Thursday, 23 June 2016
Lizi's gluten free granola
Lizi makes a very good point. Although oats are, of themselves, a naturally gluten free food, the problem can arise should oats become contaminated with other crops that do contain gluten.
Also, some companies that produce oat-based granolas and other breakfast foods add other grains that do contain gluten into their recipe.
The ingredients of Lizi Shaw's granola are as follows:
Rolled-oats, rapeseed oil, desiccated coconut, fructose, black treacle, chicory fibre, cashew nut pieces, pumpkin seeds, suinflower seeds, golden linseeds, chopped almonds, chopped walnuts and chopped hazelnuts.
Lizi also makes the point that oats contain a protein called avenin, to which some people might be sensitive.
The product is suitable not only for vegetarians but also for vegans and the product is GMO-free.
So, that's some of the technical details out of the way. So, what is the product like?
It's softer than many granolas. With some granolas older people with teeth that are way past their use by date find it a nerve racking experience as some granolas are a bit hard on the teeth and elderly fillings have been known to go ping! with some of the harder, perhaps over-baked types of granolas.
But that certainly is not the case with Lizi's gluten free Granola.
It is obvious that you are eating an oat-based product, which is, in my opinion, a good thing. There is a perfect balance between the flavours of the oats and the other ingredients.
Combined together this is an excellent breakfast meal. And yes, admittedly, it makes a good supper, too!
You can buy Lizi's entire granola range direct at https://www.lizis.co.uk.
At present the price for the gluten free granola is £2.99 for a 400g packet.