Oat, chia and flaxseed breakfast muffin – gluten and dairy free


I have combined ingredients that have a real benefit for the body – some of which I have listed:

Flaxseed – high in fibre aiding digestion and helping to maintain healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels, omega 3, vitamin B1, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and selenium

Chia seed – high in fibre, omega 3, potassium, omega 6, calcium, copper, phosphorus and  zinc

Coconut oil – healthy saturated fat

Oatmeal – rich in fibre, high protein, low fat

Spices – ginger and cinnamon – both anti inflammatory

Oat milk – lactose free, low in fat, vitamin E, vitamin B, iron, calcium, zinc and magnesium

The combination also chosen to keep me feeling fuller for longer 🙂  I have used coconut sugar as the sweetener — very little.

Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4       Muffin tin – 12 bun


1 cup of gluten free self raising flour                            2 eggs

1 cup of oatmeal                                                                1/2 cup of oat milk

1 tsp ginger                                                                          1/4 cup coconut oil – melted

1 tsp cinnamon                                                                   1/4 cup coconut sugar

2 tbsp chia seeds                                                                 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

3 tbsp flaxseed


Put all the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly. Add the eggs, milk and coconut oil and stir until mixed. Divide between 12 the muffins.


Place in the centre of the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes – until skewer comes out clean.



Apple, cinnamon and sumac loaf (gf)

The flavour combination of delicious lemon from Middle Eastern sumac with cinnamon and apple really blend well in this loaf.


Prepare a 2lb / 900 g loaf tin

Preheat the oven to 180c / Gas 4


150 g gluten-free self-raising flour       120 g butter

130 g light muscovado sugar          3 eggs (2 if not using gf flour)

1 cooking apple – cored, peeled and finely chopped

2 tsp cinnamon powder    2 tbsp sumac


Put the flour, 2/3 sugar, butter and eggs in a bowl mix well until smooth. In another bowl mix the remaining sugar, apple, sumac and cinnamon. Add 2/3 of this mixture to the cake mixture and ensure all mixed in. Put the mixture in the prepared tin and place the remaining apple, sugar and spice mix on the surface of the mixture.

Place in the oven and cook for 30 – 45 minutes – until a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool before turning out.


Apple and cinnamon cake


170g gluten free self raising flour

150g dark muscovado sugar

170g butter

4 eggs

1tsp baking powder

2tsps ground cinnamon

2 cooking apples peeled, cored and chopped in to slices


Put all ingredients ( except apple) in to a bowl and mix. Once all blended stir in the apple slices.

Line a 20cm square tin and tip mix in.

Bake in the centre of the oven 180c / gas 4 for about 30 minutes 120416