Traditional but gluten-free, healthier and tastier
We have to say a big thank you to one of our customers at Guildford farmers’ market who bought us a lovely linseed rock cake that he’d baked. However some of if us here have to be wheat-free so our present inspired me to create this gluten-free version. It was unexpectedly delicious and given enthusiastic thumbs up by everyone even those who didn’t think they liked rock cakes.
Made from oats and linseed these rock cakes are a gluten-free healthier alternative to traditional cake recipes.
Quick and simple,
As with most of my baking it is very quick and easy, and makes a great baking project for kids.
Healthier or sugar-free
These cakes are lower GI because they are made with oats and linseed as an alternative to wheat flour but you can also cut out the sugar completely, Feel free to use your usual baking sugar-free sweetener, I have tried both xylitol and erythritol both work well. Maple syrup, palm sugar or honey are all really tasty, healthier alternatives to to refined sugar and taste delicious in this recipe. To make it even better they are rich in ground linseed which slows down the rate you digest sugars which helps keep your blood sugar levels stable.
Lovely fresh healthy cake
Nothing beats that just out of the oven freshness and they are best eaten fresh on the day of baking but can be kept in the fridge for up to a week. So good and no one even thought they tasted “healthy” just nicer because not too sweet.