Gluten Free Breakfast Souffle

Low Carb Gluten Free Breakfast Souffle

If you’ve ever been to Panera Bread for breakfast, you may have tried their breakfast souffles.

They come in a variety of flavors, including Spinach & Bacon, Ham & Swiss, Four Cheese and Artichoke & Bacon. And they are wildly popular… often disappearing from the display case within minutes of popping out of the oven. I have to admit that I’ve had my own moments of weakness with these addictively-delicious, cheesy breakfast treats.

But if you’re following a gluten-free, low-carb and health-conscious diet, then Panera bread is off limits.

panera bread breakfast souffle

The Panera Bread breakfast soufflé . Delicious, yes.  But definitely not low carb or gluten free

After all, just one serving of their Spinach & Bacon breakfast soufflé contains 570 calories, 37 grams of carbohydrate and 37 grams of fat.

And consider this laundry list of ingredients:

Souffle mix (liquid whole eggs, condensed skim milk, cold pack cheddar and cheddar cheeses [cheddar cheese {milk, bacterial cultures, salt, rennet, microbial enzymes, annatto colour}, water, salt, annatto colour], spinach, bacon [pork, water, salt, sugar, smoke flavor, sodium phosphate, sodium erythorbate, sodium nitrite], soy oil, neufchtel cheese product [milk, cream, bacterial culture, salt, xanthan gum, carob bean gum, guar gum], onions, water, green onions, modified corn starch, garlic, salt, bleached wheat flour, baking powder [sodium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate], parmesan cheese paste [granular and parmesan cheeses {milk, bacterial cultures, salt, microbial enzymes, rennet, lipase}, water, salt, lactic acid, citric acid], romano cheese [romano Cheese {pastuerized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes}], anti-caking agent [starch, powdered cellulose], lemon juice concentrate, tabasco sauce [vinegar, red peppers, salt], mono- and diglycerides, spice, xanthan gum), croissant dough (enriched wheat flour [flour, malted barley flour, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], butter with natural flavor [pasteurized cream, natural flavor], water, whole milk, sugar, yeast, whole eggs, vital wheat gluten, salt, ascorbic acid [dough conditioner], cellulose gum, corn starch), asiago cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese culture, salt, microbial & animal enzymes), applewood smoked bacon (cured with water, salt, sugar, sodium phosphates, sodium erythorbate, sodium nitrite).

Fortunately, you can still enjoy a delicious, crave-worthy classic breakfast soufflé that is grain free, low in carbohydrates and made with just a few healthy whole foods ingredients.

Using our all-purpose Miracle Mix, you can make just about any kind of breakfast soufflé your heart desires. For today’s post, I whipped up a classic cheddar soufflé. But feel free to fold in lightly sautéed veggies, artichokes or organic spinach and any kind of meat you’d like. Pasture-raised bacon, ham or sausage would be wonderful additions.

Gluten Free Breakfast Souffle: The Easy Step By Step

If you haven’t made a soufflé before, there’s one very important thing you need to know: you MUST work quickly. The best way to do this is to get all of your ingredients ready and grouped together. The French refer to this technique as mise-en-place (rough translation: put in place).

So let’s get to it…

Start by greasing four ramekins (4-6 oz.) and place these on a baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Get out your electric mixer, silicone spatula, whisk, two metal mixing bowls and three small prep containers or measuring cups.

Add Miracle Mix to a medium bowl with mustard powder and pepper. Whisk to combine. Grate the cheese and place in a small ramekin. Measure the cream or coconut milk. Separate the eggs. Keep the yolks with the ingredients you will use to create the base and place the whites in a deep metal bowl. Here I have grouped all of the ingredients for the cheesy soufflé base:

Breakfast Souffle Ingredients

Now pour in the cream slowly, while whisking. Then add the yolks and the cheese and mix to incorporate.

Mixing Gluten Free Breakfast Souffle

Make sure your oven is up to temperature. If it is, add cream of tartar and a pinch of salt to the bowl with the egg whites, then beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.

Egg Whites for Gluten Free Breakfast Souffle

Now, GENTLY fold the whites into the soufflé base to incorporate all of that cheesy goodness throughout. Now is the time to fold in any extras (sautéed spinach, artichokes, meat, etc).

Folding Cheese Base - Breakfast Souffle

Then scoop your soufflé batter into the greased ramekins.

Gluten Free Breakfast Souffle in Ramekins

Transfer immediately to the oven and bake 22-25 minutes to a beautiful golden brown:

Gluten Free Breakfast Souffle - Pinterest

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Gluten Free Breakfast Souffle
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  • ¼ cup Miracle Mix (34 g)
  • ¼ tsp. dry mustard powder
  • ¼ tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 6 Tbsp. organic heavy cream or coconut milk
  • 1 cup shredded organic cheese (45 g)
  • 3 free range eggs, separated
  • ¼ tsp. cream of tartar
  • Pinch sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease four 4-to-6 ounce ramekins and place on a baking sheet
  2. In a large bowl, whisk Miracle Mix, mustard powder and black pepper. Whisk in the cream or coconut milk. Whisk in the cheese and egg yolks to incorporate.
  3. In a deep metal bowl, beat the egg whites with the salt and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form.
  4. Fold egg whites into cheese mixture, gently. Spoon into ramekins and transfer to the oven.
  5. Bake 22-25 minutes to golden brown.
  6. Serve immediately.
213 calories, 18 g fat, 9 g saturated fat, 6 g monounsaturated fat, 1 g polyunsaturated fat, 200 mg cholesterol, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g sugar, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein, 232 mg sodium, 138 mg potassium, 165 mg phosphorous

If you like this recipe, you’ll LOVE our other quick and delicious recipes you can whip up using our versatile Miracle Mix. From waffles and pancakes… muffins and scones… to breakfast breads and sweet and savory souffles… this staple ingredient makes all of your grain and gluten-free baking and cooking guess-free… and guilt-free! Need more ideas for using Miracle Mix? Try our Paleo Strawberry ShortcakesPaleo Banana Bread Paleo Breakfast Biscuit Sandwiches

Of course, you can find many more low-carb and grain-free recipes in our free Better Baking guide, delivered to your inbox immediately, when you sign up here:

Have you ever made a breakfast souffle? If so, what is your favorite?


  1. Anne says

    What is Miracle Mix, please? I’m in the UK and can’t get it here. Can you give me an idea of the ingredients as I have various allergies and would like to know the constituents before I try to find it by mail order.



    • Jon Herring says

      Hi Anne… you can find the ingredient list for all of our products on the back label of each product. The photographs are featured alongside each product.

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