So, what makes a good gluten free option? Wheat and some oats contain gluten and so some of the snacks that are in supermarkets will not be suitable for those following a gluten free regime. We at Hiya, do not use oats in our snack bars, but instead have opted for chickpea flour (gram flour). This is made from milled chickpeas and does not contain any gluten. In India, we use gram flour for numerous recipes. We use it in both sweet and savoury dishes and chickpea flour can make a great flatbread chapatti too! It is a great alternative to wheat, and once it is cooked or roasted it has a lovely nutty taste. The chickpea flour mixed with roasted seeds is what gives our gluten free and nut free bars that yummy nutty taste.
With that in mind, you can access more gluten free recipes on our recipes page. Most of these recipes are made with chickpea flour. Being homemade, you’ll know exactly what goes into each snack recipe and you can customise them with the flavours you enjoy most! They taste so good, you’ll never miss the gluten! They are also vegan, high fibre and low GI!!
Below are some other snack ideas too – hope you enjoy.