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Daniel Fast Breakfast Ideas

Daniel Fast Breakfast Ideas

Daniel Fast Breakfast Ideas

I receive a lot of questions about the Daniel Fast and breakfast ideas! When we’re not fasting we’re so used to having dairy products (not allowed on the Daniel Fast), eggs and other animal proteins. So this is a good time to be creative!

Here are some of my favorites . . . you can find many recipes in the Daniel Fast books and cookbooks available at

Also, if you have Daniel Fast breakfast ideas . . . please post them here!

  1. Muesli with unsweetened soy milk
  2. Rice cakes (made with brown rice) with peanut butter and raisins
  3. Fruit smoothies with unsweetened soy milk
  4. Sautéed apples in coconut oil with brown rice
  5. Oatmeal with dried fruit and unsweetened soy milk
  6. Homemade tortillas with stir-fried veggies

These are just a few of my Daniel Fast Breakfast Ideas! Please add your favorites and be blessed on your fast!

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  1. carol masterson #

    want to know if it’s ok to get on the computer or watch tv while on a fast not saying that I didn’t spend time in prayer and reading the bible just want to know if its ok to watch a movie on the computer while fasting please let me know email me back

    July 30, 2011
  2. barbarawhite #

    Thank you for being a blessing and encouragement to me.However I cannot find your cook book in the store.

    July 31, 2011
  3. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Carol,
    Yes, it is fine to spend time participating with normal every day activities while on the fast. Just make sure you are having the amount of time in prayer and the word that the Holy Spirit is leading you in. This is a time more than ever to ask for His guidance, listen and obey, in the process you are fine tuning your spiritual ears to hear His voice. Be Blessed in your Fast!

    August 1, 2011
  4. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Barbara,
    Thank you for your kind words! You can also order any of Susan Gregory’s’ books at or on our website at
    I hope this helps!

    August 1, 2011
  5. Suzanne Cordis #

    what about tacos? We love eating refried bean tacos for breakfast whether we’re fasting or not. Just replace flour tortillas with whole wheat tortillas and refry the beans with olive oil instead of vegetable oil.

    Also, I personally love Fruit bowls no matter what time of day it is.

    August 3, 2011
  6. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Suzanne,
    Refried bean tacos are fine, as long as the tortillas are a whole grain, the beans are ‘lighlty fried’. Also, vegetable oil is fine on the fast (Olive oil is best for cold dishes and not heated). And all fruit is allowed on the fast, Yeah fruit bowls! (just make sure there is nothing added in but fruit). Be Blessed on your Fast!

    August 5, 2011
  7. Is alternative natural sweeteners allowed like truvia or stevia?

    August 8, 2011
  8. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Dustin,
    There is no sweetener of any kind (natural or atificial) allowed on the fast.

    August 8, 2011
  9. Shimane Diseko #

    Can one use olive oil to make french fries?

    August 16, 2011
  10. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Shimane,
    Yes, you can lightly toss your cut potatoes with some olive oil, sprinkle some seasonings on them and bake them in the oven. Be Blessed ony our fast!

    August 16, 2011
  11. michael thompson #

    Can you have gum on the daniel fast? like sugar free gum?

    August 22, 2011
  12. Shekenna #

    Can you chew gum while on the Daniel Fast?

    August 23, 2011
  13. Daniel Fast Team #

    We have yet to find a gum or breath mints that don’t have sweeteners or chemicals in their ingredients, neither of which are allowed on the Daniel Fast. Be Blessed!

    August 23, 2011
  14. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Michael,
    We have yet to find any gum or breath mints that don’t have sweeteners and or chemicals in their ingredients, neither of which are allowed on the Daniel Fast. Be Blessed on your Fast!

    August 23, 2011
  15. Shekenna #

    How do we keep our breath fresh?

    August 23, 2011
  16. Daniel Fast Team #

    You can add lemon slices to your water, chew on mint fresh leaves, and/or such on cloves or cinnamon. Sorry . . . this is a bit of a challenge . . . but there are good alternatives!

    August 23, 2011
  17. Sherry #

    I’m curious why eggs aren’t on the fast?

    September 7, 2011
  18. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Sherry,
    The Daniel Fast is totally plant-based. The two foundational scriptures for the fast are Daniel 1:12 says, “Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.” Pulse is food grown from seed . . . corn, potatoes, rice and the like are all considered grown from seed.
    Dan. 10:3 – I ate no pleasant or desirable food, nor did any meat or wine come into my mouth; and I did not anoint myself at all for the full three weeks (Daniel was mourning. The custom in that time was that men would wear oils and perfumes in their hair. But since Daniel was mourning, this was not appropriate and therefore he was in a simple and plain dress and hygiene). Because of this, we eat no sweeteners of any kind, no deep fried foods and no fancy desserts. We also don’t use any stimulants such as caffeine or alcohol. That includes eggs too, I hope this helps!

    September 7, 2011
  19. Carol W #

    is it ok to drink almond milk?

    September 10, 2011

    September 13, 2011
  21. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Carol,
    Unsweetened plant based milks such as almond milk is fine on the fast, for use in recipes and for on cereals, just not as a drinking beverage (water is the only beverage on the fast). I hope this helps!

    September 14, 2011
  22. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Cutricia,
    It’s all about the ingredients, and How they are prepared! Regular potato chips are not allowed because they have additives in them and are deep fried. So if you can find some that the Ingredients are all Daniel Fast friendly, AND they are baked (no deep fried foods on the fast) then they would be fine, though a hard combination to find. A good Daniel Fast alternative (cracker) that I can recommend to you is Original Triscuits as they are made with whole wheat flour and other ingredients that comply with the Daniel Fast. Be Blessed on your fast!

    September 18, 2011
  23. Reagan #

    Can you recommend some appropriate, however tasty seasonings to add to our food?

    September 25, 2011
  24. Susan W. #

    I found baked tostitos list only Whole Corn, Vegetable Oil and Salt. Are these ok?

    September 26, 2011
  25. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Reagan,
    All seasonings and spices (natural and chemical free) are allowed on the fast, so it just depends on what type of foods you are preparing. I hope this helps!

    September 26, 2011
  26. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Susan,
    Yep, sounds Daniel Fast friendly to me, good job! Be Blessed on your Fast!

    September 26, 2011
  27. Reagan #

    Yes it helps greatly thank you!

    September 28, 2011
  28. You mention that you can only drink water on the fast. I was told that 100% fruit juices were ok. Is this incorrect?

    September 29, 2011
  29. My son is doing the Daniel Fast for a group requirement for church (for a week) and I’m concerned that he isn’t getting enough food/protein…he is an athlete, 16 years old, 6’8″ and works out and conditions every day for several hours. The first day of the fast he had a headache all day at school. …help! A concerned Mom

    September 30, 2011
  30. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Shanet,
    100% natural, unsweetened fruit and vegetable juices can be used in recipes only, water is the only drinking beverage allowed. If you don’t already have one you can order a copy of the Daniel Fast Guidelines by going to and enter your email address, they will be emailed back to you, this is a great resource to have on hand while on your fast. Be Blessed!

    September 30, 2011
  31. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Shari,
    You are right to be concerned, and to monitor his foods. First of all, there is no reason why your son should not be getting enough to eat, the Daniel Fast restrictions are not on food quantity, but on the food quality! So, he should still be eating three meals a day with two snacks, and it is safe to stay highly physically active while on the fast. However, you do need to be intentional with your son’s protein intake. You can get plenty of protein in nuts, peanut butter (any nut butter), whole grains, legumes and leafy green vegetables, you can also add in unsweetened soy (or any plant based) protein powder into a blended fruit/vegetable ‘smoothie’ (make sure all other ingredients comply with the Daniel Fast and watch out for milk products (whey) and sweeteners along with chemical additives). And finally..…depending on how rigorous his physical activity level is, you may need to consider modifying the fast to match his routine by adding in some occasional fish and chicken.
    For Headaches – Have your son Drink Lots of Water! Symptoms of detox or withdrawals are “fatigue, headaches, cramps, and joint pain” to name a few. This is when the body is getting rid of stored up toxins from caffeine, sugar and/or chemical additives. So the more of these toxins you have consumed, the more you have store up in your body, the worse your symptoms may be. The good news is these symptoms will pass in a few days (3-7). Meanwhile, flushing your system with water will ease the discomfort and speed up the detox process (also, if your sons discomfort is extreme, you may consider giving him some medication to ease his discomfort). As a general guideline, your body needs half its body weight in ounces of water per day, i.e.: 160lbs = 80 oz. of water Daily. Add to that amount if you are experiencing any extreme conditions such as exposure to warm/cold weather, physical exercise.
    If you don’t already have them, you can order a copy of the Daniel Fast Guidelines by going to and enter your email address, they will be emailed back to you. Be Blessed on your Journey!

    September 30, 2011
  32. Thank you so very much! I appreciate you taking the time.

    September 30, 2011
  33. what kind of cereal is good for daniel fast? oatmeal is allowed?

    October 7, 2011
  34. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Christine,
    For boxed cereals are the Ezekiel brands and some varieties of Shredded Wheat, ex: Also, there are several others found in the Natural Foods section of grocery stores or at Health Food stores, Muesli, Bob’s Red Mill Creamy Wheat (only whole wheat as the ingredient), and Yes, there is always good Old Fashioned Oatmeal. I hope this helps!

    October 7, 2011
  35. My cousin has been on the fast and lost over 40 lbs. however, she sees the spiritual benefits as being much more important. My question is-how do you get enough calcium if you are not drinking dairy or eating meat? I recently learned I needed to take calcium for bone strength. Thanks for your answer. I am considering the fast as part of my spiritual journey to be closer to God.

    October 8, 2011
  36. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi jbucklew62,
    We rejoice when we get to hear testimonies as this, and Praise God for your cousins Journey! She is influencing others for the Kingdom as she walks out her own spiritual journey, and that’s our assignment on this earth! Well done, jbuckew62’s cousin!
    Yes, Calcium rich foods are available in abundance on the Daniel Fast, you just need to know where to look. Here are some ideas: Plant based milks (Soy, Almond, Rice, Coconut, etc.) Sesame Seeds, Flax Seeds, Tofu, Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Green Leafy Vegetables (Turnip, Mustard, and Dandelion Greens, Collards, Kale). And let’s not discount our dried Herbs sprinkled throughout our foods, they do add up. For example: Dried Savory tops the list with 2132mg of calcium per 100g serving (213%RDA), that is 85mg (9% RDA) per tablespoon. It is followed by celery seed with 124mg (12%RDA) of calcium per tablespoon, dried thyme with 57mg (6% RDA) per tblsp, dried dill with 53mg (5% RDA) per tblsp, dried marjoram with 40mg (4%RDA) per tblsp, dried rosemary with 38mg (4% RDA) per tblsp, sage, sisymbrium, oregano, spearmint, parsley, poppy seed, chervil and finally dried basil. If you still question that you’re getting enough calcium in your foods, by all means do consider adding a sweetener/additive free plant based supplement to your regime. I hope this helps, Be Blessed on your Fast!

    October 8, 2011
  37. Wendi #

    Can you use honey on this fast?

    October 11, 2011
  38. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Wendi,
    There are no sweeteners of any kind (natural or artificial) allowed on the fast. Be Blessed!

    October 12, 2011
  39. Sydney #

    Hi, I am currently seeking the Lord’s will via fasting and I have a slight problem. I live with my dad and brothers and we don’t have a lot of food options, and I can’t drive. We have a lot of canned items in our pantry, is there anything specific I should look out for on the labels? I want to fast, but I also want to eat.

    October 19, 2011
  40. Amber Goodiwn #

    Can I have this type of Almond Milk with this list of Ingredients:
    Filtered Water, Almonds, Calcium Carbonate, Tapioca Starch, Natural Vanilla Flavor With Other Natural Flavors, Sea Salt, Potassium Citrate, Carrageenan, Soy Lecithin, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin 2 And D-Alpha-Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E). Not For Use As An Infant Formula. Made In A Peanut Free Facility

    October 23, 2011

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