Saturday, 30 August 2014

Recipe: Gluten Free Oat, Lemon and Chia Cookies + Freego Review

Yay to the weekend, yes I am working today but come 6pm I'm free as a bird not that I have much planned for tonight other then chilling at home but a quiet night in is fine by me! 

Today I have one more review for you before we say hello to September, this review is all about an online store called Freego. If like me you are gluten intolerant or you just like gluten free foods then this could be the site for you. Freego is a brand new business that specialises in allergen-friendly, healthy foods delivered straight to your door. They have lots of well known brands, some new to me brands, offering everything from baking ingredients to savoury snacks. I was lucky enough to get a £20 gift voucher to buy some products and try out the site. 

I found the site really easy to use and the products are great, with lots of choice to cover breakfast, lunch and dinner. After having a good browse these are the products I decided to try:


Red Mill Oat Flour
Red Mill Millet Flour
Doves Farm Baking powder

I chose the flours because I want to experiment with different flours and the baking powder because I have run out and its a store cupboard essential for me. 


dial Rice and Corn Tagliatelle
Meridian Green Pesto

I don't eat much pasta but I used to make a really tasty tagliatelle dish so I want to recreate a gluten free version and the pesto will go nicely. 


Meridian Almond Butter
Rebel Kitchen Chai Coconut Mylk

I have recently run out of almond butter so couldn't resist a new pot and the chai mylk I have wanted to try for ages so had to grab one of those. I can confirm the mylk is bloody lovely! 

As soon as my package had arrived it was a good excuse to get my baking thinking cap on and with these new flours to try out all I could think of was cookies! I also had some lemons that need using so this is what I came up with......


175g Red Mill Gluten Free Oat Flour
50g Coconom Ginger Coconut Sugar
1/2 tsp Doves Farm Gluten Free Baking Powder
100g Melted Lucy Bees Coconut Oil
2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 Large Lemon Rind and 1/2 the Juice


Pre heat your oven to 180.

Add flour, sugar and baking powder to a large mixing bowl and combine.

If like me your coconut oil is quite hard zap it in the microwave for 15-20 seconds then stir in to the dry ingredients. Grate the rind of the lemon into the mix followed by the juice, and the chia seeds.

Mix again then put the dough into the fridge for 10 minutes to firm up.

I then rolled out the dough and used cutters to make my cookies but you can just form balls and flatten in your hands if you prefer.

Place cookies on a parchment lined baking tray and bake for 8-10 minutes depending on your oven, check after 8 minutes. The cookies will be quite soft still but they harden once cooled so take them out and cool on a wire rack.

Enjoy : )

The oat flour works great in this recipe and combined with the coconut oil these cookies have a short cake consistency yum!

To round up I would definitely use Freego again the site is easy to use and you get kept up to date with the delivery by text or email so you know exactly when to expect your order. Go check them out and if you like what you see use the code: SparklesFree to get free delivery!


Have you heard of Freego? 


  1. Your recipe looks so delicious I'll try to do in my kitchen. I've been watching your shares. Teşekürler.

    1. Thank you and thank you for popping by x

  2. I saw these on your Facebook feed and thought they looked so tasty, yum!

  3. They look delicious! I have not heard of them before, but I tried that chai mylk in London the other week and loved it, so would be tempted to order some more from there.

    1. There were and didn't last very long that's for sure! You should definitely go have a look plus you'll get free delivery using the code!