A Nutritionists Easy Gluten-Free Cereal Slice That Will Have Everyone Wanting Seconds.
Gluten-free diets are becoming more prevalent in Australia as the number of individuals diagnosed with coeliac disease, gluten intolerance and/or a wheat allergy continue to rise.
With the advancements in the food industry and endless gluten-free alternatives now on the market, cooking nutritious, wholesome and delicious recipes has never been easier, or safer for that matter.
I wanted to introduce you to my all-time favourite snack – a gluten-free cereal slice. This tasty treat has made its way into my weekly meal prepping routine. It’s a great source of fibre, healthy fats and slow-release carbohydrates, plus it’s completely free from gluten to keep your tummy troubles at bay.
What makes this slice so great is that you can change the types of cereal you use to give it a different taste and texture each time you make it. My favourites have been gluten-free oats and gluten-free weetbix, but feel free to get creative and experiment with your favourite gluten-free grains!
You will need:
2 cups of gluten-free cereal of your choice. A combination of two different alternatives works best. Aim for high fibre, low GI options where possible. If you choose weet-bix, crush them in a bowl beforehand.
1 cup of natural smooth or crunchy peanut butter.
1/4 cup of liquid sweetener of your choice (I’ve used honey in the recipe demonstration).
1 cup of shredded coconut.
100g of melted chocolate of your choice.
Line a small-medium baking tray with baking paper, set aside.
Combine all the ingredients (except the chocolate into a large mixing bowl, stir thoroughly
Press the mixture into the pre-prepared tray. Ensure it is even by flattening it with the back of a spoon.
Melt the chocolate and drizzle over the slice.
Place into the freezer for 2 hours. Once the slice has set, take it out and let it stand by for 10min prior to slicing.
Slice into bite-sized cubes and store in the fridge in an airtight container for 10 days (given it will last you that long which in my experience is definitely not the case, haha).
Australian Dietitian (APD) & Nutritionist