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.read more
Switching to a new diet can be a challenge. If you decide to give up certain foods because they pose a health risk for your body, often nobody really tells you how to do it. Many times you don’t know what to eat instead. This is one story of how it can be done.
When I switched to the OMS Program Diet I decided to go for a clean cut from one day to another. I decided to give up all the foods that were deemed unhealthy. I decided to make such a radical change because I knew, if I didn’t empty my kitchen, hunger (or cravings) might tempt me to go back to eating the things I needed to give up in order for this diet to work. The biggest change for me was giving up all those saturated and unhealthy unsaturated fats that are hidden in ready made foods, snacks etc. I became an avid label reader. The first thing I did was to go through all the things that were in my cupboards. I looked at the labels (and cleared out) all those handy pasta sauces, pestos, thai spice mixes, biscuits (cookies), chocolates, muesli bars, muesli, crackers, most of the pre-baked bread products, canned soups and sauces (if they contained any fat). I said goodbye to the cheeses, yoghurts and other dairy products in the fridge. What I was left with were some staple basics like canned tomatoes, some chickpeas, a few beans, rice, pasta, a bottle of cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil and a lot of empty space.read more
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.read more
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.read more
Almond muffins are probably one of the very first gluten free and no added fat baking recipes I fell in love with. They are super easy to make and taste great. I enjoy them as a snack, a breakfast treat or even a dessert. Baking sweet muffins that I could actually eat, that followed a diet that was both dairy free and gluten free without adding any fats to the actual dough became possible with this recipe.
I love these almond muffins because they are loaded with protein instead of hi-glycemic carbohydrates and the fats in almonds are healthy fats too. As I engage in a lot of exercise I’m always on a lookout for protein rich snacks to help my tissue repair after exercising. As I follow a largely plant based diet I am also interested in protein rich snacks to supplement my meals.read more
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