Coeliac disease is a medically diagnosed condition of an intolerance to gluten in the diet. Gluten is the protein component of wheat, rye, barley and oats. In people with coeliac disease, after consuming gluten, the small intestinal lining (villi) becomes inflamed and the normal appearance changes so that it has a flattened appearance. A strict gluten-free diet can reverse these abnormalities, and is the only recognised treatment for coeliac disease.
Prevalence of coeliac disease is likely to be underestimated in Australia, and is probably in the order of 1 in 100, with diagnosis rates increasing. Coeliac disease also occurs in 10% of first-degree relatives. More than 99% of people with coeliac disease have the genetic profile of HLA DQ2 or DQ8.
2 cups Gluten Free self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon bi-carb soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 grated carrot
1 grated zucchini
1 cup of dates, chopped
1/4 cup walnuts
1/2 cup rice milk
90g lite Nuttalex melted
2 eggs lightly beaten
1. Preheat oven to 220°C and spray 12 x muffin tray.
2. Sift flour, soda and cinnamon into bowl.
3. Stir in brown sugar, carrot, zucchini, dates and walnuts.
4. Make a well in the centre, add melted nuttalex, rice milk and eggs.
5. Mix with fork until well combined.
6. Spoon into muffin tray, bake for 20 minutes.
7. Stand for 5 minutes before turning onto cooling rack.
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