I mentioned recently that I had gone gluten free completely and although this is not much of a change for me, there is one lil problem I’m now faced with…
What do I eat when I’m on cash at work?
I used to make sammiches with my Ezekiel bread as they are more inconspicuous to munch away on while at work. I’m not a bread person at all and would much rather have the ability to bring a bowl of stuff to eat for lunch but alas, I’m technically not supposed to be eating at all while on cash….Ooops
This girl has to eat! So a sandwich it was.
I actually learned to quite enjoy my sandwich creations…
…but unfortunately for me, that bread is not actually gluten-free…It’s flour free and sprouted grain (which has great health benefits if you’re gunna go for the grain) but not gf. So there goes my sammiches…
Now you may ask me:
Why don’t you just buy gluten free bread?
Easy peasy answer!
Most are made of crap.
Sorry I’m Not Sorry for being blunt.
Rudi’s: Water, potato extract, high oleic sunflower/safflower oil*, rice starch, rice flour, evaporated cane juice (cane sugar), inulin, egg whites, honey, sugar cane fiber, yeast, molasses, sea salt, xanthan gum, flaxseed, millet, sunflower seeds, cornmeal, vinegar, natural enzymes.
Udi’s: UDI’S BEST BLEND (TAPIOCA & POTATO STARCH, BROWN RICE & TEFF FLOUR, MODIFIED TAPIOCA STARCH), WATER, NON-GMO VEGETABLE OIL (CANOLA OR SUNFLOWER OR SAFFLOWER), EGG WHITES, EVAPORATED CANE JUICE, TAPIOCA MALTODEXTRIN, TAPIOCA SYRUP, YEAST, FLAX SEED, XANTHAN GUM, SALT, BAKING POWDER (SODIUM ACID PYROPHOSPHATE, SODIUM BICARBONATE, CORN STARCH, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE), CULTURED CORN SYRUP SOLIDS (NATURAL MOLD INHIBITOR), DRY MOLASSES, ENZYMES.
Gluttino: Water, potato starch, canola oil, corn starch, tapioca starch, dried egg whites, rice bran, molasses, cellulose powder, yeast, inverted sugar, sugar, modified cellulose, sugar beet fibre, salt, xanthan gum, calcium sulfate, enzymes.
…All have random sugar added to them. YOU DONT NEED SUGAR IN BREAD PEOPLE! They also tend to have weird preservatives in the mix too. Maltodextrin, gums, inulin, cellulose gum, etc. I always say that if I wouldn’t bake or cook with a given ingredient that I shouldn’t eat it in a pre-made product.
Looks like I will be paroozing Pinterest for some gluten free bread recipes using actual wholesome ingredients…
Until then I needed a solution fast. Thank you Pinterest and Susanna over at TastyHealth for saving me last second when I needed to make my lunch for the next day at GoodnessMe!
Voila! Something easy to make and that I can eat. Score! 😀
I modified the original recipe a touch to meet my carbohydrate needs and in the end it turned out great! Here’s my take.
Gluten Free Oat Flour Wrap
1/3 cup gluten free oats (blend into a flour)
1 tsp psyllium husk
2 egg whites (1/4 cup)
~1/4 cup water (more if you want a thinner consistency)
1/2 tsp baking powder (optional, I didn’t use it)
Preheat a greased pan to medium heat. Mix all of this up and then add whatever spices/herbs you would like. I added garlic powder, dried parsley, chili and basil to mine. Pour your batter on the pan and smooth it out to the thickness and size you would like. Cook like you would a pancake.
Once it’s done, let it cool for a few minutes then fill away!
Here’s what it looked like fresh out of the pan. Sorry for the non pretty, on-a-paper-towel, picture, but it was early and I was in a rush.
- sauteed mushrooms and onion
- spicy grilled chicken
- wilted spinach
This wrap was super tasty. It has a great chewy texture and despite my filling being hot and liquidy, the wrap never split or broke. It’s a miracle! Don’t you hate that? I do! You can thank the psyllium husk (can find at a bulk store!) for that binding power. These wraps are also great because you can customize them as well.
- Change up the spices
- Make them larger (more oats)
- Make them lower carb (use coconut flour)
- Probably make them vegan with a flax or chia egg (I’m sure it would work I just haven’t tried that)
After devouring my lovely wrap during my hectic times at work during the lunch hour, I then had to Instagram my masterpiece for Kim (@pbeechie) and Angela’s (@angelamccafferty) #WrapItUpWednesdays contest.
This is also jumping into Kierston’s #RecipeFriday as I haven’t joined in on that partay in a while and I miss it! Thanks for the shindig FU 😀