Build Your Own Breakfast Board (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

Build Your Own Breakfast Board (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

Build Your Own Breakfast Board

(Plus, Apple Butter Recipe!)

 

 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Albertsons. All opinions are 100% my own.

 

 

A wooden board with pancakes, apple and pear slices, maple syrup, honey, apple butter, granola, and pumpkin seeds. Also, featured is O Organics honey, maple syrup, and grain-free granola.

 

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Welcoming turmeric and cinnamon-colored leaves on the blog with this fall-inspired breakfast board. This spread includes grain-free + dairy-free pancakes, seasonal fruit, O Organics ® grain-free granola, homemade apple butter (recipe below), and more! 

 

 

How to Make a Breakfast Board

 

 

  1. Choose your platter: Like I talked about in my previous post, How to Make a Gluten-free and Dairy-free Charcuterie Board, you don’t need a fancy platter to put this breakfast board together. You can use anything from a baking sheet or cutting board, to a serving tray or slate board.
  2. Pancakes or Waffles?: Next, is deciding which breakfast all-star to include in your spread. On my board, I went with grain-free pumpkin pancakes using an almond-based pancake mix.
  3. Add a few small bowls: Some yummy things to fill these with are jam, honey, nut butter, pumpkin seeds, etc. Adding the bowls in this step also helps me to visualize where to place the other ingredients, like the delicious O Organics coconut-maple grain-free granola I included.
  4. Add a little sweet: O Organics Maple syrup, O Organics honey, and apple butter filled some of the small bowls on my board, surrounded by grain-free granola, sliced apples and pears. 
  5. And a little savory: Things like nut butter, pumpkin seeds, pecans, and walnuts make delicious, savory choices to include on this breakfast board. If you want to add a meat option, try my Maple-Sage Breakfast Patties or a nitrate-free bacon.
  6. Garnish: Completely optional, but I like including spices, such as star anise or cinnamon sticks, both for the aromatics and to decorate the board.

 

 

A wooden board with pancakes, apple and pear slices, maple syrup, honey, apple butter, granola, and pumpkin seeds

 

 

 

All of the food that you see on my breakfast board was ordered online with Albertsons Grocery Delivery! I’ve been so grateful to have this option available the past several months. With working from home, while also helping my daughter navigate virtual first grade, not having to worry about making a trip to the grocery store is a huge help. Albertsons offer a variety of products, both available in store and online, that cater to special diets (like gluten-free, dairy-free, high-protein, vegan, etc). This allows me to get groceries for the week, as well as ingredients I need for testing recipes without ever leaving my front door (which means more time put back in my day).

 

 

O Organics honey, maple syrup, and grain-free granola

 

 

 

If you choose to eat organic, O Organics offers a wide variety of other USDA Certified Organic products, all at incredible value. I use O Organics honey and maple syrup in several of my recipes, like Maple-Sage Breakfast Patties and Slow Cooker Asian Honey Chicken— I love the quality of both products, plus the rich flavor that they add to a dish!

 

 

The O Organics grain-free coconut-maple granola went perfect with my fall themed breakfast board! It also makes a really convenient snack if you are limiting grains or are just looking to add more protein-rich snacks to your diet. I buy O Organics products at my local Albertsons store in Boise and you can find them exclusively at the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, and United Supermarkets. To find a store near you and for more recipe ideas, visit www.albertsons.com. Don’t forget to check out their Grocery Delivery and DriveUp&Go™ for convenient ways to shop!

 

 

GERD-Friendly Adaptations

 

If you find that raw pear or apple are hard for you to digest, stewing the fruit may help to make them more digestible. To do this, peel and chop 6 apples (gala, fuji, or honey crisp are some of my favorites). Add 1/2 cup of water to a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add ¾ tsp of ground cinnamon, and maple syrup to taste (optional). Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring and adding more liquid if needed.

 

Soaking nuts and seeds may also be helpful if you find that you experience bloating after eating them. Raw nuts contain phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors, which can put more stress on a sensitive digestive system. Soaking them helps break the phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors down by beginning the germination process. And by dehydrating them at a low heat after, you’ll end up with a deliciously crispy result. 

 

Measure out 4 cups of nuts/seeds, cover with water, and stir in 1 tbsp of salt. The soaking time varies depending on the type of nuts/seeds (I use the chart below as a general guideline). If desired, sprinkle with salt before dehydrating at 150 degrees for 12-24 hours, stirring occasionally, until dry and crispy.

 

 

 

Nut/Seed TypeSoaking Time
Walnuts7-8 hrs
Pecans7-8 hrs
Almonds8-12 hrs
Sunflower Seeds4-8 hrs
Pumpkin Seeds6-8 hrs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A wooden board with pancakes, apple and pear slices, maple syrup, honey, apple butter, granola, and pumpkin seeds

Build Your Own Breakfast Board (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)


  • Author: Chaunté Truelsen

Description

A gluten-free and dairy-free breakfast board filled with fall-inspired foods like pumpkin pancakes, apple butter, seasonal fruit, and more!


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Ingredients

  • Pancakes or waffles – I used this brand of grain-free pancake mix. To make pumpkin pancakes using the full box, I added 1/2 cup of pumpkin purée to the recipe and replaced the whole eggs with 4 egg yolks total (because I have trouble digesting the egg whites). I also added 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice.
  • Sweet O Organics grain-free granola, O Organics maple syrup, O Organics honey, jams, apple butter (recipe below), and seasonal fruit like sliced apple, pear, or persimmon
  • Savory – nut butter, pumpkin seeds, pecans, walnuts, nitrate-free bacon, or breakfast patties
  • Optional – cinnamon sticks and/or star anise for aromatics and decoration

 

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

  • 4 medium apples (fuji, gala, honeycrisp, or golden delicious work best because of their natural sweetness!)
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 34 tbsp of maple syrup or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp of ground ginger optional
  • 1/8 tsp of ground clove or nutmeg optional

 

Slow Cooker Apple-Pear Butter

  • 2 medium pears
  • 2 medium apples
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 34 tbsp of maple syrup or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp of ground ginger optional
  • 1/8 tsp of ground clove or nutmeg optional

Instructions

Slice washed apples (and pears if using) and add to a slow cooler along with water and cinnamon (or other spices or sweeteners). Cook on low for 10 hours (stirring occasionally the last 2 hours). Once finished in the slow cooker, let the fruit cool slightly, then add to a blender (or use an immersion blender) and process until you get a smooth consistency.


  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: Charcuterie

 

 

 

Breakfast board with pumpkin pancakes, honey, maple syrup, apple butter, grain-free granola, pear, and apple.

 

 

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