One of the biggest problems I have been hearing lately in the gluten-free community is (non gluten-free) mothers not knowing what to cook their celiac children. This makes complete sense: kids are already picky eaters and the mothers have never had to avoid gluten before this. I know how tough of a time I had at the beginning of my gluten-free journey. It seemed like all my favorite foods contained gluten, so changing my diet completely was a pretty big shock to my system, but I feel so much better these days. Moms that aren’t gluten-free themselves have to do the same learning I did, but they are doing it for their child’s sake.
I made this gluten-free recipe to try to lend a helping hand to all the mothers who have been feeling a little lost when it comes to cooking for their child. Breakfast is arguably the easiest meal of the day to cook gluten-free meals, since eggs, bacon, sausage, and many cereals are fine to consume. But those items can get real boring, real quick.
I didn’t become gluten-free until I was 24 years old, so I can only imagine how difficult it is for a 6 year old to be satisfied with gluten-free meals. I was a pretty picky eater as a child. I’m sure I would’ve been pretty upset that I couldn’t eat what the other kids were eating, so I can only imagine how tough it is for moms to keep their gluten-free kids happy. If other kids were eating the pizza in the cafeteria and I was stuck eating something else, I don’t think I would be a happy camper. Luckily, the gluten-free community is full of helpful people, and there are tons of recipes catered to children now. This gluten-free resource for children has dozens of meal ideas and tips for dealing with gluten-free kids.
These cute little breakfast pizzas are extremely easy to make: not many ingredients and short prep/cooking time. I used Glutino brand for the English muffins because that is what my local store carried. I was looking for my trusty Udi’s brand, but I didn’t see any English muffins made by them, only bagels. If you don’t have access to a store that carries gluten-free English muffins, these little pizzas would work just as well with regular gluten-free bread.
Ingredients ( serves 4):
- 4 gluten-free English muffins (Glutino brand)
- 8 tomato slices
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
- Toast the 8 English muffin halves on place on cookie sheet.
- Fry the eggs in a skillet on medium heat.
- Place the tomato slices on top of the English muffins. Put the fried eggs on top of the tomato slices, trying to put an even amount on each one.
- Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese evenly on top of the mini-pizzas. Sprinkle with the oregano and salt.
- Broil for 3-4 minutes, until the cheese is nice and melted.
- Serve and enjoy!
There you have it – a quick, simple, and nutritious meal for children. And if you want to make it for yourself, well, I promise I won’t tell!