Vegan Granola. Why Not All Granola is Suitable for Vegans

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So, vegan granola? Some might call this stating the obvious. Others might just say ‘Well, duh’. But is it really that simple? Is all granola suitable for vegans?

Traditional Granola Ingredients

Let’s examine the ingredients of traditional granola and then see what’s in there that might not be vegan.

Typically, granola is a mixture of oats, nuts, and sweeteners like honey or sugar. It often includes other grains, dried fruits, and seeds for extra crunch and flavour. Oats are the primary ingredient in granola, providing not only an excellent source of fibre and complex carbs but also the defining texture that is granola. Not much concern for your average vegan there.

Nuts, such as almonds, pecans, or walnuts, provide essential healthy fats and proteins. Again, all good on the vegan front.

Sweeteners, such as honey or brown sugar, are used to enhance both flavour and texture, alongside fats and oils that create the all-important texture that makes granola well, granola. These can both raise red flags for those on a plant-based diet, so let’s explore them in more detail.

Fats and oils in granola

The good news for vegans is that dairy or animal fats are rarely used in commercial granola, partly due to cost and partly due to shelf life. Although butter may be a key ingredient in homemade granola recipes, the granola you pick from the shelf is more likely to be made with some type of vegetable oil. Do watch out for non-sustainable palm oil. Vegan it may be, but it is not very planet-friendly.

Sugars in granola

Most manufacturers of healthy granola are trying to reduce, or even omit, refined sugars in their cereal. As replacing these with artificial sweeteners is out of the question, many are turning to natural syrups such as honey.

Generally speaking, honey is not considered vegan because it comes from bees. Bees produce honey as a way to store food for themselves, especially for the winter months when there aren’t as many flowers to gather nectar from. When humans harvest honey, they often replace the bees’ hard-earned food with a sugar solution that is significantly less nutritious.

Therefore, many vegans opt to exclude honey from their diet, respecting the labour of bees and aiming to minimize harm towards them. However, some vegans consider locally sourced, sustainable honey as an exception. As with many things in veganism, it often comes down to individual decision-making based on one’s ethical considerations.

Find out more about sugar in cereal in our article on low-sugar granola

Healthy Vegan Granola

Luckily, there are plenty of options for plant-based granola, using natural syrup alternatives to honey. The most popular, in terms of both nutritional value and flavour, is maple syrup granola.

Maple syrup as a vegan sweetener

Maple syrup is a fantastic vegan alternative to honey, offering a rich, distinctive flavour profile and a host of nutritional benefits. The sap of maple trees, this natural source of sweetness is completely plant-based, making it a perfect fit for vegan diets. Unlike refined sugars, maple syrup is rich in minerals and antioxidants. Its lower glycaemic index compared to regular sugar makes it a healthier choice for maintaining stable blood sugar levels. Remember, as with any sweetener, moderation is key to balance taste and health benefits.

Have you tried our award-winning maple nut crunch vegan granola yet?

Agave syrup natural vegan sweetener

Not everybody loves the distinct flavour of maple syrup but there is another natural syrup that is completely vegan. And that’s agave syrup.

Agave syrup, also known as agave nectar, is a natural sweetener derived from the core of the agave plant. It has a neutral taste and a smooth, velvety texture which make it a versatile ingredient in vegan recipes. Agave syrup is often used as a vegan alternative to honey in dishes that require a touch of sweetness. While it’s worth noting that, like all sweeteners, it should be consumed in moderation, agave syrup can be a great choice for vegans looking for a natural, plant-based sweetener.

You may also like our roasted almond crunch vegan granola made with agave syrup.

As we have seen, the question of vegan granola is not as clear-cut as it may seem. But if you are looking for a quality plant-based granola then check out our range.

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How to Choose the Best Granola for Acai Bowl Perfection

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With so many products out there, choosing the best granola for your acai bowl is not as simple as it sounds. Granola is a key ingredient, adding those all-essential contrasting textures and flavours to your favourite smoothie bowl, so you need to get it right. Right? Knowing how to navigate the world of granola will not only help you bring your acai bowl A game, but open up a whole world of endless possibilities. So, are you ready to become an acai bowl pro?

But before we go all granola, let’s recap some of the basics.

What is an Acai Bowl?

Acai bowl has become a catch-all term for the thing we also know as a smoothie bowl. Once centred around acai pulp, nowadays it does not necessarily contain acai.

Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) is a type of berry that grows on acai palm trees in the rainforests of Central and South America. Small, round, and dark purple in colour, acai berries are prized for their rich nutritional content, boasting a high amount of antioxidants, fibre, and (unusually for fruit) heart-healthy fats. The unique, slightly tart flavour of acai has been described as a blend of wild berries and chocolate, making it a delicious addition to a wide variety of dishes, not least of which is the famous acai bowl.

What is an Acai Bowl Made of?

So whats in an acai bowl exactly?

An acai bowl is essentially a thick smoothie served in a bowl, with a variety of healthy and delicious toppings. While the specific ingredients can vary based on personal preference and nutritional needs, a basic acai bowl typically includes the following components.

  • Acai Berry Puree: This forms the base of the bowl. The puree is often mixed with other fruits, such as bananas or berries, and a liquid like coconut water or almond milk to achieve a creamy, smoothie-like consistency.
  • Toppings: Acai bowls are often topped with granola for a satisfying crunch, fresh fruit for added sweetness and nutrition, and a drizzle of honey or agave nectar for a touch of natural sweetness. Other popular toppings include nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, and protein powder.
  • Extras: For added nutrition, some people also choose to blend in extras like protein powder, greens, or superfood powders.

The importance of granola

Granola is a central ingredient in an acai bowl, adding not only texture and flavour but also enhancing the overall nutritional value of the bowl. The value of oats for breakfast cannot be denied, but the nuts, seeds, and dried fruits in a good granola all help to boost those nutrients.

The contrast that granola brings goes beyond just the crunch against the smoothness of the fruit. It’s all those warm, toasty flavours against a backdrop of fresh tastes and subzero temperatures.

Moreover, the hint of sweetness that most granolas bring complements the tanginess of the acai perfectly, creating a balanced flavour profile that’s hard to resist. Remember, a well-selected granola can make or break your acai bowl experience, so choose wisely!

Granola basics

When choosing granola for your acai bowl, there are several factors you need to consider.

First, look at the ingredients list – a good granola should be made primarily of whole grains like oats, and include a variety of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits for added nutrients and flavour. Avoid granolas that list sugar as one of the first ingredients, as these are likely to be high in added sugars and not as healthy.

Second, consider the texture. Do you prefer a granola with larger clusters for a big crunch or one with a finer texture?

Lastly, think about flavour. From the classic and simple to the excitingly exotic, there are countless flavour options to choose from, so pick one that compliments your acai bowl ingredients.

Understanding Different Types of Granola

There are many different types of granola available, from the traditional to the grain-free. Low-sugar, no-sugar, and keto varieties are also an increasingly popular option.

Traditional granola and its ingredients

Traditional granola primarily consists of rolled oats which are often toasted to bring out a pleasant, nutty flavor. These oats are bundled together with a mixture of honey or other natural sweeteners. To boost the nutritional value and add texture, ingredients such as nuts (like almonds, walnuts, or pecans) and seeds (such as pumpkin, sunflower, or flax seeds) are often included. Dried fruits such as raisins, cranberries, or apricots may be added.

Our most popular traditional style acai bowl granola is sold in many cafes throughout Australia.

Grain-free granola and its ingredients

Grain-free granola serves as a fantastic alternative for those seeking to limit their grain intake. Instead of the traditional oats, grain-free granola is built around a mix of nuts and seeds. These ingredients are often tossed in a sweetener like honey or maple syrup and then baked until crisp and golden. For added flavour and texture, you might also find elements like unsweetened coconut flakes, dried fruits, or even dark chocolate chunks.

This variety of granola is typically high in protein and healthy fats, making it a satisfying option that aligns with dietary approaches such as paleo, low-carb, and gluten-free.

Try this apricot nut crunch for a grain-free breakfast

Low-sugar and sugar-free granola and their ingredients

Low-sugar and sugar-free granolas are excellent choices for those mindful of their sugar intake. These granolas often contain the same base ingredients as traditional granola – oats, nuts, and seeds yet use minimal amounts of unrefined sugars such as pure maple syrup or raw honey.

Sugar-free granolas, on the other hand, skip sweeteners altogether and rely on the natural sweetness of ingredients like cinnamon, vanilla extract, or dried fruits. However, it’s important to thoroughly read ingredient labels, as some sugar-free granolas might contain artificial sweeteners.

This spelt and agave crunch is one of our many low-sugar cereals

Vegan granola

Vegan granola takes the goodness of traditional granola and ensures every ingredient aligns with a plant-based lifestyle. At its core, you’ll often find heart-healthy whole grains like oats, as well as a variety of nuts and seeds for added protein and healthy fats. Sweetness comes from natural sources such as maple syrup or agave nectar, and dried fruits add a burst of flavour and fibre. Vegan granola may also include superfood additions like chia seeds, flaxseeds, or even cacao nibs for a nutrient-rich crunch.

Our award-winning maple nut crunch is a great vegan granola

Organic and non-GMO granolas

Organic and non-GMO granolas are perfect choices for those seeking a more natural and environmentally friendly breakfast or snack option. These granolas are made from ingredients that are grown and processed without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs), thus adhering to rigorous standards of organic agriculture.

Organic granola often features whole grains, seeds, and nuts, with sweeteners like honey or maple syrup that are organically produced. The non-GMO label ensures that all ingredients, from the oats to the tiniest seed, are not genetically altered, maintaining the natural integrity of each ingredient. These granolas provide a wholesome and nutrient-dense food choice that aligns with sustainable agricultural practices.

This Cranberry Crunch is just one of our tasty granola range

Your perfect homemade acai bowl

When it comes to assembling the perfect acai bowl, the interplay of taste and texture is crucial. Start with a velvety base of blended acai berries, which provides a tart, berry-like flavour that serves as the canvas for your creation. You can always add other ingredients to this base, for a different play on flavours. Bananas would make it creamier, a handful of spinach and a kiwi fruit would boost your green intake, or a spoonful of cacao would raise those chocolatey notes.

The granola you choose can set the tone for the whole bowl. Do you want mild and moreish clusters of oats or an interesting mix of grains and seeds? Maybe you would like things a little chewy. If so then plenty of dried fruit is the way to go. Keeping it tangy too? Then cranberry crunch defo hits the spot. Experiment with different granola flavours and textures to find your perfect blend!

Fresh fruits can lend a variety of textures – from the softness of banana slices to the juicy burst of berries, while a sprinkle of chia or flax seeds can add a subtle crunch.

Finally, a drizzle of honey or agave nectar can introduce a mellow sweetness that ties all the components together. Remember, the best acai bowl is one that brings a harmony of flavours and textures that satisfies your palate. Today at least. Because who knows what tomorrow will bring!

We hope you enjoyed getting to know granola a bit better. Why not explore our range of healthy cereals for all the granola you will ever need, and more.


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Why Quinoa Flour is Your New Gluten-Free Go-To

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Quinoa flour is a bit of a newcomer but is already proving to be a popular choice amongst those in the know. For those navigating the world of gluten-free cooking, getting to grips with gluten-free flour can sometimes be a daunting task. Packed with all the goodness of quinoa, this flour is a game-changer for those on a gluten-free diet. In this post, we will explore everything you need to know about this fantastic flour alternative. And, for good measure, throw in some tips about how to use it in your favourite recipes.

Introducing Quinoa Flour

Quinoa may be absolutely everywhere but it turns out that it also happens to make a surprisingly good gluten-free flour. Quinoa flour, made from quinoa grain, is rising in popularity due to its excellent nutritional profile and gluten-free credentials. Made by grinding whole quinoa grains into a fine powder, it has a subtle, nutty flavour and can be used as a direct substitute for wheat flour in many recipes. Its versatility makes it an essential ingredient in gluten-free baking, allowing for the creation of delicious, nutrient-dense food items that cater to the needs of gluten-sensitive and health-conscious individuals alike.

Organic quinoa flour

Organic quinoa flour, as the name suggests, is derived from organically grown quinoa grains. This means they are cultivated without the use of synthetic pesticides, or fertilizers, and are non-GMO, ensuring you get the purest form of this nutritious superfood. By choosing organic quinoa flour, you are not only making a healthier choice for your body but also supporting sustainable farming practices that benefit our environment.

Check out our organic quinoa flour

The Nutritional Value of Quinoa Flour

You don’t need us to tell you that quinoa is really really good for you, but just in case here’s a recap.

Rich in Protein

Quinoa flour stands out in the world of gluten-free alternatives primarily due to its high protein content. Quinoa is in fact made up of 22% protein. Unlike many other actual grains, quinoa is a complete protein, which simply means it contains all nine of the essential amino acids. Pretty exceptional for a plant-based protein! Each serving provides a substantial amount of protein, making it an excellent choice for vegetarians, vegans, or anyone looking to add more plant-based protein to their diet. Unlike traditional grain flours, this high protein content also contributes to the feeling of fullness, making meals more satisfying and aiding in weight management.

This powerful little pseudo-grain is a particularly potent source of the amino acid lysine, which aids in tissue repair.

Vitamins and Minerals

Quinoa flour is not only protein-rich but packed with a variety of essential vitamins and minerals. It contains significant amounts of B vitamins, a wide spectrum of E vitamins, plus a host of minerals including iron, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. A  rich source of silica, it can help keep skin strong and elastic. It also has powerful antioxidant properties provided by the E vitamins and flavonoids that appear in high concentrations.

Omega-3 and Fatty acids

Also rich in essential fatty acids, and particularly anti-inflammatory omega-3s, quinoa flour is a rich source of oleic acid which is thought to help lower LDL cholesterol.

Fibre Content

A fantastic source of dietary fibre. Fibre not only keeps everything moving along nicely but also helps to control blood sugar levels by slowing the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. Plus, high-fibre foods like quinoa flour can help to manage weight by promoting a feeling of fullness and reducing overall calorie intake. So, not only does it provide a gluten-free, protein-packed alternative to traditional flours, but can also contribute to digestive health, blood sugar control, and weight management with its high fibre content.

Gluten-Free

And of course, one of the best things about quinoa is that it is gluten-free.

Is Quinoa Low-Carb?

Quinoa is often thought to be a great choice for those following a low-carb diet. Yet it is important to understand that while quinoa is lower in carbs than some types of grains, it is not strictly a low-carb food. A cup of cooked quinoa contains around 40 grams of carbs, which is more than the daily intake suggested by some low-carb diets. That being said, it’s a complex carbohydrate, which means it digests slower than simple carbs and offers sustained energy without causing a rapid spike in blood sugar. Therefore, while not a low-carb food in the strictest sense, it can still be a healthier choice compared to many other grains and is enjoyed by many people following a balanced, healthy diet.

Cooking and Baking with Quinoa Flour

So, while it is good to know just how nutritional this stuff is, what we really want to know is how to cook with it. Right? We will be looking at these things in more detail over time, but here’s a quick overview to get you started.

The basics of cooking and baking with quinoa flour

In the realm of gluten-free flour, quinoa flour is high in protein and has a high absorption rate. If you remember from our in-depth guide to using gluten-free flours, these flours can be grouped into two categories. These are protein flours and starches. High protein flours often have more pronounced flavours than starches but they do lend strength and elasticity to a bake. Starches, on the other hand, contribute little in the way of flavour yet they add a fluffy light texture to the heavier protein flours.

Just as some quinoa can be slightly bitter, but not all, the same goes for its flour. Again, the flavour can range from profoundly earthy to pleasingly nutty.

As with most gluten-free flours, this flour is best used alongside other varieties to get the best balance between texture and flavour for your particular recipe needs. That said, your choice of flour will depend very much on what you are making, so there are times when you can directly substitute for all-purpose wheat flour.

Substituting quinoa flour in recipes

Getting to grips with using gluten-free flour is always a bit of a baptism by fire. Recipes and suggestions should be used as a guideline only, largely because such flours can be wholly unpredictable. There is nothing more frustrating than a tried and tested recipe that does not deliver results.

There will be some cases where it is safer to begin with a 1:1 substitution for wheat flour than others. Remember that the protein content makes it denser, and also means it will absorb more water. Gluten is required to build strength, elasticity, and structure into a bake so it is really important in bread making yet can lead to toughness in a pastry. Cakes need little in the way of gluten, yet also require a certain amount of bulk and fluffiness.

And then there is flavour. Quinoa flour has a pronounced flavour. If you find that it tends towards bitterness, then it can be toasted in a moderate oven for about 10 to 15 minutes before cooling and using. So, whilst you may not want to make a delicate Victoria sponge with quinoa flour, it could be perfect for that parmesan pastry you have in mind. Or a more robustly flavoured banana muffin.

So our advice is to begin with a 1:1 ratio in recipes where it may seem appropriate. Like a pastry or a muffin. If you find it too dry, then use a little less flour, or a touch more liquid.

Sauces and batters rely more on the liquid content of the recipe. So substitute your flour slowly, gradually adding more until you reach the desired consistency.

Tips for cooking and baking with quinoa flour

  1. Test small batches first: Before using quinoa flour in large quantities, consider trying it in smaller recipes. This allows you to understand its unique characteristics and adjust your main recipe accordingly.
  2. Blend with other flours: Quinoa flour alone may not suit all recipes. Try blending it with other gluten-free flours to create a balance of flavour and texture.
  3. Adjust liquid levels: Quinoa flour tends to absorb more liquid than wheat flour. Keep an eye on your batter or dough and be prepared to add extra liquid if it seems too dry.
  4. Store properly: Keep your quinoa flour in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Proper storage preserves the flour’s taste and extends its shelf life.
  5. Cooked quinoa flour: If the flavour of quinoa flour is too strong, try toasting it in the oven for 10-15 minutes before cooling and using. This can help to reduce bitterness.
  6. Use in savoury recipes: Quinoa flour can be a wonderful addition to savoury recipes like flatbreads, pizza dough, or pasta, where its unique flavour can shine.
  7. Healthy baking: Use quinoa flour in recipes where health is a priority. It is protein-rich and offers a nutritious alternative to traditional flour.

Quinoa flour in bread-making

It’s a whole other subject, but the protein content of quinoa flour makes it an excellent contender in the gluten-free bread stakes. It will need to be used alongside other flours though so we will explore this more fully at a later date.

To sum up, it would certainly seem that even for those without gluten-related disorders, quinoa flour offers a change of pace from traditional flours, allowing for experimentation with diverse, nutrient-rich alternatives in the kitchen.

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Getting the Best From Gluten-Free Pasta

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Gluten free pasta can be a bit of a hit and miss affair. But with a bit of know how and a really good basic sauce you will wonder why you never made the switch sooner.

Next to bread, pasta must be the most missed menu item when going gluten-free. Possible the quickest and easiest meal to put together on the planet, as well as satisfying and cheap to make, pasta has earned its place in our recipe repertoire. But what happens when you decide to give up gluten; what on earth will fill that gaping pasta shaped hole?

What is gluten free pasta made from?

Again, it is the very qualities of wheat and its resident gluten that make pasta the success that it is. A lot of commercial gluten-free pasta is made from corn, and whilst it does hold its shape and texture well, the proliferation of corn in gluten free products is leading it into the same difficult territory as modern wheat.

But there are alternatives, and the eating quality of gluten-free pasta has come a long way. As we saw in our article on gluten free flours, quinoa and rice have significant amounts of protein that make them robust enough to make pasta, and sorghum is also ideal.

There are now completely grain free pasta options available too.

The trick with gluten free pasta is careful cooking. The timing on the manufacturer label may not be entirely accurate so you may want to be flexible with this. Nobody wants overcooked gluey pasta, but gluten free pasta is far less forgiving than the wheat variety.

Cook your gluten free pasta in a large pan with plenty of room, and lots of salt in the water. Keep it over a high heat on a rolling boil. Once the pasta begins to soften, keep checking it every few minutes. As it approaches the almost done stage, keep checking more frequently. You want to drain it before you think it is ready, when it is still a little firm. Then, drain it quickly, toss it in hot sauce, and serve immediately.

Try these organic quinoa rice pasta shells

Or this organic quinoa rice penne

This organic spaghetti is made from sorghum

Try this organic sorghum fusilli

Go grain free with this edamame and mung bean fettucine

Great pasta needs great sauce

A great sauce can change the way you look at pasta forever. Once you go down the road of gluten free, chances are that you will start scrutinising the food that you eat more and more. Food and ingredients that once were perfectly acceptable are suddenly unveiled as the chemical concoctions that they really are. The answer? Make it yourself.

The basic tomato sauce could not be simpler. Made from just a handful of ingredients, it is a prime example of letting simplicity shine. Make a big batch and freeze it in portions to use as a base for your pasta sauces, or just as a sauce in its own right. It is also an excellent starting point for maximising flavour in stews and braises, and any other tomato based dishes.

The best basic tomato sauce recipe

A good tomato sauce should be all about the tomatoes. Onions add sweetness and acidity, whilst the sundried tomatoes are there for texture. The oil makes it glossy and rich. Interestingly if your sauce is bitter at the end of cooking, as tomato sauce often is, try adding more salt not the usually suggested pinch of sugar. Add the salt a pinch at a time until you can taste the sauce has rounded out. You will end up with a far better balanced and complex savoury sauce than if you added a pinch of sugar.

1 x onion, chopped

2 x cloves garlic, whole

2 x bay leaves

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tsp flaked sea salt

2 tbsp organic tomato paste

150g organic sundried tomatoes, chopped

2 x 680g organic tomato and basil passata 

  1. Place a large saucepan over a medium low heat and add half of the olive oil.
  2. Add the onions with the salt, garlic and bay leaves. Cook gently, stirring occasionally until softened yet not browned.
  3. Add the tomato puree and stir for a few minutes.
  4. Add the sundried tomatoes and the passata, along with the rest of the oil. Fill the passata bottle with water and add this too.
  5. Bring to a simmer and then lower the heat (probably as low as it is will go) so the sauce very gently bubbles.
  6. Simmer the sauce this way for at least an hour.
  7. When the sauce it ready, the liquid will have reduced by about a third and you can see the change in the texture. Instead of simmering, the bubbles start to form craters that pop and start making a mess of your hob.
  8. Batch up into portions and freeze.

Matching your pasta to your sauce

Long thin pasta types need nothing more than a slick of sauce so the above tomato sauce works great just as it. Chunky pasta types like penne work well with a chunky sauce so here you can get creative and use your basic tomato sauce as a base. Try heating it in a shallow saucepan, and adding a can of tuna, a handful of mussels and a few olives. Finish with an extra slick of oil and a handful of chopped fresh parsley. Or why not fry off some chopped peppers and mushrooms before adding a portion of your basic sauce? These are just two ways that you can build on the basic sauce, and get great pasta every time!

Want to learn more? Start with this introduction to gluten-free food.

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How to Make Gluten-Free Brownies

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One of the easiest introductions to gluten-free baking is the brownie. Why? Because your classic squidgy soft brownie contains very little flour. And what little flour is there, is to create bulk and solidity rather than harness the properties of gluten.

Gluten free baking and healthy baking are two separate issues and, although they often merge, in this article we will explore purely the gluten free aspect of making brownies and leave the rest of the ingredients as they would be in a classic brownie.

Choosing the right gluten-free flour

We talked a lot about choosing the right flour in our article on gluten free flours, so let’s recap that information to figure out what kind of flour we want for our gluten free brownie.

A brownie recipe contains anywhere between 10% to 15% flour. It is folded in very gently right at the end for two very good reasons. One, so as to keep the air that is incorporated by whisking sugar and eggs. Two, so as not to OVERWORK THE GLUTEN. That bit is important, it gives us a good clue that using gluten free flour may work in our favour.

So, the flour in our brownie is there to add solidity and stability to our mixture of whisked eggs and sugar, plus the melted chocolate and butter. It is the eggs and the sugar that give most of the structure to our brownie. The final texture is as much to do with the baking time as it is the ingredients themselves.

Because right now what we are doing is trying to replicate our classic brownie as closely as possible by simply switching out wheat for something without gluten, we can ignore all the flours that might bring in interesting flavour. Quinoa flour, or buckwheat flour, could add some interesting flavour to our flavour profile, but really what we are looking for is that same neutral base that we get with wheat flour.

Also, because we are not trying to replicate any of the properties of gluten, we don’t need to look at the higher protein flours that we would need to use in breadmaking.

All of this tells us that the best thing to use will be one of neutral tasting gluten free flour blends. Let’s use this one…

Gluten free flour blend

200g white rice flour

40g potato starch

20g tapioca flour

The thing we need to watch out for with gluten free brownies is that they remain moist. One of the pressure points of gluten free baking is that gluten free flours can absorb a lot of liquid, resulting in a dry, crumbly bake.

How to Make Brownies

Before we move on to our gluten free brownie recipe, let’s first consider some of the ins and outs of making classic brownies.

Other than a deep chocolatey taste, a brownie is all about texture. Words like fudgy, squidgy, and chewy spring to mind. The temperature of the oven and the length of the bake make a big difference here, but it is also about the ratios of ingredients.

Keep the flour content low

The first consideration is keeping that flour to an absolute minimum. Too much flour (gluten free or otherwise) is what makes a brownie cakey.

Choose the right chocolate

The chocolate that you use is important. Use the best quality chocolate that you can afford. Most people will tell you to use 70% cocoa content chocolate. Yet you need to bear in mind that chocolate also contains sugar. Using a dark dark chocolate may require more sugar in the recipe. If you alter the cocoa content of the chocolate that you use then this will impact the amount of sugar that you need. So it is a play off between chocolate intensity and sugar. The amount of chocolate will also affect the solidity of the final bake.

Sugar in a brownie is important. Obviously you do not want it to be too sweet. You do however want that classic brownie cracked top and a structure that will hold up with the minimum amount of flour.

Use unsalted good quality butter

The amount of butter that goes into your brownie is also important. If you think about butter being solid at room temperature, and also think about the solid slow melting texture of a chocolate ganache (which is made from chocolate and butter) then you see how butter contributes to that final fudgy texture. Use unsalted, good quality butter.

So the perfect brownie is all about getting the ideal ratios of just four ingredients; chocolate, butter (wet ingredients) flour and sugar (dry ingredients).

It is also about finding a happy medium of temperature. Baking at a lower temperature of 160C allows the inside to set and become fudgy without drying out the outside. On the other hand, baking at a higher temperature creates that all important crackly crust. The issue with drying on the outside is that it starts to enter cakey territory at the edges. We aim to hit the sweet spot of both these scenarios, beginning at a lower temperature for most of the bake, with a boost nearer the end to create the crust.

Recipe for gluten free brownie

The recipe we have come up with for our gluten free brownie aims to be solid, yet not cakey, and fudgy rather than squidgy.

150g 50% chocolate

75g 70% chocolate

150g unsalted butter

3 large eggs

225g caster sugar

90g gluten free flour blend (see above)

20g cocoa powder

  1. Grease and line a 20cm square baking pan.
  2. Pre heat the oven to 160C.
  3. Place the butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and melt.
  4. Turn off the heat, remove the bowl, and stir in the chocolate until it melts. It should melt in the heat of the butter, but if not just put the bowl back over the hot water.
  5. Leave aside to cool.
  6. Using an electric beater at high speed (free standing or handheld) whisk the eggs and sugar together for about 7 minutes or until they triple in volume and become pale and fluffy. Whisk in the chocolate mixture at a slower speed until combined.
  7. Very gently, fold in the flour, salt, and cocoa powder until just combined.
  8. Pour the batter into your prepared tin and bake on the centre shelf for 15 minutes at 160C, then turn up the heat to 180C and bake for a further 8 minutes. When you insert a skewer, it should come out with just a little of the mixture sticking to it.
  9. Leave to cool completely in the tin, before turning out and slicing. It is best left overnight in the fridge before eating, in order to let the slightly sandy texture of the rice flour settle down.
  10. The brownie will keep in an airtight container for up to a week, in or out of the fridge. It is particularly good eaten straight from the fridge, and the texture improves with age.

 

 

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Gluten in Grains. Could Grain-Free be the Answer for Many?

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Gluten in grains. It is fairly straightforward right? By now we understand which grains contain gluten, which are gluten-free, and which are not even grains at all. Yet it turns out that it is not that simple, and that things are never quite what they seem.

In this article we delve deeper into the subject of gluten in grains and consider why, for many, going completely grain-free may be the answer.

The gluten-free gold standard

Once was a time when gluten-free wasn’t actually a thing for most of us. Unless blighted by coeliac disease or a severe allergy to wheat, we could quite happily have our cake and eat it.

For those who suffered from the consequences of eating wheat and associated glutens, it was necessary to follow a gluten-free diet. Which back in the day was a lot less complicated. Gluten-free alternatives were available, yet nowhere near as widespread as they are today.

The market for gluten-free foods (as oppose to naturally gluten-free produce) came about in response to greater demand from the coeliac community. The entire body of gluten-free literature and law was defined by the specifics of coeliac disease. Which is great. When it comes to the question of allergens, people need to understand the severity of such a disease.

What triggers coeliac disease?

It is widely accepted that a coeliac reaction is triggered by the gluten proteins in the Triticeae family of grains; wheat, barley and rye. Specifically, the storage proteins known as prolamines, and glutelins. The chemistry is complex, as chemistry tends to be, but it also involves levels of particular amino acids, including glutamine and proline.

The point here is that in many (most) countries the measurements that allow foods to be labelled as gluten-free are based upon these specific proteins, in accordance with the lowest levels that may trigger a coeliac response. So far, so good.

Gluten in grains

But here’s the thing. There is gluten in ALL grains. Part of the unique genetic make-up that defines a true cereal grain is the presence of prolamines. Those gluten storage proteins which help the seed to sprout.

In wheat, it is gliadin.

In barley, it is hordein.

In rye, it is secalin.

In oats, it is avenin.

In rice, it is orzenin.

In maize, it is zein.

And in sorghum, it is kaferin.

In theory, although the jury is still out on oats, other than the proteins in wheat, barley, and rye, none of these trigger a reaction in those with coeliac disease. Which is why rice, oats, maize, and sorghum, are all designated gluten-free. EVEN THOUGH they do actually all contain gluten proteins.

Can the gluten in all grains cause a reaction?

It must first be said that there are many good things about grains. We have no intention of vilifying any food and if you are considering eliminating any foods from your diet then it should be with good reason. Nutrition is rarely straightforward and there are times when the benefits can outweigh the risks. Careful consideration is key.

But yes, the gluten in all grains has the potential to cause a reaction. Each type is different, just as we are all different. Rice, for instance is considered to be the most benign grain of all. Yet some people do have an inflammatory reaction. Corn, alongside rice, finds its way into most gluten-free alternative foods such as pasta or bread, yet has a high protein content that has been shown to trigger sensitivities in a huge number of people.

It is now understood that what may be safe for many coeliacs, can indeed trigger a response in those with a gluten allergy, or sensitivity. And that the reasons that people seek out information, or gluten-free products, may not necessarily be confined to our current definitions and understanding.

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Is Rice Gluten Free?

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Is rice gluten free? The quick answer to that is yes it is!

Rice as a gluten free ingredient

Following a gluten free diet made up of nothing but fresh natural ingredients is pretty straightforward. Most problems arise when you stray beyond this into the realm of packaged and processed foods. Seemingly simple items may turn out to contain wheat in the ingredients, or at the very least come with the possibility of cross contamination. It has, for instance, become almost impossible to buy frozen chips without gluten as they are now invariably coated in some form of wheat.

Thankfully, many companies are now becoming more savvy about this and are using rice flour in their products instead of wheat.

Then there is cooking. Making a meal from scratch with a limited array of ingredients is not always easy. Suddenly, the simplest of things are off the menu and you need to rethink your entire recipe. Many of the sauces and condiments that we use to add flavour actually involve wheat somewhere in their processing.

Did it occur to you, for instance, that not all vinegar is safe for a gluten free diet? Luckily, rice vinegar is gluten free, and is far sweeter and less acrid than other types.

Gluten free pasta is much more palatable than it once was. Also made from rice, along with corn, some brands are almost indistinguishable from its wheat based cousins.

Rice noodles are the base of many authentic Asian dishes in their own right, but they also make a great gluten free alternative to wheat based carbs.

Gluten proteins in rice

Although rice is officially considered gluten free it does contain certain proteins that may trigger sensitivities in a small percentage of individuals. Rice passes the gluten threshold that is considered safe for coeliacs yet, as we discovered with oats, it does contain something known as prolamines. These proteins are are one of the types found in gluten and are known to cause sensitivity in some people.

This does bring into question the current definition of gluten free, and we may find that to be completely gluten free involves eliminating grains altogether.

But for most of us, rice is the ideal gluten free option. It can be used as a wheat substitute in a number of ways, making a gluten free diet more accessible to all.

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An Introduction to Gluten free Food

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Gluten free food. It’s everywhere right? Following a gluten free diet might look straightforward yet in reality is far from it. Ask any coeliac how difficult and restricting a diet that eliminates gluten can truly be and they will likely tell you that they wouldn’t wish it on anyone.

So what’s the deal with the whole gluten free thing?

What is gluten-free?

Gluten free, fairly obviously, means without gluten. Gluten is the collective term given to a group of proteins that are found within wheat and some other grains. Mixed with water they form a glue like substance that gives structure and elasticity to many of our favourite foods, such as bread and pasta.

The term gluten free usually applies to foods, but is also relevant in all manner of products including drinks, medicines and toiletries. Wheat, it seems, is EVERYWHERE.

Some people react badly to gluten.

1.Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which gluten triggers an immune response that damages the intestinal lining.

2.Gluten sensitivity shows up in symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhoea, and bloating, yet there is no damage to the intestinal lining and although the immune system may be involved is not considered an autoimmune disorder.

3. A wheat allergy is where the body creates an antibody to the glutens in wheat that triggers an immune response.

The solution is a gluten free diet.

Others choose to ‘go gluten free’ as they feel it to be beneficial to their overall health and feeling of wellbeing.

The gluten free diet.

The best gluten free diet is one made up of only fresh natural gluten free foods. Not only is it the healthiest way to eat, but is also the most cost effective. Yet for most of us this is neither practical nor desirable. A huge proportion of the foods we eat are processed. This may conjure up a diet of TV dinners, but any ingredient that is more than one step removed from its natural state has undergone some form of processing.

Unless food is labelled as gluten free, there is the possibility of some form of gluten contamination. It is this fact alone that makes following a gluten free diet way more complicated that it may seem at first glance.

Foods with gluten

There are only a handful of foods (ingredients, really) that actually contain gluten, and they are all cereal grains.

  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • Rye
  • Triticale

Oats also contain gluten, and not just through contamination, but do not always trigger an immune response. Read our article about gluten in oats.

There are also several forms of wheat that you may come across. These include –

  • Durum
  • Einkorn
  • Emmer
  • Kamut
  • Spelt
  • Bulghur

Semolina is also made from wheat.

Naturally gluten free foods

Most unprocessed foods are gluten free. This includes –

  • fruits and vegetables
  • beans and legumes
  • nuts and seeds
  • eggs and dairy
  • meat, fish and poultry

With the exception of cereals and grains, that’s all the major food groups right there. Yet building a diet without grains is surprisingly hard. Not to mention that the nutrition they provide is a vital part of our diet. So here’s some gluten free alternatives –

  • amaranth
  • arrowroot
  • buckwheat
  • corn
  • flax
  • millet
  • quinoa
  • rice
  • sorghum
  • soy
  • tapioca
  • teff

You can find out more in our guide to gluten free grains.

But even if you cook everything that passes your lips, from scratch, keeping your diet entirely gluten free is a minefield.

Gluten in foods

Some foods with gluten are really obvious. Bread, or biscuits, and pasta all spring to mind. Then there are those foods that are only obvious when you think about it. Granola, or muesli, for example. After that, the list gets more and more obscure. From the wheat used in the production of soy sauce, down to the wheat derivative used as filler in your everyday painkiller, chances are that somewhere in the chain wheat may have been involved.

And that’s before the possibility of cross contamination, or derivatives of derivatives. Yeap, some things contain things that contain things that contain things that were made of wheat. Luckily, even the smallest of obscurities should show up on the label. Not everything does, but we are getting better and better at traceability and allergen labelling.

So where does the gluten in our food come from?

  1. Prepared foods or products that have gluten containing ingredients.
  2. Food that has been prepared or processed in an area that also prepares or processes foods that contain gluten (cross contamination).

Here are just a few examples of foods that often contain gluten –

  • beer
  • breakfast cereal
  • gravies
  • lollies and sweets
  • plant-based meats/fish
  • processed meat
  • salad dressing
  • sauces
  • soft drinks
  • packet rice mixes
  • potato crisps and snacks
  • ready to roast chicken
  • soups

Choosing gluten free products

Choosing the gluten free products that are right for you involves an understanding of two key things.

  1. Your own levels of gluten sensitivity.
  2. How foods are labelled.

Some people, regardless of their specific issues with gluten, are more sensitive than others. Some, for instance, will be triggered by the specific glutens in oats whilst another may not. There are those with coeliac disease who may react to a threshold of gluten below the recommended amount in gluten free products. Certain additives derived from wheat yet not labelled as allergens may be fine for many people yet not for others.

The first rule of gluten free food is ALWAYS CHECK THE LABEL.

Allergen labelling and gluten free foods

There are two levels of labelling in gluten free foods.

The first is certified gluten free. Foods that are labelled as gluten free have to meet a certain standard and are (by law) measured for the amount of gluten they contain. This is measured by parts per million and the exact number varies country to country.

The Australian standard is pretty strict. To be recognised as gluten free the food must contain no more than 3 parts per million (ppm) of gluten. There is another level allowed by Australian law and this is ‘low gluten’ which can be between 3 and 200ppm. If you visit another country, then food labelled as gluten free may be up to 20ppm, which although considered safe for most coeliacs, this is not always the case.

The second is for those foods that are not certified as gluten-free, yet may not have not gluten-containing ingredients. Most of these foods will carry a disclaimer that they may have been contaminated with trace amounts of all allergens, including gluten. Allergens are present in bold in the ingredients list, and will appear as the ingredient (wheat, barley, rye, triticale) not as gluten. The more parts involved in a food processing chain, the higher the likelihood of gluten contamination.

Gaining gluten free certification is an expensive process that may be out of reach for many companies, so bear this in mind and factor in your own particular sensitivities when making your choices.

Hidden gluten in products

There is a third level of label deciphering that concerns hidden gluten. Whilst most components on the ingredients label will have their own separate allergens listed, there are still some sources that slip through the net. Certain additives will have wheat derivatives that do not show up on an ingredients or allergens list. The best thing to do is familiarise yourself with these using a reputable resource such as the coeliac society.

Gluten free food products

We mentioned before that some gluten free foods are more obvious than others. The most obvious category, and possibly the most missed when on a gluten free diet, are the traditional wheat products of bread, cakes and cookies.

Gluten free cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are certified gluten free

The category of breakfast cereals get slightly trickier. Cornflakes are made of corn, right? Well, yes they are but unless they are certified as gluten free then there may well be gluten involved somewhere. Then there’s muesli and granola which often have as many wheat flakes as they do oats. And speaking of oats, there is no such thing as gluten free oats in Australia because oats have particular gluten proteins that can trigger gluten sensitivity.

Gluten free granola

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And then there are lollies. Surely a handful of gummies is safe? Possibly not. The way that even the most seemingly benign of lollies is processed means that they can not be considered as certified gluten free.

Gluten free lollies

Our gluten free sour lollies are certified gluten free.

In a nutshell, so to speak, there is more to gluten free food than meets the eye. As much art, as it is science, it involves understanding your own body and keeping track of triggers and symptoms. Finding your way around food labelling is the key to success, and gaining as much knowledge as you possibly can about how our food is produced.

For those of you with severe gluten sensitivity then seeking out certified gluten free products is probably the safest way forward. You may need to shop around to find all the products that suit you.

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Gluten free grains – a guide

gluten free grains

Gluten is the name given to a family of proteins found in grains. These grains each contain different gluten proteins; known structurally as prolamins. It is these prolamins, and their particular composition, that can trigger the allergic response or sensitivity associated with gluten.

Does grain free mean gluten free?

But if gluten comes from grains, surely it follows that eliminating grains from your diet automatically means it is gluten free. Unfortunately it is not that simple.

For a start, not all grains contain gluten. There are many choices when it comes to gluten free grains.

Gluten contamination – hidden gluten

But wheat is everywhere. It can be processed in the same place as your gluten free grains. In which case, cross contamination may occur. For the coeliac, the merest trace of gluten is enough to trigger a painful reaction. If your gluten free product does not state that has been certified gluten free, then there is every chance it has come into contact with gluten at some stage of its journey.

Wheat may be an unexpected ingredient. Just because you would not expect a product to have wheat in its ingredients does not mean it has been made without wheat. So always check the label.

Then there are wheat derivatives, or wheat that has cross contaminated the ingredients of the ingredients. Sometimes the gluten won’t even be on the label.

A product that is certified gluten free will have been tested for gluten levels within the product and passed a certain benchmark. If it isn’t labelled gluten-free then there is every chance that gluten lurks somewhere.

Are oats gluten free?

And then there are oats. A point of confusion if ever there was one. Here’s the thing: oats have a very low level of gluten content, but are NOT technically Gluten Free. So in Australia oats cannot be marketed as gluten free. Strangely, in Europe, and in the USA, oats can be labelled as gluten free if they have not been cross contaminated by any traces of wheat or other potential sources of gluten.

But oats do contain prolamins. They are generally considered to be safe for those with gluten intolerance, but they are there and oats are NOT safe for coeliacs . You can find out more about the oat gluten avenin in our article ‘Gluten Free Oats Dont Exist’.

 

Which grains are gluten free?

When it comes to gluten-free grains there are many options. As standalone ingredients they provide great gluten free alternatives, yet rising demand has made gluten free products far more widely available. This means that you may find these grains listed on ingredients labels and it is always helpful to be able to identify them.

Is rice gluten free?

Yes, rice is gluten free. Brown rice is more nutritionally dense than white rice, yet white rice is important staple food that provides a cheap source of carbohydrate and protein. The husk of brown rice contains essential fatty acids that can help lower cholesterol, as well as fibre. Brown rice is a rich source of minerals, including magnesium which has been shown to help regulate blood sugar levels. Don’t forget other types of rice such as wild rice and red rice. They are both gluten free, and have impressive nutritional credentials.

Is quinoa gluten free?

Yes, quinoa is gluten free. Quinoa is not strictly a cereal grain, yet we group it amongst grains nonetheless. Regarded as a bit of a superfood, quinoa is not only packed with protein but contains all the essential amino acids, which is not unheard of but quite rare in the plant world. A great source of heart healthy omega-3 which is known to reduce LDL cholesterol, quinoa is also abundant in vitamin E and other antioxidant compounds. There are two types of quinoa; red and white. Red quinoa is a good source of anthocyanins, the antioxidant pigments that give red colour to plants.

Is buckwheat gluten free?

Yes, buckwheat is gluten free. Another grain that is not a true cereal, buckwheat (like rice) is is great for blood sugar control. A source of slow release carbohydrates, it also contains the duo of magnesium and manganese that regulate blood sugar levels. Buckwheat is also a rich source of fibre as well as essential amino acids. Another heart healthy gluten free grain, it is full of antioxidant phytonutrients. To prepare buckwheat, boil it like rice. It can also be sprouted and eaten raw.

Is maize gluten free?

Yes, maize is gluten free. Maize, also known as corn or sweetcorn, is actually a true cereal. Because we eat it in its fresh form, it is easy to think of it as a vegetable, but it is one of the world’s most abundant cereal grains. A gluten-free grain at that. In terms of the gluten question, think cornflour (and its variation masa harina) and corn flakes. Traditional stoneground masa harina, as oppose to the white powder we thicken gravy with, retains its rich nutrient content; including many B vitamins. Fresh sweetcorn contains soluble fibre that helps regulate blood sugar and also carotenoids that support eye health. And of course; popcorn.

Is millet gluten free?

Yes, millet is gluten free. Millet is a true cereal grain. A globally important food source, and not just for budgies, it is said to be one of the most easily digestible and least allergenic grains available. Rich in minerals and vitamins, high in protein, and a great source of fibre, millet may just be one of the most overlooked gluten free grains there is. It also contains tryptophan, the amino acid found in turkey and lettuce that helps promote restful sleep. Millet is sold as grains that can be soaked or roasted before boiling, and also as a flour. It can be sprouted for eating raw. And like many grains it can be popped or puffed.

Is sorghum gluten free?

Yes, sorghum is gluten free. Sorghum belongs to the same family as the millets, and is sometimes used (and even sold) interchangeably. It shares a nutritional profile with millet.

So, what grains do have gluten in them?

The gluten containing grains have all been part of the breadmaking repertoire for centuries. Barley and rye were being used long before it was discovered that wheat had particular properties that made it the ideal grain for baking. And THE staple food. It was advances in farming, processing, and manufacturing, that eventually rendered it unrecognisable, as well as possibly the most widely used commodity on Earth.

Is barley gluten free?

Barley does contain gluten proteins, known as hordeins. Barley is still unsuitable for those with gluten issues yet is considered to be far lower in gluten than wheat. It has a number of nutritional benefits, beyond a high fibre content, and is thought to support healthy gut bacteria. Some of the fibre content of barley is soluble, so it helps to maintain steady blood sugar levels and lower LDL cholesterol. Barley can be used as other grains, but is particularly beneficial when sprouted. Barleygrass is full of green goodness and antioxidants.

Is rye gluten free?

Rye also contains gluten, with prolamins known as secalins. Like barley it is not suitable for those with gluten issues, but does have lower levels of gluten than wheat. Rye is particularly good at controlling blood sugar levels and regulating the appetite. A nutrient dense, albeit gluten containing grain, rye has high levels of minerals, vitamins and antioxidant compounds.

Ancient grains

Strictly speaking, most grains are ancient as they have been around since man first started cultivating crops. Many of the grains we now see as commonplace but until a few years ago were largely unheard of have been part of traditional diets for thousands of years.

But it is our mistrust of modern wheat that led us to seek out alternative grains. Even rye and barley, which both contain gluten, have seen an upsurge in popularity. Many believe that the huge rise in gluten intolerance can be attributed to the protein content of modern mass produced wheat. And it is this that has placed grains such as sorghum and buckwheat so firmly on the mainstream table.

Yet when we talk about ancient grains, what we are generally referring to is particular types of wheat. The wheat that we now cultivate bears little resemblance to the wheat that we once grew. Our efforts to increase yield and provide resistant crops have resulted in a plant that has a very different DNA to earlier strains of wheat. Modern wheat is shown to have far more gluten proteins in its genetic structure, and many feel that this is causing the rise of gluten sensitivity.

Ancient forms of wheat do contain gluten, yet the molecular structure is different to that of modern wheat.

Is spelt gluten free?

Spelt does contain gluten. An ancient variety of wheat, spelt is more robust and harder to refine than wheat. It contains more soluble fibre than modern wheat and is efficient at controlling blood sugar and lowering LDL cholesterol levels. Spelt has more protein than standard wheat and is a rich source of B vitamins and minerals. The grains can be cooked like rice and other wholegrains, and is readily available as flour. Even with its gluten content, spelt is more easily digestible than modern wheat.

 

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Hinterland Bircher Muesli is a Healthy Cereal That is Perfect for Porridge

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Hinterland Bircher Muesli by Mulberry Tree is regarded as a healthy cereal that is ideal for porridge or bircher style of breakfasts. This healthy cereal will keep one individual sustained throughout the day. Hinterland bircher muesli is made up of high standard ingredients. Hinterland bircher muesli has superior texture and better taste as it contains considerable volumes and high-quality ingredients.

Hinterland bircher muesli can be eaten with milk, almond milk, fruits, berries and yogurt. A low sugar cereal, as it contains no added sugar, sweeteners, colours and other artificial preservatives. It has no bleached flour.

The ingredients of hinterland bircher muesli are organic rolled oats, triticale, rice bran, dates, dried apricots, raisin, pistachio, pepitas, hazelnut kernels, coconut flakes, dried pineapples, linseeds, dried currants, cinnamon. Hinterland bircher muesli is packed in zip lock bags which makes convenient and comfortable for the users.

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