Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles with Blueberry Maple Syrup |

Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles with Blueberry Maple Syrup

Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles with Blueberry Maple Syrup—a mouthful, I know, but still a bright and summery spin on a classic breakfast!

I adore breakfast foods, but typically my mouth starts watering for more savory fare like omelettes, hashes, and skillets. Still, every once in a while I get a hankering for pancakes or waffles. This time, it came along with the idea for a lemon + blueberry waffle pairing. The rest is history.


Salmon Cake Eggs Benedict |

Salmon Cake Eggs Benedict

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or brunch — Salmon Cake Eggs Benedict is a great choice for all of them! Salmon cakes get a facelift with serrano peppers and herbs. Top it off with poached eggs and homemade hollandaise and you’ve got a meal like no other. Of course, the whole dish is gluten free, grain free, and paleo.

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of breakfast foods, so of course I put a breakfast-y spin on salmon cakes. But don’t let that stop you from making these salmon cakes for any meal. Add them into your meal prep rotation—they’re quick, easy, and great on the go!


Sausage, Egg, & Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole |

Sausage, Egg, & Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

We all know casseroles are an excellent way to feed a crowd. That’s why this Sausage, Egg, & Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole is my pick for Christmas morning (with kuchen, of course). Instead of endless sweets, offering a hearty casserole will keep everyone full while avoiding the sugar crash!

It’s hard to beat a casserole like this. A layer of sausage and egg provides a sturdy base. Top that off with a hefty portion of spinach for a pop of nutrition. Then finish it off with a béchamel sauce, hashbrowns, and raw cheddar (optional) mixture…which is the real star of the show.


Gluten Free Kuchen |

Kuchen (Gluten Free, Paleo)

Some of my fondest breakfast memories from my childhood involve kuchen. My parents bought kuchen made at a local bakery in bulk and froze it. Then, on mornings when the whole family is together and not going anywhere, we’d take 4 or 5 pastries out of the freezer to graze on for breakfast.

Kuchen was perfect for holiday mornings, like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter. Making breakfast isn’t a priority on those days, since there are bigger holiday dinners to prepare, presents to unwrap, or eggs to find. So we’d set frozen kuchen on the counter to thaw and dive in at our leisure.

Well, I’m hosting Christmas this year, and it’s one of the few times we’ll all be together. So I decided to recreate this childhood treat for our Christmas morning.


Pumpkin Spice & Apple Dutch Baby |

Pumpkin Spice & Apple Dutch Baby

Can’t decide whether you love pumpkin season or apple season more? Enjoy both! This pumpkin spice & apple dutch baby pancake is not too sweet but still feels like a special breakfast. It’s perfect for two people, so settle in with your partner in crime and make yourself a dutch baby.

I made a pumpkin spice cashew drizzle to top this off. That recipe is nestled in here too. If you don’t want to trifle with it, you can skip it altogether and use maple syrup or go crazy and combine the two. Hey, I don’t control your life!