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Easy Gluten Free Nut Free Breakfast Mudball Recipe

Easy gluten-free nut-free mudball recipe rolled into balls and in a pile

Breakfast. It’s the one meal of the day that I don’t typically “cook” for my family. At least not on a weekday. Mom and Dad are up early. The kids get up a bit later. Sometimes we’re relaxed. Sometimes we’re rushed.

But that doesn’t mean breakfast isn’t important to me! Quite the contrary. I know that a balanced, nourishing breakfast can completely make or break our day. A starchy breakfast without healthy fats and protein or full of white sugar will make blood sugar go crazy and set my kids up for meltdowns and bad moods.

Nourishing Breakfast Made Simple.

So my goal for breakfast is to have nourishing foods that I can prep one day or even several days before. Of all the breakfasts I make these gluten-free mudballs are one my kids’ favorites. I love them because I can literally make a batch in less than ten minutes. Then in the morning, the kids can grab them. It really doesn’t get any easier.

Unless my kids make them! My oldest two are confident at the stove thanks to Katie’s online kids cooking class. So they can easily measure and pour a few ingredients and mix them in a saucepan. The hard part is keeping them from sampling half of it!

RELATED: Gluten-free bread made with cinnamon and raisins is another favorite breakfast.

Easy gluten-free nut-free mudball recipe rolled in balls on a table.
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Easy Gluten Free Nut Free Breakfast Mudball Recipes

  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1520 1x


Simple gluten, egg, dairy, and nut free breakfast balls.



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  1. In a medium saucepan melt the honey, sunbutter, tallow and collagen over medium heat, until liquid.
  2. Remove pan from heat. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  3. When cool enough to handle form into 1 1/2″ balls.
  4. Refrigerate or freeze until cool and firm.
  5. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 1 week or the freezer for up to 1 year.

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Easy gluten-free nut-free mudball recipe rolled in balls on a tableAlways Time To Teach

We call these mudballs because they really look like balls of mud! What kid doesn’t love to start her day with mud?! We are a homeschooling, farming family. So we spend a lot of time outside in the dirt and in the garden. These mudballs look like dirt with seeds. But they are delicious. And they spark conversation about our creation.

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I make sure breakfast contains healthy fats and proteins. The mudballs have sunbutter, tallow (or lard or butter), chia seeds (omega-3 fats) and pumpkin seeds which provide lots of vitamins and minerals. I also add collagen (use the coupon KS10 for 10% off!) to give these a more complete protein.

Easy gluten-free nut-free mudball recipe rolled into a ball in someones hand and stacked on a table.Make it a Complete Meal.

Gluten-free mudballs work as an easy breakfast or on-the-go snack. For breakfast, I like to pair them with hard boiled eggs or yogurt and some fruit. More breakfast items that I prepare in advance. Then when the kids get up breakfast is ready! Which is always important for kids like my son that are super high energy and need to eat as soon as they get up.

This is a great way to teach kids how to serve themselves and be independent. Even if mom or dad preps the food. The kids can learn to get it out themselves. They will understand portion sizes (like a toddler that tries taking five mudballs…and then only eats one), listening to their own hunger and fullness signals and not being overly dependent on parents.

Since we just had baby number four, easy breakfasts and snacks like mudballs have been a huge blessing. My oldest can make a big batch and then stick them in the fridge or freeze some. I know my kids are getting delicious, nourishing food even if I’m busy with baby.

Easy gluten-free nut-free mudball recipe rolled into balls and on a table. Allergy-Friendly Food

We have a variety of allergies among our kids. So it’s always a challenge to make something everyone can eat. But these mudballs are free of gluten, dairy, eggs, nuts, oats and coconut. They can even be grain free, depending on which flour you choose.

They are great for nursing moms too!! A quick snack for calories, nutrients, and energy.

Are you looking for a simple, kid-friendly breakfast? These gluten-free mudballs are perfect. Make a big batch because they’ll go quickly.

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Easy Gluten Free Nut Free Breakfast Mudball Recipe

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11 thoughts on “Easy Gluten Free Nut Free Breakfast Mudball Recipe”

  1. I have Bison tallow in my fridge and think it tastes and smells terrible, and beef tallow also has a strong smell/taste; is there a tallow out there that is less offensive, so to speak?

    I read the comment where coconut oil can be substituted for tallow but I WOULD like to use tallow for the health benefits 🙂

  2. Dr. Cowan's Garden

    This dish is so delicious. I will definitely try this for my breakfast this weekend.

  3. To keep them plant based, could I use coconut oil and protein powder that’s not animal derived? I like to have some plant-based options for friends who prefer that lifestyle.

    1. You definitely can use coconut oil. You will have to be sure to keep them well chilled. They will get messier at room temp since the coconut oil will soften easily. I have never used a plant based protein powder so I can’t say for sure. But I assume that would work fine.

    1. I’d like to know this too please… I’ve never heard of buying or adding collagen, but I do have grass fed gelatin. Would that work also, Katie? Thanks!

  4. Wondering if this would be a good way to use my bacon fat? or any other ideas as well… I buy the uncured bacon and save the grease but not sure what to use it in…

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