1 Ingredient 3 Ways: Ancient Grain Flakes

If you need a gluten free cereal, Ancient Grain -based varieties are one of the most popular options. The trouble is that most of them are low in fiber since they are made from white Ancient Grain flour.

Freedom Foods Ancient Grain Flakes are different. Not only do they contain Buckwheat flour, they also add psyllium – the fiber -rich outer husk of a seed – to boost the fiber content.

You can of course enjoy them for breakfast but they are more versatile than this! Here are 3 ways to use your Ancient Grain Flakes:

1. MAKE A GLUTEN FREE CRUMB FOR CHICKEN OR FISH

What you’ll need

  • Freedom Foods Ancient Grain Flakes
  • Flat leaf parsley
  • Ground pepper
  • 1 egg or teaspoon of egg replacer
  • Chicken or fish fillets

What to do
Step 1: Add 2 cups of Ancient Grain Flakes to a food processor and pulse until it resembles crumbs. Alternatively you can do this in a large mortar & pestle.

Step 2: Tip the crumbs into a wide flat-bottomed dish. I also like to add some finely chopped flat leaf parsley to this mixture along with freshly ground black pepper.

Step 3: Whisk an egg in a separate bowl.

Step 4: Dip chicken or fish fillets in the egg and then in the Ancient Grain Flakes crumb mixture to coat.

Step 5: Lay the crumbed fillets on a non-stick baking sheet and bake in a moderately hot oven (350°F) for about 20 mins or until golden brown and cooked through. (Note that the thicker the fillets, the longer they will need to cook). Alternatively you can pan fry the fillets in extra virgin olive oil.

Step 6: Enjoy!

2. MAKE YOUR OWN GLUTEN FREE MUESLI

What you’ll need

  • Freedom Foods Ancient Grain Flakes
  • Puffed quinoa/amaranth/ /millet
  • Mixture of seeds (e.g. pumpkin, sunflower, chia, poppy seeds)
  • Nuts (e.g. almonds, cashews, sliced Brazil nuts, macadamias)
  • Your favourite dried fruit (sliced prunes, apricots, sour cherries, inca berries)
  • Yogurt or milk to serve

What to do

Step 1: In a large mixing bowl combine the Ancient Grains Flakes with puffed quinoa/amaranth/buckwheat/millet (or a combination), then add a mixture of seeds, nuts and dried fruit of your choosing.

Step 2: Store in an airtight container in a cool pantry.

That’s it! This makes a gorgeous, fiber and nutrient-filled breakfast. I love it topped with natural yogurt and fresh fruit, with a splash of milk. For those following a dairy-free diet, try with soy or almond milk and fresh fruit.

3. MAKE NO-ADDED-SUGAR DARK CHOCOLATE CRACKLES

What you’ll need

  • Good quality dark chocolate
  • Freedom Foods Ancient Grain Flakes
  • Dried apricots
  • Prunes

What to do

Step 1: Melt 7oz of good quality dark chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water.

Step 2: In a separate bowl combine 2 cups of Ancient Grain Flakes, ¼ cup diced dried apricots and ¼ cup diced prunes.

Step 3: Once the chocolate is melted pour over the dry ingredients and mix gently with a spatula, taking care not to crush the flakes too much but ensure all ingredients are covered in chocolate.

Step 4: Line a muffin tray with waxed paper cupcake liners and spoon the mixture into each case.

Step 5: Place in the fridge to set for about 2 hours.

2017-06-06T00:06:37+00:00 June 11th, 2017|Dr Joanna McMillan|0 Comments
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