Gluten Free Breakfast Quesadilla

gluten free breakfast quesadilla | almost getting it together

I am a creature of routine and habit so it’s really easy for me to eat the same 10 things in a various rotation probably 75% of the time. Breakfast is usually oatmeal, a smoothie, or lately, yogurt with fruit and nut butter. Lunch is typically a salad. For dinner, I’ll eat grilled fish/chicken and veggies, a turkey wrap, or random things I find in the fridge.

gluten free breakfast quesadilla | almost getting it together

For some reason one Sunday (because that is the only day I can switch up what I eat on a whim) I decided I needed Tex-Mex in my life so I made this breakfast quesadilla. Funny story, according to the notes on my computer, I made this recipe in July. Whoops. I also have a recipe from June that I have yet to post. And I ate two batches of a recipe before I even photographed it. I’m basically a failure as a blogger.

gluten free breakfast quesadilla | almost getting it together

Bastardized Mexican food.

Anyway, I can’t wait to recap Ragnar tomorrow and Wednesday, but it’s Sunday night as I type this and I am exhausted so here is a breakfast quesadilla that you can make for dinner tonight. Or breakfast if you’re not like me and stuck at a desk.

gluten free breakfast quesadilla | almost getting it together

Gluten Free Breakfast Quesadilla

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Grilled Vegetable Breakfast Quesadilla
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Tex-Mex, Mexican, Gluten Free
Serves: 1
  • 1 brown rice tortilla
  • 1 egg + ⅓ cup egg whites
  • 1 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup spinach
  • ½ cup grilled veggies (I used a mix of mushrooms, onions and peppers)
  • 1 tsp roasted garlic
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • sea salt & pepper
  1. Heat a large skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add ½ tsp coconut oil to skillet.
  3. Add garlic to skillet and cook until fragrant, about one minute.
  4. Add grilled veggies, spinach, crushed red pepper flakes to skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes until warm, stirring occasionally. Add sea salt and pepper to taste.
  5. While veggies are cooking, whisk together egg and egg whites in a small bowl.
  6. Remove veggies from heat and place on plate to the side.
  7. Add ½ tsp coconut oil to skillet, add egg mixture, and scramble with a plastic spatula to make fluffy.
  8. When eggs are cooked, move to plate with vegetables.
  9. Add brown rice tortilla to the skillet.
  10. Place cheese on tortilla.
  11. Once cheese begins melting, add vegetables and carefully fold tortilla over.
  12. Serve with salsa and avocado.

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Do you eat sad desk breakfast? What is your favorite type of Mexican food? (#MadMex4Life)

40 comments on “Gluten Free Breakfast Quesadilla

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on September 15, 2014 7:16 am

I eat a delicious desk breakfast! SOme might call it sad, but I think that it is tasty. This, however, is a thing of beauty and glory!
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Cassie on September 16, 2014 9:43 pm

I use real dishes and silverware so it isn’t so sad haha.

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Tina Muir on September 15, 2014 9:20 am

Apparently breakfast quesadillas are a common theme this morning. i have seen 3 of them :P This Looks SO good Cassie….and I am not even really a fan of eggs! PLEASE join us on our meatless monday linkup, this would be SO perfect! The button is on my sidebar :) I seriously might make this today……..must go for run before I start eating again!
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Cassie on September 16, 2014 9:42 pm

AHHH how do I always unintentionally post meatless Monday recipes and not link up?? I’m the worst I need to start haha!!

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Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy on September 15, 2014 9:28 am

Man, I wish I could have dairy but I’m also sure i could make this without. cheese. I’m paleo.
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Cassie on September 16, 2014 5:08 pm

The cheese definitely is delicious but you could make without… you would need to make sure it sticks together somehow!

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Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut on September 15, 2014 12:51 pm

Yumm! I love how crisp your quesadilla looks! I don’t usually think of quesadillas for breakfast since, like you, I eat pretty much the same thing for breakfast on a daily basis. For me, it’s PB toast, but I do resort to slathering the PB on a tortilla when I run out of bread!
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Em Todd @ CFGF on September 15, 2014 1:25 pm

I love savory breakfasts, but for some reason they NEVER sound as good as sweet. Even my recent go to with eggs and sausage is sugared up with a banana. Just gotta have it!

But for any other meal of the day, Mexican is a win. Tacos, carnitas, guac. PLEASE.
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Cassie on September 16, 2014 4:51 pm

I need to do eggs + sausage for breakfast, especially because I bought some chicken breakfast sausage from WF!

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on September 15, 2014 1:45 pm

no sad desk breakfast for me! Buuuut that’s unemployment for you. I’m usually not a big savoury breakfast person, but I will happily make exceptions for Mexican food. yum.
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Cassie on September 16, 2014 4:51 pm

Definitely worth a try… plus you can always have some fruit on the side for sweet :)

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Lauren @ ihadabiglunch on September 15, 2014 1:45 pm

Holy crap this is my JAM (minus the mushrooms :) )
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Cassie on September 16, 2014 4:41 pm

We’ll agree to disagree on the mushrooms!

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Diana @sosmallsostrong on September 15, 2014 2:03 pm

Mexican food = Burritos!!
I adore them because like quesadillas, anything goes sister!!

These veggies look delicious. :)
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Cassie on September 16, 2014 4:41 pm

Loveee burritos. And fajitas!

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GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth on September 15, 2014 2:31 pm

Girl, I feel you on not posting recipes/blogging about things in a timely manner. I made ice cream sandwiches beck in July and have yet to post them. And of course it’s fall now, so I’m gonna hafta push that back till next summer. Blogging genius right there haha
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Cassie on September 16, 2014 4:33 pm


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Jessica on September 15, 2014 2:41 pm

Whoa – this looks delicious!

I eat at my desk for both breakfast and lunch but I have a home office so at least I can cook what I want. I know I’m not *supposed* to eat while working, but, eh, I’d rather just finish what I’m doing in the day so I can sit down with my husband for dinner at the table later.
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Cassie on September 16, 2014 4:33 pm

I always eat dinner in front of the computer if I’m home alone… I just like it, I know I shouldn’t though…

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Aine @ AwkwardIrishGirlBlogs on September 15, 2014 4:26 pm

This looks so good! Wish I could get my hands on some brown rice wraps – do you know if there’s anywhere you can order them online?
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Cassie on September 16, 2014 4:15 pm

Where do you live? They sell them at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods… you could always try making your own!

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Janelle @ Run With No Regrets on September 15, 2014 5:01 pm

This looks absolutely delicious! I have to try out this recipe sometime–soon!
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Cassie on September 16, 2014 4:12 pm

It’s a great post-run food!

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Kelli @Hungry Hobby on September 15, 2014 6:59 pm

looks amazing!

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Matt @ Runner Savvy on September 15, 2014 8:11 pm

Looks delicious!
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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on September 15, 2014 8:24 pm

Boo to sad desk breakfasts! It’s been a while since I’ve had to eat one, mostly because I wake up at ridiculous hours and have no problem eating breakfast at home. As for my favourite Mexican food, definitely nachos. Then again, give me anything with cheese, salsa, and guac, and I’m a happy camper.
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Cassie on September 16, 2014 4:06 pm

ME TOO. I forget about nachos… I seriously need to make them. I think you have a recipe for sweet potato nachos I need to try!

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lindsay on September 16, 2014 7:50 am

you make me breakfast and i’ll provide the bites for snacking, deal? YUM!

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Cassie on September 16, 2014 4:01 pm

Yes! And a tour of Austin, s’il tu plait.

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Amber on September 16, 2014 9:43 am

I am a creature of habit, and don’t even SWITCH my breakfast or lunch up ever, so you’re better than me, and LOL I HAVE RECIPES FROM LAST FALL I NEVER POSTED, cause I didn’t photograph them #bloggingfails #iforget but THIS here looks like a great dinner idea :)
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Cassie on September 16, 2014 3:57 pm

I have to switch up every month or so… but until then… I’m all the same. I’ve made this for dinner a few times :)

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GiGi Eats on September 16, 2014 10:28 pm

That filling is what you find at the end of a rainbow!!
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Cassie on September 18, 2014 5:07 pm

The best kind… a rainbow of veggies!

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Thalia @ butter and brioche on September 16, 2014 11:34 pm

These breakfast quesadilla’s look like the perfect start to a morning! Definitely need to recreate the recipe, they look so delicious and full of yummy flavours.
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Cassie on September 18, 2014 5:07 pm

I hope you give it a try!

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Arman @ thebigmansworld on September 18, 2014 5:58 am

Hi 5 to breakfasts at the desk. We should start a sexy tupperware coffeetable book.
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Cassie on September 18, 2014 5:17 pm

I actually bought nice glass tupperware to make it better… and bring real silverware. But yes, let’s start taking photos of sexy desk meals.

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Jessie on September 24, 2014 2:58 am

I literally used to make breakast ques. all the time, but for some unknown & STUPID reason I stopped. I’m thinking it’s time to bring them back into my weekly routine.. starting w/ this recipe :)
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Cassie on September 28, 2014 9:57 am

They are sooooo good. Welcome home, btw :)

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