23 Brunch Ideas – Gluten free + Vegan!

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These brunch recipes are easy to make, totally delicious, and allergy friendly! Everyone will love these homemade meals for brunch anytime of year.

When it comes to breakfast foods, everyone loves brunch. Here are some of my favorite recipes that almost anyone can make to impress. 

This collection of recipes includes savory meals, sweet showstoppers, baked goods, dips and sauces, homemade bread, salads, and more! 

Make these recipes for holidays and special occasions like Easter, Mother’s Day, or Christmas morning, or just any day you like! There are no brunch rules around here. 

Plus, all the recipes here are allergy friendly. Some are gluten free, some are vegan, all are nut free, and all are super delicious! 

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Breakfast Inspired

Sweet and traditional brunch recipes.

1 Egg Free Donuts 

Light, fluffy, and totally egg free! These donuts can be made vegan with one simple swap. Rich vanilla flavor and topped with sprinkles, they make for a fun addition to the brunch table. 

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Easy Egg Free Donuts (vegan)
Easy and delicious homemade egg free donut recipe! Made with simple ingredients from your pantry, you can have healthy donuts in 30 minutes.
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2 S’mores Donuts 

All of the best parts of a summer s’more in a donut! Chocolate donuts topped with a marshmallow frosting, sprinkled with graham crackers, and drizzled with more chocolate on top. These are gluten free and vegan and very allergy friendly. 

Close up of a s'mores donut on parchment paper with marshmallows and sprinkles surrounding. More donuts are blurred in the background.
S’mores Donuts (gluten free and vegan recipe)
Classic s’mores on a donut! This version is gluten free and vegan making this a perfect dessert any time of the year.
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3 Granola 

This recipe is one of the most popular on the blog and for good reason! It’s made with simple ingredients and is delicious for breakfast, brunch, or snacking. Pop it on top of your yogurt, a smoothie bowl, or enjoy it by the handful. 

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Gluten Free Nut Free Granola
This easy and delicious granola recipe is gluten free and nut free! The simplest and most allergy friendly recipe there is, free from top14 allergens. You’ll love this recipe!
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4 Overnight Oats 

With a base recipe and 3 variations to try, you are going to love these overnight oats! One recipe is blueberry parfait, with yogurt and blueberries. Another is apple cinnamon and maple syrup. My favorite is carrot cake which is filled with carrots, pumpkin seeds, raisins, and a pinch of brown sugar! 

3 overnight oat flavors in tall skinny glasses on a plate on the kitchen table surrounded by ingredients like oats, cinnamon, and blueberries
Quick + Easy Overnight Oats
Quick and easy breakfast perfect for busy weekday mornings, filled with hearty oats and fresh fruit! This recipe is gluten free, vegan friendly, and super allergy friendly.
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5 Vanilla Scones 

Inspired by the Starbucks vanilla scones, this version is gluten free and oh so delicious! They are also easy to make vegan with a few substitutions. I love their simple and sweet flavor when paired with coffee or a cup of tea. 

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Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Scones (gluten free)
Cute and fluffy, these copycat Starbucks vanilla scones are made gluten free! Using real vanilla beans and vanilla extract, they taste so good everyone will love them. Vegan option!
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6 Pancakes 

Who doesn’t love pancakes? Especially if they are gluten free and vegan pancakes! These easy to make pancakes are perfect for anytime of the day. 

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Easy Gluten Free + Vegan Pancakes
A gluten free vegan pancake recipe for the fluffiest and most delicious pancakes ever! Easy to make and top 8 allergy free.
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Savory Entrees 

A little more hearty of a dish to add to the brunch table!

7 Gluten Free Quiche 

Packed with protein but free of the gluten! This quiche uses my allergy free pie crust and combines it with cheese, eggs, and broccoli for a delicious quiche perfect for brunch, lunch, or even a light supper. 

Glass pie pan filled with gluten free dairy free quiche. Lots of broccoli and tomatoes fill the quiche. A slice is taken out of the quiche.
Easy Gluten Free Quiche
This gluten free quiche recipe is quick, easy, and healthy! Perfect for a breakfast, brunch, or quick weeknight dinner.
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8 Lemon Pasta Salad 

Dressed in lemon vinaigrette, this pasta salad is an unexpected addition to a brunch table! It’s best served chilled which makes it perfect for summer time. The light lemon flavor combines with fresh veggies to be a more savory addition to any brunch. 

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Easy Pasta Salad (gluten free + vegan)
This easy pasta salad recipe is so quick to make, filled with fresh veggies and a lemon vinaigrette! Gluten free, vegan, and top 8 allergy free. Summer favorite!
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9 Easy Chicken Salad 

This chicken salad is celery free! Light and refreshing thanks to crisp fennel, it makes for perfect little sandwiches to go with any brunch. 

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Easy Chicken Salad without Celery
Healthy and delicious chicken salad without celery. Quick to make and full of flavor.
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Homemade Breads 

Bread and brunch go together like sunflower seed butter and jelly sandwiches.

10 Dairy Free Bread

Soft, fluffy, and dairy free! This bread tastes amazing and is so much easier to make than you think. Use it as a base for french toast, toast, or just enjoy a slice with butter and jam. 

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Homemade Dairy Free Bread
Soft and fluffy dairy free bread that tastes amazing! An easy to make recipe that requires no dairy. Perfect for sandwiches, toasting, or making french toast.
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11 Cinnamon Bread

Cinnamon bread is one of my favorite things ever. And this dairy free cinnamon bread is at the top of the list! It tastes as good as a cinnamon roll but with half of the work. Toast it, make french toast with this, or just eat slice by slice. 

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Easy Dairy Free Cinnamon Bread
Soft, fluffy, and sweet with cinnamon, this dairy free cinnamon bread is perfect! An easy to make recipe to make any morning better.
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12 Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins

These gluten free zucchini muffins are a sneaky way of enjoying vegetables for brunch! Spiced with cinnamon and orange juice, no one will believe they are gluten free. 

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Homemade Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins
Light and delicious homemade gluten free zucchini muffins are a sneaky way of enjoying this vegetable all year long! Spiced with cinnamon and orange juice, no one will believe these muffins are gluten free. Quick to make and healthy to enjoy. 
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13 Gluten Free Bagels 

Easy homemade gluten free bagels that are soft, chewy, and delicious! Make them normal sized or mini for a perfect brunch addition. They are vegan friendly with egg and dairy free options. 

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Soft + Chewy Gluten Free and Vegan Bagels
Easy homemade gluten free and vegan bagels that are soft, chewy, and delicious! Make them big or mini sized. Top 14 allergen free. 
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14 Gluten Free Biscuits 

Everything you want in a biscuit but without the gluten! Thick, fluffy, soft, and buttery these biscuits are delicious any time of the day. 

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Extra Fluffy Gluten Free Biscuits
You will LOVE these extra fluffy gluten free biscuits! Easy to make with simple ingredients, they are thick, fluffy, and delicious! 
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Green Salads 

Let’s have some lighter and more veggie filled options at brunch with these salad recipes. 

15 Green Goddess Salad

This is a copycat recipe of the panera Green Goddess Salad. Cool, creamy dressing on top of mixed greens and crispy chicken make this one of my favorite salads. 

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Green Goddess Dressing – Panera Copy Cat
This Panera copycat Green Goddess Dressing is perfectly named! A delicious topping to any salad, it’s quick + easy to make. GF, DF, and NF.
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16 Apple Cider Salad Dressing

My go-to salad dressing for the fall that uses apple cider to make a spicy sweet salad topper! This dressing is gluten free, vegan, top 9 free, and paleo friendly. Not bad for a simple salad dressing! 

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Apple Cider Dressing (gluten free, paleo, vegan, allergy free)
My go-to Apple Cider Dressing in the fall! Made with maple syrup and Dijon, this dressing is raw and full of healthy ingredients.
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17 Fruit Dip 

You only need 3 ingredients in this easy fruit dip! Light, fluffy, and perfect for dipping any time of the year. 

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3 Ingredient Fruit Dip
Fruit Dip is an easy 3 ingredient recipe that everyone loves! Great for parties, appetizers, holidays, snack time, or anytime! Vegan friendly.
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Epic Desserts 

Finish brunch in style with these elegant and tasty sweet endings!

18 Rosewater Buttercream

This unexpected rosewater buttercream frosting is simply sweet! Using just a splash of rosewater, you can make any brunch a little more elevated with this classy dessert. 

three vanilla cupcakes with rosewater buttercream frosting in a row
Rosewater Buttercream Frosting
This creamy and sweet rosewater buttercream frosting is light, fluffy, and perfectly scented with roses! Made with 5 ingredients in one bowl, you’ll love this frosting! Vegan friendly.
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19 Chai Cupcakes 

The best flavors from a spiced tea now in a cupcake! These easy to make cupcakes are spiced with cinnamon, cardamon, ginger, and allspice to make a soft cupcake perfect for brunch! Topped with a chai infused buttercream, this gluten free recipe is a sweet treat. 

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Chai Latte Cupcakes
Delicately spiced chai latte cupcakes that are gluten free! Easy to make cake infused with chai flavors and topped in a spiced buttercream frosting.
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20 Peach Cupcakes 

These peach cobbler cupcakes are outta this world delicious! Sweet vanilla cupcakes are stuffed with spiced peaches and topped off with a cool cream cheese frosting. 

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Peach Cobbler Cupcakes
These gluten free peach cobbler cupcakes are out of this world delicious! Sweet vanilla cupcakes are stuffed with a peach pie filling and are topped off with a cool and creamy cream cheese frosting.
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21 Gluten Free Angel Food Cake 

Made with only 8 ingredients, this gluten free angel food cake is divine! The texture is light and fluffy just like an angel cake should be. Sweetened with 2 kinds of sugar and vanilla extract, everyone will love this cake. 

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Gluten Free Angel Food Cake
Light, airy, and totally gluten free! This gluten free angel food cake is easy to make and tastes divine. Free from gluten, dairy, nuts, and more.
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22 Vegan Chocolate Cake

A classic chocolate cake, made vegan! Using simple ingredients, this rich and decadent chocolate cake is the perfect way to end any brunch. Makes perfect cakes or cupcakes! 

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BEST Vegan Chocolate Cake (No Weird Ingredients)
This is the best vegan chocolate cake recipe! No weird ingredients, just simple things to make a decadent + rich chocolate cake, topped with a creamy chocolate frosting.
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23 Gluten Free Chocolate Sheet Cake 

The classic chocolate cake, now made gluten free! This recipe is so easy to mix up and bakes perfectly in a sheet cake that is great for sharing. 

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Gluten Free Chocolate Sheet Cake
Easy gluten free chocolate sheet cake that is rich, fudgy, and perfectly chocolatey! Make it dairy free with one simple swap. Perfect for parties.
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Brunch Tips 

Prep your ingredients ahead of time. You can make so many of these things the day or night before brunch. If nothing else, prep as many ingredients as you can the night before so the morning of, you just need to assemble the recipes. Store ingredients in airtight containers so they can easily be found in the morning. 

Set the table the night before. One less thing to worry about! If you have a pet who likes to climb up on the table, I would suggest flipping the plates over so they are upside down so no paws get on them. Save the silverware for the morning of. 

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