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We’ve joined forces with some of the UK’s top bloggers to bring you ‘A Free From Christmas Feast’ including our Christmas Cranberry Crumble Bars!

Cranberry Crumble Bar - a delicious christmas treat that's gluten-free, nut-free, wheat-free, egg-free, dairy-free and tastes delicious! www.intolerantgourmand.com

There are many foods and ingredients that conjur up the image of christmas, and one of these for me is cranberry!

This versatile little fruit can be paired with turkey, chicken, red cabbage (recipe coming soon!), brussel sprouts, cake, muffins, salsa, chutney, pancakes and more. And now we've come up with a lovely additional recipe.

These delicious crumble bars are the perfect treat during the festive season! Perfect for afternoon treats, or even as a breakfast alternative, they work brilliantly with cranberry jelly. For a truly festive touch, you could fill with mincemeat!

Cranberry Crumble Bars

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Yield: 12 portions

You will need:

  • 4oz (110g) dark brown sugar
  • 5oz (150g) gluten free self-raising flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 7oz (200g) gluten-free porridge oats
  • 4oz (110g) dairy-free spread
  • 4 tbsp (55ml) dairy-free milk
  • 8oz (225g) cranberry jelly

Method:

Preheat the oven to 175°c/ 350°f/ Gas 4 and grease and line an 8” square baking tray.

Place the sugar, self-raising flour, baking powder, and porridge oats in a large bowl and stir until well combined.

Then add the dairy-free spread and dairy-free milk and continue to stir until you have a crumbly mix.

Turn 2/3 of the mix into the prepared baking tray and then press to create a flat surface.

Spread the cranberry jelly over the flattened crumble mixture, remembering to leave a 2cm gap around the edge so the cranberry jelly doesn’t escape during the cooking process.

Sprinkle the remaining crumbly mix over the top of the cranberry jelly, before very lightly pressing it down to stick.

Place in the preheated oven to bake for around 40 minutes, or until golden in colour.

Remove from the oven and leave to cool before slicing into 12 squares and serving.

Enjoy!

Cranberry Crumble Bar - a delicious christmas treat that's gluten-free, nut-free, wheat-free, egg-free, dairy-free and tastes delicious! www.intolerantgourmand.com 

What is ‘A Free From Christmas Feast’?

We’ve joined forces with some of the UK’s top bloggers to bring you ‘A Free From Christmas Feast’ including our Christmas Cranberry Crumble Bars!

Christmas is a wonderful time of year for Foodies. It’s full of delicious aromas, enticing dishes, and the chance to create some fantastic fayre. Sounds fabulous doesn’t it! Now imagine you are new to the free-from journey, and it can suddenly seem a bit daunting.

BUT, fear not, we are here to help!

How so?

Well, we challenged ourselves to put together an amazing collection of festive food to help you out, that just so happen to be free of the top 14 recognised allergens! We’ll be bring you enough festive recipes over the next 2 weeks to see you through the festive period.

Oh yes, we have delicious gin brined chicken from the lovely Mel at Le Coin de Mel, and it is to die for!!

The talented Vicki at Free From Fairy has shared a truly scrummy roasted carrot and cumin dip along with free-from breadsticks!

Our recipe features today, and then tomorrow, Emma from Free From Farmhouse will be sharing her festive recipe before passing the baton on to Jo at Paleo Crust!

Why are these recipes different?

We wanted to show you that you can create allergy friendly food that is still fun, simple to make, appealing and most importantly taste truly delicious!

One of the key things we are all working to, is that all the recipes need to be free of the top 14 allergens as recognised by the legislation that came into effect in December 2014.

Top 14 allergens

  • cereals containing gluten: wheat, rye, barley, oats (if not gluten-free)
  • dairy
  • eggs
  • soya
  • lupin
  • sesame
  • celery and celeriac sulphites
  • mustard
  • fish
  • tree nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecans, brazils, pistachios, macadamia nuts)
  • peanuts
  • molluscs
  • crustaceans

Hopefully this will mean that this project will help lots of you to enjoy lots of festive yumminess this year!

Meet the Team

Mel – Le Coin de Mel

Vicki – Free From Fairy

Nat – The Intolerant Gourmand

Emma – Free From Farmhouse

Jo – Paleo Crust

Grace – Eats Amazing

Nova – Cherished by Me

Ciara – My Fussy Eater

Renee – Mummy Tries

I’ll be doing a roundup post  next week, featuring all of the recipes and more so you’ll have lots of ideas to work with!

Have you got any recipes that I can include in my roundup post? I'd love to see them!

Cranberry Crumble Bar - a delicious christmas treat that's gluten-free, nut-free, wheat-free, egg-free, dairy-free and tastes delicious! www.intolerantgourmand.com

 

Cranberry Crumble Bar - a delicious christmas treat that's gluten-free, nut-free, wheat-free, egg-free, dairy-free and tastes delicious! www.intolerantgourmand.com

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Vicki Montague
0 # Vicki Montague 2016-11-30 16:58
Superb recipe! I love slices like this and I love the idea of mincemeat in the middle. Yum!!!
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Intolerant Gourmand
0 # Intolerant Gourmand 2016-12-06 21:12
The mincemeat version works sooo well!! :)
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Mel
0 # Mel 2016-12-01 23:48
Oh my oh my, these look delicious, and I can't believe how easy they are to make. Definitely going in my 'to try' board on Pinterest! I love our #FreeFromChristmas already!
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Intolerant Gourmand
0 # Intolerant Gourmand 2016-12-06 21:13
They're so quick and simple to make, the kids love them!! :)
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Eb Gargano
+1 # Eb Gargano 2016-12-02 15:53
Yum, yum, yummy!! These sound fab and delightfully easy. :-) Eb x
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Intolerant Gourmand
0 # Intolerant Gourmand 2016-12-06 21:13
Ah thank you lovely, they're really easy to make! :) x
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Midge
+1 # Midge 2016-12-04 19:18
YUM! I definitely need to have a go at these! Love cranberry jelly so any excuse to use it is all good with me!
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Ciara Attwell
+1 # Ciara Attwell 2016-12-05 11:27
These look so good! You can beat a lovely crumble at this time of year. Yum!
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Cherished By Me
0 # Cherished By Me 2016-12-06 22:41
Lovely recipe, I'm going to make these for my son when he's back from uni next week as he can't eat gluten.
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Jo
0 # Jo 2016-12-07 17:13
These Christmas snacks look so scrummy. Great idea nat jo X
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Nicola Young
+1 # Nicola Young 2016-12-08 09:41
They look amazing. Anything oaty and flapjack-like is a winner for me.
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mummytries
+1 # mummytries 2016-12-09 19:25
These sound fab hon!
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