A while ago it was pretty difficult to find anything inspiring to have as a gluten free breakfast, things like eggs, toast or very bland cereals were often the case. As someone who actually enjoys eating breakfast in the morning it has been refreshing to see a burst of new gluten free offerings and convenience products available now. One of my favourite brands of late (and i’m sure a lot of other gluten free bloggers and fans would agree) is Perkier Foods. Their brand is bursting with fun, inspiring and deliciousness, and their tremendous packaging certainly makes them stand out from the rest on the supermarket shelves. I’m not saying looks are everything, but i would say it certainly helps bring some more positivity to the Free From world!
Perkier have a range of Breakfast options to choose from, Cereal Flakes (Fruity and Red Berry), Porridge Pots for on the go (Apple and Cinammon, Golden Syrup and Red Berry) and packs of Porridge (Gingerbread and Raisin, Apple, Cinnamon & Raisin, Red Berry and a superb Oat Free Apple, Cinnamon & Raisin; fab for anyone avoiding oats). I was kindly given a selection of these to review here on WB so lets get started!…
Red Berry Cereal Flakes – Gluten, Wheat and Milk Free
I was overjoyed to hear Perkier announce these, as i’d been longing for something to replace my Special K obsession days (i wasn’t dieting just really liked the cereal !). My husband and i tucked in and got through the entire pack in 3 days, mostly because we love our cereal but they are just really tasty. Some people may not like that ‘buckwheat’ taste but we found it went rather well with the lovely red raspberries in there. You can also make those naughty chocolate cornflake cakes with them ;)
5/5 from WB
Multi-Serve Perkier Porridge Packs- Gingerbread and Raisin & Red Berry. Gluten, Wheat, Milk and Egg Free.
I can’t express how obsessed i am with the Gingerbread and Raisin Porridge flavour that i’m almost tempted to say, if you buy anything it should be this! Lovely to have such a creative and tasty breakfast option without being TOO sweet. Aces. I’m still mastering the perfect porridge consistency with these and have found over the hob is best for me! 4/5 overall, 5/5 for the Gingerbread and Raisin flavour alone ;)
Perkier Porridge Pots- Gluten and Wheat Free.
These are so cute. I’m a real sucker for packaging. Luckily the contents are pretty awesome too! Great for if you’re a bit late for work, you simple add boiling water -cover the pot and wait a few minutes then VOILA tasty porridge! Best flavours here for me are the Golden Syrup and the Apple Cinnamon & Raisin. The raisins in the pot really make it super tasty! Can we please get these on aeroplanes and things?!
5/5 from WB. Now here’s a super quick recipe i made with these beauties…
Gluten Free Porridge Pot Pancakes
This recipe i thought was the perfect solution for a quick, and delicious weekend morning treat! With the Perkier Porridge Pots you can make Golden Syrup, Apple, Cinammon and Raisin or Red Berry flavour pancakes but feel free to adapt and experiment with any kind of gluten free oats and combinations you find!
1 Perkier Porridge Pot (or 65g of Regular Gluten Free oats)
175g Gluten Free Plain Flour
2 teaspoons of Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
1 Tablespoon of Golden Syrup/Honey (Optional)
Knob of butter
Pop the oats, flour, baking powder, salt into a mixing bowl and give this a very good whisk to ensure everything is evenly distributed.
In a measuring jug, add the milk, 2 eggs and golden syrup and give this a very good whisk too!
Add the milky egg mixture gradually to the dry ingredients, whisking well intermittently. The mixture will appear lumpy but keep whisking in between leaving it to stand as you make your pancakes.
Add a knob of butter to a very hot frying pan.
Using a ladle, scoop and pour into the pan small amounts of the mixture. (I’ve found it best to pour and keep your ladle as still as possible as you do it to get an even circle)
The mixture should cook very quickly (1min tops!), using a flipper or spatula, get underneath and flip them over. The other side should not take long at all. Repeat!
Lovely topping combos are:
Apple and Cinnamon porridge pot- Stewed Apples, Honey, Nutella.
Golden Syrup porridge pot- Nutella and chopped up hazelnuts, Grilled Peaches, Banana
Red Berry porridge pot- Honey, Lemon, Raspberries, Maple Syrup
I shall be revealing a competition on the Wuthering Bites Facebook Page shortly to win a whole range of these Perkier Breakfast Treats! Make sure you don’t miss out!
Products featured in this review were received complimentary but did in no way effect my opinion of the product, just good ole honest opinion!