8 ways to cook with Nestle’s new Gluten free cereal

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We’ve never tried gluten free cereal in our family, never had a need to. No one is gluten intolerant, however it does make me wonder – what would like be like if we were? I mean have you ever stopped to think how much of your daily meals contain gluten?

If you’re not intolerant, I can imagine the answer is no. My best friend Kate is allergic to nuts, yet I frequently forget and offer her food that I haven’t checked, food that I have prepared and I’ve forgotten contains nuts. It’s not that I’m a bad friend (maybe a little?) but I just don’t have to deal with it on a continual basis, so I just don’t think.

When Nestle got in touch to ask me if I would like to write some unique recipes for them, using their new gluten free cereal, I was super honoured. I love to cook and bake, it is a passion that has been passed down from my mother and in truth I really wish its a love that I could indulge more often. So, writing recipes, especially for such a well known brand (and when I’m not a food blogger) was a really huge pleasure… I had to act quickly mind, because the boys descended on the cereals like a pack of rabid dogs, with Reuben offering his seal of approval in the form of smashing through three bowls for breakfast. Which in all honesty is fine by me as Nestlé GoFree™ Rice Pops and Coco Rice are fortified with B-vitamins, folic acid and iron, so they make a much healthier breakfast or snack than the usual sausage rolls or crisps that the boys request.

I was given some inspiration by three rather delicious recipes written by celebrity chef Phil Vickery, which you can find here:

  1. Nestle Avocado on Toast
  2. Nestle Pancakes
  3. Nestle Cake

I then went away and thought about our own family, the things that I love and that the kids eat on a frequent basis and I came up with the following, a mixture of desserts, snacks and dinner time treats.

Nestle Gluten free southern fried chicken strips

  • 3 cups Nestle Gluten free rice pops
  • 2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 500ml milk
  • 2 large chicken breasts, sliced into long strips
  • 1 egg, beaten

Put the rice pops, pepper, salt and cayenne pepper in a food processor and blend until the mix is like very find sand. Set aside.

Place the chicken and milk in a bowl and marinade for 2-3 hours. Take the chicken and milk, place in a saucepan and boil until the chicken is cooked. Once cooked, take the chicken out of the milk, allow to cool slightly then dip into the egg followed by the rice pop mixture. Repeat once, you should have a good coating.

Fry on each side for approximately 2-3 minutes until the costing is golden.

To make this less spicy for kids, use a 1/2 tsp of paprika instead of cayenne.

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Nestle Gluten free no bake chocolate peanut butter cheese cake

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For the base:

  • 4 cups Nestle gluten free chocolate rice pops
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 1 healed tbsp peanut butter

For the cheesecake:

  • 2 X 200g cream cheese packs – supermarket brand is fine
  • 560ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 packet of mini Reece’s peanut butter cups
  • 2/3 cup icing sugar

Glaze:

  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 1- 2 tbsp cream
  • 50g butter.

I used my food processor to crush the rice pops up, you are aiming for lumpy and crunchy not fine powder, so don’t over do it. I then added it to a bowl with the butter and peanut butter. I used a 23cm spring form tin, for quite a wide cake. Push the base into the cake tin and then pop it in the fridge while you with the cheese filling.

Whip up the cream (again, food mixer for me!) then combine the whipped cream, icing sugar, cream cheese, lemon juice and the full packet of peanut butter cups. Add to the base and smooth over and chill for 3 hours at least.

To make the glaze, melt your chocolate then stir in the butter and cream – this will cool the melted chocolate and form a tepid but pourable glaze. Pour over the cheesecake once cool and then refrigerate for another 1-2 hours.

 

So delicious, and a great dessert for those avoiding gluten!!

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Nestle Gluten free chicken and broccoli bake

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This was one of my favourite recipes as a child but with a gluten free twist. The original recipe is here, my mum used to make it when I was a child and I always loved it.

Here’s how to do it:

  • 3 chicken breasts, sliced into big-ish chunks (all about the technical terms over here!)
  • 1 tin of cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 heaped tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1teaspoon mild curry powder
  • 1/2 head of broccoli
  • 2-3 cups of Nestle gluten free rice pops, blitzed in the food processor to make breadcrumb consistency crumb
  • 100g grated cheddar.

Preheat the oven to GM7.

Fry the chicken on a mid-high heat to brown, then place in a deep baking dish. In a jug mix the tin of soup, Mayo and curry powder together, and pour over the chicken. Pre cook you broccoli in a bowl of water for 8 minutes (blanched).

Add in the broccoli, stir to mix all up. Mix the cereal and cheese together and top the chicken mix.

Bung in the oven for 40-45 minutes.

Devour with potatoes or rice. Serious NOM-fest!!

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Nestle Gluten free “breaded” fish bites

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  • 3 cups Nestle Gluten free rice pops
  • 300g fish, cut into strips or chunks (we use cod but you could use anything chunky – salmon, monk fish etc!)

Pre heat the oven to GM6.

Place the rice pops in a bowl, and use the butt of a rolling pin to smash them down the a crushed consistency. You don’t want them to be *quite* sand blitzed but you also don’t want them to be too crunchy.

Take your fish, roll in the crumbs. You can add an egg to this recipe and do a “double dip” so into the egg, into the crumbs again.

Bake for 20 minutes.

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Nestle Gluten free Chocolate after school bites

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A variation on the old rice crispy cakes, but slightly less kids baking and more afternoon tea with the girls.

  • 4 cups Nestle gluten free chocolate rice pops
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 75g butter
  • 1-2tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 cup Mixed fruits (optional)

Blitz the chocolate rice pops in a food processor until they are a smashed consistency. Don’t over do it or they will end up like sand, you still want a bit of crunch.

Add the butter, golden syrup, cocoa and mixed fruits if using.

Mix together and then push into a baking tray to form a 2 inch layer. Refrigerate for approx 1 hour and then cut into bite sized squares. Ideal for an after school treat!

Hope you try these out – I had a blast writing them!

H x

P.s – Just in case you were wondering, I checked to make sure that all the ingredients I used were gluten free and approved by Coeliac UK (which Nestle GoFree has been). You can grab Nestle GoFree cereals at  Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Ocado.

27 Comments

  1. September 9, 2017 / 8:16 am

    I am making the cheesecake today?? will tag you on insta.

  2. August 18, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    This look ridiculously yummy. I’ve done rice crispie chicken before but it’s so worth tying again. Defo gonna try all of these ?

    Pinned and retweeted so I can find them easily ?

  3. September 12, 2016 / 1:28 am

    Wow I’d never have thought you could make so many different dishes using a cereal! xxx

  4. September 11, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    So tempting to try all, especially the Gluten free no bake chocolate peanut butter cheese cake

  5. September 10, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    The peanut butter cheese cake looks amazing and we love it’s ‘No Bake”. Some great recipes here!

  6. September 10, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    I didn’t know they had gluten free cereal, my cousin will be so please. I need to share this post with her,

  7. September 10, 2016 / 6:35 pm

    These recipes have all got me drooling! I am so hungry, They would be so useful for anyone who has gluten intolerance.

  8. September 10, 2016 / 6:15 pm

    I love this lost! My friend eats a gluten free diet and I never know what to cook for her. Thanks for the inspiration x

  9. Hannah
    September 10, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    Well I’m officially hungry now! Pass me a plate X

  10. September 10, 2016 / 10:09 am

    I’ve never actually thought about cooking with ceramic before but it sounds like some great recipes you have! I especially love the sound of the chicken strips.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

  11. September 10, 2016 / 7:44 am

    What a clever way to use cereal! Very creative ways to make such great recipes. I love the Nestle gluten free cereals… they are still super tasty.

  12. September 9, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    I’ve heard of chicken strips made with cereal before and always wondered how it was done, I need to try it! I also wouldn’t mind trying those chocolate bites!

  13. Sarah (Mum x3x)
    September 9, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    Oh wow! Everything looks amazing. The Gluten free cheesecake… YUM! I am trying so hard to be as gluten free as I possibly can so these are really helpful recipes, thank you for sharing. xx

  14. September 9, 2016 / 11:57 am

    The cheesecake looks just incredible and I love that it is no bake too x

  15. September 9, 2016 / 10:16 am

    That crispy chicken ha my spirit meal!! Deffo trying that out! Freddie is allergic to dairy and there so many things that it’s hidden in, the same with gluten. That cheesecake tho.. Aza :mrgreen:

  16. September 8, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    Ooh these are such clever ways to use those rice pops. I’d love to try them with your chicken and broccoli recipe.

  17. September 8, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    Im actually amazed withh all the things you can do! All the recipes look so yummy, oh that cheesecake……

  18. September 8, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    Oh wow these are all awesome ideas and they all look so Delicious!! I should really give these a try!

  19. September 8, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    Oh the chocolate peanut butter cake sounds amazing, I love anything with peanut butter in it x

  20. September 8, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    That cheesecake looks amazing. Great to know that you can get Gluten free cereal from a fab brand name

  21. nicol
    September 8, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    i never knew they had released a gluten free cereal. everything looks so delish. not sure what to start making!

  22. September 8, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    I love southern fried chicken so will definitely be giving this a try (and I might have a cheeky go at the cheesecake too) x

  23. September 8, 2016 / 11:32 am

    That peanut butter cake is so scrumptious looking!

  24. September 8, 2016 / 11:19 am

    The after school bites are talking to me right now, I’ve read that a few people think gluten free is just pointless but I notice the difference when I eat gluten free plus it’s great for those who have an allergy to gluten x

  25. September 8, 2016 / 11:16 am

    The bread and fish looks fantastic! I would have never thought touse GF rice pops instead of breadcrumbs

  26. September 8, 2016 / 11:00 am

    Oh those recipes all look so tasty! And so handy if you are intolerant to gluten. The cereals alone would be handy. I need to try that cheese cake one!

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