Gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, provides stretchiness to dough. However, it can be challenging to digest, not only for those with celiac disease. As someone who feels better avoiding glutenous products, I’ve often struggled to find delicious gluten-free alternatives. While many gluten-free products disappoint, I’ve managed to discover some hidden gems, including cereals, crackers, and cookies that offer great taste. Unfortunately, finding gluten-free cakes and bread that are enjoyable remains a challenge. In this article, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite new gluten-free products that are sure to satisfy your cravings.
Deliciously Ella’s New Granola and Muesli Range
Deliciously Ella, known for their cafes in central and south London, has introduced an excellent and highly recommended granola and muesli range. Available both online and in grocery stores, these three cereals are worth trying. The Bircher Muesli, made with fine oats, requires just two minutes of soaking in a milk product or juice. I was impressed with the flavor and texture, especially with the addition of apple, raspberries, and sunflower seeds. The two granola options, “Original” and “Nutty,” are equally delightful. “Original” combines toasted oats, raisins, coconut chips, almond flakes, and pumpkin seeds, while “Nutty” features a blend of hazelnuts, almonds, and cashews. To enhance the experience, try adding a spoonful of cashew butter on top. The founder of Deliciously Ella, Ella Mills, has a well-documented story of how her plant-based diet and lifestyle changes transformed her health and led to the creation of the Deliciously Ella brand.
Rhythm108 Gluten-Free Ooh La La Tea Biscuits
Among the various biscuits and cakes I’ve tried, the Swiss-made Rhythm108 Ooh La La tea biscuits were the only ones that truly stood out. These organic oat biscuits made with oat flour, coconut oil, and coconut flower sugar come in four irresistible flavors: lemon and ginger, chocolate and hazelnut, coconut, and almond. Sold in small bags containing two biscuits, these round treats make for a delicious and somewhat virtuous snack, with each serving weighing in at 128 calories for 24 grams.
Clearspring Buckwheat Porridges
Clearspring offers a range of gluten-free power porridges made with nutty buckwheat flakes, wholegrain white quinoa, and chia seeds, which are naturally rich in Omega 3. These instant buckwheat porridges come in two variations, one including coconut and flaxseeds. While not as enjoyable as regular oatmeal, buckwheat provides a reasonable and potentially more nutritious substitute, particularly for those aiming to completely avoid gluten.
Nutri-Brex Granola and Cereal
Nutri-Brex offers a vibrant range of gluten-free cereals that not only taste great but also come in eye-catching packaging. Their gluten-free alternative to wheat-based breakfast cereal, often referred to as “weetabix,” is made with gluten-free grain sorghum. The Coconut & Crispy Rice flavor is a recent addition that works exceptionally well. Additionally, Nutri-Brex offers two varieties of their versatile “5 Ways Granola” and an incredibly delicious wheat-free “weetabix” available in two flavors. Whether enjoyed as porridge, granola, bircher muesli, a topping, or in a smoothie, their granola products with honey, almonds, seeds, or hazelnuts, coconut, and quinoa are a delightful choice.
Nairn’s Gluten-Free Super Seeded Oatcakes
Nairn’s, a Scottish company that has been baking oatcakes, crackers, and cereals since 1896, has introduced gluten-free varieties of their famous oatcakes. Their latest addition, the Nairn’s Gluten-Free Super Seeded Oatcakes, offers a pleasant nutty taste, a satisfying texture, and a perfect balance of moisture. These super seeded oatcakes are made with wholegrain, gluten-free oats, and omega 3-rich seeds.
Finding gluten-free products that are both delicious and satisfying can be a challenge. However, with the increasing demand for gluten-free options, brands like Deliciously Ella, Rhythm108, Clearspring, Nutri-Brex, and Nairn’s have stepped up to the plate, offering exceptional products that cater to gluten-sensitive individuals. Whether you’re a celiac or simply prefer to avoid gluten, these gluten-free cereal options are sure to please your taste buds. Embrace a gluten-free lifestyle without compromising on flavor and enjoy the wide variety of delicious options available to you.