Gluten Free Weet-Bix Slice {Giveaway}

Gluten Free Weetbix Slice

In the last six months my hubby, Paul, has had some belly issues. He had some pretty bad pain for a while there, bad enough that he took himself off to the docs to get checked out (that’s really saying something!). After a few tests and pokes and prods they came back and let us know that he’s just fine but more than likely has irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Maybe that’s the answer they give  you when they don’t know what else to say? Anyway, he’s been trying to eat a little healthier to help with this issue, which suits me just fine.

So, when Weet-Bix contacted me and asked if we’d like to try their new Gluten Free Weet-Bix it sounded like the perfect fit. You see Paul has eaten Weet-Bix for breakfast for as long as I’ve known him (that’s almost ten years now). But lately he’s been eating fruit instead and he really misses his cereal fix in the mornings.

Since our goodie pack has arrived I’ve been eating Gluten Free Weet-Bix for breakfast on my work days with milk and a sliced banana – it’s a perfect quick breakfast on a busy morning. I can honestly say that if I wasn’t told that it was a different product, I wouldn’t notice any difference in taste to the good old Weet-Bix that I’ve been eating since I was a kid. It’s slightly darker looking in colour, but otherwise, same-same!

I decided to put this Gluten Free Weet-Bix to the test and use it to make a Weet-Bix Slice. Do you remember this slice from your childhood? I do! This recipe is SUPER easy to make. Just don’t do what I did and travel in a hot car for an hour before serving it to party guests on a hot Aussie afternoon. Keep it chilled until serving time, mmmkay?

Gluten Free Weetbix Slice

Gluten Free Weet-Bix Slice

Ingredients

For the slice:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup rice malt syrup
  • 125g unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup crushed Gluten Free Weet-Bix ( 4 Weet-Bix)

For the topping:

  • 100g milk chocolate
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius. Grease and line a slice tin.
  2. Combine all the slice ingredients in a bowl then press into the prepared tin. Bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a bowl over a pan of simmering water until smooth. Pour over the cooled base and refrigerate until set. Cut into squares using a hot knife and serve.

Gluten Free Weet-Bix is made from sorghum grains, an ancient grainthat originated in north-eastern Africa.It has all the usual benefits of Weet-bix, it’s low in sugar, high in carbohydrates, a great source of fibre, Vitamins B1, B2 and B3, high iron AND it’s gluten free. It’s available from all supermarkets right now.

Gluten Free Weetbix Slice

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12 Replies to “Gluten Free Weet-Bix Slice {Giveaway}”

  1. I’m just wondering about the reason for using the rice malt syrup – does it make it more moist than using just brown sugar?

  2. If your husband has been diagnosed with IBS this weetbix slice is the last thing he should be eating…also you mentioned he has been having fruit for breakfast another No No if has IBS..he should try a low fodmap diet for about 6 – 8 weeks… just saying…

  3. Let me know if you’d like a recommendation for a great dietician. I did a low FODMAPs diet with her and feel much better when I avoid things I found I had an issue with. I also have a cookbook with a whole lot of info in it if you’d like to borrow it.

  4. I had no idea they had gluten free weetbix! I know my tummy does better with gluten free (although I can eat gluten just fine… I just know I feel a bit better) so I’m looking forward to trying this out :-) My husband eats weetbix EVERY SINGLE DAY so would love to see what he thinks of it, too :-)

  5. Malt syrup ( which is in the ingredients list.) is made from barley and is NOT Gluten-free. Just google it and you will see. Just don’t want ceoliacs making that ‘GF weetbix slice and getting sick. Thought I ought let everyone know.

    1. Hi Kathy – while true that malt is not gluten free, the rice malt syrup mentioned in this recipe is.

      The name ‘malt’ in this instance is referring to the process by which it is obtained rather than the barley-based product.

      As written, this recipe is perfectly sound as long as the chocolate used is truly GF.

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