Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Banana Oat Muffins for any meal

Ingredients:

1 cup of buttermilk
1  cup of GF Uncontaminated Oats
1 1/4 cup of Brighterlife muffin mix (gluten free self raising flour)
1 large egg
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 ripe bananas

Combine the buttermilk, oats and the mashed bananas into a bowl and leave stand for one hour.

Preheat the oven to 160 oC.

Sift remaining ingredients into a bowl: flour, salt, sugar, nutmeg,cinnamon.

After the hour, add all ingredients together and mix thoroughly.

Line a 12 hole muffin tray with some paper liners and spoon the mixture evenly.

Bake for approx 12 - 15mins until just browned.


Topping:
Mix together 1 tblspn of philadelphia cream cheese, 1 tblspn of cream and a tablespoon of
honey.
OMG this is soooo delicious.

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Labelling of the Uncontaminated Oats in Australia

Australia and NZ labelling laws in relation to Oats

According to the labelling laws in Australia we are unable to label these Oats as Gluten free as they clearly state that products can not be labelled Gluten Free if they contain any ingredients sourced from wheat, rye, barley or oats.
Other countries such as the US, UK, Canada and Europe have all given these uncontaminated oats from GF Harvest in the USA a gluten free standing.  The reason being that research conducted in the USA with a test group of diagnosed coeliacs showed an outcome that 1 in 20 have a reaction to these oats.
Recommendations from North American associations included the following from the Canadian celiac association:

Clinical evidence confirms that consumption of pure, uncontaminated oats is safe in [limited amounts for adults and] children with celiac disease....Individuals... who...add oats or oat products to their diet must ensure that the oats...are free from gluten contamination....A small number of individuals with celiac disease may not tolerate even pure, uncontaminated oats. To ensure that persons with celiac disease are not intolerant to pure and uncontaminated oats, proper clinical follow up with the physician is advised when introducing oats to a gluten-free diet.

Please view recommendations from other associations here.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Sales of Uncontaminated Oats

In May 2009 our first pallet of GF Oats arrived in Australia.  We were all set to take this Oats to the Gluten Free Food Show in Brisbane when we received the call from Sue Shepherd saying that we were not allowed to take the Oats as they were deamed not Gluten Free here in Australia. This at the time was devasating but we kept our oats on our website www.wheatfree.com.au and our customers starting buying them and loving them.
The sales have steadily increased throughout 2009 and we placed another order for Oat which arrived in September 2009.
We have all our Oats in cold storage at the local Endeavour Foundation who do all our packaging and processing.  Sales continued but slowed considerably in the summer season.  During this time we have continued to spread the word about the benefits of these wonderful Oats to those who can not eat traditional oats because of the contamination found from wheat, rye and barley.

Our Oats are now found in local health food shops across the country.

You can try our Oats here...