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If you’ve recently taken a sensitivity test and found out that you’re sensitive or allergic to gluten, it might feel like you’ll now have to miss out on all the sweet-tasting treats out there. After all, the vast majority of them have some flour or another gluten source in the ingredients.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. With a little creativity and experimentation, you can enjoy the occasional sweet snack, and it doesn’t have to be the same 2 things either!

A Sensitivity to Gluten Doesn’t Mean the End of Sweet Treats

There is plenty of gluten-free recipe’s out there which you can treat yourself to. Those sensitivity test results doesn’t have to mean the end of enjoying your food. It could even lead to a better relationship with food altogether.

These delicious gluten-free oat bites are a for a soft, chewy and sweet treat that just so happens also to be vegan!

Ingredients

• 1 medium yellow squash (200g)
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 1/2 tsp liquid stevia extract
• 1/2 tsp natural butter flavour
• 1/4 tsp nutmeg
• 2 tsp granulated Monk Fruit Sweetener
• 3 dashes salt
• 85g cup Sugar-Free Maple Syrup (230ml)
• 85g gluten-free quick oats

Description

1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4 (180C) and line a baking tray with baking paper or a non-stick cooking spray.
2. Put the oats into a blender and blend until flour-like.
3. Add the remaining ingredients into that same blender and blend them all until smooth.
4. Next, refrigerate the batter for a minimum of 10 minutes.
5. Spoon the mixture into 8 equal balls and organise them on to the baking tray you prepared earlier.
6. Use the palm of your hand to flatten them all.
7. Back for 15 minutes and then leave to cool.

Whether you’re avoiding gluten for health reasons, or as a result of a food sensitivity test (or, intolerance test), you can enjoy these oaty bites guilt-free, gluten-free and animal-free.

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This article was written by Donna, our Nutritionist / Care Manager

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