Brunch, a portmanteau of breakfast and lunch, is my favourite meals of the day. It is perfect for a social situation of catching up with friends and I also sometimes enjoy it for a bit of alone time to catch up on my website.
Just because you are gluten and/or dairy free it doesn’t mean you should miss out on the pleasure of a good brunch. If you are stuck for inspiration then I’ve pulled together a few of my favourite sweet, savoury and drink brunch recipes.
Something to Drink?
Whether you prefer a hot or cold drink, or both like me, here are some ideas for fancy flavoured coffee, freshly squeezed juices and smoothies.
It is really easy to make your own cold brew coffee and cinnamon flavoured syrup at home. Add a splash of your favourite dairy free milk and you have the perfect iced latte.
This latte is based on a peanut butter cup and combines the lovely chocolate and peanut flavours into the coffee.
The pretty colour of this smoothie alone makes it a must have for your brunch table. On the plus side the combination of the blueberries and pineapple ensures it tastes as good as it looks.
I first tasted ACE juice in Rome – it is freshly squeezed orange, carrot and lemon juice. It is named ACE after the vitamins the juice is packed full of.
If you prefer a savoury dish for your special brunch. Give one of these recipes a try.
Gluten free rolls packed full of your brunch favourites – bacon, scrambled eggs, fresh tomatoes, spinach and of course some tomato ketchup.
It seems you can’t have brunch nowadays without eggs and avocado. This is my take, served on gluten free bread with a chilli lime avocado and a perfectly poached egg.
A pretty breakfast bowl with pan fried paprika potatoes, onion, peppers and smoked chicken sausage all topped off with a sliced avocado.
This humble little dish of eggs baked in a chilli tomato sauce is very satisfying – especially with a big piece of gluten free bread for dipping.
If like m you prefer a sweet start to the day then hopefully one of these recipes will catch your eye.
This bright smoothie bowl is a lovely sunny way to start the day. It is flavoured with fresh raspberry and ginger and topped with lots of little fruit and granola treats.
There is always time for pancakes – this time I’ve made them gingerbread flavoured.
Remeber pop tarts from your childhood – makes me think of burnt fingers trying to fish them out of the toaster. This version is more of a sophisticated breakfast pastry and is packed full of chocolate and peanut butter.
And of course you can’t have brunch without considering serving waffles, enough said.
If you are looking for more inspiration you can check out all my breakfast recipes here —> Breakfast Recipes