunchy almond topping. It pairs perfectly with fresh berries and a good cup of coffee. This easy recipe is low carb, keto, gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
Simple ingredients like oats, nuts, carrots, and maple syrup come together to make the most irresistible (and secretly healthy) carrot cake muffins. Top them with vegan cream cheese frosting, or just a sprinkle of coconut sugar.
You are going to love my new healthy donuts recipe! Imagine delicious baked gluten free donuts that taste like dessert! This is a gluten free breakfast donuts recipe with zero guilt! I also include a vegan egg-free version!
Enjoy some delicious glazed chocolate donuts without breaking your diet! Our chocolate protein donuts only look sinful, they're made with healthy ingredients, are high in protein, and are dairy free and soy free!
If you’re a fan of sweet and salty flavors, you’ll love our chipotle candied bacon! This delicious breakfast recipe is easy to make in big batches so you can make this for a crowd. It’s dairy free and gluten free, and we included a paleo option as well.
Get ready for your day with this delicious and easy to make paleo breakfast skillet! It’s loaded with veggies, complex carbs, and protein. This is made completely egg free as well, but you can serve this with an egg on top for extra protein and healthy fats!
This dairy-free breakfast casserole with potatoes and eggs is the perfect family pleaser. You will love this super healthy breakfast bake as it is quick and easy to make, but also because it is the perfect meal idea for picky eaters. This kid-approved recipe is also gluten-free, vegetarian and could be made paleo by replacing two simple ingredients.
A sausage and veggie Potato Breakfast Hash is a great gluten free option for a weekend breakfast or brunch. It’s a one pan recipe using a skillet that goes from stove to oven. Bonus that it’s Whole30 compliant!
This whole30 breakfast casserole recipe is also vegetarian, paleo, low-carb, dairy-free and gluten-free. Made with nothing but eggs and nutritious veggies like spinach, eggplant, avocado, broccoli and tomato, this healthy breakfast bake is the perfect easy dish for a family brunch.
Yes, the egg free omelette is a real thing. No it's not made with tofu. Yes it's actually gluten and soy free. This wonderful omelette is made with garbanzo bean flour and water. It's so easy to make and can be filled with whatever you want!
This Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet with Bacon isn’t just for breakfast. It’s my go-to recipe for a hearty evening meal. The sweet and salty combination of the sweet potatoes and bacon is absolutely addicting.
Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Poached Egg, Avocado & Pesto. This savoury breakfast bowl will certainly get you going for the day and just feels oh so good for you! Full of alkalising greens, nutritious avocado, delicious pesto, fresh basil, tomato and a sprinkle of sunflower seeds for some added crunch.
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist