As it’s National Biscuit Day we are giving you our top 3 favourite nut free biscuit recipes for people with allergies.
This may come as a surprise to you, but the biscuit is not a modern invention, and has been a source of nutrition to many different people and civilisations through history. Throughout time, biscuits have been carried by soldiers, travellers as an easy, quick, tasty snack.
We all love a biscuit with our cup of tea or coffee – so celebrate the humble treat on May the 29th –National Biscuit Day!
They are fun to make, and nut free baking with children is even more fun, especially if you have a range of different cookie cutters.
To ensure you make gluten free biscuits, there are many different types of gluten free flour available these days, including, from our free from range, Creative Nature’s, Gluten Free, All Purpose Flour. We have lot of easy baking recipes for beginners and they’re also suitable for vegans which will be perfect for National Biscuit Day.
Here are our allergy friendly recipes:
Mother’s Day dairy free shortbread
If you need to bake some sweet treats for someone with food allergies then these dairy and gluten free shortbreads are perfect for just that and they are so easy to bake. This decoration can be adapted to any occasion.
Serves:16 Prep: 15 mins Cook: 18 mins
- 110g Dairy free baking spread
- 100g Creative Nature Gluten Free Flour
- 50 g cornflour
- 60g Caster sugar
- Pink fondant icing
- White icing pen
- Preheat the oven to 160 degrees.
- Mix the dairy free spread and sugar together in a bowl.
- Stir in the gluten free flour and cornflour until crumbly. Then knead with your hands until smooth. Cover with cling film and leave for a short time.
- Remove from cling wrap, and roll out the dough, on a surface dusted lightly with flour. Roll out to around 6mm.
- Use a biscuit cutter of your desired shape to cut out the biscuits. Heart shaped for Mother’s Day. Place in the oven for 16-18 minutes.
- Whilst the gluten free biscuits are baking, roll out the pink fondant icing and use the same shaped cutter as you used for your biscuits.
- Place the icing on top of the cooled dairy free shortbreads and write Mum, or what you want on each one with the icing pen.
Gluten Free Oat Gnawble Biscuits
If you are looking for an easy recipe with nut free chocolate then this recipe is for you as it includes our nut and gluten free Gnawbles.
Serves: 9 Prep: 40 mins Cook: 15 mins
- 115g Gluten Free Oats
- 135g Creative Nature Gluten Free Flour
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 35g Maple syrup
- 35g Coconut oil (melted)
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 2 bars of your favourite dairy free cooking chocolate
- 2 30g packs Gnawbles
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees (fan)
- Add your oats to a blender and blend until a flour consistency is formed.
- In a mixing bowl add your oat flour, gluten free flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well until combined.
- Add the melted coconut to the dry ingredients, followed by the maple syrup and vanilla extract. Mix well until a dough is formed, and use your hands to knead to make sure all the ingredients are combined. (you may need to add a few splashes of water if the dough is a little dry).
- Add the dough to a bowl and cover with cling wrap for 15 mins.
- Place your dough on a lightly dusted with flour, and roll out until the required thickness.
- Use a cookie cutter to cut out 9 circles and place on a non-stick or greased oven tray.
- Brush over some of your favourite milk to give the biscuits a lovely golden finish.
- Place in the oven for around 15 minutes, until golden brown.
- While they are backing melt your vegan chocolate, in a glass bowl over a saucepan of boiling water.
- When the biscuits are ready, remove from the oven and cool for around 10 minutes.
- Crush some Gnawbles.
- Dip one half of each nut free biscuit into the melted vegan chocolate, then sprinkle with crushed dairy free Gnawbles on the chocolate dipped side and place on a wire cooling rack. When they are all done, place them in the fridge to completely set.
Healthy Chia Seed Biscuits
These are a great healthy, nut free snack for school too and even an after school snack. There is nothing better than having something easy to bake.
Serves 8 | Prep 10 mins | Cook 15 mins
- 2 tbsp Creative Nature Chia Seeds
- 100g Raisins
- 250g Gluten Free Oats
- 120g Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- ½ tsp Salt
- 1 splash of vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp Golden Syrup
- 125g Plant based milk of your choice
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees fan.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, flour, chia seeds, brown sugar, salt, baking soda and vanilla extract, mix well until all is combined
- On a low heat pour your milk into a saucepan and simmer, once it begins to simmer add in the golden syrup and take it off heat, mix well together.
- Pour the milk and golden syrup into the mixture and mix well until it begins to form a dough like texture.
- On a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper take a tsbp of the mixture and place on to the baking tray. You should be able to make up to 8 cookies.
- Place in the oven for 15 mins until golden brown.
Another time to eat the nut free biscuits and free from shortbread you bake will be at the Platinum Jubilee tea parties that will be taking place at the beginning of June, to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years as our queen.
Planning your tea party:
If you are planning your own tea party, you can take control of all of the food eaten, and ensure that if anyone has allergies, they are catered for, we have lots of allergy friendly recipes on our website.
If, on the other hand, you are joining a street tea party, or a community tea party, it is worth taking your own plate of ready prepared food with you.
What does a tea party menu usually include?
- Tea to drink is a must, although for special tea parties, some prosecco might create more of a celebratory feel.
- Finger sandwiches – basically, sandwiches with the crust cut off, and sliced into more delicate sizes. The fillings can be anything you enjoy and are allergen free.
- Savoury scones
- Fruit scones with jam
- Mini quiches
- A selection of mini gluten free cakes and biscuits. You could make the Mother’s Day Shortbread/Cookies with Crowns drawn on them instead of Mum, if you are going to celebrate the jubilee.
Creative Nature has a great free from range of baking mixes that you could bake ready for your tea party.