Kid-Friendly Gluten-Free English Muffin Egg Pizzas

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.

Gluten-Free Egg Pizzas - Ingredients

Gluten-Free Egg Pizzas – Ingredients

Ready for the Broiler

Ready for the Broiler

Donezo!

Donezo!

Eat Up!

Eat Up!

The Recipe

Ingredients ( serves 4):

  • 4 gluten-free English muffins (Glutino brand)
  •  8 tomato slices
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • Oregano
  • Salt

Directions:

  1. Toast the 8 English muffin halves on place on cookie sheet.
  2. Fry the eggs in a skillet on medium heat.
  3.  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.
  4. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese evenly on top of the mini-pizzas.  Sprinkle with the oregano and salt.
  5. Broil for 3-4 minutes, until the cheese is nice and melted.
  6. 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!

 

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