These Gluten-free Dairy-free Breakfast Sandwiches are such a fun, handheld, and nutritious way to get breakfast taken care of! All of these ideas are gluten-free and dairy-free, with Whole30 and Paleo options as well!
English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free)
One EASY breakfast sandwich option is the English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich. The buns are store-bought and easy to fill with your breakfast sandwich favorites. Not having to make your own buns means these are a fast and simple option.
Our favorite store-bought “bun” for a breakfast sandwich is the Gluten-free English Muffins from Trader Joe’s. They are light and not dry. Additionally, they aren’t as expensive as other gluten-free buns, at $3.99 per 4-pack at my local NorCal TJ’s. But, if those aren’t accessible, you can use any gluten-free bun of your choice.
One way to level up any gluten-free bun experience? We spread both sides of the inside of the bun with ghee (or vegan butter) and saute on a large skillet or electric griddle. Adding the ghee makes it less dry, and adds flavor, as well as a wonderfully crispy golden crunch. We saute our buns for burgers, sloppy joes, pulled pork sandwiches…all the things! Highly recommend.
You can load these up with any breakfast fillings of your choosing. My boys love them with just scrambled eggs, bacon, and ketchup or salsa. I love to add some avocado as well.
The Waffle Breakfast Sandwich (Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free option)
I am known for thinking outside the waffle, and this Waffle Breakfast Sandwich is just one instance of that. We make my Paleo Waffles weekly. Every Monday, I make a double batch to eat for breakfast and then freeze the rest like Paleo Eggos. It’s fantastic and the mix-in options and flavors are endless!
When we switched to Paleo, I couldn’t find any buns that were gluten-free AND grain-free. Plus, the gluten-free ones were expensive and often really dry. The solution? Using my Paleo Waffles as a bun! I have used them for:
- Sloppy joes
- Egg Salad Sandwiches (Hard boiled eggs + my Date Mustard + garlic salt)
- In lunch boxes as bread for peanut butter and jelly.
- Get creative and cook them with fillings inside for a Stuffed Waffle.
- Build a Blackened Chicken sandwich with all the fixings: lettuce, tomato, avocado, onion, and my Raising Canes Sauce. YUM!
My Paleo Waffles make a fantastic base for building the Paleo Breakfast Sandwich of your choice. Load it up with eggs, bacon or sausage, avocado, salsa…have fun with the possibilities! See my Paleo Waffles recipe page for the mini waffle iron I love and use for these. Plus, my Paleo Waffles freeze great, making your Breakfast Sandwich bun easy to make ahead and then pop into the toaster.
Hash Brown Waffle Sandwich (Whole30, Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free)
Ok, now take that waffle bun sandwich concept (above) and make it Whole30 by using frozen hash browns or cauliflower as the base for the waffles with my Whole30 Hash Brown Waffles. Whaaat?! I know, it’s so easy and nutrient-dense!
My boys love my Hash Brown or Cauliflower Waffles so much my youngest requested them as part of his birthday breakfast. I use frozen hash browns or riced cauliflower, or a mixture of both, straight from the freezer to make these quick and easy!
These Hash Brown or Cauliflower Waffles already have eggs in them, but that’s more as a binder than a significant source of protein. So, we add more with eggs and bacon or sausage to make sure there is enough protein to keep us all full and fueled for the day. Then, just add in some healthy fat like avocado or an oil or mayo-based sauce like my Raising Canes Sauce to round out a satiating sandwich.
The Pancake Bun Breakfast Sandwich (Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free option)
Finally, one last EASY way to make a gluten-free + dairy-free breakfast sandwich is to use pancakes as the bun! We love using my easy Paleo “Buttermilk” Pancakes for this. However, there’s also a Just Add Water Pancake recipe in my cookbook that takes easy to another level!
Like the other varieties of breakfast sandwiches, add in the fillings of your choosing. You could also make these a SWEET breakfast sandwich by using fruit like strawberries and sliced bananas with almond butter. Or, even better, with my Chocolate Nut Butter found in my cookbook – delicious!