I didn't start to eat breakfast regularly until I was a real, job having adult. And since I went to law school, that didn't happen until I hit the ripe old age of 25. Looking back, I kick myself because those were 25 years pre-gluten intolerance (developed that same year) that I could have been chowing down on my favorite breakfast staples- Toaster Strudel, Cinnamon Frosted Pop Tarts, and of course, the most adult choice, Cookie Crisp.
Once I figured out that gluten was to blame for my myriad of stomach ailments, I mourned cereal. Probably more than I mourned any other food, even bread. I have been a great lover of all cereals sugary and frosted my entire life. It was the most special of days when my mother would allow us the pleasure of cereal for dinner. My favorite cereal of my youth, Cocoa Puffs, could be chowed on with abandon, in quantities greater than those that would have been allowed at breakfast. Oh, memories...
It took me a few years to really give the breakfast options availble to now gluten free me a real shot. But over time, I found that I had new breakfast favorites, some that were even more delicious than the Honey Comb I thrived on in law school (it was the official cereal of bar exam prep).
Some of my gluten free breakfast favorites:
Barbara's Bakey Honey Rice Puffins- crispy, crunchy and slightly sweet. A longtime GF fave!
Think Thin Bars- I'm partial to the creamy peanut butter, but all of the ones I have tried are DELICIOUS. And they have no sugar, and lots of protien. Far and away the best of the gluten free bars out there (Lara Bars- BARF!)
Udi's Gluten Free EVERYTHING- I love, love this company. Their bread is great for toast, but they have a whole line of breakfast goodies- granola, cinnamon rolls, muffins, and bagels. I haven't tried them all, but I trust my hard earned gluten free dollar with their products.
Gluten Free Chex- Yep, the Chex you've loved for years is gluten free. And the Chocolate Chex is OUT OF THIS WORLD. It makes a great dessert too.
Kinnikinnick Gluten Free Waffles and Donuts- No, these aren't going to be the perfect Eggo waffle of your childhood. But they are pretty damn good. This brand also makes donuts, which I've yet to try.
Are there any other gluten free gals in the Food Lush community? What do you eat for breakfast? What do you miss? GLUTEN FREE POP TARTS. They are my dream!