Here at MOMA we know what a pest allergies can be when trying to keep your diet fresh, exciting and of course safe. For those of us with allergies, intolerances and extra special diets, the search can prove a little deflating. We’re always thinking of new ways for you to enjoy oats, so here's a selection of tasty vegan, gluten free and lactose free recipes.
Oatcakes (gluten free)
• 300g gluten free oats
• ¼ tsp gluten free baking powder
• ¼ tsp salt
• 25g butter or margarine (swap for dairyfree sunflower oil for vegan + gluten free)
Preheat your oven to a toasty 190 c / gas mark 5 and go all grease lightening on that baking tray. Coarsely blitz two thirds of your oats, then put them in a large mixing bowl and stir in your chosen spread. Slowly add boiling water to make a firm and smooth paste. Form into your desire oatie shapes and place onto baking tray. Bake in oven for 15 to 20 minutes until firm.
Tips: Get a little fruity and add in some dried fruit before your spread. Try cranberries and cinnamon for a pre-festive treat!
Super-oat bowl (gluten and lactose free)
• 40g to 50g of oats
• 100ml almond milk
• 50ml water
• 1 ripe banana
• 2 tsp of chia seeds
• ¼ tsp cinnamon
Pop the oats, almond milk and water in a pan and cook for 4-5 minutes on a steady heat. Serve in your favourite bowl and add the sliced banana, chia seeds and a sprinkle of cinnamon. To really pimp up this porridge why not add a sprinkle of toasted coconut and some mixed berries!
Carrot cake oatmeal (gluten and lactose free)
• 40g gluten free oats
• half a carrot, grated
• 1 tsp maple syrup
• ⅛ tsp cinnamon
• ⅛ tsp ginger
• ⅛ tsp cloves
• salt to taste
• ¼ cup raisins or chopped dates
Saute the carrots, maple syrup and spices over medium heat until the carrots begin to caramelize. Whip up your oats in a pan with 150ml of water or dairy free milk alternative. Once cooked stir in the carrot mix.
Tips: Serve with coconut and/or a further drizzle of maple syrup.
Baked oaty apples
• 2 large baking apples (cored)
• 1-2 cup oats (how oatie will you go?)
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• 2 tsp raisins
• 1 tsp vanilla
• 1.5 tbsp maple syrup + a little extra for drizzling
Preheat oven to 175 c / gas mark 4. Wash and core the apples. Place apples in a lightly oiled baking dish. Cook the oats in a pan with some water or a dairy free milk alternative, adding in spices and raisins. Then stuff the apples with the mix. Bake uncovered for 35 - 50 mins depending on the mightiness of your apples. Pierce apple with knife to test, liquid should be absorbed and oats should be firm.
Tips: serve with a drizzle of maple syrup, whipped coconut cream or non-dairy ice cream/yoghurt.
Let us know you’re favourite vegan, gluten free and lactose intolerant oatie recipes in the comments below or on Twitter at @Moma!