Gluten Free Breakfast Ideas While on a Road Trip

Today I’m going to share two gluten free breakfast ideas on this blog and then two more on Believe in the Magic Traci’s Diary for a total of four ideas.

Since going gluten free, it’s difficult for me to find breakfast foods that are gluten free even though some hotels offer free breakfast.  Typically those free breakfasts have waffles, cereals, and pastries with limited amounts of fruit.  Sometimes there is yogurt provided also.

I’m primarily gluten free and dairy free/ lactose free so that makes it more difficult.  (I do eat some dairy.)

All of these are for road trips not when you fly unless you pack some of the breakfast items in your suitcase and check it in.

Breakfast #1 is smoothies.  This is more of a method instead of a recipe.

Items needed:

  • Smoothie blender – I’ve had mine for years and have used it on various trips.
  • Fruit
  • Liquid of choice (Juice, Almond Milk, or Coconut Water)

Optional Items:

  • Chia seeds or Hemp Seeds
  • Spinach
  • Yogurt, if not dairy free
  • Sweetener


  1. If using spinach, blend it first with the liquid.
  2. Add the fruit, sweetener, and yogurt.  Blend until smooth.
  3. Top with chia seeds or hemp seeds.
  4. Enjoy!

Use a combo of fresh fruit and canned fruit.  Just drain the canned fruit.

Get the yogurt from the free breakfast.


Breakfast #2 is nut butter sandwich.

Before you head on your trip, make sure you have a loaf of gluten free bread.  Make a nut butter sandwich.  Enjoy with fruit from the free breakfast at the hotel.  If you are not dairy free, you can also enjoy with yogurt.

Sometimes the hotel has little cups of peanut butter so you can use those.  They also have jam packets so you can make a nut butter and jelly sandwich.

I would not use the toaster because of cross contamination.


What do you do if there is not a free breakfast for fruit or yogurt?

I would bring my own fruit.  Apples, bananas, and oranges are the most durable.  Or you could bring canned fruit.  Just be sure to drain the fruit before consuming it.


Bringing your breakfast assures you that it will be gluten free.  It’s also economical.


Please go to my other blog – Believe in the Magic Traci’s Diary for two more road trip hotel breakfasts.

Happy eating,





2 thoughts on “Gluten Free Breakfast Ideas While on a Road Trip

  1. I travel with a stash of Kind granola bars. They are gluten free and dairy free so I am safe, but they’re also good for any meal when I have no options.


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