Here at Flapjackery, we are proud of the fact that all of our delicious artisan flapjacks are made with 100% natural gluten-free ingredients. While oats are naturally gluten-free, we make sure to use uncontaminated oats to ensure that our flapjacks are free from any gluten-containing grains. In fact, we only use certified gluten-free oats in our recipes so you be sure that you are getting a 100% gluten-free flapjack! In this blog post, we will explain our reasoning behind our choice of ingredients and how this doesn't mean a compromise of taste, texture or flavour.
We want to cater for everyone! In the UK, there are an estimated 9 million people with a gluten-free diet. 1 in 100 people have coeliac disease, hypersensitivity to gluten, and around 20,000 have irritable bowel syndrome, which can be exacerbated by eating gluten. Recent research has also found a correlation between chronic illnesses, such as fibromyalgia, and gluten intolerance. Those eating a gluten-free diet deserve some treats too, right?
While most oats are gluten-free, they contain the protein avenin, which has similar properties to gluten. Not only this but many oats are processed alongside wheat and barley, leading to contamination. We make sure that all of our recipes contain strictly gluten-free oats. By keeping our basic recipe simple, with chunky gluten-free oats, the luxurious flavours we add to the mix really get the chance to sing, be that raspberries, honeycomb chunks or peanut butter swirls!
Gluten free food has had some pretty bad press. Even we have had some bad experiences. Ever tried a gluten-free meal to find it tastes stale or a little like cardboard? Well never fear. Gluten-free oats, much like gluten-free flour, have a sweet and nutty flavour, as well as a dense texture. Combined with west country butter, brown sugar and golden syrup you get the ideal chewy texture and taste that’s perfect for flapjacks.
The fact that our flapjacks have won multiple Great Taste Awards is a further testament to how scrumptious they are. Whether you’re gluten-free or not, we have delicious flavours to suit everyone’s palette. No more feeling left out with bland and boring treats, here at Flapjackery, we want everyone to enjoy little moments of sweet bliss! Below we share some of our most popular flapjack flavours that will show you how great gluten-free products can really taste.
Our delectable Apple & Blackcurrant Flapjacks are handmade in Devon with only the finest locally sourced ingredients. We have taken the perfect combination of plump, juicy blackcurrants and sharp, tangy apples and sandwiched it between our buttery flapjack base. We have then finished this deliciously fruity and moist flapjack with a generous yoghurt topping and blackcurrant swirl for decoration.
A Westcountry classic, our Clotted Cream Fudge Flapjack is handmade in Devon with only the finest locally sourced ingredients including Devonshire clotted cream. We have topped our delicious buttery flapjack base with a smooth layer of creamy fudge and a swirl of white chocolate for added luxury.
Flapjackery's answer to millionaires shortbread, ou Millionaire's flapjack is handmade in Devon with only the finest natural ingredients. We have topped our buttery flapjack base with a smooth layer of creamy fudge. We have then finished this flapjack with a luxurious Belgian milk chocolate layer.
Inspired by a classic British cake, our Lemon Drizzle Flapjack is handmade in Devon with only the finest natural ingredients. For a deliciously zesty flavour, we have added locally produced lemon curd to our buttery flapjack base and topped this with a swirl of creamy yoghurt.
Handmade with wholesome ingredients in the heart of Devon, this Salted Caramel Brownie flapjack features a rich, dark chocolate brownie, all on a creamy salted caramel fudge. This soft and crumbly flapjack has proven to be a ladies' favourite.