My gluten and nut free version of granola

This recipe was inspired by holly’s toasted granola  http://hollyandflora.com/2014/07/02/toasty-whole-grain-granola-with-dried-cherries-dark-chocolate/

I have a wheat intolerance and a nut allergy so decided to adapt the recipe to suit me, this is my version.

RECIPE

1 cup of oats

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1 tablespoon quinoa

2 tablespoons of  treacle (cane sugar)

sea salt and cracked black pepper

1 teaspoon of mixed spice

1/4 cup of coconut oil

a packet of  mixed dried fruit, cranberries,blueberries and cherries

METHOD

1.  mix all ingredients except dried fruit

2. spread onto baking tray lined with greaseproof paper

3. bake for about 25 mins at 150 c

4. when cool add dried fruit

5. put into airtight containers

 

This recipe worked really well for me, I like the taste the mixed spice gives it and treacle is easier to work with than honey.

I have had some on it’s own and with yogurt both delicious.

The good thing is I can carry some in a small tub as a snack, to fight the hunger pangs.

Next venture to try a take on apple crumble using it as the topping.

Now that I have the basic recipe there is no end to the variations I could make. Different fruit , different spices.

nut-free-granola

 

 

 

 

 

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Wheat free crumb dressing

As a wheat intolerant I am always trying out new ideas, it is not easy in Tenerife to get wheat free flour, so I mainly use rice flour, maize flour or ground porridge oats into flour.

This is my take on turkey escalopes.

RECIPE

1 cup of ground oats

2 teaspoons of ground seeds ( I use sunflower and pumpkin )

1 teaspoon of fresh thyme leaves

1 table spoon of Parmesan or more if you like

1 egg

cornflour

METHOD

1. Mix oats, seeds, thyme and parmesan together in a flat dish

2. Mix egg in a flat dish

3. Take turkey escalopes ( thin pieces of turkey), and coat with corn flour, then dip in egg mixture then crumb mixture.

4. Put a knob of butter in a hot pan add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil. When hot add the escalopes not too many at a time or they will not be crispy.

5. They only take a few minutes each side, but only turn the once, so you do not disturb the coating.

I found this worked really well and tasted good, I think I will try it with other flavours like curry, and also experiment with different herbs.

You can use this coating for fish,  scotch eggs, chicken in fact any time you need a crumb coating.

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