Ever since Randy was diagnosed with Celiac disease, I am always on the lookout for new ideas for healthy gluten-free meals and snacks. The transition has been challenging, but there are tons of recipes out there that are both healthy and gluten-free. Here is one that I found on the Internet, and changed it up a bit. The original recipe was for gluten-free carrot cake in a jar, but I turned them into always ready snack cups, delicious! and you can put almost any kind of fruits and nuts in them as you wish.
I like to use 15 oz Salsa jar for around the house, and then I make some in plastic jars for Randy to take out on the boat. They are convenient, easy to make and always super-delicious.
Here is my recipe:
1) fill your jar about 1/3 full with gluten-free oats. You can also use Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, or
any other type of cereal, but I think GF oats work best. They soak up the goodness of the
2) Pour in milk to cover the oats. I like to use vanilla-flavored, sweetened soymilk, but you can use
regular milk, or almond milk. Be creative.
3) Add a layer of fruit. I like to use bananas first, but you can use anything, pineapple, mango, any
fruit that will stay together. I like to avoid soft fruits like watermelon or apples, which are
either too soft or turn colors after cut. I like to add a healthy sprinkle of cinnamon at this point.
4) Add yogurt till the cup is about half or more full. Once again, be creative. I use homemade
natural, pourable yogurt we buy down the road, but you can use greek yogurt (yummy!) or
any other kind of yogurt, plain or flavored.
5) now add another layer or fruit of a different type.
6) In between layers you can add sliced almonds, sunflower seeds, any type of nuts you wish to
make it interesting.
7) Top off your creation with two tablespoons of honey and a dash of vanilla.
8) Voila! Refrigerate and eat! You can make each batch according to what you have available.
Don`t be afraid to experiment and come up with your favorite recipe.
Feel free to sprinkle in dried cranberries, raisins, and any other favorite dried fruit you have in your pantry.