Gluten free products are available just about everywhere now, but you only have to look at a little white spongy looking gluten free loaf to think, ‘Yes this is gluten free, but is it healthy?!’ And lets be honest, many of them taste awful! Making your own gluten free products at home is easier than you might think and a whole lot tastier! Here are some interesting recipes to try out:
Two really easy breads to make, that taste great are ‘Your new wheat free bread’ from Susan Jan White’s Extra Virgin Kitchen Cookbook and ‘Superfoods bread’ from Deliciously Ella by Ella Woodward. Both are just bung-everything-in-a-bowl recipes making them so fast to make. The wheat-free is made flat in a swiss roll tin and the other is more a dense little loaf, both freeze perfectly and taste fantastic.
The quickest handiest pancakes can be made simply with a mashed banana and 1 egg, or if you prefer you can throw in a small handful of oats too. Blend together, so handy in the Nutribullet or similar. Throw in a couple of blueberries if you wish and fry like normal small pancakes.
Very handy wraps can be made with egg and either courgette or kale. Simply blend the egg and the veg of your choice, salt, pepper and herbs and fry like a big crepe/pancake. Makes a great light wrap that you can fill with your favourite fillings!
With a cheap spiraliser tasty noodles can be made using courgette or sweet potato. These make a great low carb alternative to pasta and taste so good. Kids love them too!
Cauliflower pizza is such a handy grain free alternative. Simply blitz half a head of cauliflower in a blender until it is consistency of rice. Then fry off in a little oil for a few mins. Add 1 egg and a cup of cheese (parmesan & mozzarella), oregano, salt and pepper. Put mixture onto a greased baking sheet and flatten out with damp hands into a circle. Bake 15-20 mins at 180c/200c. Top as you like, add a little cheese and more oregano and a drizzle of oil and then pop under the grill to heat through.
Deliciously Ella’s flapjack recipe is fantastic, so quick and so tasty. Put 2 mashed bananas, 6 tbsp almond butter, 6 tbsp maple syrup and 4 tbsp coconut oil, melt and mix. Add in 3 mugs of oats. Into a tray and bake for 15-20 mins at 180c/200c. Perfect!