Gluten-Free Breakfast Casseroles with Ancient Grains

Pumpkin-Spice-Latte-Quinoa-Breakfast-Casserole-2602Photo courtesy of Leanne, Healthful Pursuit

Delicious, cozy, satisfying – a hot and hearty breakfast casserole is something to get out of bed for. Whether savory or sweet, it’s a great thing to make for a weekend crowd over the holidays as it’s easy to put together and (bonus!) it makes for wonderful leftovers.

Here are some gluten-free breakfast casserole recipes that we can’t wait to try:

Apple Pie Millet Breakfast Casserole, Healthful Pursuit

With two of our favorite ancient grains (amaranth and millet) and the tempting flavors of apple pie, this vegan breakfast casserole is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. We especially love the combination of a soft, dense filling and a crunchy topping made of chopped walnuts and coconut sugar.

Quinoa Quiche, Noshing With the Nolands

Using quinoa instead of a traditional pie crust, this gluten-free twist on a classic quiche is full of ancient grain flavor and nutrition. The recipe calls for Swiss chard, broccoli florets and cheddar cheese but you could easily adapt it to feature your personal flavor of quiche (or whatever produce happens to be in your fridge.)

Apple Pear Quinoa Bake, Ashley at Edible Perspective for AncientHarvest.com

We’d be remiss if we didn’t include this recipe in the roundup. It’s a favorite among our Ancient Harvest staff and fans, as it features fresh seasonal fruit as well as other nutritious ingredients like flax meal and quinoa flakes. Plus, it will make your entire home smell incredible.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Quinoa Breakfast Casserole, Healthful Pursuit (pictured)

This recipe cleverly transforms a favorite cold-weather beverage into a nutritious and satisfying breakfast casserole. It features fresh brewed coffee, real pumpkin puree, quinoa and pumpkin pie spice for a seriously seasonal treat. Don’t leave off the crunchy topping, made with chopped pecans and cinnamon.

Quinoa, Spinach and Sausage Breakfast Casserole, Cooking Quinoa

For a savory way to feed a crowd on a cold winter’s morning, try this hearty and delicious casserole. The recipe, which features already made quinoa, is entirely gluten-free – and it also includes options to make it vegan (like switching out the eggs for organic silken tofu, and the breakfast sausage for browned tempeh.)

Cranberry Millet Breakfast Bake, Sondi Bruner

Looking to branch out from quinoa and try another gluten-free ancient grain? This recipe offers an easy introduction to millet. Soak the nutrient-dense grain overnight, and then add fresh, seasonal cranberries and unsweetened applesauce to form the hearty base for a sweetly satisfying breakfast casserole.

For other great gluten-free recipes to serve during the holidays and beyond, download our free Modern Meal Cookbook and also be sure to visit the recipes page at AncientHarvest.com.