Dairy, Egg, and Nut Free Breakfast Ideas

One of the hardest meals for someone with egg, milk and nut allergies is breakfast.  Nearly every breakfast food you can think of involves milk or eggs; cereal, pancakes, muffins, oatmeal, omelets, breakfast burritos, you name it!  Over time we have come up with many alternatives and have learned to work around our limitations.  Just like any kid, Riley loves cereal the most, but at least we feel like we have some other options.  We do try to avoid going out for breakfast since we’ve had a couple of bad experiences with cross contamination even with a safe food choice like bacon, but an egg and milk free breakfast at home can be delicious and appealing to the whole family.  Here are some ideas to get your wheels turning.

Egg and Milk Free Blueberry Muffins

  • Fruit -apples, oranges, grapes, bananas, pineapple, melons, berries, etc
  • Cereal – A safe cereal with alternative milk.  Try soy, rice, or coconut milk.
  • Oatmeal – Try making Quick , Steel Cut, or Old Fashioned Oats with water instead of milk. Or use an alternative milk like soy or coconut milk.
  • Hot Cereal – Cream of Wheat, Malt-O-Meal, Oat Bran, and Multi-grain Cereals made with water or alternative milks.
  • Pancakes – Use an alternative milk and an egg substitute. Or try this delicious pancake recipe.
  • Waffles – Use an alternative milk and egg substitute and be sure to grease your waffle iron well.  Here’s a recipe our family loves.
  • Muffins  – Fairly easy to make with egg substitutes like applesauce.  Try these winning blueberry muffins.
  • Quick Breads – Most are easy to make with egg substitutes.
  • Toast – Homemade or store-bought allergen-free breads are great with jam, honey, Smart Balance Butter or Biscoff spread.
  • English Muffins – Most store bought brands are dairy free and can be eaten with dairy free butter or jam.
  • Potatoes and Breakfast Meat – hash browns, fried potatoes,  bacon, sausage, or ham
  • Breakfast Burritos – potatoes, breakfast meat, salsa.  Try adding tofu scramble in place of eggs.
  • Bagels – Find a safe brand (we use Bubbas and Einsteins) and top with non-dairy butter like Smart Balance.
  • Yogurt – So Delicious and Silk make several soy yogurts that are often carried at Walmart.  Top with granola and fruit.
  • Smoothies – Fruit smoothies made with juice, alternative milks, or non-dairy yogurt
  • Doughnuts – Homemade fried or baked.  Try this doughnut recipe.
  • CrepesVegan crepes are a fun treat.  Top with coconut whipped cream and fruit
  • Scones -like biscuits but a little sweeter, make your own dairy free version.
  • Fry Bread and Honey – Fry the dough and sprinkle with cinnamon, powdered sugar, and honey on top.
  • French Toast – Try a homemade egg-less French Toast with syrup.
  • Breakfast Peach Crisp – Canned or fresh peaches, warmed up and topped with granola
  • Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls* – Bake the night before and serve with Smart Balance Butter, with jam, or honey.
  • Rhodes Frozen Cinnamon Rolls* – The frosting has dairy, but you can make or buy your own separately.  This was the best find for our family!
  • Rhodes Butterscotch Bubble Loaf* – Omit the nuts, swap butter for coconut oil and you’ve entered heaven!
  • Pillsbury Fruit Turnovers* – What???  These are dairy and egg free??  Yes, they are!  But always double check as ingredients can change.
  • Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls* – Who said they have to be for dinner?
  • EAS Soy Vegan Protein Shake – Chocolate or Vanilla Flavors are available

*Note – For those with extremely severe milk allergies, Pillsbury and Rhodes do process other products containing milk in their facilities, so keep this in mind when deciding whether or not to use these products.