Healthy and Delicious Gluten-Free Breakfast Surprise Recipe

When it comes to starting off the day right, there’s nothing quite as important as a healthy breakfast. But for folks with gluten or dairy sensitivities, finding delicious and satisfying breakfast options can be a bit of a challenge. That’s where this Gluten Free Breakfast Surprise recipe comes in – it’s the perfect way to kick-start your morning, without worrying about any unpleasant side effects.

Packed full of wholesome ingredients like zucchini, squash, eggs, and cinnamon, this recipe proves that you don’t have to sacrifice flavor for health. And with simple instructions anyone can follow, it’s also incredibly easy to make! Whether you’re looking for a tasty weekend brunch option or a quick weekday breakfast to grab on the go, this casserole is just the thing.

So gather up your ingredients and let’s get cooking – your taste buds (and your gut) will thank you!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Breakfast Surprise
Gluten Free Breakfast Surprise

My dear reader, get ready to be dazzled by a delicious breakfast surprise that will make your taste buds dance with joy. This gluten-free breakfast casserole is truly a wonder of flavors and textures that you won’t be able to resist.

First and foremost, this recipe is entirely gluten-free, which makes it a perfect choice for people who follow a gluten-free diet. Made with fresh and nutritious ingredients such as zucchini, squash, and onions, this veggie breakfast casserole is packed with vitamins, fibers, and antioxidants that will nourish your body and soul.

But aside from its health benefits, this breakfast casserole is also super easy to make. With simple-to-find ingredients like eggs, baking powder, xanthan gum, water, and dairy-free milk, anyone can whip up this recipe without much hassle. Plus, the addition of brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and pepper adds a delightful sweetness and spiciness that will awake your senses.

Another great thing about this gluten-free breakfast casserole is that it’s so versatile. You can add any variations and substitutions you like to make it more interesting – perhaps swapping the squash for shredded carrots or replacing the brown sugar with honey for a lighter sweetness. The possibilities are endless!

And last but not least, you can make ahead this recipe for those busy mornings when you don’t have time to cook. Stored in the fridge or freezer, this veggie breakfast casserole will stay fresh and delicious for days.

In conclusion dear reader, you’ll love this recipe because it’s wholesome, flavorful, easy to make, versatile and perfect for any occasion- be it Mother’s Day or a surprise brunch in your favorite spot in Canyon Gluten Free. Trust me; this gluten-free breakfast surprise will become your new favorite!

Ingredient List

“Rise and shine with our gluten-free breakfast surprise!”

Let’s talk about the ingredients you need for this gluten-free breakfast surprise recipe. Don’t worry if you are currently on a gluten-free or dairy-free diet, this recipe will fit in perfectly! Here’s what you need:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of shredded zucchini
  • 2 cups of shredded yellow squash
  • 2 cups of Canyon Gluten Free Flour Blend
  • ¾ cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp of Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp of Xanthan Gum
  • ½ tsp of Salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of non-dairy milk (such as rice milk or almond milk)

Casserole Ingredients:

  • 8 oz ham, chopped into small pieces
  • 3 cups frozen hash browns, thawed
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped

In this specialized recipe, some ingredients may be new to you such as Canyon Gluten Free Flour Blend and Xanthan Gum. Both can easily be found at your nearby health stores or online.

The Recipe How-To

“A delicious way to start the day without any gluten guilt.”

Let me tell you, my dear readers, how to make this gluten-free breakfast surprise recipe. This recipe is a healthy breakfast casserole that even non-celiac people will love. Trust me. The beauty of this recipe is that it’s a quick and simple make, perfect for busy weekday mornings.


  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 2 cups grated yellow squash
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup milk (use non-dairy milk for dairy-free option)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 slices of ham or bacon, chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon (optional)


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2: Prepare the vegetables. Grate 2 cups each of zucchini and yellow squash using the large holes of a box grater, and chop 1 medium onion. Mix them together in a bowl.

Step 3: Beat the eggs. In another bowl, beat 6 large eggs with ¾ cup water and ¾ cup milk until well combined.

Step 4: Combine dry ingredients. In yet another bowl, whisk together 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon xanthan gum, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon black pepper.

Step 5: Mix everything together. Add the grated vegetables and ham or bacon to the egg mixture and stir well. Then add the dry ingredients mixture to the bowl and mix until everything is combined.

Step 6: Bake it. Grease a casserole dish with cooking spray or butter. Pour the mixture into the dish and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until golden brown.

Step 7 (Optional): Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on top. To add a little sweetness to the dish, mix 2 tablespoons brown sugar with 1 tablespoon cinnamon and sprinkle it on top of the casserole during the last 5 minutes of baking.

Now you have a delicious gluten-free breakfast casserole to serve at your next brunch gathering. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

“Wake up to the smell of these scrumptious gluten-free pancakes.”

Are you looking for some creative ways to jazz up this gluten-free breakfast surprise recipe? Fear not, as I have some suggestions for substitutions and variations that will bring a whole new vibe to the dish.

Firstly, let’s talk veggies. While this recipe calls for zucchini and squash, feel free to mix it up with any vegetables of your choice. Carrots, bell peppers, mushrooms, or even sweet potatoes could be excellent alternatives. If you’re a meat lover, add in some ham or bacon to the mix for some salty goodness.

For those who are dairy-free or paleo, swapping out the cup of milk could be a little tricky. However, you can use any non-dairy milk of your choice such as almond milk, oat milk or coconut milk. You can even add in dairy-free cheese if you want to give it a cheesy twist.

If you’re craving something sweet, try adding chocolate chips or fresh berries into the mix. It’s an excellent option for anyone who needs a little bit of sweetness in their morning routine.

Want a crispy texture? Try using shredded hash browns instead of zucchini and squash. It gives a lovely crunch and enhances the savory aspect of the dish.

Finally, if you’re not into casseroles or baking, try scrambling all the ingredients together in a skillet for an egg casserole that is perfect for brunches or simple make-ahead meals.

Playing around with ingredients and spices is always fun while cooking. It can lead you to create something new and fantastic. So don’t be afraid to experiment with different options while making this gluten-free breakfast surprise recipe!

Serving and Pairing

“Who says gluten-free can’t be tasty and fun?!”

Once you’ve lovingly prepared this gluten-free breakfast surprise recipe, it’s time to serve and indulge in its mouth-watering goodness. This casserole is perfect for a weekend brunch or a special occasion like Mother’s Day.

You can pair this delectable breakfast casserole with a variety of sides depending on your preferences. If you enjoy eggs, serving it alongside fluffy scrambled eggs would be an excellent choice. You can also try pairing it with some dairy-free yogurt or fresh fruit for a healthy and flavorful twist.

For those seeking something savory, add a side of crispy bacon or breakfast sausage to your plate. A cup of coffee or tea would be ideal to enjoy this delicious gluten-free breakfast casserole with.

Not only will this dish leave you feeling satisfied and nourished, but it is also easy to customize. You can add any leftover veggies from the fridge or swap out ham hash brown with sautéed mushrooms for a vegan-friendly option.

In conclusion, this gluten-free breakfast casserole is a true delight that can stand alone as an entree or alongside other breads and desserts. It’s perfect for anyone who enjoys a hearty yet healthy meal and makes the perfect centerpiece for your next brunch or family gathering.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“A breakfast fit for gluten-free royalty.”

As someone who loves to enjoy a delicious breakfast every morning, I know that time is often a precious commodity. That’s why I love recipes that can be prepared in advance, making my mornings run that much smoother! Fortunately, this gluten-free breakfast surprise recipe is supremely easy to make-ahead and store.

To start with, you can prepare the entire dish up to two days before you need it. After baking your casserole and allowing it to cool completely, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or foil and place it in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to eat, simply reheat it in the oven at 350ºF for 15-20 minutes or until warmed through.

Alternatively, if you’d like to freeze your casserole for later use, simply wrap the cooled dish tightly in plastic wrap and then again in aluminum foil. You can store this way for up to three months. To reheat your frozen casserole, allow it to thaw overnight in the refrigerator before baking as instructed above.

Finally, let’s talk about reheating individual servings of your casserole throughout the week. Again, this is a simple process: scoop out however many servings you need and either warm them up in the microwave (for about 45 seconds each) or pop them back into the oven at 350ºF until heated through.

No matter how you choose to prepare and store this gluten-free breakfast surprise recipe, I can guarantee that you’ll absolutely love waking up to such a delicious meal. It’s hearty, satisfying, and just what your body needs to start the day off on just the right note!

Tips for Perfect Results

“These pancakes are sure to be the surprise your taste buds were waiting for.”

Now that you know how to make this delicious gluten-free breakfast casserole, here are some tried and true tips for perfect results every time.

1. Beat the eggs well: Use a whisk to beat the eggs until they are light and frothy. This will help the casserole rise and give it a light fluffy texture.

2. Grate the zucchini and squash finely: The finer you grate the zucchini and squash, the more moisture they will release. This helps keep the casserole moist and flavorful.

3. No need to squeeze the grated veggies: Unlike other recipes that call for grated zucchini or squash, there is no need to squeeze out excess moisture in this recipe. The moisture from the veggies helps keep everything moist.

4. Let it rest: After you take the casserole out of the oven, let it rest for at least 10 minutes before serving. This allows it to set up and makes it easier to cut into tidy servings.

5. Try different veggies: While zucchini and squash are a great addition to this casserole, you can also add other veggies like mushrooms, bell peppers or spinach for an extra nutrient boost.

6. Use fresh ingredients: To really make this breakfast casserole shine, use fresh ingredients whenever possible. From the zucchini to the eggs, fresher is always better when it comes to taste.

7. Use a dairy-free milk: If you need to make this recipe dairy-free, try substituting almond milk or coconut milk for the milk called for in the recipe.

8. Double or triple as needed: This recipe is easy to scale up or down depending on how many people you are serving. Double or triple as needed and adjust cooking times accordingly.

By following these tips, you’ll be sure to have a delicious gluten-free breakfast casserole that everyone will love!


As a nutritionist and food blogger, I know that new recipes often raise questions. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions that my readers have about this gluten-free breakfast casserole recipe. I hope that these answers will help you to prepare the perfect breakfast for your loved ones, without any confusion or concerns.

What to eat for breakfast that is gluten free?

If you’re looking for simple and delicious gluten-free breakfast options, there are plenty of choices that won’t disappoint. Start your day with a bowl of Rice Chex or Corn Chex cereal, which can be enjoyed with milk, nut milks, or fresh fruit for added nutrition. Warm corn tortillas can be topped with scrambled eggs, chopped tomatoes, and melted cheese for a satisfying breakfast. Cream of rice cereal with chopped almonds and milk is also a great option to keep you energized throughout the morning. And who doesn’t love indulging in gluten-free waffles with a drizzle of butter and syrup? These breakfast options are not only easy to make, but they’re also delicious and healthy.

Can you freeze egg bake dishes?

Want to make a breakfast casserole in advance but not sure if you can freeze it? Look no further! This recipe is perfect for those who want to prepare a freezer-friendly egg casserole.

How do you reheat egg casserole?

For those who want a hassle-free breakfast dish, prepare the casserole in advance by wrapping it tightly with foil or plastic wrap and chilling it in the fridge overnight. When you’re ready to serve, heat the dish in a preheated oven at 375˚F for 30 minutes until the casserole is nicely browned and warmed thoroughly.

Bottom Line

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I can assure you that this gluten-free breakfast casserole is incredibly easy to make and absolutely delicious. With simple ingredients like zucchini, squash, eggs, and dairy-free milk, this recipe is the perfect way to start your day.

Whether it’s for Mother’s Day, a weekend brunch with friends, or just a simple weekday breakfast, this gluten-free breakfast casserole is sure to impress.

So why not surprise yourself and your loved ones with this delicious recipe? Try it out today and let me know how it turns out. And don’t forget to share your new favorite breakfast recipe with others who are searching for gluten-free, dairy-free and healthy recipes!

With easy substitution options listed in the article, there’s no reason not to try this dish – it could quickly become a staple in your breakfast routine. Trust us – we know that once you taste how delightful and savory this dish can be, you’ll be hooked on this easy and nutritious recipe!

Gluten Free Breakfast Surprise

Gluten Free Breakfast Surprise Recipe

A gluten free twist on zucchini bread. I eat this for breakfast with low sugar maple syrup.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 176.2 kcal


  • 1 squash, peeled & chopped
  • 1 zucchini, peeled & chopped
  • 1 peach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed


  • combine fruit & veggies with water in medium pan.
  • cook on medium heat until softened then cool.
  • in bowl, combine remaining ingredients.
  • mix in cooled fruit & vegetable mixture.
  • pour into 2 greased loaf pans.
  • bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 163gCalories: 176.2kcalCarbohydrates: 34.3gProtein: 5gFat: 2.5gSaturated Fat: 0.7gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 92.8mgFiber: 2.5gSugar: 12.8g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Breads, Breakfast, Easy, Free Of..., Fruit, Lactose-free, Oven, Vegetable
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