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Breakfast ideas that are egg/dairy/nuts and grains free...

I'm cooking for a lady who's allergic to eggs, dairy, nuts, seeds, oats, cranberries and pineapples... It's a real headache and i need your help ! I'm looking for breakfast ideas i made muffins and turnovers but i don't know where to turn.

***UPDATE*** I'm sorry i didn't express myself correctly, i didn't mean "grains" i meant "seeds". She can eat flour and everything but no sesame, chia, quinoa, etc.

asked by Melissa about 3 years ago

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keel
added about 3 years ago

What about a sweet potato hash? Or maybe avocado toast with a nice slice of tomato?

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Melissa
added about 3 years ago

That's such a good idea !

Susan W
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added about 3 years ago

If she can't have grains, she can't have toast.

Claire Smith
added about 3 years ago

What about an English/Irish style breakfast without the eggs. Bacon, hashbrowns, fried tomato and mushrooms and sausages if they're grain-free.

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jilhil
added about 3 years ago

If she's not receptive to "dinner for breakfast" (which I think is the best idea for lots of options) and not allergic to coconut, you can try smoothies made with coconut milk. Blending a frozen banana into the smoothie will give it creaminess and body. Also, chia pudding made with coconut milk could be an option.

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Melissa
added about 3 years ago

I like the smoothie idea and you can mix it so much ! Is it freezer friendly ?

Kristen W.
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added about 3 years ago

Quinoa is technically a seed and not not a grain if I remember correctly-- what about quinoa breakfast porridge, topped with with fruit and/or a splash of maple syrup? You could even mix in toasted pine nuts, which are also technically a seed, for a nut-like element. I also love dinner for breakfast, btw, and do that fairly frequently -- my favorite is pasta bolognese for breakfast!

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lem monade
added about 3 years ago

oh those are some excellent suggestions!
I would find out how far those allergies go: are pseudo-grains like amaranth, quinoa, and buckwheat ok? they all make nice porridges, and there’s plenty vegan versions of traditional buckwheat crepes: great with sweet or salty toppings!
same thing for the dairy: is just lactose and/or cow’s milk problematic? how abut cheeses and sheep and/or goat dairy?
… goat cheese and smoked salmon would be delicious on a buckwheat crepe – but just one of many possible ideas.

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Melissa
added about 3 years ago

She's dairy intolerant i think because she told me that even lactose free products weren't for her. They give her tummy aches.

Kristen W.
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added about 3 years ago

Can she do toast or an English muffin of some kind? If so, baked beans on toast with any of the English breakfast sides mentioned above (or simply some fruit) would be hearty and tasty.

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Melissa
added about 3 years ago

I like the english muffin idea ! This recipe (https://food52.com/recipes...) uses buttermilk in it. I'm not super familiar with this ingredient, will she get sick ? how can i replace it ?

Susan W
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added about 3 years ago

If she can't have grains, she can't have English muffins.

lem monade
added about 3 years ago

Also: just ask her about what she usually likes to eat in the morning! Breakfast can be such a personal meal, not being fully awake and prepared for the world yet, and she is probably much more used to handling her allergies, balancing them with her likes etc.

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Nancy
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added about 3 years ago

Nice point. Yes.

Melissa
added about 3 years ago

She's tired of always eating the same thing... that's why she wants me to find her something else.

Nancy
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added about 3 years ago

Melissa, if this is for everyday cooking & your friend likes the "breakfast for dinner" idea, another solution is brisket latkes. A refinement on these is to bake them in muffin tins or ramekins, freeze most, & have them around for quick re-heat, alone or with other foods.
http://tabletmag.com/jewish...

Susan W
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added about 3 years ago

The latkes sound so good, but they contain flour.

caninechef
added about 3 years ago

Smoked salmon with cucumbers, tomatoes. Maybe crackers if there is some type she can have.

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Melissa
added about 3 years ago

***UPDATE*** I'm sorry i didn't express myself correctly, i didn't mean "grains" i meant "seeds". She can eat flour and everything but no sesame, chia, quinoa, sesame, etc.

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keel
added about 3 years ago

What about a baked oatmeal? You can just leave out the egg and use coconut milk. I like to make it at night and then bake it in the morning. Mixed fruit or even an apple pie style would be good.

paula
added about 3 years ago

Talk to a good health food store about dairy-free/egg-free eating. Egg substitutes that can be used for baking. I've heard that silken tofu can be used in frittatas. Is the entire egg off the table? Egg Beaters are just egg whites.

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Nancy
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added about 3 years ago

Paula, fyi, I''ve also used silken tofu (buzzed in a blender or processor) as an egg substitute in making cakes, pancakes, bread. Helps with both protein and structure.

cookbookchick
added about 3 years ago

How interesting that so many of us like "dinner for breakfast"! I myself have always preferred that to traditional breakfast foods.

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Pegeen
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added about 3 years ago

I would be really intrigued to know what your friend eats for breakfast on a daily basis, just to have on hand for any similar guests I might have. Thanks!

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Stephanie G
added about 3 years ago

Miso soup?

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Molly Ward
added about 3 years ago

Try a grated (peeled) apple, some (1/2 tsp) lemon juice, a full teaspoon of cinnamon, and a few grains of stevia or a dollop of honey. Use as a base and add either dried fruit (apricots, raisins, figs) or shredded toasted coconut. I found this in a paleo cookbook recently. It's very refreshing AND surprisingly filling, and now I crave it at least once a week. (And it's not even apple season on the East Coast right now! I cannot wait to try it with crisp fall apples. )

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Sam1148
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added about 3 years ago

Bloody Marys...lots of them. With celery..and maybe some beef jerky, and shrimp.

I don't know what you could cook for the lady tho.

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Horto
added about 3 years ago

I am with Sam1148

Nyborg
added about 3 years ago

Try this website. Kate has fabulous breakfast ideas. It's my go-to site for grain free and dairy free (and egg free!) cooking. I have a restricted diet for health reasons.
Www.healingfamilyeats.com

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creamtea
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added about 3 years ago

Breakfast BLTs with egg-free mayo. Chopped salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, optional minced onion, parsley, lemon, ground pepper, sumac, and olive oil. Crispy, well-seasoned hash-browns. A fruit platter (without pineapple or cranberries). Breakfast baked potato stuffed with chickpea salad (chick peas, minced onion, lemon juice olive oil and parsley). Guacamole on toast or with flour tortillas brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with herbs, then toasted in the oven.

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cookbookchick
added about 3 years ago

creamtea, that chickpea salad you describe is exactly what my dad used to make for summer cookouts and to serve alongside steak. I thought it was uniquely his recipe!

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creamtea
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added about 3 years ago

Oh, I thought my mother originated it. :)

cookbookchick
added about 3 years ago

Great minds/cooks..! ;-)

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