Apple Crumble is something most people associate with dinner and dessert. I made some last night as a matter of fact. As I was making it I thought these are the perfect ingredients for a delicious and nutritious sugar free breakfast for a winter morning. So I made some extra portions to eat either cold or reheated in the microwave for the morning. This particular apple crumble is gluten free, dairy free and very low in fat. I use cold pressed rapeseed oil. Cold pressed rapeseed oil has the same characteristics as cold pressed olive oil. It has a different flavour though and I prefer to use it instead of olive oil for sweet dishes like this crumble. If you prefer you can use cold pressed olive oil instead.
Festive Cooking during November and December
Thanksgiving and Christmas in many parts of the world are about festive meals and thereby festive cooking. The festive season is coming up and with it come many, many traditional foods and recipes that we associate with Thanksgiving and Christmas. The shops are full of sweet and savoury foods and dishes. If you are following a healthy or special diet that is gluten free, dairy free and free from meat except fish or seafood and most important free from saturated fats, lots of the products and foods that are for sale or on offer in restaurants or are handed out lets say at parties etc might not be for you. You might even wonder what you are going to have on the day of celebration as your new, traditional meal. When on a pescatarian, dairy free diet the traditional turkey or goose dinner is no longer an option.
Making Gluten Free and Dairy Free Breakfast Recipe
This is another Gluten Free and Dairy Free Breakfast Recipe that is compliant with the OMS diet and great for anyone who is avoiding saturated fats in their diet.
Gluten Free and Dairy Free Almond Pancakes without using Oil for Frying:
The OMS diet avoids frying with oil because of the changes that occur in fats as you heat them to very high temperatures. The trick to successful pancakes when avoiding using oil for frying is a good, non stick pan. I have also found American style pancakes a lot easier to manage than the bigger variety pancakes popular in Europe. It is quite easy to fry small pancakes without the use of any oils or fats which makes them ideal for anyone who is following a low saturated fat diet. The European pancakes then to be much thinner and bigger. They are usually about 8 inches in diameter and often served rolled up with various sweet or savoury fillings. The biggest pancakes prepared like that are French Crépes. They require a particular kind of pan though, so I won’t get into those just yet. The bigger and thinner the pancake the harder it is to prepare them without the use of fat in the pan. So for this recipe I’m making small American style pancakes made from almond flour and a bit of gluten free flour as well as egg white and soya milk. Because they are cooked at a lower heat and without fats in the pan they need a little bit longer to get brown. It’s worth making a whole lot (if cooking for more than one person) in more than one pan. They take a little bit of time to make but are so worth it! You can also store the pancakes in a fridge for a night or even freeze them and reheat under a grill or in the oven whenever you want a quick breakfast and fancy pancakes.
What can you eat for Breakfast that is Gluten Free, Dairy Free and ensures you stick to the OMS Diet Program?
The OMS Diet Program is a diet that is mainly plant based and free from all dairy products and saturated fats. It also avoids most other fats that are in any way processed or heated. The diet avoids omega 6 fatty acids as much as possible too. Seeds and most nuts, like almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts etc are fine to eat on this diet with the exception of coconuts as they have a very high saturated fat content.
What you eat for breakfast or what you have been eating for breakfast before you started a diet like the one recommended by the OMS Program probably depends quite a lot on where you live. Breakfasts can be hot or cold, contain cereals, protein, fruit and vegetables, can be sweet or savoury.
Today I want to give you an example of how you can spice up my basic dairy and gluten free almond muffin recipe featured in the previous post. This dairy free muffin recipe is for banana and walnut almond muffins. It contains no added fat. It is gluten free because it is made with ground almonds instead of regular flour and with that it fits for people who follow a paleo diet or grain free diet. The only fats in these muffins are those that naturally in the nuts as egg whites (as oppose to the yolk) contain next to no fats at all. Feel free to replace the egg whites with your favourite egg substitute mike flaxseeds and water. I prefer to use egg white because of they add an extra bit of protein to the muffins. This recipe also complies with the diet of the OMS Program.